<h2 >About CSIR NET

This national level test is conducted twice every year by CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) in June and December. The notification of the June examination usually appears in February-March, while that of the December examination would appear in August-September.

Objective of the test

This national level test is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF)-NET and eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the Faculty of Science. This test is conducted twice every year by CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) in June and December. The notification of the June examination usually appears in February-March, while that of the December examination would appear in August-September.

Fellowship

The stipend payable to JRF working in the research schemes is Rs.25000/- per month in the first and second year. Progress of JRF working in a research scheme will be assessed at the end of two years by a Committee. The stipend of JRF is increased from Rs.28000/- pm for the remaining tenure of the scheme, provided the research progress has been found satisfactory by the Committee. On up gradation, the designation of JRF will be changed to SRF (Senior Research Fellowship).

Eligibility

M.Sc. or equivalent degree under the subjects Chemical Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences/Life Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Physical Sciences with minimum 55% marks for General and OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates . For JRF (NET), minimum age can be 19 years and maximum age can be 28 years Upper age limit is relatable by 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories, physically/visually handicapped and female applicants. For LS (NET), there is no upper age limit, but minimum age should be 19 years as on cut off date. For detail information please click below: