CSIR UGC NET 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CSIR NET Eligibility is stipulated by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) each year. Candidates willing to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2018 must possess M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/B. Pharma /MBBS with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR NET. For JRF: Candidates should be maximum 28 years [33 years for SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates and 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates] as on July 1, 2017. For Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for lectureship.
CSIR UGC NET Registration will begin from March onwards. The application form will release on the official website and the form fee is INR 1000.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts Joint CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test to determine the eligibility of candidates for the Award of Joint Research Fellowship and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology.
Before applying for CSIR NET, candidates should go through the eligibility requirements for CSIR NET. If any candidate is found to be ineligible at later stages than the candidature would be rejected straightway. Aspirants can check below different eligibility criteria requirements for CSIR NET 2018.
The table below provides a description for relevant degree/ academic background to choose a particular stream for CSIR NET 2018:
|Life Science||Pursued academic qualification in Life Science only|
|Chemical Science||Have a degree in M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage mentioned above|
|Earth Science||Pursued M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science within the required qualifying criteria.|
|Mathematics||Pursued M.Sc./BS-MS/BS/B-Tech or any equivalent degree in the field of Mathematics to meet the eligibility requirements|
|Physical Science||Possess a valid degree of M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree within the required percentage|
CSIR has stipulated certain guidelines with respect to relaxation minimum marks required and upper age limit for candidates from different reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD) and female applicants
Category wise CSIR NET Relaxation of marks for eligible candidates from reserved categories is specified in the table below:
|Category||Relaxation in marks (In percentage)|
|Other Backward Classes||5%|
Candidates can also check the relaxation applicable for reserved category candidates in upper age limit.
|Category||Relaxation in Age Limit (in years)|
|OBC (non-creamy layer)||5|
|Persons with disability (PwD)||5|
Ques. What is the maximum age for appearing in CSIR UGC NET Exam?
Ans: The upper age limit for applying for the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBCs.
However, there is no upper age limit for those applying for Lectureship.
Ques. What is the eligibility criteria/ minimum qualification for NET?
Ans: M.Sc. or B.Tech./B.E./B.S. 4 Year programme or an equivalent degree, with a minimum of 55% marks for general & OBC and 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually handicapped candidates.
Ques. What is the maximum term for JRF?
Ans: The total tenure as JRF plus SRF(NET) will not exceed five years. This will include the tenure of Fellowship awarded by UGC/DST/DBT/ICMR/ICAR etc or any other funding agency/Institution.
Ques. Is there a provision of stipend for those who qualify for JRFs?
Ans: The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be INR 16000/ p.m for the first two years. On Completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for PhD, the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to INR 18000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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