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NTA Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023 : National Eligibility Test for JRF & Lecturership/ Assistant Professor

Organisation : National Testing Agency (NTA)
Recruitment Name : Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023 National Eligibility Test for JRF & Lecturership/ Assistant Professor
Application Last Date : 30th November 2023
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NTA Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December 2023 to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Last Date of Online Application is 30th November 2023.

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Eligibility Criteria of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination

Essential Educational Qualifications:
M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B. Tech/ B. Pharma/ MBBS with at least 55% (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% (without rounding off) for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of declaration of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Test result, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared (Annexure- VIII).

B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55%^ (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS; 50%^ (without rounding off) marks for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.

Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor. ^(without rounding off)

B.E./ B.S./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma/ MBBS final year/result awaited candidates are eligible to apply for fellowship only. These candidates will not be eligible for Lectureship/Assistant professor.

B.Sc. (Hons.) final year/Result awaited candidates are not eligible to apply. Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.

The eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D. degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50%^ marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/Assistant Professor only. ^(without rounding off)

Upper Age limit:
(a) JRF: Maximum 28 years as on 01/07/2023 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Third gender/Persons with Disability (PwD) / female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants}.
(b) Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor: No upper age limit.

Fee Payable for JOINT CSIR-UGC NET December

(Debit/Credit Card/UPI or Internet Banking through any of the payment gateway of SBI / ICICI)
Category Application Fee General INR 1100
General-EWS/OBC(NCL)* INR 550
Third gender INR 275

** An applicant can apply for payment through net-banking/debit/credit card/UPI.
** Service charges of the concerned Bank/ Payment Gateway Integrator, as applicable.
** Applicants are advised to read Payment instructions carefully before paying the application fee.

How to Apply for Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination?

Download Information Bulletin and read the same carefully regarding eligibility and procedure / documentation required for filling the Online Application Form.

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:
Step-1: Register for Online Form submission using unique Email ID and Mobile No.

Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No. Upload legible scanned images of:
(i) a recent photograph (in jpg file, size 10Kb – 200Kb) either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background;
(ii) candidate’s signature (in jpg file size: 4kb – 30kb)
(iii) Duly verified Result Awaited Attestation Form (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 500KB),
(iv) Category Certificate, if applicable (SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS etc.) (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 300KB) & (v) PwD Certificate, if applicable (in PDF format file size: 50KB to 300KB).

Step-3: Pay prescribed fee through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card and UPI, keep proof of fee paid for future reference.
** Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
** PwD candidates are exempted from payment of fee.
All the 3 Steps can be done together or at separate sittings.

After the submission of Online Application Form (i.e., successful completion of all the Steps), Confirmation Page of the Application Form, should be downloaded and a printout of the same may be retained for future reference. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate.

Important Date of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination

Submission of Online Application Form at 01.11.2023 to 30.11.2023 (upto 05:00 PM)
Last date for Payment of Fee 30.11.2023 (upto 11:50 PM)
Correction Window 02.12.2023 to 04.12.2023
Date/s of exam 26, 27 & 28 December, 2023

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