(Notification) CSIR-UGC NET Exam For JRF December : 2011

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

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.

  • Junior Research Fellowships (NET)

  • Lecturers (NET)

Educational Qualification:

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 IMPORTANT DATES 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 by UGC.

Subjects of The Test:

The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:

  • Chemical Sciences,

  • Earth Sciences

  • Life Sciences

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

Age Limit:

  • 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:

Morning Session:

Subject Marks Timings Duration
(i) Life Sciences
(ii) Mathematical Sciences
200 9.00AM-12.00PM 3 hrs

Afternoon Session:

Subject Marks Timings Duration
(i) Chemical Sciences
(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
(iii) Physical Sciences
200 2.00 PM-5.00 PM 3 hrs

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 syllabus.

  • 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: www.csirhrdg.res.in

Examination Centres:

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.


  • General Rs. 400/-

  • Other Backward Classes(OBC) (Non Creamy Layer) Rs. 200/-

  • SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH ) Rs. 100/-

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