Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Union Grants Commission Test

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ) Union Grants Commission Test 2019

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research invites admission application for Union Grants Commission Test for Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF ) and Eligibility for Lectureship ( LS ) in the following subjects for the academic year 2019 – 2020.

The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below :

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

CSIR UGC NET Eligibility 2019

  • Nationality : Candidates must be an Indian National
  • Education Qualification : Candidates should have 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 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 possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF ) and not for Lectureship ( LS ).
  • 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

Age Limit & Relaxation

  • For JRF ( NET ) : Maximum 28 years as on 1st July, 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

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

  • The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively in 16th June, 2019. The exam will be held in two sessions; morning 09.00 AM to 12.00 noon and afternoon 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM
  • The Test will be held in total of five subjects viz., Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. The CSIR UGC NET pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test is given below :
    • The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks; the exam shall be for duration of three hours. The question paper shall be divided in three parts.
    • Candidates should use only black ballpoint pen and not pencil to fill in their particulars in the OMR Answer Sheet / Question Paper Booklet and to darken the appropriate circle to mark their answers in their OMR answer sheet
    • The Question Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version
    • Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam

CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2019

CSIR UGC NET application form is available in the official website

  • 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
  • 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 : 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.

Examination Fee

  • For General – ₹1000/-
  • For Other Backward Classes ( OBC ) – Non – Creamy Layer – ₹500/-
  • For SC / ST / Physically Handicapped ( PH ) or Visually Handicapped ( VH ) – ₹250/-
  • Candidates applying for the Exam are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Exam 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
  • The journal number or the UTR number given by the Bank is to be filled in the payment details while submitting the application form
  • Candidates may also deposit their fees through RTGS or NEFT by giving particulars of the Indian Bank, as notified in the fee deposit challan

CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2019

  • Appearing candidates of CSIR UGC NET June 2019, can download their admit cards from the official website
  • Admit Card will be issued by 01st week of June 2019. The candidates have to enter their application form number and date of birth to download their admit card
  • No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate
  • Candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam center

CSIR UGC NET Exam Centres 2019

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

Bangalore ( 1 ), Bhavnagar ( 2 ), Bhopal ( 3 ), Bhubaneshwar ( 4 ), Chandigarh ( 5 ), Chennai ( 6 ), Cochin ( 7 ) Delhi ( 8 ), Guntur ( 9 ), Guwahati ( 10 ), Hyderabad ( 11 ), Imphal ( 12 ), Jammu ( 13 ), Jamshedpur ( 14 ) Jorhat ( 15 ), Karaikudi ( 16 ), Kolkata ( 17 ), Lucknow ( 18 ), Nagpur ( 19 ) Pilani ( 20 ), Pune ( 21 ), Raipur ( 22 ), Roorkee ( 23 ), Srinagar ( 24 ), Thiruvananthapuram ( 25 ), Udaipur ( 26 ) Varanasi ( 27 )

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

CSIR UGC NET Syllabus 2019

  • 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

CSIR UGC NET Result 2019

  • 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.
  • 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

CSIR UGC NET Important Dates 2019

1The Date of Commencement of Online Application isMarch, 2019
2The Last Date for Submission of Online Application isApril, 2019
3Admit Card will be issued by1st week of June, 2019 [ No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate ]
4Date of CSIR UGC NET 2019 Exam16th June, 2019 ( Sunday )

Contact Details

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Anusandhan Bhawan, 2 Rafi Marg,
New Delhi-110001, India.,
Phone No. : 011 2373 7889,
Fax : 011-23710618,
Email :,
Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.