CSIR-UGC NET June 2010
The CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR -UGC Test (NET) on 20th June, 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 (JRF-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.
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 and 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.
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 eligible 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. The final result of this test may be declared by November/December 2010 and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded then. The result of Paper-I of last December, 2009 NET held on 20.12.2009 has been declared and may be seen on CSIR website
Subjects of the test
The test will be held in the subjects as given under: Chemical Science, Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences.
M.Sc or equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned above, with minimum 55% marks for General and 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 (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination in subjects mentioned in above during the academic session 2009-2010. 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 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 time frame.
Age limit and relaxation
For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 years and maximum 28 years as on 01.01.2010 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC,
Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants.)
For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years as on 01.01.2010. No upper age limit.
Date and scheme of the CSIR UGC Test
The test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 20th June 2010. The scheme of Examination as under:
Paper I, Marks – 200, Timings – 10.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m., Duration – 2-1/2 hrs
Paper II, Marks – 200, Timings – 2.00 p.m.-4.30 p.m., Duration – 2-1/2 hrs
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 questions in Papers-I & II will appear both in Hindi and English.
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 on the CSIR website: www.csirhrdg.res.in
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, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.
How to apply
Option I: Apply through 'Information Bulletin'
By hand: Candidates applying for the test may obtain the Information bulletin and application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the major branches of Indian Bank by paying the following fee in cash. General category: Rs. 400/- , OBC: Rs. 200/- , SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped: Rs. 100/-
By Post : The Information bulletin and application form may also be obtained by Post from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110008, 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 and application form to be sent by Post.
Option II: Apply online
Interested and 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 above. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take a print out of the application form, paste his/her recent black and white photograph, put his/her signature at the required space, attach requisite certificates and send along with 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 the last date prescribed.
Online applications without hard copy or bank chalan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected. Before applying online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website.
Examination fee paid along with the information bulletin or through bank chalan 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 chalan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application. Please note that fee submitted in any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
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 (UCP) 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 the examination unit of CSIR on or before 23.03.2010.
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 Lakshadweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 30.03.2010
Date of start of sale of application form through banks and online submission: 16.02.2010
Date of close of sale of application form through banks and online submission: 17.03.2010
Schedule for sale of information bulletin through bank
(i) Start of sale of information bulletin: 16.02.2010
(ii) Date of close of sale of information bulletin by post only:17.03.2010
(iii) Date of close of sale of Information bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations: 17.03.2010
Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms : 23.03.2010
Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms (from remote areas):30.03.2010
Start of dispatch of admission certificate to eligible candidates: First week of June 2010
Date of examination: 20.06.2010