Council of Scientific & Industrial
CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 18th December, 2011
for determining the eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award
of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for
appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the
faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the
successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement
in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and
research, as applicable.
M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above, with
minimum 55% marks for General & OBC
candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped
candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had
passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991.
A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if
he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her
final year (Last Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent
Degree Examination in subjects mentioned
in para 2.1 above during the academic Session 2011-2012. Such candidates will
have to submit the attestation format (given at
the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute
over his/her signature and rubber stamp
(with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in
the final year(Last Semester where Semester
system is there) M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination. However, such
candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally.
They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able
to produce the proof of having passed the
Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the
requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated
time frame. Students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph D. program are also eligible
to apply for JRF in subject areas of NET. Their
eligibility for Lectureship will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down
Subjects of The Test:
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as
on 01-07-2011 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of
candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(Non Creamy Layer), Physically
handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).
For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.07.2011. No
upper age limit.
Date and Scheme of the Test:
The single paper MCQ based test will be held on Sunday,
the 18th December, 2011 as under:
|(i) Life Sciences
(ii) Mathematical Sciences
|(i) Chemical Sciences
(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
(iii) Physical Sciences
||2.00 PM-5.00 PM
Syllabus of The Test:
The question paper shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per
syllabus & Scheme of Exam.
Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects. This part shall
contain questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning &
Analysis and Research Aptitude.
Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional
Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the
Part 'C' shall contain higher value questions that may
test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of
the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a
candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the
solution to the given scientific problem.
Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required,
shall be applicable as per scheme of Exam. Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of
single Paper is given in the Information Bulletin for this test at Annexure
"A" and may also be seen at CSIR website:
The test will be held at 26 Centres spread all over India,
as specified below:
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guntur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur,
Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar,
Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.