CSIR NET Application Form 2023: Apply Online for DEC & June Cycle

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test 2023 ( CSIR NET )

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Exam On: 26 Dec '23 - 28 Dec '23

Chitwan Sharma

Chitwan SharmaAssociate Senior Executive - Content

Updated on Sep 21, 2023 13:09 IST

The HRDG, CSIR released the CSIR NET Exam Date 2023 for December session on September 21, 2023, on social media. According to the latest updates, CSIR NET 2023 Exam for Dec Session will be conducted by NTA from December 26 to 28, 2023, in an online mode. CSIR NET Application Form 2023 will soon be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the December 2023 session. The NTA will release the CSIR NET Online Form 2023 on the official website. CSIR NET Online Form Link will be provided in this article once it gets released on the official website.

The Joint CSIR NET exam will be conducted for Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, and Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the month of December 2023, tentatively.

The conduction of the CSIR NET 2023 exam is entrusted to the National Testing Agency (NTA) by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS) in Indian universities and colleges. Normally, NTA CSIR UGC NET is conducted twice a year in June and December. The examination will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The CSIR NET application form 2023 comprises the following stages- registration form, application form, uploading of documents, and payment of fees. Before filling out the CSIR NET Online form 2023, candidates are suggested to ensure that they meet the CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2023

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Q:   What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the CSIR-NET?

A:
The CSIR NET exam is conducted for the Junior Research Fellowship and for the Lectureship in Science and Technology subjects. The eligibility criteria for the CSIR NET are as follows: (a) Academic criteria: 1. The applicant must have a degree in any of the following: B.Tech, BE, B.Pharma MBBS B.Sc. (Hons. ), or M.Sc. 2. Candidates with Bachelor's-level degrees, such as B.Tech, can only apply for JRFs and not lectureships. 3. The applicant must have a minimum of 55 percent in their degree course. (b) Age criteria: 1. The upper age limit for CSIR NET is 28 years for JRF, which is relaxed to 5 years for certain categories. 2. If you want to apply for the position of assistant professor, there is no age limit.

Q:   How many candidates register for the CSIR NET exam every year?

A:
Over two Lacs candidates register for the CSIR UGC NET exam every year. In December 2019, a total of 2,82,117 candidates had registered while 2,18,066 aspirants appeared for the exam. 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.

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

A:
CSIR UGC NET application fee is INR 1,100 for the General category, INR 550 for the OBC-NCL category and INR 275 for SC/ST category and No Fees will be charged from PwD category candidates. PWD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee. Candidates can pay their requisite fees on online mode through netbanking/credit card/debit card/UPI. After submitting the application fee, your application form will be provisionally accepted by the NTA. If NTA founds any discrepancy in the application form, the candidature of the candidate will be rejected at any time-point of exam. Candidates whose application form has been submitted successfully can download their CSIR NET confirmation page. Candidates are advised to keep the confirmation page in a printed format for future purposes.

CSIR NET Application Form 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CSIR NET Application Form 2023 for December 2023 cycle on the official website. Candidates will be able to fill out the CSIR NET Online Form from the official website. The CSIR NET 2023 exam for the CSIR NET for December 2023 cycle will be conducted in the month of December 2023, tentatively. Before applying for the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination for December 2023 session, candidates were advised to check the CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria as mentioned in this article. 

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Q:   When will CSIR NET Application Form 2023 be released?

A:

The application process for CSIR NET 2023 will be initiated by the National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the CSIR NET Notification 2023. CSIR NET 2023 Application Process will be conducted by the NTA on the official website. Interested candidates will be able to fill out the application form for the CSIR NET 2023 exam within a specific time period. CSIR NET Application Correction Window will also be opened by the NTA for the candidates who want to make corrections in their submitted application form. CSIR NET Application Form 2023 Link will be also be provided in this article.

Q:   When was CSIR NET Application Correction Window started?

A:
The National Testing Agency opened the CSIR NET Application Correction Window from April 19 to 25, 2023, for the candidates who have filled out the CSIR NET Application Form 2023. The NTA accepted the CSIR NET Online Form from March 10 to April 17, 2023, from the candidates who are interested to appear in the CSIR NET 2023 exam. Candidates, if necessary, could make corrections to their application till April 25, 2023, by logging in to the official website. CSIR NET exam is scheduled to be taken on June 6, 7, and 8, 2023.

CSIR NET 2023 Exam Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CSIR NET 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Sep '23 - Oct '23

Online Registration of CSIR NET 2023

TENTATIVE

Oct '23

CSIR NET 2023 Application Correction Window

TENTATIVE

Nov '23

Release of CSIR NET Admit Card 2023

TENTATIVE

26 Dec '23 -

28 Dec '23

CSIR NET Exam Date for December 2023 Session

How to Apply Online for CSIR NET 2023?

Candidates can fill CSIR NET online form 2023 as per the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Register for CSIR NET 2023

CSIR NET registration

To register online, candidates need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of the exam - csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the link available for filling out the application form
  • Click on the New Registration button
  • Download the CSIR NET information brochure and read the instructions on the page carefully
  • Click on the checkbox at the bottom of the page and click on the 'Click Here to Proceed' button. On clicking the button, the CSIR NET registration form will open on the screen
  • Fill in all the given details asked in the registration form
Personal Details
Name Father's name
Mother's name Date of birth
ID type ID card number
Gender -
Contact Details
Complete address Email ID
Mobile number -
  • Choose a password 
  • Choose a security question and enter the security answer
  • Enter the security pin shown on the screen
  • Click on Submit 
  • Verify the details entered and click on the checkboxes at the end of the page
  • Click on the Final Submit button

Also Read: CSIR NET Admit Card 2023 

Step 2: Fill CSIR UGC NET Application Form

CSIR NET application

Next, candidates need to click on the 'Complete Application Form' button and proceed further toward the online application form filling for CSIR UGC NET. Details that candidates need to fill in the form are given below.

Personal Details
Nationality Category
PwD category Whether a candidate is diabetic 
Minority community status  
Apply For
Post for which a candidate is applying (JRF and/or Assistant Professor) Subject opted for CSIR NET
Specialisation opted for NET Exam city preference (four choices in order of priority)
Medium of question paper -
Educational Details (of Both Graduation & Post-Graduation)
Pass status Course/stream name
Exam from India/Outside India University/institute name
Year of passing/appearing Result mode (Percentage/CGPA)
Marks details (obtained marks, total marks, obtained percentage) Date of admission
Institute name and address Institute Pincode
Doctorate Details
If already a doctoral student (Yes/No) Specialisation, if any
  • Enter the security code shown on the screen
  • Click on Submit
  • Verify the details filled and click on the checkboxes at the end of the page
  • Click on the Final Submit button

Also Read: CSIR NET Answer Key 2023 

Step 3: Upload scanned photo and signature

Image upload in CSIR NET application form

As the next step, candidates need to upload the scanned images of their photo and signature as per the prescribed specifications.

Document Format Size (in KB)
Photograph JPG 10-200
Signature JPG 4-30

Step 4: Pay CSIR UGC NET application fee

CSIR NET application fee payment

Lastly, candidates need to pay CSIR NET 2023 application fee in online mode through a debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI/Paytm gateway. The category-wise CSIR NET application fee for CSIR NET 2023 is mentioned below.

Category

CSIR NET Application Fee 2023 (in INR)

General

1,100

OBC – Non-creamy layer

550

SC/ST

275

PwD

Nil

Once the fee is successfully paid, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates need to print at least three copies of the confirmation page and retain them for future reference. 

Watch How to Fill CSIR NET Application Form 2023

Q:   What documents should I keep handy while filling the CSIR NET Application Form?

A:

While filling the CSIR NET application form, it's recommended to keep the following documents and information handy:

1. Scanned copy of your photography and signature in the specified format and size
2. Academic records such as mark sheets, certificates, and degree certificates
3. Category certificate (if applicable) for OBC/SC/ST/PwD candidates
4. Valid photos ID proof such as Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Passport, Driver's License, etc.
5. Details of your educational qualifications such as name of the board/university, year of passing, marks obtained, etc.
6. Email ID and mobile number for registration and future communication
7. Net banking/debit card/credit card details for payment of application fee

It's important to ensure that all the documents and information provided are accurate and up-to-date to avoid any issues during the application process.

Q:   Is there a provision to fill the CSIR NET 2023 application form in offline mode?

A:
No, there is no provision to fill the CSIR NET application form in offline mode. Candidates have to fill the CSIR NET form in the online mode only on the official website of the exam. Application received through offline channels will not be entertained at any cost. Online application submission is necessary to write the CSIR NET exam. Any type of offline application sent to NTA will not be entertained at any cost. Candidates can fill out the CSIR NET Application Form in online mode through the official website, however, the direct link to apply online for CSIR NET 2023 exam has been provided in this article.

How to Recover the CSIR NET Application Number?

CSIR_NET_Application_Number

In case, candidates forget their CSIR UGC NET application number, they can recover it by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the CSIR NET application form button
  • Click on the 'Forgot Application Number' link
  • Enter your name, father's name, mother's name and date of birth
  • Enter the security pin shown on the screen
  • Click on the 'Get Application Number' button 

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Q:   How to Recover the CSIR NET Application Number?

A:
In case, candidates forget their CSIR UGC NET application number, they can recover it by following the steps mentioned below: Visit the official website CSIR NET. NTA. Nic. In Click on the CSIR NET application form button Click on the 'Forgot Application Number' link Enter your name, father's name, mother's name and date of birth Enter the security pin shown on the screen Click on the 'Get Application Number' button.

How to Recover CSIR NET Application Form Password?

CSIR_NET_Password_Reset

In case, candidates forget their CSIR UGC NET password, they can recover it by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the CSIR NET application form button
  • Click on the 'Forgot Password' link
  • Choose any one option - security question/answer or verification code sent on mobile or reset link sent via email
  • Reset the password

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Q:   I have forgotten my CSIR NET application form password. How can I recover the same?

A:

You can recover your CSIR NET application form password by clicking on the 'Forgot Password' link on the official website of the exam. In case, candidates forget their CSIR UGC NET password, they can recover it by following the steps mentioned below: * Visit the official website CSIR NET. NTA. Nic. In * Click on the application form button * Click on the 'Forgot Password' link * Choose any one option - security question/answer or verification code sent on mobile or reset link sent via email * Reset the password.

How to Make Corrections in CSIR NET Application Form 2023?

NTA activated the CSIR NET Application Correction Window from April 19 to 25, 2023, to make corrections in the CSIR NET online form. Candidates could make corrections, if any, in the CSIR NET application form by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the exam
  • Step 2: Click on the application form correction tab at the bottom of the page
  • Step 3: Log in to the registered account using the application number and password
  • Step 4: Read the instructions carefully and click on the ‘I Agree’ checkbox
  • Step 5: Make the required changes in the application form
  • Step 6: Click on the Submit button
  • Step 7: Verify the entered details carefully
  • Step 8: Click on the checkboxes under the ‘Parameters checklist to be verified’ header
  • Step 9: Click on the checkbox for the declaration
  • Step 10: Click on the Final Submit button
  • Step 11: Take a printout of the revised confirmation page

Also Read: CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2023

Note: Since CSIR NET application form correction is a one-time facility, no candidate will be allowed to make corrections to the application form under any circumstances after the facility closes. Therefore, candidates are advised to make corrections to the application form carefully.

Details Allowed to be Corrected in CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2023

Candidates can make corrections in the following particulars of the CSIR NET online form 2023:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Educational details
  • Candidates’ address
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Nationality
  • Post applied for
  • Subjects opted
  • Specialization
  • Exam centre preference

Q:   Does NTA provide the facility of CSIR NET application form correction?

A:
Yes, NTA will activate the CSIR NET Application Correction Window from April 19 to 25, 2023, to make corrections in the CSIR NET online form. Candidates can make corrections, if any, in the CSIR NET application form by following the steps mentioned below: * Step 1: Visit the official website of the exam * Step 2: Click on the application form correction tab at the bottom of the page * Step 3: Log in to the registered account using the application number and password * Step 4: Make the required changes in the application form * Step 5: Click on the Submit button * Step 6: Verify the entered details carefully * Step 7: Click on the Final Submit button * Step 8: Take a printout of the revised confirmation page.

Q:   How to Make Corrections in CSIR NET Application Form?

A:

NTA opened the CSIR NET Application Correction Window from April 19 to 25, 2023, to make corrections in the CSIR NET online form. Candidates could make corrections, if any, in the CSIR NET application form by following the steps mentioned below: Step 1: Visit the official website of the exam Step 2: Click on the application form correction tab at the bottom of the page Step 3: Log in to the registered account using the application number and password Step 4: Read the instructions carefully and click on the I Agree checkbox Step 5: Make the required changes in the application form Step 6: Click on the Submit button Step 7: Verify the entered details carefully Step 8: Click on the checkboxes under the Parameters checklist to be verified header Step 9: Click on the checkbox for the declaration Step 10: Click on the Final Submit button Step 11: Take a printout of the revised confirmation page.

Q:   What are the details that can be corrected under CSIR NET Application Correction Window?

A:

The details that can be corrected under CSIR NET Application Correction Window vary depending on the specific information provided during the application process. However, some common details that can typically be corrected include:

1. Personal details such as name, date of birth, and gender
2. Contact details such as address, email ID, and phone number
3. Educational qualifications
4. Category and sub-category
5. Photograph and signature

It's important to note that the correction window is usually open for a limited period of time, so applicants should make sure to check the official website regularly for updates and take advantage of the window to correct any mistakes in their application.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2023

The basic CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2023 that candidates must fulfil are mentioned below:

CSIR NET Educational Qualification 2023

  • 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)

CSIR NET Age Limit 2023

  • To apply for CSIR NET JRF, candidates should be a maximum of 28 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxable for 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

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