Eligibility criteria of CSIR-UGC NET (qualification & age criteria) are as follows:
1.0 Educational Qualification criteria:
For General & OBC: Minimum 55% marks in BS-4 years Program/ BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/MSc or equivalent degree
For Reserved categories: :Minimum 55% marks in above qualification.
If you are a Ph.D. degree holder, having passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991, you are eligible.
If you are studying in the final year/semester of M.Sc. or Equivalent degree in above subjects or have appeared in the final exams already and waiting for results, you can appear in the CSIR NET conditionally under RA (Result Awaited) category.
2.3 Age limit: (as on 01-07-2012)
For Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET: Max. 28 years
(Upper age limit relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).
For Lectureship LS (NET): No upper age limit.
Above eligibility means if you are 28 years or less on 01-01-2012, you can apply for both Lectureship as well as for JRF while if you are more than 28, you can apply only for Lectureship.
CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Forms:
You can apply for the CSIR NET exam in two ways: either Offline
CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Offline Forms:
You can obtain the Information Bulletin containing the Offline Application forms from two sources:
1.0 By hand:
From designated bank branches (of Indian bank & Oriental Bank of Commerce) by paying the application fee in cash (Rs. 400/=: General, Rs. 200/=: OBC & Others: Rs. 100/=). The list of these bank branches where CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Bulletin cum Application forms is available are given in section: Appendix - V List of Bank Branches in page-36 of the Information Bulletin
2.0 By Post:
You can obtain the CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Bulletin cum Form as a VPP (Value Payable Post) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi-110 008 (Ph. No. 011-25888257), by sending a request letter with with two self-addressed slips and the application fee as Demand draft. The DD should be drawn in favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi.
CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Online Form:
You can find the CSIR-UGC NET December 2012 Online Forms in CSIR NET website
from 21.08.2012 onwards till 19.09.2012. Post submission of the online form, you have to take print out of it and send the same with other documents to CSIR, New Delhi so as to reach on or before 24.09.2012 (01.10.2012 for remote areas).
How to apply for CSIR NET is given very clearly in section: "7.HOW TO APPLY & LAST DATE" in page-9 of the Information Bulletin