CSIR UGC NET 2012 Exam For Science Stream Junior Research Fellow

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) provide CSIR Research Fellowships and Associateship to bright young men and women for training in methods of research under the expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Departments/Institutes of National Importance/National Laboratories and Institutes of CSIR in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical Sciences

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 twice a year in the following areas

1. Chemical Sciences

2. Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

3. Life Sciences,

4. Mathematical Sciences and

5.  Physical Sciences.

Exam Scheme:

From June 2011, CSIR has introduced a Single Paper MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based test comprising of three parts.

Part-A shall be common to all subjects comprising question on General Science and Research Aptitude.

Part-B shall contain subject-related conventional MCQ

Part-C shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

Negative marking for wrong answers shall be done.

Application Procedure:

Applications for JRF are invited twice a year through press advertisement on all India basis in the prescribed application form.


1. Chemical Sciences click here

2. Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences click here

3. Life Sciences, click here

4. Mathematical Sciences and Click  here

5.  Physical Sciences. click here

Important Dates for CSIR UGC NET December 2011

A. Date of  Examination 18.12.2011
B. Schedule for sale of Information Bulletin through Bank
(i) Start of sale of Information Bulletin – 16.08.2011
(ii) Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only – 30.08.2011
(iii)Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations – 05.09.2011
C. Schedule for On-Line Application
(i) Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan – 16.08.2011
(ii) Date of close of On-Line deposit of fee (at All stations) – 05.09.2011
(iii)Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at All stations) – 06.09.2011
D. Last date of receipt of completed application forms (including duly completed hard copy of on line application in the Examination Unit – 09.09.2011
E. Last date of receipt of (both kind) Completed application forms (from remote areas) – 16.09.2011
F. Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis – 03.10.2011
G. Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website – 01.11.2011
H. Last date for entertainment of any representation about non-registration for this test 08.11.2011
I. Start of dispatch of Admission Certificate to eligible candidates last week of – Nov., 2011

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CSIR UGC NET 2012 Notificaiton will be issued in the month of March 2012

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