Both of these tests are held twice a year, June and December. But there are many other candidates who are confused between UGC and CBSE NET and CSIR UGC NET. Although the purpose of conducting both of these exams is the same, there is a difference in subjects involved. CSIR and UGC are two different governmental departments and both conduct their respective NET entrance exam. The former is conducted for science stream whereas latter is conducted for all other streams.
UGC – CBSE NET
UGC (University Grant Commission) is a statutory organization which was established by Union Governments in 1956. Its main objective is to provide recognition to Indian Universities, and to provide fund to such organization.
CBSE(Central Board of Secondary Education), now conducts this exam on behalf of UGC for post of a lecturer and for providing JRF for Indian Nationals in order to ensure minimum standard for entrants in teaching profession and research. The exam is conducted in streams such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc.
Eligibility for CBSE and UGC NET
The interested candidates must have completed their Post-Graduation in Ph.Ds, in the relevant subjects with not less than 55%.
CSIR UGC NET
CSIR stands for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, it is a premier and national R&D organization and is among world’s largest publicly funded R&D organizations. CSIR conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET which is a national level engineering examination in the field of science including life science , physical science, chemical science etc.
Eligibility of CSIR NET
The interested candidates must have acquired Master’s Degree in Science stream. They should have scored 55% and above in the eligibility exam and should have done the course from a certified university.
Junior Research Fellowship is a fellowship of 25000 per month, which is offered by both CSIR and UGC to the eligible and selected candidates through written exam held every year. The fellowship is given to students to pursue their doctoral studies.