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February 26, 2019 • 12:29 pm

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria June 2019 | Age, Qualifications & Marks








‘What is the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria?’ This is the most frequent question asked by the CSIR NET 2019 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 2019, 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 2019.



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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 2019 - 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 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 Ph.D./ Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years.’

 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.

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

Aspirants who already filled the CSIR NET 2019 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.


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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//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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  • Bhumika
    hello sir, i have done in electronics and communication and i am not going to do further am i eligible for fillig this form?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Bhumkia,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes you can go for CSIR NET Physical Sciences. As today is the last date to submission, please fill up your form asap.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Kanaka
    dear eduncle, i have completed my MSc in genetic engg. in 2014, am i eligible for jrf? i will be 29 this yr. thanks.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Kanaka,   Greetings from Eduncle!   There's the 5 year's relaxation criteria for female candidates in CSIR NET. So, you can apply for CSIR NET Life Sciences. Today is the last date to appear in the exam, so apply asap if you haven't applied yet.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Suraj
    I'm 6 semester Bsc so I'm eligible for csir net exam !?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Suraj,   Greetings from Eduncle!   To apply for CSIR NET Exam, you must have M.Sc or equivalent degree like BE/B.Tech/BPharma. As you didn’t pursue any of these programmes, you are not eligible to appear in CSIR NET.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Yashika
    Sir I want to know if anyone have a backlog in one exam in first sem and the exam is going to be held in dec and clear all semester is he /she eligible for csir net
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Yashika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, candidates can apply for the CSIR NET if they have at least 55% aggregate marks in post-graduation degree. Make sure your backs get cleared soon.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Srilaya
    i completed my btech with information technology .so am i eligible for csir in life sciences
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Srilaya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can appear in the UGC NET Computer Science & Applications Exam after completing the Post-Graduation Degree in the same field.   Thanks for asking your queries! If you need any more help, please feel free to ask!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ram Krishna Tiwari Tiwari
    helo sir i have compleated in Msc.(RS&GIS)- Remote sensing and geographical information system , so which subject is applicable for me in net exam . Please suggest me . Thanks .
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Ram,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can appear for UGC NET Geography Exam.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Suganya
    I have completed my B.E in Biotechnology and M.Tech in Chemical engineering.Am I eligible for csir Net in chemical science or life science?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Suganya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   As you completed the post-graduation in Chemical Engineering, it will be beneficial to apply for CSIR NET Chemical Science.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Revathy
    i have completed M.TECH in nanotechnology..may i eligible for csir ugc exam
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Revathy,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can also go for UGC NET Electronics Exam & CSIR NET Chemical Sciences both.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Preeti
    I have done MA MATHS. Am i eligible for UGC NET OR CSIR... plz reply
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Preeti,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can appear for UGC NET Exam only. As CSIR is conducted only for Science Stream Students, you won't be eligible for it.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Deepika Ray
    Hello sir, I have completed in Chemical engineering and in plastic engineering. Am I eligible for CSIR NET?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Deepika,   Yes, you're eligible for CSIR NET Chemical Sciences.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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