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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - NET June Application 2020

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR]
NET June Application 2020

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - ABOUT THE CSIR

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, a premier national R&D organisation, is among the world's largest publicly funded R&D organisation. CSIR's pioneering sustained contribution to S&T human resource development is acclaimed nationally. Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), a division of CSIR realises this objective through various grants, fellowship schemes etc.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self- sustained premier organization under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, registered as a self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organization.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint CSIR-UGC NET in CBT mode to NTA. Joint CSIRUGC NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Online applications for JRF/NET are invited twice a year on all India basis through Press Notification of Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF and LS/AP.

CSIR and UGC provide Research Fellowships for training in methods of research under expert guidance of faculty members/scientists working in University Department/ National Laboratories and Institutions in various fields of Science. Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowships are tenable in Universities/IITs/Post Graduate Colleges/Govt. Research Establishments including those of the CSIR, Research & Development establishments of recognized public or private sector industrial firms and other recognized institutions. Only bonafide Indian Citizens are eligible for the test. Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is tenable in India. The programme is aimed at National Science & Technology Human Resource Development.

A large number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates holding BS4 years program/ BE/B.Tech./B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/B.Sc. (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D. program with at least 55% marks for General/General-EWS & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates and Persons with Disability) after qualifying the Test conducted by CSIR twice a year in June and December.

This Test also determines the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship/Assistant Professor in Indian University/Colleges. Those who qualify for JRF are eligible for Lectureship/Assistant Professor also, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. Some aspirants are declared successful in eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor only based on their performance in the test.

The award of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Fellowship is for a fixed tenure and does not imply any assurance or guarantee for subsequent employment by CSIR-UGC NET to the beneficiary.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - FEE DETAILS AND IMPORTANT DATES

Online Submission of Application Form 16th March – 15th April 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/NetBanking/UPI/Paytm 16th April 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)
Fee Payable by candidates
General/General-EWS Rs. 1000/-
OBC-NCL* Rs. 500/-
SC/ST Rs. 250/-
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on Website only 18th April to 24th April 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 15th May, 2020
Date of Examination 21th June, 2020
Duration of Examination 180 minutes (03 hours)
Timing of Examination First Shift: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Second Shift: 02:30 pm to 05:30 pm
Centre, Date and Shift of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination As indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys To be announced later on website
Website(s) /
Release of Score on NTA website By 2nd Week of July, 2020

* OBC (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of Other Backward Classes available on the website of National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column.
State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - Subjects of the Test

The Test will be held in the subjects mentioned below:

Subject Code Subjects of the Test
701 Chemical Sciences
702 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
703 Life Sciences
704 Mathematical Sciences
705 Physical Sciences

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - Important Timing of Examination

Date of Examination (Exact shift of examination will be made available on the NTA website) 21 June, 2020
  First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination 09:30 am- 12:30 pm 02:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Duration of Examination 03 hours without break
Entry into the Examination Centre* 7:30 am- 8:30 am 12:30 pm -1:30 pm
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8:45 am- 9:00 am 1:45 pm- 2:00 pm
Checking of Admit Cards by the invigilator 9:00 am- 9:15 am 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 9:15 am 2:15 pm
Instructions by the invigilators 9:15 am -9:25 am 2:15 pm- 2:25 pm
Test Commences 9:30 am 2:30 pm
Test Concludes 12:30 pm 5:30 pm

* Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Centre, at least 2 hours before the commencement of the examination. Candidates will not be permitted to enter into the Examination Centre after 8.30 am in first Shift and 01.30 pm in second shift. Also, the candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before the expiry of 3 hrs. from the start of the exam.
In case any candidate furnishes false information, appears in Computer Based Examination, the candidature is liable to be cancelled and the result will not be declared in such a case.


  • » Candidate shall appear at their own cost at the Centre on Date, Shift and in Subject as indicated in their Admit Card issued by the NTA.
  • » Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date, Shift and NET Subject provided on the Admit Card shall not be considered under any circumstances.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications

M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship.

Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/ Associate Professor.

Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.

The eligibility for lectureship/ Assistant Professor of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991 with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/ Assistant Professor only.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - Upper Age limit

The eligibility criteria for admission to MBA programme is as follows:

  • » JRF: Maximum 28 years as on 01.01.2020 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants}.
  • » Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor: No upper age limit.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - How to apply Online

Before beginning the process of filling the Online Application Form, read Information Bulletin carefully, keep ready required documents and follow the following instructions:

  • » Copy of Board/ University Certificate for Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name and Date of Birth.
  • » Type of Identification – Bank A/c passbook with photograph/ Passport Number/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card Number/Voter ID Card Number/ Other Govt ID
  • » Qualifying Degree Certificate or last semester marks sheet.
  • » Your Mailing Address as well as Permanent Address with Pin Code (Refer Annexure- II for State Code)
  • » Four cities for Centres of your choice (Refer Annexure-I for Codes)
  • » Code of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Subject (Refer Annexure-III for Code)
  • » Category Certificate, if applicable (Refer Annexure-IX or X for Format)
  • » Self-Declaration Minority Community Certificate, if applicable (Refer Annexure-XVI for Format)..
  • » Result Awaited Certificate, if applicable (Refer Annexure-XIV for Format).
  • » Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Certificate, if applicable (Refer Annexure-XV for Format)
  • » Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate, if applicable (Refer Annexure-XI for Format)
  • » e-mail address and Mobile Number of candidate
  • » Scanned images in JPG/JPEG format only

  • Candidates Photograph File size must be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
    Candidates Signature in running hand File size must be between 04 kb to 30 kb.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR] - Direct Link Online Application Form

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