CSIR UGC NET 2018 to be held on 16th Dec. 2018 (Download PDF)


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CSIR – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research organize various entrance examinations and one of them is NET. CSIR has released notification for the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) examination scheduled to be conducted in December.

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  • By qualifying this examination, one can be eligible for the JRF – Junior Research Fellowship and assistant professor post. This examination gets conducted on the basis of subjects related to Science and technology.

Important Dates

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Online application process starts from

25th Sept. 2018

Deposit of fees last date

15th October 2018

Online submission close on

15th October 2018

Tentative date of Publication of list of candidates registered for test

15th Nov. 2018

Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration for this test

3rd week of Nov. 2018

The issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidates

1st week of Dec. 2018

Exam Date

16th Dec. 2018

Exam Schedule

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Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

9.00AM – 12.00 PM


Chemical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences

2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

  • Time Duration: 3 hrs
  • Max. Marks: 200

Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates must be an Indian National.

Age Limit:

  • Upper age limit prescribed for JRF should be 28 years.
  • Candidates belonging to different categories, the relaxation will be provided to them.
  • There is no upper age limit for Lectureship.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have done BS-4 year’s program that is B Pharma, BE, B. Tech, MSc, MBBS, Integrated BS-MS or any other science degree with at least 55 % marks.
  • 5 % marks concession is applicable for people who belong to reserved category.
  • Candidates who are studying M. Sc and have done graduation (10 + 2+3).
  • Format should be duly certified by the HOD of the organization.
  • If you have done BSc or if you are doing integrated MS-PhD program and have got minimum 55 % marks then you are eligible to apply for the same.
  • If candidate graduate from any science side or engineering then you can also get the fellowship but only after being registered to Ph. D. or Ph. D. integrated program.

Subject under CSIR UGC NET 2018

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Planetary Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Atmosphere Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Life Sciences

Application Form

  • To apply for examination, visit official website: www.csirhrdg.res.in
  • Candidates can get the application form via a link.
  • Fill all the important details and once it is done then get a print out that filled application form.
  • After that paste, the passport sized photograph on that form and sign.
  • The payment should be done in any of the branches of Indian bank.
  • If you belong to Srinagar and Imphal then you can do the payment via NEFT or RTGS too.

Application Fee Details

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For General Category candidates

Rs. 1000/-

For OBC-NCL category candidates

Rs. 500/-

For SC/ST candidates

Rs. 250/-

For Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates

Rs. 250/-

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

It will consist of single MCQ paper comprising of 200 marks.

There will be deduction of marks for wrong answers as per subject wise scheme of the exam.

The benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempt the question in the case, any question found to be wrong at a later stage then.

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Table contain shows the Features and description



Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper mode

Total marks


Exam Duration

3 hours

List of Subjects

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

Question paper will be divided into 3 Parts- A, B, and C as described below:

  • Part A – 1st part will be common to all subjects & will include questions pertaining to logical reasoning, graphical analysis, General Aptitude, Numerical ability etc.
  • Part B – 2nd part of test will include conventional MCQs covering various topics of concerned subject. For the subject of Engineering Sciences, however, questions pertaining to Engineering Aptitude and Mathematics will be included.
  • Part C – This section will comprise of questions of a higher value that will be designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or its application. For the subject of Engineering Sciences, it will include subject-related Multiple Choice Questions.

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Number of Questions



General Aptitude, Graphical Analysis, Logical Reasoning, Numeric Ability etc.


3 Hours


Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude


Application of the scientific concepts, Engineering Sciences

Cut Off

  • Cut off is devised considering numerous factors including,
  • Total number of appearing candidates
  • Total number of available seats
  • The difficulty level of the question paper.

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- Published/Last Modified on: September 27, 2018


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