CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Relaxation

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Relaxation

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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022: On their official website, the NTA has released the CSIR NET eligibility criteria. The new CSIR NET Exam dates have been set for February 15th and 18th, 2022. Interested candidates should check this website regularly for changes in CSIR NET eligibility for the year 2022. Candidates can find all necessary information on the CSIR NET eligibility criteria in this article.

CSIR NET Eligibility Details 2022

To apply for the CSIR NET exam, candidates are required to meet all CSIR NET eligibility criteria required for the exam. CSIR NET is conducted to select the candidates for the position of Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship. Eligible candidates can apply for the CSIR NET Exam as per the application form date.

The detailed CSIR NET eligibility criteria include age limit, relaxation, and educational qualification. Candidates must also check the subject-wise educational eligibility before applying online. It is important to abide by the CSIR NET Eligibility 2022 before the exam as it will prevent last-stage disqualification. 

Check details about CSIR NET Application Form 2022

CSIR NET 2022 Educational Qualification (Subject-wise)

1. M.Sc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least:

  • 55% marks for General and OBC candidates.
  • 50% marks for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

2. Students enrolled for M.Sc or completed 10+2+3 years as on the closing date of online submission of the application form, under the Result Awaited (RA) category. Candidates will need to submit the attestation form which is duly certified by the Head of the Department.

3. B.Sc (Hons) or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least:

  • 55% marks for General/OBC candidates.
  • 50% marks for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

4. Candidates having a bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting enrolled for a Ph.D. within the validity period of two years. Students who have Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS).

5. Ph.D. degree holders who have passed Master’s degree before 19th September 1991 having at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Exam for Lectureship only.

CSIR NET Subject-wise Education 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 2022 Age Limit and Relaxation

1. For JRF (NET):

  • Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2021 
  • Maximum 33 years as of 01-01-2021 for SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants
  • Maximum 31 years as of 01-01-2021 for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants.

2. For Lectureship (NET): No upper age limit

We hope the students who are searching for a position in CSIR institutes get to know about CSIR NET Eligibility in detail. 

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  • To be eligible to apply for the CSIR UGC NET 2022 exam, candidates must have an M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/B Pharma/MBBS with at least 55 percent marks.

  • Aspirants who have completed a post-graduate or four-year bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for the CSIR UGC NET exam, according to CSIR guidelines. Graduate students, on the other hand, are only eligible to apply for the Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates enrolled in a Master's degree program are also eligible to sit for the exam.

  • The CSIR NET 2022 examination takes place twice a year, in June and December. Both can be registered by an eligible candidate.

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