About CSIR UGC NET 2020

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts CSIR UGC NET exam twice in a year to determine the eligibility of the candidates as Lecturers and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the Faculty of Science. The exam of CSIR UGC NET is conducted in offline mode and contains questions from five subjects - Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Science, and Earth Sciences. Candidates qualifying the examination for Lecturers (NET) will be eligible to apply at various Colleges and Universities while those who qualify JRF (NET) will be awarded a fellowship which will be effective from January 1, 2020, with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR.  

Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Duration 3 Hours

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CSIR UGC NET 2020 Important Dates

09 Sep, 2019 - 09 Oct, 2019 (Target Dec 2019) - Application - Application Form | Mode: Online
09 Nov, 2019 - 15 Dec, 2019 (Target Dec 2019) - Admit Card - Downloading of Admit card | Mode: Online
15 Dec, 2019 (Target Dec 2019) - Exam - Date of Exam | Mode: Offline
31 Dec, 2019 (Target Dec 2019) - Result - Result | Mode: Online
16 Mar, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020 (Target Jun 2020) - Application - Application Form | Mode: Online
21 Jun, 2020 (Target Jun 2020) - Exam - Date of Exam | Mode: Offline
15 May, 2020 - 21 Jun, 2020 (Target Jun 2020) - Admit Card - Downloading of Admit card | Mode: Online
05 Jul, 2020 (Target Jun 2020) - Result - Result | Mode: Online

CSIR releases the CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to appear for the test. Aspiring candidates should go through the eligibility criteria of CSIR UGC NET before applying for the test. Candidates must fulfill all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.

Eligibility of CSIR UGC NET 2019 is determined on the following:

Age Limit – For JRF must be 28 years of age as on January 1, 2019 while there is no age limit for candidates applying for Lectureship.

Educational Qualifications – Candidates must hold a Master's degree with 55% marks for General and OBC candidates, and 50% marks for SC/ST and PWD candidates.


Age Relaxation:

  • SC- 5 years
  • ST - 5 years
  • PWD - 5 years
  • Female Applicants - 5 years
  • OBC - 3 Years

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

CSIR released the application form of CSIR UGC NET 2019 for June session in online mode. The application process of CSIR UGC NET involves registration, uploading of photograph and signature, filling up of all details in the online application form, payment of application fees, preview of application and printout of the application form.
Candidates also have to pay the application fee through online mode, using the payment gateway facility through:

• Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
• Credit Cards

• and Internet Banking. 


CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2019

Sr.no.

Category

Application fee

1

General

1000

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non-creamy layer

500

3

SC/ST/PwD

250


Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1000
OBC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500
SC, ST Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 250
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 250

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

Life sciences
Cell communication and cell signaling
Developmental biology
System physiology – plant
System physiology – animal
Inheritance biology
Diversity of life forms
Ecological principles
Evolution and behavior
Applied biology
Methods in biology
Molecules and their interaction relevant to biology
Cellular organization
Fundamental processes
Chemical sciences
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Earth sciences paper-I (Part B)
The earth and the solar system
Earth materials, surface features and processes
Interior of the earth, deformation and tectonics
Oceans and atmosphere
Environmental earth sciences
Earth sciences paper-I (Part C)
Geology
Physical geography
Geophysics
Meteorology
Ocean sciences
Mathematical sciences
Analysis and linear algebra
Complex analysis, algebra, topology
Ordinary differential equations (ODEs), partial differential equations (PDEs), numerical analysis, calculus of variations, linear integral equations, classical mechanics
Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Atomic and molecular physics
Condensed matter physics
Nuclear and particle physics
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode. 
  • Language of the exam will be in Hindi and English language both. Candidates are advised to appear for the language they have opted in the CSIR UGC NET application form.

  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers as per the subject.

  • Candidates should use only black ball point pen to fill in their particulars in the OMR answer sheet.

The exam pattern of CSIR UGC NET is given in the table below:

Sections

Questions

Marks

1

Life Sciences






200

2

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

3

Mathematical Sciences

4

Chemical Sciences

5

Physical Sciences

The admit card of CSIR UGC NET is released by CSIR in online mode. The admit card of CSIR UGC NET contains details such as candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, date and time of the exam, exam centre details and important instruction for the exam. The steps to download the CSIR UGC NET admit card are given below:

  • Click on the link to be provided on this page ( link will be provided as soon as the admit card is released by the exam conducting authority)
  • Enter application number and date of birth
  • Click on login button and take a printout of the CSIR UGC NET admit card for future reference


CSIR UGC NET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gujarat Bhavnagar
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Karaikudi
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Delhi New Delhi
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Assam Guwahati
Jorhat
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Varanasi
Maharashtra Nagpur
Pune
Rajasthan Pilani
Udaipur
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Uttarakhand Roorkee

CSIR will issue the answer key of CSIR UGC NET for each set of the question paper. The answer key of CSIR UGC NET will be available online Set A, B and C. Candidates must go through CSIR UGC NET answer keys to know the correct responses marked in the exam. CSIR UGC NET 2018 answer key will help candidates to calculate the probable scores based on the correct and incorrect responses.

CSIR UGC NET result is declared in online mode. Candidates will be able to check their results for CSIR UGC NET in pdf and also by entering their roll number and date of birth in the login window. The qualified candidates will be appointed as JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Lecturership (NET). The fellowship to successful candidates will be effective from 1st January 2020 with the validity period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR.

The CSIR UGC NET cut off will be announced after the declaration of the result. The examination authority will declare the cut off of CSIR UGC NET separately JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Lecturership (NET). The cutoff marks will be released in two forms - category-wise and discipline-wise. The cutoff list is prepared by considering the cumulative marks of all parts of the exam. As per last year, the minimum qualifying marks for General & OBC category was 33 % and for SC/ST and PwD categories was 25 % for both fellowship and lecturership.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Selection Process

The selection procedure of CSIR UGC NET is based on the marks secured in the offline test and fulfilling the eligibility criteria of CSIR UGC NET. Candidates will be selected for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and will be appointed as Lecturership (NET) in subjects under the faculty of science and technology.

Offline Test - Candidates will be held in offline mode for 200 marks. The subjects for the exam will have questions from Life Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

As per the CSIR UGC NET, the pay scale for selected candidates will be awarded fellowship of Rs. 25,000 per month for two years. Along with this, the university/institution will be given annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000 per fellow for the third and the subsequent year on the basis of the progress of the fellow.

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