CSIR-NET

Human Resource Development (HRD) Group has been contributing significantly towards producing an inquiring society and fast growing knowledge economy. These numerous schemes covers a wide range of scientists (aging from 15 years to 65 years). CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF CSIR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF)

A large number of JRFs are awarded every year by CSIR to the candidates holding BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders  or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates) after qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by CSIR twice a year June and December.  

Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/integrated Ph.D. programme within the validity period of two years.

Candidate 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.

 

PATTERN OF CSIR EXAM

The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below:-

 

  • The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The exam shall be for duration of three hours.
  • The question paper shall be divided in three parts

 

  • Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Aptitude. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200

 

  • Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20-35.

 

  • 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.  The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

 

  • Negative marking for wrong answers.