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CSIR NET 2023 Exam

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About CSIR NET Exam

CSIR NET stands for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test, also known as Joint CSIR UGC NET. The National Testing Agency conducts the exam to select applicants for the Junior Research Fellowship and determine eligibility for the Lectureship/ Assistant Professor for the subject they have taken for the exam under the faculty of Science and Technology in the national university and colleges.

CSIR NET Exam Date

The exam date for CSIR UGC NET exam is announced by the Human Resources Development Groups (HRDG) on the National Testing Agency (NTA) website. Below we have mentioned the exam date scheduled to be held in September as per the official website.
June Events Dates
CSIR NET 2022 Notification  July 11, 2022
CSIR NET Application Form 2022 July 11, 2022
Application Form Last Date August 17, 2022 (Extended)
Application Fee Last Date August 17, 2022 (Extended)
CSIR NET Correction Window August 19 to 23, 2022
CSIR UGC NET 2022 Admit Card September 2022
CSIR NET June Exam Date 2022 September 16 to 19, 2022
CSIR NET Answer Key Date To be notified
CSIR NET 2022 Result Date To be notified

CSIR NET Eligibility

The basic CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2022 that candidates must fulfil are mentioned below:

Educational Qualification 2022
  • Candidates should have obtained a degree in BTech/BE/BPharma/MBBS/BS (four years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc with a minimum of 55 per cent marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC (50 per cent for SC/ST, Third gender and PwD). 

Age Limit 2022
  • To apply for CSIR NET JRF, candidates should be maximum of 28 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxable for up to 5 years for SC/ST/Third gender/PwD/Females and up to 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 

  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the post of Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor

CSIR NET Admit Card

The CSIR NET admit card 2022 will be released by the NTA around three to four days before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website -

  • Click on the admit card link.

  • Enter the application number, password and security pin.

  • Download the admit card.

  • Take a printout.

CSIR NET Selection

CSIR UGC NET selection process includes the following stages:

  • CSIR NET application form: All interested and eligible candidates need to fill CSIR NET application form by visiting the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET admit card: CSIR UGC NET admit card is released for candidates who successfully submit the application form and pay the exam fee. The admit card is released on the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET Exam: Candidates need to appear for the CSIR UGC NET exam as per the date and time mentioned on the admit card. CSIR NET is typically conducted twice a year in the months of June and December

  • CSIR NET result: The result for CSIR NET is declared on the official website. Candidates qualifying the NET exam get eligible for JRF or lectureship.

CSIR NET Syllabus

The CSIR NET syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the NTA. The syllabus differs for all five subjects:
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

The CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted online wherein objective-type multiple-choice questions are asked from the subject chosen by candidates. Have a look at the CSIR NET exam pattern 2022 highlights below.


Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam mode


Exam duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Number of sections/parts


Total questions to be attempted

Chemical Sciences: 75

Earth Sciences: 75

Life Sciences: 75

Mathematical Sciences: 60

Physical Sciences: 55

Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

200 for each paper

Negative marking

Yes (0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer)

Language of paper

English and Hindi

CSIR NET Cut off

The CSIR NET cut off 2022 will be released by the CSIR after the declaration of the result. The cut off marks are released separately for all five papers- Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Candidates can download the CSIR UGC NET cut off by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website of CSIR -
  • Click on the 'Cut-off' link available under the News & Announcement section.
  • Download and save the CSIR NET cut off list.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CSIR NET Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CSIR NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CSIR NET exam. The syllabus of CSIR NET comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CSIR NET syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CSIR NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CSIR NET exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the CSIR NET Exam?
A. To prepare for CSIR NET exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download CSIR NET Exam Syllabus PDF?
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