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CSIR NET Exam 2023-24: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 28, 2023

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The Joint CSIR NET is a test being held to examine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor in Indian institutions and colleges that meet the UGC eligibility requirements. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has tasked the National Testing Agency (NTA) with conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2022 / June 2023 Examination under the Computer Based Test (CBT) format.

Latest Updates:

  • CSIR NET Exam to be conducted from 26th to 28th December 2023.
  • Registration for CSIR NET 2023-24 starts on 1st November and ends on 30th November 2023.

About CSIR


The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a modern R&D organization noted for its cutting-edge R&D knowledge base in several S&T domains. CSIR and UGC provide Research Fellowships for training in research methodologies under the professional direction of faculty members/scientists working in university departments, national laboratories, and institutions in various scientific subjects.

Oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, medicines, genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are all covered by CSIR, and mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering, and information technology. It offers considerable technology involvement in many social initiatives, including the environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, and farm and non-farm sectors. Furthermore, CSIR’s contribution to S&T’s human resource development is notable.

CSIR NET Exam: Overview

Particulars    Elaboration
Exam  Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) 
Conducted By  Exam Level  
Examination purpose  To determine applicants’ eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor at Indian institutions and colleges.  
Exam Level  National level
Exam Centres225
Examination frequency Twice a year
Mode of Exam  Online – Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Medium of Exam  English and Hindi
No. of papers  2  
Application Mode Online
Online – Computer-Based Test (CBT)INR 1,100 for the General category
INR 550 for OBC
INR 275 for SC/ ST
INR 0 for PwD  
Exam Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Exam ShiftShift 1 – 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2 – 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm  
No. of Questions150 MCQ in each Paper
Total MarksPaper 1- 200
Paper 2- 200  
Marking Schemes+2 for each correct answer
0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer  
Exam Help Desk Number0120-6895200
Official website  https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/

CSIR NET Notification 2023

On November 1, 2023, the National Testing Agency issued the CSIR NET Notification 2023. The NTA has also issued the CSIR NET Application Form 2023 and the announcement. For the convenience of applicants, significant features of the CSIR NET Notification 2023 are provided below.

For JRF and LS/AP CSIR, CSIR NET online applications are available twice a year via the official website. Candidates who pass the exam will be qualified to apply for the position of Lecturer in the discipline under the faculty of Science and Technology at various universities and colleges in India. The candidates who meet the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) requirements will be eligible to apply for a Ph.D. in their chosen fields at various Indian universities. JRF students are eligible for various benefits, including stipends, HRAs, etc.

CSIR NET 2023 Exam Dates

The CSIR UGC NET test for the June session will be held from June 6 to 8, 2023. The December CSIR UGC NET test session will be held in December 2023. From March 10, 2023, to April 17, 2023, the CSIR UGC NET application form can be filled out. The exam schedule for all disciplines will be posted on the CSIR website soon.

CSIR-UGC NET 2023-24 Exam Dates

CSIR NET Notification1st November 2023
CSIR NET Application Form1st November 2023
CSIR NET Application Form (Last date of Submission)30th November 2023
CSIR NET Application Form (Correction Window)2nd to 4th December 2023
CSIR NET Exam Date26th to 28th December 2023
CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key ReleaseJanuary 2024
CSIR NET Objection Window Provisional Answer KeyTo Be Notified
CSIR NET Final Answer KeyJanuary 2024
CSIR NET ResultJanuary 2024

The CSIR NET 2023 test will most likely be administered in two sessions. See the entire schedule below:

CSIR NET Exam Day EventsCSIR NET 2023 First Shift TimingsCSIR NET 2023 Second Shift Timings
Timing of exam9:00 AM-12:00 PM3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Duration of exam3 hours without break3 hours without break
Entry into the exam centre7:00-8:00 AM1:00-2:00 PM
Entry into the exam hall/room8:15-8:30 AM2:15-2:30 PM
Checking of admit cards by the invigilator8:30-8:45 AM2:30-2:45 PM
Sitting on the seat in the exam hall8:45 AM2:45 PM
Instructions by the invigilators8:45-8:55 AM2:45-2:55 PM
Test commences9:00 AM3:00 PM
Test concludes12:00 PM6:00 PM

The NTA releases the CSIR NET admission card a few days before the exam. Candidates may get their CSIR NET 2023 admit card by entering their registered accounts on the exam’s official website.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to register for the CSIR-UGC NET 2022 examination must check the eligibility criteria. The NTA (National Testing Agency) determines the qualifying conditions based on age, educational qualifications, and country.


  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the CSIR NET 2023 Test.
  • If an applicant is discovered to be ineligible, his or her application form will be rejected.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have either of the following credentials with at least 55% (for General and OBC) or 50% (for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates).

  • Candidates who are enrolled in MSc or have completed 10-2-3 years of MSc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/ B Pharma/ MBBS as of the CSIR NET application deadline 2023 are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category. However, the requirement for RA category applicants is to finish their qualifying degree with the requisite percentage of marks within two years after the announcement date of the Joint CSIR UGC NET result, failing which they would be disqualified.
  • Candidates with a Ph.D. and a master’s degree completed before September 19, 1991, with at least 50% marks, can apply for lectureships alone.
  • Candidates with a BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree or those enrolled in an integrated MS-PhD program must have at least 55% (or 50% for SC/ST/PwD students) to apply for the test. On the other hand, candidates with an undergraduate degree will be eligible for a CSIR fellowship only after enrolling in a Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. course within the validity period of two years, according to the official website.
  • Candidates with only a Bachelor’s degree are only eligible to apply for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), not the Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor. BE/BS/B Tech/B Pharma/MBBS final year/result awaiting applicants, for example, are only eligible to apply for JRF.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria: Subject-wise

The table below details the CSIR NET 2023 Educational Qualification by subject:

SubjectQualification Required
Chemical ScienceCandidates must have an MSc/BS/B-Tech degree in Chemistry or an equivalent qualification.
Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric and Planetary ScienceCandidates must have an MSc/BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or an equivalent degree in Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science.
Life ScienceCandidates with academic qualifications in Life Sciences are required.
MathematicsCandidates must have an MSc/BS-MS/BS/B-Tech degree in Mathematics or an equivalent qualification.
Physical ScienceCandidates must have an MSc in Physics or a BS-MS in Physics, or an equivalent certificate.

Age Limitation

As of July 1, 2023, the maximum age restriction for the granting of a Joint Research Fellowship (JRF) is 28 years.

  • Candidates applying for CSIR NET lectureships have no upper age limit.
  • The upper age restriction for reserved category candidates (SC/ST/PwD and female applicants) may be lowered by up to 5 years and 3 years for OBC – Non-creamy layer candidates.
CategoryAge Limit
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female33- years
OBC (non-creamy layer)31- years

Candidates may also examine the age-related relaxation for candidates from the restricted categories.

CategoryAge Limit Relaxation Years
Scheduled Caste5
Scheduled Tribe5
OBC (non-creamy layer)3
Persons with disability (PwD)5

Note: Some important points to remember

  • Candidates who qualify for Lectureship will be eligible for both Lecturer recruitment and Junior Research Fellowship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise qualified. They will, however, be ineligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship.
  • Candidates for the JRF (NET) grant will get a fellowship from CSIR or UGC based on their assignment or schemes with which they may find an affiliation.
  • Candidates considered eligible for Junior Research Fellowships and Lectureships under the UGC scheme would be subject to UGC rules and regulations in this respect.

CSIR NET Reservation Criteria 2023

The CSIR has established criteria for reducing the minimum marks necessary and the maximum age limit for candidates from various reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD) and female applicants.

In terms of categories CSIR NET, the following table details the relaxation of marks for qualified applicants from reserved categories:

CategoryMarks Relaxation Percentage
Other Backward Classes5%
Scheduled Caste5%
Scheduled Tribe5%

Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship Selection

Candidates must indicate whether they are applying for JRF or LS positions based on their eligibility and indicate their preference in this manner on the CSIR UGC NET application form.

  • A candidate who applies for JRF and meets the requirements for Lectureship will also be considered for JRF & LS.
  • A candidate will only be considered for Lectureship (NET) if it is determined that they are too old for JRF (NET).
  • The candidate’s selection or choice on the application form is final, and requests for changes will not be taken into consideration subsequently.
  • The number of candidates who pass the exam depends on the number of fellowships available and their performance in the exam, provided they meet the requirements for eligibility.
  • Candidates who hold a M.Sc. degree or fall under the M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA) category are eligible for lectureships (LS), provided they meet the UGC’s eligibility requirements.

CSIR NET Exam Application Form

National Testing Agency has extended the deadline for submitting the CSIR UGC NET application form to November 30, 2023.

Candidates are advised to complete their CSIR UGC NET 2023 Application Form by 5:00 PM on November 30, 2023, and to submit their fee by that date at 11:59 PM. Make careful to finish your payment since no application will be approved without payment of the required fee.

CSIR NET Application Fee 2023

The entire CSIR Net 2023 Application Fee per category is shown below. No application will be deemed submitted without payment of the fee. The CSIR NET application cost must be paid online by debit card, credit card, or internet banking by applicants. The application fee is broken down per type as follows.

CategoryApplication Fee (Rs.)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)550
SC/ST/Third Gender275

How to Apply for CSIR UGC NET?

Candidates can complete the CSIR NET online form 2023 by following the instructions below:

Step 1: Sign up / Register for CSIR- UGC NET 2023.

Candidates must follow the actions listed below to register online:

  • Visit the examination’s official website at csirnet.nta.nic.in.
  • To access the link to complete the application, click it.
  • Select “New Registration” from the menu.
  • Read the page’s instructions carefully after downloading the CSIR NET information pamphlet.
  • Click the “Click Here to Proceed” button after selecting the checkbox at the bottom of the page.
  • After pressing the button, the CSIR NET registration form will appear on the screen.
  • Complete the registration form by providing all the information requested.
Personal Details
NameDate Of Birth
Parents NameID Type
GenderID Card Number
Contact Details
Permanent AddressMobile Number
Email ID 
  • Select a password.
  • Select a security query.
  • Then input the security response the security pin that is displayed on the screen.
  • Select “Submit”
  • Check the information you have provided by selecting the checkboxes at the bottom of the page.
  • Select “Final Submit” from the menu.

Step 2: Complete the CSIR- UGC NET application

Candidates must click the “Complete Application Form” option to continue filling out the CSIR UGC NET online application form. The information that applicants must include in the form is listed below.

  • Fill in the security code that appears on the screen.
  • Select “Submit”
  • Check the information you’ve entered by selecting the checkboxes at the bottom of the page.
  • Select “Final Submit” from the menu.

Step 3: Upload Your Scanned Signature and Photo

Candidates must next upload scanned copies of their signature and photo in accordance with the guidelines.

DocumentsUploading FormatSize (in KB)
SignatureJPG4KB – 30KB
PhotographJPG10KB – 200KB

Step 4: CSIR- UGC NET Application Fee must be Paid

Upon successful payment of the charge, a confirmation page will be created. The confirmation page must be printed at least three times by candidates, and they must save all copies for their records.

Required Documents for CSIR- UGC NET Application

The CSIR- UGC NET 2023 application form must be completed with the following details and supporting documentation:

  • A valid email address
  • A functioning mobile number
  • Class 10, 12, graduation, and post-graduate transcripts
  • Scanned copy of a passport-sized picture
  • A scanned copy of your signature and, if necessary, a disability certificate.
  • Banking information required to pay the charge.

Correction to CSIR- UGC NET Application Form

  • Soon after registration is complete, NTA will offer a service for CSIR NET Application Form Correction.
  • The official website, csirnet.nta.nic.in, is the only place where the online Application Form Correction service is available.
  • Additionally, NTA informs candidates through email and SMS about form and appearance modification.
  • Candidates will have the option to change or alter areas including name, parents’ names, date of birth, contact information, category, and gender.
  • To make modifications, candidates must supply supporting documentation and, if applicable, pay additional costs.
  • This is the final opportunity to modify and improve the application form. No more requests will be granted.

CSIR- UGC NET 2023 Login Procedures after Forgetting Password

  • The candidates must initially respond to the security question.
  • Give the verification code that will be given by text message to the applicants’ registered cell phone number.
  • Using the reset connection link that will be provided to the applicant’s registered email address.

A few days before the test, the CSIR UGC NET admit card will be made accessible. The admission card will provide further information about the schedules, exam location, and other factors.

CSIR NET Admit Card 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CSIR NET Admit Card 2023. According to the official announcement, the CSIR NET 2023 test will be administered by NTA from 26th to 28th December, 2023. Typically, two weeks before to the exam, the CSIR Admit Card is made available. Candidates who plan to sit for the exam must bring both the CSIR NET Admit Card and an original picture ID evidence to the exam site. The CSIR NET 2023 admit card must be brought to the designated test location. Candidates who do not have their admission card when it is needed might not be allowed to attend the exam paper.

NTA does not distribute hall tickets through mail, courier, or email. It will be accessible online at the CSIR’s main website.

How to Download CSIR NET Exam Admit Card?

Applicants to download their CSIR UGC NET test admission cards may use the procedures listed below:

  • Step 1: Go to the NTA’s official website.
  • Step 2: Select the ‘CSIR NET Admit Card link.
  • Step 3: Key in the application number, birthdate, and security code (as seen in the illustration).
  • Step 4: Click the Login button.
  • Step 5: Select “Download Admit Card” from the menu.
  • Step 6: Download the CSIR NET admission card, save it, and print it.

Details Available on CSIR- UGC NET Exam Admit Card

The CSIR NET admission card includes the following information regarding the applicant and test.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Candidate’s photo         
  • Candidate’s signature
  • CSIR NET exam slot and time  
  • Time of reporting at the test centre
  • CSIR NET exam centre name   
  • CSIR NET exam centre address

Items Permitted at the CSIR- UGC NET Exam Centre 2023

Candidates to the CSIR NET testing sites may bring the following objects:

  • Personal Water Bottle (Transparent).
  • A simple transparent Ball Point Pen
  • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
  • Self Declaration (Undertaking) and CSIR NET admission card retrieved from the NTA website.
  • Another passport-size picture
  • Original ID evidence
  • No candidate may enter the center while donning his or her mask. The center will supply the facemask.

CSIR NET Syllabus

The NET syllabus public by the CSIR on their official website. Candidates who plan to take the exam can download the PDF for the course materials for each of the five subjects and use them offline. The CSIR NET exam consists of three parts, A, B, and C. The Part A syllabus is the same for everyone, while the Part B and C syllabuses depend entirely on the candidates’ chosen subjects. Candidates can choose the subject when completing their online application.

The CSIR NET Syllabus is a collection of topics from various subjects for which the exam is given. All applicants must be familiar with the exam topics to improve their chances of selection. Part-A is based on General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis, and Research Aptitude. Part B is based on the concerned subject, and Part- C is based on the scientific concepts or their applications.

CSIR – UGC NET Subjects

Chemical Science701
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Science702
Life Science703
Mathematical Science704
Physical Science705

Details of the CSIR NET Syllabus 2022

Chemical SciencesEarth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary SciencesLife SciencesMathematical SciencesPhysical Sciences
Branches of ChemistryOceans and AtmosphereCellular OrganizationAnalysisMathematical Methods of Physics
Organic ChemistryEnvironmental Earth SciencesInheritance BiologyAlgebraAtomic & Molecular Physics
Inorganic ChemistryMineralogy and PetrologyDevelopmental BiologyClassical MechanicsElectromagnetic Theory
Medicinal ChemistryThe Earth and the Solar SystemMolecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology Linear Integral EquationsThermodynamic and Statistical Physics
Physical ChemistryEarth Materials, Surface Features and ProcessesApplied BiologyCalculus of VariationsNuclear and Particle Physics
Catalysis and Green ChemistryGeophysicsDiversityPartial Differential Equations (PDEs)Condensed Matter Physics
Chemistry in Nanoscience and TechnologyPalaeontology and its applicationsFundamental ProcessesNumerical AnalysisQuantum Mechanics
Supramolecular ChemistryMarine Geology and PalaeontologyEvolution and BehaviourOrdinary Differential Equations (ODEs)Electronics and Experimental Methods

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2023

Exam questions for the CSIR UGC NET 2023 will be objective-type multiple-choice and asked from the applicants’ selected topic. View a summary of the CSIR NET 2023 test pattern in the table below.

ParticularsExam Pattern
Exam ModeOnline – Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration3 Hours (180 minutes)
Total Sections3 in each paper
Total QuestionsTotal Questions- 610
Need to Attempt- 310
Types of QuestionsMCQ: 4 options with 1 correct answer
Total Marks200 for each paper (Paper1 and Paper 2)
Negative MarkingYes
LanguageEnglish and Hindi

The test would be divided into three sections for each subject, which are covered in depth in the following sections:

  • There will be 200 total marks awarded for each test.
  • Each test will include three sections: Part A, Part B, and Part C.
  • Each test has a different scoring scheme. Below, you can see the exam schedule for each exam.
CSIR- UGC NET Marking Schemes (Subject-wise)
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTo be attemptedMarking SchemeNegative Marking
Chemical Sciences120
Part A- 20
Part B- 40
Part C- 60
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2 
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences150
Part A- 20
Part B- 50
Part C- 80
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1.32
Life Sciences145
Part A- 20
Part B- 50
Part C- 75
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1
Mathematical Sciences120
Part A- 20
Part B- 40
Part C- 60
Part A- 15
Part B- 25
Part C- 20
Part A- 2 
Part B- 3
Part C- 4.75
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.75
Part C- 0
Physical Sciences75
Part A- 20
Part B- 25
Part C- 30
Part A- 15
Part B- 20
Part C- 20
Part A- 2 
Part B- 3.5
Part C- 5
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.875
Part C- 1.25

CSIR NET Exam Answer Key

On October 1, 2022, that year’s CSIR UGC NET tentative answer key was made available online at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in. People who took the exam on September 16–18, 2022, at various testing locations can check the website by going to it. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the CSIR UGC NET(commonly known as CSIR NET) exam at the national level to select applicants for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF).

Steps to Check the Answer Key

All candidates on the official website using the login information created during the registration process may see CSIR NET Exam Answer Key. Candidates can use the procedures listed below to verify the CSIR NET answer key:

  • Step 1: Go to the CSIR UGC NET official website. (http://csirnet.nta.nic.in)
  • Step 2: To verify the answer key, click the link on the homepage. From the drop-down option, choose the CSIR NET answer key.
  • Step 3: As shown on the screen, enter the required information, including the application number, password, and security pin.
  • Step 4: Choose the Login button.
  • Step 5: Keep the response sheet and answer key so you can figure up your projected grade.

How to Challenge the Answer Key?

Candidates can contest the CSIR NET Exam Answer Key 2023 by doing the following actions:

  • Step 1: Go to the CSIR UGC NET official website.
  • Step 2: Select the “Challenges Regarding Answer Key” link on the website’s home page.
  • Step 3: A login screen will be presented to you. Once your Application Number, Password/Date of Birth, and Security Pin have been entered, click Submit.
  • Step 4: Next, click the link to contest the solution key.
  • Step 5: Select the appropriate response option ID for the question that has been challenged.
  • Step 6: Press the Save Your Claims button to save your claims.
  • Step 7: Upload the supporting documentation for your claim.
  • Step 8: Press the ‘Save Your Claims & Pay Fee’ option to save your claims and pay the charge.

CSIR NET 2023 Result

After the CSIR NET 2023 test has been successfully administered, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will publish the results on its official website. Candidates may see their results by visiting the official website when the CSIR NET Results are released online. The candidates who passed the test will receive their eligibility certificates and JRF Award Letters from NTA following the announcement of the CSIR NET Result 2023. The job of Assistant Professor at Indian colleges and universities is also open to qualified people.

How to view the results?

Candidates can use the methods listed below to verify their CSIR UGC NET 2023 result:

Step 1: Go to CSIR NET’s official website.

Step 2: Select “Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2023 Score Card” from the list of links.

Step 3: Provide the following information.

  • Application ID
  • Date of Birth
  • The security pin is seen in the picture

Step 4: Select “Submit.”

Step 5: View and save the CSIR NET scorecard and results.

How to Check Result if Application Number is forgotten?

In the event that applicants forget their application number, they can obtain a new one on the exam’s official website by following the instructions below:

Step 1: Explore the CSIR NET website.

Step 2: Select the link for the result.

Step 3: Select the ‘Forgot Application No.’ link.

Step 4: Type in the information below:

  • Name
  • Name of the mother and father
  • Date of birth
  • Security pin (as shown on the screen)

Step 5: Press the button labelled “Get Application Number.”

After the CSIR- UGC NET Results, what comes next?

In due order, NTA issues eligibility certificates and JRF award letters to candidates who successfully complete the CSIR NET exam. Then, all qualified individuals can submit an application for an assistant professorship at an Indian university or college or do research in the field of science of their choice.

CSIR NET Certificate

On January 24, 2023, the applicants who qualified for the CSIR NET test received their CSIR NET Certificate 2023, which was provided by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the CSIR NET exam for the June 2022 session. On the official website, ecertificate.nta.ac.in, the NTA has made the CSIR UGC NET 2023 certifications available. Candidates may now use the below-listed procedure to get their CSIR NET certificate for 2023.

CSIR NET Salary Structure

Candidates interested in a teaching and research career should take the CSIR NET test. After passing this admission exam, the chosen individual can pursue a Ph.D. at a reputable university. If you pass the NET JRF exam, you are qualified for the numerous occupations listed in the table below.

Job PositionMonthly Expected Salary (in INR)
Junior Research Fellows31,000 +HRA (Depends on the Institution)
Senior Research Fellows35,000+HRA (Depends on the Institution)
Assistant Professor45,000
Associate Professor80,000

For the first two years, a JRF selected through CSIR-NET will receive a monthly stipend of Rs.31000. A yearly contingent grant of Rs.20000 will also be given to the university or institution for each fellow. The terms and conditions of the CSIR, UGC, or Research Scheme, as appropriate, will govern the Fellowship. The Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) after two years as JRF.

If the Fellow is enrolled in a Ph.D., the stipend will be increased to Rs. 35,000/- per month for the third and subsequent years, based on an assessment of the Fellow’ research progress/achievements through an interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department, and External Member from outside the University/Institute who is an expert in the relevant field.


The CSIR NET Cut-Off is the score at which candidates will be chosen for JRF and Lectureship positions. To pass the CSIR NET exam, candidates must score at least 33% in the General, EWS, and OBC categories and 25% in the SC, ST, and PwD categories. There are three parts to the CSIR UGC NET: Parts A, B, and C. However, there are no sectional cut-offs; instead, the cut-off is determined by adding the marks obtained in each component. The cut-off marks vary for both the categories, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship.

CSIR NET JRF Cut-off (Expected)
Subject UR (%) EWS (%) OBC (%) SC (%) ST (%) PWD (%)
Chemical Science 52.75 46.25 45.5 36.25 27.25 25
Earth Science 60.86 54.79 53.06 46.4 42.81 26.4
Life Science 98.78 96.06 96.22 90.53 84.87 64.76
Mathematical Science 49.25 44.87 42.75 34.37 27 25
Physical Science 38.81 33 33 25 25 25

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How to recover CSIR NET roll number?

Candidates can retrieve their UGC NET application number or password for CSIR NET online if they have forgotten it. To retrieve your Application Number/Roll Number or Password, follow the steps listed below:
1.) Visit the official website.
2.) Select the button for the application form.
3.) Select the link labeled “Forgot Application Number.”
4.) Enter your name, father’s name, mother’s name and date of birth.
5.) Enter the security pin shown on the screen.
6.) The “Get Application Number” button should be clicked.

What is the difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET?

The National Eligibility Test (NET), administered on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), determines whether Indian citizens are eligible for assistant professor positions in Indian universities and colleges. NTA administers CSIR NET to select candidates for the JRF award and eligibility for assistant professor positions in science-only fields. NTA administers UGC NET to choose candidates for JRF awards and eligibility for assistant professor positions in all other subjects (total of 81).

Which is tough UGC NET or CSIR NET?

The CSIR NET exam is considered to be highly competitive and tough. While studying for the exam, you gain much knowledge and experience, so passing it is not just like having a degree. With others, you can impart your wisdom and experience. Candidates who pass the CSIR NET examination can apply for junior research fellowships and teaching positions. The NET exam is held twice a year, in June and December, by NTA on behalf of UGC. To sit for this exam, candidates must have earned a minimum of 55% on their Master’s degree. Candidates who pass the UGC NET exam are eligible for lecturer positions at IITs and NITs as well as research programs (JRF)

What is the NTA score in CSIR UGC NET?

The overall NTA score represents the proportion of candidates who, in that session, scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw scores) that specific candidate. It says nothing about your qualification or lack thereof. Most likely, the cut-off will be the same as last year. But it should be increased by five marks (Not a percentage). According to the CSIR NET answer key, marks will be awarded for accurate responses. This raw score will create the “NTA score” or percentile. All candidates’ scores will be combined to create the final merit list.

When will I get CSIR NET certificate?

Four -Five months after the results are announced, UGC and CSIR upload the certificate. Candidates who qualify for lectureships and research positions as JRFS in Indian universities are given this certificate. To download CSIR certificates, follow these simple steps:
1: Sign in to the CSIR website.
2: Enter the required details as mentioned on the website and press the “submit” button.
3: Download the CSIR certificate visible on the screen.
4: Print the hard copy later for your records.
Download Certificate (Part II and III)
1: Access the UGC website.
2: Press the button to download the CSIR-UGC Test e-certificate.
3: There will then be a “Yes” or “No” option for you to select.
4: Click “Yes” if you already have your password via OTP.
5: If you haven’t received the password via OTP, choose No.
6: Complete all the necessary information and download the certificate.