CSIR NET E-Certificate: How to Download, Validity, Documents Required, Instructions

Nikhar Aggrawal

Updated On: July 10, 2024 05:39 pm IST | CSIR UGC NET

CSIR NET E-Certificate will be released after the CSIR NET 2024 result gets declared. Only the qualified aspirants are awarded with the CSIR NET E-Certificate. Check out this article to find details on validity, how to download, documents required, other etc. 


CSIR NET E-Certificate

CSIR NET E-Certificate is a certificate awarded to the candidates who qualify in the CSIR UGC NET Exam for JRF and Lectureship positions in the CSIR NET Exam receive this CSIR NET certificate. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research issues Part I certificates, while the University Grants Commission (UGC) awards Part II and Part III certificates to candidates who successfully complete the CSIR NET 2024 process. The CSIR NET E-Certificate is uploaded to the CSIR or NTA website approximately 2-3 months after the CSIR NET 2024 Result is declared. It includes all of the information of the candidate as well as their final ranking. CSIR NET Exam 2024 for June session will be conducted on July 25, 26 and 27, 2024. The  CSIR NET Exam 2024 result date has not been notified yet.

The CSIR NET E-Certificate 2024 will be available on the official website, and candidates must download it for future use. Individuals with valid CSIR NET certificates are eligible for Lectureships, and Junior Research Fellowships at universities and colleges across the country.

How to download CSIR NET E-Certificate 2024?

Once the certificates are available, students can download the CSIR NET E-Certificate from the official website by following the steps below.

Step 1: Candidates must go to the CSIR NET official website.
Step 2: Select the e-Services option which will be present at the top of the page.
Step 3: Then click on the link for Joint CSIR UGC NET Certificate 2024 or Joint CSIR UGC NET E-Certificate 2024 . Candidates will then be directed to the login page where they can access their application data.
Step 4: Enter the 'Application Number, Date of Birth and Security PIN' . Then click on the ' Submit' option
Step 5: Download the CSIR UGC NET Certificate .
Step 6: Take a printout of the certificate for future use and also keep a soft copy in their device.

Note: Candidates might have some difficulties downloading the certificate due to high traffic on the page; in this case, they should contact the help desk using the contact information provided on the CSIR NET website.

How to download CSIR NET E-Certificate 2024 Part 2 and 3?

Step 1: Visit the official website of UGC, https://www.ugc.ac.in/.
Step 2: Find the link "Click to download the e-certificate of the CSIR-UGC Test from December 2016 onwards" and click on it.
Step 3: Select "Yes" or "No".
  • Candidates who received their password via OTP after September 1, 2017, or when filling out the CSIR NET application form can select "Yes".
  • Candidates who did not obtain their password via OTP, select "No" and let the password be generated.
Step 4: After filling out all of the required information, click the "Login" button to download the CSIR NET E-certificate.

CSIR NET Certificate Validity

The CSIR UGC NET Certificate has a different validity period for Lectureships and Junior Research Fellowships (JRF). The following points describe the CSIR NET certificate validity:

  • JRF candidates must note that the CSIR NET Certificate is valid for two years from the date of issue.
  • The validity of the CSIR NET e-certificate for the Assistant Professor or Lectureship (LS) position is lifetime.

Documents Required for CSIR NET Certificate

Before downloading the CSIR NET certificate, candidates must submit some important documents to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's official address. The CSIR NET E Certificate will be issued after these documents have been verified. The list of documents required for CSIR NET Certificate is provided below:

  • CSIR NET Exam Mark Statement
  • Admit card of the CSIR NET Exam
  • Caste Certificate (if required)
  • Marksheet of 10th class (as date of birth proof).
  • CGPA/SGPA/OGPA/CPI conversion formulas of their respective Universities/Institutes or certificates issued by the concerned University/Institute that clearly state the marks percentage of qualifying degree.
  • Division of marks (for dual degree)
  • Proof of Economically Weaker Section Category (Income and Asset Certificates), as required by the relevant authorities.
  • M.Sc., Integrated BS-MS, B.E/B.Tech, B-Pharma, MBBS, or an Equivalent Degree along with the Required Percentage of Marks.
  • Physical disability certificate (in the case of physically and visually impaired people)

Note: Candidates must write on the envelope with "Documents for June 2024 (JRF/LS-PART-I-RESULT) NET Exam and Roll Number" while sending all the documents.

Also Read: CSIR NET Online Coaching vs. Self-Study

Important Instructions for Sending the Documents

Candidates must follow the important instructions while sending the documents to the officials to avoid complications.

  • OBC applicants should be aware that they must submit their OBC caste certificate in the format specified on the official website.
  • Certificates in languages other than Hindi and English must be translated into Hindi or English and attested by the original certificate's issuing authority.
  • Candidates who applied in the Result Awaited (RA) category (MSc or equivalent) must submit the necessary documents only after they have completed their qualification.
  • Candidates who would like to carry their documents in person must go on working days between 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Such candidates should bring self-attested copies of the above-mentioned documents with them (they shouldn't be sent by post).

Instructions for CSIR NET Duplicate Certificate

Candidates must follow the steps provided below to receive a duplicate CSIR NET E-Certificate.

  • The application number, parents' names, date of examination, roll number, domain subject, as well as candidate's address should all be entered in an affidavit on judicial stamp paper. Both the appropriate authority and UGC have to verify the same.
  • If a candidate discovers the original CSIR Certificate, they must state in their affidavits that they will return the duplicate CSIR NET certificate as soon as possible, without any misuse.
  • The candidate must draw a Rs 100 demand draft in favour of the Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, and pay it at the State Bank of India (SBI), Service Branch (code-7687). The draught must be submitted in addition to the affidavit.
  • Furthermore, candidates also need to submit a FIR with the attestation stamp of a Class-I gazetted officer along with a certified copy of the FIR that has been registered at the Police station must be included.

Note: If a candidate did not submit the documents previously, they can submit them along with the request letter.

What to do if the CSIR NET E-Certificate is not received?

Candidates must know the following pointers to understand what to do if CSIR NET E-Certificate is not recieved:

  • Officials will only issue a duplicate certificate if you lose it or do not receive the original.
  • Candidates must state in their affidavit that if they find their original CSIR NET Award Letter, they will not misuse the duplicate and return it to the NET Bureau.
  • In addition to the affidavit, candidates must submit a demand draft for INR 100/- made payable to the Secretary, University Grants Commission, New Delhi and payable at State Bank of India, Service Branch, New Delhi.
  • Candidates must include an attested copy of the FIR filed at the Police Station. The Class-I gazetted officer's attestation stamp must include his or her name, designation, as well as the official address.

Benefits of CSIR NET Certificate

Candidates will benefit from the CSIR NET Certificate 2024 in the future, whether for their career or further studies. The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are both in charge of the CSIR NET Certificate 2024. The following are the benefits of the CSIR NET Certificate 2024:

  • Candidates can apply for Lectureships at universities that have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Candidates can also become a consultant at various laboratories.
  • Candidates with a valid CSIR NET Certificate 2024 may be considered for positions such as Junior Research Fellows or Senior Research Fellows.
  • Candidates can apply for positions like technical and support staff in the  Laboratories.
  • Candidates can also be eligible for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Scholarships and Fellowships.
  • Some of India's top institutes and companies, such as SAI, NBRI, IMTECH, NEERI, CPRI, and others, offer positions as Scientific officers to candidates with CSIR NET certificates. Qualified candidates can play a management role in developing new products for their company.

With the CSIR NET Certificate candidates can choose the best career for them. According to the CSIR-HRDG, qualifying candidates can access their CSIR NET E-Certificate from the official website as long as their documents are validated and found to be in order. Be cautious while downloading the CSIR NET certificate and understand the complete process.

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Which is better, the UGC NET or the CSIR NET?

Both exams are taken on a national scale and the exam's difficulty level ranges from moderate to difficult. The CSIR NET, on the other hand, is far more difficult than the UGC NET.


Who qualifies for a CSIR NET certificate?

Candidates who clear the CSIR NET Examination are eligible for CSIR NET Certificate.


Is a CSIR PhD worth it?

A PhD from a CSIR lab is a good option because you will gain valuable research experience. The problem with most students is that they do not have a proper plan before starting on a long-term research programme. In the majority of cases (90%), the supervisor role is critical to being a successful PhD holder.


What if the CSIR UGC NET Certificate is misplaced or destroyed?

Recovering your CSIR NET E-Certificate from the website or any other means is not possible. Contact UGC- NET directly through their email (ugcnet@nta.ac.in) and express your concern, provide all relevant information, and ask for your certificate.

How many CSIR NET attempts are permitted?

There is no limit to the number of times you can take the CSIR NET exam. Candidates can apply and take the exam as many times as they want as long as they meet the educational and age requirements.

What is the value of a CSIR NET E-Certificate?

The CSIR NET Certificate is an important certification for those who want to work in Indian universities and colleges as teachers or researchers. It is recognised worldwide for its credibility and serves as proof of their eligibility for Assistant Professor as well as Junior Research Fellowship positions.

What is the difference between a CSIR NET and a JRF certificate?

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is a qualifying examination held in India to determine candidates' eligibility for positions as Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. JRF, on the other hand, is a fellowship given to candidates who pass the NET exam.

How can I have a copy of my old CSIR NET certificate?

Send an email to certifcate@csirhrdg.res.in with your CSIR reference number and roll number. Candidates who live nearby can visit the CSIR NET Certification Section's Head Office. Candidates can request the CSIR NET certificate by sending a request letter to the Head, NET Bureau, UGC.


How long does it take to make and award certificates after the results are released?

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) usually issues the CSIR NET Certificate a few months after the exam results are announced. The exact time period for the issuance of the e-certificate varies, but it usually takes 4 to 6 months from the date of CSIR NET result declaration.


For how long is the CSIR UGC NET Certificate valid?

JRF candidates can use this certificate for two years from the date of issue. After qualifying for a Lectureship, this certificate will be valid for life.

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