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How to prepare for CSIR-UGC examination- 2012


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The online application submission date for the CSIR-UGC examination is 19th September, 2012. The commencement of examination date is 23 December, 2012. The website is www.csirhrdg.res.in . If you want to be a lecturer in college, you will have to pass out of the CSIR exam. What this examination is like and how to prepare for this examination forms the topic of discussion of this present piece of writing.



Despite there being similar latent ability, the interests of people are varied. Some want to become engineer, doctor yet some prefer to become IAS or teacher in life. If you are fond of reading and teaching in search of a respectable profession, being a lecturer in college could be a better career option for you.

CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) has recently invited applications to gain eligibility for the post of lecturer from the students of science stream. The online application date is 19th September, 2012 and the examination date is 23rd September, 2012.

Scholarship- the main attraction of CSIR


The greatest speciality of this exam is that the students obtaining high marks receive scholarship facility. If your economic condition is not good, you can easily gel past the studies with the help of scholarship provided. The merit list is prepared consisting of the science students scoring highest marks in this exam amongst whom are chosen some for Junior Research Fellowship(JRM) sholarships while the rest are selected for the NET-National Eligibility Test. The students passing out this exam are eligible for the lecturer or the post of reader.

Eligibility for CSIR Exam-2012


For the students in the general category, a post graduation in science subjects is essential from any recognised university/institution with at least 55 % marks. For the physically challenged persons of society and for the candidates from SC and ST category, being PG with 50 % marks is a must. For the applicants desirous to gain the eligibility for the post of lectureship, there is no age limit, whereas for JRF candidates, the age limit isminimum19 years and maximum28 years and for the SC/ST and physically challenged candidates, the age limit is relaxed up to 5 years.

CSIR exam- held in 3 phases


The question Papers of the CSIR exam would be in 3 parts:
  1. Part ‘A’ will consist general science, quantitative reasoning, and analysis and research aptitude.
  2. Part ‘B’ would consist of subject related objective type of test
  3. Part ’C’ would consist questions of scientific and concept nature.

Practicing on previous year's questions helps


You can succeed in this examination only if you practice on speed with accuracy. This bears great importance in the objective types of questions. It’d be better for you to practice solving questions within the given timeframe and with greater degree of accuracy. If you do this practice while there is still time left to exam date, you shall come to know of your weaknesses to remove it on time. You can obtain better marks in this examination only if you have strong grips over the science subjects. Solve and practice over the science related subjects as much as is possible. There are several books related to the subjects available in the market. Pay deep attention on science related current affairs and research works.

Clear concept of Syllabus- necessary


The standard of questions is of graduation standard. For this reason, a better understanding of its syllabus and subject is vitally important. Better strategy for you it would be study standard books. Then prepare related notes and read them repeatedly. By following this stratagem, the benefit it would be that you shall be able to prepare well in advance in a short time and shoe a better performance in the examination. Notes are also available for your help. If you so like, you can take helps of these notes also. You can note down important chapters on a single place also for preparation purposes. Include in this list only those chapters from which most of the questions have been asked during the previous years. In it are some questions relating to maths, earth sciences and computer. Make a deep studies of the NCERT books of 11th and 12th standards.

Provision of negative marking: There is the provision of the negative marking in this examination. Hence you need to pay a deep attention over this. You can download the questions from computer.

Wrap: Preparation for this examination is not possible within a few days. You can be fully prepared for this only when you do your preparations with planning and better strategy.


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