Next Joint CSIR-UGC NET Exam on 17 Dec 2017; Application window opens on 23 Aug

New Delhi:  The next Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship will be held on 17 December 2017 (Sunday). The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released the official notification for conducting the National Eligibility Test (NET).

Key Dates: The online application window will open from 23 August 2017. Date of close of deposit of fee (at All stations) is 15 September 2017 while date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations) is 15 September 2017. Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the Examination Unit (other than remote areas) is 23 September 2017.


The Test will be held in the following five subjects:  1. Chemical Sciences; 2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences; 3. Life Sciences; 4. Mathematical Sciences;  and 5. Physical Sciences.

On the basis of their performance in the CSIR-UGC NET Exam, tTwo 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. 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 single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, 17 December 2017.

The notification has been released on Employment Newspaper Dt. 19-25 August 2017. The detailed notification will be uploaded on the official website of Human Resource Development Group Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer the notification, uploaded on the official website of Human Resource Development Group Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.


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