COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit CSIR COMPLEX, LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA NEW DELHI-110012 NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship 22nd December, 2014 TENTATIVE DATE OF SINGLE MCQ EXAMINATION: 21.12.2014 DATE OF START OF ON- LINE SUBMISSION: 22.07.2014 (i) DATE OF CLOSE OF DEPOSIT OF FEE (ALL STATION): 12.08.2014 (ii) DATE OF CLOSE OF ONLINE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION (ALL STATION): 13.08.2014 CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on 21st December, 2014 (Date likely to be changed) for determining the eligibility of the IndianNational 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 & 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. A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF’ OR for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates for ‘JRF’, or ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available & 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, except for Engineering Sciences. Engineering Sciences candidates will only be eligible for CSIR JRF ship and are advised to opt for JRF only in the application form. Candidates who qualify M.Sc. OR under M.Sc. RA category shall be eligible for LS in the subjects except Engineering Sciences, subject to the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC. 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), except Engineering Sciences 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 for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. If a candidate is found to be overage for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship-(NET) only. 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 and Lectureship will be governed by UGC rules/regulations in this regard. The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of March/April, 2015 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st April, 2015 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme. SUBJECTS OF THE TEST The Test will be held in the subjects as given under: 1. Chemical Sciences 2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 3. Life Sciences 4. Mathematical Sciences 5. Physical Sciences 6. Engineering Sciences Eligibility: 1.EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates). Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination 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 format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared. BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years. The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. PhD 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. The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in column No. 18 to 21, as applicable. 2.AGE LIMIT& RELAXATION For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2014 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants). For LS (NET): No upper age limit. 3.DATE AND SCHEME OF THE TEST The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 21st December, 2014 (which is likely to be changed) as under: Subject Marks (i) Life Sciences (ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (iii) Mathematical Sciences (iv) Chemical Sciences (v) Physical Sciences (vi) Engineering Sciences 200 Session Timings Duration Morning Session 9.00AM-12.00 Noon 3 hrs Afternoon Session 2.00 PM-5.00 PM The subject wise schedule of examination will be notified later on. 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 minute before the schedule time of start of the examination. The question paper 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 exam to exam.