CSIR NET 2024 Notification OUT, Eligibility, Selection process


The application opened on 1 May and will be closed on 21 May

This entrance test will be conducted in June 2024 on behalf of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The tentative date has been released for the CSIR NET 2024 exam.

CSIR UGC NET 2024 Schedule

Application Opened1-May
Application submission Last Date21-May
Fee Payment Last Date22-23 May upto 11.50 PM
Correction window25-27 May
Exam Dates25,26 and 27 June 2024
Duration180 Minutes 3 Hours
pattern of ExamObjective type MCQ
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Papers5 Papers
 Chemical Sciences
 Earth,Atmospheric,Ocean and Planetary  Sciences
 Life Sciences
 Mathematical Sciences
 Physical Sciences

CSIR NET is the national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for only Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities and colleges. The exam is conducted for a total of 5 subjects

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Although the eligibility criteria for the applicants of lectureship slightly differ from that of JRF, the candidates must fulfil the following conditions for either of the two positions:

The candidate should have completed a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks (general category) or 50% marks (reserved category) from a UGC-approved institute or university. The candidate must have pursued a master’s in any of the subjects mentioned on the official website of UGC NET.

Students in the final year of their master’s degree are also eligible to apply. However, they need to complete their degree within two years of the CSIR NET result announcement.

There is no maximum age limit for the post of assistant professor, but the candidates cannot apply for JRF if they exceed the age of 30. In the case of women, transgenders, and reserved categories, an age relaxation of five years is provided.

CSIR NET 2024 Exam Pattern

CSIR NET is an online exam that is carried out at various test centers across 200+ cities. The paper consists of 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of total 300 marks. All the questions are mandatory and need to be attempted. Each correct answer is awarded two marks, and there is a negative marking of 0.5 for each wrong answer. Given tables illustrate the detailed exam pattern of the CSIR NET

TopicsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper I50100
Paper II100200

CSIR NET 2024 Total Test Papers

Chemical Sciences
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Life Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Physical Sciences

The duration of the exam is 3 hours. Candidates can take the exam in their chosen language (mainly English or Hindi). Paper 1 is standard for all candidates; paper 2 is based on the particular selected subject/ specialization.

CSIR NET 2024 Exam Syllabus

The CSIR NET 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1 comprises topics related to research and teaching parameters. The purpose of the first part is to evaluate the general mental abilities and awareness of the candidate. Questions of paper 1 feature from the following major topics:
· Teaching Aptitude
· Research Aptitude
· Higher Education System
· People, Development, & Environment
· Communication
· Comprehension
· Logical Reasoning
· Data Interpretation
· Mathematical Reasoning & Aptitude
· Information and communication technology (ICT)

CSIR NET 2024 syllabus for Paper 2 varies as per the subject opted by the candidate. The specific topic-wise syllabus of papers 1 and 2 is available on the official website of CSIR NET.
Preparation Tips for CSIR NET

If you want to score well in the CSIR NET, you must follow a well-structured preparation strategy. Keep the following things in mind while devising your preparation plan:
· Thoroughly check the detailed syllabus of CSIR NET. Even though the syllabus of paper 2 includes topics that you have studied in your master’s degree, you need to utilize a more focused approach while revising the same.
· Practice the previous year’s papers as well as the sample papers for CSIR NET 2021. This way, you will get to identify the most important and recurring topics of the exam.
· Make notes for the concepts and facts you find difficult to remember. And revise them more frequently.
· Stay disciplined during your preparation period and stick to a definite study schedule.
Career Opportunities after the CSIR NET EXAM

After passing the CSIR NET 2024 , candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor or Lecturer at government colleges and institutes across the country. The starting pay scale of an assistant professor ranges between Rs. 35,000-40,000 per month. NET-qualified people are also preferably recruited by PSUs across several departments.

In addition, if the candidate has cleared for JRF, he/she can enroll in Ph.D. courses offered by IIMs and universities. Thereby, the candidate is given a fellowship of five years. The stipend extended to JRF is generally Rs 31,000-35,000 per month.

FAQs regarding CSIR NET

How is UGC NET different from CSIR NET?

While both the UGC NET and CSIR NET are conducted for JRF and assistant professor posts, they mainly differ in terms of subjects. CSIR NET is held for only five subjects of the core science stream, whereas UGC NET is open to students of the remaining 80+ non-science, arts, engineering, and technology fields.

What is the cut-off for UGC NET 2024?

The minimum passing marks are 40% for papers 1 and 2, in the case of general category, and 35% for reserved category candidates.

How many times can I appear for UGC NET? There is no limit on the number of attempts for UGC NET

You can appear as many times as you want.

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