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CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

JOINT CSIR-UGC NET EXAMINATION DECEMBER 2023

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination.
December 2023 to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, as per details given below:

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Details Dates
Submission of Online Application Form 01.11.2023 to 30.11.2023 (upto 05:00 PM)
Last date for Payment of Fee 30.11.2023 (upto 11:50 PM)
Correction Window 02.12.2023 to 04.12.2023
Date/s of exam 26, 27 & 28 December, 2023
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration of the Exam 180 minutes (03 hours)
Pattern of exam Objective Type with MCQ
Total Test Papers 1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences
Medium of the Paper Bi-lingual (English and Hindi)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES AT A GLANCE
(Please refer to Information Bulletin for details)
Dates, Fee Details and Application Procedure for
Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023:

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

Name of the Examination Joint CSIR-UGC NET
December 2023
Online registration and submission of Application Form through NTA Website: https://csirnet.nta.ac.in
01.11.2023 to 30.11.2023 (upto 05:00 pm)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee 30.11.2023 (upto 11:50 pm)

Fee Payable for JOINT CSIR-UGC NET December 2023
(Debit/Credit Card/UPI or Internet Banking through any of the payment gateway of SBI / ICICI)

Category Application Fee
General INR 1100
General-EWS/OBC(NCL)* INR 550
SC/ST INR 275
Third gender INR 275
PwD NIL

Note:

  • An applicant can apply for payment through net-banking, debit/credit card, or UPI.
  • Service charges of the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator, as applicable.
  • Applicants are advised to read Payment instructions carefully before paying the application fee.

*OBC (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on the website of National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column.
State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) may choose General (EWS) in case they fulfill the prescribed requirement in this regard.

Name of the Examination JOINT CSIR-UGC NET
December 2023
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 02.12.2023 to 04.12.2023
City Intimation Slip To be announced later through the website.
Downloading of Admit Card by the Candidate from NTA Website To be announced later through the website.
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Pattern of Examination Objective Type with MCQ
Duration of Examination 180 minutes (03 hours)
Date of Examination Schedule 26, 27 & 28 December, 2023
Timing of Examination Will be announced on NTA website
Centre, Date and Shift of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination As mentioned on the Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys Will be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result on NTA Website Will be announced later on the website
Website https://csirnet.nta.ac.in / www.nta.ac.in

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

  1. Candidates can apply for Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023 through “Online” mode only.
  2. Candidate must carefully read the Instructions (including how to fill up Application Form online) given in the Information Bulletin available on the NTA Website. Candidates not complying with the Instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  3. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website https://csirnet.nta.ac.in. Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  4. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
  5. Candidates must ensure that E-mail Address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on registered Mobile Number only.
  6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
    • Download Information Bulletin and read the same carefully regarding eligibility and procedure/documentation required for filling the Online Application Form.
    • Follow the steps given below to Apply Online: Step-1: Register for Online Form submission using unique Email ID and Mobile No. Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No. Upload legible scanned images of: (i) a recent photograph (in jpg file, size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in color or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (in jpg file size: 4kb – 30kb) (iii) Duly verified Result Awaited Attestation Form (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 500KB), (iv) Category Certificate if applicable (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 300KB) & (v) PwD Certificate if applicable (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 300KB). Step-3: Pay the prescribed fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card and UPI, keep proof of fee paid for future reference.
    • Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
    • PwD candidates are exempted from payment of the fee. All the 3 Steps can be done together or at separate sittings.
  7. After the submission of Online Application Form (i.e., successful completion of all the Steps), Confirmation Page of the Application Form should be downloaded and a printout of the same may be retained for future reference. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.
    • In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of the prescribed Fee, the candidate should approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway integrator (at the helpline number and email given in Annexure-I of the Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment.
    • In spite of the above, if a successful transaction is not reflected on the Portal, it means the transaction is not complete and the candidate may pay a second time and ensure OK status. However, any duplicate payment received from the candidate by NTA in the course of said transactions will be refunded (in the same payment mode through which the duplicate payment is received), after fee reconciliation by NTA.
  8. Information such as his/her name, contact details/address, category, PwD status, educational qualification details, date of birth, choice of exam cities, etc. provided by the candidate in the online Application Form will be treated as final. Any request for change in such particulars after the closure of the correction period will not be considered by NTA.
  9. NTA does not edit/modify/alter any information entered by the candidate under any circumstances. Any request for change in information will not be entertained. Therefore, candidates are advised to exercise utmost caution for filling up correct details in the Application Form. Request for corrections made by any candidates through Post/Fax/WhatsApp/Email/by hand will not be entertained by NTA.
  10. Candidates must ensure that their email address and mobile number registered on their online Application Form are their own, as relevant/important information/communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address and/or through SMS on the registered mobile number only. NTA shall not be responsible for any non-communication/mis-communication with a candidate in the email address or mobile number given by him/her other than his/her own.
  11. NTA disclaims any liability that may arise to a candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by him/her in his/her online Application Form.
  12. Candidates are advised to visit the NTA Website and check their e-mails regularly for latest updates.
  13. Role of NTA is confined to registration of candidates and conduct of the exam. Further, finalization of answer keys after inviting challenges, processing and declaration of results and preparation of the list of qualified candidates is being done by NTA in collaboration with CSIR. NTA has no role to play in the award of fellowships or other downstream processes.Notes:
    i. The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-3 is not complete. Such forms will stand rejected, and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
    ii. No request for a refund of the fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
    iii. The entire application process for Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023 is online, including uploading of scanned images, payment of fees, and printing of Confirmation Page, Admit Card, etc.
    iv. Usage of Data and Information: NTA/Government of India can use the data provided by the End Users (test-taker in this case) for internal purposes including training, research and development, analysis, and other permissible purposes. However, this information is not for use by any third party or private agency for any other use.
    iv. Usage of Data and Information: NTA/Government of India can use the data provided by the End Users (test taker in this case) for internal purpose(s) including training, research and development, analysis and other permissible purpose(s). However, this information is not for use by any third party or private agency for any other use.

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

CHAPTER – 1: INTRODUCTION ABOUT NTA AND JOINT CSIR- UGC NET

1.1. About National Testing Agency (NTA)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), now known as the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GOI), has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization under the Societies Registration Act (1860) for conducting efficient, transparent, and international standards tests to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the CSIR with the task of conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023.

1.2. About Joint CSIR-UGC Fellowship

CSIR and UGC provide Research Fellowships for training in research methods under the expert guidance of faculty members and scientists working in University Departments, National Laboratories, and Institutions in various fields of Science. Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowships are tenable in Universities, IITs, Post Graduate Colleges, Government Research Establishments (including those of CSIR), Research & Development establishments of recognized public or private sector industrial firms, and other recognized institutions. Only bonafide Indian Citizens are eligible for the test. The Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is tenable in India. The program aims at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.

A large number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates holding BS-4 years program, BE, B.Tech., B.Pharma, MBBS, Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc., or equivalent degrees, B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders, or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D. programs with at least 55% marks for General/General-EWS candidates (50% for OBC-NCL/SC/ST/Third gender candidates and Persons with Disability) after qualifying the Test conducted by NTA on behalf of CSIR twice a year in June and December. (Note: Marks are not rounded off.)

Joint CSIR UGC NET is a test conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor positions in Indian universities and colleges, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Online applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year on an all-India basis through a Press Notification of Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF and LS/AP.

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

This Test also determines the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship/Assistant Professor positions in Indian University/Colleges. Those who qualify for JRF are eligible for Lectureship/Assistant Professor positions as well, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Candidates opting for Lectureship/Assistant Professor only as their preference in their online application form will not be considered for JRF (even if their marks are above the JRF cut-off). The validity of the qualifying certificate for Lectureship/Assistant Professor is indefinite.

The award of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is for a fixed tenure and does not imply
any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR-UGC NET to the
beneficiary.

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1.3. About Junior Research Fellowship Stipend

The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs. 37,000/- per month for the first two years. In addition, an annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- is reimbursed directly to the fellow. The Fellowship will be governed by the terms and conditions of CSIR, UGC, or Research Scheme, as applicable.

Upon completion of two years as a JRF and if the Fellow is registered for Ph.D., the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET), and the stipend will be increased to Rs. 42,000/- per month for the 3rd and subsequent years. This upgrade is based on the assessment of the Fellow’s research progress and achievements through an interview conducted by an Expert Committee. The Expert Committee consists of the Guide, Head of the Department, and an External Member from outside the University/Institution who is an expert in the relevant field and holds a rank not below that of Professor/Associate Professor. Ideally, the External Member should serve as the chairman of the three-member Committee. If the guide happens to be the Head of the Department, the Dean, Faculty of Science, or any senior member of the Department may be associated as the third member of the Committee. If the Committee does not recommend up-gradation or if the fellow has not registered for Ph.D., the candidate will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs. 37,000/- per month for the 3rd year, or their fellowship may be terminated, depending upon the recommendation of the Committee. The decision of CSIR in this regard shall be final. The progress of the research work of JRF will be assessed by a duly constituted three-member assessment committee again at the end of the 3rd year for such up-gradation.

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

The number of fellowships for each subject is limited.

1.4. Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023

Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023 would be conducted by NTA for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology. Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023 shall be conducted by NTA in the enlisted subjects (Annexure-II) based on the syllabus (available at www.csirhrdg.res.in), at selected Cities of Examination centers spread across the country given at Annexure-III.

Option to be exercised by candidate:

A candidate may apply either for:

  • ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR
  • ‘Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor’.

He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. If a candidate applies for JRF and fulfills the laid-down eligibility criteria for Lectureship/Assistant Professor also, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS/Assistant Professor.

Option/preference given by the candidate in his/her application form is final, and requests for change will not be entertained at any later stage.

The total number of candidates who will qualify depends on the number of fellowships available and performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfill the laid-down eligibility criteria. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET), he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship/Assistant Professor (NET) only.

Candidates with M.Sc. qualification OR under M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA)/Enrolled category shall be eligible for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC.

National Fellowships/Schemes (NFOBC, NFSC, and NFPwD):

Candidates aspiring for the NFOBC, NFSC OR NFPwD shall also have to apply for Joint CSIR UGC NET December-2023. However, the result of NFOBC, NFSC, and NFPwD will be compiled/declared by the respective nodal agency on their websites. Candidates must provide correct information in the online application form (wherever asked for) to be eligible for these fellowships. These fellowships/schemes are governed by the guidelines available on the official websites of implementing agencies/ministries.

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CHAPTER – 2: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

2.1. For Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023 Courses

2.1.1. Essential Educational Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B. Tech/ B. Pharma/ MBBS with at least 55% (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% (without rounding off) for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of declaration of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Test result, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared (Annexure-VIII).
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS; 50% (without rounding off) marks for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor.
  • B.E./ B.S./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma/ MBBS final year/result awaited candidates are eligible to apply for fellowship only. These candidates will not be eligible for Lectureship/Assistant professor.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) final year/Result awaited candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.
  • The eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D. degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% (without rounding off) marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/Assistant Professor only. (Note: Marks are not rounded off)

Candidates belonging to the Third gender category are eligible to draw the same
relaxation in fee, age and Eligibility Criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as
are available to SC/ST categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for this category
would be the lowest among those for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC–NCL / General-EWS categories
in the corresponding subject.

2.1.2 Upper Age limit:

(a) JRF: Maximum 28 years as on 01/07/2023 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Third gender/Persons with Disability (PwD) / female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants}.

(b) Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor: No upper age limit.

2.1.3 Declaration:

In the event of any ineligibility being detected by CSIR/UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled, and they shall be liable for legal action. NTA does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online registration, and hence, candidature will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam Official Notification

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CHAPTER – 3: DETAILS OF EXAMINATIONS

3.1. Mode of Examinations

The Examinations will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

3.2. Pattern of Question Papers

The Test will consist of three parts. All the parts will consist of objective type, multiple
choice questions. There will be no break between papers. The subject-wise scheme
of examination is as per details below:

Chemical Sciences: The candidate is required to answer a maximum of 15, 35 and 25
questions from Part-A, Part-B and Part-C respectively. If more than required number of
questions are answered, only first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B and
Part C respectively will be taken up for evaluation. Below each question in Part A,
Part B andPart C, four alternatives or responses are given. Only one of these alternatives
is the “correct” option to the question. The candidate has to find, for each question, the
correct or the best answer.

Life Sciences: The candidate is required to answer a maximum of 15, 35 and 25
questions from Part-A, Part-B and Part-C respectively. If more than required number of
questions are answered, only first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B and
Part C respectively will be taken up for evaluation. Below each question in Part A,
Part B andPart C, four alternatives or responses are given. Only one of these alternatives
is the “correct” option to the question. The candidate has to find, for each question, the
correct or the best answer.

3.3. Medium of Examination

The Paper will be in bilingual i.e. Hindi and English. Candidates are required to answer in
the medium as per option exercised in the Application Form. In case of any ambiguity
between Hindi and English version due to translation, English version would be treated as
final.

3.4. Marking Scheme of Examinations
Please refer to point no. 3.2.

3.5. Subjects of the Test
The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below:

Subject Code Subjects of the Test
701 Chemical Sciences
702 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
703 Life Sciences
704 Mathematical Sciences
705 Physical Sciences

 

3.6. Syllabus of the Test
Syllabus & Scheme of Examination of the MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG
website: www.csirhrdg.res.in

Details of Course Code, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of Question Paper, fee, etc. are available in the Information Bulletin hosted on the website https://csirnet.nta.ac.in.

Candidates who desire to appear in Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023, may
apply online only, at https://csirnet.nta.ac.in during the period specified above.

Before applying for Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023, candidates are
advised to check the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the Information Bulletin carefully.

The exam fee is also required to be paid online only through payment gateway using debit/credit cards, internet banking or UPI.

For any queries or /clarifications, candidates can call NTA Help Desk at 011-40759000 or
011-69227700 write to NTA at [email protected]

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