CSIR NET 2022 Application Form Out, Highlights, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CSIR NET 2022 application form. Candidates who wish to be eligible for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges should apply online for the CSIR NET 2022 exam.  

Candidates may submit their CSIR NET application form 2022 until August 10, 2022, at 5 p.m. The application fee for the Joint CSIR NET exam 2022 is due by August 10, 2022, at 11:50 p.m. The CSIR NET exam 2022 will be held in September 2022, as per the notice by the official of the Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), a division of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 

The exact CSIR NET exam date 2022 will be announced later by the National Testing Agency. Check out the important information about the CSIR NET exam 2022 below, including the application process, exam dates, and eligibility criteria. 

CSIR UGC NET Highlights 2022 

The CSIR UGC NET highlights 2022 are listed below, including the exam conducting body, exam mode and frequency, number of applicants, and 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 
Helpline No. 011 40759000 

Steps To Fill CSIR NET 2022 Application Form 

To fill out the CSIR UGC NET application form 2022, candidates must follow the steps outlined below: 

Step 1: Registration  

The first step in applying for CSIR UGC NET 2022 is to create an account on the official website. Candidates can register for UGC NET 2022 by following the steps outlined below: 

  • On the homepage, click on the link for “CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2022”.  
  • Click on New Registration. Download the information brochure and read all the instructions carefully.  
  • Click on the checkbox located at the bottom of the page and click on the “Proceed” button.  
  • Fill in all the details required to register for CSIR UGC NET 2022.  
  • Choose a strong password and answer the security questions.  
  • After entering the security code, click on the “Submit” button.  
  • Verify all the details and click on “Submit”.  
  • The registration process is completed. 

Step 2: Fill the Application Form  

Candidates who successfully register will be directed to the CSIR NET 2022 application form. 

  • Fill in all the details in the form including the name, date of birth, gender, father’s name, mother’s name, nationality, category, and other details as required.  
  • Enter the security code to verify.  
  • Crosscheck all the details filled in the form and click on the “Submit” button. 

Step 3: Upload Documents  

Candidates will be directed to the document upload page, where they must upload their photos and signatures. 

The candidates must upload the photograph & signature in the following format: 

Document Format & Size Photograph 
Photograph JPG/ 10-200 KB 
Signature JPG/ 4-30 KB 

CSIR NET Exam Date 2021 

CSIR NET Events CSIR NET Exam Dates Salient Features 
CSIR NET Application form 11-Jul-2022 to 10-Aug-2022 CSIR NET application form 2022 has been released on the official website. Candidates can fill the form up to 5.00 pm on August 10. 
Last date for submission of the application fee 10-Aug-2022 Candidates need to pay the CSIR NET application fee in online mode only through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/ Wallet. 
Application correction window 12-Aug-2022 to 16-Aug-2022 CSIR NET application form correction window will be opened after the closing of the application form submission. Candidates who want to make changes to the application form can do so by visiting the website.   
Admit card To be announced CSIR NET admit card 2022 will be released on the official website. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the login details. 
CSIR NET exam date September 2022 CSIR NET 2022 exam will be conducted for a total of five subjects. 
Provisional answer key To be announced CSIR NET provisional answer key 2022 will be released soon after the conduct of the exam to invite objections from the candidates. 
Challenge the provisional answer key To be announced Candidates can challenge the provisional CSIR NET answer key using the login details. 
Result To be announced CSIR NET result 2022 will be released in the form of a scorecard on the official website. 
Final answer key To be announced The CSIR NET final answer key 2022 will be released after the subject matter experts analyse the objections submitted by candidates. 
Final result To be announced The CSIR releases the final CSIR NET results after examining the candidates’ performance. 
Cut Off To be announced The CSIR NET cut off 2022 will be released subject-wise and category-wise on the official website by the CSIR. 
E-Certificate To be announced The CSIR NET E-certificate 2022 will be released a few days after the declaration of the results by the NTA. 

CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria 2022 

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

Educational Qualification

  • 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). 

Age Limit

  • Candidates must be at least 28 years old to apply for the CSIR NET JRF. 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. 

Selection Process

  • CSIR NET application form: All interested and eligible candidates must complete the CSIR NET application form by visiting the exam’s official website. 
  • CSIR NET admit card: Candidates who successfully submit the application form and pay the exam fee will be issued a CSIR UGC NET admit card. The admit card is available on the exam’s official website. 
  • CSIR NET Exam: According to the day and time specified on the admit card, candidates must show up for the CSIR UGC NET exam. CSIR NET normally takes place twice a year, in June and December. 
  • CSIR NET result: The CSIR NET result has been announced on the official website. Candidates who pass the NET exam are eligible for JRF or lectureship positions. 


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