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Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship December, 2008
(Advertisement No.10-2(5)/2008 (ii) - E.U.II)


Date of Examination
Schedule for sale of Information Bulletin through Bank
(i) Start of sale of Information Bulletin
(ii)Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only
(iii)Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations

Schedule for On-Line Application
(i)Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit Through Bank Challan
(ii) Date of close of On-Line Submission and deposit of fee (at All stations)

Last date of receipt of completed application forms (including duly completed hard copy of on line application in the Examination Unit, CSIR, New Delhi
Last date of  receipt (both  kind)  of Completed application forms (from remote areas)
Last Date for receipt of written request for change of Examination Centre only on merit basis
Notification for Examination Coordinators of all Examination Centres to be published in ‘Employment News’

1.     CSIR will hold   the above   national   level   test   on   21st December, 2008  for determining the eligibility of the  Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. 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.
1.1   A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in col.3 of the application, as the case may be.  CSIR may consider candidates applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only.
1.2   Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF - NET) and the second,  of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET),  will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project.  However they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship.  They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association.
1.3   The result of the examination to be held on 21.12.2008 may   be declared sometime in   the month of April 2009 and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded from 01.07.2009.
         The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:  
1.       Chemical Sciences,            
2.       Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3.       Life Sciences                       
4.       Mathematical Sciences      
5.       Physical Sciences
M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991.
A candidate can  also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during the academic Session  2008-2009.  Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination.  However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally.  They shall only be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame(30 April, 2010).

For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2008 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).
For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.07.2008.  No upper age limit.
3.1         The Test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 21st December, 2008  with the revised syllabus  of paper I & II,  with the revised scheme of Examination as under: -
2-1/2 hrs
2-1/2 hrs
        Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper I.  Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper I as may be fixed by the CSIR.
        Candidates are required to appear in both the papers.  A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to appear in Paper II. The questions in all these papers will appear both in Hindi and English.
        Syllabus of Paper I (Section A), subject-wise syllabus of Paper I (Section B) and Paper II has been revised from December, 2008 CSIR-UGC JRF (NET) Examination.
        The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, specified below:
        Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal,  Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.
A candidate may opt for any of  the above centres.  No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted. However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by 10.10.2008.
Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.2 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:
1. General                                        
Rs. 400/-
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC)     
Rs. 200/-
3.SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped                       
Rs. 100/-
The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post(V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-, Rs. 200/- or Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi.  For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.)  The above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post  from Tuesday    the 12th August, 2008  till Monday, the 1st  September, 2008 only.
The candidate should write his/her name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (21.12.2008) and subject code on the back of the Demand Draft so that  it can be located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing
bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.

Only online applications followed by hard copy will be entertained, as per terms and conditions including eligibility criteria, as notified in the notification.  Detailed advertisement to be seen at  Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the required places, attach required certificates and send alongwith CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelope to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 on or before 11.09.2008 (18.09.2008 for remote areas).
        Examination fee paid along with the Bulletin or through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Similarly, candidates should also check all the column of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application,
The candidate should attach an attested copy of the certificate to the category he belongs as a proof of his claim. An application form (either through Bank or online), claiming fee concession but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH certificate, will be summarily rejected.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS: 1) 22, First Floor Babu Lane, Aberdeen Bazaar, Port BlairANDHRA PRADESH: 1) 6-3-852, Red Cortege Ameerpet, Begumpet, Hyderabad  2) D.No.26-2-36 Andhra Ratna Road, Gandhinagar, Vijaywada  3) Kothapet   Guntur  4) 40-301, Bhagya Nagar, Bellary Road, Kurnool 5) Sai Viswanatha Shopping Complex, 16/157 Trunk Road, Nellore 6)  5-2-993/1,First Floor, Nizamshahi Road, Osmangunj, Hyderabad   7) 201, Karan Centre, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad 8)  293, Gandhi Road, Tirupathi  9) Sivalayam Street, Krishna Dist., Vijaywada 10) 30-15-136/A Lorven Plaza, Block No:42, Allipuram Ward, Daba Gardens, Viskhapatnam 11) No. 14-2-153, J.P.N.Road, Mandi Bazaar , Warangal  ASSAM: 1) R N C Path, Dibrugah  2) S S Road, Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati  3) Assam Trunk Road, Jorhat BIHAR & JHARKHAND: 1) 4, Patal Babu Road, Bhagalpur  2) Golpathar Thakur Bari, Gaya 3) Main Road Bistupur, Singhbhum Dist. Jamshedpur 4) West Gandhi Maidan, Patna 5) Sainik Bhavan, Main Road, Ranchi 6)  C/7, City Centre Sector IV, Bokaro Steel City  DELHI 1) 309, Main Road, Chandni Chowk, Delhi  2)  13, Community Centre, Zamrudpur,  Greater Kailash – I, New Delhi 3) 106 & 107, Aurobindo Place, D D A Commercial Complex, Hauz Khas, New Delhi   4) C - 26/27 Community Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi  5) 13/36, Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi  6) 1376, Lothian Road, Kashmere Gate, Delhi  7) 33, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar Phase – I, Patparganj, Delhi  8) Main G-41, Connaught Circus, New Delhi 9) 47-48, Pragati House, Nehru Place, New Delhi  10) D-1/1, Rana Pratap Bagh, New Delhi 11) A B 20, Safdarjung Development Enclave, New Delhi  12) A 7, NDSE Part I, Main Ring Road, South Extension, New Delhi 13)  3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi  14) Aggarwal Tarun Plaza, DDA Shopping Centre, Tarun Enclave, Pitampura, Delhi 15)  Aggarwal Mall, I Floor Plot No.3, Sector V, Ashirwad Chowk, Dwarka, New Delhi. GOA  1)  Station Road, Margao  2) Hotel Bardez Building, Coscar Corner, Mapusa  3) Dr. Domingo Roque De - Souza Road, Panaji  GUJRAT 1) Mission Road, Bhadra, Ahmedabad  2) Prof. Manekrao Road, Raopura, Baroda   3) Kantawala Dela Undivakhar, Bhavnagar  4) Kasi Vishwanath Road, Jamnagar  5) Ring Road, Belgium Tower, Surat  6) Block 316, Sector 16, Gandhi Nagar  HARYANA: 1) A-3/3, Nehru Ground, Faridabad  2) Gurdwara Road, Gurgoan 3) SCF 20 Red Square Market, Hissar  4) 574/2, Civil Road , Rohtak   HIMACHAL PRADESH: 1) 17, The Mall, Shimla   JAMMU: 1) 56 A/B, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu (J&K)  KARNATAKA: 1) 35, Lady Curzon Road, Bangalore Cantonment   2) 7, Gandhi Bazaar, Basavangudi, Bangalore 3) 37,Goldsmith Street Brucepet, Bellary  4) No 7 , 4th Main Road, Chamarajpet, Bangalore  5) Mangala Shopping Complex, Touching Sangama Talikes Compound Line Bazaar Road, Dharwar  6) 57/4-9, R.S. Plaza, I floor, Vinoba Road, Gandhi Square, Mysore  7) 110, M G Road Bangalore   8) B H Road, Shimoga  KERALA:  1) 29/373F, Ground Floor, Ray Bhavan, NH 47 Byepass Thykoodam, VYTTILA ,Kochi 2) M C Road Baker Junction, Kottayam  3) C 34, S M Street, Kozhikode  4) Swaraj Round East, Thrissur  5) Indian Bank Towers M G Road, Thiruvananthapuram  MADHYA PRADESH: 1) 83, M P Nagar, Zone II, Bhopal 2) 752, Iderganj Square Lashkar, Gwalior 3)  G-1, Shree Vardhan Complex 4, R N T Marg, Indore 4) 426, Marhataal, Jabalpur 
CHATISGARH: 1) Gurunanak Chowk, Raipur MAHARASHTRA: 1) "Parasmani" 228, Samarth Nagar, Aurangabad  2) United India Bldg. Sir P M Road Fort, Mumbai 3) Gotmare Market, Laxmi Bhuwan Square Dharampeth, Nagpur 4) 480 Y, Swami R P Road, Nasik 5) 210 Mittal Towers, B Wing, Nariman Point, Mumbai  6) 495, Mantri Heights, Shaniwar Peth, Pune City  7) 129, Sterling Centre 11, Moledina Road, Pune Cantonment, Pune  8) Bakle Complex, 162/6, Railway Lines, Sholapur  MEGHALAYA: 1) G S Road, Burra Bazaar, Shillong, East Khasi Hills, Shillong 
ORISSA: 1) 32, Janpath Ashok Nagar Unit  II, Bhubaneswar  2) 1140, Main Road, Rourkela, Sundargarh Dist. Rourkela  3) Laxmi Talkies Road, Sambalpur PONDICHERRY:  1) 288, M G Road, Pondicherry  PUNJAB: 1) 42, Chowk Farid Katra Sher Singh, Amritsar 2) 922 G T Road, Jalandhar  3) Near A C  Market Adalat Bazaar, Patiala. CHANDIGARH: 1) SCO 38-39 Madhya Marg, Sector 7 C, Chandigarh  RAJASTHAN: 1) Alakh Sagar, KEM Road, Bikaner  2) "Dharma Heights" 10 Motilal Atal Road, Opp.Ganpati Plaza, M.I. Road, Jaipur  3) 4th Chopasni Road , Jodhpur 4)   MP A8 Mahavir Nagar II, Kota  5)182, Outside Delhi Gate, Udaipur  SIKKIM: 1) Mahatma Gandhi Marg, New Market, Gangtok  TAMIL NADU:  1) Gee Gee Complex, First Floor 42, Anna Salai, Chennai  2)  31 Variety Hall Road, Coimbatore Main 3)  21, Koviloor Road, Karaikudi  4) 100, East Avani Moola St. Madurai Main  5) 128, Big Bazaar St. Tiruchirapalli Main  6)  5-J, Madurai Road, Tirunelveli Junction  UTTAR PRADESH:  1) E-11/8, I floor, Prateek Centre, Sanjay Place, Agra  2) Marris Road, Aligarh  3) 249, Chak Zero Road, Allahabad  4) 152-E, Civil Lines Chowki Chauraha, Bareilly  5) 3, Navyug Market, Ghaziabad  6) Bank Road, Gorakhpur  7) 50/276 Halsi Road, Kanpur 8) 64, Cant. Board office Kanpur Cantt.  9) 1-2, Ashok Marg, Lucknow  10) B-1316, Sai Plaza B Block Crossing, Indira Nagar, Lucknow  11) 213, Begum Bridge Road, Meerut 12) C-7/34-B, Lahurabir, Varanasi 13) D-48/122, Missirpokhra, Godowlia, Varanasi  UTTRANCHAL: 1)  3, Astely Hall Rajpur Road, Dehradun  WEST BENGAL: 1) 150, B C Road, Burdwan  2)  3/1, R N Mukherjee    Road,  Shree Ram Chambers,   Kolkata    Main  3) Bajaj   Bhawan,   Nachan Road,     Benachitty,   Durgapur  4) Malancha Main Road, Kharida, Kharagpur, Midnapore Dist. Kharagpur  5) Hill Craft Road, Siliguri, Darjeeling Dist. Siliguri 6) West Bengal Uni. Of Technology, BF-142, Salt Lake Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 7) Akash Ganga Commercial Complex, I floor, Block E, Basudebpur, Durga Chowk P.O., Khanjanchak, Haldia 8) 9/118, Rabindra Avenue, Khudiram Shaw Complex, 1st Floor, Opp. Zilla School, Malda.
ORRISA: 1) Mallikashpur, Opp. To Faquir Mohan College, Balasore, Orrisa-756001   CHHATTISGARH:   1) Jarhabhata Main Road,  Jarhabat Church Branch, Bilaspur-495001 MAHARASHTRA: 1) Patel Plaza, CTS No.2683A/I/17,Plot No.1,Housing Society, M.G.Road, Jalgoan, Maharashtra-425001 JAMMU & KASHMIR: 1) Poloview Residency Road, Srinagar-190001.
Candidates seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the Information Bulletin.  Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The completed application should be   sent  only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C). in the prescribed envelope supplied with Information Bulletin.
Candidate should check that the Serial number printed on the Information Bulletin, Application form, Certificate of Postage card and on the envelope are the same. The application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen. Candidate should super-scribe the SUBJECT CODE, APPLICATION FORM NO. and  CENTRE CODE  in  the boxes provided on the envelope containing the application form (with enclosures).
The application form (through Bank or online), duly completed with requisite enclosures should be sent Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C) to the Sr. Controller of Examinations, Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 so as to reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 11.09.2008.
For candidates applying from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 18.09.2008.
The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.
         i)      Candidates may go through the terms and conditions for CSIR /UGC Research Fellowships on the respective websites.

       ii)      For detailed  information candidates may go through the  ‘Information Bulletin’  and   our   website for Joint CSIR-UGC Test for JRF/Eligibility for Lectureship (NET), December, 2008.
      iii)      Candidates must use only the form supplied with Information Bulletin purchased from any of the designated branches of the Bank  listed in para 5.2 above.  They should ensure that while selling the form,the bank has authenticated the form at reverse of the application form in space provided for the purpose.  Application Form should be purchased from designated branches only and not from any other  agency.  Those candidates who are willing to apply through online application shoule see its terms & conditions in addition to above, on our website by ensuring deposit of fee of Rs.400/-, Rs.200/-,  Rs.100/-, as the case may be through Bank Challan in the respective Bank (Please see 5.2) which may also be downloaded from out above website.
      iv)      ‘The Certificate of Postage’ may be preserved as acknowledgement.
        v)      Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places viz. In their application form, Attendance Sheet etc. and in all the correspondence with the CSIR, should be identical and  there should be no variation of any kind.
      vi)      A candidate must ensure that communications sent to him/her at the address stated in his/her application form are redirected, if necessary. Any change in address of correspondence should be promptly brought to the notice of Examination Unit within the prescribed period i.e. by 10.10.2008.
     vii)      The Center and date of the Test are liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. No TA will be paid to the candidates by the CSIR.
   viii)      Candidates should note that their candidature is Provisional till their joining.  No candidate will be admitted to the Test unless he/she holds the admission Certificate to the Test. The mere fact that an Admission Certificate has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the Council has finally accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that the                 verification of essential eligibility conditions of a candidate with reference to the documents as may be called for, will be taken up only by the Lecturer appointing/JRF awarding authorities after the candidate has qualified in the Test.
     ix)      Candidates may please note that all communications to CSIR should invariably contain the following particulars, failing which no response is possible:      
(a)     Name of the candidate (in full and in BLOCK  LETTERS)
               (b)  Application form No.  
(c)  Subject
(d)  Centre for Examination
       x)      In all matters the decision of the CSIR as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the Test or his/her subsequent qualifying in the Test shall be final.
     xi)      Any attempt on the part of a candidate to obtain  support for his / her candidature by any means may disqualify him/her for admission to the examination.
    xii)      A candidate who is found of  guilty of impersonation or of submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tempered with or of making  statements which are incorrect or false or of suppressing material information or   otherwise resorting to any other irregular or improper means for obtaining  admission to  the examination, or of using or attempting to use unfair means or of misbehavior in the examination hall, may, in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution:
(a) Be debarred by the CSIR from this test and future tests also.
(b) Will be liable to disciplinary action under the appropriate rules, if he/she is already in service under Government/Autonomous Bodies/UGC/CSIR.

xiii) All disputes pertaining to the NET Examination shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
xiv) The eligible candidates, in their own interest, are advised to keep Certificate of Postage and photocopy of both sides of the completed Application Form and three identical copies of the passport size photographs which has been affixed on the Application Form.
xv) Candidate may also see information relating to the examination, ‘Revised Syllabus & Scheme of Examination alongwith sample question papers for the Joint CSIR-UGC JRF/LS (NET) – 21.12.2008’ and onward examinations on their website at the address:
xvi) CSIR will not be responsible for any printing error in this Advertisement.
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