CSIR NET Examination Will Be Held on 15th December, 2019 Eligibility Criteria (Download PDF)


National Testing Agency (NTA) organizes the Single MCQ Examination (Joint CSIR – UGC Test) for Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET & appointment for Lecturer (NET). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET exam for determining the eligibility for JRF and Lectureship. The Council conducts the exam twice in a year – June and December.

CSIR UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

Nationality and Age Limit

  • Candidates must be an Indian National.
  • The upper age limit prescribed for JRF should be 28 years.
  • The candidates belonging to different categories, the relaxation will be provided to them.

Educational Qualification

Table shows on Educational Qualification of CSIR UGC NET Exam

Table shows on Educational Qualification of CSIR UGC NET Exam

Required Qualification


M. Sc, BE/B. Tech/B. Pharm/MBBS

General- 55%

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 50%

SC/ST- 45%

B. Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD Program

General and OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 55%

SC/ST- 50%

CSIR UGC NET Application Form Fee

  • 1000/- For General category candidates
  • 500/- For OBC-NCL category candidates
  • 250/- For SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates

Exam Pattern

Table shows on Exam Pattern of CSIR NET Exam

Table shows on Exam Pattern of CSIR NET Exam



Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper mode

Session Timings

Forenoon Session – 9 AM to 12 PM

Afternoon Session – 2 PM to 5 PM

Total marks


Exam Duration

3 hours

List of Subjects

Life Sciences Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences Mathematical Sciences Chemical Sciences Physical Sciences

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- Published/Last Modified on: August 31, 2019


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