CSIR NET 2020: National Testing Agency (NTA) is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting CSIR NET 2020. As of now, candidates can correct applications form from September 11, 2020, to September 17, 2020. Candidates who submitted the online applications for CSIR NET 2020 can get the admit card from the official website of the National Testing Agency i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in. The computer-based examination is to be conducted on for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship/assistant professorship. CSIR NET 2020 qualifiers are eligible for appointment as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and lecturer/assistant professor in specified subjects. Stay tuned to this article to get all the latest updates related to CSIR NET 2020.
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CSIR NET 2020
The CSIR NET 2020 examination determines the eligibility of Indian citizens for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and lectureship/assistant professorship. Check out the important dates and events of the CSIR NET 2020 examination below.
|Start date of online application||16 Mar 2020|
|End date of online application|
|Last date for the submission of fee payment|
|Correction in Particulars of Application Form||06 Jul –|
|Application Form Reopen from||22 Aug – 10 Sep 2020|
|Correction in Particulars of Application Form||11 – 17 Sep 2020|
|Admit card download date|
To be announced
|Date of Online examination|
To be announced
|Release of answer key||To be announced|
|Declarations of Results|
To be announced
CSIR NET Application Form 2020
CSIR NET application form 2020 releases at the official website of CSIR NET, csirnet.nta.nic.in. Get the procedure for applying online through the procedure given below:
How to apply?
Candidates must submit online applications to appear in the CSIR NET 2020 examination before the last date. Follow the step by step guide below to submit the online application.
- Step 1: Type csirnet.nta.nic.in at the address bar of web browser and press enter.
- Step 2: Click on the “Apply Online” button.
- Step 3: Complete the online registration process using email id and phone number.
- Step 4: Take a note of the generated application number.
- Step 5: Fill in the details in the application form.
- Step 6: Upload the scanned image files on the application form.
- Step 7: Select the payment option and make the payment. Generate the receipt after making the payment.
- Step 8: Download and generate a print out of the confirmation page.
The application fee is relaxed for specific candidates of the reserved categories. Check out the detailed application fee for all category fo candidates below.
|OBc (NCL)||Rs 500/-|
CSIR NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Before proceeding with CSIR NET application form 2020, read the eligibility criteria.
- For Junior Research Fellowship the maximum age is 28 years.
- The age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST/PwD/female candidates.
- The upper age limit is relaxable by 3 years for OBC (non creamy layer) candidates)
- There is no upper age limit for lectureship/assistant professorship
- Applicants must have a M. Sc./equivalent degree.
- Candidates having BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/ B. Pharm/MBBS are also eligible.
Candidates must have score the minimum qualifying marks as indicated below to be eligible for the exam.
CSIR NET 2020 Syllabus
CSIR NET 2020 syllabus is subject-specific for all of the five subjects. Check out the detailed syllabus of the CSIR NET examination for all the relevant subjects below.
|701||Chemical Sciences||Click here|
|702||Earth Sciences||Click here|
|703||Life Sciences||Click here|
|704||Mathematical Sciences||Click here|
|705||Physical Sciences||Click here|
CSIR NET 2020 Exam Pattern
The examination is computer-based. The question paper comprises of three papers. All question are objective type. Part A includes general aptitude based questions. Part B includes subject-specific questions. Part C contains subject-specific conceptual and analytical questions related to science. Check out the main features of the examination below.
- Language: The question paper is structured in the English and Hindi languages.
- Exam mode: The examination is conducted online as a computer-based test (CBT).
- Duration: The examination is conducted for 03 hours (without any break).
- Sections: Question paper consists of three parts A, B and C.
- Number of questions: The total number of questions varies for different subjects.
- Type of questions: All questions are objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
Note: Wrong answers are negatively marked in CSIR NET 2020
Check out the detailed examination pattern of CSIR NET 2020 for all the subjects below.
How to prepare for CSIR NET 2020
Various study materials are available in the commercial markets. Using them correctly should be a key strategy in preparing for CSIR NET 2020 exam. The examination consist of the three papers as described in preceding sections of this article. As the syllabus of the CSIR NET 2020 exam is vast, candidates can consider the following preparation tips to better equip themselves for the exam.
- Set a study plan to cover the syllabus. Do not forget to include the syllabus of Paper I in the study plan.
- Gather study materials relevant to the topics covered in the syllabus. A good way to go is to solve previous year question papers and mock tests.
- It is natural to forget concepts learnt in the course of time. Make sure to dedicate time for revisions on a daily basis.
- An advisable preparation strategy for the general aptitude part is to solve general aptitude papers from previous years and mock tests.
CSIR NET Mock Test 2020
Mock tests are effective in simulating the exam to the examinees before they actually appear for the exam. Solving mock tests can lead to the added advantage of efficient time management and setting an approach to solve the question paper. As the CSIR NET 2020 question paper consist of three parts, mocks tests can be effective in ensuring that candidates get accustomed with the question paper. Check out important tips and tricks related to CSIR NET 2020 mock tests below.
- Simulate the CSIR NET 2020 exam pattern by setting exact durations for solving mock tests. Try to complete the test within the scheduled duration.
- Strategize your approach to solve the question paper while solving mock tests. Switch between strategies to find out what works best.
- Mock tests can also help identify the weaknesses and strengths of the candidate. Use this to your advantage.
Books Recommended for Joint CSIR UGC NET Preparation
Selecting the most relevant books for CSIR NET 2020 preparation can be confusing. A wide variety of books from various publishers are available in the markets. Here we suggest the most important and latest books for CSIR NET 2020 preparation.
|Book Title||Purchase link|
|2020 EDITION General Aptitude: |
CSIR – UGC NET (JRF & LS) – For Part A
|2020 EDITION Ace The Race ™ |
Combo 2: CSIR-UGC NET Life Sciences
|Essential Competitive Chemistry for |
CSIR-NET/GATE-GRE 2020 Vol. 1 –
Along with Solved Questions from Previous 15 Years
|CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, |
Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide
About CSIR UGC Fellowship
The CSIR UGC NET is conducted by the National Testing Agency on the directives of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The examination awards eligibility to qualifying candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS). The examination is conducted biannually by the NTA.
The CSIR UGC Fellowship is for education in the area of research methods. The candidates undergo the learning process under the guidance of faculty members and scientists of the relevant Universities/Institutions.
Candidates awarded eligibility for JRF and appointed in the posts are entitled to receive monthly stipend of Rs 31000 for the initial two years. An annual contingent grant worth Rs 20000 is also received by the JRFs.
Candidates who qualify in the first two years of the Fellowship and enroll in Ph. D, are promoted to the position of Senior Research Fellows (SRF) with an increased stipend of Rs 35000 per month.
CSIR NET 2020 Notification
CSIR NET 2020 notification is now available on the official website. Candidates can check the CSIR NET notification 2020.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the apex organisation responsible for conducting different entrance examinations in India. It is an autonomous and self sustained organisation established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in India. The NTA is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the Government of India.
Official website: csirnet.nta.nic.in
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CSIR NET 2020 – Contact Details
Fellowship under CSIR Scheme
Deputy Secretary/ Under Secretaary (EMR), CSIR-HRDG,CSIR Complex
Opposite Institute of Hotel Management
Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi – 1100012
Fellowships under UGC Scheme
Under Secretary, Selection and Award Bureau, UGC
South Campus, University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Marg
Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110021
For Eligibility for Lectureship / Assistant Professorship
Education Officer, UGC, South Campus
University of Delhi, Benito Juarez Marg
Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110021
CSIR UGC NET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The application process will start on 16 March 2020.
Ans : CSIR UGC NET 2020 qualifiers are certified for Assistant Professorship. Qualifiers can also join the Junior Research Fellowship
Ans : The exam date is on 21 June 2020
Ans : You can apply here >> csirnet.nta.nic.in