Registrations of CSIR NET/JRF, December 2016 to be end on September 9


The registrations of Joint CSIR-UGC test has been starts by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The students can last apply for the examination last by September 9.

Two merit list of candidates will be released by CSIR which will comprise the list of selected candidates for the award of JRF -NET and the second of those candidates qualifying the eligibility test for Lectureship (NET), on the basis of their performance in the test.

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The eligible students will be given the award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) depending on their finding admission/placement in a university/national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.

Topics of the test:

The Test will be held in the below mentioned subjects:

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

Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification: 

  1. Students must possess a degree of MSc/integrated MSc/ BS – 4-years/ Btech/Bpharma/MBBS from recognized university or college.
  2. The candidates of genral category must carry 55 percent of marks while OBC (non creamy layer) candidates must possess 50 percent marks.

Syllabus of the test:

  1. The paper will be based on three parts (A, B and C) as per the syllabus and scheme of the exam.

Part A

Part A will comprise of questions that will be based on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

Part B

In this section, the questions will be based on multiple choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

Part C

The question paper will consist of high value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

How to apply:

The candidates must apply for the test on the official website.

Important dates:

  1. The last date for depositing challan is September 8.
  2. The last date for online application submission is September 9.
  3. The last date for submitting hard copy of the form is September 16.


CSIR conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET, which is a national level entrance examination in the field of science including Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences.

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