Forensic Science Aptitude and Caliber Test 2018, FACT and FACT Plus
Organizing Chairman, FACT 2018, LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science
Ministry of Home Affairs
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Forensic Aptitude and Caliber Test (FACT) and FACT Plus are All-India Tests that aim to test the comprehensive aptitude and skills of Post Graduate subjects in Forensic Science. FACT is a screening test being introduced in 2018 as a test of forensic science caliber for students obtaining their degrees from various universities. The FACT qualification of a candidate reflects the relative knowledge and certifies minimum level of understanding of forensic science. The FACT (Basic examination for post-graduate candidates) will test the candidates in pure sciences to understand their command over basic concepts. FACT Plus (Advanced level of examination for post-graduate candidate who have cleared NET/GATE/GPAT) will test the aptitude of the candidates towards forensic science related matters.
LNJN National Institute for Criminology and Forensic Science Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute for Criminology and Forensic Science (NICFS) is the nodal Institute for forensic science education and training in the country. MHA has entrusted NICFS with the responsibility of administering FACT.
Structure of FACT 2018 (Mode of test: Fully online):
FACT will consist of objective type questions and will be conducted as an online test. The test will be of 2-hour duration and shall consist of two parts, Part A and Part B. The questions will be so designed as to measure the forensic aptitude and skills required to handle scientific tests of crime material exhibits from crime scenes and interpretations of test results at Scene of Crime and/or forensic laboratories to deduce their evidential values. Part A shall be compulsory to all candidates. This part shall contain questions pertaining to the core principles of Forensic Science. Part B shall consist of six specialized forensic science subjects viz., Forensic Physics, Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Document Examination, Cyber Forensics, Forensic Chemical Sciences and Forensic Biological Sciences. A candidate has to attempt any one of these six specialized Forensic Science subjects. The test consists of only multiple choice questions and will be a mix of questions of low, moderate and high level of difficulty. Four possible options (A), (B), (C) and (D) will be given for each question of which only one option will be correct. There will be no negative marking. The marking scheme will be included as part of the Instructions to the online test.
Start of Online Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking: 20th June 2018 (11:30 a.m) Wednesday
Close of Online Submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking: 15th July 2018 (5:30 p.m) Sunday
Date of FACT / FACT Plus: Sunday, 23rd September 2018 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in FACT 2018
In order for being eligible to appear in FACT or FACT Plus, the candidate must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
(i) Candidate must be an Indian national.
(ii) To appear for FACT, the candidate must possess educational qualifications as per the detailed Table 1 given in information brochure from the website.
(iii) To appear for FACT Plus, in addition to being eligible to appear for FACT, the candidate must be qualified in UGC NET examination or CSIR-GATE or GPAT as per Table 1 given in information brochure from the website.
(iv) Some candidates are also mandated to have studied specified subjects at the graduate level.
(v) There is no upper age limit.
(vi) A candidate may appear in FACT or FACT Plus any number of times.
Examination Centers: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi.
Interested & eligible candidates may apply online through a link available at NICFS website: www.nicfs.gov.in. In order to pay the registration fee, the candidates may use Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. Before applying online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available at NICFS website. Before filling the form, candidates must select the examination which they wish to take ensuring their eligibility for the same. Candidates must write their name, father/mother's name as written in their Matriculation (Xth Class Board) Certificate and should ensure that the same are matching with their educational qualification certificates and caste certificate except for married females who may submit an undertaking for the same.
After filling the online application, candidates should preview their entire application form and make changes if required before final submission of online application. No change in the particulars entered in the application form will be possible after final submission of online application and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. After successful submission of ONLINE Application, a Registration Number will be generated. The candidates must preserve the Registration Number for future reference and for downloading your e-Admit Card. They must also keep a printout copy of the duly filled-in application form for future use. The registration portal may also be used by candidates to check the status of their candidature, download admit card as well as FACT and FACT Plus result.
Candidates should note that successful submission of online application does not mean that they have been registered for this test. To ensure their candidature, candidates should check their registration status on website.
Detailed instruction regarding the registration and online applications will be issued separately on website, before 20/06/2018. Instructions pertaining to conduct of candidate at the examination centers will be issued along with admit card.
Registration Fee for FACT and FACT Plus:
· GEN: Male Rs. 800/- and Female Rs. 400/-
· OBC-NC, SC, ST, PH: Any Rs. 400/-
Registration fee must be paid via Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking only
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