Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced CSIR NET Result 2018 for exam held on December 16, 2018, at csirhrdg.res.in. The candidates can check their result that has been declared in the form of a PDF document.
The CSIR NET Result 2018 contains the roll number and ranks of the candidates those who are declared successful in each category. The categories for which the result have been declared are JRF (NET) CSIR, JRF (NET) UGC, and Lectureship (NET).
In each of these categories, the number of candidates who have qualified is for JRF (NET) CSIR, 1969; for JRF (NET) UGC, 1500; and for Lectureship (NET), 3989. As per the result notification, the fellowship will be effective from July 07, 2019.
Candidates who qualify for Junior Research Fellowship through the CSIR NET December Exam 2018 are provided with a stipend of Rs. 25000/- p.m. for first 2 years. The fellowship will be increased to Rs. 28000/- p.m. after two years if the candidate is registered for PhD. The fellowship will be increased for the third year and subsequent years.
In the June exam, a total of 7247 selected for JRF and Lectureship. In the December exam, the total number of candidates selected is 7458.
The cutoff of the CSIR NET December Exam 2018 will be announced soon based on which the candidates have been selected. However, for the June exam, the cutoff in the UR category for Chemical Science was 58.75% (JRF) and 52.88% (Lectureship). For Earth Science, it was 54.86% (JRF) and 49.37% (Lectureship). For Life Science, it was 50.50% (JRF) and 45.45% (Lectureship). For Mathematical Science, it was 48.38% (JRF) and 43.54% (Lectureship). For Physical Science, it was 42.63% (JRF) and 38.37% (Lectureship).
For the December exam, the expected cutoff for Junior Research Fellowship in UR category are Chemical Science – 55.50%, Earth Science – 53.72%, Life Science – 55.00 %, Mathematical Science – 50.38% and Physical Science – 40.63%.
However, for the Lecturership (NET) the expected cutoff is Chemical Science – 49.95%, Earth Science – 48.35%, Life Science – 49.50%, Mathematical Science – 45.34% and Physical Science – 36.57%.
Now that the result for CSIR NET Dec 2018 has been released, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research is going to publish the merit list for the candidates. The exam conducting body is going to publish two separate merit lists at its official website. The first merit list will consist of the names of the candidates who will be eligible for Junior Research Fellowship. Whereas, the other merit list will be prepared for the candidates who will be eligible for Lectureship only.
The Selection of candidates is done on the basis of their performance in the competitive written test called the National Eligibility Test (NET), conducted by CSIR. It is a national level test which is conducted twice a year in the following areas (1) Chemical Sciences (2) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (3) Life Sciences, (4) Mathematical Sciences, (5) Physical Sciences, and (6) Engineering Sciences.
From the year 2011 onwards, CSIR introduced a Single MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) Paper-based test comprising of three parts. Part-A consists of questions common to all subjects comprising question on General Science and Research Aptitude. Part-B consist of subject-related and Part-C had higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.