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Who can apply for CSIR UGC NET

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria specified by the conducting authority can apply for the CSIR UGC NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test). CSIR UGC NET is a national-level examination conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship in Science and Technology fields. Here are the eligibility criteria for applying for CSIR UGC NET:

  1. Educational Qualifications:

    • For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender candidates).
    • For Lectureship: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or should be enrolled in an integrated Ph.D. program (submitted thesis) by the closing date of application, OR candidates with a Master’s degree or equivalent are also eligible with the same percentage criteria as mentioned above.
  2. Age Limit:

    • For JRF: The upper age limit for JRF is 28 years as of the specified cutoff date. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD/Transgender and female candidates as per government regulations.
    • For Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for Lectureship.
  3. Nationality: Candidates must be Indian citizens. However, there are certain relaxations provided for candidates belonging to specified categories (e.g., OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD) regarding the age limit and percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

  4. Subject of Post-Graduation: Candidates must have completed their Master’s degree in the relevant subject or a related field recognized by UGC.

  5. Reservation Policy: CSIR UGC NET follows the reservation policy of the Government of India for SC, ST, OBC-NCL, PwD, and other categories as applicable.

  6. Fellowship Tenure: The duration of the JRF fellowship is initially for two years, which may be further extended for a third year based on performance and assessment by the selection committee.

  7. Submission of Documents: Candidates are required to submit attested copies of their educational certificates, category certificates (if applicable), and other relevant documents as specified in the application form.

It’s important for candidates to carefully review the eligibility criteria specified in the official notification before applying for the CSIR UGC NET examination. Meeting the eligibility criteria is essential to ensure that your application is accepted, and you are eligible to appear for the examination. Additionally, candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the requirements and possess the necessary documents before submitting their application for CSIR UGC NET.

If you’re interested in availing coaching services for the CSIR NET exam, you can contact Bansal Academy at 92160-90169 to inquire about their course offerings, schedule, and enrollment process. However, it’s advisable to thoroughly research and compare different coaching options before making a decision to ensure you select the one that best fits your needs and preferences.

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