Application forms for Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2014 available from Feb 10

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has invited eligible candidates for Joint CSIR-UGC (University Grants Commission) National Eligibility Test (NET). The application process begins on February 10, 2014, last date being March 4, 2014.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants should hold a degree in BS-4 years programme/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or an equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders  or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D programme with at least 55 per cent marks for General & OBC (50 per cent for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates)

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.

For Lectureship of NET: Ph.D degree holders, who have qualified Master’s Degree before September 19, 1991, with minimum 50 per cent marks

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to take a print-out of the duly filled application form available on the official website of CSIR ( They need to send in the form with the applicable examination fee to the Sr. Controller of Examination, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIP Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi, PIN – 110012.

The completed applications should reach the concerned person on or before March 8, 2014. However, the last date for receipt of application form from the candidates residing in the far-flung areas is March 14, 2014.

Examination Fee:

For General: Rs. 400
For Other Backward Classes (OBC): Rs. 200
For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH)/ Visually Handicapped (VH): Rs. 100

Important Dates:

Starting Date of Online Registration: February 10, 2014
Closing Date of Online Registration: March 4, 2014
Last Date of Submitting Online Application Fee: March 3, 2014
Last Date for receipt of Hardcopy/ Printout of Online application: March 8, 2014
Date of Single MCQ Examination: June 22, 2014
Last date for receipt of application from candidates of far-flung areas: March 14, 2014

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