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CSIR NET Notification 2022: Exam from Sept 16 to 19; Apply Now


CSIR NET Notification 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the registration process for CSIR UGC NET exam, and candidates can now apply for the examination until August 17, 2022. The application correction window will be open until August 19 to 23, 2022. Aspirants can apply with the direct link given on this page. Moreover, the exam date is also announced, and the joint CSIR UGC NET exam is scheduled from September 16 to 19, 2022.

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The NTA will conduct the CSIR UGC NET 2022 exam to determine candidates’ eligibility Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in esteemed National and State Universities and Colleges. This article has provided important details and dates regarding the CSIR NET exam. Read on to know more about the CSIR NET notification 2022.


CSIR UGC NET Notification 2022: Overview

Before getting into the details of CSIR NET Notification 2022, let us have a look at the overview of the CSIR NET exam as mentioned below.

Name of the ExamCSIR UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency
Purpose of ExamJunior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship
Frequency of Exam Twice a Year
Mode of ExamComputer-Based Mode (CBT)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
Number of Subjects5 Subjects
CSIR NET Certificate ValidityTwo Years
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR NET Exam Dates 2022

Candidates can check the CSIR NET official dates from the tabular column given below. Also, stay tuned to this page for the important dates and events of CSIR NET Notification.

EventsImportant Dates
Release of CSIR NET Online ApplicationJuly 11, 2022
Last Date to Apply for CSIR NET August 10, 2022 August 17, 2022 – 5 P.M
Last Date for CSIR NET Fee PaymentAugust 17, 2022
CSIR NET Application Form CorrectionAugust 19 to 23, 2022
Release of CSIR NET Admit CardTo be announced
CSIR NET Exam DateSeptember 16 to 19, 2022
Release of CSIR NET Answer Key To be announced
Declaration of CSIR NET Result To be announced

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  • 2nd Step: Use your mobile number/email to log in.
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CSIR NET Notification 2022: Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the CSIR NET Application form, candidates must go through the CSIR NET eligibility criteria to ensure that the application process is completed successfully. If the candidates fail to meet the eligibility criteria, the authority will reject their candidature. So, candidates should carefully read the eligibility criteria given below:

Nationality: The candidate applying for the CSIR NET must be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit: The age should be calculated as of July 01, 2020. The upper age limit is tabulated below.

PaperUR CategoryOBCSC/ST/PwD
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)28 years31 years33 years
Lectureship/ Assistant ProfessorshipNo Upper Age Limit

Besides that, there are provisions for relaxation in the upper age limit for the JRF. The details are mentioned in the table below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 Years
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female Candidate5 Years

Educational Qualification

The essential education qualification is as follows:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination (Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS) as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form can also apply.
    In such case, candidates will have to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that he/ she will complete the qualifying degree with the requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail of the fellowship.
    — Also, such candidates need to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/ Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared
  • B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.
    However, candidates having 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. Also, such candidates will only be eligible for JRF and not for Lectureship.

Online Application Process of CSIR NET 2022

In order to avoid any kind of inconvenience or last minutes rush, candidates are advised to submit the application form before the last date. If not, NTA will not be responsible for errors during the last day of filling the application form. Candidates can check the stepwise process to apply for CSIR NET 2022 are given below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website atcsirnet.nta.nic.in
  • 2nd Step: Now click on the button – ‘Joint CSIR- UGC NET June: Fill Registration Form’ present on the home page.
  • 3rd Step: On the new page, click on the ‘New Registration’ button. An instruction page will appear. Read it, scroll down and check the box provided below.
  • 4th Step: Click on the button ‘Click here to Proceed’. Then enter your name, date of birth, mobile number, email id and other basic details. Click on ‘Submit’.
  • 5th Step: Application Number and Password will be generated. Log in and continue filling the application form by filling in all the required details.
  • 6th Step: Upload scanned copies of the Photograph, Signature & other documents in the prescribed format.
  • 7th Step: Recheck all the details and proceed to pay the ‘Application Fee’. Save a copy of the fee receipt after the successful payment.
  • 8th Step: Take a printout of the filled application form for future reference.

CSIR NET Application Fee 2022

Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode via Credit/ Debit Card/ Net banking/ UPI and Paytm. The Application fee is non-refundable, and the details are tabulated below:

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs. 1000
OBC (NCL)/ EWSRs. 500
SC/ ST/ Third GenderRs. 250

CSIR NET Syllabus 2022

Candidates can check CSIR NET Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus PDF mentioned below:

SectionsMax. MarksTime Duration
Chemical Sciences2003 Hour
Earth Sciences200 3 Hour
Life Sciences200 3 Hour
Mathematical Sciences200 3 Hour
Physical Sciences200 3 Hour

The CSIR NET Syllabus varies for each paper. However, the Part- A syllabus of each paper is common to all five papers. Whereas the syllabus under the Part B & C section is different for Chemical, Earth, Life, Mathematics & Physical Sciences. Check the table below for more details.

SectionsQuestions Asked
Part AThere will be 20 Questions asked pertaining to General Aptitude. The candidates are required to answer any 15 questions carrying two marks each The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
Part BMultiple Choice Questions will be asked as per the core syllabus of each paper. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20-35.
Part CAdvanced level questions will be asked about a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

Important Points

  • The questions paper is objective type, with each paper carrying a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The time duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • The question paper is divided into three parts: Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • The medium of the exam will be English and Hindi.
  • There is negative markings for each subject. Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Let us now go through the CSIR NET Syllabus PDF to download for future reference. Check the table below.

SubjectsCSIR NET Syllabus PDF Link
Chemical SciencesDownload Here | Exam Scheme
Earth SciencesDownload Here | Exam Scheme
Life SciencesDownload Here | Exam Scheme
Mathematical SciencesDownload Here | Exam Scheme
Physical ScienceDownload Here | Exam Scheme

CSIR NET Admit Card 2022

NTA will release the CSIR NET Admit Card a few days before the exam date. All the candidates who successfully applied for the CSIR NET exam will be able to download the CSIR NET admit card online. It is compulsory to carry the CSIR NET Hall Ticket and a valid photo ID proof on the exam day. No candidate will be allowed to take the test without a valid admit card.

Candidates can go through the steps to download CSIR NET admit card given below:

  • Visit the official website at csirnet.nta.nic.in.
  • Click on the CSIR NET Admit Card Link on the homepage.
  • A login page will appear. Enter Roll Number and date of Birth.
  • Enter Security Code and click on ‘Submit’ Button.
  • Check the details, download and take a printpout of the admit card.

CSIR NET Answer Key 2022

The CSIR NET Answer Key will be released a few days after the completion of the examination. NTA will first release a provisional answer key and will invite applications to challenge the answer key. If candidates have any objections, they can challenge the answer key by paying the prescribed fee by the NTA. The answer key can be challenged as per the schedule released by NTA and candidates will have to abide by it. After scrutinizing the objection raised by the candidates, NTA will release the final CSIR NET Answer Key on the official website.

CSIR NET Result 2022

The CSIR NET Result will be released after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check their results and Scorecard from the official website by entering the ‘Roll Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’. The CSIR NET result can be released as a merit list PDF. Besides that, the candidates can also check the scorecard, which consists of the overall and subject-wise marks mentioned on it.

CSIR NET Cutoff 2022

NTA will decide the category-wise and paper-wise CSIR NET cutoff on the official website. Candidates will have to meet the cutoff marks to qualify for CSIR NET 2022. Candidates can check the previous year’s CSIR NET Cutoff Scores to have an idea of the minimum score needed to qualify for CSIT NET 2022.

FAQs on CSIR NET Notification

The frequently asked questions on CSIR NET 2021 Notification are given below:

Q.1: What is the post announced for the CSIR NET exam?
Ans: The CSIR NET Exam is conducted for Junior Research Fellow and Lectureship (Assistant Professor).

Q.2: When will the CSIR NET be conducted?
Ans: The CSIR UGC NET joint exam is scheduled from September 19 to 23, 2022.

Q.3: How many papers are there in the CSIR NET exam?
Ans: There are five main subjects namely; Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

Q.4: What is the application fee for CSIR NET 2022 exam?
CSIR NET application fee is Rs 1,000 for the General category, Rs 500 for the OBC-NCL category and Rs 250 for SC/ST/Third Gender category candidates. The PWD candidates are exempted from the payment of the application fee.

Q.5: What is the mode of the application process?
Ans: The application process can be made through online mode only.

Related links:

CSIR NET Cutoff CSIR NET Application Form
CSIR NET SyllabusCSIR NET Question Paper
CSIR NET Admit CardCSIR NET Result
CSIR NET Answer Key

Now, we have provided all the relevant details on CSIR NET Notification 2022. Candidates must make sure that they go through all the details thoroughly and complete the online application process. Go through the syllabus, exam pattern and scheme to prepare well for the upcoming CSIR NET exam.

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