CSIR UGC NET Exam

CSIR UGC NET 2021: Exam Dates, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, and Result

Last Modified on : 09 May 2022

CSIR UGC NET is an all-India entrance examination conducted by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to select eligible Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowship and for appointment as Lecturers in various subjects such as Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences.

CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in the month of June and December. It is a single paper Multiple Choice Question-based test. As per the official notification, “A candidate may apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the Online Application, as the case may be. If the candidate applies for JRF and fulfils the laid down eligibility criteria for Lectureship also, such a candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS.”

The article provides complete details about both June and December session CSIR NET.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Latest Updates -

- CSIR UGC NET 2021 Admit Card has been released on 27th January 2022.

- CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form has been released on 3rd December 2021 and the last date to apply for the CSIR UGC Net exam is 2nd January 2022.

- The exam will be conducted from 29th January to 17th February 2022 in two shifts at 569 centres spread across 225 cities.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 - Overview

Exam Name

CSIR UGC NET 2021

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official website

csirnet.nta.nic.in

Exam occurrence

Twice a year (June and December)

Exam type

National level

Mode of examination

Online

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CSIR UGC NET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

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  • CTET Paper I & Paper II Previous Year Solved Papers (2011 - 2016) (E-Book) Download
  • UGC NET 14 Years Previous Solved Papers + 6000 MCQ Combo (E-Book) Download
  • UGC NET Paper 1- 6000 MCQ (E-book) Download
  • UGC NET Paper 1- 14 Year Solved Paper (E-book) Download

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for various exam events for CSIR UGC NET 2021.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 June Session Dates

CSIR UGC NET 2021 June Events

Important Dates

Availability of Information Bulletin

3rd December 2021

Online application starts

3rd December 2021

Last date to submit application form

2nd January 2022

Admit Card availability

27th January 2022

CSIR UGC NET 2021 exam

29th January 2022
15 February 2022
16th February 2022
17th February 2022

Answer key availability

To be announced

Result announcement

To be announced

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The schedule for the December session will be updated later.

Schedule for CSIR UGC NET 2021 (December Session)

Exam Events

Important Dates

Availability of Information Bulletin

To be announced

Online application starts

To be announced

Last date to submit the form

To be announced

Last date for fee payment

To be announced

Correction in the Application Form

To be announced

Application process reopens

To be announced

Correction in the Application form

To be announced

Correction in test centres

To be announced

Admit Card availability

To be announced

CSIR UGC NET 2021 exam

To be announced

Answer key availability

To be announced

Result announcement

To be announced

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CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET is a single paper test i.e. a candidate can appear only for one paper. Here are the subjects covered under the test:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

The question paper comprises of 3 parts –

Part A is common to all the above-mentioned subjects. It will comprise 20 questions pertaining to General Aptitude. Applicants need to answer any 15 questions (2 marks each).

Part B will carry 70 marks out of 200. It will have subject-related MCQs. Candidates have to answer any 20-35 questions.

The Part C section will test the candidate’s scientific knowledge through analytical skills. The total number of questions that an applicant should attempt is 25. Each question carries 4 marks.

Candidates wishing to test their skills can avail the model question paper on the official website of HRDG – www.csirhrdg.res.in.

Timings: June Session

Session

Timings

Duration

Morning session

9 AM to 12 PM

180 minutes

Afternoon session

2 PM to 5 PM

180 minutes

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Timings: December Session

Session

Subjects

Timings

Marks

Duration

Morning session

Life Sciences & Physical Sciences

9 AM to 12 PM

200

180 minutes

Afternoon session

Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences

2 PM to 5 PM

200

180 minutes

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There will be negative marking for incorrect answers. It will be applicable as per the subject-wise scheme of the exam. However, for an incorrect question, candidates would be given the benefits of marks if only they have attempted the question.

CSIR UGC NET Exam Syllabus:

The CSIR UGC NET 2021 consists of 5 major subjects. They are Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. Candidates can download the complete CSIR UGC NET syllabus for each subject from the official website.

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 Eligibility

Nationality

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen.

Educational Qualification

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree/BS-4 years/integrated BS-MS/BE/B.Tech/BPharma/MBBS with minimum 55% marks (General and OBC) and 50% (SC/ST and PWD).
  • Those who have enrolled for the Master's Degree in Science or completed 10+2+3 years of any of the above-mentioned programs (till the closing date of application) are also eligible to apply for the exam. Such candidates are required to pass the qualifying exam with the requisite percentage within two years. They also need to produce the attestation form duly signed or certified by the HOD or Head of the Institute from where they are appearing for the qualifying degree.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree holders or those enrolled in Integrated MS-Ph.D. program with at least 55% marks (General and OBC) and 50% marks (SC/ST and PWD). Candidates with bachelor’s degree who have enrolled/registered for PhD Integrated PhD program are eligible. Candidates having Bachelor’s Degree are eligible only for the award of JRF.

Age Limit & Relaxation

The maximum age limit for JRF (NET) as of 01.01.2021 – 28 years (for June session).

The maximum age limit for JRF (NET) as of 01.07.2021 – 28 years (for December session).

There is a relaxation of up to 5 years in the upper age limit for SC/ST/Persons with Disability/Female candidates and 3 years for OBC candidates.

For LS (NET), there is no upper age limit.

Recommended Study Material for CSIR UGC NET Exam

  • UGC NET Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude Download
  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I Download
  • UGC NET Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson Download
  • NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF: Teaching & Research Aptitude Paper 1 Download
  • Computer Sciences & Applications (Paper I, II & III) Previous Years Papers Download
  • Trueman's UGC NET Computer Science Download

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 Application Process

The application process of the CSIR UGC NET exam 2021 June session has started on 3rd December 2021. The last date to apply for the exam is 2nd January 2022. Candidates can apply ONLY through the online mode. The application will not be accepted through any other mode. Please read the complete information bulletin carefully before filling the application form and be ready with the details/documents you require to complete the form. Here are the steps to follow for a successful application process:

  • Visit the CSIR official website – www.csirhrdg.res.in. Online application forms can be submitted only through the official website.
  • Click on the link for online application - ‘Apply Online’.
  • Click on the ‘Register Here’ link.
  • Enter your email ID, mobile number, and password. Click on ‘Submit’. Make sure you provide valid email ID and mobile number as updates related to the examination will be shared through these only.
  • Your registration ID will appear on the screen. Follow the instructions to continue with the application process.
  • Provide details such as your name, parents’ name (as per the matriculation certificate), educational qualification, select either ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ or ‘Lectureship (LS)’, and other details.
  • Upload scanned images of documents such as recent passport size photograph, signature, qualification certificates, category certificate (if applicable), PWD certificate (if applicable), etc.
  • After completing the application form, you will see two options ‘Save and Preview’ and ‘Reset’. ‘Reset’ will erase all the information and ‘Save and Preview’ will take you to the next page where two other options will appear – ‘Edit Application’ and ‘Final Submit and Proceed for Fee Payment’.
  • Check all the details you have entered and click ‘Edit Application’ if you want to make any change else click ‘Final Submit and Proceed for Fee Payment’ button. No changes will be allowed after the final submission of the application.
  • Make the fee payment using the payment gateway facility. After successful payment of the fee, fee status ‘SUCCESS’ will appear on the screen.
  • After successful submission of the application form, an application number will be auto-generated. Keep the application number safe for future use such as download admit card, checking result, etc. 

Application Fee

Categories

Application Fee

General

₹ 1000/-

OBC (non-creamy layer)

₹ 500/-

SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PWD)

₹ 250/-

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The application fee is to be paid using the payment gateway facility only through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 Other Details

CSIR NET Admit Card 2021

  • CSIR UGC NET admit card 2021 has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 27th January 2022.
  • The hall ticket can be downloaded from the official website through the candidate’s application number.
  • Candidates have to carry the admit card on the day of the examination along with a photo identity card. A photo card can be a voter ID/Driving License/PAN card/Aadhaar Card/Photo ID card issued by PSU/Central/State Govt./ID card issued by University/College.
  • Candidates must note that no admit card will be sent by post and no duplicate admit card will be issued at the exam centre.
  • Candidates who have registered for the examination can download their admit card online by using their application number and date of birth.

The NTA will conduct the Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2021 examination for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode from 29th January to 17th February 2022 at various centres spread across the country.

CSIR NET 2021 Answer Key

  • The final CSIR NET answer key 2021 will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in the first week of March 2022.
  • The answer key will be released for all subjects in the form of a PDF on the official website of the exam.
  • The answer key will be released for all subjects on the official website of the exam.
  • Along with the provisional key, NTA will also release the CSIR NET 2021 question papers and response sheets.
  • The agency will open the facility for challenging the CSIR NET provisional answer key 2021.
  • Candidates could check and challenge the CSIR UGC NET answer key by logging into their registered accounts.

How to Check CSIR NET Final Answer Key 2021?

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to check the answer key for the CSIR NET exam:

  • Visit the official website of CSIR UGC NET i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the link available for CSIR UGC NET final answer key.
  • Download and save the answer key.

CSIR NET Result 2021

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare the Joint CSIR UGC NET June 2021 exam scores on its official website.
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) UGC NET exam is conducted to determine the eligibility ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship/Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.
  • The exam determines the eligibility in subjects such as chemical sciences, earth, atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences.

The exam is generally conducted twice a year, in June and in December. Last year, the June 2020 exams had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown and the exam was conducted in the month of November.

Steps to Check CSIR NET 2020 Exam Results - Click Here

How to Download CSIR NET Eligibility Certificate?

Candidates can download the CSIR NET eligibility certificate by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of CSIR NET - click here.
  • Click on the CSIR NET e-certificate link.
  • Select the exam name.
  • Enter the captcha code.
  • Click on the Proceed button.
  • Enter the below-mentioned credentials:
    • Roll number/application number
    • Date of birth
  • Select the exam session.
  • Enter the captcha code.
  • Click on Proceed.

View, download and save the CSIR UGC NET eligibility certificate.


CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Can a foreign national apply for the CSIR UGC NET exam?

A: No, foreign nationals are not eligible for the CSIR UGC NET exam.

Q: What happens when a candidate submits multiple application forms?

A: If a candidate submits more than one application form, only the last application form will be considered for the exam.

Q: Where can I get the application form for CSIR UGC NET December 2021?

A: The application form for the CSIR UGC NET can be accessed at - csirhrdg.res.in; in the first week of March 2022.

Q: What about the exam pattern and is there any negative marking scheme?

A: The exam will have Multiple Choice Questions. The question paper will comprise of three parts. Check out all the details above. Yes, there will be negative markings in the exam.

Q: When will the exam commence?

A: The exam for the June session will be held from 29th January to 17th February 2022.

Q: At how many exam centres would CSIR UGC NET be held?

A: The exam will be conducted at 27 centres spread all over the country. They are Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhavnagar, Chandigarh, Cochin, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Guntur, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kolkata, Karaikudi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune, Pilani, Roorkee, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

Q: When will be the JRF effective?

A: The fellowship will be effective from 1st January 2022.

Q: Is there any validity of the NET score?

A: Yes, there is a validity of 2 years for joining the fellowship. However, the validity is not applicable to NET score for LS.

CSIR UGC NET Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The last date for the filling the application form is 15th May 2020. The answer key dates will be updated later.

The admit card for the December session can be downloaded from 9th November 2019 onwards and for the June 2020 session from 15th May 2020 onwards.

CSIR UGC NET June 2020 exam will be conducted on 21st June 2020.

Yes, there is a validity of 2 years for joining the fellowship. However, the validity is not applicable to NET score for LS.

The fellowship will be effective from 1st January 2020 for the 2019 exams.

The exam will be conducted at 27 centres spread all over the country. They are Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhavnagar, Chandigarh, Cochin, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Guntur, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kolkata, Karaikudi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune, Pilani, Roorkee, Raipur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

The single MCQ test for the December session will be held on 15th December 2019.

The exam will have Multiple Choice Questions. The question paper will comprise of three parts. Check out all the details above. Yes, there will be negative marking in the exam.

The application form for the CSIR UGC NET December 2019 can be accessed at - http://csirhrdg.res.in from 9th September 2019.

If a candidate submits more than one application form, only the last application form will be considered for the exam.

No, foreign nationals are not eligible for the CSIR UGC NET exam.

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