NET Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship of Science & Technology

CSIR NET UGC (Joint); COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (CSIR) and UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC) will be holding NET (National Eligibility Test) Tentatively on 20th December, 2015.

CSIR UGC NET December 2015

CSIR Published a Notification through Advertisement No.10-2(5)/2015(ii) - E.U.II for commencement of CSIR-UGC NET December 2015. CSIR will hold the joint CSIR-UGS Test for determining the eligibility of the Indian National Candidates for the award of  Junior Research Felloship (JRF) NET and also for determining the eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain  subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology. The award of Junior Research Felloship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their admission/placement in a university/national laboratory/ institutions of higher learning and research, as applicable.

Important Notes

  • A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF’ OR for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates for ‘JRF’, or ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available & performance in the test subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criterion. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc. qualification OR under M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC.
  • Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF - NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association. The candidates declared eligible for Junior Research Fellowship under UGC scheme and Lectureship will be governed by UGC rules/regulations in this regard.
  • The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of March/April, 2016 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st July, 2016 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

SUBJECTS OF THE TEST: The Test will be held in the subjects as given here: 1) Chemical Sciences, 2) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 3) Life Sciences, 4) Mathematical Sciences, 5) Physical Sciences [*] Engineering Sciences has been discontinued from December, 2015.

Key Schedule of UGC CSIR NET December 2015
Date of Single MCQ Examination : 20/12/2015

Start Date of Online Registration of Application : 03/08/2015
Date of Close of Deposit of Fee (at all Station) : 24/08/2015
Last Date of Online-Submission of Application (at all Station) : 25/08/2015

Last Date of receiving Printed [Hardcopy] of Online application in Exam Unit : 03/09/2015
Last Date for receiving Printed [Hardcopy] of Online application for remote Areas : 10/09/2015

Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination center only on merit basis : 05/10/2015
Tentative date of Publication of list of registered candidates for test on CSIR, HRDG website : 05/11/2015

Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration for this test : 13/11/2015

Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates : Middle of December, 2015.


  • M. Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates (Central list only as provided in National Commission for Backward Classes website and 50% for SC/ST, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates.
  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on 25.8.2015, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC (Non Creamy layer) candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.
  • The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.
**The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in column No. 18 to 21, as applicable.

For Junior Research Fellowship (NET):Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2015 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non creamy layer)/ Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit for Lectureship.

DATE AND SCHEME OF THE TEST: The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 20th, December 2015 as under: Full Marks will be of 200. Morning Session > 9 AM-12 Noon and Afternoon Session > 2 PM - 5 PM. Exam Duration will be of 3 Hours.

EXAMINATION CENTRES : The test will be held at 26 Centers through out 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.

Candidates applying for the Test may deposit their Examination fee in any branch of the Indian Bank throughout the country by paying the following fee in cash:
Srinagar and Imphal candidates may deposit their fees through RTGS or NEFT by giving particulars of the Indian Bank, as notified in the fee deposit challan.
  • Fee For General category Rs. 1000/-
  • Fee For OBC-Non Creamy (Asper NCBC, Delhi List Only) Rs. 500/-
  • Fee For SC/ST/SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH ) Rs. 250/-
OBC candidates whose caste is not listed in Central List ( as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website and who are not covered under the provisions as applicable to OBC - Non Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates, shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, OBC Candidates not belonging to OBC Non Creamy Layer shall indicate their category as ‘General’.


  • Interested & eligible candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website: In order to apply Online the candidates are required to download Bank challan Performa from the above website and then deposit the requisite examination fee in any of the Indian Bank branches throughout the country.
  • Candidates must write their name, father/mother's name as written in their Matriculation (Xth Class Board) Certificate and should ensure that the same are matching with their educational qualification certificates and caste certificate except for married females who may submit relevant certificate regarding change of their name while filling their online application form.
  • After filling the online application, candidates should preview their entire application form and make changes if required before final submission of online application. No change in the particulars entered in the application form will be possible after final submission of online application and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
  • After successful submission of ONLINE Application, a Form Number will be generated. Preserve the Form Number for future reference and for downloading your e-Admit Card. Keep a print out of the duly filled-in application form for future use.
  • NOTE: Candidates, after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the required space, attach caste certificate, if applicable and send alongwith CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelope super scribed with Subject Code, Centre Code & Medium Code to The Deputy Secretary (Exam), Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before 03.09.2015 (10.09.2015 for remote areas).
  • Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website.
  • Online applications without hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected. Candidates should note that successful submission of online application does not mean that they have been registered for this test. To ensure their candidature, candidates should check their registration status on our website tentatively between 5th- 13th November, 2015 and afterwards their request shall not be considered.
  • Examination fee paid through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Candidates should also check all the columns of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.

The hard copy of the online application form, duly completed with requisite enclosure should be sent by Ordinary post to the  FOLLOWING ADDRESS. Which should reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 03.09. 2015.
Deputy Secretary (Exam), 
Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, 
CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, 
Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012.

for Other Details Click to > Download CSIR-UGC-DEC-2015 Notice or visit to Thank you.

Source :  CSIR, HRDG Website

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