CSIR NET Exam 2018: CSIR NET Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern✍

CSIR UGC NET 2018: CSIR NET Form is likely to be available on 18 June 2017, at various centres across India.  CSIR NET Form will be submitted online and offline.  This is a joint exam for both Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership. Council of scientific and Industrial Research will organise the exam. If you want to make your career as a Scientist or if your calling is teaching at university/engineering college or at a centre for higher studies then CSIR NET Exam 2017 CSIR NET Form is for you. You can check the detail about CSIR NET Exam 2017: CSIR NET Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam Pattern✍ in this article.CSIR ugc NET 2018

Subjects in CSIR UGC NET 2018

It is a National level test conducted in the domain of Science including Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences. CSIR NET Exam 2018 will hold twice in one year, in June and December. Don’t miss to check CSIR Net Answer Key 2018.

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Important Date

Sl. No Events  Dates Tentatives 
1. Start online form with fee through bank challan 8 February 2018
2. Last date depositing the exam fee 7 February 2018
3. Last date for submission of online application form 8 March 2018
4. Last Date for obtaining hard copy of the application form 14 March 2018
5. Closing date for obtaining  the hard copy of the online application form for remote areas applicants 21 March 2018
6. Closing date for submitting written request for change in exam center 20 April 2018
7. List of Applicants who have successfully completed the registration process will be announced 16 May 2018
8. Last date for accepting of representation about non-registration for this test 23 May 2018
9. E-admission card issue Ist week of June 2018
10. Exam Date 18 June 2018(Tentative)

CSIR NET Exam Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility norms for appearing in CSIR UGC net 2017 are listed below.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have completed four years degree course BE/B.Tech/integrated BS-MS/ B. Pharma/MBBS/M.Sc/BSc (Hons) or its equivalent other degree OR BS program OR B.Sc (Hons) OR candidates who’re admitted into included MS-PhD Application with securing minimum 55% marks for general  & OBC-NCL (50% for SC/ST/physically and Visually handicapped)

Candidates who’ve just obtained 10+2+3 pattern degree and enrolled for the M.Sc application can apply under result Awaited (RA) class provided applicants must have to fulfil their eligibility earlier than the last date of online application.


  • The upper age limit for appearing for JRF is 28 years. Relaxation of 5 years in age will be given for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/OBC/ PH/Visually handicapped/female category.
  • There is NO upper age limit for Lectureship.

Examination Centres

Delhi,Jamshedpur, Bhopal,Bangalore, Pilani Bhavnagar,Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai,Roorkee,Guntur, , Hyderabad, Cochin, Jorhat, Karaikudi,  Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur,  Srinagar, Bhubaneshwar, Udaipur,Kolkata, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Guwahati, Imphal, Jammu

How to apply for CSIR NET Exam 2018 ?

  • Complete the online form on the official website and submit it.
  • Take out the print of your filled Application Form.
  • Paste your black & white photo at given space.
  • Put your signature on the format given space.
  • Atttach CSIR Fee Copy of Bank Challan.
  • Include caste cerificate if applicabe and send to The Deputy Secretary (Exam), Human Resource Development Group, Examination Unit, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi-110012. Please write Subject Code, Centre Code & Medium Code on the envelop.

Note: Once you have submitted your online application form, Note down the Form Number. It will be used for downloading your e-Admit Card. Keep a print out of the duly filled-in application form for future use.

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Fee

Candidates can deposit the exam Fee at any Indian bank through bank challan OR through RTGS/NEFT.

For General category candidates: Rs.1000/-

For OBC-NCL category candidates: Rs. 500/-

For physically Handicapped (PH)/ SC/ST/ Visually Handicapped (VH ) class applicants: Rs.250/-

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

No. of Paper: One (1). There will be a single objective type question paper It will consist of three parts A, B & C.

Part A is common for all subjects. Part A is comprised of MCQs based on the quantitative comparison, graphical analysis, logical reasoning, series formation, puzzles, analytical and numerical ability etc.

Part ‘B’ will contain  Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), based on topics given in the syllabus.

Part ‘C’  is designed to check the knowledge of scientific concepts and their application.

Maximum marks: 200

Duration: 3 hours

Negative marking rule can be relevant as in keeping with the situation smart sample of the test.

The following table shows the structure of paper in simplified form.

  Part A Part B Part C
Topic General Aptitude Subject Related scientific concepts and/or application
Total Question 20 Not Known Not Known
To Attempt 15 25-35 Not Known
Marks 30 70 100

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Syllabus

Full CSIR NET Syllabus can be downloaded HERE.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Admit Card

Admit card will be furnished to candidates thru the official net portal of the recruitment authority. Admit card will be issued online. Please note that admit card will not be dispatched to applicants by post. All candidates have to obtain their admit cards from the official online website of CSIR.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Answer Key

CSIR UGC Net 2018 Answer key includes correct answers to all questions asked in the test. Candidates can effortlessly calculate their problem score with the assistance of answer key. CSIR UGC net 2017 answer key will be displayed at its official site the month of June 2018.

CSIR NET 2017 Cutoff

CSIR UGC Net 2017 cutoff will be determined by using the admission authority based on various factors such as which include question paper complexity, the number of candidates and so on.

CSIR NET 2017 Cutoff will be uploaded later. Please keep visiting this page for regular updates.

CSIR NET 2016 CutOff

Cutoff for Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences,  Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences category wise are displayed in the document that can be downloaded from below. The list includes cutoff for both JRF and Lecturership. To download please click Top Right Arrow shown below.


CSIR UGC NET 2018  June result will be announced in the month of September/October 2017. Keep visiting this page for CSIR NET Result 2018.

Career options after qualifying CSIR NET  Exam

After qualifying CSIR NET exam, successful candidate has following career options.

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

If you have qualified for JRF then you can undertake research work in National Laboratories and Institutes of CSIR in various fields of Science & Technology and Medical Sciences, Universities across India. You can check the list of CSIR Laboratories in India by clicking Top Right Arrow below.


Lectureship in Universities/ Colleges

You can also become a lecturer or assistant professor of a college/university If you have qualified CSIR NET exam 2018 for lectureship.

Ph. D. Registration

All JRF – NET qualified candidates can get fellowship after joining a Ph.D. program. Candidates should note that they must enrol for Ph.D. program within 2 years after qualifying CSIR NET exam in 2018


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