A certain number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding
MSc or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks after qualifying the National Eligibility Test ( NET) conducted by CSIR twice
in a year
Applications for JRF are invited twice a year through press advertisment
on all India basis in the prescribed application form. The completed application form may be submitted to the Controller of
Examinations, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex Building, Opp. Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi –110 012.
The upper age limit for JRF shall be 28 years which is relaxed upto
5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped and OBC applicants.
The Selection for award of JRF shall be made on the basis of a competitive
written test called the National Eligibility Test ( NET), conducted by CSIR at national level and consisting of two papers.
Paper – 1 is objective type consisting of Part (A) general nature and part (B) is subject type. It tests the mental
ability and broad awareness of scientific knowledge at the rudimentary level. The second paper is to be selected from the
amongst (1) Chemical Sciences (2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (3) Life Sciences, (4) Mathematical Sciences
and (5) Physical Sciences. The second paper requires short descriptive answers to questions. Usually examinations are held
for a day on the third Sunday in June and December, each year.
The candidates who qualify in the test are informed individually after the result
is finalized. The Fellowship is awarded on receipt of necessary details of the qualifying degree examination, place of work,
research topic, the name of supervisor and the concurrence of the Institution to provide all the necessary facilities. The
validity of the offer of this award will be one year . The candidate is expected to register for Ph.D degree within a period
of one year from the date of joining.
STIPEND & TENURE
The stipend of a JRF selected through the all India test will be Rs 8000/ p.m for
a period of 2 years. In addition, annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to the University /
Institution.On Completion of two years as JRF, the stipend may be increased to Rs. 9000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent year,
on the basis of assessment of Fellows’ research progress/ achievements.