CSIR NET 2022: Exam Dates Announced - Embibe
  • Written By Vidyashree PN
  • Last Modified 06-09-2022
  • Written By Vidyashree PN
  • Last Modified 06-09-2022

CSIR NET 2022: Exam Dates Announced, Check Complete Schedule

CSIR NET 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the CSIR UGC NET exam dates on the official website. The examination will take place from September 16 to 18, 2022, and the admit card for the same will be released on September 13, 2022. The NTA conducts the CSIR NET exam to determine candidates’ eligibility for Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in esteemed National and State Universities and Colleges. The registration process for the CSIR NET exam started on July 11, 2022, and ended on August 10, 2022.

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CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted in Computer Based Mode for five papers: Life science, Earth science, Mathematical science, Chemical science, and Physical science papers. This article has provided all the important details and dates related to the CSIR NET 2022 exam. Read on to know more about the CSIR NET 2022.

What is CSIR NET Exam?

CSIR NET or CSIR UGC NET is a national-level exam. The National Testing Agency conducts the exam twice a year in June and December. The objective of conducting the entrance test is to shortlist the aspirants for JRF and determine their eligibility for appointment as assistant professors in universities and colleges in India. Aspirants who qualify for the exam can become a lecturer in Science and Technology subjects. 

CSIR UGC NET 2022: Exam Overview

NTA conducts a national eligibility test to select aspirants for JRF and lectureship roles twice a year. Aspirants who wish to secure selection in the fellowship must qualify for the entrance exam. Check below the highlights of CSIR NET:

Particulars Details
Exam Name CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National
Frequency Twice a Year
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Duration180 minutes
Purpose Selection of aspirants for the award of JRF or determine eligibility for appointment as lecturers
Helpdesk No.0120-6895200
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR NET Mock Test

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use your mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Select your Goal as ‘Lectureship’ under the Government Job section.
  • 4th Step: Click Next and select ‘CSIR NET’.
  • 5th Step: Click Next and select your preferred language.
  • 6th Step: Once done, click on the mock test links to take the TEST.

CSIR UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2022

The eligibility conditions for CSIR NET remain similar every year. However, in case of any change, a notification will be updated on the official website. One needs to fulfil the academic as well as age requirements to apply for the entrance test. The officials will verify the eligibility of the aspirants, and if the candidate does not fulfil the criteria, their candidature will be cancelled. Check below the eligibility criteria for CSIR NET:


Aspirants who are citizens of India are eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • The upper age requirement is 28 years for a junior research fellowship.
  • There is no specification of age for a lectureship/assistant professorship.
  • The age relaxation for OBC (non-creamy layer) and SC/ST/PwD/female is three and five years, respectively. 

Academic Qualification

Acceptable DegreesMinimum Percentage 
M.Sc or equivalent degree/ B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BS-4 years/ Integrated BS-MS55%- General (UR), General (EWS) and OBC 50%- SC/ ST/ PwD
B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree 55%- General (UR), General (EWS) and OBC 50%- SC/ST/PwD

Note: Students awaiting the result of any of the above courses can also apply. But they must be able to provide the result at the time of the selection process.

Also, check,

CSIR NET Answer KeyCSIR NET Application Form
CSIR NET Question PaperCSIR NET Admit Card

CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2022

The application process for both sessions commences online. Eligible candidates must check the application dates for the current year and apply accordingly. CSIR NET registration for the latest session has not yet started. Candidates must ensure all the information they provide is correct and complete in all respects. Check below the steps to apply for CSIR NET:

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website of NTA – csirnet.nta.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step: Select the registration link for the current session from the home page.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the ‘new registration’ button.
  • 4th Step: Provide basic details such as date of birth, name, email id etc., to register.
  • 5th Step: Candidates will receive an application number and password on successful registration.
  • 6th Step: Login in and fill the application form with personal, academic and contact details.
  • 7th Step: Upload scanned copies of photograph, signature and other documents.
  • 8th Step: Pay an application fee of INR 1,000 (general), INR 500 (OBC- NCL/ EWS) and INR 250 (SC/ ST/ PwD) via any of the online payment modes.
  • 9th Step: Submit and download the application form.

CSIR NET Admit Card 2022

Candidates who appear for the CSIR NET must carry the hall ticket to the examination. Applicants must download the admit cards online well before the last date. Log in with the roll number and date of birth to download the hall ticket. The admit card will include exam details such as date, venue, timings etc. Candidates who find any error in the hall ticket can ask for correction from the concerned authority.

CSIR NET Exam Date 2022

The exam of CSIR NET is a gateway to JRF. Candidates can write CSIR NET twice a year, and as it is a national-level test clearing the exam will create various opportunities. NTA releases the dates every year months before the commencement of the examination. One must check the schedule on the official website to know the dates for a particular session. Check below to know the dates of the CSIR NET 2022 Exam:

Commencement of Application ProcessJuly 11, 2022
Last Date to ApplyAugust 10, 2022 (6 pm)
Availability of Admit CardSeptember 13, 2022
CSIR NET ExamSeptember 16 to 18, 2022
Result DeclarationTo Be Announced

CSIR NET Selection Process 2022

The officials will consider the merit of the aspirants for selection. Candidates who clear the exam are eligible for a junior research fellowship award and lectureship/ assistant professor. However, they will not be eligible for a regular Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates will be open to recruitment as lecturers throughout the nation. Aspirants selected for JRF under the CSIR scheme will need to follow the CSIR rules and regulations. 

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2022

The officials prescribe CSIR NET exam pattern for better understanding. One must go through the marking scheme, types of questions and other details of the test before beginning the preparation. Exam pattern provides an overview of the test paper to the aspirants and helps them to understand the requirements. Check below the exam pattern of CSIR NET:

Particulars Details 
Parts in each subject paper Three parts, part A, part B and part C.
Types of questions Multiple-choice questions
Duration3 hours
Total marks 200 marks
Subjects Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

CSIR UGC NET 2022 Syllabus 

The officials release the CSIR NET syllabus for each subject online. CSIR NET is one of the important exams in the country. With so much competition, aspirants cannot leave any stone unturned. One must always go through the syllabus before beginning the preparation. The syllabus comprises topics that can come in the entrance test. Check below the CSIR NET Exam syllabus:

Earth SciencesSyllabus | Exam Scheme
Physical SciencesSyllabus | Exam Scheme
Chemical SciencesSyllabus | Exam Scheme
Mathematical SciencesSyllabus | Exam Scheme
Life SciencesSyllabus | Exam Scheme

CSIR UGC NET Exam Centre

The officials conduct CSIR-NET all over the country. Aspirants can check their allotted centre on the admit card. The officials allocate examination centres to students as per their preference. However, it may vary in certain conditions. Check below the exam centres of CSIR NET:

Andhra PradeshBihar 
Kerala Madhya Pradesh
Lakshadweep Meghalaya 
Nagaland Mizoram

CSIR NET Answer Key 2022

Soon after the completion of the exam, the officials release a provisional answer key via online mode. The answer key for all the subjects will be available in PDF format. Candidates can download the CSIR NET Exam Key to check the correct responses to the questions asked in the exam. Aspirants can use the responses and the marking scheme to predict the final score. In case of an error, candidates can raise an objection against the provisional answer key with the supporting documents. NTA displays the recorded response and question paper before the declaration of the result.

CSIR NET Result 2022

NTA releases two separate merit lists online. The first merit list mentions the names of the candidates qualifying for the Junior research fellowship. In the second merit list, the names of aspirants who clear the eligibility test for lectureship will be announced. The officials prepare the merit list based on the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam. CSIR NET Result is final; hence, no request for revaluation or rechecking will be entertained.

CSIR NET Cutoff 2022 

The CSIR NET Cutoff will be available online on the official website. Aspirants who secure cut-off marks or above will be eligible for the CSIR NET Certificate. The officials release the cut-off yearly to provide the aspirants with the minimum qualifying marks. The cut-off will be available subject-wise. Check below the qualifying cut-off of CSIR NET:

CategoryMinimum Marks
General/ OBC33%
SC/ ST and PwD25%

Frequently Asked Questions on CSIR NET 2022

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

Q.1: When will the CSIR UGC NET Notification 2022 be released?
Ans: The CSIR UGC NET 2022 notification was released on July 11, 2022.

Q.2: What is the application fee for a General Category candidate in CSIR NET 2022?
Ans: CSIR NET 2022 application fee is Rs 1,000 for the General category candidates. Read this article to know the category-wise application fees.

Q.3: What is the qualifying percentage of CSIR NET?
The qualifying percentage for the CSIR NET exam is 33%.

Q.4: Is CSIR NET highly competitive?
The CSIR UGC NET has a difficult to moderate level of exam.

Q.5: How many times is CSIR UGC NET conducted in a year?
Ans: CSIR UGC NET is conducted twice a year, in June and December.

Q.6: How many attempts are allowed for CSIR NET?
Ans: There is no limitation on the number of attempts a candidate can appear for the CSIR NET exam. Candidates can appear several times to improve their scores.

We have provided you with all the relevant details on CSIR NET 2022. Make sure that you go through all the details thoroughly to complete the online application. Also, go through the CSIR NET Syllabus exam pattern to prepare well for the upcoming CSIR NET exam. As the syllabus of CSIR NET is similar to that of UGC NET, candidates can take free mock tests to improve their test-taking skills.

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