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CSIR NET 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Lam Vijaykanth on 22 Jan, 2023 10:43

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CSIR NET 2023

CSIR UGC NET 2023:According to the latest update by HRDGCSIR the CSIR NET 2022 Session of December and the CSIR NET 2023 June Session have been merged. As per the update, the exam will be held either in the month of May 2023 or June 2023. Candidates who are eagerly waiting for the notification of CSIR NET 2023, can expect the application very soon. 

The official notification of CSIR NET 2023 will be released very soon. The application form will be released after the official notification is released. The details like how to apply, important dates, eligibility criteria, and the selection process will be given in the official notification. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) National Eligibility Test is popularly referred as CSIR UGC NET. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the government body called National Testing Agency (NTA). The candidates who clear the CSIR NET exam are eligible to apply for the post of assistant professor in the subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology only. 

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What is CSIR UGC NET?

The Joint CSIR-UGC NET fellowship programme is aimed at the development of National Science & Technology by Human Resource Development. Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) are awarded by the CSIR to the candidates who qualify for the test with required cut off for JRFs. NTA conducts the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. CSIR UGC NET is traditionally conducted twice a year in June and December. However, in 2022, CSIR NET was conducted only for the June 2022 session.

Highlights of CISR NET 2023

Given below are some of the major highlights for the CSIR UGC NET 2023 exam:

Name of the Exam

CSIR UGC NET

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Frequency of Exam

Twice a Year

Exam Type

National Level Exam

Purpose of Exam

Its an eligibility test to determine the eligibility of candidates for lectureship & JRF

Subjects
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Exam Duration

180 Minutes

Exam Mode

Online

Official Website

https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx

CSIR NET 2023 Important Dates

It is important for the candidates to stay updated with the important dates for CSIR UGC NET 2023 so that they don’t miss out on important events:

Events

June Exam (Tentative Dates)

December Exam (Tentative Dates)

Commencement of Application Process

March 2023

To be Updated

Last Date for Submitting Applications

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

Last Date to Pay the CSIR UGC NET 2023 Application Fee

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

Application Correction Window

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

Release of Admit Card

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

CSIR UGC NET 2023 Exam Date

June 2023 To be Updated

Provisional Answer Key

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

Result Declaration

To be UpdatedTo be Updated

CSIR NET 2023 Paper-Wise Exam Schedule

The paper-wise schedule for CSIR NET 2023 will be shared here. Please check the schedule below.

Subject

Date

Shift

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean And Planetary Sciences

To be Notified

Shift 2

Physical Sciences

To be Notified

Shift 2

Mathematical Sciences

To be Notified

Shift 1

Chemical Sciences

To be Notified

Shift 2

Life Sciences (Group-1)

To be Notified

Shift 1

Life Sciences (Group-2)

To be Notified

Shift 2

CSIR NET 2023 Subject Specifications

The CSIR NET 2023 exam is conducted in the following areas:

UGC NET Subjects

Subject Codes

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non-Formal Education

46

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

49

Anthropology

7

Assamese

36

Arabic

29

Archaeology

67

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

60

Bengali

19

Bodo

94

Comparative Literature

72

Chinese

32

Commerce

8

Defence and Strategic Studies

11

Comparative Study of Religions

62

Computer Science and Applications

87

Criminology

68

Electronic Science

88

Dogri

33

Economics/ Rural Economics/ Co-operation/ Demography/ Development Planning/ Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Economics/ Business Economics

1

Education

9

Folk Literature

71

English

30

Environmental Sciences

89

Geography

80

Forensic Science

82

French (French Version)

39

Hindu Studies 

102

German

44

Gujarati

37

Hindi

20

Japanese

45

History

6

Home Science

12

Human Rights and Duties

92

Indian Culture

50

Konkani

85

Kannada

21

Kashmiri

84

Library and Information Science

59

Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management

55

Law

58

Malayalam

17

Linguistics

31

Maithili

18

Mass Communication and Journalism

63

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Marketing Mgt./ Marketing/ Industrial Relations & Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Co-operative Management)

17

Manipuri

35

Marathi

38

Nepali

34

Museology & Conservation

66

Music

16

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

65

Oriya

23

Pali

83

Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

90

Persian

42

Philosophy

3

Physical Education

47

Political Science

2

Public Administration

14

Population Studies

15

Prakrit

91

Psychology

4

Rajasthani

43

Punjabi

24

Social Medicine & Community Health

82

Russian

41

Sanskrit

25

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/ Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa/ Agama)

73

Santali

95

Sindhi

101

Spanish

40

Social Work

10

Sociology

5

Telugu

27

Tamil

26

Urdu

28

Tourism Administration and Management.

93

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

70

Yoga

100

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

79

Women Studies

74

CSIR NET Application Form 2023

Candidates must fill out the application form once it is released if they are willing to appear for CSIR NET 2023. The CSIR NET Application Form 2023 will be released in online mode on the official website- csirnet.nta.nic.in by the NTA. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria should fill the application form of CSIR NET 2023. Check the steps to apply mentioned below.

  • Aspirants need to visit the official website of the exam.

  • At first, the students are required to get themselves registered.

  • Then, they need to log in with their registered credentials.

  • Fill out the application form available using personal and academic details.

  • Upload the scanned documents as per the instructions available on the official website itself.

  • After submitting the form, the candidate needs to pay the application fee through one of the online payment gateways.

CSIR NET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2023 is very significant before filling the application form for CSIR NET 2023. The candidates must check that they are meeting CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2023. The candidates will be disqualified at any stage if they are found not meeting the eligibility criteria. The CSIR NET eligibility 2023 as mentioned below must be checked properly by the candidate before filling the application form for CSIR NET 2023. 

  • Nationality
  • Age limit
  • Relaxation in upper age limit
  • Educational Qualification

CSIR NET 2023 Exam Pattern

CSIR NET 2023 is an online exam that is conducted in CBT mode. Check out the exam pattern of the test here.

Particulars

Details

Exam Duration

3 hours

Question Type

MCQs

Exam Mode

CBT/ Online mode

Question Paper Division

3 sections (explained below)

Medium of Instructions

Hindi & English

Total Questions per Subject

Part A: 30

Part B: 70

Part C: 100

The CSIR UGC question paper will be divided into 3 parts that are ‘Part A’, ‘Part B’, and ‘Part C’. The details regarding the same are captured below:

Part A

  • It is common for all subjects. 

  • Part A will contain a maximum of 20 questions from the General Aptitude. 

  • Aspirants need to attempt any 15 questions out of 20.

  • Each correct attempt will provide 2 marks with each to clear this section.

  • The total Marks allocated to Part A is 30 out of a total of 200.

Part B

  • This section will contain conventional Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to the chosen subjects. 

  • The candidate has to attempt around 20- 35 questions to clear this section.

  • The total Marks allocated to Part B is 70 out of a total of 200.

Part C

  • This part will contain higher-value questions to judge the candidate's knowledge as well as the application of scientific concepts. 

  • The questions in Part C will be analytical. Aspirants have to apply their scientific knowledge to solve scientific problems.

  • Total Marks allocated to Part C will be 100 out of a total of 200

  • Negative marking schemes will be followed for the wrong questions.

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CSIR UGC NET Syllabus

CSIR NET Syllabus 2023

The CSIR NET syllabus is divided into three parts - Part A, B and C. The syllabus of CSIR NET for all three parts is mentioned below.

CSIR NET Syllabus 2023 - Part A

Though the candidates can download the detailed syllabus from the official website of CSIR NET, but a glimpse of the syllabus and important topics for different parts are mentioned below for their reference. 

Numerical Ability- Logarithms, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Number and Simplification, Average, Quadratic Equations, Sequence and Series, Surd and Indices, Partnership, LCM and HCF, Probability, Mensuration.

Reasoning- Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Series Formation, Ranking and Arrangement, Distance and Directions, Calendar and Clock, etc.

Data Interpretation and Graphical Analysis- Mean, Median & Mode, Graphical Analysis: Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart, Tabulation, Measures of Dispersion. 

CSIR NET Syllabus 2023 - Part B & C

A detailed CSIR NET Syllabus that will help the students to score better in the exam and present better clarity of the topics to be covered are mentioned below.

Chemical Sciences - Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary topics, etc.

Earth Sciences - Geology, Applied Geology, Ocean Sciences, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Meteorology, etc.

Life Sciences- Molecules and their Interaction, Diversity of Life Forms, Cell Communication and Cell Signaling, Cellular Organization, Developmental Biology,  Ecological Principles, etc.

Mathematical Sciences- Analysis Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Calculus of Variations, Topology, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Partial Differential Equations (PDEs), Linear Integral Equations, Classical Mechanics, Statistics, Exploratory Data Analysis, etc.

Physical Sciences- Mathematical Methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics, Electronics and Experimental Methods,  etc.

CSIR NET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates must go through beneficial preparation tips for CSIR NET 2023 exam as mentioned below:

  • Go through the CSIR NET syllabus in detail and exam pattern before preparing for the Exam.
  • Solve maximum mock test possible for CSIR NET before appearing for final CSIR NET 2023 exam. 
  • Must make a doable time table and follow the same strictly and should ensure giving time for topics they are weak at.
  • Candidates must start with the basics and then move on to the advanced topics gradually.
  • Candidates must make important notes for all the topics so that they can revise a few days before the examination.
  • The candidates must reserve the last few days for revision so that they remember the important topics during the CSIR NET exam. 
  • Must solve as many previous years question papers as possible in order to understand the examination pattern and difficulty level of the examination. 
  • Must go through the study material that is relevant and must go through the important books that will help them in effective preparation.

CSIR NET 2023 Important Books

Candidates are expected to go through the important books that will help them in scoring good marks in CSIR NET 2023 examination. There are many books present in the market both online and offline, however, they must check subject-wise CSIR NET Best Books 2023 as mentioned in the table given below:

Subject

Book Name

Author/Publisher

Mathematical Sciences

CSIR-UGC NET/ SET (JRF & LS) Mathematical Sciences

Khanna Publishers

Life Sciences

UGC CSIR NET/ SET (JRF & LS) Life Sciences

Arihant

Physical Science

CSIR-UGC NET/ JRF/ SET Physical Sciences

Upkar’s

Chemical Sciences

UGC-CSIR JRF/ NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)

Trueman’s

Earth Sciences

Joint CSIR-UGC NET Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences

R. Gupta’s

CSIR NET 2023 Mock Test

The CSIR NET mock test 2023 is one of the best ways to enhance confidence among the aspirants appearing for the CSIR NET 2023 exam. They should solve the maximum mock test paper possible to understand exam pattern, time management, level of difficulty of questions, and also to analyze their strong and weak areas.

CSIR NET Admit Card 2023

The CSIR UGC NET 2023 admit card will be issued after the application form is submitted and a few days before the exam. The candidates have to register and submit the complete application form before the deadline to be able to receive the CSIR NET admit card.

After the admit cards are out on the official website of CSIR, the aspirant can download the same just by logging into their respective accounts. No entry shall be allowed at the exam venue to the candidates without the CSIR UGC NET admit card.

Steps to Download CSIR UGC NET 2023

In order to download the admit card the following steps need to be followed:

  • Visit the official website of the exam.
  • Click on the admit card link mentioned on the homepage.
  • Login using the registered login credentials.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the PDF & take a few printouts for future reference.

CSIR NET 2023 Result

The results of the CSIR NET will be released around a month after the exam completion. The CSIR NET results will be made available on the official website i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in. After the result declaration, the shortlisted aspirants will have to register for the post of a junior-level research fellowship and assistant lecturer.

How to download CSIR NET 2023 Result?

To download the result of CSIR UGC NET 2023, these steps need to be followed:

  • Visit the official website of the exam.

  • Click on the result link mentioned on the homepage.

  • Enter the roll number, date of birth, date of exam and the captcha code.

  • Click the ‘Submit' button.

  • A PDF of the result will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download the PDF for future reference.

CSIR NET Cut-Off

One can check the previous years' CSIR NET cut-off marks as given below for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) & Lectureship (LS) for all subjects – Chemical Science, Earth Science, Life Science, and Mathematical Science & Physical Science. The knowledge about the cut off marks helps the students to set their target for upcoming CSIR NET exam 2023:

CSIR NET Cut Off 2022 (June Session) for JRF NET

The Cut Off for the 2022 JRF NET Exam as released by the CSIR NET for June session is mentioned below:

Subject

UR (%)

EWS (%)

OBC (%)

SC (%)

ST (%)

PwD (%)

Mathematical Science

48.38

42.75

40.5

32.38

27.13

25

Chemical Science

50.75

44.25

43.5

33.5

27.5

25.25

Earth Science

60.29

55.45

53.79

48.04

45.74

32.33

Physical Science

50.25

42.94

41.56

32.31

28.13

25.63

Life Science

98.81

96.55

96.11

90.96

84.22

61.80

CSIR NET Cut Off 2022 (June Session) for Lectureship/ Assistant Professor

The NTA also published the CSIR NET Cut-Off for the June 2022 session for the candidates who will be eligible for Lectureship/ Assistant Professor Post. 

Subject

UR (%)

EWS (%)

OBC (%)

SC (%)

ST (%)

PwD (%)

Mathematical Science

43.542

38.475 

36.450

29.142 

25.000

25.000

Chemical Science

45.675

39.825

39.150

30.150

25.000

25.000

Earth Science

54.261

49.905 

48.411

43.236 

41.166

29.097

Physical Science

45.225

38.646 

37.404

29.079 

25.317

25.000

Life Science

97.50

94.03

92.71

86.79

78.59

61.80

CSIR NET Certificate 2023

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will issue CSIR NET Certificate 2023 to all the candidates who will appear and qualify CSIR NET 2023 exam. The applicants who are eligible for JRF and lectureship are also given CSIR NET Certificate for the same.

Steps to Download the CSIR NET Certificate 2023

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET 2023
  • Step 2: Click on 'Joint CSIR UGC NET', enter the captcha code and submit
  • Step 3: Enter your Roll number and Date of Birth
  • Step 4: Download and Save the PDF

CSIR NET Conducting Body

CSIR UGC NET 2023 will be conducted & managed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is also responsible for preparing the eligibility, exam pattern, and result for the exam.

CSIR NET 2023 Contact Details

NTA Address

C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62

IITK Outreach Centre,

NOIDA-201309

Email: ugcnet@nta.ac.in

Contact Number: 0120-6895200

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When will next application form of CSIR-NET release?

-Ansari Fauziya Mohammad UmarUpdated on February 07, 2022 09:11 PM
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Lam Vijaykanth, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

I would like to inform you that the application form of CSIR NET 2022 has been released on 3 December 2021. The registration process was completed on the 3January 2022. CSIR-UGC NET is conducted twice a year in June and December. So you can prepare for the next session of CSIR UGC NET, which will be held in the month of June. 

For the details click here. CSIR NET 2022

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Possible exam date for next two CSIR net 2022?

-HugoUpdated on February 07, 2022 08:52 PM
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Lam Vijaykanth, Student / Alumni

My Dear Student

The examination dates of CSIR NET 2021-22 have been released. The examination is scheduled to be conducted on 29th January and 15 to 17 February. The timetable of CSIR NET 2021-22 along with a paper-wise examination schedule is enclosed herewith this link

Click here CSIR UGC NET 2021-22

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Im 27 years old and belongs to obc am I eligible for jrf

-VinuUpdated on February 03, 2022 01:54 PM
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Lam Vijaykanth, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

Yes, you are eligible to apply for JRF through CSIR NET 2022. The age eligibility criterion for JRF is provided below. For JRF: The maximum age limit is 28 years; it is 33 years for SC/ST/PWD and female candidates. It is 31 years for OBC (non- creamy layer)

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