CSIR NET Latest Update 2022 - Exam Date, Official News

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : January 17th, 2022

Latest Update on CSIR NET 2022 Exam Date: As per the official reports by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the CSIR NET exam dates 2021-22 have been released. The Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2021 exam will be held on January 29, February 15, 16 and 17, 2022 in 2 shifts. The CSIR NET 2022 Notification and CSIR NET Application Form was released on December 3. The application process closed on January 2, 2022. 

Initially, the CSIR NET 2021-22 exam was set to be conducted in mid-July 2021, as per the statement of the CSIR HRDG. However, the exam was postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Let's take a quick view of the latest and updated CSIR NET Exam Dates Schedule 2021-22

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CSIR NET Exam Schedule 2021-22

Let's have a look at the date-wise and subject-wise exam schedule of the upcoming Joint CSIR UGC NET 2021-22 exam below.

Exam Dates

Subject Name



Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean And Planetary Sciences

Shift 2


Physical Sciences

Shift 2


Mathematical Sciences

Shift 1

Chemical Sciences

Shift 2


Life Sciences (Group 1)

Shift 1

Life Sciences (Group 2)

Shift 2

Download CSIR NET Public Notice (17 Jan 2022) - Click Here for PDF

CSIR NET Exam Events 2021-22

Candidates are advised to check details about important CSIR NET exam events below:

  • CSIR NET 2021 notification: The CSIR NET examination process begins with the release of official notification at CSIR-HRDG website. The NTA has released the notification on the official website. Candidates can check the CSIR NET Exam Date in case they have any doubts and queries regarding the particular exam date.
  • CSIR NET application form: The CSIR NET application form is made available with the release of the official notification. Candidates can fill the CSIR NET online form by visiting the official website of CSIR-HRDG. To submit the online application form successfully, candidates need to pay the required application fee. 
  • CSIR NET admit card: The NTA will soon release the CSIR NET admit card a few days before the exam. Candidates can download their CSIR NET admit card from the official website of the exam by logging into their registered accounts.
  • CSIR NET exam: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the CSIR NET 2021-22 exam online as a computer-based test (CBT). Candidates need to appear for the exam to get the award for JRF & Assistant Professor.

Download CSIR NET Syllabus 2021-22 - Click Here

  • CSIR NET Answer Key: The CSIR NET answer key will be released after the conduct of the exam. Along with the answer key, the NTA will release the CSIR NET question papers and recorded responses. Candidates will have the option to send their representations for the answer keys as well.
  • CSIR NET Result: The National Testing Agency will declare the CSIR NET result on the official website of the exam. All candidates who qualify for the exam will be provided certificates by NTA.

CSIR NET Exam Timings 2021

Check below for the CSIR NET Exam Timings, which is generally conducted in two shifts. Check the complete schedule below. 

CSIR NET Exam Day Events

First Shift Timings

Second Shift Timings

Timing of exam

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Duration of exam

3 hours without a break

3 hours without a break

Entry into the exam centre

7:00 - 8:00 am

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Entry in the exam hall/room

8:15 - 8:30 am

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Checking of admit cards by the invigilator

8:30 - 8:45 am

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Sitting on the seat in the exam hall

8:45 am

2:45 pm

Instructions by the invigilators

8:45 - 8:55 am

2:45 - 2:55 pm

Test commences

9:00 am

3:00 pm

Test concludes

12:00 noon

6:00 pm


Also Read: 

CSIR NET Exam 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Result, and More! 

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  • No, the CSIR-NET exam 2021 exam is not postponed. As per the latest update by NTA, the CSIR NET Exam will be conducted on 29 Jan, 15 Feb, 16 Feb and 17 Feb 2022.

  • To crack the CSIR NET Exam, you must be very clear about the exam pattern and the syllabus. After completing the syllabus, you must revise and practice using the CSIR NET mock test.

  • If you have a proper preparation strategy you will find it easy to qualify CSIR-NET exam 2021. You need to create study notes, making strategies, solve previous year papers, etc to prepare you well for the exam.

  • The CSIR NET score for Assistant Professor/Lectureship is valid for a lifetime and for JRF, it is valid for 2 years.

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