15 Mar 2023



National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December-2022 / June-2023 to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode, as per details given below:
Submission of Online Application Form at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in 
10.03.2023 to 10.04.2023 (upto 05:00 PM) 

Last date for Payment of Fee 

10.04.2023 (upto 11:50 PM) 

Correction Window 

12.04.2023 to 18.04.2023 

Date/s of exam 

 6,7,8 June 2023 

Mode of Exam 

Computer Based Test (CBT) 

Duration of the Exam 

180 minutes (03 hours) 

Pattern of exam 

Objective Type with MCQ 

Total Test Papers  

1. Chemical Sciences
2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences

5. Physical Sciences 

Medium of the Paper

Bi-lingual (English and Hindi) 

CSIR NET 2023 Information Bulletin-

Details of Course Code, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of Question Paper, fee, etc. are available in the Information Bulletin hosted on the website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in.

To download PDF information bulletin- Click here

How to Apply for CSIR NET 2023-

Candidates who desire to appear in Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December-2022/June 2023, may apply online only, at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in during the period specified above.

Before applying for Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination December-2022/June-2023, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the Information Bulletin carefully. 

Application Fee for CSIR NET 2023-

The exam fee is also required to be paid online only through payment gateway using debit/credit cards, internet banking or UPI.


Application Fee 





SC/ST/ Third gender 




Essential Educational Qualifications:

M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B. Tech/ B. Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% (without rounding off) for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of declaration of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Test result, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared (Annexure-VIII).
B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55%^ (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS; 50%^ (without rounding off) marks for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.
Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor. ^(without rounding off)
B.E./ B.S./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma/ MBBS final year/result awaited candidates are eligible to apply for fellowship only. These candidates will not be eligible for Lectureship/Assistant professor.
B.Sc. (Hons.) final year/Result awaited candidates are not eligible to apply. Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July, 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.
The eligibility for Lectureship/Assistant Professor of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D. degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991, with at least 50%^ marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/Assistant Professor only. ^(without rounding off)

Candidates belonging to the Third gender category are eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and Eligibility Criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for this category would be the lowest among those for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC–NCL / General-EWS categories in the corresponding subject.

Upper Age limit:

(a) JRF: Maximum 28 years as on 01/07/2022* {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Third gender/Persons with Disability (PwD) / female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants}. 
*This age limit is applicable for the current examination cycle only.

(b) Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor: No upper age limit.

Help Desk

For any queries or /clarifications, candidates can call NTA Help Desk at 011-40759000 or 011-69227700 write to NTA at csirnet@nta.ac.in.

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