Joint CSIR-UGC Test for JRF & LS (NET)

Joint CSIR-UGC Test for JRF & LS (NET)

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Highlights

Name of the Exam  Joint CSIR UGC NET
CSIR Full Form Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) 
Exam Level National
Posts offered Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship
Mode of exam Online
Periodicity Twice – June and December
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam


Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200
Official Website csirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must check CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. If found ineligible, their candidature will be cancelled with immediate effect. 

CSIR NET Educational Qualification Requirements

  • Candidates must have a M.Sc or an equivalent degree / Integrated BS-MS / BS - 4 years / BE / B. Tech / B. Pharma / MBBS.
  • For General/ EWS and OBC-NCL candidates, minimum of 55% marks and for SC/ ST/ physically and visually handicapped candidates, a minimum of 50% marks is required in this degree.
  • Those enrolled for M.Sc or those who have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
  • B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or candidates enrolled in the Integrated MS-PhD program can apply as well.
  • Such applicants need a minimum 55% marks (for general and OBC-NCL) and 50% marks for SC / ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates.
  • Those with a bachelor’s degree must be registered/enrolled for Ph.D./ Integrated Ph.D. program to be eligible for CSIR.
  • Ph.D. degree holders, who have passed Master’s degree before September 19, 1991, with minimum 50% marks, are eligible to apply for the only Lectureship.

CSIR NET Age Limit and Relaxation

  1. For Junior Research Fellowship: Candidates should not have attained 28 years of age as on July 1, 2021.
  2. Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professorship.
  3. The upper age limit can be relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically or Visually handicapped and female candidates and 3 years for OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates


CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Science stream comprises of the syllabus from the following:
1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Science

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

The key points regarding CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern are highlighted below:

Particulars Description
Mode of exam Computer based test
Format of exam Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration 3 hours
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Total marks 200
Total Question

Section A: 20

Section B: 40

Section C: 60

Negative Marking Yes



Application Start Date :

16th March 2020

Application End Date :

30th June 2020

Exam Date :

16th July 2020

Result Date :

30th November 0000

Conducted By :

Human Resource Development Group Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Official Website : http://csirhrdg.res.in