CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Notification | Last Date to Apply : 18th March 2019 | Exam on 16th June 2019 ~ helpBIOTECH

16 February 2019

CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Notification | Last Date to Apply : 18th March 2019 | Exam on 16th June 2019


JOINT CSIR-UGC NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF) AND FOR LECTURESHIP (LS) 16TH JUNE, 2019

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1. ABOUT CSIR-UGC FELLOWSHIP for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

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 and 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 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. 

CSIR/UGC 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 candidates 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 & 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 (i.e it is eligibility criteria only) for Lectureship positions in Indian University/Colleges. Those who qualify for JRF are eligible for Lectureship also, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Some aspirants are declared successful in eligibility for Lectureship only based on their performance in the test. 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. 

1.1 JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP STIPEND for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs.25,000/ p.m (under revision) for the first two years. In addition, annual contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- 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 Ph.D, the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs.28,000/- p.m (under revision) 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. As far as possible, the External Member should be the chairman of three members Committee. Where the guide happens to be the Head of the Department, the Dean, Faculty of Science or any senior member of the Department may be associated as the third member of the Committee. In the event of the Committee not recommending up-gradation or the fellow has not registered for Ph.D, the candidate will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs.25,000/- p.m. for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated depending upon the recommendation of the Committee and the decision of CSIR in this regard. The progress of research work of JRF will be assessed by duly constituted three member assessment committee again at the end of 3rd year for such up-gradation. The number of fellowship for each subject is limited. Candidates may go through the terms & conditions for CSIR Research Fellowship posted on our website http:www.csirhrdg.res.in for better awareness.


1.2 CONTACT DETAILS for CSIR JRF?NET June 2019 Exam

Fellowship under CSIR Scheme : DEPUTY SECRETARY/UNDER SECRETARY(EMR), CSIR-HRDG, CSIR COMPLEX (OPPOSITE INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT), LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA, NEW DLEHI-110012. 

Fellowships under UGC Schemes : UNDER SECRETARY, SELECTION AND AWARD BUREAU, UNIVERSITY GRANT COMMISSION, SOUTH CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, DHAULA KUAN, NEW DLEHI-110021. 

For Eligibility for Lectureship : EDUCATION OFFICER, UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION, SOUTH CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, BENITO JUAREZ MARG, DHAULAKUAN, NEW DELHI-110021. 

2. EXAMINATION for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday 16th June, 2019 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. 

3. OPTION TO BE EXERCISED BY CANDIDATE for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

A candidate may apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. If a candidate applies for JRF and fulfills the laid down eligibility criteria for Lectureship also, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS. 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 & performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criteria. If a candidate is found to be over-aged for JRF (NET), he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc qualification OR under M.Sc Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for Lectureship (LS) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC. 

4. SUBJECTS OF THE TEST for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below: 

(i) Chemical Sciences 
(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 
(iii) Life Sciences
(iv) Mathematical Sciences 
(v) Physical Sciences 

5. ESSENTIAL EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

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. 

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-PhD 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 are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS). 

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.


6. UPPER AGE LIMIT for CSIR JRF?NET June 2019 Exam

For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2019 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants}. For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit. 

7. DATE AND SCHEME OF THE TEST for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 16 th June, 2019 as under:

Session Subjects Timings Marks Duration 

Morning Session

i) Life Sciences ii) Physical Sciences 9.00AM - 12.00 Noon 200 3 hrs 

Afternoon Session 

i) Chemical Sciences ii) Mathematical Sciences iii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM 200 3 hrs 

7.1 The subject-wise Schedule, date and timing of the Test is liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. To enable the candidates to go through the instructions printed on the OMR Answer Sheets and also to correctly fill up the required particulars in the said OMR Answer Sheet, the same will be distributed 15 minutes before the schedule time of start of the examination. The Test Booklet shall be distributed 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam & candidates are permitted to take duplicate copy of their OMR Answer Sheet while leaving the exam venue. The actual number of questions in each part and section to be asked & attempted may vary from subject to subject. 

7.2 The candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before the expiry of 3 hrs. from the start of the exam (i.e not before 12.00 noon in the morning session/5.00 PM in the afternoon session). Candidates are permitted to take their Test Booklet with them at the end of the scheduled time of exam. 

7.3 Candidates should use only black ball point pen to fill in their particulars in the OMR Answer Sheet/Test Booklet and also to darken the appropriate circle to mark their answers in their OMR answer sheet. Candidates are not permitted to erase, scratch out or use whitener fluid/eraser fluid to change their answer in the OMR sheet, as the evaluation process of the OMR answer sheet is done electronically and it may lead to wrong evaluation. Also, marking of response in any manner other than the ‘correct method’ may lead to wrong evaluation. 7.4 The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version. Candidates opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form will be given bilingual Test Booklet and Candidates opting for English medium will be given Test Booklet printed in English Version only. Candidates are required to answer in the medium as per option exercised in the application Form. 

8. SYLLABUS OF THE TEST for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

The Test Booklet shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & Scheme of Exam. Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc. Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. Part 'C' shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in

CSIR JRF/NET Life Sciences Syllabus : Download (PDF)

Note: The Exam Scheme for Chemical Sciences has been revised from June, 2017 CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam onwards. 

The revised exam scheme and model Question paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website www.csirhrdg.res.in 

8.1 Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam. 8.2 If a question for any reason found wrong, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempt the question. On examining of the representations by the subject experts, if it is found that along with the original answer key one more option(s) is correct, then marks will be awarded to all those candidates who have attempted any one of the correct options. 8.3 No grievances/representation with regard to Answer Key(s) after declaration of result will be entertained. 

9. EXAMINATION CENTRES for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

The test will be held at 27 Centres spread all over India, as specified along with centre codes below: 

Bangalore (1) Delhi (8) Jorhat (15) Raipur (22) Bhavnagar (2) Guntur (9) Karaikudi (16) Roorkee (23) Bhopal (3) Guwahati (10) Kolkata (17) Srinagar (24) Bhubaneshwar (4) Hyderabad (11) Lucknow (18) Thiruvananthapuram (25) Chandigarh (5) Imphal (12) Nagpur (19) Udaipur (26) Chennai (6) Jammu (13) Pilani (20) Varanasi (27) Cochin (7) Jamshedpur (14) Pune (21)

9.1 A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted. However, a request for change of Centre in the prescribed format (Appendix-VII) may be entertained on merits, if received in the Exam Unit through email to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in latest by 30.04.2019. For this purpose, candidate should use only the email id with which he/she registered his/her online application. Centre(s) may stand deleted from the above list if sufficient number of candidates do not opt for the particular Centre(s) OR for any administrative reasons. The concerned candidates who opted for the cancelled Centre(s) will be allotted any other Centre nearest to their place of residence, at the discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be admissible to any candidate for attending the test. 

10. EXAMINATION FEE for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

Candidates applying for the Examination are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Examination fee only through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking after verifying their eligibility. Candidates are not required to pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility. 

Sl. No. CATEGORY FEES for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

1. General Rs. 1000/- 
2. Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer Rs. 500/- 
3. SC/ST/ Persons with Disability (PwD) Rs. 250/- 

Important: Kindly note that to make online examination fee payment, candidate should use latest browser which support security protocol version TLS 1.1/TLS 1.2. 

10.1 OTHER BACKWARD CLASS (OBC) Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates whose caste is not listed in the Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website www.ncbc.nic.in) and those who belong to OBCCreamy Layer shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, such OBC candidates shall indicate their category as ‘General’. 

10.2 FEE CONCESSION for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam
Candidate should upload a self attested copy of his/her category certificate as proof of his/her claim. Claims/requests for any concession/relaxation in fee, age and/or educational qualification not accompanied (to be uploaded) by a self attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC (NCL) /PwD (40% or more disability) certificate from a competent authority and in prescribed format, will be summarily rejected. OBC candidates, who are not covered under the provision of Non Creamy Layer (NCL) as per the provisions of Govt. of India shall not be eligible to get the benefit of relaxation in age, fee concession etc. Candidate must note that for availing OBC category benefit, CSIR follows only Central Govt. list and not the State Govt. lists. Similarly, candidate applying under PwD category may note that Govt. of India rules will be applicable in this regard, otherwise they shall not be eligible for any concession.

11. PROVISION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY HAVING 40% OR MORE DISABILITY 

(i) Candidates with disabilities having 40% or more disability in upper limbs, visual impairment, low vision, cerebral palsy who have physical limitation to write with that of speed, will be provided the services of a scribe if they indicate requirement in their online application and send a request through mail. 
(ii) Candidates with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe shall be provided, if so requested by the candidate in their online application. A request may be sent through mail to examunit@csirhrdg.res.in at least three weeks before the examination. Candidate should write his her application Number, Roll Number and Centre Code also in the request mail 
(iii) Other category of persons with benchmark disabilities who requested for scribe in their online application will be provided scribe only on production of a certificate in the prescribed proforma (Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examinee to write) to the effect that the person has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care Institution. 

A request alongwith a scanned self attested copy of the certificate (as attachment) should be sent through mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in at least three weeks before the examination. Candidate should write his her application Number, Roll Number and Centre Code also in the request mail. The original copy should be submitted to Coordinator/Asstt. Coordinator/Invigilator at the exam venue on the day of examination. 

Candidates covered under para (i) and (ii) above will be allowed to meet the scribe two days before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not, after getting confirmation from the respective Centre Coordinator. The qualification of the scribe to be provided CSIR/Universities should not be more than the minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the qualification of the scribe should always be matriculate or above. 

(iv) Such candidate covered under para (i) and (ii) above has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe at his/her own cost. The qualification of the scribe to be brought by the candidate should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidate with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe should submit details of the own scribe in the prescribed proforma (Letter of Undertaking for Using Own Scribe). A request alongwith a scanned self attested copy of the duly filled Letter of Undertaking (as attachment) should be sent through mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in at least three weeks before the examination. Candidate should write his her application Number, Roll Number and Centre Code also in the request mail. The original copy should be submitted to Coordinator/Asstt. Coordinator/Invigilator at the exam venue on the day of examination. 

(v) PwD candidates will also be given compensatory time of 60 minutes in addition to the 3 hours duration of the Exam. 

(vi) On prior request to be sent to CSIR-HRDG, Exam Unit at least three weeks before the examination, visually challenged candidates will be provided Test Booklet in large font as per the medium of exam opted by the candidate in his/her online application. 

12. HOW TO APPLY ONLINE for CSIR JRF/NET June 2019 Exam

Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through the detailed instructions contained in this Information Bulletin CAREFULLY. Candidates should apply online only on CSIR-HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in). 

Candidates must write their name, father/mother's name as written in their Matriculation Certificate (Xth class Board) and should ensure that the same are matching with their educational qualification certificates and caste certificate except for married females. Married female candidates are required to send scanned copy of their marriage certificates along with any other documents as proof through e-mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in as and when asked for by CSIR-HRDG. All Caste/PwD Certificates shall be strictly as per Govt. of India instructions. The validity of OBC certificates (Noncreamy layer) shall be governed as per Govt. of India instructions.

12.1 OPTION (either JRF or LS) A candidate may apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. If the candidate applies for JRF and fulfills the laid down eligibility criteria for Lectureship also, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS. 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 & performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criteria. If a candidate is found to be over-aged for JRF (NET) he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc qualification OR under M.Sc Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for Lectureship (LS) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC. 

Certificate to the qualified candidates will be dispatched at the address mentioned by the candidate in the ‘Mailing Address’ column (Column C) of online application form. Hence, in case of any change in the mailing address, the same should be brought to the notice of CSIR-HRDG, Examination Unit through e-mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in 


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