Joint CSIR-UGC Test for JRF & LS (NET)

Joint CSIR-UGC Test for JRF & LS (NET)

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

 1.   The EMR Division under HRD Group of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) provide CSIR Research Fellowships and Associateships to bright young men and women for training in methods of research under the expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Departments/Institutes of National Importance/National Laboratories and Institutes of CSIR in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical Sciences. List of CSIR Laboratories is at Annexure-I.

2.    The CSIR Fellowships/Associateships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post-Graduate Colleges/Government Research Establishments including those of CSIR, R&D establishments of recognized public or private sector, industrial firms and other recognized institutions. However, CSIR reserves the right to determine the place best suited to provide necessary facilities in the area of science and technology in which the awardee is to specialize.

3.  The CSIR Fellowships / Associatships are tenable in India. Only bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India are eligible for the award of research Fellowship/Associateships. The programme is aimed at National Human Resource Development for S&T.

4.  The award of CSIR Fellowship / Associateships is for fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR to the beneficiary. The authority to award / terminate vests with CSIR. The awardee shall not lay claim to permanent absorption in CSIR, after the expiry of Fellowship / Associateship.


Preference is given to a subject / topic of research relevant to the research programmes of CSIR laboratories and nationally important S&T areas.

Important Dates  

Tentative Date of Single MCQ Examination:                                                 17th June 2018 
Date of Commencement of Online Application Form:                                      05th March 2018 
Date of Close of Online Application Form:                                                         26th March 2018 
Last Date for receipt of Written request for change of Exam Centre:              19th April 2018 
Tentative Date of Publication of List of Candidates Registered for Test:                  18th May 2018 
Issue of E-Admit Card to Registered Candidates:                                        01st week of June 2018


A large number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates holding  BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders  or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates) after qualifying the National Eligibility Test ( NET) conducted by CSIR twice a year June and December.  

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.

Candidate enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category.

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17th June 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Human Resource Development Group Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Official Website : http://csirhrdg.res.in

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