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Applications are invited for full time PhD Programme under CSIR UGC NET JRF/SRF Scheme for individuals with high academic records. Candidates wants to admitted to the PhD programme are eligible to receive Junior Research fellowship for 3 years followed by Senior Research Fellowship for the next two years provided all programme requirements are met.

The purpose of this article is to provide information about the nature and status of a Junior Research Fellow at CSIR UGC. Please read these Further Particulars carefully before proceeding to make an application.

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ABOUT CSIR-UGC FELLOWSHIP
  1. CSIR UGC NET entrance examination is one of the most prestigious, highly advanced entrance examination for Indian science students. Every year On-line applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year. The Notification is also made available on HRDG website (www.csirhrdg.res.in).
  2. 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
  3. Department/ National Laboratories and Institutions in various fields of Science. Only bonafide Indian citizens are eligible for this test.
  4. 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.
  5. CSIR/UGC Fellowship is tenable in India. The programme is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.



Quick Review :

Organization name : Council of Scientific Industrial Research(CSIR)

No. Of Fellowship : Specific for each Subjects.

Essential qualifications : Candidates of Bsc and Msc students are eligible.

Stipend : Selected candidates get monthly stipend of Rs. 25,000/- per month  up-to 28,000/- per month plus HRA as per rules and regulations of CSIR UGC.

Subjects for Test's : Life sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, earth, atmospheric, plant sciences.

Last date : 16 April 2020 ( postponed)

Examination Date : 21 june 2020 (postponed)

Application Mode  : ONLINE



STIPEND FOR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW :
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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. 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.
  3. 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.


NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIP :
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.


2. EXAMINATION
CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday 21 june 2020 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.


OPTION TO BE EXERCISED BY CANDIDATE
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.
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.



SUBJECTS OF THE TEST
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



ESSENTIAL EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  1. 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.
  2. 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 theyc omplete 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS).
  7. 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 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.
  8. 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.




UPPER AGE LIMIT
For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2018 {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.


DATE AND SCHEME OF THE TEST
The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 16th December, 2018 as under:

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.


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.


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, overwrite or use whitener fluid/eraser fluid to change their answers in the OMR sheet; otherwise that particular answer will not be evaluated.


4. The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version. The 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.


SYLLABUS FOR CSIR UGC TEST
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

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
Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam.
If a question for any reason found wrong, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempt the question.
No grievances/representation with regard to Answer Key(s) after declaration of result will be entertained.



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

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.
However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in the Exam Unit through email to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in latest by 30.10.2018. 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.



CSIR UGC NET EXAMINATION FEE
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.


CATEGORY FEES :
  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.



HOW TO APPLY ONLINE
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 (Non-creamy layer) shall be governed as per Govt. of India instructions.



DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED WHILE APPLYING ONLINE
The online application has provision for uploading the following documents and candidates should upload all the documents applicable to them:

a) Scanned recent passport size photograph with light background in JPEG/JPG format with dimension ranging from 35mm width x 45mm height (Max. 280x360 pixels; Min. 150x180 pixels; Min. 200DPI; File size should be less than 150KB; Valid Filename-> Should have only one extension, only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed; file extension should be in small letters)

b) Scanned Signature JPEG/JPG format with dimension ranging from 35mm width x15mm height (Max. 280x120 pixels; Min. 100x40 pixels; Min. 200 DPI; file size should be less than 150 KB;vHOW TO APPLY ONLINE


Note : 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 (Non-creamy layer) shall be governed as per Govt. of India instructions.

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




12.2 PREVIEW TO EDIT
After filling the online application, two options will appear at the bottom of the page, “Save and Preview” and “Reset”. If you select “Reset”, the entire information you have filled will be erased and you will have to fill the form afresh.
If you select “Save and Preview”, two options “Edit Application” and “Final Submit and Proceed for Fee Payment” will appear.

Here, you can view the information that you have filled in the application form and if you notice any error in what you have filled, you should select the option “Edit Application” and edit and correct the wrong entry that you have filled. So this is a very important stage.

No change in the particulars entered in the application form will be possible after final submission of online application.
In the event of qualifying the Test, certificate will be issued on the basis of information provided by the candidate in his/her online application form.
After filling all the requisite details of online application form, candidates have to select the option of payment of examination fee. 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. Once the fee has been paid successfully, fee status will appear as “SUCCESS.” Candidates will not pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility.




13. CSIR NET RESULT
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.
However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. 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, 2019 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st July, 2019 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.




IMPORTANT Notes :
i) Candidates are required to bring a photo identity card such as voter ID Card/PAN Card/Driving License /Adhaar Card/Photo ID Card issued PSU/Central/State Govt./ID Card issued by University/College, along with a printout of their online e-Admit Card on the day of examination.

ii) While applying for this test, please ensure that you fulfill all the eligibility conditions and follow all the laid down procedures/guidelines for this test.

iii) Candidates can check their registration status on our website from 15.11.2018. However, this date is tentative.

iv) Facility for downloading e-Admit Cards to the registered candidates will be provided on our website www.csirhrdg.res.in. E-Admit Card will not be sent by post. No duplicate e-admit card shall be issued to the candidates at the Exam Centre. CSIR will not be responsible for any delay on the part of the candidates.

v) The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version. The candidate opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form, will be supplied bilingual Test Booklet and Candidate opting for English medium will be supplied Test Booklet printed in English Version only. Candidates are required to answer in the medium as per option exercised in the application Form.

vi) The actual number of questions in each Part and Section to be asked and attempted may vary from subject to subject.

vii) A candidate should submit only one application. If a candidate submits more than one application, only the latter/last application will be considered.

viii) Candidate should exercise due care in filling up the application form. In case of any error on the part of the candidate, he/she will be held solely responsible for any loss suffered by him/her.

ix) No candidate shall be permitted to leave the Exam Hall before the expiry of 3 Hours from the start of the exam.

x) Candidates will be permitted to take their Test Booklet and also the carbonless duplicate copy of OMR sheet with them after the completion of the examination for their reference/record.

xi) The OMR Answer Sheets shall be distributed to the candidates 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam while the Test Booklet shall be distributed 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam to enable the candidates to go through the instructions and correctly fill up the required particulars.



OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES :
(i) Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through this Information Bulletin and our future notification(s) including terms & conditions given/uploaded on our website for this test. Candidates must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for this test before applying for this test.

(ii) Candidates must read the terms and conditions for CSIR /UGC Research

Fellowships/Lectureship on respective websites of CSIR and UGC.

(iii) Submission of Online Application is mandatory. Hard copies of application form will not be accepted by CSIR.

(iv) Application Form must be complete in all respect.

(v) The Center and date of the Test are liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates by CSIR.

(vi) No candidate will be admitted to the Test unless he/she brings the e-Admit Card to the Test venue. The mere fact that an e-Admit Card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that CSIR has finally accepted his/her candidature. Candidates e-Admit Card particulars/photo and signature should tally with the actual candidate who is to appear in the exam, otherwise he/she shall not be allowed to appear in the exam.

(vii) Candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional till their joining.

(viii) Please note that no correspondence will be entertained for any matter for which last date has expired.

(ix) In all matters the decision of the CSIR as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test shall be final.

(x) Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain support for his / her candidature by any means may disqualify him/her for admission to the examination.

(xi) A candidate who is found guilty of impersonation or of submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with or of making statements which are incorrect or false or of suppressing material information or otherwise resorting to any other irregular or improper means for obtaining admission to the examination, or of using or attempting to use unfair means or abscond with OMR Answer Sheet/Test Booklet un-authorizedly or of misbehavior in the examination hall, shall, in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution, be debarred by CSIR from this test and future tests also.

(xii) All disputes pertaining to the NET Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.

(xiii) CSIR will not be responsible for any printing error in this booklet.

(xiv) Printout of online application should be kept by the candidate for future reference.

(xv) Candidates are required to bring a photo identity card also along with their printout of online e-Admit Card on the day of examination. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination whose e-admit card is not issued by CSIR.alid file name->should have only one extension, only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed, file extension should be in small letters) Writing full name in CAPITAL LETTERS in the Signature Box will not be accepted.

c) Qualifying final/last marksheet or testimonials clearly mentioning the semester that you are pursuing or passed with clear indication of % of mark scored, to confirm your eligibility to take

the exam. The candidates are to note that the uploaded document should clearly indicate the % of mark scored or the grade awarded by the Institute/University. (PDF format; File size should be less than 400KB; valid file name; should have only one extension. Only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed;

d) Category Certificate as proof that you belong to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) (PDF format; File size should be less than 400KB; valid file name; should have only one extension. Only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed);

e) PwD Certificate (PDF format; File size should be less than 400KB; valid file name; should have only one extension. Only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed);

f) Candidates applying under Result Awaited (RA) category should upload the Attestation Form duly attested by the HoD of the University/College/Institute (PDF format; File size should be less than 400KB; valid file name; should have only one extension. Only Alpha-Numeric characters allowed with hyphen (-) and underscore (_). Space not allowed).


CONTACT DETAILS
Fellowship under CSIR Scheme :bDEPUTY SECRETARY/UNDER SECRETARY(EMR), CSIR-HRDG, CSIR COMPLEX (OPPOSITE INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT), LIBRARY AVENUE, PUSA, NEW DELHI-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 DELHI-110021.


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


CSIR NET Question and Answers 

1. Who can apply for CSIR UGC NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)?
Answer : Only bonafide Indian citizen residing in India are eligible for the award of Junior Research fellowships. The 
JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR/UGC to those holding the required degree, with a minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates and PH/VH candidates),  and who qualify the Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship- National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CSIR twice in a year.

The fellowships are tenable in Universities / IITs/ Post Graduate Colleges /Government Research Establishments including those of the CSIR, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), Research & Development establishments of recognized public or private sector industrial firms and other recognized institutions.


2. Which documents do I need to send?
Answer : Enclosures required to be sent along with the application form:

  1. One black and white passport size recent photograph. The photo should be pasted on the application form and signed across by the candidate.
  2. An attested copy of PHYSICALLY or VISUALLY HANDICAP or SC/ST/OBC certificate in the prescribed form (App II or III as the case may be), wherever applicable.
  3. CSIR’s copy of the Bank Challan slip. (Only those who apply online).



3. Can I edit my information after submitting?
Answer : Data once entered cannot be edited. Care should therefore be taken that only correct information is entered in the application form.


4. What are the subjects for which the  test is conducted?
Answer : The Test is conducted for following subjects:
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
6. Engineering Sciences


5. What is the maximum age for appearing in CSIR UGC NET Exam?
Answer : The upper age limit for applying for the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBCs.
However, there is no upper age limit for those applying for Lectureship.



Advantages of clearing CSIR NET JRF
  1. JRF stands for junior research fellow, If you have qualified this CSIR JRF / UGC JRF, then there are two main career option will be opened.
  2. Either you can enroll yourself in PhD. programme in any research institution and further make your career in research field or you can apply for the position of Assistant professor in different universities across India.
  3. Government of India provides monthly stipend of 31000/-per month +HRA to those students who have qualified JRF and enrolled their phd from any research institute or university.
  4. After two years this stipend amount will be increased by 35000+HRA for the next 3rd , 4th and 5th year and junior research fellow will be promoted for senior research fellow.
  5. Promotion from JRF to SRF will take place after assessment only. If one’s work will be satisfactory during period of JRF then he or she will be promoted for SRF. And in this way you can complete your PhD.
  6. The second option is that you can directly apply for the position of Assistant professor if you have cleared this exam because JRF certificate already includes NET certificate, which makes you eligible for this post.
  7. NET stands for national eligibility test which is the minimum criteria for applying the post of Assistant professor.
  8. JRF is not equivalent to PhD. It is just an exam which gives you the opportunity that you can enroll yourself in PhD.



How to crack CSIR NET exam
Preparation for any exam is not just in Reading material or notes but, it's all about practice.

NET being a multiple choice pattern, the odds of clearing it is purely based on reasoning and tactics. Tactics here would be to eliminate the choices and then reason out the right answer from the ones left. Get previous year's question papers and question banks, keep solving them.

Now coming to reading, there are so many books you have for each topic. Rather than going with the syllabus and studying everything, just concentrate on the topics you know well. Do a reading and take notes for the topics which you find hard to remember. Coz, we tend to waste time in preparing notes but fail to revise them.

As and when you finish each topic, solve questions form that topic and again read them. This way, make a loop for every topic and you can easily cover the known ones and practice them at the same time. When answering questions (in examination) , skip the ones you find doubtfull, helps reduce negative marks.