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CSIR: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) provide CSIR Research Fellowships and Associateships to bright young men and women for training in methods of research under the expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Departments/Institutes of National Importance/National Laboratories and Institutes of CSIR in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical Sciences.

Eligibility: Candidates with bachelor’s degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/integrated Ph.D. programme within the validity period of two years.

Application: On-line applications for JRF-NET are invited twice a year through HRDG website :

Age Limit: The upper age limit for applying for the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes/, Physically Handicapped/Visually Handicapped and female applicants whereas 3 years in case of OBCs (Non-creamy layer candidates).

Stipend:  JRF: Rs 31,000/ p.m for the first two years. Annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/- per fellow will be provided to  the University / Institution.

SRF-NET: On Completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for PhD, the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs. 35,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years,

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2019 June  Paper    Answer key

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2018 June  Paper    Answer key

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2017 June Paper   Answer key

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2015 June  Paper    Answer key

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2013 June Paper    Answer Key

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2012 June Paper    Answer Key

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2011 June Paper    Answer Key

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