CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form: Eligibility Criteria, Application Procedure, Pattern

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CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form: National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to release the application form for the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) exam. It is national-level exam conduct twice a year to offer admission in JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Lecturership/Assistant Professorship. The online application forms for CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam are available on its official site. Eligible candidates can check the complete details such as eligibility criteria, application fee, syllabus and exam pattern, and other details available below.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Form: Short Details

Conducting Body Name National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Name Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET)
Exam Level National Exam
Periodicity Twice In A Year (June And December)
Posts Offered Junior Research Fellow And Lecture 5
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200
Official Site csirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR UGC NET Registration Dates 2021

Events CSIR UGC NET June Exam 2021 CSIR UGC NET December  Exam 2021
CSIR NET 2021 Notification Release Date Last week of February 2021



Third Week of September 2021
Application Form Available For CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 First Week of March 2021 Fourth Week of September 2021
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Register Last Date First Week of April 2021 Third Week of October 2021
CSIR UGC NET Admit Card Release Date The First Week of June 2021 The First Week of December 2021
CSIR NET 2021 Exam Date The Third Week of June 2021 The Third Week of December 2021
CSIR NET 2021 Result Date The First Week of July 2021 The Last Week of December 2021

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

M.Sc or an equivalent degree / Integrated BS-MS / BS – 4 years / BE / B. Tech / B. Pharma / MBBS.

For General/ EWS and OBC-NCL candidates, minimum of 55% marks, and for SC/ ST/ physically and visually handicapped candidates, a minimum of 50% marks is required in this degree.

Candidates who enrolled for M.Sc or those who have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or candidates enrolled in the Integrated MS-PhD program can apply as well.

Such applicants need a minimum 55% marks (for general and OBC-NCL) and 50% marks for SC / ST, physically and visually handicapped candidates.

Bachelor’s degree must be registered/enrolled for Ph.D./ Integrated Ph.D. program to be eligible for CSIR.

Ph.D. degree holders, who have passed Master’s degree before September 19, 1991, with minimum 50% marks, are eligible to apply for the only Lectureship.

CSIR UGC NET Exam: Age Limit

For Junior Research Fellowship: Candidates should not have attained 28 years of age as on July 1, 2021.

Lectureship: There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professorship.

The upper age limit can be relaxed up to 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically or Visually handicapped and female candidates and 3 years for OBC-Non Creamy Layer candidates

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Fee

Candidates check the CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application fee for the different category in the given below table:

Category              Amount

General/General-EWS   Rs 1000/-

OBC-NCL              Rs 500/-

SC/ST/PwD         Rs 250/-

Payment Mode: Online


CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Particulars Description
Exam Mode Computer based test
Exam Format Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration 3 hours
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Total marks 200
Total Question Section A: 20

Section B: 40

Section C: 60

Negative Marking Yes


How To Apply For CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form?

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Also, follow the below given steps to fill in the CSIR UGC NET Application Form:

1: Registration

For the filling, application form candidates need to register themselves.

Now click on the ‘ Filling Application Form.

Download the information brochure and read the instructions carefully.

Opens the registration tab, fills in all the required details.

When an Application Number generate, the authority sends OTP for password on the mobile number or email. Candidates have set their password for fur login.

2: Filling Up Online Application Form

After the registration procedure, the application form will appear on the screen. Candidates have to fill the following details in that:

Personal Information

Name of Candidate

Father and Mother Name


Person with disability

Examination Details

Examination name

Examination center as per their choice(at least provide 4 preference)

Contact Details

Mobile Number

Email ID




3: Uploading of Documents

When the candidate fills the application form, they have uploaded the scanned copy of documents such as photographs and signature.

Given below are the table related to documents size and format:

Documents Specification for CSIR NET

Documents         Size        Format

Photograph        10 kb to 200 kb  JPG/JPEG

Signature            4 kb to 30 kb       JPG/JPEG

Submit the form and take the printout of the application form for future references.


Important Links

Download CSIR UGC NET 2021 Notification

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form Link

Official Site

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