CSIR UGC NET 2019 Apply for JRF, LS – Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Exam Dates


EXAMINATION UNIT, HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, CSIR COMPLEX has announced CSIR UGC NET 2019 Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Exam Dates. Registration open for CSIR UGC NET exam to be conducted on 16th June, 2019. Online Applications can be submitted for CSIR UGC NET 2019 ‘ON-LINE’ through CSIR UGC NET website csirhrdg.res.in w.e.f. 05-02-2019 to 05-03-2019.

Important Dates for CSIR UGC NET 2019

Download Official Information Brochure for CSIR UGC NET 2019

Click here to download the Information Brochure for CSIR UGC NET 2019 contains all the important information relating to CSIR UGC NET 2019 including instructions for making online application, important dates and notes for applicants, categories and reservations, eligibility criteria, subjects and syllabus etc.

Download Syllabus for CSIR UGC NET 2019

The Test Booklet shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & Scheme of Exam.

Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally
covering the topics given in the syllabus.

Part ‘C’ shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.

Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website:  www.csirhrdg.res.in.

Note: The Exam Scheme for Chemical Sciences has been revised from June, 2017 CSIR-UGC (NET)
Exam onwards. The revised exam scheme and model Question paper may be seen at CSIR HRDG website

  1. Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per subject wise scheme
    of Exam.
  2. If a question for any reason found wrong, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempt the question. On examining of the representations by the subject experts, if it is found that along with the original answer key one more option(s) is correct, then marks will be awarded to all those candidates who have attempted any one of the correct options.
  3. No grievances/representation with regard to Answer Key(s) after declaration of result will be entertained


CSIR has scheduled the Joint CSIR-UGC Test tentatively on Sunday 16th June, 2019 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (LS) 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.


The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below:

  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Mathematical Sciences
  5. Physical Sciences

How To Apply

  • Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through the detailed instructions contained in this Information Bulletin CAREFULLY. Candidates should apply online only on CSIR-HRDG website: www.csirhrdg.res.in).
  • Candidates must write their name, father/mother’s name as written in their Matriculation Certificate (Xth class Board) and should ensure that the same are matching with their educational qualification certificates and caste certificate except for married females. Married female candidates are required to send scanned copy of their marriage certificates along with any other documents as proof through e-mail to: examunit@csirhrdg.res.in as and when asked for by CSIR-HRDG. All Caste/PwD Certificates shall be strictly as per Govt. of India instructions. The validity of OBC certificates (Noncreamy layer) shall be governed as per Govt. of India instructions.

Eligibility Criteria


  1. M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
  2. 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 the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship.
    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.
  3. B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, 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.
  4. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS).
  5. Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by the UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5 th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.
  6. The eligibility for lectureship 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% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.


For JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2019 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants}.

Exam Pattern for CSIR UGC NET 2019

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 16 th June, 2019 as under:

Morning Session:

  • Subjects: i) Life Sciences, ii) Physical Sciences
  • Timings: 9.00AM – 12.00 Noon
  • Marks: 200
  • Duration: 3 hrs

Afternoon Session

  • Subjects: i) Chemical Sciences, ii) Mathematical Sciences, iii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Timings: 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM
  • Marks: 200
  • Duration: 3 hrs


  1. The subject-wise Schedule, date and timing of the Test is liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. To enable the candidates to go through the instructions printed on the OMR Answer Sheets and also to correctly fill up the required particulars in the said OMR Answer Sheet, the same will be distributed 15 minutes before the schedule time of start of the examination. The Test Booklet shall be distributed 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam & candidates are permitted to take duplicate copy of their OMR Answer Sheet while leaving the exam venue. The actual number of questions in each part and section to be asked & attempted may vary from subject to subject.
  2. The candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before the expiry of 3 hrs. from the start of the exam (i.e not before 12.00 noon in the morning session/5.00 PM in the afternoon session). Candidates are permitted to take their Test Booklet with them at the end of the scheduled time of exam.
  3. Candidates should use only black ball point pen to fill in their particulars in the OMR Answer Sheet/Test Booklet and also to darken the appropriate circle to mark their answers in their OMR answer sheet. Candidates are not permitted to erase, scratch out or use whitener fluid/eraser fluid to change their answer in the OMR sheet, as the evaluation process of the OMR answer sheet is done electronically and it may lead to wrong evaluation. Also, marking of response in any manner other than the ‘correct method’ may lead to wrong evaluation.
  4. The Test Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version. Candidates opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form will be given bilingual Test Booklet and Candidates opting for English medium will be given Test Booklet printed in English Version only. Candidates are required to answer in the medium as per option exercised in the application Form.

Fees for CSIR UGC NET 2019

Candidates applying for the Examination are required to use payment gateway facility to deposit their Examination fee only through Credit Card or Debit Card or Net Banking after verifying their eligibility.Candidates are not required to pay any transaction charges for using payment gateway facility.

  • General Rs. 1000/-
  • Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer Rs. 500/-
  • SC/ST/ Persons with Disability (PwD) Rs. 250/-

Important: Kindly note that to make online examination fee payment, candidate should use latest browser which support security protocol version TLS 1.1/TLS 1.2.


Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates whose caste is not listed in the Central List (as available on National Commission for Backward Classes website www.ncbc.nic.in) and those who belong to OBCCreamy Layer shall be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes. Accordingly, such OBC candidates shall indicate their  category as ‘General’.


Candidate should upload a self attested copy of his/her category certificate as proof of his/her claim.
Claims/requests for any concession/relaxation in fee, age and/or educational qualification not
accompanied (to be uploaded) by a self attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC (NCL) /PwD (40% or more
disability) certificate from a competent authority and in prescribed format, will be summarily rejected.
OBC candidates, who are not covered under the provision of Non Creamy Layer (NCL) as per the
provisions of Govt. of India shall not be eligible to get the benefit of relaxation in age, fee concession
Candidate must note that for availing OBC category benefit, CSIR follows only Central Govt. list and
not the State Govt. lists. Similarly, candidate applying under PwD category may note that Govt. of India
rules will be applicable in this regard, otherwise they shall not be eligible for any concession.

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