What is CSIR NET?

Joint CSIR UGC NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (URF) and for Lecture ship (LS)/Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Online applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year on all India basis through Press Notifica tion of Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF and LS.

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    Eligibility Criteria

    M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B.Tech/B. Phar ma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS 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 Appli cation Form, are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite per – centage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellow ship.

    Upper Age Limit

    • JRF: Maximum 28 years as on 01.01.2020 {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)
    • Lectarzip (LS)/ Assistant Professor: No upper age limit

    Mode of Examination

    The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.

    Exam Pattern

    The candidate is required to answer a maximum of 15, 35 and 25 ques tions from Part-A, Part-B and Part-C respectively. If more than required number of questions are answered, only first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B and Part C respectively will be taken up for evaluation.
    Below each question in Part A, Part B and Part C, four alternatives or responses are given. Only one of these alternatives is the “correct” option to the question. The candidate has to find, for each question, the correct or the best answer.

    The Test Will Consist of three parts All the parts will consist of objective Type Multipal choise Question

    Total No of Question Part A Part B Part C Total
    Questions 20 40 60 120
    Attepmt 15 35 25 75
    Marks 2 2 4 200
    Negative 0.5 0.5 1

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