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February 26, 2024 • 17:34 pm

CSIR NET Final Answer key 2023 (Out) Download & Challenge!

National Testing Agency has released the CSIR NET 2023 Final Answer Key. For all five subjects i.e. Chemical, Earth, Life, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences the exam was successfully conducted on 26th, 27th, and 28th December 2023.

As per the Latest news, the NTA has released the Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2023 - December 2023. You Can download the final answer key through Direct Link.

As per the recent news, the Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023  Final Answer Key is made available to challenge from 26th to 28th December 2023, along with the question papers and recorded responses.

Candidates who have appeared for this exam can check how to download the Joint CSIR-UGC NET December 2023 Answer Key along with the procedure to challenge it.

Here, we have also provided the CSIR NTA NET answer keys of some previous exam sessions of June 2019, Dec 2019, June 2020, Dec 2020 and June 2021.

CSIR NET Answer Key 2023 Details that we have covered in this blog are as follows -


Why is it Important to Download CSIR NET Answer Key?

Steps to Download CSIR NET Final Answer Keys

Important Points to Remember while Checking your CSIR NET Response

How to Challenge CSIR NET 2023 Answer Key?

Steps to Challenge CSIR NET Provisional Keys

Instructions for Fee Payment

Formula to Calculate Expected CSIR UGC NET Scores

Previous Year CSIR NET Answer Keys (Last 5 Exams)

FAQs About CSIR NET Answer Key 2023



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Why It is Important to Download CSIR NET Answer Key 2023?


After appearing in the CSIR NET Exam, one of the important things is to check the answer key. Here are some benefits of downloading it –

You will get to know the correct answers to all the attempted questions.

You can verify the responses that you have marked in the answer sheet.

It helps to evaluate and analyse your performance in the exam.

You can object if found any discrepancy in your marked answers.

By comparing the marks against the CSIR NET Cut-off, you can get an idea about your chances of qualifying for the examination.



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Steps to Download Final CSIR NET 2023 Answer Key


Finding and downloading the correct answer key can be a difficult task for many candidates. So, to help you download the key from the official website, we have provided the step-by-step procedure below:

Step-1: Visit the official website of NTA CSIR NET (

Step-2: Click on the Final CSIR NET Answer Key 2023 button.

Step- 3: Fill in all your details such as application number, date of birth, and security pin (shown in the box) and log in to the website.

Step-4: The answer key will be displayed on your screen. Save it as a pdf.



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Important Points to Remember While Checking the CSIR NET 2023 Answer Key


When you start analyzing your performance with the help of the answer key, make sure you consider the following points:

You should use the official CSIR NET answer key only for the correct analysis.

The score that you will calculate will not be considered as your final score and it can vary relying on the rules and criteria decided by the CSIR officials.

If you attempt a greater number of questions than the given maximum limit (for this please check CSIR NET Exam Pattern), then only the first attempted questions will be considered for marking.

Full marks will be provided to all the candidates if a question is given wrong in the exam paper.





How to Challenge CSIR NET 2023 Answer Key?


NTA provides an opportunity to the candidates to raise the objections in the Provisional Answer Key with the help of the Response Sheet. If you find any discrepancy, then check the important steps of “How to Challenge the CSIR NET Answer Key 2023” and raise the objection.

The CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key for December 2023 has been released on 6th January 2024. After accepting all the challenges from candidates and examining them carefully, the NTA will release the Final CSIR NET Answer Key 2023.



Steps to Challenge CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key 2023


Below we have provided the step-by-step process that will help you to submit the challenge.

Step 1 – Visit the official website of NTA CSIR NET (

Step 2 – Click on the “Display Question Paper/ Answer Key Challenge” link.

Step 3 – Now log in with your Application Number and Date of Birth.

Step 4 – After login, you will see the question IDs in sequential order.

Step 5 – The ID next to the question under the column “Correct Option” stands for the correct answer used by NTA. If you want to challenge this question, then click on the checkbox given in the next four columns.

Step 6 – Once you choose the desired option, click on “Save your Claim” for the next step.

Step 7 – Now, all the option IDs that you have challenged will be displayed on your screen.

Step 8 – The Supporting documents as proof should be uploaded by clicking on the “Choose File” option.

Note – All the documents should be uploaded only in PDF format.

Step 9 – Click on “Save our Claim Finally” to submit your challenges.

Step 10 – Select the mode of payment and submit the fee.



Instruction for Fee Payment to Challenge CSIR NET Answer Key 


Here are some important instructions regarding online fee payment. Candidates are suggested to read them carefully before challenging the CSIR UGC NET Answer Key.

Candidates will have to pay INR 200 to challenge each question, which is a non-refundable amount.

The payment can be made through a Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.



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Formula to Calculate CSIR NET Expected Scores 


With the help of official CSIR NET answer keys 2023, candidates can get an idea about their expected scores. For this, you must know about the CSIR NET Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme of your respective subject.

Here is the formula that can be used to calculate your score –

Expected Marks = [(A)×(B)] - [(C)×(D)]

Here -

A is Number of Correct Attempts

B is Marks Allocated for each correct answer

C is Number of wrong attempts

D is Marks to be deducted for each wrong answer



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Download Previous Years CSIR NET Answer Keys (2022-2019)


During preparation, solving CSIR NET Previous Year Papers will give you a brief idea about the paper pattern, difficulty level, type of questions, etc. And, after solving it, you must check your answers with the help of official answer keys that Eduncle has made available below.

Along with CSIR NET 2023 question paper & answer key, we are also providing the last few exam papers and their keys. You can download them from the below table.




Want to know about the difficulty level of Questions asked in the exam? Download CSIR NET Previous Papers and get an overview of the paper.



Frequently Asked Questions Related to CSIR NET Answer Keys 2023


We have compiled the frequently asked questions regarding NET CSIR Answer Key 2023. Refer to them for your queries.


Ques 1 - When will the CSIR NET Answer Key 2023 be released?

Ans – The exam conducting authority will release the CSIR NET 2023 Final Answer key in february 2023.


Ques 2 – How can I object the CSIR NET answer key 2023?

Ans – To raise the objection against the provisional CSIR NTA NET answer key, you need to submit the challenge through the link provided on the official website. CSIR has set some guidelines to challenge it which you can check from – How to Challenge CSIR NET Answer Key 2023.


Ques 3 - From where can I get the CSIR NET 2023 Answer Key?

Ans –The NTA releases the CSIR NET Answer Key on the official website i.e.


Ques 4 – Will NTA declare the result based on CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key 2023?

Ans – No, official releases the result based on Final CSIR NTA NET Answer Keys.


Ques 5 – What is the formula to calculate the scores?

Ans – You must use the correct marking scheme to calculate your scores. In the above article, we have provided the procedure to calculate your scores.


Ques 6 – What details does NTA provide In CSIR NET Answer Keys?

Ans – The CSIR NET Answer Key contains details like question ID, correct answer ID, exam date & shift.


Ques 7 – Will NTA release the CSIR NET answer key 2023 in offline mode?

Ans – No, CSIR NET Answer Keys 2023 will release in online mode only.



These are the frequently asked questions of aspirants related to CSIR Answer Keys. If you have any queries apart from these, you can share them with us through the comment box below. We will solve all your doubts as soon as possible.

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