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January 4, 2020 • 4:35 pm

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria June 2020 | Age, Qualifications & Marks



‘What is the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria?’ This is the most frequent question asked by the CSIR NET 2020 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!



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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 2020, 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 2020.



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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.




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Educational Eligibility for CSIR NET Exam June 2020 - 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.




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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 who enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form can apply for the exam.

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 Ph.D./ Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years.’

B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.

 Candidates who are suffering from disabilities other than OH, VH, HH as mentioned in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 may also apply under PwD category and will also get the 5 years’ relaxation.

 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.

After form submission, they have to inform their application number to CSIR-HRDG through email to

Aspirants who already filled the CSIR NET 2020 Application Form for the exam may also inform their application number through email to CSIR-HRDG.



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 as on 1st July 2019.

Age Relaxation – Up to 5 Years for SC/ST/OBC//female applicants. In case of OBC (non-creamy layer) provided age relaxation is 3 years.


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.






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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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Frequently Asked Questions Related to CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria



Check out the CSIR NET FAQs about Eligibility to resolve all your queries regarding this.



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 CSIR NET exam.



Ques 2 - Are MBBS students eligible for CSIR NET?


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



Ques 3 - Are M.Sc first-year students eligible for the CSIR-NET exam?


Ans – Yes, aspirants who are in the first year of M.Sc. can apply for the CSIR NET exam.



Ques 4 - What is the maximum age for appearing in CSIR UGC NET Exam?


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



Ques 5 - Is a B.Tech degree holder eligible for the CSIR NET?


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



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


Ans - Yes, candidates who pursued 5 year dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) can apply for CSIR UGC NET Exam.



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  • 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 @Eduncle
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Mickey,   Greetings from Eduncle!   To appear for CSIR NET Lectureship Exam, you must have a post-graduation degree. With graduation degree, you can go for JRF Exam...
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    Shruti Deshmukh
    Sir I m electrical engineer student now doing mtech... Am I eligible to give csir net in mathematical science?
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  • Arjun
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
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    Shailendra prasad
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
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  • Smruti
    My self smruti , i hv completed bscag shall i b eligible fr csir net & if eligible which subject should i choose.
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Smruti,   Greetings from Eduncle!   To apply for CSIR NET Exam, you need to have a valid Post-Graduation Degree. With only Graduation degree, you can't for this exa...
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    If i did Pg in MSc soilscience den which subject should i choose for csir net.
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  • Swadhi
    sir , i m doing my pharm.D degree internship. can i apply to CSIR UGC NET in life sciences ? please do reply so that i can go ahead with my preparations.
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
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  • Kachuong
    I have done BSc Physics and i am doing MSc Geophysics . Can I appear UGC CSIR NET in Physical Science ?
    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
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  • Nischitha Nadig
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    Nischitha Nadig
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  • Vinay Krishna
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    Vinay Krishna
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