CSIR NET 2022 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

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CSIR NET also known as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Undergraduate Grants Commission National Eligibility Test is a National-level exam and is popularly known as CSIR- UGC NET  or simply CSIR NET. According to the revised pattern,  the exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam is conducted to select candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and appointing candidates as a lecturer in universities/colleges.

The CSIR NET exam is conducted twice a year, once in the month of June and secondly in the month of December. The application form for the CSIR NET exam will be filled in online mode and the exam for the same will also be held in online mode i.e. Computer-Based test. The CSIR NET exam is conducted only for the science side students. The name of subjects for which the CSIR conducts the NET exam is as follows in the table.

CSIR NET SubjectsCSIR NET Subject Codes
Chemical Sciences701
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences702
Life Sciences703
Mathematical Sciences704
Physical Sciences705

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The official notification for the upcoming CSIR NET exam will be released soon. To get detailed information about the syllabus, exam pattern, etc. candidates are instructed to visit the official website of CSIR NET.

In this article, we are going to discuss some important topics of CSIR NET exam such as Application Procedure, Exam date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut off, etc. So the readers are requested to read the full article till the end.


CSIR NET 2022 Overview

Name of ExaminationCSIR UGC NET 2022
Authorized BodyCSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
Exam conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency
Exam LevelNational Level
PeriodicityTwice in a year (June and December)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Examination

Online i.e. Computer-Based Test

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Helpdesk No.0120-6895200
Negative Marking Yes
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR NET 2022 Important Dates

Before filling the application form, candidates have to be updated about the important dates of releasing the Application form, Last date, Admit Card date, Result, etc. Here all the dates given below are tentative.

EventsJune 2022 Session
Releasing date of Official NotificationMarch 2022
Registration starts fromMarch 2022
Last date to submit the Application FormApril 2022
Last date to pay the Application FeeApril 2022
Online Form Correction Window open onApril 2022
Admit Card releasing datesMay 2022
CSIR NET 2022 Exam DatesJune 2022
Release of CSIR NET ResultJuly 2022

Note: All the dates, stated above are tentative and may change according to the situation. We will update the column of dates after the official commencement of dates. So stay tuned with us for the latest updates.


CSIR NET 2022 Application Form

The application form will be filled in online mode on the official website of NTA or CSIR i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in. Interested candidates can fill the form by visiting the official website of NTA. Here we have given a step-by-step procedure to fill the application form.

  1. Apply for Online Registration
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Upload Scanned Photo and Signature
  4. Pay Examination Fee

How to fill CSIR NET 2022 Application Form?

Candidates are instructed to follow the following steps to avoid any kind of mistakes.

Step 1: CSIR NET 2022 Registration Process 

  • First of all, go to the official website of NTA and click on the ‘Apply online’ link to fill the registration form.
  • Now candidates need to enter their Personal details, Email ID, Mobile number, etc as required.

Step 2: Filling CSIR NET 2022 Application Form 

  • After the registration process, the system will generate a provisional application number and password that will be sent on your email Id and mobile number.
  • Now log in again, using the same credentials, and fill in all the required details such as personal details, academic details, communication details, category details, exam center, etc.

Step 3: Uploading Scanned Images

  • Now, after filling the application form, candidates have to upload the scanned images of documents in the specified format given below.
ParticularsSignaturePhotograph
Size4 kb – 30 kb 10 kb – 200 kb
Dimensions3.5 cm X 1.5 cm 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
Format.jpg/ .jpeg.jpg/ .jpeg

Step 4: Pay UGC NET 2022 Application Fee

  • The application fee will be filled in online mode using various payment methods such as debit card/ credit card/ net banking or Paytm, etc.
  • After submitting the application fee, candidates are instructed to take a printout of the e-receipt.
CategoryExamination Fee
GeneralINR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)INR 500
EWSINR 500
SC/ STINR 250
PwDINR 250
Transgender INR 250

CSIR NET 2022 Eligibility

Before filling the application form, candidates are instructed to download the information brochure to get detailed information about all the eligibility criteria. Here we have given some basic eligibility criteria that the candidates must have to satisfy.

Nationality

The candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Age Limit

  • For Junior Research Fellowship:
    • The maximum age limit of the candidates should be of 28 years as of January 1, 2022.
    • 5 years of relaxation will be given for SC/ ST/ PWD and female candidates as of January 1, 2022.
    • 3 years of relaxation will be given for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates as of January 1, 2022.
  • For Lectureship: 
    • There is no age limit required to apply for Lecturership.
    • Candidates of any age can apply.

Subject-Wise Educational Qualification

SubjectEligibility Criteria
Life SciencePursued or pursuing an academic qualification in Life Science with 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. Relaxation of 5% marks is given to reserved category candidates.
Earth SciencePursued or pursuing in the last year of M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS-4 Years/ B.Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. Relaxation of 5% marks is given to reserved category candidates.
Chemical SciencePursued or pursuing in the last year of M.Sc./ BS/ B.Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with the required percentage mentioned above with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. Relaxation of 5% marks is given to reserved category candidates.
MathematicsPursued or pursuing in the last year of M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS/ B.Tech or any equivalent degree in Mathematics with required percentage of at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. Relaxation of 5% marks is given to reserved category candidates.
Physical SciencePursued or pursuing in the last year of M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree with the required percentage of at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. Relaxation of 5% marks is given to reserved category candidates.

CSIR NET 2022 Exam Pattern

ParticularsDetails
Mode of examinationOnline i.e. Computer-based test
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration3 hours
Medium of ExamBilingual i.e. both English and Hindi
Maximum marks200
Total QuestionSection A: 20 Section B: 40 Section C: 60
Negative MarkingYes

The detailed exam pattern for all the subjects are given separately, candidates applying from any subjects can check the pattern, it will help them to understand the format of the paper.

CSIR UGC NET Earth Sciences Exam Pattern 2022

PartTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)30
B50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C80 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total150 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking Scheme:

  • Each question asked in both the parts i.e. Part A and B has a weightage of 2 marks.
  • Each question asked in Part C has a weightage of 4 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted in Part A and B.
  • For every incorrect answer, 33% marks will be deducted in Part C.

CSIR UGC NET Chemical Sciences Exam Pattern 2022

PartTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)30
B40 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C60 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total120 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking Scheme:

  • Each question asked in both the parts i.e. Part A and B has a weightage of 2 marks.
  • Each question asked in Part C has a weightage of 4 marks.
  • In all the parts for every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted.

CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences Exam Pattern 2022

PartTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)30
B50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)70
C75 (Questions to be attempted: 25)100
Total145 (Questions to be attempted: 75)200

Marking Scheme:

  • Each question asked in both the parts i.e. Part A and B has a weightage of 2 marks.
  • Each question asked in Part C has a weightage of 4 marks.
  • In all the parts for every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted.

CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences Exam Pattern 2022

PartTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)30
B40 (Questions to be attempted: 25)75
C60 (Questions to be attempted: 20)95
Total120 (Questions to be attempted: 60)200

Marking Scheme:

  • Each question asked in Part A has a weightage of 2 marks.
  • Each question asked in Part B has a weightage of three marks.
  • Each question asked in Part C has a weightage of 4.75 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted from Part A and B.
  • There will be no negative marking in Part C.

CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences Exam Pattern 2022

PartTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
A20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)30
B25 (Questions to be attempted: 20)70
C30 (Questions to be attempted: 20)100
Total75 (Questions to be attempted: 55)200

Marking Scheme for Physical Sciences Paper:

  • Each question asked in Part A has a weightage of 2 marks.
  • Each question asked in Part B and C has a weightage of 3.5 marks.
  • In all the parts there will be a negative marking of 25% marks for an incorrect answer.

CSIR NET 2022 Answer Keys

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The Answer key for Joint CSIR NET Exam will be released after one-two weeks of examination on the official website of CSIR i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in.

  • Candidates who want to raise a representation against the answer key then they are welcomed but they have to follow the following rules.
    • The representation/ representations must be sent through the email only as no other mode will be applicable.
    • The raised representation must contain the documentary or textual supports only.
    • The representation will be sent within a valid time period.

Candidates can check the official answer key, and after matching with the answer key, candidates may have an idea about their marks for the exam.


CSIR NET 2022 Syllabus

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CSIR UGC NET syllabus consists of three parts namely Part A, Part B, and Part C described as follows.

  • Part A- This part covers the general aptitude syllabus. And syllabus of this part is the same for all the subjects.
  • Part B and C- The syllabus for both the part is the same only the level of questions is different. This part tests the subjective knowledge of the candidates.

Here we have provided the detailed syllabus of each of the subjects. Interested candidates may check the syllabus by clicking on the following link.

Full Exam Syllabus for Chemical Sciences

Full Exam Syllabus for Earth Sciences

Full Exam Syllabus for Life Sciences

Full Exam Syllabus for Mathematical Sciences

Full Exam Syllabus for Physical Sciences


CSIR NET 2022 Admit Card

The admit card will be released tentatively in the month of May 2022 for the upcoming June exam.

Candidates can download their admit cards by visiting the official website. Admit card is a necessary document and it should be carried out during the examination because without carrying the admit card, candidates will not be able to enter the examination hall.

The following information is mentioned on the admit card-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Photograph
  • Date of Birth
  • Application Number
  • Reporting Time
  • Father Name
  • Test Center
  • Timing of Paper

Steps to Download Admit Card?

  • First of all, go through the official website i.e. www.csirnet.nta.nic.in.
  • Now find and click on the link i.e. “Click Here for Admit Card”.
  • Now candidates have to log in with their “Application Number” & “Password”.
  • After entering the details, a new window will open where the admit card will be displayed.
  • Now, candidates can download the admit card and take a printout of it for further reference.

CSIR NET 2022 Result

The candidates can download the result by visiting the official website. i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in. Candidates have to log in with registration no. and date of birth. Here we have given a step-by-step procedure to download the result.

How to Download CSIR NET Result?

  1. First of all, Go to the official website of CSIR NET.
  2. Now, find and click on the Result on the menu bar.
  3. Now to download the result, enter your roll number or date of birth, date of exam, and captcha code.
  4. Finally, click on the ‘Submit’ button after clicking on the submit button your result will appear in the PDF format in the new window.
  5. Next, download the ‘Result’ and take a printout of the result for future reference.

CSIR NET JRF and SRF Fellowship

FellowshipAmountDuration
JRFINR 31,000/ PMFor the initial two years
SRFINR 35,000/PMFor remaining tenure
HRAAs per university rulesAs per university rules

CSIR NET 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

Here are some instructions have been given that you need to follow, candidates have to follow these instructions as given below-

Documents to Carry at the Examination Center:

  • Print out the CSIR NET admit card.
  • One passport-size photograph exactly the same as when uploaded while filling the application form.
  • An original government photo ID card such as Passport/ Driving License/ PAN card/ Aadhaar card (with photograph)/ Aadhaar enrolment number/ Ration card/ Voter ID card, etc.
  • PwD certificate, for PwD candidates only.

Documents/things not to Carry:

  • Any printed or written textual things or any kind of study material, Pens, Slide rules, Log tables, Bags, etc are not permitted to let these things in, in the exam hall.
  • Any kind of electronic item is also not allowed such as a watch/ calculator/ mobile/ Bluetooth devices, etc.
  • For the normal candidates, Edible things are not allowed to carry while diabetic candidates are allowed to carry the edibles like fruit/ sugar tablets/ and transparent water bottles.

CSIR NET 2022 Cut off

The cut off marks will depend on the various factors such as-

  • No. of candidates appear for the exam
  • Average no. scored by the candidates
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Reservation policy as per the norms.

The previous year Cut off of CSIR NET is given below in the table for each subject.

CSIR NET Cutoff for Chemical Sciences

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship      (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %)
General (Unreserved) 42.98 47.75
Other Backward Class (OBC) 37.58 41.75
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 33.00 36.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 25.20 28.00
Scheduled Caste (SC) 30.83 34.25
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cutoff for Earth Sciences

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship      (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %)
General (Unreserved) 51.79 57.54
Other Backward Class (OBC) 45.59 50.65
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 36.12 40.13
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 35.26 39.18
Scheduled Caste (SC) 37.94 42.15
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 26.74

CSIR NET Cutoff for Physical Sciences

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %)
General (Unreserved) 35.15 39.06
Other Backward Class (OBC) 33.31 33.00
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 33.00 33.13
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 25.00 25.00
Scheduled Caste (SC) 25.00 27.00
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cutoff for Mathematical Sciences

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship      (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %)
General (Unreserved) 50.18 55.75
Other Backward Class (OBC) 43.99 48.88
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 41.97 46.63
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 27.45 30.50
Scheduled Caste (SC) 33.98 37.75
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 28.50

CSIR NET Cutoff for Life Sciences

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship      (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %)
General (Unreserved) 47.25 52.50
Other Backward Class (OBC) 39.38 43.75
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 33.00 33.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 28.58 31.75
Scheduled Caste (SC) 31.73 35.35
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

Note: There is a qualifying benchmark of 33% for General/ EWS and OBC category and 25% for SC/ ST and PWD category for both Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship.


CSIR NET 2022 FAQs

The authorized body of CSIR NET exam is CSIR i.e.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research itself.

NTA i.e. National Testing Agency will conduct the exam for CSIR NET in June 2022 in online mode.

The official website of is csirnet.nta.nic.in

The marking scheme is different for different subjects. Candidates can check the exam pattern for this, mentioned in the article.

The application fee for different categories are different as mentioned in the follow.

CategoryExamination Fee
GeneralINR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)INR 500
EWSINR 500
SC/ STINR 250
PwDINR 250
Transgender INR 250

While filling the application form, that required documents, need to be uploaded. Here we have given the details of required format as below-

ParticularsSignaturePhotograph
Size4 kb – 30 kb 10 kb – 200 kb
Dimensions3.5 cm X 1.5 cm 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
Format.jpg/ .jpeg.jpg/ .jpeg

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