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CSIR NET 2020 Exam for Lecturer & Junior Research Fellow

CSIR NET 2020 Exam

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CSIR NET stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test. It is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS).

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

It is organized twice in a year (June and December) to select the talented researchers and lecturers who can contribute their knowledge and skill to the education industry.

Here is the complete information related to all activities of the NTA CSIR NET Exam.



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Highlights of CSIR NET 2020


 In Tamil Nadu & Puducherry, the CSIR NET 2020 Exam scheduled on 26th November 2020 has been postponed.

 NTA has released the CSIR NET Admit Card 2020 on 06th November 2020. Candidates who are going to appear in the exam can download their hall ticket now.

 As per the latest notice released by the NTA, the CSIR NET Exam 2020 will be conducted on 19th, 21st and 26th November 2020.

The exam will be conducted in total 5 subjects: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.

There are 225 CSIR NET 2020 Exam Centres.


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


No. of Test Cities

207 cities

Helpdesk No.




While preparing for the exam, you must have the complete idea of exam and other important dates. Visit CSIR NET 2020 Notification to check all the latest notifications.



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Stats of CSIR NET Previous Exam


To understand NTA CSIR NET Exam even in a better way, you should look at the previous session statistics. This gives you a fair bit of idea about the exam.

Here are the stats for the CSIR NET Dec 2019 session.

CSIR NET Exam Stats


Total Candidates Registered


Total Candidates Appeared


Candidates Qualified for JRF (NET) CSIR


Candidates Qualified for JRF NET Only


Candidates Qualified for JRF (NET) UGC


Candidates Qualified for Lectureship-NET


Exam Centres


Exam Cities





NTA CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2020


To appear in the NTA CSIR NET Exam, candidates are required to prove their CSIR NET Eligibility 2020 in some fields such as educational qualification and age limit.


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


Age Limit - If you want to apply for 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.




How to Apply for NTA CSIR NET 2020?


CSIR NET Exam is undertaken by lakhs of candidates to become eligible for research fellowship or lectureship jobs.


Aspirants are required to fill the online application form to register for it. So, to help them Eduncle has provided a well-defined step-by-step procedure for CSIR NET Application Form 2020 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 Correction Form Process 2020


NTA introduced the form correction process from 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 Form Correction 2020.




NTA CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern


A well-defined syllabus helps a candidate prepare for the topics and concepts on which questions will be based. Along with that, to start your preparation properly, you must analyze the exam pattern as well.


At Eduncle, you can get the clearly defined syllabus and exam pattern for all subjects. So, have a look at the complete CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern to know the important topics & pattern of the exam and plan your preparations accordingly.




CSIR NET Study Materials


Candidates who are going to appear for the CSIR NET Exam 2020 should have the quality study materials for preparation.


Eduncle provides CSIR NET 2020 Study Materials which is exclusively designed by the subject experts that will help you to score well in the exam.


We also provide Free Sample Study Materials to assure you about the quality of our materials.





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, solve as much previous year papers as you can to get yourself aware of 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

Download CSIR NET Question Papers




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 strategy that will help you to start your CSIR NET Preparations smoothly.


Tip: Avoid studying in rush hours & prepare well with - CSIR NET Last Minute Tips!



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CSIR NET 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 come up with the step-by-step procedure to download the CSIR NET Admit Card 2020 with ease. Follow the steps for hassle-free experience.




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.


Here is the complete procedure for candidates to check their CSIR NET Result & Cut Offs.

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



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NTA CSIR NET Certificate


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


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




CSIR NET Exam Review


While preparing for the NTA CSIR NET Exam, it is equally important for every candidate to have an idea about the previous year's exam. With this, you can plan your preparations accordingly.

According to the student’s feedback, the December 2019 Exam was of Moderate Level. Here, you can check the detailed CSIR NET 2019 Exam Review.




CSIR NET Career Scope & Benefits


There are many candidates who are unaware of the numerous benefits associated with the CSIR NET Exam and consider it just as an eligibility test to perform research. But there are many other options as well.

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




CSIR NET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Below are the most asked questions related to the NTA CSIR NET Exam 2020:


Ques. 1 - What is NTA CSIR NET Exam?

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


Ques. 2 - How many times is CSIR NET conducted in a year?

Ans - It is conducted twice a year in the months of June and December. But due to the current situation of COVID-19, the June 2020 Exam has been postponed to November 2020.


Ques. 3 - Whether the CSIR NET Exam will be offline or online?

Ans - The CSIR NET Exam is conducted online by the NTA.


Ques. 4 - What is the number of attempts in CSIR UGC NET Exam?

Ans - There is no limit for the number of attempts. You can give the exam as many times as you want. But there is age limit and other conditions for this exam. You can check the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria here.


Ques. 5 - Can I take CSIR NET in two different subjects?

Ans - No, you can only take the CSIR NET Exam in one subject at a time.


Ques. 6 - How long will the certificate of CSIR NET 2020 be valid?

Ans - The CSIR NET Certificate for Assistant Professor does not have any validity i.e. the certificate is valid for life time.

The certificate for JRF is valid for 2 years from the date of issue.


Ques. 7 - When CSIR NET Result will be declared?

Ans - The result will be declared 1 month after the exam is conducted.


Ques. 8 - How many candidates register for the CSIR NET Exam each year? 

Ans – Every year around 2 lakhs candidates register for the CSIR NET Exam. 


Ques. 9 - Can I change my CSIR NET 2020 Exam Centre?

Ans - No, once the centre is allotted, it cannot be changed.


Ques. 10 - Are the questions repeated in CSIR NET Exam?

Ans - No, the questions are not repeated. There is very little chance of repeating the questions in the exam. But mostly questions are based on the same pattern as asked in previous exams.


Ques. 11 – What is the difference between CSIR NET and UGC NET? 

Ans – There is not much of a difference. Both exams are conducted for JRF and Lecturer/Assistant Professor. But CSIR NET Exam is conducted for those who are from Science stream and UGC NET is conducted for the Language and subjects that comes under Humanities. 


Ques. 12 – When will the NTA CSIR NET 2020 Exam be conducted? 

Ans – CSIR NET 2020 Exam will be conducted on 19th, 21st and 26th November 2020.



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So, we have covered all the relevant details related to NTA CSIR NET 2020 Exam.

If you find the information provided in this article helpful, then do share with fellow aspirants.

If you have any queries, feel free to ask through the comment box given below.

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  • Priyanka 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.
    Thanks for...
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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,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    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,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    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,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    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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  • Nidhi dandir
    Sir I am pass out 2016 mathematics what are career in CSIR NET
    Hello Nidhi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can check out all career scopes that you will get after qualifying CSIR NET exam from CSIR NET Career Scopes.
    Thank You!
    Sourabh bhatnagar
    nidhi plz send me notes
  • Abhishek
    Sir i am currently studying in 2nd year of MTech Control Systems what are career opportunities for me through CSIR NET?
    Hello Abhishek,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can check out all career scopes that you will get after qualifying CSIR NET exam from
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