CSIR NET 2022- Important Aspects


The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as the CSIR UGC NET, to determine candidates’ eligibility for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Lectureships (LS)/Assistant Professor positions in Indian universities and colleges. Only candidates who pass the CSIR NET exam 2022 are eligible to work as lecturers in the faculty of science and technology. 

Stay tuned with us by reading this complete article to know more about the CSIR NET 2022 exam. 

CSIR NET Highlights 2022 

Below are some key details about the CSIR NET 2022 exam, including the organization in charge of administering it, its format and frequency, the number of applicants, and its contact information. 

Exam Features  Exam Particulars 
Exam Name  CSIR NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test) 
Conducting Body  National Testing Agency (NTA) 
Exam Level  National 
Exam Frequency  Twice a year 
Mode of Exam  Online – CBT (Computer Based Test) 
No. of Applicants  2,07,306 (in 2021) 
No. of Test Takers  1,59,824 (in 2021) 
Exam Fees 
  • INR 1,000 for the General category 
  • INR 500 for OBC 
  • INR 250 for SC/ ST 
Exam Duration  180 minutes 
Exam Time 
  • Shift 1 – 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
    Shift 2 – 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm 
No. of Papers and Total Marks 
  • Paper-1: 200 marks 
  • Paper-2: 200 marks 
Total Questions  150 MCQs in each Paper 
Marking Scheme 
  • +2 for each correct answer 
  • 0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer 
Language/Medium of Exam  English and Hindi 
Exam Purpose  To determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor in the universities and colleges of India 
No. of Test Cities  225 
Official Website  https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx 
Helpline No.  011 40759000 


CSIR NET 2022 Application Form 

The NTA published the CSIR NET application form 2022 on July 11, 2022. The application must be completed online. Candidates must pay the application fee in order to complete the application procedure. For the General category, the CSIR NET application cost is INR 1,000, INR 500 for OBC, and INR 250 for SC/ ST. 

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022 

The following are the basics CSIR NET eligibility 2022 that candidates must meet: 

CSIR NET Educational Qualification 2022 

  • Candidates must have a BTech/BE/BPharma/MBBS/BS (four years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc degree with a minimum of 55% for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC (50% for SC/ST, Third gender, and PwD).

CSIR NET Age Limit 2022 

  • Candidates must be at least 28 years old to apply for the CSIR NET 2022 . The upper age limit is relaxed for SC/ST/third gender/PWD/females for up to 5 years and for OBC for up to 3 years (Non-Creamy Layer) 
  • There is no upper age limit for applying for a Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor position.

CSIR NET Exam Date 2021 

CSIR NET Events  CSIR NET Exam Dates 
CSIR NET Application form  11-Jul-2022 to 10-Aug-2022 
Last date for submission of the application fee  10-Aug-2022 
Application correction window  12-Aug-2022 to 16-Aug-2022 
Admit card  To be announced 
CSIR NET exam date  September 2022 
Provisional answer key  To be announced 
Challenge the provisional answer key  To be announced 
Result  To be announced 
Final answer key  To be announced 
Final result  To be announced 
Cut Off  To be announced 
E-Certificate  To be announced 


CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2022

Online exams for the CSIR NET 2022 are administered, and the subjects that candidates choose are used to generate objective-type multiple-choice questions. View the highlights of the CSIR NET test pattern 2022 below. 

Particulars  Exam Pattern Highlights 
Exam mode  Online 
Exam duration  180 minutes (3 hours) 
Number of sections/parts  3 
Total questions to be attempted  Chemical Sciences: 75 

Earth Sciences: 75 

Life Sciences: 75 

Mathematical Sciences: 60 

Physical Sciences: 55 

Type of questions  MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option 
Total marks  200 for each paper 
Negative marking  Yes (0.25-mark deduction for each wrong answer) 
Language of paper  English and Hindi 

Final Words 

I have covered most of the important aspects of CSIR NET  2022 above. If you still know more about CSIR NET exam 2022, then contact Eduncle today. 

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