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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 | Age, Qualifications & Marks

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria

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CSIR NET is the most popular exam among the science students who want to make their career in JRF and lectureship. To apply for these, candidates will have to fill the online application form of the exam.

 

But before applying for it, candidates must satisfy its minimum requisite criteria.

 

National Testing Agency has set some guidelines called CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria to find out the suitable candidates for the exam. It is measured within two major constraints – Educational Qualification and Age Limit.

 

Here, we have given the complete CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020 in detail. Please scroll down and check whether you are eligible to appear for the exam or not.

 

In this article, you will find: -

 

CSIR Exam Eligibility 2020

Educational Qualification

Age Limit & Relaxation

CSIR NET Subjects Eligibility

List of CSIR NET Subjects for PG & UG Courses

Can a B-tech student appear for CSIR NET Exam?

Can an M.Sc. student appear for CSIR NET Exam?

CSIR NET Subjects for Various Diploma Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020

 

It is recommended to check and satisfy the basic and compulsory education qualification along with the age limit criteria for eligibility of CSIR NET exam. Otherwise, you may lose the chance to appear for the exam. Below, we have provided the general requirement that you need to fulfill.

 

 

Education Qualification

 

Candidates who want to apply for the CSIR NET Exam must have one of the following degrees to meet the required CSIR Eligibility: -

 

MSc

Integrated BS-MS

BS-4 Years

BE/B-Tech

B-Pharma

MBBS

Or an Equivalent Degree.

In the above-mentioned qualifications, candidates must satisfy the minimum percentage criteria which are given below: -

 For General and OBC Candidates - 55% Marks

 For ST/SC/PWD Candidates - 50% Marks.

 

CSIR NET Subject Wise Educational Qualification

 

Life Sciences - Aspirant must have pursued academic qualification in Life Science on any other related subject only.

Physical Sciences – Candidate needs a degree of M.Sc. in Physics or BS-MS in Physical Sciences or any other equivalent degree.

Chemical Sciences – Require M.Sc./BS/B-Tech/B-Pharma degree or any other equivalent qualification in Chemistry.

Mathematical Sciences – Must have M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Tech degree or any other equivalent qualification in the Mathematics field.

Earth Sciences - Candidates must have pursued BS-MS/M.Sc./BS- 4 Years or any equivalent degree in Earth Sciences.

 

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Other Essential Educational Qualification

 

Candidates, who have enrolled in MSc Courses or have completed any of the above-mentioned qualification as on the closing date of online submission of CSIR NET Application Form, can apply for the exam.

Students who are pursuing in MSc, their result should be declared within two years of CSIR NET Certificate release date.

Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format of their master’s degree duly certified by the Head of Institute/Dean/Head of Department from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

Candidates who have enrolled in the Integrated MS-PhD program or have completed their BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Candidates having a bachelor’s degree are eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

Specification of degrees (whether bachelor’s or master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.

The eligibility for lectureship/ Assistant Professorship of NET qualified candidates will be subjected to fulfilling of the criteria laid down by UGC. PhD Degree holders who have passed master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991 are eligible to apply for the exam.

 

Also, check detailed information about CSIR NET Syllabus & Pattern before starting the preparation for the exam.

 

 

 

Age Limit & Relaxation

 

The Age Limit Criteria is different for JRF and Assistant Professor. You can check the complete details along with the age relaxation below: -

 

 

CSIR JRF Eligibility Criteria - Required Age! 

 

Maximum Age – 28 years as on 1st January 2020.

 

Age Relaxation – Up to 5 Years for SC/ST/OBC/ PwD/Female Applicants & 3 years in case of OBC (non-creamy layer).

 

 

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Lecturership - Required Age!

 

There is no upper age limit in this case. Candidates from any age group can apply for lectureship.

 

 

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Confused About Which Subject to opt for CSIR NET? Check Subjects Eligibility

 

Are you seeking to appear in the CSIR NET Exam and getting confused over choosing the right subject?

 

Here you will surely get to know about the suitable subject that fits with your qualification.

 

 

List of CSIR NET Subjects for PG & UG Courses

 

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the CSIR NET exam in five subjects on behalf of the Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

 

Here is the complete list of courses and subjects for the CSIR NET Exam. By going through this list, you can know whether your qualification falls in this category or not. And if not, you can go for the related course or subject.

 

 

Here we have catered the list of subjects related to CSIR NET Exam which is based on common queries of students for choosing the subject to appear in the exam.

 

 

Can a B-tech student appear for CSIR NET Exam?

 

Well, yes! B-Tech graduates can appear for the exam but only for CSIR NET JRF Test. However, there’s no existence of the subject like CSIR NET Engineering Science but still, the B-Tech graduates can appear for the other 5 subjects of CSIR NET.

 

To appear in CSIR NET, the candidates must have completed or be pursuing the M-Tech degree.

 

Here is the complete list of the engineering courses along with their eligible CSIR NET Subjects.

 

S. No.

Engineering Courses

Best Fit Subjects for CSIR NET Exam

1.

Aerodynamics

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

2.

Aeronautical Engineering

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

3.

Aerospace Engineering

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

4.

Aerospace Propulsion

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

5.

Agricultural Engineering

Life Sciences

Earth Sciences

6.

Air Armament

Earth Sciences

7.

Alloy Technology

Chemical Sciences

Physical Sciences

8.

Applied Electronics (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

9.

Applied Geology

Earth Sciences

10.

Applied Geophysics

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

11.

Applied Mechanics

Physical Sciences

12.

Aqua Cultural Engineering

Earth Sciences

13.

Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology

Earth Sciences

14.

Avionics

Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

15.

Automotive Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

16.

Bio Mineral Processing

Earth Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

17.

Bio Pharmaceutical Technology

Earth Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

18.

Bio Chemical Engineering

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

19.

Bio Medical Engineering

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

20.

Bio Technology

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

21.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

22.

Civil Engineering

GATE

23.

Construction Engineering and Management

GATE

24.

Design Engineering

GATE

25.

Design of Mechanical Equipment

GATE

26.

Earthquake Engineering (M-Tech & B-Tech)

Earth Sciences

27.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

28.

Electrical Engineering

Physical Sciences

29.

Electrical Power System

Physical Sciences

30.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

31.

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

32.

Electronics Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

33.

Energy Engineering (B-Tech & M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

34.

Embedded Systems (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

35.

Engineering Design

GATE

36.

Engineering Physics

Physical Sciences

37.

Excavation Engineering

Chemical Sciences

Earth Sciences

38.

Fibre Science & Technology

Chemical Sciences

39.

Fluids Engineering

Physical Sciences

40.

Geotechnical & Geo-environmental Engineering (b-Tech & M-Tech)

Earth Sciences

41.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

42.

Integrated Electronics and Circuits (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

43.

Leather Technology

Chemical Sciences

44.

Machine Design (M-Tech)

Physical Sciences

45.

Manufacturing Science & Engineering

Chemical Sciences

46.

Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

Physical Sciences

47.

Marine Engineering

Earth Sciences

48.

Mechanical Engineering

Physical Sciences

49.

Mineral Engineering

Earth Sciences

50.

Mining Engineering

Earth Sciences

51.

Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis & Analysis

Chemical Sciences

52.

Nanotechnology

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

53.

Neural Networks (B-Tech & M-Tech)

Life Sciences

54.

Nuclear Engineering

Chemical Sciences

Physical Sciences

55.

Optical Engineering

Physical Sciences

56.

Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

Physical Sciences

57.

Pipeline Engineering

Chemical Sciences

58.

Polymer Science & Technology

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

59.

Power Electronics and Drives

Physical Sciences

60.

Power Electronics

Physical Sciences

61.

Power Systems

Physical Sciences

62.

Production Technology

Physical Sciences

63.

Radio Frequency Design and Technology

Physical Sciences

64.

Robotics Engineering

Physical Sciences

65.

Rock Engineering and Underground Structure

Earth Sciences

66.

Rubber Technology

Chemical Sciences

67.

Signal Processing

Physical Sciences

68.

Soil Water Conservation Engineering

Earth Sciences

69.

Solid State Materials

Physical Sciences

70.

Structural Engineering

Earth Sciences

71.

Telecommunication Engineering

Physical Sciences

72.

Textile Technology

Chemical Sciences

73.

Thermal Engineering

Physical Sciences

74.

Thermal Power Engineering

Physical Sciences

75.

Tool Engineering

Physical Sciences

76.

VLSI Design

Physical Sciences

77.

Water Resources Engineering

Earth Sciences

78.

Welding Technology

Mathematical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

 

B-tech graduates have better opportunities after qualifying the CSIR NET Exam. Check out the career scope after CSIR NET. And also stay updated with latest CSIR NET Recruitment & Jobs.

 

 

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.

 

 

Can an M.Sc. student appear for CSIR NET Exam?

 

Science stream students have any queries related to the CSIR NET exam such as –

 

Are they eligible or not for the exams?

Is it possible to become an assistant professor after qualifying masters’ in science?

 

Well, Yes! It’s possible for post-graduate students in Science to become an assistant professor.

 

A Master’s Degree in Sciences is usually a second-cycle academic degree granted by the recognized universities.

 

Candidates must check out the detailed list of the subjects. And based on these subjects, they can apply for different streams of CSIR NET.

 

S. No.

Master of Science Courses

Best Fit Subjects for CSIR NET Exam

1.

Applied Geology

Earth Sciences

2.

Bio-Chemistry

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

3.

Botany

Life Sciences

4.

Chemistry

Chemical Sciences

5.

Electronic Media

Physical Sciences

6.

Electronic Science

Physical Sciences

7.

Environmental Science

Earth Sciences

8.

Geography

 

Earth Sciences

9.

Mathematics

Mathematical Sciences

10.

Microbiology

Life Sciences

11.

Biotechnology

Life Sciences

12.

Molecular Biology

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

13.

Physics

Physical Sciences

14.

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

15.

Statistics

Mathematical Sciences

16.

Zoology

Life Sciences

17.

Applied Genetics

Life Sciences

18.

Agricultural Engineering

Earth Sciences

19.

Horticulture

Earth Sciences

20.

Biology

Life Science

21.

Applied Biology

Life Science

22.

Conservation Biology

Life Science

23.

Computation Biology

Life Science

24.

Environmental Biology

Life Science

25.

Environmental Microbiology

Life Science

26.

Biomedical Science

Life Science

27.

Botany

Earth Science

28.

Genetics

Life Science

29.

Toxicology

Life Science

Chemical Science

30.

Biomedical Engineering

Life Science

Earth Science

31.

Bioorganic Chemistry

Life Science

Earth Science

Chemical Science

32.

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Life Sciences

33.

MS (Master of Surgery)

Life Sciences

34.

DM (Doctor of Medicine)

Life Sciences

35.

Agriculture

Earth Science

36.

Agriculture Extension

Earth Science

37.

Agronomy

Earth Science

38.

Soil Science

Earth Science

39.

Agricultural Biotechnology

Earth Science

40.

Agricultural Marketing

Earth Science

41.

Agricultural Microbiology

Earth Science

42.

Forensic Science

Life Science

43.

Applied Geology

Earth Science

44.

Geology

Earth Science

45.

Geology & Applied Chemistry

Earth Science

Chemical Science

46.

Marine Geology

Earth Science

47.

Petroleum Geology

Earth Science

Chemical Science

48.

Petroleum Geosciences

Earth Science

Chemical Science

49.

Laboratory Technology

Chemical Science

50.

Zoology & Animal Biotechnology

Life Science

51.

Environmental Management

Earth Science

52.

Environmental Science

Earth Science

53.

Zoology Honors

Life Science

54.

Zoology & Animal Biotechnology

Life Science

 

 

CSIR NET Subjects for Various Diploma Courses

 

Many students want to apply for CSIR NET Exam after qualifying diploma courses and they all have just one question –

 

‘Am I eligible to apply for CSIR NET Exam after the completion of the Post Graduate Diploma?'

 

Yes, they all are eligible for the National Eligibility Test, if they fulfill the eligibility criteria of the exam.

 

Below we catered all the diploma courses over which candidates can appear for various NTA CSIR NET Subjects.

 

S. No.

Master of Diploma Courses

Best Fit Subjects for CSIR NET Exam

1.

Bioinformatics

Life Science

2.

Applied Botany

Life Science

3.

Aerodynamics

Life Sciences

Earth Sciences

4.

Food Technology

Life Science

5.

Pharmacy

Chemical Sciences

6.

Biotechnology

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

7.

Human Biology

Life Science

8.

Molecular Biology

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

9.

Molecular Biotechnology

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

10.

Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science

11.

Civil Engineering

GATE

12.

Electrical Engineering

Physical Science

13.

Dermatology

Life Sciences

14.

Electronics

Physical Science

15.

Aeronautical Engineering

Physical Sciences

16.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Science

17.

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Mathematical Sciences

18.

Disaster Management

Earth Sciences

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

We have compiled the frequently asked questions regarding CSIR Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020. Refer to them for your queries.

 

Ques 1 - What is the eligibility for the CSIR NET?

 

Ans – Candidates with masters’ degree in science stream or enrolled in the post-graduation can appear for the exam. Check the complete eligibility criteria here.

 

 

Ques 2 - Are MBBS students eligible for CSIR NET?

 

Ans – Yes, MBBS degree holders are eligible for the exam.

 

 

Ques 3 - Are MSc first-year students eligible for the CSIR-NET exam?

 

Ans – Yes, aspirants who are in the first year of MSc can apply for the 2020 exam in the result awaited category.

 

 

Ques 4 - What is the eligibility for the CSIR NET exam In terms of age?

 

Ans – NTA has set the 28 years (For General Category) maximum age for JRF Exam. Aspirants who belong from other categories get the relaxation of 5 years. There is no age limit to apply for Assistant Professor.

 

 

Ques 5 – Are B.Tech students eligible for CSIR NET?

 

Ans – Yes, B.Tech graduates are eligible for the CSIR NET exam but only for Junior Research Fellowship.

 

 

Ques 6 - Is a 5-year dual degree (B.Tech + M.tech) candidate eligible for CSIR NET?

 

Ans - Yes, candidates who have pursued a 5-year dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) can apply for the exam.

 

 

Ques 7 - How many times I can attempt the CSIR NET Exam?

 

Ans - There is no limit to attempt this examination for lectureship. But one should not cross the maximum age limit to appear in the NET JRF Exam. 

 

Ques 8 - Is B.Ed compulsory to appear in the CSIR NET Exam?

 

Ans - No, B.Ed degree is not required to be eligible for this exam.

 

 

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We hope the above information is helpful for you to find out that requisite eligibility for the upcoming CSIR NET exam. You can share this article with other candidates who are preparing for it as well.

 

If you have any queries regarding the article, share them with us in the comment box below. We will solve your queries as soon as possible.

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  • Praveen kumar
    I am ma mathematics.can I eligible for CSIR net mathematical science
    Eduncle
    Hello Praveen,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for CSIR NET Mathematical Science exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Ms
    I studied B.E Civil engineering. Can I appear for CSIR or UGC NET exam?
  • Karthik
    I m a b tech student, I applied for CSIR UGC NET mathematics....is I am eligible for JRF
    Eduncle
    Hello Karthik,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for CSIR NET JRF. You have to complete the post-graduation degree with in two years after qualifying the e...
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  • Mubashira
    can Pharm.D eligible for CSIR-NET Life science
    Eduncle
    Hello Mubashira,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for NET JRF only. For lectureship and JRF both, you have to complete post-graduation degree.
    Thanks ...
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  • Parth patel
    If the person qualified for the net examination after completed 1 year of m.sc
    Eduncle
    Hello Parth,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, the candidates in their final year or who's result is awaited are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam.
    Thanks for asking your...
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  • Sarbajit Dutta
    Can I give CSIR NET examination in Physical Sciences after MSc in Energy Science and Engineering?
    Eduncle
    Hello Sarbajit,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Srinivas
    Pharma D students are eligible for CSIR NET EXAM
    Eduncle
    Hello Srinivas,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for CSIR NET JRF only. For NET lectureship, you must have completed the post-graduation degree.
    Thank...
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  • Varsha
    I want to know, PGDAST course from IGNOU is good to consider if I think of preparing for the CSIR net? Also, I have done Bsc(H) Statistics From DU.
    Eduncle
    Hello Varsha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you will be eligible to apply for the CSIR NET exam if you fulfill other criteria.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Praveen kumar
    I am ma with mathematics. I am eligible for CSIR mathematics science
    Eduncle
    Hello Praveen,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for the CSIR NET Mathematical Science.
    Thank You!!
  • C swetha
    I am mtech computer science. Am I eligible to write for csir net mathematics.?
    Eduncle
    Hello Swetha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You should apply for UGC NET Computer Science as candidates should apply for their post graduation or its related subject only.
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