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CSIR NET joint Research Fellowship and Lectureship 

CSIR NET is an entrance exam to select Indian nationals for junior research fellowship and lecturers jobs in different subjects including Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. The all-India exam is conducted by CSIR or the Council of Scientific Research Fellowship.

There is only one paper in CSIR NET exam that includes multiple choice questions. June and December are the two months when the exam is conducted. The duration of the exam is around 3 hours, and the candidates have an option to choose from online and offline mode.

CSIR NET exam Important Dates

Candidates who want to take the exam should be aware of the important dates.

The notification of CSIR NET and the availability of the forms will occur in the 2nd week of March and 2nd week of December.
The candidates should carefully fill the form and submit it by the end of 2nd week of April and 3rd week of September.
In case, candidates have to apply for center change, they have to apply by 3rd week of April and 3rd week of October.
The list of the candidates who have registered for the exam would be out by the 3rd week of May or 3rd week of November.
The admit cards of the candidates will be released on the official website by the 2nd week of May and 1st week of December.
Finally, the results of the CSIR NET exam would be declared by the 1st week of July and 4th week of December.

CSIR NET Exam fee details

The candidates interested to apply for the exam, should carefully fill the form and pay the set fees online. The application fees of the general category candidates are Rs 1000, for OBC-NCL candidates, it is Rs 500, and for the SC/ST/PWD, it is Rs 250. The fees can be paid through any mode including internet banking, mobile wallets, or debit/credit cards.

CSIR NET Exam Eligibility criteria

The candidates applying for the CSIR NET exam should be of Indian nationality. If they are applying for JRF category, they should be 28 years of age. However, the updated information about the different categories candidates should be checked in the latest exam notification released. Candidates who did not completed their Bachelor’s degree cannot apply for the exam.

General candidates from M.Sc and equivalent degree should hold 55% marks and SC/ST/PwD candidates must hold at least 50% marks. Candidates who are in the final year can apply under the category of RA or Result Awaited.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

The candidates appearing for the CSIR NET Exam can choose from paper and pen based exam and computer based exam. The medium of the exam can be chosen from English and Hindi. The duration is 3 hours, and there are two papers, one is held in the morning and other one in the afternoon.

There are 200 marks total with all multiple choice questions, and there is no negative marks given for any wrong answer. Paper 1 of the CSIR NET includes 50 questions, the maximum marks are 100, and the time given is 1 hour. Paper 2 includes 150 questions, the maximum marks are 200, and the time limit is 2 hours.

CSIR NET Exam Syllabus

Part A of the CSIR NET includes generic questions as the intention is to test the candidate’s knowledge in the research and teaching aptitude. Basically, this section will include questions from general awareness, comprehension, reasoning ability, and divergent thinking. Part B of the CSIR NET includes questions from different subjects that are selected while applying, basic from the Bachelor’s and Master’s education and Part C contains advanced questions in chemistry. 

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What to do after Qualifying the Exam ?

Candidates who have a good score or who have qualified for the LS or JRF can find their way to research associations or apply for the lecturer position in renowned university.

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