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CSIR NET 2020 Application Form - Step by Step Procedure

CSIR NET Application Form

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The CSIR NET 2020 Application Form procedure was held between 16th March 2020 to 30th June 2020.


But due to the changed circumstances arising out of COVID -19, National Testing Agency had re-opened the online portal on 22nd August 2020 to fill the application form which has been closed on 10th September 2020.


While applying for CSIR NET Exam, there is a possibility that you may face some difficulties. So, it’s better to check the step-by-step process of the CSIR NET Application form.


Here in this blog, we have covered the following details of NTA CSIR NET Application Form 2020. Read the instructions and take the first step towards your dream.




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CSIR NET Application Form 2020 - Look at the Entire Schedule


The National Testing Agency is going to conduct CSIR NET 2020 for Junior Research Fellowship/Lectureship Programs on 19th, 21st and 26th November 2020.


In order to fill the CSIR NET Exam 2020 Application Form, you must fulfill the CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria.


Candidates can fill the form for CSIR NET Exam through the official site of NTA. The CSIR NET Application Form process is based on online mode only.


The following are the official dates of the complete process of filling the CSIR Application Form.

Correction in Choice of Cities:  19th October 2020 to 20th October 2020

CSIR NET Application Form (Re-opens):  22nd August 2020 to 10th September 2020

CSIR NET Form Correction Process (Re-conduct): 11th September 2020 to 17th September 2020

Starting of Online Form Submission: 16th March 2020

Last Date to fill the application form: 30th June 2020 till 4 PM.

Last date for Fee submission: 30th June 2020 till 11.50 PM.

CSIR NET Form Correction Process: 20th July 2020


Visit our CSIR NET Notifications blog, to know about the complete schedule and all the latest updates for the exam.





CSIR NET Application Form 2020 – How to Apply Online?


Read the steps given below with registration form images carefully and follow them while you apply online for CSIR NET Exam:



Step 1- CSIR NET 2020 Registration


Visit the official website of CSIR NET.

If you have already registered for the CSIR NET exam, then you may log in to the website. But if you are a new user then you will have to register yourself first.



New candidates click on the "New Registration" button. An instruction page will open. Read all the instructions carefully, then click on the checkbox to agree the terms & conditions.



Click on the “Click Here to Proceed” button. After this, a new CSIR NET 2020 Application form page will open.

Enter the personal details like (name, mother’s name, father’s name, DOB, Address etc) as asked in the form and click on “Submit”. Now, you are required to confirm the details. Click on “Yes” and “Final Submit” to complete the CSIR registration process.



After completing the registration process, you will get a unique Application Number on your Email ID and Mobile Number. You will have to use these application number to log in to the website so you can complete the CSIR NET Apply Online process.



Step 2 - Fill the details in the Application Form


Now you will have to fill the educational and other details (Subject opted for NET, medium of paper, exam city, specialization, etc) in the CSIR NET Application Form.

Note - The details must be appropriately filled otherwise your application form may get rejected.

After filling the details, you should recheck it and then proceed to the next step.

Now, in the next step, you have to upload your Photograph and Signature.


Personal Details:



Apply For:


Educational Details:


Doctorate Details:



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Step 3 – Upload Photograph & Signature


Click on the "Upload Image’ button to upload the required images. The photograph and signature must be in JPG/JPEG format only.

According to the official CSIR NET notification, the photograph should be

More than 10 kb and less than 200kb.

3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height) in dimension

Must have your name and date on it and taken on or after 02nd September 2019.

For signature, the dimensions are 3.5 cm in (length) x 1.5 cm in (Height) and size should be more than 4kb and less than 200kb. Use Black pen for the Signature.

Candidates have to upload following certificates also if needed

Category Certificate

PwD Certificate

Result Awaited Certificate

After uploading, click on the preview button. Make sure they appear correctly in the preview, then click on submit button and you will be redirected to the payment portal.


Important NoteMany aspirants facing problem to obtain and upload the updated certificates such as Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD etc.), Result Awaited Attestation Form and other documents.


Due to this, NTA has decided to provide relaxation in the mandatory provision of uploading the documents other than signature and photograph of aspirant. Candidates can check out the complete details related to this from HERE.




Step 4 - Make Payment


Now, candidates can move to the next step which is fee payment. Click on “Proceed for Payment” to go one step further.

Select the bank by which you want to pay the exam fee and click on the button to final submit the CSIR NET Exam form. After making the payment, take the proof of fee paid.

Download and take the print of the CSIR NET Exam 2020 Application Form. Keep it with you, it will be needed to download the CSIR NET Admit Card.


CSIR Online Application Fee



Application Fee

For General Category Candidates/General EWS

INR 1000

For OBC (Non-creamy layer)

INR 500


INR 250



Mode of payment: Candidates can choose the payment mode according to your convenience (debit/credit card/net banking/UPI).




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Important Things to Remember While filling CSIR Application Form


You should submit only one CSIR online form filled with valid details otherwise your form may get rejected.

After filling the complete valid details, you should preview the entire CSIR NET online application form before the final submission.

You will not be able to make changes in the CSIR NET application form once its final submission has been done. But after collecting all the applications, NTA opens the CSIR NET Form Correction windows for a few days when you can make the required changes.

You should submit the application within 30 minutes, as the session will expire & you will have to fill the Application Form again.



Essentials Data Required While Filling the CSIR NET Form


While applying for CSIR NET online exam, you must know about some essential things that are required to fill up in the form.



A. Subjects


To avoid mistakes at the time of filling CSIR NET Form you are advised to keep the following information of the subjects ready.

Subject List


S. No.


Subject Code Name

Subject Code No.


Chemical Sciences




Earth Sciences, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences




Life Sciences




Mathematical Sciences




Physical Sciences





B. Date of Birth


While filling the CSIR application form, you need to enter your date of birth. Make sure you enter the same date which is mentioned in your documents.



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C. Required Certificates


It is advised to have the following certificates and mark sheets with you to avoid any mistake:

Copy of Board/ University Certificate

Category Certificate if applicable

Candidate’s ID Proof

Qualifying Degree Certificate or last semester marksheet

Self-Declaration Minority Community Certificate if applicable

Person with Disability (PwD) Certificate if applicable

Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Certificate if applicable

Result Awaited Certificate if applicable



D. Exam Centres


Also, check the list of CSIR NET Exam Centers to have an idea about your nearest exam centres so that you can fill the three choices accordingly in the application form.


Important Instructions



What if You Forgot Application Number & Password?


In case if you forgot the application number and password, you must recover them by following the below-mentioned procedures.



How to Get Application Number


Read the steps given below carefully and follow them to retrieve your application number.


Step 1 – Visit the official website of NTA CSIR NET.


Step 2 – Now, click on the CSIR NET Apply Online button.


Step 3 – After that a window will open. In section of “Only Registered Candidates Sign In”, you have to click on link“Forgot Application No?”.


Step 4 – Then enter your name, father's name, mother's name, date of birth and security pin as shown on the screen.


Step 5 – Click on the “Get Application Number” button and after this process, you will get your application number.



How to Recover Password of NTA CSIR NET 2020 Form?


Read out the following steps and reset your CSIR NET password.


Step 1 – Visit the NTA CSIR NET official website.


Step 2 – Now, click on the CSIR NET Apply Online button.


Step 3 – In section of “Only Registered Candidates Sign In”, you have to click on link “Forgot Password?”


Step 4 – After that a window will open with three options. Choose any one option from them –


Using Security Question and its Answer you chose during Form filling.

Using a Verification code sent via text message (SMS) to your Registered Mobile No.

Using a reset link sent via Email to your Registered Email Address


Step 5 – Now click on the “Continue” button and reset your password.



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We hope, you now have the idea of CSIR NET Apply Online process and the things that are required while filling it? This will help you to apply for the NET Exam without any mistakes.



Frequently Asked Questions About CSIR NET Exam Application Form


We have also covered the most frequently asked questions by Aspirants.


If you have the same query as mentioned below, kindly have a look at them.



Ques 1 - Can I correct my CSIR NET JRF form after final submission?


Ans – Yes, NTA provides a chance for correction in the Application Form.



Ques 2 - Which documents need to be sent with the CSIR NET application form?


Ans – There is no probation to send any document or the application form. As the officials are accepting online applications only.



Ques 3- How do I retrieve my CSIR NET application details?


Ans - If you forget the CSIR NET application details, you can recover them easily using some steps which are described above in the blog – Check Here



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We hope, the above information will help you. However, if you have any queries about the CSIR NET Application Form process you can share it with us through the comment box below. We will try to solve your queries as soon as possible.


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Showing 19 comments out of 211
  • Shubhangi bodake
    i have completed my graduation in bsc chemistry , can I apply for this exam
    Hello Shubhangi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You are eligible to apply for NET JRF with your graduation degree.
    For CSIR NET Lectureship/ assistant professor, you must ha...
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  • Aleesha p kenneth
    Hlw eduncle my payment for exam was sucessful but i forgot to take printout of e-receipt. Where will i get it again and is it necessary to have that
    Hello Suraj,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be able to download the printout of submitted application form. Also keep remember the application number and password for fut...
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  • U.u.chandra sekhar
    What is the maximum age for st students
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per the CSIR NET exam guidelines, the maximum age limit for ST category candidates is 33 years.
    Thank You.
  • Fghj
    Hello sir/Mam, in csirnet 2019Dec, i wrongly uploaded the photo without signature and date and also uploaded signature in blue ink pen?? What i will do now ? Is my application will...
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    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You may change the photo and signature in case of any discrepancy. The application correction process will start from 18 to 25 October.
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  • Sangeetha
    Please give me one month study plan and how achieve my mentor
    Hello Sangeeta,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    We will be glad to help you in CSIR NET Preparation. For more details kindly visit
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  • Anand
    I have completed my net exam registration and payment process. Unfortunately i had entered an incorrect email address during registration. Is it possible to correct my email addres...
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    Hello Anand,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    NTA will provide the facility to correct mistakes in particular fields of CSIR NET application form from 18th to 25th October 2019. ...
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  • Vishakha jaiswal
    Hello sir.I have missed the last date of submission for June 2019 attempt as I met with an accident and now the last date is passed.please help me.Is there any way I can still give...
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    Hello Vishakha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    There is no other option to apply for the CSIR NET exam after closing of applications process. You have to wait for the next se...
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  • Ankita shekhawat
    Hello I have completed my and I have not taken admission in any kind of PG programme I am eligible to fill the csir net december 2017 according to the csir notifica...
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    Hello Ankita,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You should fill B.Sc. in the CSIR NET Qualification Column.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Ed...
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  • Ruchi
    Sir, I am in MSc final year with chemistry .Is it possible to fill the form without filling the specialisation in chemical science?The form will be submit or not without ...
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    Hello Ruchi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   It is mandatory to fill the details of your qualifying degree. If you have filled it already, then you can leave the specializati...
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  • Smita
    Hlw eduncle... I want to know that, what enclousers I need to send with hardcopy of online application form except Bank challan. Earlier they asked for M.Sc marksheet. ..but thi...
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