CSIR NET 2022 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, News

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test 2022 ( CSIR NET )

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Rupali Pruthi

Rupali PruthiAssistant Manager - Editorial

Updated on May 12, 2022 18:14 IST

CSIR NET 2022 notification will be released soon for June session. The Joint CSIR UGC NET notification 2022 will be released in the form of 'Information Bulletin' containing the important details regarding the exam such as dates, application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and result preparation criteria. The CSIR NET application form 2022 will be released following the issue of notification PDF. The CSIR NET June 2022 exam will be held for determining the eligibility of candidates for JRF and Lectureship (LS) in the universities and colleges of India.

The Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2021 e-certificates have been released by the NTA and CSIR. Candidates can download it now using the application number, date of birth and exam session.

What is CSIR NET?

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NET (also known as CSIR UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor in the universities and colleges of India. Candidates clearing the CSIR NET exam can become lecturers in the subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology only. 

Subjects for which CSIR UGC NET is conducted are mentioned below.

CSIR NET Subjects

CSIR NET Subject Codes

Chemical Sciences

701

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

702

Life Sciences

703

Mathematical Sciences

704

Physical Sciences

705

CSIR NET Highlights 2022

The highlights of the CSIR NET 2022 exam are mentioned below such as exam conducting body, exam mode and frequency, number of applicants and contact details.

Exam Features

Exam Particulars

Exam Name

CSIR NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Mode of Exam

Online - CBT (Computer Based Test)

No. of Applicants

2,07,306 (in 2021)

No. of Test Takers

1,59,824 (in 2021)

Exam Fees

  • INR 1,000 for the General category
  • INR 500 for OBC
  • INR 250 for SC/ ST

Exam Duration

180 minutes

Exam Time

  • Shift 1 - 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
    Shift 2 - 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

No. of Papers and Total Marks

  • Paper-1: 200 marks
  • Paper-2: 200 marks

Total Questions

150 MCQs in each Paper

Marking Scheme

  • +2 for each correct answer
  • 0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

To determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor in the universities and colleges of India

No. of Test Cities

225

Official Website

https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx

Helpline No.

011 40759000

CSIR NET 2022 Notification

The CSIR NET 2022 notification will be released soon by the NTA. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CSIR NET notification 2022 on its official website- csirnet.nta.nic.in. The notification contains the important details of the exam such as the detailed application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and others. The CSIR UGC NET notification will contain the following details:

  • Application process
  • Exam dates and schedule
  • CSIR NET eligibility criteria
  • CSIR NET exam pattern and syllabus
  • CSIR NET qualifying marks and cut off criteria
  • Validity of CSIR NET
  • Exam centres list
  • Admit card
  • Verification of eligibility

CSIR NET Exam Dates 2022

Have a look the important CSIR NET exam dates below.

CSIR NET Events

CSIR NET Exam Dates

Salient Features

Application form

To be announced

CSIR NET application form 2022 will be released on the official website after the issue of notification.

Last date for submission of the application fee

To be announced

Candidates need to pay the CSIR NET application fee in online mode only through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/ Wallet.

Application correction window

To be announced

CSIR NET application form correction window will be opened after the closing of the application form submission. Candidates who want to make changes to the application form can do so by visiting the website.  

Admit card

To be announced

CSIR NET admit card 2022 will be released on the official website. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the login details.

CSIR NET exam date

To be announced

CSIR NET 2022 exam will be conducted for a total of five subjects.

Provisional answer key

To be announced

CSIR NET provisional answer key 2022 will be released soon after the conduct of the exam to invite objections from the candidates.

Challenge the provisional answer key

To be announced

Candidates can challenge the provisional CSIR NET answer key using the login details.

Result

To be announced

CSIR NET result 2022 will be released in the form of a scorecard on the official website.

Final answer key

To be announced

The CSIR NET final answer key 2022 will be released after the subject matter experts analyse the objections submitted by candidates.

Final result

To be announced

The CSIR releases the final CSIR NET results after examining the candidates' performance.

Cut Off

To be announced

The CSIR NET cut off 2022 will be released subject-wise and category-wise on the official website by the CSIR.

E-Certificate

To be announced

The CSIR NET E-certificate 2022 will be released a few days after the declaration of the results by the NTA.

The CSIR NET dates 2022 are announced in the official notification. The CSIR UGC NET notification comprises the dates related to the application process and exam. The dates regarding the admit card, answer key and result are notified later by the NTA.

CSIR NET Application 2022

The CSIR NET application form 2022 will be released by the NTA after the issue of notification. The application form will be filled online on the official website- https://csirnet.nta.nic.in. To complete the application process, candidates needed to pay a certain fee. The CSIR NET application fee is INR 1,000 for the General category, INR 500 for OBC and INR 250 for SC/ ST. 

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022

The basic CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2022 that candidates must fulfil are mentioned below:

  • Candidates should have obtained a degree in BTech/BE/BPharma/MBBS/BS (four years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc with a minimum of 55 per cent marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC (50 per cent for SC/ST, Third gender and PwD). 

  • To apply for JRF, candidates should be maximum of 28 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/Third gender/PwD/Females and up to 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 

  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the post of Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor

CSIR UGC NET Selection Process 2022

CSIR UGC NET selection process includes the following stages:

  • CSIR NET application form: All interested and eligible candidates need to fill CSIR NET application form by visiting the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET admit card: CSIR UGC NET admit card is released for candidates who successfully submit the application form and pay the exam fee. The admit card is released on the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET Exam: Candidates need to appear for the CSIR UGC NET exam as per the date and time mentioned on the admit card. CSIR NET is typically conducted twice a year in the months of June and December

  • CSIR NET result: The result for CSIR NET is declared on the official website. Candidates qualifying the NET exam get eligible for JRF or lectureship.

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CSIR NET Syllabus 2022

The CSIR NET syllabus 2022 is prescribed by the NTA. The syllabus differs for all five subjects:
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Download CSIR NET 2022 Syllabus

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CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2022

The CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted online wherein objective-type multiple-choice questions are asked from the subject chosen by candidates. Have a look at the CSIR NET exam pattern 2022 highlights below.

Particulars

Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Exam duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Number of sections/parts

3

Total questions to be attempted

Chemical Sciences: 75

Earth Sciences: 75

Life Sciences: 75

Mathematical Sciences: 60

Physical Sciences: 55

Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

200 for each paper

Negative marking

Yes (0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer)

Language of paper

English and Hindi

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CSIR NET Prep Tips 2022

To qualify the CSIR UGC NET 2022 exam, candidates need to develop a good preparation strategy. Candidates should start the CSIR NET preparation 2022 by going through the exam pattern and syllabus. Post this, candidates should start practicing the mock tests and previous years' question papers. This will help candidates in knowing their weak and strong areas. After solving the papers, candidates can analyse them and improvise accordingly.

CSIR NET Mock Test 2022

The CSIR NET mock test 2022 is one of the best practicing materials that boost the preparation levels of candidates. The NTA provides the online facility of mock tests for the candidates to have a real-time experience of the examination. By undertaking the CSIR UGC NET mock test, candidates can improve their weak areas and boost their time management skills.

CSIR NET Admit Card 2022

The CSIR NET admit card 2022 will be released by the NTA around a weel before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - csirnet.nta.nic.in.

  • Click on the admit card link.

  • Enter the application number, password and security pin.

  • Download the admit card.

  • Take a printout.

CSIR NET Exam Analysis 2022

The CSIR NET exam analysis 2022 will be provided here as per the feedback shared by candidates soon after the conduct of the exam. The CSIR NET 2022 exam will be held for five subjects. Shiksha will reach out to the candidates who appear for the exam and will gather the detailed analysis of the exam. Until then, have a look at the previous year's exam analysis below: 

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CSIR NET Question Papers 2022

The CSIR NET question paper 2022 will be released aby the NTA along with the provisional answer key on the registered accounts of candidates along with the marked responses. The CSIR NET question papers are very important for exam preparation. By solving the previous years' question paper, candidates can familiarise themselves with the nature of the exam and know the important topics from which questions are asked in the exam. The practice of questions papers helps candidates devise a calculative approach towards the CSIR NET examination. 

CSIR NET Answer Key 2022

The CSIR NET answer key 2022 will be released by the NTA after the conduct of the exam. Candidates can download the CSIR NET answer key by following the given steps: 

  • Visit the official website – https://csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the answer key link
  • Go through the corrected answers
  • Download the PDF

CSIR NET Result 2022

The CSIR NET result 2022 will be released in two phases- once by the NTA and once by the CSIR. The CSIR UGC NET result released by the CSIR is considered as a final one. The result is released in the form of a scorecard that specifies the exam qualifying status along with the marks and percentages obtained by candidates. The CSIR NET scores and percentages are announced overall and paper-wise. Candidates can check CSIR NET results by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website - https://csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the scorecard link mentioned below
  • Enter the application number and date of birth
  • Download the scorecard

CSIR NET E-Certificate 2022

Candidates who have qualify the exam will be awarded the CSIR NET e-certificate 2022. Candidates can download the CSIR NET certificate by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website- ecertificate.nta.ac.in.
  • Select ‘Joint CSIR UGC NET’, enter the captcha code and submit
  • Enter the roll number or application number, date of birth, exam session and captcha code.
  • Download the CSIR NET certificate.

CSIR NET Certificate Validity

The CSIR NET certificate validity differs for JRF and Lecturership as given below:

  • JRF Award Letter: The validity of the CSIR NET JRF award letter is for two years.
  • Lectureship/Assistant Professor: The CSIR NET certificate validity for Lecturership/ Assistant Professor is for a lifetime.

CSIR NET Cutoff 2022

The CSIR NET cut off 2022 will be released by the CSIR after the declaration of the result. The cut off marks are released separately for all five papers- Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Candidates can download the CSIR UGC NET cut off by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website of CSIR - csirhrdg.res.in.
  • Click on the 'Cut-off' link available under the News & Announcement section.
  • Download and save the CSIR NET cut off list.

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CSIR NET 2022 Exam FAQs

Q: What is CSIR NET Exam for?

A: The CSIR NET exam is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) or Lecturership (LS) in subjects related to the Science stream.

Q: How many times is CSIR UGC NET conducted in a year?

A: CSIR UGC NET is conducted twice a year in typically the months of June and December. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the frequency of the conduct of the NET exam has been impacted.

Q: For which subjects is CSIR NET conducted?

A: CSIR NET is conducted for five Science subjects including Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

Q: How many papers are there in the CSIR NET exam?

A: There is only one paper in the CSIR NET exam. However, the question paper is divided into three parts- Part A, Part B and Part C.

Q: What is CSIR NET exam eligibility?

A: Candidates who have obtained a degree in BTech/ BE/ BPharma/ MBBS/ BS/ Integrated BS-MS/ MSc with a minimum of 55 per cent marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC (50 per cent for SC/ST, Third gender and PwD) are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam.

Q: Is there any age criteria to apply for CSIR NET 2022 exam?

A: Yes, there is an age limit to apply for the CSIR NET 2022 exam. The age criterion is applicable only for candidates applying for JRF posts wherein candidates should be of a maximum of 28 years of age. There is no age limit for the Lecturer or Assistant Professor post. 

Q: What is the application fee for CSIR NET 2022 exam?

A: CSIR NET application fee is INR 1,000 for the General category, INR 500 for the OBC-NCL category and INR 250 for SC/ST category candidates. PWD candidates are exempted from the payment of the application fee.

Q: How many attempts are allowed for CSIR NET?

A: There is no limit on the number of attempts in the CSIR NET exam.

Q: In how many languages is the CSIR NET question paper available?

A: The question paper of the CSIR NET exam is available in two languages – Hindi and English.  

Q: How much stipend is given to candidates qualifying the CSIR NET exam for JRF?

A: Qualifying candidates are given a stipend of INR 31,000 per month for the first two years. The stipend is increased to INR 35,000 for the third and subsequent years if the fellow is registered for a PhD.

Q: How is CSIR NET different from UGC NET?

A: CSIR NET is conducted by NTA to shortlist aspirants for the award of JRF and to determine the eligibility of candidates for the Assistant Professor post for Science subjects only. On the other hand, the UGC NET is conducted by NTA to select candidates for the award of JRF and eligibility of Assistant Professor for all other subjects (total 82).

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