CSIR UGC NET exam is scheduled to be held on June 21, 2020. CSIR UGC NET exam is used to determine the eligibility of Indian candidates for appointment as Lecturer (LS) in the areas of Life Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences and also for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF).

CSIR UGC NET Eligibility 2020: Check Nationality, Age limit, Educational qualification here

Before filling the application form for the exam, the candidates must make sure that they meet CSIR NET Eligibility 2020 as stipulated by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

The Eligibility of CSIR UGC NET 2020 is mainly based on the following characteristics:

  1. Nationality:

Only Indian nationals are eligible to take CSIR UGC NET 2020.

  1. Age:

  • For JRF, candidate should be maximum 28 years of age

  • For NET, there is no upper age limit.

  • Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories.

    • Relaxation up to 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/female applicants

    • Relaxation up to 3 years for OBC (non creamy layer) applicants}

  1. Educational qualification:

Candidates must possess M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/B. Pharma /MBBS in respective subjects with at least 55% marks. Relaxation of 5% marks is permitted to candidates belonging to reserved category (SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD)).

The candidates must have appropriate documentary proof for verification at later stages. If any candidate is found to be ineligible on verification at later stages, their candidature is liable to be cancelled.

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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.


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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