Junior and senior (Joint) Fellowship CSIR – UGC Net

This article enables everybody to know the importance of the joint CSIR – UGC NET. The qualified persons will be eligible for faculty with junior and senior fellowship in Prestigious IITs, NITs and State / Central universities. The eligibility and procedure of the test is with the details of subjects for the test with approaching time plan in writing the answers at the test is given.


Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) – UGC NET is the gate way of the students who are eager to get junior research and senor (joint) fellowship every month from central universities, state universities and other prestigious educational institutions along with the students in prestigious research firms in and abroad through the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC. This Test is conducted twice in a year June and December. This notification is for the test in June, 2013.


There is a severe scarcity of faculty located from the junior level colleges to the State level universities. Central Human resource Minister stated that there is no exemption to the high level educational Institutions like IITs, NITs and Central universities from this severe problem of faculty. This test is aimed to reduce the scarcity of faculty. The qualified candidates' through this test are eligible to get an appointment as lecturers, Asst. professors and professors in the colleges across the country in IITs and in universities. The State level tests are also conducting for the eligibility of faculty in the colleges, but the importance and priority would be given to Joint CSIR-UGC Test. So the candidates have focused on this test.

Subject items for test

There are totally six items for joint CSIR-UGC Test.
  • Chemical sciences

  • Earth atmospheric, Ocean and planetary sciences

  • Life sciences

  • Mathematical sciences

  • Physical sciences

  • Engineering sciences

  • Eligibility

    Qualification: B.Sc. (4-Years course) / BE / B.Tech / B .Pharmacy / MBBS / Integrated B.Sc-M.Sc / M.Sc.-general with 55% marks for OBC students and 50% for SC / ST / Physically disabled. Final year studying students in the above degrees are also eligible for this test. Age should not be crossed 28 years as on January 1, 2013 for junior Fellowship. There is no age limit for lecturer posts.

    Greater opportunities for Science and Engineering students

    Engineering science students were first introduced in the last year December-2012 CSIR-NET. Engineering graduates would grab wonderful opportunities through this test while compare with other students. All most all IITs and NITs suffer with severe scarcity of faculty. If they will get the best rank in this test, there is an opportunity to get a chance to do PhD in prestigious educational Institutions along with the Junior Fellowship (JRF).
    The Engineering students would get opportunities in life sciences too along with the students of B.Tech (Biotechnology), Bio-Informatics, Bio-medical engineering, Pharmacy, B.Sc. (Agriculture) with the M.Sc.(Life sciences) students compete in the test to grab the opportunity.

    Procedure of the test

    The exam paper consists of Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C has to answer for 200 marks in three hours. The question paper is both in Hindi and English languages except the engineering science students. Engineering science students has been given question paper in English language only.
    Part-A: This is the common for all subject students. In this section the student has been examined in general aptitude in the items of logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparisons, series formation and puzzles etc. Minimum 15 questions have to be answered out of 20 questions given in this section for 30 marks.

    Part-B: It is the test on the subject which the candidates select for this exam. The number of questions is 20-35 depend upon the selection of subject of the candidate. Conventional multiple choice questions will be given for testing the knowledge and grip on the selected subject for 70 marks.

    Part-C: This section is also belongs to the same subject whom he selected in the Part-B. But the type of questions given in this section is different. The questions will be in an analytical with deep perceptions and more problematic in the chosen subject. The candidate has to answer these questions with his scientific knowledge use in an analytical way of approach. The section has for 100 marks and not for uniform marks for certain number of questions. The number of questions in this section is uncertain and the marks allotted each question is uncertain. But totally this section is for 100 marks.

    Negative marks: Negative marks will be charged for every wrong answer in three sections. 25 percentages of the wrong answer marks will be reduced from the marks gained by the candidate.


    The students who have qualified Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be eligible for fellowship Rs.16000/- every month for two years along with Rs.20000/- as contingency grant at the end of every year for two years. According to the performance of candidate in the progress in research and his approach in the interview will be awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) and has to be given Rs.18000/-per month. In the research period both in JRF and SRF for five years, In this way he has been given fellowship totally five years with the contingency fund for five years. All the qualified candidates in the NET are not guaranteed to get fellowship. In every subject there is limited number of fellowships. The candidates are selected for fellowship of certain subject according to the marks gained from the qualified in the NET.

    Doctor Shyam Prasad Mukharjee Fellowship

    Dr. Shyam Prasad Mukharjee special fellowship was awarded to the students whom performance was outstanding in the entrance test and their services which will be motivated to develop the scientific know how among the students. The students and their services which enable the encouraging the students in the colleges will be awarded by this prestigious fellowship as Rs.20000/-per month for the period of two years and Rs.24000/- per month another three years as per the base of the talent of a candidate and contingency fund Rs.70000/- every year for the period of three years.

    Application procedure

  • The application can be submitted through on-line or off-line for this test will be available in the designated branches of Indian Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce from 05th February, 2013 to 01 March, 2013
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  • The candidate may apply either through application form available in the aforesaid bank branches or on line website www.csirhrdg.res.in between the above dates mentioned
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  • The candidate applying on-line will be required to deposit the Rs.400/- examination fee through bank challana in any of the Indian Bank branches throughout the country.

  • Information bulletin with detailed information, validity period / joining date, instructions for on-line application and Bank challana preform are available on the website www.csirhrdg.res.in

  • The last date for receipt of duly completed OMR application or hard copy of on-line submitted application form with the required enclosures to:
    The Sr. controller of Examinations
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    Examination Unit, HRDG, CSIR, COMPLEX,
    Opposite Institute of Hotel Management,
    Library Avenue, Pusa.
    New Delhi – 110012.
    Last Date: 07 March, 2013. For remote areas 13 March, 2013

    some important institutions offer admissions in to PhD courses

    1. Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)-Hyderabad

    2. Indian Institute of chemical technology (IICT- Hyderabad

    3. Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT)-Bhubaneswar

    4. Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI)-Chennai

    5. Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)-Lucknow

    6. Institute of Genomics and Integrated Biology (IGIB)-Delhi

    7. Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI)-Mysore

    8. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP)-Lucknow

    9. Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI)-Durgapur

    10. Central Road Research institute (CRRI)-New Delhi

    11. Central Scientific Instrumentation Organization (CSIO)-Chandighad

    12. Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR)-Danbadh

    13. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI)-Kolkata

    14. Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute (CECRI)-Karaikudi

    15. Structural Engineering Research Institute (SERI)-Chennai

    16. North-East Institute of science and Technology (NEIST)-G Jorhat

    17. National Institute of Inter- Disciplinary Science and Technology (NIIDST)-Thiruvananthapuram

    Preparation plan for the test

    • Students need complete understanding of the syllabus for this test. Generally the students go for coaching material. It is not the right thing. They should prefer academic standard books and standard reference books along with a good coaching center for doubt clearance. Hospitality and hotel management courses entrance study material will also preferable for preparation

    • we do not expect stereo type questions. The questions will be approached with different style in confused manner. The questions will be confused, if the answer is well known.

    • The given questions were aimed to know the student's grip on the subject. Students should read related subject with deep analytic approach.

    • Students should have practiced questions at the end of the reference books.

    • The physical Science students should gain grip on the concepts and rules of the subject and the problems should be solved on these concepts and rules.

    • The model CSIR - NET question paper and the key available in the website. If you practice model question papers, There is a chance to get more marks in the entrance test.

    • the exam paper will be given to the candidate before fifteen minutes commencement of the exam. Then you should know the answerable questions in the part-C.

    • Out of three hours exam time 80% of questions should be answered in one hour and part-A should be answered in 20 minutes.

    • Remaining one hour forty minutes should be utilized for Part-B and for Part- C revision.

    • Out of totally 180 minutes 100 minutes should be allotted for only for Part – C.

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