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New Exam Pattern for CSIR JRF from June 2011

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About CSIR-UGC : The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts a national-level joint CSIR-UGC Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for the eligibility of Lectureship in Science subjects. Notification of the exam date and other details appears in the Employment News about 4 months before the examination.

This test is generally held twice in a year (June and December). State Level Eligibility Tests (SLET) are also conducted by the respective states with almost the same syllabus.

Academic Eligibility : A minimum aggregate of 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates) in the Master's Degree in the Life Sciences (code 2).

A candidate who has appeared for the qualifying exam as in the first point above but is yet to receive the results can apply for the test and will be admitted provisionally. His / her eligibility will be subject to submission of mark sheet satisfying the first condition mentioned above.

Other Eligibility Conditions : 
Age Limit 

(a) For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): The upper age limit is 28 years as on July 1 / January 1 for the December / June exams respectively of the year of examination. This limit is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of SC/ST/OBC/physically handicapped and female applicants.
(b) For Lectureship (LS): Even candidates above 28 years can attempt NET for Lectureship only, as there is no upper age limit.

Scheme of the Examination

It has been decided to introduce Single Paper MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based test from June 2011 exam. The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below:-
v  The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
v  The exam shall be for duration of three hours.
v  The question paper shall be divided in three parts
  • Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Science and Research Aptitude test. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
  • Part ‘B’ shall   contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 25-35.
  • 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.  The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.
  • A negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be @ 25%
The new pattern shall be implemented from June, 2011 exam

Examination Centres : The test will be held at 26 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:

Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guntur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

SYLLABUS : Model questions for Joint CSIR UGC Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) are available and can be directly obtained from Sales & Distribution Officer, National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resource (NISCAIR), Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, (Pusa) New Delhi 110 012 against payment of Rs. 200/- through Demand Draft / IPO in favor of Director, NISCAIR, New Delhi 110 012 or in Cash.

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Aadhar Institute
27, Kisaan Marg, Near Shiv Mandir,
Mansingh Pura Tonk Road.

Phone: 09314503070, 0141-2700670

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New Delhi - 110 016

Tel: 011-26562008, 9313033399
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Elite Academy
84, Janmabhoomi Marg,
2nd Floor, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001. India

Telephone : 022 - 66 33 13 13, 22 83 77 71
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12 Masilamani Street,
Chennai - 600 017
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Phone (044) 2434 2099
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