What is the CSIR NET Exam?
The CSIR NET stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research National Eligibility Test is a national level eligibility test which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for those aspiring candidates who want to become eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship or Lectureship within the field of Science and Technology. The minimum eligibility criteria for this exam is an M.Sc or equivalent degree Integrated BS-MS or BS (4-year) or BE/ B.Tech or B.Pharm or MBBS degree from a recognized college/ university. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts CSIR NET Exam twice a year in the month of June and December throughout the country. Those candidates who qualify CSIR NET exam will become eligible for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Assistant Professor, to be placed in CSIR research laboratories, universities, IITs, colleges, Government research institutes.
CSIR NET Exam 2021 Highlights
Before getting into the details of the CSIR NET Exam 2021, let's take a look at the overview of the CSIR NET exam as mentioned below:
|Name of the Exam||CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency|
|Purpose of Exam||Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship|
|Frequency of Exam||Twice a Year (June and December)|
|Mode of Exam||Computer-Based Mode (CBT)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Fee Payment||Online|
|Number of Subjects||5|
|The validity of CSIR NET Certificate||Two Years|
CSIR NET Exam 2021 - Tentative Dates
Candidates who are preparing for CSIR NET 2021 exam should be aware of the CSIR NET exam dates. Check the CSIR NET official tentative dates from the table given below. Also, stay tuned for the important dates which will be updated after the official release of the CSIR NET Notification.
|Release of CSIR NET Online Application||To be announced soon|
|Last Date to Apply for CSIR NET||To be announced soon|
|Last Date for CSIR NET Fee Payment||To be announced soon|
|CSIR NET Application Form Correction||To be announced soon|
|Release of CSIR NET Admit Card||To be announced soon|
|CSIR NET Exam Date||To be announced soon|
|Release of CSIR NET Answer Key||To be announced soon|
|Declaration of CSIR NET Result||To be announced soon|
CSIR NET Exam 2021 - Eligibility Criteria
It is highly recommended to check the basic and compulsory CSIR NET Qualification criteria along with the age limit criteria. Otherwise, you may lose the chance to appear for the CSIR NET 2021 exam. We have provided below the general requirement that a candidate needs to fulfill.
|Minimum Eligibility Criteria|
The upper age limit is given below:
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) - 28 (Upper Age Limit as on )
Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship - No Upper Age Limit
For OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 Years
For SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female Candidate - 5 Years
|Nationality||The candidate must be an Indian national.|
CSIR NET 2021 - Subject-wise Syllabus and Marking Scheme
The CSIR NET Exam Syllabus varies for each of the following five papers i.e. Chemical, Earth, Life, Mathematics & Physical Sciences. The Part-A syllabus of each paper is common to all five papers whereas the syllabus of the Part B & C section is entirely different. Check the table below to download the PDF for subject-wise syllabus details.
|Subjects||CSIR NET Syllabus PDF Link|
|Chemical Sciences||Download Here | Exam Scheme|
|Earth Sciences||Download Here | Exam Scheme|
|Life Sciences||Download Here | Exam Scheme|
|Mathematical Sciences||Download Here | Exam Scheme|
|Physical Science||Download Here | Exam Scheme|
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