CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS), 2018


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CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday, 16
th December, 2018 for determining the eligibility
of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment as
Lecturer (LS) in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences,
Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences. The award of Junior Research Fellowship 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



Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
and for Lectureship (LS)



Exam Date: Sunday, 16 th December, 2018


The Test will be held in the areas of following: 

  • Chemical Sciences, 
  • Earth, Atmospheric, 
  • Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 
  • Life Sciences, 
  • Mathematical Sciences, 
  • Physical Sciences.
Essential Qualification Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET):

M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at
least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates;
Candidates 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 from the effective date of award (Such candidates will have to submit the
attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has
appeared); 

B.Sc(Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for
General (UR) 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 shall not be eligible for Lectureship;
Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by the UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-
1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5
th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply;
The eligibility for lectureship 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 only


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Age Limit & Relaxation for JRF(NET)


Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2018  
{upper age limit is relaxable up to 5
years for SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants 
03 years for OBC (non creamy layer) applicants}. No
upper age limit for Lectureship (NET).

Examination Fee: 
  • General: Rs.1000/-, 
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): Rs.500/-, 
  • SC/ST/PwD : Rs.250/-.

How to Apply  for JRF(NET): 
The online application will be
available at www.csirhrdg.res.in from 25.09.2018. Candidates are advised to also go through the ‘How to Apply’ link
available on the Online Application portal while filling the form. 

The last date for applying online is 15.10.2018. 



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