CSIR NET Exam 2021: Check Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus & Application Process

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : May 11th, 2021

CSIR NET Exam 2021: The National Testing Agency conducts CSIR NET Exam twice a year to select candidates to be eligible for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship in Indian Universities and Colleges. The CSIR NET exam consists of five subjects namely, Life science, Earth science, Mathematical science, Chemical science, and Physical science papers. The exam conducted in the month of June and December and conducted in Computer Based mode only.

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CSIR NET Exam 2021: The National Testing Agency conducts CSIR NET Exam twice a year to select candidates to be eligible for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship in Indian Universities and Colleges. The CSIR NET exam consists of five subjects namely, Life science, Earth science, Mathematical science, Chemical science, and Physical science papers. The exam conducted in the month of June and December and conducted in Computer Based mode only.

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:

EventsDetails
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 ExamTwice a Year (June and December)
Mode of ExamComputer-Based Mode (CBT)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
Number of Subjects5
The validity of CSIR NET CertificateTwo Years
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

 

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.

EventsTentative Dates
Release of CSIR NET Online ApplicationTo be announced soon
Last Date to Apply for CSIR NETTo be announced soon
Last Date for CSIR NET Fee PaymentTo be announced soon
CSIR NET Application Form CorrectionTo be announced soon
Release of CSIR NET Admit CardTo be announced soon
CSIR NET Exam DateTo be announced soon
Release of CSIR NET Answer KeyTo be announced soon
Declaration of CSIR NET ResultTo 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
Educational Qualification
  • MSc
  • Integrated BS-MS
  • BS-4 Years
  • BE/B-Tech
  • B-Pharma
  • MBBS
  • Or an Equivalent Degree
Age Limit

The upper age limit is given below:

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) - 28 (Upper Age Limit as on )

Lectureship/ Assistant ProfessorshipNo Upper Age Limit

Age Relaxation

For OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 Years

For SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female Candidate - 5 Years

NationalityThe candidate must be an Indian national.
Subject-wise Qualification
  • Life Sciences - M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or any other equivalent qualification in Life Science on any other related subject only.
  • Chemical Sciences -  M.Sc./BS/B-Tech/B-Pharma degree or any other equivalent qualification in Chemistry.
  • Physical Sciences - M.Sc. in Physics or BS-MS in Physical Sciences or any other equivalent degree.
  • Mathematical Sciences - M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Tech degree or any other equivalent qualification in the Mathematics field.
  • Earth Sciences - BS-MS/M.Sc./BS- 4 Years or any equivalent degree in Earth Sciences.

 

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.

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

Check Out: CSIR NET 2021 Exam Postponed, New Exam Date in July: Check All Updates

 

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This article was curated by Renuka Miglani who is an Associate Manager at BYJU'S Exam Prep (CSIR-NET). A PostGrad with an educational background in Nutrition Science, she is an ardent reader & writer. Loves to impart knowledge to students. Being from a Nutrition Science background, she is well aware of the opportunities available and has hared the same in the above article. Stay tuned for more interesting articles from her which will be beneficial for your career.
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  • Visit the official website of the CSIR Exam or click here. Click on the link available for filling the online application form, then follow the steps and click on the New Registration button. Download the CSIR NET information brochure before proceeding for filling the application form.

  • The CSIR NET Exam 2021 will be conducted in online mode only i.e. CBT mode.

  • CSIR NET exam consists of 5 subjects: Life Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, Earth science, and Physical Science.

  • In order to complete the CSIR NET online application process, candidates will have to pay the CSIR NET application fee, in the online mode only by using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/ PAYTM. The CSIR NET application fee is non-refundable.

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