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August 26, 2009

National Eligibility Test (NET) Notification on dec 20

National Eligibility Test (NET) – 2009 will be held on december 20, 2009 and last date pf submission is 29th september 2009 (for remote areas : 6th october 2009)

M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects Chemical Science, Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences, Life Science, Mathematical Science, Physical Sciences, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Masters degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (lll/lV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects above during the academic Session 2009-2010. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over' his/ her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination.

However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall only be considered eligible for JRF- (NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Masters Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.


For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-07-2009 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC. Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.07.2009. No upper age limit.
Application procedure:


Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:

For General: Rs.400/- ; ; For OBC: Rs.200/- ; ; For SC / ST / Physically or Visually handicapped: Rs.100/-


The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1 ,West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-. Rs.200/- or Rs.100/—(as the case may be) drawn in favour of "Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi" payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the information Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) As above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday, the 25th August, 2009 to Wednesday, the 16th September 2009 only, hence. candidates are advised to send well in advance so as to reach their request within the above said period.

The candidate should write his / her name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (20.12.2009) and subject code on the-back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of information Bulletin.

However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.


Interested & eligible candidates may apply for this test Online through a link available at CSIR HRDG website: . In order to apply Online the candidates are required to download Bank Challan Performa from the above website and then deposit the requisite examination fee in any of the Indian Bank branches through out the country. The examination fee for the Online application is same as mentioned above. Candidates after successfully submitting application online are required to take print out of the Application Form, paste his/her recent black & white photograph, put his/her signature at the required space, attach requisite certificates and send along with CSIR marked copy of fee deposited Bank Challan in an envelop to Sr. Controller of Examinations, Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 so as to reach on or before . 29.09.2009 (06.10.2009 for remote areas).

Online applications with out hard copy or bank challan receipt or incomplete in any respect will be summarily rejected. Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at CSIR, HRDG website.

Examination fee paid along with the information Bulletin or through Bank Challan for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Similarly, candidates should also check all the column of Bank Challan, online application, which are to be filled in properly to avoid cancellation of application, Please note that Fee submitted any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.

Candidates seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the information Bulletin for this test only. Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The completed application should be sent only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C). in the prescribed envelope supplied with information Bulletin.

Candidate should check that the Serial number printed on the information Bulletin, Application form, Certificate of Postage card and on the envelope are the same. The application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen. Candidate should super-scribe the SUBJECT CODE, APPLICATION FORM NO. and CENTRE CODE in the boxes provided on the envelope containing the application form (with enclosures).

Examination Centers
The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, as specified below:

Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.

However, a request in writing for change of Centre may be entertained on merits. if received in this unit latest by 20.10.2009.

Scheme of the Test
The Test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 20th December 2009. The Scheme of Examination as under:

Paper- I: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm (Marks - 200)

Paper – II: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm (Marks - 200)

Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper – I. Paper – II will be evaluated only in case of those candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper- I as may be fixed by the CSIR. Candidates are required to appear in both the papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to appear in Paper ll. The questions in papers-I & II will appear both in Hindi and English.

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