CSIR UGC NET 2021: Subject & Shift wise Exam Date (Out), Admit Card (Soon)
Updated On - January 17 2022 by Vikash Jha
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Subject and shift wise exams dates have been released. Theadmit card will be released soon. The exam will be heldon29 January and 15- 18 February 2022 at a national level by National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is heldto select candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for determining their eligibility for appointment as lecturers in Indian universities and colleges. Council of Scientific & Industrial ResearchUGC National Eligibility Test is conducted twice a year(June & December session) at the national level. Furthermore, this test determines the eligibility of candidates for Lectureship positions in Indian University/Colleges. Those who will clear JRF will be qualified for Lectureship subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The candidates must read the complete article to know all about CSIR UGC NET 2021.
National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination in June-2021 to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor in Indian Universities and Colleges in CBT mode, as per details given below.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Status
Candidates can check CSIR UGC NET status from below:
Admit Card to be released soon
Subject and shift-wise exam dates Released
(29 Jan and 15- 18 February 2022)
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Admit Card will be released soon. The exam will be conducted on 29 January, 15-18 February 2022.
CSIR NET 2021 Subject and shift wise exam dates have been announced. Download Here
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Important Dates
Candidates can check here all the important CSIR UGC 2021 dates for the application form in the given table below:
CSIR UGC 2021 Schedule
Start date of online application
03 December 2021
End date of online application
02 January 2022
Last date for the submission of fee payment
03 January 2022
Correction in Particulars of Application Form
05-09 January 2022
Admit card download date
Date of Online examination
29 January and 15-18 February 2022
Release of answer key
Declarations of Results
CSIR NET 2021 Subject and Shift wise Exam Dates
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Subject and Shift wise Dates
29 January 2022
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
15 February 2022
16 February 2022
16 February 2022
17 February 2022
Life Sciences (Group 1)
17 February 2022
Life Sciences (Group 2)
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form
CSIR UGC NET 2021 application form has been released on the web portal of the NTA. The candidates can check all the details about CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form given below:
The application form can be filled out online mode.
No application will be accepted through offline mode or any other mode.
Candidates can submit one application only. Multiple applications will not be entertained.
Candidates have to provide a valid E-mail Address and Mobile Number in the Online Application Form as all information/communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on registered Mobile Number only.
Candidates also have to upload scanned images of photographs and Signatures in JPG/JPEG format.
All the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website must be followed by the candidates while filling the application form.
Candidates must visit the NTA website and check their e-mails regularly for the latest updates.
It is mandatory to select four cities while filling the Online Application Form of CSIR UGC NET June 2021.
The entire application process of CSIR UGC NET June 2021 is online, so candidates do not need to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/Fax/E-mail or by Hand.
Last Date of successful fee transaction is 03 January, 2021 (upto 11:50 pm).
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Fee
The application fee details for the CSIR NET 2021 is mentioned below:
Mode of Payment:
The application fee can be paid through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI.
Candidates have to pay the fee by using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway.
If in case Confirmation Page is not generated after the payment of the fee, then it means that the transaction is cancelled, and the amount will be refunded automatically to the candidate’s account.
However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
After successful payment of the fee, candidates can download and print copies of the Confirmation Page for future reference.
The list of CSIR UGC NET application Fees 2021 for different categories is given below in a table:
CSIR UGC NET Registration Fee 2021
General/General-EWS (Economically Weaker Section)
OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)
NOTE: The application fee of CSIR NET is non-refundable. So, any request by the candidate regarding the refund of fee will not be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form Correction
The NTA will facilitate the correction window for CSIR UGC NET 2021 for the candidates the dates for which will be notified. The applicants can make the changes (if required) in the application form online. The corrections in the form will be made only to some details.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates must check the CSIR UGC NET 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form to know their eligibility. If any candidate is found ineligible at any stage of the exam will not be allowed for further process. The detailed eligibility of CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test 2021 is given hereby:
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) - Candidates whose age is a maximum of 28 years as of 01 July 2021 are eligible. The upper age limit will be relaxable up to 5 years if a candidate is female or belong to SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD) category and 3 years of relaxation will be provided to OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants.
Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professorship - There is no upper age limit in the case of Assistant Professor/Lectureship.
Candidates who belong to the General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC category must have a minimum of 55% marks in their M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS.
For SC/ST/Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates, the minimum mark required to apply for the exam is 50%.
Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 3 years of the above qualifying examination/degree as on 09 October 2019, are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category.
For this, candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.
PhD degree holders who have passed Master’s degree before 19 September 1991 with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship only.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern
Candidates need to check the Paper Pattern of CSIR NET before they start preparing for the examination. The details about CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam pattern is given below:
Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through Online mode (CBT) only.
Type of Questions: The questions asked will be of objective type, Multiple Choice Question (MCQ).
Exam Duration: The exam will be for 180 minutes (three hours) and there will be no break between papers.
Total Test Papers: 1. Chemical Sciences 2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences 3. Life Sciences 4. Mathematical Sciences 5. Physical Sciences
Total Marks: The test paper for each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
The medium of Examination: The test will be in Hindi and English language. In case of any ambiguity between Hindi and English language due to translation, the English medium would be treated as final.
Subjects of the Exam: The exam will be held in the five subjects: Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
Sections: The test will consist of three parts/sections.
Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions about General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles, etc.
Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.
Part 'C' shall contain higher-order questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Syllabus
The syllabus of the CSIR National Eligibility Test is released by the Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR - HRDG). The candidates can check the CSIR UGC NET Syllabus 2021given below. CSIR UGC NET June 2021 syllabus is as follows:
NOTE: National Testing Agency (NTA) will not provide a copy of the syllabus to individual candidates.
How to prepare for CSIR UGC NET 2021?
Various study materials are available in the commercial markets. Using them correctly should be a key strategy in preparing for CSIR NET 2021 exam. The examination consists of the three papers as described in the preceding sections of this article. As the syllabus of the CSIR NET 2021 exam is vast, candidates can consider the following preparation tips to better equip themselves for the exam.
Set a study plan to cover the syllabus. Do not forget to include the syllabus of Paper I in the study plan.
Gather study materials relevant to the topics covered in the syllabus. A good way to go is to solve the previous year question papers and mock tests.
It is natural to forget concepts learnt in the course of time. Make sure to dedicate time for revisions on a daily basis.
An advisable preparation strategy for the general aptitude part is to solve general aptitude papers from previous years and mock tests.
Books Recommended for Joint CSIR UGC NET Preparation
Selecting the most relevant books for CSIR NET 2021 preparation can be confusing. A wide variety of books from various publishers are available in the markets. Here we suggest the most important and latest books for CSIR NET 2021 preparation.
2021 EDITION General Aptitude: CSIR – UGC NET (JRF & LS) – For Part A
2021 EDITION Ace The Race ™ Combo 2: CSIR-UGC NET Life Sciences
Essential Competitive Chemistry for CSIR-NET/GATE-GRE 2021 Vol. 1 – Along with Solved Questions from Previous 15 Years
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide
Hall Ticket will not be sent by post to any candidate.
E-Admit Card will be issued by the NTA to those candidates only who will be subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions and fill the application form correctly.
Candidates will not be allowed to appear at the examination centre, on Dates and Timings other than that allotted to them in their Admit card.
In case candidates are unable to download Admit Cards from the website or find any discrepancy in the admits card, then the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The candidates must read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.
CSIR NET Mock Test 2021
Mock tests are effective in simulating the exam to the examinees before they actually appear for the exam. Solving mock tests can lead to the added advantage of efficient time management and set an approach to solving the question paper. As the CSIR NET 2021 question paper consist of three parts, mocks tests can be effective in ensuring that candidates get accustomed to the question paper. Check out important tips and tricks related to CSIR NET 2021 mock tests below.
Simulate the CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern by setting exact durations for solving mock tests. Try to complete the test within the scheduled duration.
Strategize your approach to solve the question paper while solving mock tests. Switch between strategies to find out what works best.
Mock tests can also help identify the weaknesses and strengths of the candidate. Use this to your advantage.
The CSIR NET provisional answer key has been displayed along with the respective Question Paper on the official website of NTA after the conduction of the exam. Candidates can check the important dates and the details related to Answer key 2021 below:
The NTA releases the CSIR UGC NET 2021 Answer Key on the official website after the successful commencement of the examination.
Answer Keys are to be displayed for two to three days to provide an opportunity for the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Key.
Candidates can challenge the answer key on payment of Rs. 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.
The NTA decision on the challenges shall be final and the result will be declared based on final answer keys.
No grievances concerning Answer Key after the declaration of result will be entertained.
CSIR NET 2021 Response Sheet
Once the answer key is out, candidates are advised to visit the CSIR NET website to get the response sheet. Know more about SIR NET response sheet here.
To download CSIR NET response sheet, candidates have to visit csirnet.nta.nic.in. Thereafter, use the application number and date of birth to log in and download the response sheet.
The response sheet carries the answers that are marked by the candidates in the examination.
Along with the response sheet, NTA also publishes the CSIR NET question paper.
NTA publishes the CSIR NET response sheet after the release of provisional answer keys.
Candidates can compare their responses with the CSIR NET answer key to estimate their scores for the exam.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Result
The details regarding the CSIR UGC NET result 2021 are listed below. Also, the result will be declared on the official website of NTA.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has declared the CSIR 2021 result, after releasing the CSIR NET final answer key.
Two separate merit lists will be made based on the candidates' performance in the test.
Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking of the result: There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of the result. No correspondence/candidate in this regard shall be entertained.
CSIR NET result is declared in the form of a merit list. The list carries the roll number and name of the qualifying candidate.
Moreover, candidates can also check the CSIR NET Scorecard. For this, they have to visit the website and log in using the application number and DOB.
On qualifying for the examination, candidates are eligible to get appointed as Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship roles.
Candidates can download their e-certificate online from NTA/ CSIR NET website. They have to select the CSIR UGC NET option to download it.
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Centres
Candidates can check the list of cities for centres of CSIR UGC NET 2021 June given below:
CSIR UGC NET 2021 (June)Test Centres
Andaman and Nicobar
Daman & Diu
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Bokaro Steel City
Jammu & Kashmir
CSIR UGC NET 2021 Highlights
The highlights for CSIR UGC NET 2021 is mentioned below:
Name of the exam
CSIR UGC NET 2021
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research UGC National Eligibility Test June
To determine the eligibility of the candidates for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), Assistant professor/Lectureship positions.
About National Testing Agency
The NTA was established in November 2017 to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. NTA conducts the JEE Mains, NEET-UG, NET, CMAT & GPAT. Its actual start was in 2010 with a report submitted to the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) by a committee consisting of some of the directors of the Indian Institute of Technology which recommended that the national testing agency be "created by an Act of Parliament.
Candidates who desire to appear in Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination June-2021 may apply online on the website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in, www.nta.ac.in and details of Course Code, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern of Question Paper etc. are available on the Information Bulletin.
CSIR-UGC NET Important Dates
CSIR-UGC NET 2021 Form Date
03 Dec - 02 Jan 2022
Admit card Downloading Date
15 Jan 2022 (Tentative)
CSIR-UGC NET 2021 Exam Date
29 Jan, 15 Feb 2022
25 Feb 2022 (Tentative)
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research UGC NET Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: What is CSIR UGC NET exam?
Ques 2: Is CSIR NET and UGC NET same?
Ques 3: How many attempts are allowed for CSIR NET?
Ques 4: What is the passing mark for NET exam?
Ques 5: How much is the stipend for JRF?
Ques 6: When Correction Window will open for CSIR-UGC NET Application form 2022?
Ques 7: Is CSIR UGC NET & CSIR NET different?
Ques 8: How may papers are there in csir ugc net?
Ques 9: When is the time to apply for dec UGC CSIR NET?
Form Start Date:
03 Dec 2021
Form End Date:
02 Jan 2022
The last date to submit the form was on 02 Jan 2022