CSIR UGC NET 2018 - Exam Date, Online Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card (Released)

Published: | December 06, 2018
CSIR UGC NET 2018 - Exam Date, Online Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card (Released)

CSIR UGC NET December 2018 admit cards are now available for all the candidates who successfully applied for the exam. Check all the details related to the exam such as its eligibility, application process, pattern, result, etc.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is responsible for organising the CSIR UGC NET exam. The popular CSIR UGC NET December 2018 dates have already been announced and the exam has been scheduled for December 16, 2018. The application process of CSIR UGC NET 2018 application process was also extended. Earlier, candidates had to apply by October 15, 2018. However, the deadline was extended by October 17, 2018. Those who are planning to appear for the exam in December can check all the details and information such CSIR UGC NET application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, steps to download admit card, and important dates of the exam in this article.

About CSIR-UGC NET 2018

CSIR-UGC Test (commonly known as CSIR UGC NET) is conducted to shortlist candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS) positions in the domain of science and technology. Candidates who qualify in the CSIR UGC NET exam will be able to pursue JRF and lecturer positions in subjects such as:

  • Life Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Earth, Oceanic, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

A single-paper multiple choice question-based test will be held in two sessions as under:

Session

Subjects

Timings

Session 1: Morning

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

9 AM - 12 PM

Session 2: Afternoon

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

2 PM - 5 PM

Duration of the exam is 3 hours and the maximum marks are 200.

CSIR-UGC NET 2018 Important Dates

Check out the important dates for CSIR-UGC NET 2018 in the table given below. The CSIR UGC-NET important dates will help you keep a track of all the exam related events such as application commencement, admit card release date, exam date, result date etc.

Event

Date

CSIR UGC NET Application Process Begin Date

25th September 2018

CSIR UGC NET Application Process End Date 17th October 2018 (extended)

CSIR UGC NET Admit Card Release Date

5th December 2018

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam Date

16th December 2018 (subject to change)

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Result Date

March 2019

Eligibility Criteria for CSIR-UGC-NET 2018

General Eligibility: Candidates looking at applying for CSIR UGC NET 2018 must have M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. 5% marks relaxation is given to candidates belonging to reserved category. Candidate must be an Indian national.

For JRF: The age limit is maximum 28 years, it is 33 years for SC/ ST/ PWD and female candidates). It is 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates as on July 1, 2018.

For Lectureship: There is no age limit.

Academic criteria: Candidates who are pursuing M.Sc and have completed graduation (10+2+3) are eligible to apply. However, the subject-wise eligibility criteria are given below:

Subject

Eligibility Criteria

Life Science

Pursued academic qualification in Life Science

Earth Science

Pursued M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS-4 Years/ B.Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science

Chemical Science

A degree in M.Sc./ BS/ B.Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage mentioned above

Mathematics

Pursued M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS/ B.Tech or any equivalent degree in Mathematics

Physical Science

Valid degree in M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree within the required percentage

CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2018 - Apply Online

The application form for CSIR UGC NET December 2018 exam was available on the official website of CSIR and the last date for applying online was October 17, 2018. Applicants have to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2018 in online mode.

Application Fee for CSIR UGC NET 2018

Interested applicants need to pay the CSIR UGC NET 2018 application fee through NEFT of any bank. For general candidates, the fee is Rs. 1000. For OBC-Non creamy layer, the CSIR UGC NET application fee 2018 is Rs. 500 and for SC/ST and PwD candidates, it is Rs. 250.

Documents Required for CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2018

The following documents are required for CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2018:

  • Scanned recent passport size photograph with a light background in JPEG/JPG format with dimensions ranging from 35mm width x 45mm height (Max. 280x360 pixels; Min. 150x180 pixels; Min. 200DPI; file size should be less than 150KB)

  • Scanned Signature JPEG/JPG format with dimension ranging from 35mm width x15mm height (Max. 280x120 pixels; Min. 100x40 pixels; Min. 200 DPI; file size should be less than 150 KB)

  • Qualifying final/ last mark sheet or testimonials clearly stating the semester the candidate is pursuing or passed with a clear indication of % of mark scored, to confirm the eligibility to take the exam.

  • Category Certificate as proof for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)

  • PwD Certificate - if applicable

  • Candidates applying under Result Awaited (RA) category to upload the Attestation Form duly attested by the HoD of the University/ College/ Institute

How to Fill CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2018?

After paying the fees, candidates can fill in the CSIR UGC NET 2018 application form. The details they have to fill in are described below:

  • Name, date of birth, gender, marital status, and parents’ names

  • Contact details such as address, email address and mobile number

  • Educational details of class X, XII, graduation, name of the school/university/college, marks scored and the subjects studied

  • Female candidates who are married have to send scanned copies of their marriage certificates along with any other documents as proof through email to examunit@csirhrdg.res.in as and when asked for by CSIR-HRDG

  • A candidate can apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the application. If the candidate applies for JRF and qualifies the eligibility criteria for Lectureship as well then in that scenario, the candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS

  • If a candidate is over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) only

  • After the application form has been filled, there will be two options that will appear at the bottom of the page, “Save and Preview” and “Reset”. Selecting "Reset" will delete the entire information and form will have to be refilled. Selecting "Save and Preview" will further lead to two options, "Edit Application" and "Final Submit and Proceed for Fee Payment"

  • Choose the option carefully as no change in information will be possible after the final submission.

Admit Card for CSIR UGC NET 2018

After the submission of online application, an application number is autogenerated. Candidates are advised to save the CSIR UGC NET application number for future reference and for downloading the e-Admit Card. Candidate should also keep a print (hardcopy) of the filled in application form and also note down his/her e-mail ID and password.

After the completion of the application process, applicants can download their CSIR UGC NET 2018 admit card from the official website of the council by making use of their application form number. The CSIR UGC NET 2018 admit card will have details such as a candidate’s name, photo, roll number, signature and exam date, center name, time and address.

Once downloaded, candidates need to carry their e-admit card to the exam center. CSIR NET admit card 2018 is a mandatory document to be carried at the time of the exam. The council does not send the hard copy of the admit card to the candidate by post. And, no duplicate e-admit card is issued to the candidates at the test center.

Exam Pattern of CSIR UGC NET 2018

CSIR UGC NET has multiple choice questions of 200 marks. The question paper will be divided into 3 parts - A, B, and C that candidates need to complete in the stipulated time. Each paper is of the same duration i.e. 3 hours. The table given below shows the detailed subject-wise CSIR UGC NET 2018 exam pattern.

CSIR UGC NET Earth Sciences Exam Pattern 2018

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

80 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

150 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Earth Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B has weightage of two marks. Each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in Part A and B but in Part C, there will be negative marking of 33% marks for each incorrect answer.

CSIR UGC NET Chemical Sciences Exam Pattern 2018

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

40 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

60 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

120 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Chemical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. Each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for each question.

CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences Exam Pattern 2018

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

75 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

145 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Life Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. However, each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in the exam.

CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences Exam Pattern 2018

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

40 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

75

C

60 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

95

Total

120 (Questions to be attempted: 60)

200

Marking Scheme for Mathematical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of three and 4.75 marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks in Part A and B. However, there will be no negative marking for questions in Part C of the exam.

Note: As per the official website, the questions in part C will have multiple correct options. Credit in a question will only be given once all the correct options are identified. There will be no credit if an incorrect option is marked as a correct answer. No partial credit is also allowed.

CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences Exam Pattern 2018

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

25 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

70

C

30 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

100

Total

75 (Questions to be attempted: 55)

200

Marking Scheme for Physical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of 3.5 and five marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for questions asked in all parts of the exam.

Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET 2018

There are three parts to the CSIR UGC NET syllabus 2018 as follows:

  • Part A - This part will have questions regarding general science, quantitative reasoning and analysis, and research aptitude
  • Part B - This part will have subject-related multiple choice questions
  • Part C - This part has questions pertaining to scientific concepts. The questions may be analytical in nature wherein an applicant will have to apply scientific knowledge to come to a solution.

Subject-wise topics of the CSIR UGC NET syllabus are listed below:

Subject

Syllabus

Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Chemical periodicity
  • Structure and bonding in homo and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules (VSEPR theory)
  • Concepts of acids and bases, hard-soft acid-base concept, non-aqueous solvents
  • Main group elements and their compounds - allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, the industrial importance of the compounds

Physical Chemistry

  • Basic principles of quantum mechanics - postulates; operator algebra; exactly- solvable systems; particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, including shapes of atomic orbitals; orbital and spin angular momenta; tunneling.

Organic Chemistry

  • IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules
  • Principles of stereochemistry

Earth Sciences

  • Earth and the Solar System
  • Interior of the earth, Deformation, and Tectonics

Life Sciences

  • Molecules and their Interaction relevant to Biology
  • Cellular organization
  • Fundamental processes
  • Cell communication and cell signaling
  • Developmental biology

Mathematical Sciences

  • Elementary set theory, finite, countable and uncountable sets, real number system as a complete ordered field, Archimedean property, supremum, infimum
  • Sequences and Series, convergence
  • Linear algebra

Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical methods of physics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum mechanics

CSIR UGC NET Result 2018

The result of CSIR UGC NET June 2018 has been declared on its official website. Applicants can check their results by clicking on the result link on the website. The merit lists are declared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the written test. Two separate merit lists, one of the candidates qualifying for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF-NET) and the second one, of candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS-NET), will be declared on the basis of their performance in the CSIR UGC NET 2018 test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The final result is likely to be declared in March/ April 2019 and fellowship will be effective from 1st July 2019.

CSIR UGC NET Cutoff 2018

CSIR will release the cut-off after the written test is conducted. The cut-off list is prepared by taking into account the cumulative marks of all parts of the exam.

CSIR NET 2018 cutoff list is not declared yet. Given below is CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off for December 2017 for different categories.

CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off 2017 for General Candidates

Subjects

JRF

Lectureship

Chemical Science

58.75%

52.88%

Life Science

50.50%

45.45%

Earth Science

54.86%

49.37%

Mathematical Science

48.38%

43.54%

Physical Science

42.63%

38.37%

CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off 2017 for OBC Candidates

Subjects

JRF

Lectureship

Chemical Science

51.50%

46.35%

Life Science

41%

36.90%

Earth Science

47.72%

42.95%

Mathematical Science

40.75%

36.68%

Physical Science

35.56%

33%

CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off 2017 for SC Candidates

Subjects

JRF

Lectureship

Chemical Science

42.25%

38.03%

Life Science

34.75%

31.28%

Earth Science

39.20%

35.28%

Mathematical Science

31.25%

28.13%

Physical Science

29.88%

28.69%

CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off 2017 for ST Candidates

Subjects

JRF

Lectureship

Chemical Science

30.75%

27.68%

Life Science

30.00%

27.00%

Earth Science

35.54%

31.99%

Mathematical Science

25%

25%

Physical Science

25.13%

25.00%

CSIR UGC NET Cut-Off 2017 for PwD Candidates

Subjects

JRF

Lectureship

Chemical Science

25.00%

25.87%

Life Science

25.00%

25.00%

Earth Science

28.36%

25.00%

Mathematical Science

25.13%

25.00%

Physical Science

25.94%

25.00%

Selection Procedure of CSIR UGC NET 2018

Applicants will have to clear all the stages of CSIR UGC NET selection procedure to get shortlisted for the JRF and Lectureship. The selection criteria consist of 5 stages - filing up the application form, appearing for the single MCQ test, preparation of the merit list, interview and award of JRF.

Final selection is done on the basis of a candidate’s performance in the written exam but they will have to clear all the stages of CSIR NET selection procedure 2018.

Validity of CSIR UGC NET 2018 Certificate

The fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1 st July 2019 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Examination Centres

The CSIR UGC NET test will be held at 27 examination centers all across India. The CSIR UGC NET list of test centers along with their codes are listed below:

Bangalore (1)

Bhavnagar (2)

Bhopal (3)

Bhubaneswar (4)

Chandigarh (5)

Chennai (6)

Cochin (7)

Delhi (8)

Guntur (9)

Guwahati (10)

Hyderabad (11)

Imphal (12)

Jammu (13)

Jamshedpur (14)

Jorhat (15)

Karaikudi (16)

Kolkata (17)

Lucknow (18)

Nagpur (19)

Pilani (20)

Pune (21)

Raipur (22)

Roorkee (23)

Srinagar (24)

Thiruvananthapuram (25)

Udaipur (26)

Varanasi (27)

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Preparation Books

Listed below are some of the best books for CSIR UGC NET preparation:

  • Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger
  • Biochemistry - A student survival guide
  • Genetics by Gardener
  • Molecular Biology and Cell Biology by Friefeilder
  • Biochemical Techniques by Keith Wilson and Walker
  • Immunology by Kuby
  • Ecology by PD Sharma

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