CSIR UGC NET 2022: National Testing Agency conducts CSIR NET every year to determine the eligibility of the applicants at the national level for Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in the esteemed universities and colleges of India. Only the applicants holding a Master's Degree/Post-Graduation in Science stream can appear for the CSIR NET exam. The detailed information about CSIR UGC NET 2022 will be uploaded on the official website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/ or https://nta.ac.in/. CSIR NET consists of two papers based on the computer-based test mode (CBT) and questions will be in objective or Multiple Choice Questions format. CSIR UGC NET application form link has been activated from 11th July 2022 onwards. 

CSIR UGC NET 2022 Notification

National Testing Agency releases a detailed information brochure for CSIR UGC NET Exam including the necessary details like application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus and others. The CSIR UGC NET 2022 Notification will be made available on the official website of CSIR NET at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/ or NTA at https://nta.ac.in/. Stay tuned with us, as we will be providing the direct CSIR UGC NET Notification PDF link here as soon as the officials upload it on the website. 

CSIR UGC NET June 2021 Information Bulletin- Click to Download

CSIR NET 2022- Exam Summary

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) is organised by National Testing Agency twice every year in the month of June and December. Go through the highlights of the CSIR NET 2022 Exam from the below-tabulated data to have a better understanding of the eligibility test. 

CSIR UGC NET 2022- Exam Summary
Exam NameCSIR UGC NET June 2022
Full-FormCSIR NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyTwice a year (June & December)
Application ModeOnline
Online Registration11th July 2022 onwards
Mode of ExamOnline - CBT (Computer Based Test)
Language/Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
No. of Test Cities225
Official Websitehttps://csirnet.nta.nic.in/ 

CSIR UGC NET 2022 Exam Dates

The CSIR NET 2022 dates are going to be announced in the official Notification PDF and we will be updating all the important dates related to the application process, exam date, admit card release, result, and more in the below table- 

CSIR NET EventsCSIR NET Exam Dates
CSIR NET Application form11th July 2022 onwards
Last date for submission of the application fee--
CSIR NET Application correction window--
CSIR NET Admit card 2022--
CSIR NET Exam date 2022--
CSIR NET Provisional answer key--
Challenge the provisional answer key--
CSIR NET Result 2022--
CSIR NET Final answer key--

CSIR NET Application Form 2022

CSIR UGC NET application form has been released on 11th July 2022 onwards on the official website along with the release of official notification. The CSIR NET Application Form have to fill by candidates in two parts – Registration and Application. The applicants holding the required eligibility criteria have to fill CSIR NET Application Form and the dates will be announced with the notification. 

CSIR NET Application Form 2022 Link [Active]

CSIR NET 2022 Application Fee

The applicants have to pay the CSIR NET application fee through online mode via debit card/credit card/internet banking. The category-wise application fee is as follows.

CategoryCSIR NET Application Fee
GeneralRs. 1,000
OBC – Non-creamy layerRs. 500
SC/ST/PwDRs. 250

Steps to Fill CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2022

To submit CSIR UGC NET 2022 Application Form, the candidates must follow the below steps- 

Step 1- Visit the official website of CSIR NET at https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx.

Step 2- Click on the application form button reading- “CSIR UGC NET 2022 Application Form”.

Step 3- Click on the new registration button.

Step 4- Read the instructions and click on the checkbox given at the bottom of the page.

Step 5- Click on the “Click Here to Proceed button”.

Step 6- Fill in all details asked in the CSIR NET 2022 registration form and click on Submit.

Step 7- Note down the system generated application number and password.

Step 8- Login to the registered account using the application number and password.

Step 9- Fill in all details asked in the CSIR NET application form 2022.

Step 10- Upload scanned images of the photo and signature in JPG format as per the prescribed specifications.

Step 11- Download and print the CSIR NET 2022 confirmation page. 

CSIR NET DocumentsSize (in kb)

CSIR NET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

For an applicant to appear in the CSIR NET 2022 examination has to follow the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

Nationality Indian citizen
Upper Age Limit JRF- 28 years 
Lectureship- No age limit
Education Qualification
  1. Bachelor's degrees, regardless of whether science, engineering, or some other discipline, are eligible for the fellowship solely after getting enlisted/enrolled for a PhD or Integrated PhD program within the legitimacy time of two years.
  2. Enrolled for M.Sc. or have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying exam are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the category 'Result Awaited (RA)

CSIR NET 2022 Exam Pattern

The CSIR UGC NET 20222 exam will be conducted in an online mode with objective-type multiple-choice questions being asked from the subject chosen by candidates. Have a look at the CSIR NET 2022 exam pattern overview from the below table.

ParticularsExam Pattern Highlights
Exam modeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Exam duration180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of sections/parts3 in each paper
No. of questions Total Questions- 610
To be attempted- 310
Type of questionsMCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option
Total marks200 for each paper
Negative markingYes
Language of paperEnglish and Hindi

For each subject, the test would consist of three parts for which the detailed CSIR UGC NET Exam Scheme has been discussed below- 

  1. Each exam will be conducted for a total of 200 marks.
  2. There will be three sections - Part A, Part B and Part C in each exam.
  3. The marking system for each exam differs. We have provided the exam pattern for each exam below.
CSIR UGC NET Subject-wise Scheme
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTo be attemptedMarking SchemeNegative Marking
Chemical Sciences120
Part A- 20
Part B- 40
Part C- 60
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2 
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences150
Part A- 20
Part B- 50
Part C- 80
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1.32
Life Sciences145
Part A- 20
Part B- 50
Part C- 75
Part A- 15
Part B- 35
Part C- 25
Part A- 2
Part B- 2
Part C- 4
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.5
Part C- 1
Mathematical Sciences120
Part A- 20
Part B- 40
Part C- 60
Part A- 15
Part B- 25
Part C- 20
Part A- 2 
Part B- 3
Part C- 4.75
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.75
Part C- 0
Physical Sciences75
Part A- 20
Part B- 25
Part C- 30
Part A- 15
Part B- 20
Part C- 20
Part A- 2 
Part B- 3.5
Part C- 5
Part A- 0.5
Part B- 0.875
Part C- 1.25

CSIR NET 2022 Admit Card 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CSIR NET Admit Card 1 two weeks before the examination. The CSIR NET Admit Card will be available on the official website along with the details for the exam day. The candidates can download their CSIR NET 2022 Admit Card by following the steps mentioned below-

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET.
Step 2: Select the ‘CSIR NET Admit Card Download’. Type in your credentials like Application No. and Date of Birth/Password.
Step 3: Click on the submit button and the applicant's CSIR Admit card will be available.
Step 4: Download the admit card and take 1 or 2 printouts for further use.

CSIR NET 2022 Answer Key

Once the exams are conducted, NTA will release the provisional answer key on its website. Candidates will get an opportunity to challenge this answer key. And to do so the candidate has to pay Rs. 1000 per challenged question. After reviewing these challenges, NTA will release the final answer key on its website. You cannot challenge this final CSIR NET Answer Key in any manner whatsoever. 

CSIR NET 2022 Result

Candidates will be given fellowship as per the CSIR merit list. Only those candidates who will obtain the cut off will be eligible for the final merit list. NTA will publish two separate merit lists on its website for the result of JRF and Lectureship respectively. Candidates who qualify in the JRF merit list will also be eligible for the Lectureship/Assistant Professor fellowship. As per the notification, there shall be no re-evaluation of the CSIR NET result. Here is how you can check the results for the CSIR NET 2021 exam. 

CSIR UGC NET Cut Off 2022

CSIR NET Cut off 2022 will be released by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) along with the UGC NET Result. The cutoff marks have been released subject-wise and category-wise separately for the Joint CSIR UGC NET for each session separately. Have a look at CSIR NET June 2021 Cut Off  for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship/Assistant professor from below section. 

CSIR NET June 2021 Cut Off 

SubjectJunior Research Fellowship (NET)
UR (%)EWS (%)OBC (%)SC (%)ST (%)PWD (%)
Chemical Science52.75046.25045.50036.25027.25025.000
Earth Science60.86054.79053.06046.40042.81026.400
Life Science*98.786024896.068871596.229116990.532925584.872001364.7657382
Mathematical Science49.25044.87542.75034.37527.00025.000
Physical Science38.81333.00033.00025.00025.00025.000
SubjectLectureship/Assistant professor (NET)
UR (%)EWS (%)OBC (%)SC (%)ST (%)PWD (%)
Chemical Science47.47541.62540.95032.62525.00025.000
Earth Science54.77449.31147.75441.76038.52925.000
Life Science*97.011753393.876576993.876576986.385445279.829335163.6902270
Mathematical Science44.32540.38838.47530.93825.00025.000
Physical Science34.93233.00033.00025.00025.00025.000

CSIR NET 2022 Exam Centres


Andaman & Nicobar IslandsPort Blair
Andhra Pradesh
  1. Anantapur
  2. Bhimavaram
  3. Chirala
  4. Chittoor
  5. Eluru
  6. Guntur
  7. Kadapa
  8. Kakinada
  9. Kurnool
  10. Nellore
  11. Ongole
  12. Rajahmundry
  13. Srikakulam
  14. Tirupati
  15. Vijayawada
  16. Visakhapatnam
  17. Vizianagaram
  18. Narasaraopet
  19. Proddatur
  20. Surampalem
Arunachal PradeshItanagar/ Naharlagun
  1. Dibrugarh
  2. Guwahati
  3. Jorhat
  4. Silchar
  5. Tezpur
  1. Bhagalpur
  2. Darbhanga
  3. Gaya
  4. Muzaffarpur
  5. Patna
  6. Purnea
  7. Arrah
Chandigarh (ut)Chandigarh/Mohali
  1. Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar
  2. Bilaspur (CG)
  3. Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu (UT)
  1. Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  2. Daman
  3. Diu
DelhiDelhi/New Delhi
  1. Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar
  2. Anand
  3. Bhavnagar
  4. Jamnagar
  5. Junagadh
  6. Mehsana
  7. Rajkot
  8. Surat
  9. Vadodara
  10. Valsad/Vapi
  11. Himatnagar
  1. Ambala
  2. Faridabad
  3. Gurugram
  4. Hissar
  5. Karnal
  6. Kurukshetra
  7. Panipat
  8. Sonipat
  9. Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh
  1. Bilaspur (HP)
  2. Hamirpur
  3. Kangra/ Palampur
  4. Shimla
  5. Solan
  6. Mandi
  7. Una
  8. Kullu
Jammu & Kashmir
  1. Baramulla
  2. Jammu
  3. Samba
  4. Srinagar
  1. Bokaro Steel City
  2. Dhanbad
  3. Jamshedpur
  4. Ranchi
  5. Hazaribagh
  1. Belagavi (Belgaum)
  2. Bellary
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Bidar
  5. Davangere
  6. Gulbarga
  7. Hassan
  8. Hubli
  9. Mangaluru
  10. Mysuru
  11. Shivamogga
  12. Tumakuru
  13. Manipal/Udupi
  14. Mandya
  1. Alappuzha/Chengannur
  2. Ernakulam/Angamaly/Muvattupuzha
  3. Idukki
  4. Kannur
  5. Kasaragod
  6. Kollam
  7. Kottayam
  8. Kozhikode
  9. Malappuram
  10. Palakkad
  11. Pathanamthitta
  12. Thiruvananthapuram
  13. Thrissur
Lakshadweep (UT)Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh
  1. Balaghat
  2. Betul
  3. Bhopal
  4. Chhindwara
  5. Gwalior
  6. Indore
  7. Jabalpur
  8. Rewa
  9. Sagar
  10. Satna
  11. Ujjain
  1. Ahmednagar
  2. Akola
  3. Amravati
  4. Aurangabad (MR)
  5. Chandrapur
  6. Dhule
  7. Jalgaon
  8. Kolhapur
  9. Latur
  10. Mumbai
  11. Nagpur
  12. Nanded
  13. Nasik
  14. Pune
  15. Raigad
  16. Ratnagiri
  17. Sangli
  18. Satara
  19. Solapur
  20. Thane
  21. Wardha
  1. Imphal
  2. Churachandpur
  1. Dimapur
  2. Kohima
  1. Balasore
  2. Behrampur(Ganjam)
  3. Bhubaneshwar
  4. Cuttack
  5. Dhenkanal
  6. Rourkela
  7. Sambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry/ Cuddalore
  1. Amritsar
  2. Bhatinda
  3. Jalandhar
  4. Ludhiana
  5. Pathankot
  6. Patiala
  7. Sangrur
  1. Ajmer
  2. Alwar
  3. Bikaner
  4. Jaipur
  5. Jodhpur
  6. Kota
  7. Sikar
  8. Sriganganagar
  9. Udaipur
Tamil Nadu
  1. Chennai
  2. Coimbatore
  3. Cuddalore
  4. Kanchipuram
  5. Kanyakumari/ Nagercoil
  6. Madurai
  7. Namakkal
  8. Salem
  9. Thanjavur
  10. Thoothukudi
  11. Tiruchirappalli
  12. Tirunelveli
  13. Tiruvallur
  14. Vellore
  15. Virudhunagar
  1. Hyderabad
  2. Karimnagar
  3. Khammam
  4. Mahbubnagar
  5. Nalgonda
  6. Warangal
Uttar Pradesh
  1. Agra
  2. Aligarh
  3. Allahabad
  4. Bareilly
  5. Faizabad
  6. Ghaziabad
  7. Gorakhpur
  8. Greater Noida/Noida
  9. Jhansi
  10. Kanpur
  11. Lucknow
  12. Mathura
  13. Meerut
  14. Moradabad
  15. Muzaffarnagar
  16. Sitapur
  17. Varanasi
  1. Dehradun
  2. Haldwani
  3. Haridwar
  4. Nainital
  5. Pantnagar
  6. Roorkee
West Bengal
  1. Asansol
  2. Bardhaman
  3. Durgapur
  4. Hooghly
  5. Howrah
  6. Kalyani
  7. Kolkata
  8. Siliguri
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Ans. CSIR UGC NET 2022 Exam Date has not been announced yet.

Ans. The candidates with Master's Degree/Post-Graduation in Science stream can apply for CSIR NET 2022.

Ans. CSIR NET Exam is conducted every year for eligibility of candidates for Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor.

Ans. CSIR UGC NET will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test).

Ans. The full form of CSIR NET is Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test.

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