Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Eligibility Test
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CSIR NET 2024: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CSIR NET exam 2024 will be conducted from July 25, 2024 to July 27, 2024. The exam was earlier postponed as a precautionary measure after cancellation of other major NTA exams.
CSIR NET Exam 2024

CSIR NET Exam 2024

CSIR NET 2024: The National Testing Agency conducts the CSIR NET exam every year. The exam is held in online mode. The test aims to identify candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and assess their qualifications for teaching roles in Indian educational institutions. Only those who pass CSIR NET are qualified to teach in the field of Science and Technology.  

Latest Updates:

  • CSIR NET admit card 2024 is expected to be released soon online.
  • NTA has released new dates for CSIR NET 2024. The exam will now be conducted from July 25 to July 27, 2024.
  • CSIR NET exam, which was earlier going to begin from June 25, was postponed due to unavoidable reasons.

To appear for the CSIR NET exam, candidates must have registered themselves using the CSIR NET application form. However, before that, candidates must check the CSIR NET eligibility laid out by UGC. One those candidates who have successfully filled the application will be eligible to download their CSIR NET admit cards.

Candidates appearing for the exam can also check the CSIR NET syllabus, CSIR NET exam pattern and marking scheme to enhance their CSIR NET preparation. The exam syllabus has been prescribed by the CSIR-HRDG (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's Human Resource Development Group).

CSIR NET 2024: Important Highlights 

Candidates can take a look at the following important points regarding the CSIR NET examination. 

Particulars

Details

Exam conducting body

National Testing Agency 

Full form of CSIR NET 

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - National Eligibility Test

Mode of application

Online

Level of exam

National 

Frequency of exam 

Twice a year

Exam date

July 25 to July 27, 2024 (revised dates)

Mode of exam

Online

Duration of exam

3  hours

Language of question paper 

Hindi /English

CSIR NET Admit Card 2024

Once the candidate has successfully filled the application form, then he or she is liable to get their CSIR NET admit card 2024. The NTA releases the CSIR NET admit card on the official website.  National Testing Agency releases the CSIR NET admit card on the official website. Candidates must know that the admit card will be issued to the candidate provisionally and the document is subject to satisfying the eligibility conditions.

In order to download the admit card, candidates need to visit CSIR NET login and use their valid registration number and password which they will receive during the time of registration. Since the CSIR NET admit card is an essential document, candidates need to bring it to the exam centre or else they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. 

CSIR NET Eligibility

Before filling out the application form, candidates first need to check the CSIR NET eligibility criteria for the exam. Candidates can look at the eligibility criteria from the official notification which is available on the CSIR NET NTA’s portal. Aspirants must know that there are several factors that are related to the eligibility factor. Candidates can take a look at the following factors down below.

  1. Nationality 
  2. Age Limit for JRF/ Lectureship and Assistant Professor
  3. Educational Qualification 
  4. Reservation Relaxation

CSIR NET Application Form 2024

The second step towards appearing for the CSIR NET exam is to fill the CSIR NET application form 2024. The application form is made available on the official website and the mode of the application form is online. Since the official notification regarding the examination has already been released, the application form dates are also announced. 

CSIR NET 2024 Application Fees

Once the candidate has filled the application form, then they are required to pay the described application fees to complete the process. However, candidates must note that the application fees are different for candidates belonging to different categories. Aspirants can take a look at the following application fees for the examination down in the table form.

Candidate’s category

Application Fees 

General

Rs. 1100

EWS

Rs. 1100

OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)

Rs 550

SC

Rs 275

ST

Rs. 275

Persons with disability (PwD)

Nil

CSIR NET Syllabus 2024

The CSIR NET syllabus is laid out by the CSIR-HRDG (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's Human Resource Development Group). The syllabus is released on the official website and candidates are required to check the official notification as the syllabus will be mentioned in it.  Candidates must know that there are 5 subjects in the CSIR NET syllabus including chemical sciences, earth atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences. Further, the syllabus is bifurcated into 3 parts such as Part A, B and C and all three parts will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2024

The CSIR NET exam pattern 2024 is released by the National Testing Agency. The CSIR NET exam pattern is released along with the official notification. The main aim of the exam pattern is to shed light on topics such as the duration of the examination, total marks, total questions and other information. 

Candidates must note that as per the CSIR NET exam pattern, the examination will be held in the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode and the duration of the examination will be three hours. The exam pattern will consist of MCQ format questions and there will be a total of 120 questions and each question will carry 2 marks. Which makes the CSIR NET 2024 total mark as 200.

CSIR NET Result 2024

Usually, the CSIR NET result 2024 is released a month after the commencement of the examination. Before releasing the result, the NTA will release the CSIR NET 2024 answer key. There are two types of answer keys. While the first one is the CSIR NET 2024 provisional answer key which allows candidates to raise objections, the second answer key is the CSIR NET 2024 final answer key which helps the candidates to calculate scores in the examination. 

The CSIR NET result 2024 will be released on the official website in PDF form. In order to check the result, candidates need to enter their roll number, date of birth as well as captcha code. 

Also Check: CSIR NET result 2024

CSIR NET Cut-Off 2024

The CSIR NET cut-off was released by the National Testing Agency along with the declaration of result.  The CSIR NET cut-off 2024 refers to the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in order to qualify for the examination. NTA will release CSIR NET 2024 subject-wise cut off. Apart from being the subject-wise cut-off, the cut-off will also vary for students who belong to different categories.

Candidates who ace the JRF test will be ranked in a merit list and then allotted between CSIR and UGC in the ratio of a bunch of fellowships that are provided between these two for specific subjects. In addition, a merit list will be created depending on the candidate's performance. With the help of the CSIR NET cut-off, candidates will be able to check whether they have qualified for the examination or not. 

Read More: CSIR NET Cut off 2024

CSIR NET Expected Subject-wise Cut Off 2024

Candidates can take a look at the following CSIR NET subject-wise cut off 2024 (expected) down below. 

Expected CSIR NET Cut-Off for JRF (Life Science)

Candidate’s Category

Expected Cut-off

General

98.786

OBC

96.783

ST

90.532

SC

86.068

EWS

96.053

Expected CSIR NET Cut-Off for Assistant Professor (Life Science)

Candidate’s Category

Expected Cut-off Marks

General

97.011

OBC

93.291

SC

79.823

ST

86.383

EWS

93.873

CSIR NET Physical Science Cut-Off (Expected)

Category 

Expected CSIR NET Physical Science Cut off

General 

46.339

OBC

38.044

SC

30.101

ST

26.786

EWS

39.465

CSIR NET Chemical Science Cut-Off (Expected)

Category 

Expected CSIR NET Chemical Science Cut off

General 

46.745

OBC

40.289

SC

32.360

ST

25.000

EWS

41.456

CSIR NET Mathematical Science Cut-Off (Expected)

Category 

Expected CSIR NET Mathematical Science Cut off

General 

44.542

OBC

37.360

SC

30.082

ST

25.000

EWS

39.056

CSIR NET 2024: Recruitment Process 

Candidates can take a look at the 4 important steps which take place during the CSIR NET recruitment process. 

CSIR NET  Recruitment Process

CSIR NET 2024 Subject Codes 

Candidates can take a look at the following CSIR NET 2024 subject codes in the table given below.

Subject Name 

Subject Code 

Chemical Science

701

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

702

Life Science 

703

Mathematical Science 

704

Physical Science 

705

CSIR NET 2024 Certificate Validity

Once the candidate has cleared the CSIR NET examination, candidates will get the CSIR NET certificate. The validity of the CSIR NET certificate is set by CSIR-HRDG for 2 years. This means candidates can utilise the CSIR NET certificate for 2 years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will CSIR NET exam 2024 be held?

The CSIR NET exam 2024 will be held from July 25 to July 27, 2024. The exam was earlier scheduled to begin on June 25, 2024, however, it was postponed by the NTA.

Who conducts the CSIR NET exam ?

The National Testing Agency is entrusted with conducting the CSIR NET examination. This year for the June cycle, the exam will be conducted from June 25 to June 27, 2024.

Where can candidates check the official notification for CSIR NET?

Candidates can check the notification for the CSIR NET on the official portal of the NTA.

Who prescribes the CSIR NET syllabus?

The CSIR NET syllabus is prescribed by the CSIR-HRDG (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's Human Resource Development Group).

What is the validity of the CSIR NET certificate?

The validity of the CSIR NET certificate is set as 2 years which is set by the CSIR-HRDG.

What is CSIR NET eligibility criteria?

CSIR NET eligibility is based on basic factors including age limit, educational qualification, reservation, and nationality. 

What is CSIR NET official website?

The official website for CSIR NET is csirnet.nta.nic.in. Candidates can check all the information here.

Where can I find CSIR NET previous year question papers?

CSIR NET previous year question papers can be downloaded from the official website of the conducting body.

When is CSIR NET admit card released?

CSIR NET admit card is going is usually released at least 1 week before the examination day. For June 2024 session, the examination will begin from June 25. Therefore, candidates can expect the admit card about a week before that. 

Is CSIR NET 2023 result out ?

No, CSIR NET 2023 result are yet to be released. The results will be released once the examination is concluded on December 28, 2023. 

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