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CSIR NET Application Form 2022: Check Dates, Registration Process & More


CSIR NET Application Form 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will deactivate the CSIR UGC NET application form 2022 link on August 17, 2022. Candidates can submit the CSIR UGC NET registration form by August 17, 2022 (up to 5 PM). The application correction window will be open from August 19 to 23, 2022. CSIR NET is conducted by the NTA every year to determine the eligibility of the applicants at the national level for Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in the esteemed universities and colleges of India.

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The CSIR NET application fee can be paid up to August 17, 2022. The application process involves registration, filling out the form, uploading scanned documents, and paying application fees online. According to the Human Resource Development Group’s official notice, the CSIR UGC NET 2022 exam will take place from September 16 to 19, 2022. Check out the article to know more about the registration dates, application process, and other relevant details.

Latest: Candiadtes can fill and submit the CSIR UGC NET application form 2022 online mode by 5 PM today (August 17, 2022). Click here to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2022.

CSIR NET Application Form 2022: Exam Overview

Let us have an overview of the CSIR NET 2022 before getting into the details of the application process.

Name of the ExamCSIR UGC-NET 2022
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Purpose of ExamSelection for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LR)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

All the interested candidates should check their eligibility before submitting the CSIR Online Application form on the official website. Candidates aspiring to join research and teaching fields must read the CSIR NET Notification to complete the CSIR UGC NET Application Process.

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CSIR NET Registration Dates 2022

All interested applicants check out the CSIR NET Dates from the following table to get an idea about the important events related to the exam.

EventsExam Dates
CSIR NET Notification 2022July 11, 2022
CSIR NET Application Form DateJuly 11, 2022
CSIR NET 2022 Application Form Last DateAugust 17, 2022 (5 PM)
CSIR NET 2022 Application Form Fee Last DateAugust 17, 2022 (11.50 PM)
CSIR NET 2022 Form Correction StartsAugust 19, 2022
CSIR NET 2022 Form Correction EndsAugust 23, 2022
CSIR NET 2022 Exam DateSeptember 16 to 19, 2022

CSIR NET Registration Process

The CSIR UGC NET Application Process 2022 consists of four stages as mentioned below:

  • Online Registration
  • Fill the Online Application Form
  • Upload Scanned Images (Photo and Signature)
  • Pay CSIR NET Examination Fee

How to Apply for CSIR UGC-NET 2022?

The steps to apply online for CSIR NET 2022 are as follows:


Stage 1: CSIR NET Online Registration

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website – csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • 2nd Step: Now click on the button – ‘Fill Online Application Form Joint CSIR- UGC NET ‘ present at the bottom of the home page. (Refer to the image below)
CSIR NET Registration Link
  • 3rd Step: A new page will open. Now, click on the ‘New Registration button present on the left-hand side of the page. (If already registered, click on ‘Sign In’ button. Refer to the image below.)
  • 4th Step: An instruction page will open. Read the instructions, scroll down and check the box at the bottom which says – ‘I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions‘. Now click on the button ‘Click here to Proceed‘. (Refer to the image below)
CSIR NET Instructions Page
  • 5th Step: In this step, enter your name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, password, security question, and other basic details. Then click on the ‘Submit‘ button to register for CSIR UGC- NET 2020-21.
  • 6th Step: Once the details are submitted, an Application Number will be generated. Make a note of it for future reference.

Stage 2: Fill Application Form

  • 7th Step: Now log in using the generated ‘Application Number’ and the created ‘Password’.
  • 8th Step: Fill in the application form with personal information, examination-related details,  contact details, etc. After filling these details, click on the Next’ button.

Stage 3: Upload Images

  • 9th Step: Upload the scanned copies of the photo, signature, and other required documents in the prescribed formats. Check the file size and format from the table below.
Photograph10 – 200 kbJPG/ JPEG
Signature4 – 30 kb.JPG/ JPEG
Result Awaited Attestation Form (If Applicable)50 – 500 kbJPG/ JPEG
Category Certificate (If Applicable) 50 – 300 kbJPG/ JPEG
PwD Certificate (If Applicable) 50 – 300 kb JPG/ JPEG
  • 10th Step: Verify the details entered in the preview mode. Candidates can either edit the details if needed or can submit the details.

Stage 4: Fee Payment

  • 11th Step: Proceed towards the application fee payment section. Choose an appropriate online fee payment mode such as Credit Card/ Debit Card / Net Banking/ PAYTM. Enter the required details and complete the fee payment to generate the fee receipt.
  • 12th Step: Take 4 copies of printout of the filled CSIR NET application form and fee receipt for future reference.

CSIR NET Application Fee

To complete the CSIR NET online application process, candidates must pay the CSIR NET Application Fee online (using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/ PAYTM). The CSIR NET application fee is non-refundable. The details are mentioned below.

CategoryCSIR NET Application Fee (Rs.)
OBC (NCL)500/-
SC/ ST250/-

After successful payment, candidates must take a printout of ‘CSIR NET Application Fee Receipt’ and preserve it for future reference.

Apply Online for JRF or Lectureship

CSIR NET is conducted to select eligible candidates for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor. Candidates must choose from JRF and LS while filling the application form. So, go through the following points to check whether to apply for LS or JRF.

  • A candidate can either apply for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS).
  • Candidates will have to choose their preference while filling the CSIR NET online application form. The choice made by the candidate will be final and no provision for any change will be allowed in the future.
  • However, if a candidate applies for JRF and also fulfils the eligibility criteria for LS, such candidates will be considered for both JRF and LS
  • If a candidate is found over-aged for JRF (NET) then he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) provided he/she meets the laid down LS eligibility criteria.

Prerequisites for CSIR NET Application Form

Candidates will have to be ready with the following before applying for the CSIR NET 2022:

  • A valid mobile number and email ID
  • Scanned copy of the photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb)
  • A scanned copy of the signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb)
  • Scanned copy of Category Certificate (if applicable) 
  • Scanned copy of PWD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Qualifying Degree Certificate or Marksheet 
  • Banking details to make the fee payment.  

CSIR NET Application Form Correction

NTA has provided the opportunity to make corrections in the application form from January 5 to 9, 2022. Candidates must make the best use of it before the last date. Go through the points given below and make the required corrections online on the official portal.

  • All the candidates who have to make any correction in the CSIR NET Application Form can do the changes before January 9, 2022.
  • Candidates will have to login using their ‘Application Number’ and ‘Password’ to make the changes in certain fields.
  • Once the CSIR NET Correction window opens make the required edits and do the final submission.
  • Candidates must not that after the last date no further opportunity will be provided for making edits in the application form.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to check the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria to determine whether they are eligible for CSIR NET 2022. Go through the detailed CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria mentioned below:

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian.

Age Limit:

  • i) For Junior Research Fellowship: The maximum age limit to apply for JRF is 28 years.
    However, there is relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories. Check the CSIR NET age relaxation details below:
CategoryAge Relaxation
 OBC (NCL) 3 Years
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female 5 Years
  • ii) Lectureship: No upper age limit.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have an MSc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS degree or B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree or must be enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with aggregate marks of 55% for General and OBC categories and 50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
  • Candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree will be eligible for the Fellowship only if he/she gets enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.
  • Also, note that candidates possessing only a Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS).

FAQs on CSIR NET Application Form

Go through the frequently asked questions about CSIR NET 2022 Application Form:

Q.1: When can I apply for the CSIR UGC NET exam 2022?
The application window has been extended by the NTA, and aspirants can now apply for the exam until August 17, 2022, 5:00 P.M.

Q.2: What is the application fee for the CSIR NET exam?
The application fee is Rs.1000/- for the General & EWS category, Rs.500 for OBC (NCL), Rs.250/- for SC/ ST and no fee for PWD candidates.

Q.3: What is the size of the scanned photo & signature?
The scanned photo must have a size of 10- 200 kb, and the signature should be 4-30 kb.

Q.4: Where is the CSIR NET 2022 application form available?
The CSIR NET application form is available on the official website. Check this page for the direct link.

Q.5: Can I submit the application form via offline mode?
No, candidates cannot apply for the CSIR NET in offline mode.

Q.6: Does NTA provide the facility of CSIR NET 2022 application form correction?
Yes, NTA offers a one-time facility to candidates for corrections in the CSIR NET application form, and the window will be open from August 19 to 23, 2022.

Q.7: Is it compulsory to upload the certificates/ documents with the application form?
Candidates need not upload their educational certificates. However, NTA may change this and, therefore, may require all the interested aspirants to upload their certificates and documents to the website while submitting the application form.

Q.8: Which are the educational documents to be uploaded with the application form?
There is no requirement to upload educational certificates and mark sheets. It can only be decided based on the newly introduced guidelines in the notification. Therefore, it is advised that aspirants take notes from the NTA CSIR NET notification and follow the same regarding uploading the documents while filling the application form.

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