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CSIR UGC NET Exam December 2012 For JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship


CSIR- UGC National Eligibility Test For Junior Research Fellowship -2012

The CSIR and UGC jointly offer CSIR/ UGC Research Fellowship to bright young men and women for training in methods of research under expert guidance of faculty members and scientists working in University Departments or National Laboratories and Institutions in various fields of Science & Technology.

Only bonafide Indian citizen residing in India and studying in India are eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF). The program is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.

Subjects of the NET:

The NET will be held in the subjects as under:

1. Chemical Sciences

2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

3. Life Sciences

4. Mathematical Sciences

5. Physical Sciences

6. Engineering Sciences

Important Dates:

  • Starting date for availability of application forms: 21st of August 2012
  • Final date for purchase of application form by hand: 18th of September 2012
  • Final date of procurement of application form by post: 10th of September 2012
  • Final date for receipt of completed application form: 29th of September 2012
  • Final date for sending request for change of address/ examination center: 15th of October 2012
  • Tentative date for reviewing registration status online: 23rd of November 2012
  • Date of examination (tentative): 23rd of December 2012

Educational Qualification:

  • 4 years education program in BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/ M.Sc or Equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD)
  • Candidate enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category (On the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period to avail the fellowship)
  • B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General and OBC (50% for SC/ ST/ PWD)
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/ enrolled for Ph.D/ integrated Ph.D program within the validity period
  • Ph.D 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

Note:  The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in specified columns as required

Age Limit & Relaxation:

  • For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01st of July 2012 (upper age limit may be relaxed as per norms)
  • For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit

Application Form and Fees:

The application fees will be collected from the candidates during manual procurement of application forms at designated counters of Banks as described on the website at http://www.csirhrdg.res.in  

    • for General Category: Rs. 400
    • for OBC Category:    Rs. 200
    • for SC/ST/PH/VH Category: Rs. 100

The application fees can also be paid in shape of Crossed Demand Draft to receive the application bulletin by Post in the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110 008 by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-, Rs. 200/- or Rs.100/- (as the case may be) drawn in favor of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi.”

Enclosures Required With The Application Form:

  1. One passport size recent (not later than 6 months old) black and white photograph (pasted on the application form and signed across by the candidate)
  2. If applicable, an attested copy of caste and physical disability certificate in the prescribed form

(To avoid dislocation, place the application form and the above enclosure(s) if any, safely in the envelope provided with the bulletin. Use paper clips only. Please do not use stapler pins or thread string to tie the documents)

Where To Send The Completed Application Form:

The application form duly completed with requisite enclosures and fixing requisite postage stamp on the mailing envelope should be sent to:

The Sr. Controller of Examination

Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group

CSIR Complex, (Opposite Institute of Hotel Management)

Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012

The application should only be send Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C.)/ ordinary post so as to reach this Unit on or before 24th of September 2012 (1st of October 2012 for remote areas as declared in the bulletin)

Admission Certificate:

The Admission Certificates for the Test indicating the time schedule and venue of Test will be issued to all the candidates about 3 weeks before the date of Test. The applicants may expect an alphabetic list of the candidates registered for December, 2012 (NET) by 23rd of November 2012.

However, if any registered candidate does not receive the same latest by 17th December, 2012, the candidate must download the duplicate Admission Certificate from above said CSIR, HRDG website immediately.

Special Note:

  • The candidates are advised to read through the complete application bulletin and then fill up the application form
  • Application form received after closing date will not be entertained
  • Candidates must note that the verification of essential eligibility conditions with reference to the documents as may be called for, will be taken up only by the Lecturer appointing/ JRF awarding authorities after the candidate has qualified in the Test. Accordingly, till then your candidature will remain provisional
  • In all matters the decision of the CSIR shall be final for admission to the test or subsequent qualifying in the test
  • All disputes pertaining to the NET Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only
  • Candidates are advised to follow the exact notification from CSIR at their website at http://www.csirhrdg.res.in to cross verify the authenticity of this information

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