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NTA CSIR NET 2021 for JRF and Lectureship - Complete Guide

CSIR NET 2021 Exam

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CSIR NET stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test. It is a national-level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the candidates who want to choose Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS) as their career.

NTA CSIR UGC NET  is conducted in 5 subjects: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences, twice a year.

Candidates, who qualify for CSIR NET JRF are eligible to become lecturers in the Science & Technology subjects only.

NTA started conducting this exam from December 2019 onwards. Earlier it was used to be conducted by the CSIR. 



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Highlights of CSIR NET 2021


It is important to have complete knowledge of the CSIR NET JRF exam if you want to prepare for it with the right strategy. So here are the important highlights of the exam.


Exam Name

CSIR NET (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test)


JRF & Lectureship

Mode of Exam

Online only

Medium of Paper

Hindi & English

Test Duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Total Marks


Helpdesk No.



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NTA CSIR NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria


To appear for the exam, candidates are required to prove their eligibility such as educational qualification and age limit.

Following is the brief of these criteria:

Educational Qualification - Aspirants should have a masters' degree with 55% aggregate marks or enrolled for post-graduation. 

Age Limit - If you want to apply for CSIR UGC NET JRF, then your age must not be more than 28 years but there is no age limit to appear for Assistant Professor.

NTA has provided some relaxations to the candidates in the upper age limit and educational qualification as per their categories.

Check these criteria and relaxation in detail on our CSIR NET Exam 2021 Eligibility blog. 



How to Apply for NTA CSIR NET June 2021?


The exam is undertaken by lakhs of candidates to become eligible for research fellowship or lectureship jobs. So, to register for it, aspirants are required to fill the online application form.

To help you with this, at Eduncle we have provided a well-defined step-by-step procedure for the CSIR NET 2021 Application Form and the details of the necessary documents required while applying online for the exam. 



Download CSIR NET Previous Years Papers to have an idea about the Question's Difficulty Level & Topics Ideas.



NTA CSIR NET Exam 2021 Correction Form Process


NTA introduced the form correction process in December 2019. This was great news for all the CSIR NET aspirants as they are now able to correct their details in the application form.

Candidates can correct the details like Name, Gender, Address, Category, Parents Name, etc. You can check the complete details here - CSIR NET 2021 Form Correction.



NTA CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern


To start your preparation for the exam you will require a well-defined syllabus that will help you know the topics and concepts on which questions will be based.

Along with that, to plan your preparation properly, you must analyze the exam pattern as well.

So, check the  CSIR NET 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern and plan your studies with the important topics & question patterns of the exam.



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NTA CSIR NET Exam Study Materials – For Best Preparation


Candidates who are going to appear for the exam should have quality study materials for preparation.


Eduncle provides CSIR NET 2021 Study Materials which is exclusively designed by the subject experts that will help you to score well in the exam.


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CSIR NET Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Keys


The best strategy to boost your exam preparation and confidence level is by solving the Previous Year Question Papers and, if you have their answer keys, then you can analyze your performance as well.


So, you must solve as many previous year papers to revise the topics and understand the type and difficulty level of the questions. 


Here you can download the CSIR NET Previous Papers and CSIR NET Answer Keys for all five subjects.


Free Previous Year Papers & Answer Keys

Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematical Science

Chemical Sciences

Earth Sciences



NTA CSIR NET Preparation Tips, Tricks, and Strategy


A well-planned, guided approach will not only help you to deal with the exam-prep stress but also give you the much-needed confidence to appear for the exam and achieve good marks.


Eduncle Experts has come up with some amazing preparation strategies that will help you to start your CSIR NET 2021 Exam Preparations smoothly. You can also take the help of expert guidance that will help you in your last-minute preparation.



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NTA CSIR NET 2021 Admit Card


Admit Card is the entry pass issued by the NTA to the candidates who have registered for the exam.


But be careful while downloading the admit card, as you may encounter a few issues during it.


Here, we have provided the step-by-step procedure to download the CSIR NET Exam 2021 Admit Card with ease. You must refer to these guidelines and steps before downloading the ticket.



CSIR NET Exam Reviews & Analysis (2020)


While preparing for Joint CSIR UGC NET exam, it is equally important for every candidate to have an idea about the previous year's paper-like difficulty level, types of questions asked, etc. This information will help you to plan your preparations properly. 

According to the student’s feedback, the 2020 Exam was of Moderate Level. Here, you can check the detailed  CSIR NET 2020 Exam Review



CSIR NET Result – Cutoffs, Scores accepted by Universities


A result is the final outcome of your dedication and hard work that you have done during the exam preparation.

CSIR NET 2020 scorecard was released on 28th December 2020. NTA has declared CSIR NET 2020 Result on 5th February 2021. 

Here is the complete procedure for candidates to check their Results & Cut-Offs.

Along with the result, candidates can also check the previous year’s cut-off marks.



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Stats & Notification of CSIR NET Exam


While preparing for the exam, you must have a complete idea of exam updates and important dates. Visit CSIR NET 2021 Notification to check all the latest notifications.

To understand this exam even in a better way, you should look at the statistics. This will give you a fair idea about the examination.

The following table contains the stats for the 2020 session. 

CSIR NET Exam Stats


Total Candidates Registered


Total Candidates Appeared


Candidates Qualified for CSIR NET JRF


Candidates Qualified for JRF NET Only


Candidates Qualified for JRF (NET) UGC


Candidates Qualified for Lectureship-NET


Exam Cities



Note: NTA has not released any exam details or statistics for 2021. Once the official notifications are out, we will update the same.



NTA CSIR NET Certificate


NET exam qualification brings a lot of advantages and research opportunities for the selected candidates. To avail of these benefits, candidates need to submit their award letter/ certificate issued by CSIR. This certificate serves as proof that they have qualified for the exam.

As per the latest notification, CSIR has released the CSIR NET Certificate for June 2020 exam on 3rd April 2021. 

To obtain the NET Certificate, qualifiers need to send attested/self-attested photocopies of the documents which are requested by the authority for verification.



CSIR NET Career Scope & Benefits


There are many candidates who are unaware of the numerous benefits associated with the exam and consider it just as an eligibility test to perform research. But there are many other opportunities available after it.

We have compiled all the benefits and career scopes after qualifying CSIR NET Exam that a student can opt.



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CSIR NET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Below are the most asked questions related to the NTA CSIR NET Exam 2021, if you have any queries regarding the exam please refer to them. 


Ques. 1 - What is CSIR NET?

Ans - It is a national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS).



Ques. 2 – What is the NTA score in CSIR NET?

Ans – The score or marks you have obtained in the exam is known as the NTA score. 



Ques. 3 – When is CSIR NET June 2021 Exam?

Ans – NTA CSIR NET 2021 Exam has been postponed till the middle of July 2021. 



Ques. 4 - How many times is the CSIR exam conducted in a year?

Ans - It is conducted twice a year in the months of June and December. 



Ques. 5 - CSIR NET Exam 2021 will be conducted offline or online? 

Ans - This exam is conducted in online mode only by the NTA.



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Ques. 6 - How many times a candidate can appear in CSIR NET Exam? 

Ans - There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can appear for the exam. But there are some criteria like age limit and other conditions that must be followed for this exam. You can check the Eligibility Criteria here.



Ques. 7 - Can I take CSIR NET in two different subjects?

Ans - No, you cannot apply for this exam in two different subjects. You can appear for one subject only.



Ques. 8 - How long will the certificate of CSIR NET 2020 be valid? 

Ans - The certificate for Assistant Professor does not have any validity i.e. the certificate is valid for lifetime. 
But the certificate for Junior Research Fellowship is valid for 2 years from the date of the issue. 



Ques. 9 - When CSIR NET Exam Result will be declared? 

Ans - As per the official notification, CSIR NET Result 2020 has been declared on 5th February 2021. 



Ques. 10 - How many candidates register for the NTA CSIR NET Exam each year?

Ans – Every year around 2 lakhs candidates register for this exam. 



Ques. 11 - Will I be able to change my CSIR NET 2021 Exam Centre?

Ans - No, you cannot change your exam center once it has been allotted by the NTA.



Ques. 12 - Are the questions repeated in CSIR NET Exam? 

Ans - There is very little chance that the questions will be repeated in the exam. But mostly, questions are based on the same pattern as asked in previous exams.



Ques. 13 – What is CSIR NET and UGC NET? What is the difference between these two exams? 

Ans – Both the exams are national-level examinations, conducted for JRF and Lecturer/Assistant Professor. But CSIR NET Exam is conducted for Science stream candidates and UGC NET is conducted for the Language and subjects that come under Humanities.



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We have covered all the relevant details related to the NTA CSIR NET 2021 Exam in this article.

You can also share this information with fellow aspirants who are preparing for upcoming sessions.

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  • Waseema
    hello sir..can u suggest best books for csir net
    Anonymous User
    Hello Waseema,
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  • Nopu ongay bhutia
    If I only apply for JRF in CSIR NET and did not clear JRF but eligible for LS. Will I get the certificate?
    Hello Nopu Ongay,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    No, you will get the certificate for LS only if you have applied for CSIR NET JRF and LS both.
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  • Mizul
    sir I have completed my in I clear my ..CSIR net😔
    Hello Mizul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You should go through the complete syllabus & important topics and make and proper strategy accordingly. Check out the detailed CSIR N...
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  • Priyanka m M
    Sir , I completed M-tech biotechnology in dec 2018. Am i eligible for CSIR NET when i have to apply i need details thank you.
    Hello Priyanka,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam. You can fill the application form for CSIR NET June 2021 session.
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  • Sujit kumar mahto
    sir, I completing my in 2021, how I start preperation for CSIR UGC NET mathematics science from zero level
    Hello Sujit,
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    You should go through the complete syllabus first and make a proper strategy accordingly. Check out the
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  • Usharani
    sir, I am a did my PG in pharmaceutical analysis. Am I eligible for CSIR UGC NET chemical sciences? And after qualifying will I get any opportunities as I'm specifically specialize...
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    Hello Usharani,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam and after qualifying the exam you can apply for relevant vacant posts and lectures...
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  • Ashit tiwari
    sir I am undergraduate 3rd year chemical engineering student can you tell me which subject would be suitable for me in csir net exam
    Hello Ashit,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You should apply for CSIR NET Chemical Science subject.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Bk
    Sir , I am chemistry student . How to preparation CSIR NET exam. Please, give me tips for crack CSIR NET
    Hello BK,
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    You should go through the complete syllabus and make a startegy accordingly. For detailed information please visit -
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  • Afrin
    I am in 2nd year msc student biotech what are career in CSIR NET ? and sir can I apply in exams in coming December or else should have degree of msc?
    Hello Afrin
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for CSIR NET exam, After qualiying the exam you can apply for JRF or lectureship in national universities.
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  • Tarun parihar
    Hello, Once i qualify for lecturership and being a newbie to teaching field, will I be provided with some training?
    Hello Tarun,
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    The NET qualification ensure that you are eligible for assistant professor. However the final selection will be done by respective ins...
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