CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020
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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 - The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) determines the CSIR UGC NET 2020 eligibility criteria for appointment as lecturer and receiving junior research fellowship in the areas of Chemical Science, Atmospheric, Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Eligibility criteria of CSIR NET 2020 is determined on the basis of age and educational qualification of the candidates. Candidates must go through CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020 before filling the application form. It is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria to avoid cancellation of candidature at a later stage of CSIR NET selection procedure.

CSIR NET is a national level exam conducted in online mode twice every year in June and December. Candidates can apply for the June session from March 16 to April 15. CSIR NET 2020 will be conducted on June 21. Candidates who fill CSIR NET application form will be issued admit cards from May 15, 2020. CSIR NET result 2020 for June Session will be declared on July 5.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 Determining Factors

The exam conducting authority has set some determining factors for the eligibility of CSIR NET 2020. The following are the determining factors:

  • Nationality

  • Age

  • Educational Qualification

CSIR NET 2020 eligibility criteria on the basis of nationality

A candidate willing to apply for CSIR NET needs to be a citizen of India as per the eligibility criteria set by NTA.

CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2020 on the basis of age

In order to be eligible for CSIR UGC NET exam 2020, candidates must be of a certain age limit. The maximum age limit for Joint Research Fellowship is 28 years as on July 1, 2020 as per the eligibility criteria of CSIR UGC NET 2020. However, the upper age limit is relaxed to the reserved categories. The table below lists the relaxation of upper CSIR UGC NET age limit.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Age Limit

Sl No

Category

Age Relaxation

1.

SC/ST

5 years

2.

OBC

5 years

3.

PWD

5 years

4.

Female

5 years

5.

OBC

3 years

Note: No upper age is prescribed for Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professorship.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020– Education Qualification

  • A general (UR) / general-EWS and OBC candidate must hold an M.Sc. or equivalent degree / Integrated BS-MS / BS-4 years / BE / B. Tech / B. Pharma / MBBS with at least 55% marks in order to be eligible for CSIR UGC NET.

  • SC/ST and persons with disability (PwD) candidates need to score at least 50% marks in M.Sc. or equivalent degree / Integrated BS-MS / BS-4 years / BE / B. Tech / B. Pharma / MBBS.

  • All those candidates who are enrolled for M.Sc or have completed their graduation can also apply for CSIR UGC NET 2020 under Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they will complete the qualifying degree with required percentage of marks within two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.

  • B.Sc(Hons) or equivalent degree holders or candidates enrolled in Integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST/PWD.

  • Candidates who hold bachelor’s degree will be eligible for the fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D program within the validity period of two years.

  • Candidates who have qualified CSIR UGC NET 2020 are eligible for Lectureship only if they meet the criteria laid down by UGC. Candidates who have passed Master’s degree before 19th September 1992, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.

Note:

  • Candidates who hold only Bachelor’s Degree will NOT be eligible for Lectureship.
  • As per the CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria 2020, it is to be ensured that the date of passing the examination must be January 1, 2020.

CSIR NET Subject-wise Educational Qualification 2020

Subject

Educational Qualification

Life Science

Academic Qualification in Life Science only

Chemical Science

Degree in M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage

Earth Science

Pursued M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science

Mathematics

M.Sc./BS-MS/BS/B-Tech or any equivalent degree in the field of Mathematics

Physical Science

M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree

CSIR NET 2020 Eligibility for LS/JRF Exam

  1. CSIR NET Eligibility for Life Science: As per CSIR NET eligibility for Life Science, aspirants are required to have academic qualification in Life Science only.

  1. CSIR UGC NET Chemical Science Eligibility: Aspirants must have valid M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage criteria as per CSIR eligibility.

  1. CSIR NET Earth Science Eligibility: The CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria for Earth Science states that the candidates must have completed M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science within the required qualifying criteria.

  1. CSIR NET Mathematics Eligibility Criteria: The CSIR NET aspirants are required to have a valid degree in M.Sc./BS-MS/BS/B-Tech or any equivalent study for Mathematics to fulfil the CSIR UGC eligibility conditions for Maths.

  1. CSIR NET Eligibility for Physical Science: According to CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria set for Physical Science, an aspirant is required to have a valid degree of M.Sc. in Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any related degree passed within the required percentage.

Selection for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship

Candidates are required to mention the positions they are opting for while filling the CSIR UGC NET application form. Based on the eligibility, aspirants are required to give their preference in JRF and/ or LS.

  • A candidate applying for JRF but fulfils the laid down eligibility criteria for Lectureship will be considered for both JRF & LS.

  • If a candidate is found to be over-aged for JRF (NET), he/she will only be considered for Lectureship (NET).

  • Option/preference given by the candidate in his/her application form is final and request for change will not be entertained at any later stage.

  • The number of candidates qualifying the exam depends on the number of fellowships available and performance in the test, subject to the condition that they fulfil the laid down eligibility criteria.

  • Candidates with M.Sc qualification or under M.Sc Result Awaited (RA) category shall be eligible for Lectureship (LS) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria as laid down by the UGC.

CSIR NET Application Form 2020

NTA will release the CSIR NET 2020 application form for the June session along with the detailed notification on March 16. Aspirants meeting the CSIR NET eligibility criteria can register themselves and apply online. The last date for application of CSIR NET 2020 is April 15. Candidates will have to register, upload scanned documents, fill in personal and academic details and pay the application fee while filling CSIR UGC NET application form 2020.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: Is there any limit on the number of attempts in CSIR UGC NET?

Answer:

No. There is no limit on the maximum number of attempts in CSIR UGC NET. However, a candidate is eligible to apply till the completion of his/ her upper age limit of 28 years.

Question: Is CSIR NET 2020 exam conducted online?

Answer:

Yes. NTA conducts the CSIR NET exam in online mode.

Question: Is B.Ed mandatory for NET?

Answer:

B. Ed is not mandatory for NET. A candidate holding M.Sc degree can apply online as per the CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2020.

Question: What is the validity of JRF certificate?

Answer:

The validity of JRF is 3 years from the issue of the declaration of result. However, no such validation limit is prescribed for lectureship.

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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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