CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Net/JRF June 2017 Exam!



‘What is the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria?’ This is the most frequent question asked by the Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2017 aspirants!


Well! CSIR Eligibility is measured within two major constraints – Educational Qualification and Age Limit.


The CSIR NET Organizing Institute has declared some specific set of guidelines for each of these parameters which identify the suitable candidates for this exam.


Below in this blog, we have mentioned the complete CSIR Exam Eligibility Criteria in detail. Please scroll down and test whether you are eligible or not to appear in this most prestigious exam!


And if you found yourself eligible, then –



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CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria| Important Factors to consider before appearing in Exam



Before stepping towards the idea of appearing in CSIR NET Exam June 2017, make sure that you belong to the Science Background.


If you are a science student and willing to pursue your career further as a Junior Research Fellow or an Assistant Professor, only then you should aim for this exam. Else, you can go for UGC NET Exam Jan 2017.



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This was the first Joint UGC CSIR NET Eligibility Factor, which can make your goal more clear and focused. So, if you fulfill this first criterion, only then you can proceed to see further eligibility criteria.



Educational Eligibility for CSIR NET Exam June 2017 – Check Out the Required Score Here!


The Joint CSIR UGC NET Exam is a nationalized exam so it has different educational eligibility criteria for reserved and unreserved category candidates.


We have mentioned the complete Educational Criteria for CSIR NET Eligibility below-


CSIR Eligibility – Degrees Required (Any of the mentioned below)





Integrated BS-MS


BS-4 Years








Or an Equivalent Degree.



CSIR Exam Eligibility – Percentage Required



For General and OBC Candidates – 55% Marks


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



CSIR NET Educational Eligibility Criteria




Also check the CSIR NET Cutoff Marks to be aware of the Exam Qualifying Criteria.



Important Notes for CSIR Eligibility:



 As per the CSIR NET Eligibility conditions, the candidates whose results are awaited can also apply.


But their results (fulfilling the required percentage criteria) should be declared within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award of the fellowship.


Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of Institute/Dean/Head of Department from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.


 In accordance with CSIR Exam Eligibility Criteria, the candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after ‘getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.’



CSIR NET Eligibility – Educational Qualification Criteria for Lecturer-ship:


The CSIR Exam eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC.


PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship only.



Age Limit Criteria for CSIR UGC NET Eligibility – Know if you are eligible for Relaxation or not!


The CSIR Eligibility Criteria for age limit is different in the case of JRF and Assistant Professor. Below you can check the clear distinction for both.


1. CSIR JRF Eligibility Criteria


Maximum Age – 28 years.

Age Relaxation – Up to 5 Years for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/female applicants.



2. CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Lecturership


There’s no upper age limit in this case. Candidates from any age group can apply for lecturership.







CSIR Eligibility for NET/JRF Exam [Subject Wise]



1. CSIR NET Eligibility for Life Science


As per CSIR NET Eligibility for Life Science, the candidates are required to have any of the above-mentioned degrees in Life Science only.



2. CSIR NET Chemical Science Eligibility


As per CSIR Eligibility, the candidates must have valid M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage criteria mentioned above.



3. CSIR NET Earth Science Eligibility


The CSIR Exam Eligibility guidelines for Earth Science tells that the candidates must have completed M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science within the required qualifying criteria.



4. CSIR NET Mathematics Eligibility Criteria


The CSIR NET aspirants are required to have a valid degree in M.Sc./BS-MS/BS/B-Tech or any equivalent study for Mathematics to fulfill the CSIR Eligibility conditions for Maths.



5. CSIR NET Eligibility for Physical Science


In accordance with CSIR NET Eligibility for Physical Science, the candidates are required to have a valid degree of M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any related degree passed within the required percentage.


So, above we have mentioned the complete CSIR NET Exam Eligibility Criteria on the basis of which, you can scale yourself in terms of Educational Qualification and Age Limit and then apply for CSIR NET exam without hesitation.


If you have any confusion regarding the above information about CSIR Eligibility and you want more assistance from us, then please leave your suggestion/query below in the comment section.
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13 thoughts on “CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Net/JRF June 2017 Exam!

  1. Shilpa

    I am undergoing MSc Physics in 2nd semestar which net Exam i.e UGCNet or CSIRUgC Net or any net. Which one I am elegible to Apply in Next Jun Exam 17?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shilpa,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      As you are pursuing MSc. in Physics, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Exam June 2017. the official notification for CSIR Nt June 2017 is expected to be released in Feb 2017.

      Stay connected @ Eduncle for Latest CSIR NET Exam Updates

      All the Best!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team


    I have passed my post-B.Sc.(Physics Major) B.Tech in Information Technology in 2009. Now I am 31 yrs old. I belongs to General category. Am I eligible for appearing in CSIR-NET in Physical Sciences for Lectureship? Please let me know so that I can prepare.


    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Joy Singha Ghosh,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your queries with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Exam in proposed to be held in June 2017. You can take the exam in Physical Sciences.

      Stay connected @Eduncle for Latest CSIR NET Exam Updates and Notifications!

      All the Best for your future learning endeavors!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. divya

    I have done master in physiotherapy, so am i applicable for CSIR net or jrf ?

  4. divya

    i have done master in physiotherapy, so am i applicable for csir net/jrf?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Divya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Deepika, the CSIR NET Exam is taken in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Sciences. You are not eligible to take CSIR NET Exam.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Arjun

    I completed my B.tech and I am pursuing M.tech in mechanical engineering (cad/cam), Am I eligible for applying csir net?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Arjun,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      From Dec’2015 the CSIR NET Exam Conducting authorities have discontinued Engineering Sciences Subject. If you wish to take Lectureship after M Tech you can apply for the same with a valid and acceptable GATE Score.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Warisha

    I have done B.tech in Information Technology .can I give CSIR in Physical Science

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Warisha,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible for applying for CSIR NET June 2017 Exam and appear for the Physical Sciences Test Paper.

      Kindly follow the detail CSIR NET Online Application Procedure for successful registration!

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. Aparajita

    Hi, I am pursuing Integrated M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering and am currently in 4th year of my 5 years study. I want to apply for December session examination. Am I eligible for it?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aparajita,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your queries with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Dec’2017 Exam. By that time you will be in the final year of your M.Tech.

      All the Best and keep sharing your queries on CSIR NET Exam with us!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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