FACT & FACT Plus Notification – 2022

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to organise an All-India Test to assess forensic science graduates and professionals once again after 2018.

Organizing Institute:
National Forensic Science University (NFSU),
Delhi Campus (LNJN NICFS),
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Delhi,

FACT 2022 website: www.nicfs.gov.in

Introduction

FACT (Forensic Aptitude and Caliber Test) and FACT Plus are All-India Tests that attempt to assess the overall aptitude and abilities of Postgraduate students in Forensic Science. FACT is a forensic science screening test that was launched in 2018 as a criterion for students pursuing degrees from various colleges. A candidate’s FACT qualification indicates their relative knowledge of forensic science and validates a minimal degree of expertise.

The National Forensic Science University (NFSU) is the country’s nodal institute for forensic science training and education. The supervision of FACT has been assigned to NFSU, Delhi Campus (LNJN NICFS) by the MHA.

The FACT qualification is designed to be used as a criterion for recruitment by FSLs and other similar organisations. The test will be conducted at two levels:

● FACT, which will assess candidates’ ability to analyse crime exhibits referred to in FSLs and interpret the results with basic training to assist in simple cases, and,

● FACT Plus, which will assess candidates’ ability to handle precision instruments and infer precise results.

Mode Of Paper: Online

Date of Online Application: 07/02/2022 (11:00 A.M.) to 28/02/2022 (5.30 pm)

Issue of E-Admit Card: 04/03/2022

Note: The registered applicants will be able to get their e-Admit Cards from the NFSU Delhi Campus (LNJN NICFS). (www.nicfs.gov.in).

Date of Examination: 20 March, 2022

Time of Examination: Morning, 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 A.M.

Duration of Paper: 2 Hours

Issue of Question/Answer Keys (After Examination): The officially correct answers (Answer Key) will be revealed the same day as the examination, on March 20, 2022.

Declaration of Result: 27/03/2022

Fee:

Male: Rs. 800/-

Female/OBC-NC/SC/ST/PH: Rs. 400/-

(Fee deposit through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking)

Pattern of Question Paper

The test will comprise entirely of multiple-choice questions, with a combination of easy, moderate, and tough questions. For each question, four alternatives (A), (B), (C), and (D) will be provided, with only one option being right. There will be no negative marking. The marking scheme will be provided as part of the online exam instructions.

Test would last for two hours and will be divided into two sections: Section A and Section B.

The questions will be designed to assess the forensic aptitude and abilities necessary to conduct scientific tests on crime material exhibits from crime scenes and interpret test findings at the Scene of Crime and/or forensic laboratories in order to determine their evidentiary value.

Section A will be required of all candidates to test their forensic science ability.

Section B shall consist of Five specialized forensic science subjects:

  1. Forensic Physical Sciences (Ballistics, Document and Physics),
  2. Forensic Biological Sciences (Serology and DNA),
  3. Forensic Chemical Sciences (Toxicology, Chemistry, Narcotics and Explosives) and,
  4. Cyber Forensics (Mobile Forensic, Audio-Video, etc.),
  5. Forensic Psychology

(A candidate has to choose from one of these four Forensic Science subjects.)

Number of Question:

SECTION A: No. of Questions for testing aptitude in forensic science :50

SECTION B : No. of Questions from Optional Subjects: 70

Total No. of Question: 120

Negative Marking: No

Qualifying Criteria: Candidate must obtain 50% in each section and overall 60% or above for qualifying this examination.

5% relaxation will be awarded to SC/ST/PWD/OBC.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must meet the following qualifying standards in order to appear in FACT or FACT Plus:

Nationality : Indian.

► To appear for FACT Plus, the applicant must be qualified in the UGC NET examination, CSIR-GATE, or GPAT or possess experience in analytical methods and/or research in the relevant field.

► Some candidates are additionally required to have completed graduate-level courses in specific Subjects.

► Those who are going to appear for the final semester examination can also apply.

Upper Age Limit : No.

Number of Attempts: Unlimited.

Qualification

For determining the qualification of candidature their is given below which will specify eligibility accordingly:

Qualification For FACT

Forensic Physical Science

Qualification for Forensic Physics
► MSc in Physics / Biophysics / Applied Physics,
► Bachelor of Engineering
(Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/Electronic/Telecommunication/Computer Science/Instrumentation),
► MSc in Forensic Science
(BSc (Graduation) should be in Physics)
Qualification for Forensic Ballistics
► M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics/ Mathematics/Applied
Mathematics,
► MSc in Forensic Science
(BSc (Graduation) should be in Physics or Math’s)
Qualification for Forensic Document
► M.Sc. in Physics
► M.Sc. in Chemistry / Biochemistry
► AIC by examination
► MSc in Forensic Science
(BSc (Graduation) should be in Physics or Chemistry)

Cyber Forensic

► BTech / BE in Computer Science / Electrical / Electronic engineering
► PG degree in any subject and Certification / Diploma in Cyber
Forensics / Information Security
► Master’s Degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ Forensic Science
► M.Sc. in Digital Forensics and Information Security

Note: Forensic Graduates (B.Sc. in Forensic Science) are eligible to apply for this Specialized subject.

Forensic Biological Sciences

► Master’s Degree in Botany / Zoology / Microbiology /Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Physical Anthropology/ Forensic Science/ Genetic
(B.Sc. (Graduation) should be in Botany or Zoology)
►MSc in Forensic Odontology

Forensics Chemical Sciences

► Master’s Degree in Chemistry/ Toxicology/ Biochemistry
/ Pharmacology/ Pharmacy/Forensic Science
(B.Sc. (Graduation) should be in Chemistry)
► Associateship of Institute of Chemist by examination
(B.Sc. (Graduation) should be in Chemistry)

Forensics Psychology

► Master’s Degree in Psychology/Criminology
► Master’s Degree in Forensic Science
(B.Sc. (Graduation) should be in Forensic Psychology or Forensic Criminology)

Qualification FACT Plus

Elective SubjectsGATECBSE UGC NETCSIR UGC NETGPATExperience
Forensic Physical SciencesPhysics/Mathematics/
Electronics and
Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering / Chemistry
/Chemical Engineering
Electronic Science / Forensic SciencePhysical Sciences / Mathematical Science/ Chemical Science
Cyber ForensicsElectronics and Communication
Engineering/ Electrical Engineering / Computer Science and Information Technology/ Physics/ Mathematics
Computer Science and Applications / Electronic Science / Forensic Science / CriminologyPhysical Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences
Forensic
Biological
Sciences
Ecology and Evolution / Life Science / BiotechnologyEnvironmental Science / Anthropology / Forensic ScienceLife Science
Forensics Chemical SciencesChemistry / Chemical
Engineering
Forensic ScienceChemical SciencesGPAT
Forensic Psychology3 years of post qualification experience in analytical methods
and/or research in the relevant field

Eligibility for Person with Disability

Refer to notification according to your suitability.

Note: FACT and FACT Plus qualified individuals will be eligible for recruitment if they meet the standards set out by the recruiting firm/Forensic Science Laboratory.

Reminder:

Do Your Best, Give Your Best.

Exams cannot analyse your individuality, qualities, and Intellect just through a single paper produced by examiner. So remember this and always strive to accomplish what you can and want to do rather than what you have to do under stress. and this is or will not be the last time, so don’t worry if you couldn’t perform as you desired, you will be able to do so the next time. Do not lose faith in yourself. You are the only thing you’ve got.

Best Wishes.

FACT and FACT PLUS 2018 Question Papers with Answer Key

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