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 & Technology. 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.

Subjects under CSIR UGC NET:

The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:

  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Mathematical Sciences
  5. Physical Sciences
  6. Engineering Sciences

Application Starts:

Aug 21, 2012

Application Ends:
Sep 18, 2012

Last Date to Send Application:
Sep 24, 2012
(Oct 01, 2012 for far-flung areas)

CSIR UGC NET Date of Exam:
Dec 23, 2012

Official Website:

CSIR UGC NET Eligibility:

BS-4 years program/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates).

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.

Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC.

PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to September 19, 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only. The candidates with the above qualification are advised to fill up their degree with percentage of marks in column No. 19, 20 & 21, as applicable (if they are applying through Information Bulletin) or column No. 18 to 21, as applicable (for Online applications).

Age Limit:

JRF: Maximum 28 years as on Jul 01 (relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

Lecturership: No Age Limit

Application Form:
OMR application form and bulletin will be available in the designated branches of Indian Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce from.

Duly completed OMR application / hard copy of Online application form, with all the enclosures should be sent to:
The Sr. Controller of the Examinations,
Examination Unit, HRDG,
CSIR complex, Library Avenue,
Pusa, New Delhi - 110012

Online Application:
Application can also be submitted online at CSIR website.

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One Thought to “CSIR UGC NET December 2012”

  1. twinkle

    i have lost my form number plz help me

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