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National Eligibility Test (NET)

National Eligibility Test (NET)

EXAM SCHEME FOR SINGLE PAPER CSIR-UGC NET Exam FROM June 2011


CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Science stream is conducted by CSIR in the following areas: -
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences

It has been decided to introduce Single Paper MCQ MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based test from June 2011 exam. The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as 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

    Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Science and Research Aptitude test. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200

    Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 25-35.

    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. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

  • Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be @ 25%
  • The new pattern shall be implemented from June, 2011 exam
  • Model Question Papers in the new format shall be made available along with Notification for the June, 2011 exam.
CSIR UGC NET JUNE 2011 NOTIFICATION

Notification

Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) June 2011

CSIR will hold Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) June, 2011 Exam on Sunday the ___ June 2011
CSIR UGC NET JUNE 2011 IMPORTANT DATES

Date of examination: _____ ( will be updated shortly)

Date of start of sale of application form through banks and on line submission: ___

Date of close of sale of application form through banks and online submission:___

Important dates

Schedule for sale of information bulletin through bank

(i) Start of sale of information bulletin:

(ii) Date of close of sale of Information bulletin by cash at all branches/stations:

Schedule for On-line application

Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms :

Last date for receipt of (both kind) completed application forms (from remote areas):

Last date for receipt of written request for change of examination centre only on merit basis:

Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website:

Last date for entertainment of any representation about non-registration for this test:



CSIR will hold the Joint CSIr-UGC Test _______ for determining the eligibility of the Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research, as applicable

CSIR UGC NET SOLVED QUESTION PAPERS



A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/She may indicate his/her preference in the O.M.R. Application Form/Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘Lectureship only’ depending on  number of fellowships available and performance in the test subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criterion. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only.

Two 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 on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). 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 as per the eligible criteria of that Scheme/Project. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. 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 will be governed by UGC rules/regulations in this regard.

The final result of this test may be declared sometime in the month of June/July 2011 and fellowship to successful candidates . The result of Paper-I of last June, 2010 NET has been declared and can be seen on CSIR website
CSIR UGCNET Application Forms

The application form and information bulletin for this test will be available in the designated branches of Indian Bank and oriental bank of commerce from ____ to ____
Subjects of the test

The test will be held in the subjects as given under

Chemical Science, Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences
Education Qualification

M.Sc or equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned above, with minimum 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination in subjects mentioned in above during the academic session 2009-2010. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.SC or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.
Age limit and relaxation

For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 years and maximum 28 years as on 01.07.2009 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants.

For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years as on 01.07.2010. No upper age limit.
Date and scheme of the CSIR UGC Test

The test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the _____. The scheme of Examination as under

Paper I, Marks – 200, Timings – 10.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m., Duration – 2-1/2 hrs

Paper II, Marks – 200, Timings – 2.00 p.m.-4.30 p.m., Duration – 2-1/2 hrs

Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper I. Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper-I as may be fixed by the CSIR.

Candidates are required to appear in both the papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to appear in Paper II. The questions in papers-I & II will appear both in Hindi and English.
Syllabus of the Test

Syllabus of Paper I (Section A), subject-wise syllabus of Paper I (Section B) and Paper II is given in the Information Bulletin for this test and may also be seen the CSIR website: www.csirhrdg.res.in
Examination centres

The test will be held at 25 centres spread all over India, as specified below: Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

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

For the test, the candidate will have the option to apply either through application form available in the aforesaid bank branches or apply online at website www.csirhrdg.res.in between ____

The candidate desirous to apply online will be required to deposit examination fee through bank challan in any of the Indian bank branches throughout the country

Multiple application or fee submitted in any other mode will be summarily rejected

Information bulletin, detailed notification, instructions for online application, syllabus, sample question papers and bank challan proforma are available on website

For complete information of this test, including eligibility criterion, subject of the test, exam centres, medium of exam, schedule and scheme of the test, syllabus, instruction for online application and list of designated bank branches etc candidate may refer notification no 10-2(5)/2010(ii)-E.U-II to be published in Employment news issue dated _______and the same may also be seen on above said website

CSIR Fellowships/Associateships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post-Graduate Colleges/Govt Research Establishments including those of CSIR, R&D establishments of recognized public or private sector, industrial firms and other recognized institutions. However, CSIR reserves the right to determine the place best suited to provide necessary facilities in the area of science and technology in which the awardee is to specialize

The CSIR Fellowships/Associatships are tenable in India. Only bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India are eligible for the award of research Fellowship/Associateships. The programme is aimed at National Human Resource Development for S&T

The award of CSIR Fellowship/Associateships is for fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR to the beneficiary. The authority to award/terminate vests with CSIR. The awardee shall not lay claim to permanent absorption in CSIR, after the expiry of Fellowship/Associateship

Subject of Research: Preference is given to a subject/topic of research relevant to the research programmes of CSIR laboratories and nationally important S&T areas

CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): A certain number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding MSc or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks after qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CSIR twice in a year

Application procedure: Applications for JRF are invited twice a year through press advertisement on all India basis in the prescribed application form. The completed application form may be submitted to the Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012

Age limit: The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, Women, PwD and OBC applicants

Selection procedure: The selection for award of JRF shall be made on the basis of a competitive written test called the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by CSIR at national level and consisting of two papers

Paper one is objective type consisting of Part (A) general nature and part (B) is subject type. It tests the mental ability and broad awareness of scientific knowledge at the rudimentary level. The second paper is to be selected from the amongst (1) Chemical Sciences (2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (3) Life Sciences, (4) Mathematical Sciences and (5) Physical Sciences

The second paper requires short descriptive answers to questions. Usually examinations are held for a day on the third Sunday in June and December, each year

The candidates who qualify in the test are informed individually after the result is finalized. The Fellowship is awarded on receipt of necessary details of the qualifying degree examination, place of work, research topic, the name of supervisor and the concurrence of the Institution to provide all the necessary facilities. The validity of the offer of this award will be one year. The candidate is expected to register for Ph.D degree within a period of one year from the date of joining

Stipend and Tenure: The stipend of a JRF selected through the all India test will be Rs 12,000/ p.m. for a period of 2 years. In addition, annual contingent grant of Rs 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to  the University/Institution

On completion of two years as JRF, the stipend may be increased to Rs 14,000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent year, on the basis of assessment of Fellows’ research progress/achievements through interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department and External Member from outside the University/Institution who is an expert in the relevant field, not below the rank of Professor/Associate Professor. As far as possible the External Member should be the chairman of 3 members committee. Where the guide happens to be the Head of the Department, the Dean, Faculty of Science or any senior member of the Department may be associated as the third member of the committee. On up gradation, the designation of JRF will be changed to SRF (NET). In the event of the committee not recommending up gradation the candidate will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs 12,000/- p.m. for the 3rd year or his fellowship may be terminated depending upon the decision of the committee. The progress of research work of JRF will be assessed again at the end of 3rd year for such up gradation

It is expected that Fellows will have published work to their credit by the end of 3rd year. This shall form an important quantitative and qualitative criterion for judging the progress made by the candidate. If the work of JRF is still not found satisfactory for up gradation, the fellowship will be terminated. Extension of tenure of SRF (NET) for the 4th year will be on the basis of the progress report and recommendation of the guide. The 5th year extension as SRF (NET) is permissible on the recommendation of three members assessment committee and progress report duly supported by publications in the form of reprints/ preprints/ manuscripts of the paper published, accepted or communicated for publication

The total tenure as JRF plus SRF (NET) will not exceed five years. This will include the tenure of Fellowship awarded by UGC/DST/ICMR/ICAR etc or any other funding agency/Institution. The order for continuation at the same rate of stipend as SRF (NET), continuation at the same rate of stipend as JRF or otherwise will be issued by the EMR division of HRDG, CSIR. Extension may not also be granted if the fellow does not acknowledge support of CSIR in his research publication

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