Saturday, 18 August 2012

CSIR-UGC NET Dec 2012 Notification, Form & Eligibility

CSIR-UGC NET Dec 2012 Notification Form EligibilityExam Notification for CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 for JRF/LS has been published recently and the exam date has been scheduled as 23rd December, 2012. As per the notification, the submission of online form as well as sale of Information Bulletin through Bank would commence from 21st August and last date for of form availability offline is 18th September  & Online form is19th September.
You can click here to download the CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 notification
This blog post is being made for twin purpose of helping you to apply for the exam as well as to archive it for later CSIR exams such as CSIR NET 2013/2014 exams. Towards the end of this article, you would find link for prep materials for the exam - the exam pattern, sample papers & books to prepare for the CSIR NET.

Before we go further, a small primer on what is CSIR-UGC NET:

CSIR NET (National Eligibility test) is a national level test, held for five major science subjects (Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences) and one engineering subject (Engineering Sciences). The sixth subject - "Engineering Sciences" has been introduced for the first time from CSIR NET Dec 2012 exam for the Engineering students.

It is called as CSIR-UGC NET as the exam is held in association with UGC (University Grants Commission). UGC on its own also conducts another exam called UGC NET, which is held for 93 other applied science/humanities subjects. To know more about the origin of CSIR NET and the difference between UGC-NET and CSIR-UGC NET and why you should appear in this exam, visit my previous blog post titled: UGC and CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET).

CSIR-UGC NET is conducted twice a year (in mid-December & mid-December). On qualifying CSIR-NET, you become eligible to apply for the post of lecturer in all Indian universities/Institutes/colleges as well as to receive Junior Research Fellowships (UGC/CSIR) under various schemes, subject to you finding placement in the universities/IITs/other national organizations.

Important dates of CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 exam:
Date of CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Exam: 23.12.2012 (Sunday).

Dates for CSIR NET December 2012 Offline forms:
(i) Start of sale of Information Bulletin: 21.08.2012
(ii) Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only: 10.09.2012
(iii) Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by cash at all branches/ stations: 18.09.2012

Dates for CSIR NET December 2012 Online forms:
(i) Start of On-Line Submission of Application Form: 21.08.2012
(ii) Date of close of On-Line deposit of fee (at all stations): 18.09.2012
(iii) Date of close of On-Line submission of Applications (at all stations): 19.09.2012

Last date of receipt of completed forms (including hard copy of online form): 24.09.2012
Last date of receipt of application forms (from remote areas) 01.10.2012
Publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website: 23.11.2012
Start of dispatch of CSIR NET Admit cards: last week of Nov, 2012

What are the eligibility criteria to appear in CSIR NET?
Eligibility criteria of CSIR-UGC NET (qualification & age criteria) are as follows:

1.0 Educational Qualification criteria:
For General & OBC: Minimum 55% marks  in BS-4 years Program/ BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree
For Reserved categories: :Minimum 55% marks  in above qualification.

If you are a Ph.D. degree holder, having passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991, you are eligible.

If you are studying in the final year/semester of M.Sc. or Equivalent degree in above subjects or have appeared in the final exams already and waiting for results, you can appear in the CSIR NET conditionally under RA (Result Awaited) category.

2.3 Age limit: (as on 01-07-2012)
For Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET: Max. 28 years
(Upper age limit relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For Lectureship LS (NET): No upper age limit.

Above eligibility means if you are 28 years or less on 01-01-2012, you can apply for both Lectureship as well as for JRF while if you are more than 28, you can apply only for Lectureship.

CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Forms:
You can apply for the CSIR NET exam in two ways: either Offline or Online.

CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Offline Forms:
You can obtain the Information Bulletin containing the Offline Application forms from two sources:
1.0 By hand: From designated bank branches (of Indian bank & Oriental Bank of Commerce) by paying the application fee in cash (Rs. 400/=: General, Rs. 200/=: OBC & Others: Rs. 100/=). The list of these bank branches where CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Bulletin cum Application forms is available are given in section:  Appendix - V List of Bank Branches in page-36 of the Information Bulletin.

2.0 By Post: You can obtain the CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Bulletin cum Form as a  VPP (Value Payable Post) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110 008 (Ph. No. 011-25888257), by sending a request letter with with two self-addressed slips and the application fee as Demand draft. The DD should be drawn in favour of "Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi" payable at New Delhi.

CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Online Form:
You can find the CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Online Forms in CSIR NET website from 21.08.2012 onwards till 19.09.2012. Post submission of the online form, you have to take print out of it and send the same with other documents to CSIR, New Delhi so as to reach on or before 24.09.2012 (01.10.2012 for remote areas).

How to apply for CSIR NET is given very clearly in section: "7.HOW TO APPLY & LAST DATE" in page-9 of the Information Bulletin.

Exam dates for next CSIR-UGC NET:
Some of you may be appearing in future CSIR NET exams -and naturally you would like to know LIKELY exam dates of CSIR NET June 2013 or December 2014.

Well, let me tell you that CSIR has been maintaining the schedule of CSIR NET exams very consistently - the December exam is held on the 3rd/4th Sunday of December while the June exam is held on the 3rd/4th Sunday of June, as you can find from following exam date trends 4 years:

Exam Date Trends of CSIR NET June exams:
CSIR-UGC NET December Exam Dates
From above, you can easily find that CSIR NET June 2013 exams date is: 16.06.2013 or 23.06.2013. You can start to look for CSIR NET June 2013 date notification from the first week of February 2013 in CSIR NET website. Also CSIR NET June 2013 application forms should become available from second week of February 2013.

Exam Date Trends of CSIR NET December exams:
CSIR-UGC NET December Exam Dates
From above, you can easily find that CSIR NET December 2013 exams date is: 15.12.2013 or 23.12.2013. You can start to look for CSIR NET December 2013 date notification from the first week of August 2013 in CSIR NET website. Also CSIR NET December 2013 application forms should become available from second week of August 2013.

Prep Materials for CSIR-UGC NET 
Following two of my previous blog article gives you some very good prep materials for CSIR NET:

CSIR NET Exam Pattern/Question Pattern: This article tells you the pattern/scheme of exam of CSIR NET, with few sample questions. But however, let me tell you that the pattern of exam in CSIR NET has been changed from CSIR NET December 2011 - you can find the changes in this webpage.

CSIR NET Syllabus. Sample papers & Books: This article gives you the syllabus and sample papers for all CSIR NET subjects: Chemical Sciences; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. It also gives you the list of books for CSIR NET exam.

Hope with information you can apply confidently for CSIR NET December 2012 exams and also prepare for the same to come out with flying colours. Best wishes!

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