Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released the notification for the UGC NET 2018. The second edition of the CSIR UGC NET will be conducted on December 16, 2018. Online registration for the CSIR UGC NET 2018 will start from September 25. The last date for applying online is October 15, 2018.
The CSIR UGC NET is conducted for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment as Lecturer (LS) in the areas of chemical sciences, earth, atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences. Here are the important points you need to know prior to the online registrations of CSIR UGC NET.
CSIR UGC NET Eligibility
Candidates who wish to appear for the exam should possess an M.Sc or equivalent degree/integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST.
Candidates selected for the JRF through CSIR UGC NET will earn INR 25,000 per month as stipend for the first two years, excluding annual contingent grant of INR 20,000 per fellow that will be provided by the university/institution.
Difference Between JRF And Lecturer In CSIR UGC NET
Aspirants can apply either for JRF or Lecturer. If a candidate applies for JRF and fulfills the laid-down eligibility criteria for Lectureship, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS. If a candidate is over-aged for JRF (NET), then he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) alone.
CSIR UGC NET Age Limit
The maximum age limit is 28 years as on July 01, 2018, for JRF (NET). The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants and 03 years for OBC (non creamy layer) applicants. However, there is no upper age limit for Lectureship (NET).
CSIR UGC NET Exam Fee
- General: INR 1000
- OBC (non-creamy layer): INR 500
- SC/ST/PwD: INR 250
CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern
This is a single paper MCQ-based test that will be held in the morning and evening sessions. The test will be held in the subjects such as chemical sciences, earth, atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences. The total number of marks will be 200. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
CSIR UGC NET Syllabus
The test booklet shall be divided into three parts (A, B & C) as per syllabus & scheme of the exam. Part A shall be common to all subjects and focus on general aptitude such as logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability. Part B consists of subject-related conventional MCQs. However, Part 'C' shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
CSIR UGC NET Application Process
Candidates should visit the official website of CSIR (www.csirhrdg.res.in) to apply online. Prior to registration, aspirants are advised to go through the CSIR UGC NET information bulletin meticulously.