CSIR UGC NET Exam – Things You Need to Know Before Registration
As the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) released the official dates for UGC NET, the candidates immediately started filling registrations online to apply for the exam. If you’re also one of the interested candidates, make sure you read this blog before registering.
The CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted to find an ideal candidate for Junior Research Fellowships and to determine an eligible appointee as a lecturer in the fields of earth, planetary science, mathematical science, physical science, atmosphere, life science, and chemical science.
Here’s a list of important points that you need to consider before you proceed with the registrations for the CSIR NET Life Science exam:
Eligibility Criteria: Aspiring candidates who want to participate in this exam should at least have an M.Sc. or an equivalent degree such as integrated BS-MS, BPharma, MBBS, BTech, along with mark criteria of 55% for OBC and general candidates, and 50% for SC and ST candidates.
Age Limit: Talking about the maximum age limit, the candidate needs to be 28 years old or younger to be capable of appearing in this exam. However, the SC, ST, Women, and people with disabilities, can have a relaxation of five years in the upper age limit. However, there’s no age limit for lectureship.
Examination Pattern: Through an empirical analysis of CSIR NET’s previous year’s paper, it can be concluded that the exam will be a single-paper MCQ-based test that’ll be conducted in either morning or evening. The test will be worth 200 marks, and students need to submit the paper within three hours.
Application Process: To register for the exam online, the interested candidates need to visit the official website of CSIR and click on the application form’s link. The website also contains a bullet list of information related to the application process and registration, so make sure you read them thoroughly.
Exam Syllabus: There are three major parts of the test booklet i.e., A, B, and C according to the scheme and syllabus of the exam. Out of these three parts, part A focuses on questions related to general aptitude, part B on conventional MCQs, and part C on scientific concepts.
Examination Fee: For the general category candidates, the examination fee is INR 1000 that needs to be paid at the time of registration. Talking about the non-creamy layer of OBC aspirants, the fee is INR 500. Moreover, for the rest of the categories such as SC, ST, and PWD, the fee is only INR 250.
JRF Stipend: The candidates who get selected for the role of JRF through the CSIR NET exam can up to INR 25,000 every month for the first two years as a stipend. Additionally, the university also provides an annual contingent of INR 20,000 to every student who gets selected.
The CSIR UGC NET exam certainly brings a lot of opportunities for students. It’s recommended that an aspiring candidate should study in a NET Life Science Coaching to prepare for the exam with proper guidance and study materials.