CSIR UGC NET Details :-

CSIR UGC NET is an OMR paper-pen based test directed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to decide the eligibility of Indian national aspirants for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and for ascertaining the appointment of lecturers (NET) in the following subject areas under the faculty of Science and Technology.


The exam 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

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates must be an Indian National.

Age Limit:

The upper age limit prescribed for JRF should be 28 years.

The candidates belonging to different categories, the relaxation will be provided to them.

There is no upper age limit for Lectureship.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates who have completed the four-year BS program or hold a BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/Integrated BS-MS/MBBS/BSc (Hons)/M.Sc. or equivalent degree or students enrolled in the Integrated MS-PhD program or Equivalent degree/B.Sc (Hons) with at least 55% marks for General & OBC-NCL candidates are eligible to apply (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates).

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or have just completed 10+2+3 years of any of the above qualifying examinations are also eligible under the Result Awaited (RA) category, however, such candidates will have to complete the qualifying degree with the requisite percentage of marks within the period of two years, In order to avail the fellowship.

To avail the CSIR fellowship only, candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree, in Science, Engineering or any other discipline will be eligible after he/she has got himself/herself enrolled for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. program within the given validity of 2 years

Joint CSIR UGC NET 2017 Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website:- http://csirhrdg.res.in

Examination Fee:-

Candidates applying for the Test may deposit their Examination fee, after verifying their eligibility, in any branch of the Indian Bank throughout the country by paying the following fee in cash through bank challan OR RTGS/NEFT through any bank (Bank account details are required to be filled in the Indian Bank challan form to be downloaded from online application system):-


General – Rs. 1000/-

Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer – Rs. 500/-

SC/ST/ Persons with Disability (PwD) – Rs. 250/-

OBC candidates whose caste is not listed in Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website www.ncbc.nic.in) and who are not covered under the provisions as applicable to OBC – Non Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates, shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, OBC Candidates not belonging to OBC Non Creamy Layer shall indicate their category as ‘General’.

The hard copy of the online application form, duly completed with requisite enclosure should be sent by Ordinary post to the Deputy Secretary (Exam), Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 23.09.2017.

Paper Pattern

Joint CSIR UGC NET 2017 Paper Pattern:-

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 18th June, 2017 as under:

Subject –

(i) Life Sciences

(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

(iii) Mathematical Sciences

(iv) Chemical Sciences

(v) Physical Sciences

Marks – 200

Duration:- 3 hrs


 Morning Session 9.00AM-12.00 Noon

Afternoon Session 2.00 PM-5.00 PM

The question paper shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & Scheme of Exam.

Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

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.

Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme of Exam.