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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 | 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 pursue their career in JRF and lectureship. But to appear in this exam, candidates are required to satisfy the minimum requisite CSIR NET eligibility.

The 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 exam eligibility details. Please scroll down and check them thoroughly before applying for the exam.

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Educational Qualification

Age Limit & Relaxation

CSIR NET Eligibility - Subject Wise Criteria

List of CSIR NET Subjects for PG & UG Courses

CSIR NET Eligibility for B-tech Students

CSIR NET Exam Eligibility for M.Sc. students

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Diploma Students

CSIR NET Exam Eligibility FAQs

 

 

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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021

 

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

 

 

CSIR NET Qualification

 

Candidates who want to apply for the CSIR NET Exam must have one of the following degrees to meet the required CSIR NET 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 CSIR NET eligibility criteria which are given below: -

 For General and OBC Candidates - 55% Marks

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

 

 

Subject Wise CSIR NET Exam Qualification

 

Here we have given the subject wise CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021:

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 CSIR NET Qualification

 

Candidates, who have enrolled in MSc Courses or have completed any of the above-mentioned CSIR NET exam 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 CSIR NET eligibility for lectureship/ Assistant Professorship of the 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.

 

 

 

CSIR NET Age Limit & Relaxation

 

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

 

 

CSIR JRF Exam Eligibility - Required Age! 

 

Maximum Age – 28 years as on 1st January 2021.

 

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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CSIR NET Eligibility 2021 – Subject-Wise Criteria

 

There are certain CSIR NET eligibility criteria for each subject, so you must know them before filling the subject in the application form.

Here you will get the idea about the suitable subject that fits with your CSIR NET Qualification.

 

 

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - List of 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.

 

 

CSIR NET Eligibility 2021 - 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 for the exam, 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

CSIR NET Exam Subjects

1

Aerodynamics

Earth Sciences

2

Aeronautical Engineering

3

Aerospace Engineering

4

Aerospace Propulsion

5

Agricultural Engineering

6

Air Armament

7

Applied Geology

8

Applied Geophysics

9

Aqua Cultural Engineering

10

Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology

11

Avionics

12

Bio Mineral Processing

13

Bio Pharmaceutical Technology

14

Earthquake Engineering (M-Tech & B-Tech)

15

Excavation Engineering

16

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

17

Marine Engineering

18

Mineral Engineering

19

Mining Engineering

20

Rock Engineering and Underground Structure

21

Soil Water Conservation Engineering

22

Structural Engineering

23

Water Resources Engineering

24

Aerodynamics

Physical Sciecnces

25

Aeronautical Engineering

26

Aerospace Engineering

27

Aerospace Propulsion

28

Alloy Technology

29

Applied Electronics (M-Tech)

30

Applied Geophysics

31

Applied Mechanics

32

Avionics

33

Automotive Engineering (M-Tech)

34

Chemical Engineering

35

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (M-Tech)

36

Electrical Engineering

37

Electrical Power System

38

Electronics and Communication Engineering (M-Tech)

39

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (M-Tech)

40

Electronics Engineering (M-Tech)

41

Energy Engineering (B-Tech & M-Tech)

42

Embedded Systems (M-Tech)

43

Engineering Physics

44

Fluids Engineering

45

Instrumentation and Control Engineering (M-Tech)

46

Integrated Electronics and Circuits (M-Tech)

47

Machine Design (M-Tech)

48

Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

49

Mechanical Engineering

50

Nanotechnology

51

Nuclear Engineering

52

Optical Engineering

53

Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

54

Power Electronics and Drives

55

Power Electronics

56

Power Systems

57

Production Technology

58

Radio Frequency Design and Technology

59

Robotics Engineering

60

Signal Processing

61

Solid State Materials

62

Telecommunication Engineering

63

Thermal Engineering

64

Thermal Power Engineering

65

Tool Engineering

66

VLSI Design

67

Agricultural Engineering

Life Sciences

68

Bio Mineral Processing

69

Bio Pharmaceutical Technology

70

Bio Chemical Engineering

71

Bio Medical Engineering

72

Bio Technology

73

Chemical Engineering

74

Neural Networks (B-Tech & M-Tech)

75

Alloy Technology

Chemical Sciences

76

Bio Mineral Processing

77

Bio Pharmaceutical Technology

78

Bio Chemical Engineering

79

Bio Medical Engineering

80

Bio Technology

81

Chemical Engineering

82

Excavation Engineering

83

Fibre Science & Technology

84

Leather Technology

85

Manufacturing Science & Engineering

86

Molecular Engineering: Chemical Synthesis & Analysis

87

Nanotechnology

88

Nuclear Engineering

89

Pipeline Engineering

90

Polymer Science & Technology

91

Rubber Technology

92

Textile Technology

93

Civil Engineering

GATE

94

Construction Engineering and Management

95

Design Engineering

96

Design of Mechanical Equipment

97

Engineering Design

 

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

 

 

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CSIR NET Eligibility 2021 - Can M.Sc. students appear for CSIR NET Exam?

 

Science stream students have many 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

Subjects for CSIR NET Exam

1

Applied Geology

Earth Sciences

2

Environmental Science

3

Geography

4

Agricultural Engineering

5

Horticulture

6

Botany

7

Biomedical Engineering

8

Bioorganic Chemistry

9

Agriculture

10

Agriculture Extension

11

Agronomy

12

Soil Science

13

Agricultural Biotechnology

14

Agricultural Marketing

15

Agricultural Microbiology

16

Applied Geology

17

Geology

18

Marine Geology

19

Petroleum Geosciences

20

Environmental Management

21

Environmental Science

22

Bio-Chemistry

Life Sciences

23

Botany

24

Microbiology

25

Biotechnology

26

Life Sciences

27

Zoology

28

Applied Genetics

29

Biology

30

Applied Biology

31

Conservation Biology

32

Computation Biology

33

Environmental Biology

34

Environmental Microbiology

35

Biomedical Science

36

Genetics

37

Toxicology

38

Biomedical Engineering

39

Bioorganic Chemistry

40

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

41

MS (Master of Surgery)

42

DM (Doctor of Medicine)

43

Forensic Science

44

Zoology & Animal Biotechnology

45

Zoology Honors

46

Zoology & Animal Biotechnology

47

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics

48

Statistics

49

Electronic Media

Physical Sciences

50

Electronic Science

51

Physics

52

Bio-Chemistry

Chemical Sciences

53

Chemistry

54

Molecular Biology

55

Toxicology

56

Geology & Applied Chemistry

57

Petroleum Geology

58

Petroleum Geosciences

59

Laboratory Technology

 

 

CSIR NET Subjects for Various Diploma Courses

 

Many students want to apply for this 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 if they fulfill the required CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021

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

 

S. No.

Master of Diploma Courses

CSIR NET Exam Subjects

1

Bioinformatics

Life Science

2

Applied Botany

3

Aerodynamics

4

Food Technology

5

Biotechnology

6

Human Biology

7

Molecular Biology

8

Molecular Biotechnology

9

Dermatology

10

Aerodynamics

Earth Sciences

11

Disaster Management

12

Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science

13

Electrical Engineering

14

Electronics

15

Aeronautical Engineering

16

Pharmacy

Chemical Sciences

17

Biotechnology

18

Molecular Biology

19

Molecular Biotechnology

20

Chemical Engineering

21

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Mathematical Sciences

22

Civil Engineering

GATE

 

 

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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021 - FAQs

 

We have compiled the frequently asked questions regarding CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021. Refer to them for your queries. We have also covered all the general questions of the exam in CSIR NET FAQs blog.

 

Ques 1 - Who are eligible for CSIR NET Exam?

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

 

 

Ques 2 - Are MBBS students eligible for CSIR NET?

Ans – Yes, MBBS degree holders are eligible for the exam. They are required to satisfy the minimum CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2021.

 

 

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 2021 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 CSIR NET Age Limit Criteria. 

 

 

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 CSIR NET eligibility criteria for the upcoming exam. You can share this article with other candidates who are preparing for it as well.

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Showing 19 comments out of 451
  • Susmita Soren
    Hello I am 2nd year M. tech (polymer nanotechnology) student. Can I apply for CSIR NET life science??
  • Rouquia manzoor
    I am M.sc Obstetrical and Gynecological nursing , am I eligible for CSIR net
    Eduncle
    Hello Rouquia,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    If you satisfied the complete criteria that is mentioned in the above blog, then you are eligible for CSIR NET Exam.
    Thank You!...
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  • Biplab biswas
    Can MCA students appear for CSIR NET Exam?
    Eduncle
    Hello Biplab,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    MCA students can't apply for CSIR NET Exam but you can apply for UGC NET Exam that is similar to CSIR NET.
    Thank You!!
  • Gireesh r
    Hello sir iam 2nd year M.sc (Psychology) iam eligible for CSIR
    Eduncle
    Hello Gireesh,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to appear for CSIR NET Exam but at Eduncle, we will suggest you appear for UGC NET Psychology Exam.
    Thank...
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  • Sreeparna
    I am M.Sc. Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding) student. Can I apply for CSIR NET JRF or lectureship and under which subject category?
    Eduncle
    Hello Sreeparna,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can apply for CSIR NET Life Science if you have satisfied the complete criteria of exam.
    Thank You!!
  • Poornima yadav
    hello I am 3rd year student of biotechnology... am I eligible for appearing in exam of CSIR NET.
    Eduncle
    Hello Poornima,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    To, appear in CSIR NET Exam, you must have pursued academic qualification in Life Science on any other related subject only.
    T...
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  • Rashmi
    Msc math 53%.. eligible for exam or not
    Eduncle
    Hello Rashmi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The 55% degree is the minimum qualification required to apply for CSIR NET Examination. Check out the complete
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  • Ashutosh tripathy
    I am in 4 th year of (integrated Btech Mtech (5yr) Biotechnology).Can I appear for exam in life science csir net in 2021.
    Eduncle
    Hello Ashutosh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for CSIR NET JRF only after graduation and must have PG degree for CSIR NET Lectureship.
    Thanks for ...
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  • Tanmaya kumar nayak
    Msc applied physics student is eligible for csir net
    Eduncle
    Hello Tanmaya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for CSIR NET Physical science subject.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • 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!
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