CSIR UGC NET 2023 for JRF & LS, Apply online at csirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR UGC NET 2023 (CSIR UGC NET JRF & LS Exam) notification would be released on its official web portal, https://csirnet.nta.nic.in. Joint CSIR UGC Test is to be conducted for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor NET 2023. CSIR UGC JRF & LS NET 2023 (CSIR NET) details here.

In view of the hardships faced by such students due to COVID-19, the NTA is now re-opening the online portal to submit online application form afresh or to complete the online Application Form CSIR UGC NET. The candidates and their parents are advised to keep visiting csirnet.nta.nic.in and www.nta.ac.in for latest updates. The candidates can also mail at csirnetnta.ac.in for any further clarification.

 Joint CSIR UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship: CSIR will hold the Joint CSIR UGC Test for determining the eligible candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology.

National Testing Agency, NTA would start the registration process for CSIR NET 2023 on its web portal. Candidates who want to apply for the examination can visit the official site of NTA at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/ or csirhrdg.res.in to apply. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts CSIR NET twice a year – June and December (CSIR UGC NET June Exam and CSIR UGC NET December Exam).



Name Of The ExamCSIR UGC NET 2022
Conducting Agency NameNational Testing Agency
TitleDownload CSIR UGC NET Exam Notification
SubjectNTA has released CSIR UGC NET notification 2022
Full-FormCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research UGC National Eligibility Test
Name Of The DepartmentCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
Exam Date29-01-2022
Online application processDecember 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022
CategoryEntrance Exam
Official Websitehttps://csirnet.nta.nic.in/

As per rules, candidates who clear the CSIR NET to pursue research get a stipend. The stipend for junior research fellows (JRF) is Rs.31,000 per month for the first two years, it is increased when the candidate research post of senior research fellow.

The NTA has scheduled to conduct the CSIR-UGC NET for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professorship for subjects i.e., Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Candidates who need to make corrections in the application form can do the same through the website.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research would released the CSIR UGC NET notification. CSIR UGC NET is conducted for determination of eligibility of candidates for Lectureship positions in Indian University/Colleges and for selection of candidates for award of JRF by CSIR. CSIR UGC NET is conducted twice a year, in  June and in December.

The exam will be a single paper MCQ based test.  CSIR awards JRF to candidates holding BS-4 years program/ BE/B.Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates and Persons with Disability) after qualifying the CSIR UGC NET test.

The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable. In the case of Lectureship, CSIR UGC NET is only an eligibility criteria and means that a candidate must qualify the exam in order to be appointed as a Lecturer.

The test will be conducted for the following subjects:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Exam for Life Science and Physical Science will be conducted in the morning session and the exam for Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences will be conducted in the afternoon session.

Interested eligible candidates may visit CSIR-HRDG website (www.csirhrdg.res.in) and see the Information Bulletin for detailed information/instructions. Candidates are required to apply online. The online application will be available at www.csirhrdg.res.in. Candidates are advised to also go through the ‘How to Apply’ link available on the Online Application portal while filling the form. The last date for applying online is mentioned in the above table.

The exam will be a single paper MCQ based test conducted over two sessions on a single day. The subject-wise schedule of the test would be declared at a later stage. The exam is conducted for Life science, Earth science, Mathematical science, Chemical science, and Physical science.

Subjects of the test:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Eligibility: MSc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years /BE /BTech /BPharma /MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-Non Creamy layer candidates (Central list only as provided in National Commission for Backward Classes website www.ncbc.nic.in) and 50% for SC/ST, physically and Visually Handicapped candidates.

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on 25.8.2021, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of the award.

Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for general and OBC (Non-Creamy layer) candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.

Age limit: For JRF (NET)- Maximum 28 years as on 01.07.2021. For LS (NET)- No upper age limit.

Subject: (i) Life Sciences; (ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences; (iii) Mathematical Sciences, (iv) Chemical Sciences; (v) Physical Sciences
Total Marks: 200
– Morning Session: 9.00 AM-12.00 Noon
– Afternoon Session: 2.00 PM-5.00 PM
Total duration: 3 hours

Syllabus of the test: The question paper shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & Scheme of Exam. CSIR NET consists of three parts – section A has 20 questions, section B had 40 questions, and section C has 60 questions. Of the total, candidates have to attempt a minimum of 75 questions. Each question will carry two marks and the exam will be of a total of 200 marks. For every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted in the A and B part while in part C, one mark will be deducted, as per rules.

  • Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.
  • Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.
  • Part ‘C’ shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
  • The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.

Syllabus & Scheme of Exam of single MCQ Paper may be seen at CSIR website:  www.csirhrdg.res.in. To pass the CSIR NET, candidates need to scores at least 55 per cent marks in the exam. The required marks are lowered to 50 per cent for candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Final Result: The final result of this Single MCQ test may be declared sometime in the month of December/July 2021 and fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from  1st January with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

Application Form and Fee: Application form will be available on the CSIR website (www.csirhrdg.res.in). The application fee for General category candidates is Rs.1000, for OBC Non-Creamy layer category candidates, is Rs.500, and for SC/ ST/ Person with Disability category candidates is Rs.250.

Category and Fees

General Rs. 1000/-
Other Backward Classes(OBC)-Non Creamy Layer Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH ) Rs. 250/-
CSIR UGC NET Application Fee

Examination Centers: The test will be held at 27 Centres spread all over India, as specified below: Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal,  Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guntur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur, Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

How to Apply for CSIR UGC NET:

Candidates may apply Online through a link available at CSIR, HRDG Website: csirhrdg.res.in OR csirnet.nta.nic.in/

  • The candidates need to  visit the official website of CSIR NET
  • Go to the link that reads CSIR NET Registration process
  • Candidates need to register themselves on the official link by entering the name and email id    
  • The candidates will have to use the same id and password to fill the application form
  • Upload the photograph and signatures after this
  • Download the application form after finally submitting the application fee through offline or online means

CSIR NET Important dates

Online registration deadline for Joint CSIRUGC NET ExaminationAugust 10, 2022
Last date of successful fee transactionAugust 10, 2022
Dates of examinationTo be announced
Date of admit cardTo be announced soon
CSIR NET Important dates


  1. Why to conduct the CSIR NET?

    CSIR UGC NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship/Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

  2. Who is eligible for CSIR NET?

    The basic CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria that candidates must fulfill the Candidates should obtain a degree in BTech/BE/BPharma/MBBS/BS (4 years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc with a minimum of 55 percent marks. To apply for JRF, candidates should be a maximum of 28 years of age. There is no upper age limit to apply for the post of lectureship.
    Candidates should have passed from any recognized college or university.

  3. What is the age limit of CSIR NET?

    For JRF, the maximum age limit is 28 years as on July 1, 2021 but is is relaxable up to five years in case of SC, ST, third gender, PwD and female candidates and three years in case of OBC-NCL applicants. There is no age limit for lectureship and assistant professor.

  4. What is the education qualification of CSIR NET?

    Candidates must have cleared MSc or equivalent degree, integrated BS-MS, BS four years, BE, BTech or BPharma. Those willing to apply for JRF must also have done MBBS with at least 55 per cent marks for general (UR), general-EWS and OBC candidates and 50 per cent for SC, ST, third gender and PwD candidates. Those whose BE, BS, BTech, BPharma or MBBS final results are awaited are eligible to apply for fellowship only.

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