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CSIR NET 2022 Online Test Instructions - Check Detailed Procedure of CBT Exam

Lam Vijaykanth
Lam VijaykanthUpdated On: September 15, 2022 04:18 pm IST | CSIR UGC NET

CSIR NET June 2022 is being conducted from September 16 to19 and the mode of exam is Computer-Based. Check the detailed online test instructions of CSIR NET 2022 including steps to mark answers, navigating through different questions, and much more. 

CSIR NET 2022 Online Test Instructions - Check Detailed Procedure of CBT Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has the authority to conduct the CSIR NET exam. The CSIR NET test is conducted twice a year at a national level. CSIR NET is an eligibility exam to determine the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship (LS) & Junior Fellow Ship (JRF) and Assistant Professor in Sciences at Indian universities. CSIR NET 2022 Application form for June 2022 session was released on July 11, 2022. The last date to apply for the exam is August 10, 2022. The official notification for 2022 was released by the HRDG, and the exam will be held from September 16 onwards. The mode of the exam is online. It is conducted for 180 Marks. The instructions are explained in a detailed manner on this page. 

The CSIR NET exam will be conducted thrice in 2022. Through this exam, the eligibility of candidates shall be determined for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS) positions in the domain of science and technology. Candidates who qualify in the CSIR UGC NET exam will be able to pursue JRF and lecturer positions in Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Earth, Oceanic, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences subjects in Indian universities and colleges. 

CSIR NET 2022 Important Dates

The important dates of CSIR NET 2022 are provided in the following table. It is very important for the candidates to stay updated with the important dates for CSIR UGC NET 2022.



Commencement of Application Process

July 11, 2022

Last Date for Submitting Applications

August 10, 2022

Application Correction Window

August 12 to August 16, 2022

Release of Admit Card

September 13, 2022

CSIR UGC NET 2022 Exam Date

September 16 to 19, 2022

CSIR NET 2022 CBT Instructions

The important procedures for appearing in Computer Based Test are detailed here. Each candidate will be allocated a computer. And the aspirants must sit only at their own place. If they happen to change the places intentionally or unintentionally, the candidature would be cancelled.

  • In order to log in, the aspirant must enter login-ID and Password. The candidate will be able to see on the screen the image that is provided below. 

  • After successfully logging in, the candidate can see a welcome window like this

  • When the candidates select the option called Proceed as it is shown in the image, a set of instructions will appear on the candidates` screen like this 

  • These instructions are related to the type of questions and marking scheme and so on. At the stipulated time, the examination begins and the candidates will be able to questions on their screen.
  • The exam is conducted for a total of marks of 180.
  • The keyboard of the allotted computer will be disabled during the examination.
  • The candidate can answer the examination by using a device called a mouse.
  • The aspirants can modify the answers, which have been already marked.
  • In case of computer crashes and mouse malfunctions, the candidate will be allotted another Computer and the lost time will be allotted from the server to ensure complete time designated for the test.
  • The computer clock will appear on each and every candidate’s screen denoting the time left to complete the examination. The time will be displayed in minutes.
  • When the clock reaches zero, the examination will automatically be submitted. It is not necessary to submit or end the exam.
  • The Question Palette shown on the screen will denote the status of each question like below 

  • If the aspirants answer the question/ questions and Marks for Review, those questions will be evaluated.
  • The candidate does notanswer the question or questions and Marks for Review, will not be evaluated.
  • When the candidates mark questions for review, they can go to the same question at any point of time during the exam and can answer that question just by clicking on the number of that particular question, which is displayed on Question Palette.
  • In order to maximize the question, the candidate can click on the≥ symbol, which is available on the left side of Question Palette. To come back to the question palette, the aspirant can click on the ≤ symbol that appears on the right side of the question window.
  • The aspirant who is writing CBT of CSIR 2022, wants to navigate the question paper up and down, simply the candidate can scroll up and down using the mouse.
  • The question paper can be viewed by clicking on the icon called “Question Paper” which appears on the top right corner of the window of a computer screen.
  • For the Rough Work/Calculations purpose, the candidates will be given Blank sheets.
  • The blank sheets will have a header where candidates can write their Name and Roll number. After the examination, the aspirants must submit the blank sheets, which they have received before the commencement of the exam, to the invigilator.

Also Check: CSIR NET 2022 Syllabus

Steps to Navigate though Questions in CSIR NET 2022 CBT Exam

To navigate between questions within a Paper, the candidate needs to do the following instructions:

  • To go a particular question, the candidate must clickon the question number in the Question Palette, which is on the right side of the screen.
  • After answering the question, the aspirants must click on the option called “Save and Next” to save the present question and answer and to go to the next question.
  • To move to the next question without answering the questions and marking for review the candidates can click on the option called “Mark for Review& Next”.

Steps to Mark Answers in CISR NET 2022 CBT Exam

Here are the important steps regarding marking answers in CSIR NET CBT exam -

  • Procedure for answering an objective type question/MCQ
  • To mark the correct answer, click on that option
  • If the candidates want to deselect the answer, they can select the same chosen option once again or click on the “Clear Response” button.
  • To save the answer and to go to the next question, the aspirants must click on the “Save & Next” option.
  • Students can click on “Mark for Review & Next” to mark the question for review. 

Navigating through sections

  • All the sections of the question paper appear on the top of the computer screen. The current/viewing section will be highlighted.  To go see the questions, which are in that particular section, the aspirants must click on that particular section.
  • The candidates will be directed automatically to the first question of the following section, as soon as the candidate clicks on Save &Next of the last question of that particular section.
  • Students can view any sections as they want, at their convenience, at any time during the examination.
  • The summary of a section can be viewed by the candidate on the above Question Palette.

Also Read: CSIR NET 2022 Exam Pattern

CSIR NET CBT 2022: Instructions for Numerical Questions

Here are the important instructions regarding CSIR NET 2022 numerical questions -

  • To mark the answer for numerical questions, the candidates can utilize the virtual keyboard, which is provided below the question itself.  Students must use a virtual keyboard to mark the answer through the mouse.
  • To save and to go the next question, aspirants can click on “Save & Next” or “Mark for Review& Next”, to go for review later and answer the next question. 

List of Documents Required at Exam Centre and Important instruction of CSIR NET 2022

The list of documents, which should be carried to the examination center is listed below.

  • Candidates must carry their admit card/ hall ticket to the examination center.
  • Aspirants should carry and produce Personal Identification, cards to confirm their identity when it is requested.
  •  Candidates should not take any kind of materials, bits of paper printed or written to the examination hall.
  • The test takers should reach the examination venue at least one hour before the commencement of the examination.
  • Candidates, who fail to reach the examination venue on time, will not be allowed to write the examination.
  • All the candidates are expected to maintain discipline and decorum both in and outside the examination hall.
  • Any kind of misconduct with the invigilator or staff member of that organization will not be endured and may lead to the cancellation of the candidature.
  • Examination takers should maintain silence during the examination. 

 For more updates and the latest news of CSIR NET 2022 stick around 


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