Joint CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test – CSIR UGC NET December 2016 Exam Date

CSIR UGC NET December 2016 Exam Date

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Human Resource Development Group,
Examination Unit, CSIR Complex,
Library Avenue, Pusa,
New Delhi – 110 012, India,
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Joint Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ) invites applications from eligible candidates for admission into Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship ( JRF ) programs through University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test ( UGC NET ) Entrance Exam December 2016.

CSIR UGC NET 2016 Exam Date

CSIR UGC NET December 2016 Exam Date : 18th December, 2016 (Tentatively)

CSIR UGC NET Important Dates 2016

A.Date of Single MCQ Examination Tentatively on
18th December, 2016
B. Schedule for Online Application

  1. Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan

  2. Date of close of deposit of fee ( at All stations )

  3. Date of close of Online submission of Applications ( at All stations )
16th August, 2016
08th September, 2016
09th September, 2016
C.Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the Examination Unit16th September, 2016
D.Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the Examination Unit ( from remote areas )23rd September, 2016
E. Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis14th October, 2016
F. Tentative date of Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website15th October, 2016
G. Last date for accepting of representation about non registration for this test22nd October, 2016
H. Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates1st week of December, 2016

1. CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR-UGC Test Tentatively on Sunday 18th December, 2016 for determining the eligibility of the
Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and
research, as applicable.

  1. A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF’ OR for ‘Lectureship ( LS ) only’ He / she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates for ‘JRF’, or ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available & performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid down eligibility criterion. If a candidate is found to be over – age for JRF ( NET ) he / she will automatically
    be considered for Lectureship (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc. qualification OR under M.Sc. Result Awaited ( RA ) category shall be eligible for LS subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC.
  2. Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship ( JRF – NET ) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship ( NET ), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF ( NET ), will also be eligible for Lectureship ( NET ) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF – ship in a Scheme / Project, if otherwise suitable. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association. The candidates declared eligible for Junior Research Fellowship under UGC scheme and Lectureship will be governed by UGC rules/regulations in this regard.
  3. The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of March/April, 2017 and fellowship will be 2 years from effective date of fellowship as indicated in NET certificate.