CSIR NET 2020
Updated on Feb 7, 2020 - 3:14 p.m. IST by Shristi Kirti
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CSIR NET 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) is to release the application form of CSIR NET 2020 application form for June session in online mode on March 16. A postgraduate in Science with not less than 55% can apply for CSIR NET 2020 exam till April 15. The CSIR NET exam is expected to be held at various centres in 27 cities across the country.CSIR NET is held in online mode for five subjects - Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Science, and Earth Sciences. The exam of CSIR NET will be conducted for a total of 200 marks for which 3 hours will be given to the candidates. Candidates securing the minimum cut off marks as per their category will be considered CSIR NET qualified. Qualified candidates will be issued the eligibility certificate and awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) which will be valid for two years from the date of joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.
CSIR NET is conducted twice a year - June and December. CSIR NET 2020 is scheduled to be held on June 21, 2020. The exam of CSIR NET 2020 will be conducted in online mode to award Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and to determine the eligibility of candidates as Lecturers (NET) in subjects under the faculty of science and technology. CSIR NET 2020 for December session will be held on December 15. To know more about CSIR NET 2020 exam, the application process, eligibility, exam pattern, result, cut off etc, go through the articles below.

CSIR NET 2020 Overview

Overview

Specifications

Name of Exam

CSIR NET 2020

Conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Frequency of conduct

Twice a year

  • June

  • December

Date of CSIR NET exam

  • June session - June 21, 2020

  • December session - December 15, 2020

Exam category

National

Exam level

Post Graduation in Science (with not less than 55%)

Exam mode

Online

Exam cities

27 State/Uts

Objective of exam

  • To award Junior Research Fellowship

  • Determined the eligibility of candidates as Assistant Professors/Lecturers


CSIR NET 2020 Exam Dates

The table below contains the important dates related to CSIR NET 2020 exam for both June and December session.

CSIR NET Important Dates 2020

Events

Dates for June 2020

Dates for December 2020 (Tentative)

Start date of application form

March 16, 2020

September 9, 2020

Last date of fill application form

April 15, 2020

October 9, 2020

Application form edit dates

April 18 - 25, 2020 (Tentative)

October 18 to 25, 2020

Admit card download date

May 15, 2020

November 9, 2020

CSIR NET 2020 exam date

June 21, 2020

December 15, 2020

Result declaration date

July 5, 2020

December 31, 2020

CSIR NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The authorities determine the eligibility criteria of CSIR NET 2020 for the aspiring candidates. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria to appear for the CSIR NET 2020 exam. The eligibility criteria is determined on the basis of three factors - nationality, age and education qualification.

CSIR NET eligibility criteria on the basis of educational qualifications

  • Candidates who are B.Sc(Hons) or the equivalent degree holders, candidates enrolled in integrated MS- PhD program with not less than 55% marks for the candidates of general category (UR) and OBC and not less than 50% marks for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and PwD.

  • Candidates must hold Master degree in Science or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS- Four Years/B.E/B.tech/B.Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks (for general and OBC candidates) and 50% (for the SC/ST candidates and PwD candidates).

  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form (under the Result Awaited (RA) category).

  • Candidates who hold PhD and have passed Master’s degree before September 19, 1992, with at least 50% marks can apply for Lectureship only.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Age

  • For JRF (NET)

Upper age limit - Candidates must not be more than 28 years of age as on July 1, 2020. In case of SC/ST/PwD and female candidates, the upper age limit relaxation has been provided up to 5 years. OBC category (non-creamy layer) candidates have been given a relaxation of 3 years in the upper age limit.

  • For LS (NET) – No upper age limit.

CSIR NET Application Form 2020

The examination authorities will release the application form of CSIR NET 2020 on March 16 in online mode. Eligible candidates will be able to fill the application form in online mode till April 15, 2020. Filling of application form includes registration, uploading image and signature, filling details, and payment of application fees. Along with the application form, candidates will also have to pay the requisite application fee as per their category. The application fee must be paid in online mode through an online payment gateway - Credit/Debit card, Net banking etc.

Items to keep ready before filling CSIR NET application form

  1. Scanned images of photograph (10 kb - 200 kb) and signature (4 kb - 30 kb)

  2. Class 10th and 12th mark sheets, graduation certificate and other academic certificates

  3. Caste certificate (if applicable)

  4. PWD certificate (if applicable)

  5. Candidates whose results are awaited (RA category) have to upload Attestation Form, attested by the HoD from the concerned University/ Institute/ College

  6. Bank details for net banking, cards or UPI apps

The table below contains the application fee of CSIR NET 2019 as per the category:

CSIR NET 2020 - Application fee

Category

Application fee

General

Rs. 1000

OBC (Non-creamy layer)

Rs. 500

SC/ST/PwD

Rs. 250

CSIR NET Applicants Statistics

Subject

December 2019

Chemical Sciences

65356

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

10345

Life Sciences

103947

Mathematical Sciences

53995

Physical Sciences

48474

CSIR NET Exam Centres 2020

The venues at which the exam will be held are called the exam centres of CSIR NET 2020.

There are various centres in 27 cities across the country wherein the CSIR NET 2020 will be conducted. Candidates must know the various exam centres of CSIR NET so that they can choose the nearest and preferable venue. The candidates will be able to know about the CSIR NET exam centres allotted to them once they download their admit card. All the aspiring candidates can check the CSIR NET exam centres 2020 along with the centre code and state in the table provided below:

CSIR NET 2020 Exam Centres

Centre Code

City

State

Centre Code

City

State

1

Bangalore

Karnataka

15

Jorhat

Assam

2

Bhavnagar

Gujarat

16

Karaikudi

Tamil Nadu

3

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

17

Kolkata

West-Bengal

4

Bhubaneshwar

Odisha

18

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

5

Chandigarh

Punjab/Haryana

19

Nagpur

Maharashtra

6

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

20

Pilani

Rajasthan

7

Kochi(Cochin)

Kerala

21

Pune

Maharashtra

8

Delhi

Delhi

22

Raipur

Chattisgarh

9

Guntur

Andhra Pradesh

23

Roorkee

Uttarakhand

10

Guwahati

Assam

24

Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir

11

Hyderabad

Telangana

25

Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala

12

Imphal

Manipur

26

Udaipur

Rajasthan

13

Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir

27

Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

14

Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

-

-

-

CSIR NET 2020 Exam Pattern

NTA has prescribed the exam pattern of CSIR NET 2020 for all aspiring candidates. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of CSIR NET 2020 to know the different sections from where the expected questions will be asked, duration, marking schemes, total number of questions etc. According to the CSIR NET 2020 exam pattern, the exam will be conducted for one paper in online mode. There will be a total of 200 marks questions for which the candidate will get a total of 3 hours. The exam is conducted for five subjects - Life Sciences, Physical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences among which candidates can choose of the five as per their choice. .

Candidates must go through the table below to know the exam pattern of CSIR NET 2020.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2020

S. No.

Subjects

Total Number of questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

1

Life Sciences

145

200

3 hours

2

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

150

3

Mathematical Sciences

120

4

Chemical Sciences

120

5

Physical Sciences

75

CSIR NET Syllabus 2020

Candidates must go through the syllabus of CSIR NET 2020 before they start their preparation. The syllabus of CSIR NET contains all the topics and the chapters from where the questions are asked in the exam. CSIR NET syllabus helps the candidates in knowing what they actually have to study. The syllabus of CSIR NET for the following subjects have been prescribed by the authorities:

1.Chemical Sciences - Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Topics, Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology etc.

2. Earth, Atmospheric - Ocean and Planetary Sciences - Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes, Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics, Oceans and Atmosphere, Mineralogy and Petrology, Structural Geology and Geotectonics etc.

3.Mathematical Sciences - Analysis, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Algebra, Topology, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) etc.

4.Life Sciences - Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology, Cellular Organization, Fundamental Processes, Cell Communication and Cell Signaling, Developmental Biology etc.

5. Physical Sciences - Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics, Electronics and Experimental Methods, Mathematical Methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics etc

CSIR NET 2020 Admit Card

The examination authority will release the admit card of CSIR NET 2020 in online mode on May 15. Candidates will be able to download CSIR NET admit card 2020 by using their application number and password/date of birth. The admit card will contain details like the name of the candidates, gender, date of birth, registration number, roll number, date and time of exam, exam centre details etc. Candidates must check all the details on the admit card of CSIR NET. Ensuring all the details to be correct, candidates must get the admit card printed and bring it to the exam centre on the day of examination. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination without the admit card and the prescribed photo ID proof - Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport, Employee ID Card.

How to download CSIR NET Admit Card 2020?

  • Visit the official website of NTA CSIR

  • Click on CSIR NET 2020 admit card link

  • A login window will then be displayed

  • Enter the required credentials

  • The screen will then flash the admit card of CSIR NET 2020

  • Download the admit card and take a print out

CSIR NET Question Papers 2020

Few days after the conclusion of the exam, the exam authorities will release the question papers of CSIR UGC NET. To download CSIR UGC NET 2020 question papers, candidates will have to use their login credentials since the question papers will be out with the answer kery and the recorded response. Candidates can also go through the previous years question papers of CSIR NET to prepare for the upcoming examination. By going through the question paper, candidates will be able to know the level of the questions asked in the examination.

CSIR UGC NET Question Papers 2019 - June Session


Subject


Question papers – June 2019


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SET C


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CSIR UGC NET Question Papers 2018 - December Session

Subject

Question papers – December 2018

SET A

SET B

SET C

Chemical Sciences

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Earth Sciences

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Life Sciences

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Physical Sciences

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CSIR NET Answer Key 2020

The examination authority will release the official answer key of CSIR NET 2020 a few days after the conclusion of the examination. Candidates will be able to download the answer key of CSIR NET in the login format. To download the answer key, candidates must visit the official website of the examination authority and click on the answer key link and enter their login credentials. Candidates will be able to check all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. In case of discrepancies in the answer key of CSIR NET 2020, candidates will be able to raise objection after which the final answer key will be released by the authorities. On the basis of the final answer key, the result will be declared.

How To Download CSIR NET Answer Key 2020?

To download the answer key of CSIR NET, candidates must follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the answer key link of CSIR NET on this page

Step 2: Enter application number, date of birth and security pin

Step 3: Download the answer key and save for future references

Official CSIR NET Answer Key - Previous Years (June Session)

Subject

Official Answer Key Link

Chemical Sciences

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Earth Sciences

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Life Sciences

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Mathematical Sciences

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Physical Sciences

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CSIR NET Cutoff 2020

The conducting authorities will release the cutoff of CSIR NET 2020 for the June session a few days after the declaration of result. The CSIR NET 2020 cut off is the minimum marks determined by the examination authority to shortlist the most deserving candidates. All those candidates who secure marks equal to or more than the minimum determined cut off of CSIR NET 2020 will be considered qualified. To get an idea of the CSIR NET 2020 cut off, candidates can check the previous years cut-off in the tables below.

CSIR NET Cut off 2019 for December - JRF

Subject

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwD

Chemical

Science

55.25 %

50.50 %

47.50 %

39.75 %

29.50 %

25.00 %

Earth

Science

64.29 %

60.77 %

57.38 %

48.95 %

44.31 %

29.35 %

Life

Science

54.50 %

46.75 %

45.25 %

38.25 %

33.25 %

25.00 %

Mathematical Science

53.63 %

48.13 %

46.25 %

35.13 %

27.50 %

25.00 %

Physical

Science

51.06 %

44.94 %

44.38 %

33.06 %

27.81 %

25.00 %

CSIR NET 2019 Cutoff for December - Lectureship (NET)

Subject

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwD

Chemical Science

49.73 %

45.45 %

42.75 %

35.78 %

26.55 %

25.00 %

Earth Science

57.86 %

54.69 %

51.64 %

44.06 %

39.88 %

26.42 %

Life Science

49.05 %

42.08 %

40.73 %

34.43 %

29.93 %

25.00 %

Mathematical Science

48.27 %

43.32 %

41.63 %

31.62 %

25.00 %

25.00 %

Physical Science

45.95 %

40.45 %

39.94 %

29.75 %

25.03 %

25.00 %

CSIR NET Result 2020

The examination authority will announce the result of CSIR NET 2020 in online mode on July 5 at the official website of NTA. To check the result of CSIR NET, candidates must use their application number and date of birth or password. Only those candidates who will secure marks equal to more than the minimum cut off marks will be considered qualified. TO know how to download the CSIR NET 2020 result, go through the steps mentioned below:

How to download the result of CSIR NET 2020?

  1. Click on the CSIR NET result 2020 direct link on the official website

  2. The CSIR NET result login window will appear on the screen

  3. Select application number and date of birth/password

  4. Enter the required credential as per opted

  5. The screen then displays CSIR NET 2020 result for the December session.

CSIR NET Result Statistics

No. of qualified candidates

Qualified

Dec 2019

June 2019

Dec 2018

June 2018

Dec 2017

June 2017

JRF (NET) CSIR

2185

2150

1969

1991

3973

1858

JRF (NET) UGC

1656

1638

1500

1500

1500

1500

Lectureship (NET)

4195

3690

3989

3756

4409

3597

CSIR NET Normalisation Process

The result is computed and announced on the basis of these normalized scores. The process to normalize for compilation of the the CSIR NET 2020 result is summarised in percentile scores. Percentile scores of CSIR NET are obtained after transforming into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinee.

CSIR NET 2020 Fellowship

All those candidates who qualify CSIR NET 2020 will be awarded fellowship of Rs. 25,000 per month for two years. Along with it, an annual contingency grant of Rs 20,000 will also be given per given to the University/Institution per fellow for the third and the subsequent year on the basis of the progress of the fellow.

CSIR NET Eligibility Certificate

All those candidates who qualify in the CSIR NET 2020 exam will be issued the eligibility certificate. The e-certificate will be issued to all CSIR NET qualified candidates in online mode after the verification of documents.

How to Download CSIR NET Certificate?

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

  • Click on e-certificate and JRF award letter link

  • Enter roll/application number, date of birth, exam session, and security captcha code in the login window

  • Download the certificate

Contact Details

Fellowship under CSIR Scheme:

Deputy Secretary/under Secretary (emr), Csir-hrdg, Csir Complex (opposite Institute Of Hotel

Management), Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012.

Fellowships under UGC Schemes:

Under Secretary, Selection And Award Bureau, University Grant Commission, South Campus,

University Of Delhi, Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021.

For Eligibility for Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship:

Education Officer, University Grants Commission, South Campus, University Of Delhi, Benito

Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-110021.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CSIR NET 2020

Question: What are the documents required to fill the CSIR UGC NET application form?

Answer:

Candidates need to upload a scanned image photograph, signature and caste certificate(if applicable) in the application form of CSIR UGC NET 2020. Also, you must have an active mobile number and valid email ID.

Question: Can I fill CSIR UGC NET application fee in offline mode?

Answer:

No, candidates can pay the application fee of CSIR UGC NET 2020 in online mode only.

Question: Where can I find my CSIR NET exam centre?

Answer:

Candidates will be allotted exam centres based on the choices filled by them in CSIR NET 2020 application form. The exam centre name and address will be mentioned on CSIR NET 2020 admit card which will be issued before a month of the exam tentatively.

Question: Will there be an option to raise objections on CSIR NET answer key?

Answer:

Yes, candidates can raise objections on the provisional answer key of CSIR NET for a predetermined time given by the exam body. Final answer key is released after all objections have been taken into consideration.

Question: Does the authority release the answer key of CSIR NET soon after the exam concludes?

Answer:

No, the examination authority does not release the answer key soon after the conclusion of the exam. NTA may take a week to release the answer key from the day of the conclusion of the exam.

Question: Is there a provision of stipend for JRF qualified candidates?

Answer:

 Yes, the stipend of a JRF qualified candidate through CSIR NET is Rs. 25,000 p/m for the first two years. Apart from this, an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000 per fellow is also provided to the University/Institution. On the completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for PhD, the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs. 28,000 p/m for the 3rd and subsequent years.

Question: On what grounds will the CSIR UGC NET result be announced?

Answer:

The result of CSIR NET 2020 will be released on the basis of marks secured by the candidate after the normalisation process. All those candidates who will secure marks equal to or more than the minimum cut off marks will be considered qualified.

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I have done B.Sc Zoology & Chemistry but next M.Sc Zoology completed what i can do this exma CSIR UGC NET

Karvannan sevugamurthi 27th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant,

Yes you can do. You can apply for CSIR NET exam with your post graduation eligibility. They don't look about the cross majors. It is one of the toughest exams in India and at the same time best exam which can give you a chance to get a lecturer job in colleges and Junior research fellow position in research institutes and colleges with a stipend of 31000 with HRA.

All the best.

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