COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
CSIR COMPLEX, LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA, NEW DELHI-110012.
NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET)
Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship – 19th December, 2010
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DATE OF EXAMINATION : 19.12.2010
DATE OF START OF SALE : 10.08.2010
OF APPLICATION FORM
THROUGH BANKS &
(i)DATE OF CLOSE OF : 30.08.2010
SALE OF APPLICATION
FORM THROUGH BANKS
& ONLINE DEPOSIT OF FEE
(ii) DATE OF CLOSE OF : 31.08.2010
SUBMISSION OF ONLINE
A. Date of Examination 19.12.2010
B. Schedule for sale of Information Bulletin through Bank
(i) Start of sale of Information Bulletin
(ii)Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only
(iii)Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations
C. Schedule for On-Line Application
(i)Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan
(ii) Date of close of On-Line deposit of fee (at All stations)
(iii) Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations)
D. Last date of receipt of completed application forms (including duly completed hard
copy of on line application in the Examination Unit
E. Last date of receipt of (both kind) Completed application forms (from remote areas) 09.09.2010
F. Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis 30.09.2010
G. Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website 08.11.2010
H. Last date for entertainment of any representation about non-registration for this test 15.11.2010
I. Start of dispatch of Admission Certificate to eligible candidates last week of November
1. CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test on 19th December 2010 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.
1.1 A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her
preference in the O.M.R Application Form/Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates
applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘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.
1.2 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). 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 as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project. However,
they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or
without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. 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 will be governed by UGC
rules/regulations in this regard.
1.3 The final result of this test may be declared sometime in the month of April 2011 and fellowship to successful
candidates could be awarded from 01.07. 2011.
2.1 SUBJECTS OF THE TEST
The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
1. Chemical Sciences,
2. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
2.2 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 2010-2011 . 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
2.3 AGE LIMIT& RELAXATION
For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2010 (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 01.07.2010. No upper age limit.
3. DATE AND SCHEME OF THE TEST
3.1 The Test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 19th December 2010. The scheme of Examination as
Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper I. Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those
candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper- I as may be fixed by the CSIR.
Candidates are required to appear in both the papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be
permitted to appear in Paper II.
The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version separately. The candidate opting for Hindi
medium in Column No. 5 of Application Form, will be supplied Question Booklet/Test Booklet printed in Hindi Version
only and Candidate opting for English medium, will be supplied Question Booklet/Test Booklet printed in English
Version only. The candidate will be required to answer as per option exercised in Column No.5 of application Form.
3.2 SYLLABUS OF THE TEST
Syllabus of Paper I (Section A), subject-wise syllabus of Paper I (Section B) and Paper II is given in the Information
Bulletin for this test and may also be seen at CSIR website: www.csirhrdg.res.in.
4. EXAMINATION CENTRES
The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad,
Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar,
Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.
A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.
However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by
5. HOW TO APPLY:
5.1. OPTION-I : APPLY THROUGH ‘INFORMATION BULLETIN’:
5.1.1. BY HAND:
Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee
payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.2 (within the prescribed dates) by paying
the following fee in cash:
Sr.No. CATEGORY FEES
1. General Rs. 400/-
2. Other Backward Classes(OBC) (Non Creamy Layer) Rs. 200/-
3. SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH Rs. 100/-
Paper Marks Timings Duration
I 200 10.00AM-12.30PM 2-1/2 hrs
II 200 2.00PM-4.30PM 2-1/2 hrs
5.1.2. BY POST:
The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post(V.P.P.) from
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 favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New
Delhi” payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with
TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information
Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) As above mentioned Bank will
entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday, the 10th August, 2010 to Wednesday, the 25th
August, 2010 only, hence, candidates are advised to send their request well in advance so as to reach their
request within the above said period. The candidate should write his/her name, Date Of Birth, address,
date of Examination (19.12.2010) and subject code on the back of the Demand Draft so that it can be
located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information
Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it
bears the code number of the issuing bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of
5.2. OPTION-II : APPLY THROUGH ONLINE APPLICATION:
Interested & eligible candidates may apply for this test Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website :
www.csirhrdg.res.in. 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 through out the
country. The examination fee for the Online application is same as mentioned in Para-5.1.1 above. 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 requisite certificates and send alongwith
CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelop to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource
Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on
or before 03.09.2010 (09.09.2010 for remote areas).
Online applications with out hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily
rejected. Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR,
Examination fee paid along with the Information Bulletin or through Bank Challan for a particular examination
will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Similarly,
candidates should also check all the column of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly
to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted any other mode like money order, demand
draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
5.3. CANDIDATE SEEKING FEE CONCESSION
The candidate should attach an attested copy of the his/her category certificate as a proof of his/her claim.
An application form (either through Bank or online), claiming any concession in fee & education qualification
but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC(Non Creamy Layer)/PH/VHcertificate from a competent
authority and in prescribed format, will be summarily rejected.
Candidate must note that CSIR follows only Central Govt. lists and not state Govt. lists. Similarly, candidate
applying under physically handicapped (PH)/ visually handicapped (VH) category may note that Govt. of
India rules will be applicable in this regard.
6. Candidates seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the
Information Bulletin for this test only. Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The completed application should
be sent only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C). in the prescribed envelope supplied with Information Bulletin.
Candidate should check that the Serial number printed on the Information Bulletin, Application form, Certificate of Postage
card and on the envelope are the same. The application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in
his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen. Candidate should super-scribe the SUBJECT CODE, APPLICATION FORM
NO., Medium of Exam and CENTRE CODE in the boxes provided on the envelope containing the application form (with
7. THE LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM:
The application form (through Bank or online), duly completed with requisite enclosures should be sent Under Certificate of
Posting (U.P.C) to the Sr. Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group,
CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to reach
Examination Unit CSIR on or before 03.09.2010.
For candidates applying from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul
and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must
reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 09.09.2010.
The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their
applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.
APPLICATION FORM RECEIVED AFTER CLOSING DATE WILL BE SUMMERILY REJECTED.
9. OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION:
(i) The candidates are advised to go through this notification and also terms & conditions given in Information
Bulletin for this test. The candidate must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for this test before applying
for this test.
(ii) Candidates must read the terms and conditions for CSIR /UGC Research Fellowships on the respective websites.
(iii) Candidates applying through O.M.R. Application form must use only the form supplied with Information Bulletin
and purchased from any of the designated branches of the Bank listed in para 5.4 above. They should ensure
that while selling the form, the bank has authenticated the form at reverse of the application form in space provided
for this purpose. Application Form should be purchased from designated branches only and not from any other
(iv) Candidates should follow the instruction for filling the O.M.R. Application. The duly completed application form
must be sent under U.P.C. and dispatched early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications by the
Examination Unit on or before the closing date. The Certificate of Postage’ (proof of dispatch) may be
preserved as acknowledgement.
(v) Candidate desirous of applying Online for this test will be required to deposit fee through Bank challan in
any branch of Indian Bank and then apply at CSIR, HRDG website. After successfully submitting the
application, candidates are required to take a printout on A4 size paper, affix photograph at designated
space & sign across it, get endorsed by the HOD (for RA category only) and send it alongwith copy of
Bank challan and other requisite enclosures, if any.
(vi) Candidates applying through Online application must note that mode of payment of fee is Bank challan from
Indian Bank only. Fee submitted through any other mode viz.IPO,/demand draft/money order/ CRF stamp etc will
not be accepted. Incomplete application or application submitted in any other format will be summarily rejected
and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
(vii) The eligible candidates, in their own interest, are advised to keep Certificate of Postage and photocopy of both
sides of the completed Application Form and three identical copies of the passport size photographs which has
been affixed on the Application Form.
(viii) Candidates willing to apply through online application should see detailed notification and Instruction for applying
online at our website www.csirhrdg.res.in and apply early enough to avoid any last minute rush.
(ix) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places viz. In their application form,
Attendance Sheet etc. and in all the correspondence with the CSIR, should be identical and there should be no
variation of any kind.
(x) Any change in address of correspondence should be promptly brought to the notice of Examination Unit within
the prescribed period i.e. by 30.09.2010.
(xi) The Center and date of the Test are liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be paid to the
8. IMPORTANT POINTS:
1. While applying for this test, please ensure that you fulfill all the eligibility conditions and follow all the laid down
procedures/guidelines for this test.
2. Purchase the Information Bulletin from the designated Bank branches early enough to avoid any last minute rush.
3. While applying Online, apply early enough to avoid any last minute rush
4. Ensure that completed application Hard Copy (in case of Online application) must reach to this office within
stipulated last date for receipt.
5. List of candidates registered for this will be made available on our website tentatively on 8th November, 2010. The
candidates must refer to our website for checking their registration in time & for having update from time to time.
6. Admission Certificates to all the registered candidates will be dispatched three weeks before the test, if any
candidate does not receive the same by 10th December, 2010, he/she must download duplicate Admission
Certificate from our website. CSIR will not be responsible for any delay/non-receipt of the Admission certificate.
7. The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version separately. The candidate opting for Hindi
medium in Column No. 5 of Application Form, will be supplied Question Booklet/Test Booklet printed in Hindi
Version only and Candidate opting for English medium, will be supplied Question Booklet/Test Booklet printed in
English Version only. The candidate will be required to answer as per option exercised in Column No.5 of
8. For applying under “RA” category, the candidate should either has appeared or is appearing in Final year(Last
Semmester, where semester is there) of M.Sc. or equivalent Degree Examination during the Session 2010-2011.
candidates by the CSIR.
(xii) Candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional till their joining. No candidate will be
admitted to the Test unless he/she holds the admission Certificate to the Test. The mere fact that an Admission
Certificate has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the Council has finally accepted his/her
(xiii) The candidate may please note candidates declared successful will be required to submit a copy of their Admit
Card, matriculation certificate/mark sheet, M.Sc. or its equivalent degree certificate/mark sheet to Sr. Controller
of Examinations, Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite
Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012. No separate intimation letter will
be issued to successful candidate.
(xiv) Candidates may note that the verification of essential eligibility conditions of a candidate 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. The candidate should note that their candidature
is strictly provisional till their joining.
(xv) Candidates may please note that all communications to CSIR should invariably contain the following particulars,
failing which no response is possible:
(a) Name of the candidate (in full and in BLOCK LETTERS)
(b) Application form No.
(d) Medium of Exam
(e) Centre for Examination
(Please note that no correspondence will be entertained for any matter for which last date has been expired.)
(xvi) In all matters the decision of the CSIR as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the
Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test shall be final.
(xvii) Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his / her candidature by any means may disqualify
him/her for admission to the examination.
(xviii) A candidate who is found of guilty of impersonation or of submitting fabricated documents or documents which
have been tempered with or of making statements which are incorrect or false or of suppressing material
information or otherwise resorting to any other irregular or improper means for obtaining admission to the
examination, or of using or attempting to use unfair means or of misbehavior in the examination hall, may, in
addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution:
(a) Be debarred by the CSIR from this test and future tests also.
(b) Will be liable to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules, if he/she is already in service under
(xix) All disputes pertaining to the NET Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
(xx) CSIR will not be responsible for any printing error in this Advertisement.
SR. CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATIONS
Complete Notification here