NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET)
Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship (Tentatively on 21st June, 2015)

CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on 21st June, 2015 for determining the eligibility of the
Indian National 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.


BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree with at least
55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates (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.

For JRF (NET):Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2015 (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.

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

Interested & eligible candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG website: In order to apply Online the candidates are required to download Bank challan Performa
from the above website and then deposit the requisite examination fee in any of the Indian Bank branches
throughout the country. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print
out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the
required space, attach requisite certificates and send alongwith CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank
Challan in an envelope super scribed with Subject Code, Centre Code & Medium Code to Sr. Controller of
Examination, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue,
Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before 17.03.2015 (23.03.2015 for remote areas). Before
applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG
Online applications without hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be
summarily rejected. Candidates should note that successful submission of online application does not
mean that they have been registered for this test. To ensure their candidature, candidates should check their
registration status on our website tentatively between 15th May, 2015 – 20th May, 2015 and afterwards their
request shall not be considered. Examination fee paid through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances.Candidates should also check all the columns  of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be
summarily rejected.

Important Dates

A. Date of Single MCQ Examination Tentatively on 21.06.2015
B. Schedule for On-Line Application(i)Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan(ii) Date of close of deposit of fee (at All stations)

(iii) Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations)



C. Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of on line application in the Examination Unit 17.03.2015
D. Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of 011 line application in the Examination Unit (from remote areas) 23.03.2015
E. Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis  20.04.2015
F. Tentative date of Publication of list of candidates registered for test 011 CSIR. HRDG website 15.05.2015
G. Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration for this test 20.05.2015
H. Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates Mid  June, 2015



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