About CSIR UGC NET 2020

CSIR NET 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CSIR NET 2020 notification and application on March 16, 2020. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form till April 15 with the payment of an online application fee of RS 1000 (general/EWS), Rs 500 (OBC-NCL*) and Rs 250 (SC/ST). Candidates who fill the application form successfully will be issued the admit card on May 15, 2020 in online mode.

NTA is conducting CSIR NET 2020 exam on June 21, 2020, to determine the eligibility of the candidates as Lecturers and for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the Faculty of Science. The exam of CSIR NET is conducted in online mode and contains questions from five subjects - Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Science, and Earth Sciences. The test will be held at a total of 225 exam centers at about 27 states/UTs. 

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 is valid for a period of 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR.  

Latest: CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2020 Released

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name CSIR UGC Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship
Short Exam Name CSIR UGC NET
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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CSIR UGC NET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Mar, 2020 - 15 May, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

01 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

21 Jun, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

05 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

NTA releases the CSIR 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 NET before applying for the test. Candidates must fulfil all the conditions of eligibility regarding age limits, educational qualifications, etc. prescribed for admission to the examination.

Eligibility of CSIR NET is determined on the following:

Age Limit – For JRF must be 28 years of age as on January 1, 2020 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

Candidates can fill the application form from March 16, 2020. The application process of CSIR 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. The last date to fill the application form is April 15, 2020.
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 NET Application Form

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
OBC Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 500
SC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 250
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 250
General, EWS Online Male, Female ₹ 1000

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

Life sciences-

Life sciences: Unit 01
Cell communication and cell signaling
Life sciences: Unit 02
Developmental biology
Life sciences: Unit 03
System physiology – plant
Life sciences: Unit 04
System physiology – animal
Life sciences: Unit 05
Inheritance biology
Life sciences: Unit 06
Diversity of life forms
Life sciences: Unit 07
Ecological principles
Life sciences: Unit 08
Evolution and behavior
Life sciences: Unit 09
Applied biology
Life sciences: Unit 10
Methods in biology
Life sciences: Unit 11
Molecules and their interaction relevant to biology
Life sciences: Unit 12
Cellular organization
Life sciences: Unit 13
Fundamental processes

Chemical sciences+

Chemical sciences: Unit 01
Inorganic chemistry
Chemical sciences: Unit 02
Physical chemistry
Chemical sciences: Unit 03
Organic chemistry

Earth sciences paper-I (Part B)+

Earth sciences paper-I (Part B): Unit 01
The earth and the solar system
Earth sciences paper-I (Part B): Unit 02
Earth materials, surface features and processes
Earth sciences paper-I (Part B): Unit 03
Interior of the earth, deformation and tectonics
Earth sciences paper-I (Part B): Unit 04
Oceans and atmosphere
Earth sciences paper-I (Part B): Unit 05
Environmental earth sciences

Earth sciences paper-I (Part C)+

Earth sciences paper-I (Part C): Unit 01
Geology
Earth sciences paper-I (Part C): Unit 02
Physical geography
Earth sciences paper-I (Part C): Unit 03
Geophysics
Earth sciences paper-I (Part C): Unit 04
Meteorology
Earth sciences paper-I (Part C): Unit 05
Ocean sciences

Mathematical sciences+

Mathematical sciences: Unit 01
Analysis and linear algebra
Mathematical sciences: Unit 02
Complex analysis, algebra, topology
Mathematical sciences: Unit 03
Ordinary differential equations (ODEs), partial differential equations (PDEs), numerical analysis, calculus of variations, linear integral equations, classical mechanics
Mathematical sciences: Unit 04
Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis

Physical sciences part ‘A’ core+

Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 01
Mathematical methods of physics
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 02
Classical mechanics
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 03
Electromagnetic theory
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 04
Quantum mechanics
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 05
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Physical sciences part ‘A’ core: Unit 06
Electronics and experimental methods

Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced+

Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 01
Mathematical methods of physics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 02
Classical mechanics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 03
Electromagnetic theory
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 04
Quantum mechanics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 05
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 06
Electronics and experimental methods
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 07
Atomic and molecular physics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 08
Condensed matter physics
Physical sciences part ‘B’ advanced: Unit 09
Nuclear and particle physics
  • The exam will be conducted in online 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 NET application form.

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

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

The exam pattern of CSIR 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 NET has been released by NTA in online mode on November 9. The admit card 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 NET admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA CSIR
  • Enter application number and date of birth
  • Click on login button and take a printout of the CSIR 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

NTA will issue the answer key of CSIR NET for each set of the question paper. The answer key of CSIR NET will be available online Set A, B and C. Candidates must go through CSIR NET answer keys to know the correct responses marked in the exam. CSIR NET 2020 answer key will help candidates to calculate the probable scores based on the correct and incorrect responses.

CSIR NET result is declared in online mode. Candidates will be able to check their results for CSIR 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 CSIR NET cut off will be announced in the form of PDF. The examination authority has declared the cut off of CSIR 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 NET is based on the marks secured in the offline test and fulfilling the eligibility criteria of CSIR 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 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 an annual contingency 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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i have done b.pharma and currently pursuing mba pharma with correspondence. Am i eligible for csir ugc net?

Yastika Kumar 11th Mar, 2020

Hi Mohita,

As per the eligibility criteria for CSIR UGC NET the candidate must have completed his or her graduation in in B.Pharma or BE or B. Tech or MSc or MBBS or Integrated BS-MS or any other science degree with at least 55% marks. Since you have a graduate degree in B.Pharma you are eligible to appear for the exam.

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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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