CSIR UGC NET 2018 (December) Exam Notification and Online Application Dates. CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) December 2018 eligibility, syllabus, admit card, results

CSIR UGC NET 2018 December – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi invited applications for the Single MCQ Examination (Joint CSIR – UGC Test) for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and appointment for Lecturer (NET).

CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship (LS) in Chemical Sciences (ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (iii) Life Sciences (iv) Mathematical Sciences and (v) Physical Sciences, tentatively on Sunday, 16th December 2018

Applicants can check out all the important information about CSIR UGC NET December 2018

  • On-line applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year on all India basis through press Notification. The Notification is also made available on HRDG website (www.csirhrdg.res.in)
  • CSIR & UGC provide Research Fellowships to bright young men and women 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. Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this test.
  • CSIR/UGC Fellowship is tenable in India. The Program is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.
  • The award of CSIR/UGC Fellowship is for a fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR/UGC to the beneficiary.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Eligibility

All candidates who possess either of the below-mentioned qualifications with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) fulfill CSIR UGC NET 2017 eligibility criteria.

MSc or equivalent degreeIntegrated BS-MS
BS (4 years)BE
BTechBPharma
MBBS

Candidates who have cleared any of the above-mentioned qualifying exam on the last date of online submission of application form are also eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET under Result Awaited (RA) category. However, condition for RA category candidates is such that they should complete their qualifying degree with required percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.

Candidates holding a BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree or candidates enrolled in integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates) are also eligible to apply for the exam. However, candidates holding an undergraduate degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered for PhD/ Integrated PhD course within the validity period of two years, informs the official website.

Note: The official website states, “Candidates having bachelor’s degree only shall not be eligible for lectureship.”

Candidates who possess a PhD degree and who have passed their master’s before September 19, 1991 with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for lectureship only.

Age Limit

For JRF: Candidates should be maximum 28 years [33 years for SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates and 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates] as on July 1, 2018.

For Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for lectureship.

Junior Research Fellowship Stipend

  • The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs.25,000/ p.m. for the first two years.
  • In addition, annual contingency grant of Rs.20000/- per fellow will be provided to the University / Institution. The Fellowship will be governed by terms and conditions of CSIR, UGC or Research Scheme, as applicable.
  • On Completion of two years as JRF and if the Fellow is registered for PhD, the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs.28,000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent years, on the basis of assessment of Fellows’ research progress/ achievements through interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department and External Member from outside the University/ Institution who is an expert in the relevant field, not below the rank of Professor/ Associate Professor.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam

  • CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday 16th December 2018 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (LS) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology. 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.

CSIR UGC NET Exam Dates 2018

Updated on Sep 21, 2018

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Sep 2018

  • Sep 25 – Oct 15

Online Applications UPCOMING

Dec 2018

  • Dec 16

CSIR UGC NET Exam Day

 

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Dates (Tentative)

EventDate
Final ResultMarch/ April 2019

CSIR UGC NET Pattern 2018

CSIR UGC NET exam pattern is such that the question paper/ test booklet will contain multiple choice questions of 200 marks. The question paper will be divided into three parts – A, B, and C that candidates need to complete in a duration of three hours.

For further clarification on CSIR NET 2018 exam pattern for different subjects candidates can refer the table below:

Chemical Sciences

PartNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)303 Hours
B40 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C60 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total120 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking scheme: Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. However, each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for each question.

Earth Sciences

PartNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)303 Hours
B50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C80 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total150 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking scheme: Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. However, each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in Part A and B. However, in Part C there will be negative marking of 33% marks for each incorrect answer.

Life Sciences

PartNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)303 Hours
B50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C75 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total145 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking scheme: Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. However, each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in the exam.

Mathematical Sciences

PartNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)303 Hours
B40 (Questions to be attempted: 25)75
C60 (Questions to be attempted: 20)95
Total120 (Questions to be attempted: 60)200

Note: The official website states, “The questions in this part (Part C) shall have multiple correct options. Credit in a question shall be given only on identification of ALL the correct options. No credit shall be allowed in a question if any incorrect option is marked as correct answer. No partial credit is allowed.”

Marking scheme: Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of three and 4.75 marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks in Part A and B. However, there will be no negative marking for questions in Part C of the exam.

Physical Sciences

PartNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)303 Hours
B25 (Questions to be attempted: 20)70
C30 (Questions to be attempted: 20)100
Total75 (Questions to be attempted: 55)200

Marking scheme: Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of 3.5 and five marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for questions asked in all parts of the exam.

CSIR UGC NET December 2018 Admit Card

Once the application process is complete, candidates can download their CSIR UGC NET 2018 admit card from the official website of the council by using their application form number. CSIR NET admit card will contain details such as candidate’s name, roll number, photo, signature and exam date, time, centre name, address, etc.

Once downloaded, candidates need to carry their e-admit card to the allotted exam centre. It may be noted that CSIR NET admit card is a mandatory document to be carried at the time of exam. Regarding the same, the official website states, “No candidate will be admitted to the test unless he/ she holds the e-admit card to the test.”

It may also be noted that the council will not send the hard copy of the admit card to any candidate by post. Also, no duplicate e-admit card will be issued to candidates at the test centre.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam Centers

CSIR NET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in a total of 27 cities across India. CSIR NET exam centres are as mentioned below:

BangaloreBhavnagar
BhopalBhubaneshwar
ChandigarhChennai
CochinDelhi
GunturGuwahati
HyderabadImphal
JammuJamshedpur
JorhatKaraikudi
KolkataLucknow
NagpurPilani
PuneRaipur
RoorkeeSrinagar
ThiruvananthapuramUdaipur
Varanasi

Note: The official website informs, “A request in writing for change of centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by October 20, 2017.”

CSIR UGC NET Result 2018

  • Two separate merit lists, one comprising of the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF-NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS-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) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC
  • The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible to be considered for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for Junior Research Fellowship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable.

The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of March/April 2019 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 01st July 2019 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme

CSIR UGC NET Answer Key 2018 After the written test is conducted, the council releases CSIR UGC NET answer keys for all subjects. Candidates can check CSIR UGC NET 2018 answer key for their particular subject by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR.

Step 2: Click on the Answer Key link.

Step 3: Click on the subject name for which the answer key needs to be seen.

CSIR NET answer key will contain correct answers for all questions in the exam. Candidates can go through the key to check the answers and have an idea of the score that they are going to get.

In case a candidate is not satisfied with the answer of a question he/she can challenge it by contacting the exam authorities. However, the official website informs, “No grievances/ representation with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result will be entertained.”

CSIR UGC NET Cut Off 2018

CSIR releases cutoff for the award of fellowship/ lectureship in different disciplines after the written exam is conducted. The cutoff list is prepared by taking into consideration cumulative marks of all parts of the exam.

The official website informs, “Ranks are allotted first to all successful candidates qualifying for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) as per the merit list of JRF and then the candidates are distributed between CSIR and UGC in the ratio of number of fellowships shared between these two for each subject except bachelor’s degree holders who are allocated to CSIR.”

CSIR NET 2018 cutoff list is not declared yet. However, given below is CSIR NET cutoff list for June 2017 exam for the reference of candidates:

CSIR UGC NET Application & Registration Form 2018

Candidates can apply for CSIR UGC NET 2018 in online mode as per the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Pay CSIR UGC NET Application Fee

Primarily, candidates need to pay CSIR UGC NET 2018 application fee through NEFT transaction of any bank.

CategoryCSIR UGC NET Application Fee
GeneralRs 1,000
OBC – Non Creamy LayerRs 500
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 250

Step 2: Fill CSIR UGC NET Application Form

Once fee is paid, candidates can proceed towards filling CSIR UGC NET 2018 application form. Some of the details that candidates need to fill in the form are:

  • Personal details such as name, date of birth, gender, marital status, parents’ names
  • Contact details such as address, mobile number, email address
  • Educational details of class X, XII, graduation such as name of the school/ university/ college, marks secured, subjects studied
  • Preference for exam centre
  • Photo
  • Signature

After all details are filled, candidates can preview their form and make necessary edits, if required. Thereafter, candidates can click on the Submit button. After submitting the form online, candidates can take a printout of their application form and keep it with themselves for future reference.

 

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Contact Information

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, Deputy Secretary (Exam), Exam Unit, HRD Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 (Advertisement No.10-2(5)/2018(i) – E.U.II), Website www.csirhrdg.res.in

Email ID

[email protected]

Official Website : http://csirhrdg.res.in/

Phone Number : 011-25848155