Council of Scientific and Industrial Reseach (CSIR) has released notification for Joint CSIR- UGC NET to be conducted on 19th June 2011. Popular as CSIR NET (National Eligibility Test), this is very prestigious exam of CSIR. The selected candidates will be awarded Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) and Lecturerships (LS). The CSIR – UGC NET is very useful for Science students as the fellowship offered under JRF and SRF is very attractive. Apart from fellowship, the JRF qualification will offer you research opportunities in prestigious scientific research organisations of the country. Important feature of of CSIR exam from this year is the changes in pattern of the exam and scheme of the question papers. Following are details of CSIR UGC NET June 2011 Examination:
The CSIR JRF examination is conducted in the following five disciplines / streams:
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Mathematical Sciences
4. Physical Sciences
5. Earth Sciences
Eligibility: Applicants should have M.Sc. in the relevant subject with minimum 55 percent for General and OBC candidates and 50 percent for others. Those appearing for final year exams also can apply. Applicants age should be between 18-28 years as on 1-1-2011. Relaxation of 5 years apply for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ Women candidates. Age limit is only for JRF and there is no upper age limitation for Lecturership.
Exam Scheme and Pattern: CSIR UGC NET exam pattern has been changed from this year. There will be a single Multiple Choice Question paper with 145 questions for a total of 200 marks. There will be 3 parts in the question paper. Duration of the paper is 3 hours. Following are these details:
1. Part A: There will be 20 Multiple Choice questions. Candidates ahave to answer any 15 questions. Total marks for this part are 30. Questions will be from the topics of General Science, Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and Research Aptitude.
2. Part B: There will be 50 questions for 70 marks out of which candidates have to attempt any 35 questions. Multiple Choice questions (MCQs) will be from the subject chosen by the candidate.
3. Part C: There will be 75 questions in this part for 100 marks. Candidats have to attempt any 25 questions. Questions will test the subject knowledge of the candidates.
Application procedure: Candidates can apply online or offline . Offline applications are available with selected branches of Indian Bank across the country and OBC banks in Jammu and Kashmir. You can also apply online through www.csirhrdg.res.in after paying the required fee in Indian Bank branches. Syllabus for the new exam also available on the above website.
Complete preparation strategy for the new CSIR has been given on this blog. You can check at related posts or use categories or tags or search option for the related posts and useful books for CSIR – UGC NET exam.
1. Date of Single MCQ Examination (CSIR – UGC NET) : 19th June 2011
2. Start of sale of Information Bulletin through Banks : 1st march 2011 to 30th March 2011
3. Start of online Application Process: 1st March 2011
4. Close of Online application: 31st March 2011
5. Last date for receipt of offline forms / online print outs: 5th April 2011
6. Start of dispatch of Admission Certificates : Last week of May 2011