CSIR UGC Notification For JRF/Lectureship NET 2017, Eligibility, apply at csirhrdg.res.in

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) is inviting applications from eligible candidates for Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on Sunday 17th December, 2017 for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET 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.







Sl NoEventDate
A.Date of Single MCQ Examination17th December 2017
B.Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan23.08.2017
A.Date of close of deposit of fee (at All stations)15.09.2017
B.Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations)16.09.2017
A.Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the Examination Unit (other than remote areas)23.09.2017
B.Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the Examination Unit (from remote areas)03.10.2017
A.Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis20.10.2017
B.Tentative date of Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR HRDG website17.11.2017
A.Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration for this test23.11.2017
B.Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidatesLst week of Dec. 2017



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

  • A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF-Lectureship’ OR ‘JRF’ only OR ‘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-Lectureship’ OR ‘JRF’ only OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’ 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. Candidates with M.Sc qualification OR under M.Sc Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling 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), 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. 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 2018 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st July 2018 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.



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 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.

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 PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

Candidates having Bachelor’s degree only shall not be eligible for Lectureship.

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.

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.


For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2017 {upper age limit may be relaxed 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 LS (NET): No upper age limit.


The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 17th December 2017 as under:


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


Morning Session9.00AM - 12.00 Noon3 hrs
Afternoon Session2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Subject wise schedule of examination will be notified later on.


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.


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

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

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres.  No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.




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

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