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CSIR HRDG NET 2016 Examination Notification

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is a premier national R&D organisation. It is among the world's largest publicly funded R&D organisation.

CSIR provides Junior Research Fellowship in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical Sciences. It is a great opportunity to those aiming for a bright future in science, HRD or research. In order to encourage engineering graduates to pursue PhD, CSIR-NET is being extended to engineering students as well.

Eligibility criteria:

Junior Research Fellowships are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding MSc or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks for the general category, and 50% marks for SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates, after qualifying the National Eligibility Test (NET) exam.

Important dates (tentative):
Release date of online registration form-
Between January and February 2016

Deadline for registration-
March 2016

Deadline for fee payment-
March 2016

Exam date-
June 2016

Paper pattern and syllabus:

The paper is divided into 3 parts-
Part A
Part B and
Part C.

1). Part-A:

Part-A of the question paper will be common for all subjects including Engineering Sciences. The questions will be asked from general aptitude. The topics of importance for this section are-
graphical analysis,
logical reasoning,
quantitative comparison,
Analytical and numerical ability
Series formation, etc.

2). Part-B:

This part of the paper is different for the engineering sciences students and student from other backgrounds.

Mathematics &
Engineering Aptitude

For all other subjects the questions will be asked from their respective subjects.

3). Part-C:

For engineering students, this part comprises of all the topics from their syllabus. For the other students, this part includes those topics that require conceptual applications.


Engineering Sciences
Physical Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Life Sciences

Maximum marks and time duration:
The maximum marks for the exam are 200. It is a 3 hour examination.

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