CSIR-UGC NET - Eligibility Criteria

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research UGC NET June

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Qualification, Age limit, Reservation

Updated On - January 16 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria is set by the exam competent authority. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test 2020 exam for June session will be conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). The eligibility criteria for CSIR UGC NET June 2020 is decided by University Grant Commission (UGC). The exam is held twice throughout the year June & December respectively. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint yourself with the provisions for submission of the Online Application Form. All the key points which are necessary for CSIR UGC NET-2020 are discussed in the section below.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed instructions related to CSIR NET 2020 Eligibility is provided in this article. The candidates are advised to go through to the complete article to get the necessary information about the eligibility criteria. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 application form will be rejected if the candidate does not match the CSIR UGC National Eligibility Test 2020 eligibility criteria.
S. No.CourseRequired Eligibility Criteria
01.M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS
  • 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates.
  • 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
02.Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination but the result is awaited of Final Exam.
  • Such candidates are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category.
  • Such 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.
03.B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program.
  • 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates.
  • 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD).
  • Entrants possessing a Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years. Applicants holding only Bachelor’s degree are likely to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/ Associate Professorship.
  • Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC shall apply.
  • The eligibility for lectureship/ Assistant Professorship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. 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.

Age Relaxation & Reservations for CSIR UGC NET 2020

Must go through the given below details related to CSIR age relaxation and reservation criteria:

Upper Age Limit: 

Upper age limit criteria for aspirants belonging to different categories (OBC-Non-Creamy Layer/SC/ST/PwD/Female Applicants) & different courses are explained in the table hereby:

S. No.Course CategoryRelaxation
01.JRFOBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)Maximum 28 years as on 01 July 2020 (+03 Years of Relaxation)
SC/ST/PwD/Female ApplicantsMaximum 28 years as on 01 July 2020 (+05 Years of Relaxation)
02.Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant ProfessorshipNo Upper Age Limit
Reservations For General/Reserved Category Candidates:

For admission to a participating institute, please see the reservations applicable in that particular institute. In case of institutes run by Central Government, Reservations for candidates belonging to different categories are specified in the table below:

CategoriesReservation (in %)
General-EWS (Economically Weaker Section)10%
OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Disclosure: Provision of Reservation for aspirants belonging to EWS/OBC/SC/ST/PwD will be as per the Government of India instructions issued and is subject to revise from time to time.
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