CSIR-UGC NET on December 15: Apply by October 9
The National Testing Agency (NTA), will hold the next CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET) in December, 2019 for award of Junior Research Fellowship and for determining the eligibility for Lecturership (LS)/Assistant Professorship in Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Earth Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.
CSIR and UGC provide Research Fellowships for training in methods of research under expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Department/ National Laboratories and Institutions in various fields of Science. CSIR-UGC NET Fellowships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post Graduate Colleges/Govt. Research Establishments including those of the CSIR, Research & Development establishments of recognized public or private sector industrial firms and other recognized institutions. Only bonafide Indian Citizens are eligible for the test. CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is tenable in India. The programme is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.
A large number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding BS-4 years program/ BE/B.Tech./B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D. program with at least 55% marks for General/General-EWS & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates and Persons with Disability) after qualifying the Test conducted by CSIR twice a year in June and December.
This test also determines the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship in Indian University/Colleges.
Those who qualify for JRF are eligible for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship also, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Some aspirants are declared successful in eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship only based on their performance in the test.
The award of CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is for a fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR-UGC NET to the beneficiary.
A candidate may apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ or ‘Lectureship/Assistant Professorship’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. If a candidate applies for JRF and fulfils the laid down eligibility criteria for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship also, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS/Assistant Professorship. Option/preference given by the candidate in his/her application form is final and request for change will not be entertained at any later stage. The total number of candidates who will qualify depends on the number of fellowships available and performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criteria.
Test structure: The test will be held on 15th December 2019 in two different shifts of 3 hours duration with Shift-1 from 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and shift-2 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, as a Computer Based Test (CBT).
Pattern of Examination: The Test will consist of three parts. There will be no break between papers. The subject-wise scheme of examination is given in the information bulletin available at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/. Syllabus and Scheme of Examination of the MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website, www.csirhrdg.res.in.
Educational Qualifications: Applicant should have M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. Those enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, 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.
B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/ Associate Professorship.
The eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. 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/Assistant Professorship only.
Upper Age limit: For JRF, upper age limit will be 28 years as on 1 July 2019. Upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 3 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants. For Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professorship, there is no upper age limit.
Application: Applications are to be submitted online at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/ by 11.50 pm on 9th October, 2019. List of test Cities is given in the Information Bulletin.
Application Fee: Application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General/ Gen-EWS; Rs. 500/- for OBC-NCL and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PwD. The Application Fees can be paid up to 11.50 pm on 10th October, 2019 using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net-Banking/Paytm.
Applicants are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form or Confirmation Page to NTA.
Correction in particulars of Application Form can be made on website only, during 18th October to 25th October 2019. Admit Cards can be downloaded from NTA website from 9th November, 2019.
Results are likely to be declared on NTA website by 31st December 2019.
For details, visit https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/