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CSIR UGC NET 2021 June Notification, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET 2021 (June) Examination for JRF and Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professorship

CSIR UGC NET 2021 June  - National Testing Agency on behalf of The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will be conducting CSIR-UGC NET 2021 June examination in CBT mode to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professorship’ in Indian universities and colleges.
The applications for the same can be submitted through online mode from the 2nd week of March 2021. CSIR UGC NET 2021 June Exam will be conducted in the month of June 2021
Interested candidates can check the complete information about CSIR-UGC NET 2021 June online application form, registration process, exam pattern, dates, and more from the page below.


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CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 | Joint CSIR-UGC Test

  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting CSIR-UGC NET in CBT mode to NTA. CSIR-UGC NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professorship’ in Indian universities and colleges subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC.
  • CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology.

Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination, June 2021

  • Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination would be conducted by NTA in the month of June 2021 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology.
  • The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.


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Junior Research Fellowship Stipend

  • The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR- National Eligibility Test (NET) will be Rs.31,000/- p.m for the first two years. In addition, an annual contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- per Fellow will be provided to the University / Institution. The Fellowship will be governed by terms and conditions of CSIR, UGC or Research Scheme, as applicable.
  • On completion of two years as JRF and if the Fellow is registered for Ph.D., the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to Rs.35,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years, on the basis of an assessment of Fellows’ research progress/ achievements through an interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Guide, Head of the Department and External Member from outside the University/ Institution who is an expert in the relevant field, not below the rank of Professor/ Associate Professor.

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 June Important Dates

Online Submission of Application Form

2nd week of March to 2nd week of  April 2021

Last date of successful transaction of fee through online

2nd week of  April 2021

Correction in Particulars of Application Form on website only

3rd week of April 2021

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website

2nd week May 2021

Date of Examination

June 2021

Centre, Date and Shift of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Examination

As indicated on Admit Card

Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys

To be announced later on website

Release of Score on NTA website By

2nd Week of July, 2021


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CSIR UGC NET  Eligibility Criteria

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.
  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship.
  • 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. B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/ Associate Professor.
  • Specification of degrees (whether Bachelor’s or Master’s) as notified by UGC in its Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July 2014 and as amended from time to time, shall apply.
  • The eligibility for lectureship/ Assistant Professor of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC. Ph.D. degree holders who have passed Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991 with at least 50% marks are eligible to apply for Lectureship/ Assistant Professor only.

Age Limit


  • Maximum 28 years as on 01.01.2021 {upper age limit may be relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants}.

Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor

  • No upper age limit.


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CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT) only

Exam sessions

The CSIR NET entrance exam will be held in two sessions;

 First session

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Second session

02:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Duration of Examination

180 minutes (03 hours)

Type of Question

All the parts will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions.

Question Paper

The question paper shall be divided into three parts.

The Subject Wise Scheme of Examination

Subjects of the Test

Total questions

Chemical sciences

120 questions

Earth, atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences

150 questions

Life sciences

145 questions

Mathematical sciences

120 questions

Physical sciences

75 questions

CSIR UGC NET 2021 June Application Process


  • Candidates can apply for Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2021 through the “Online” mode.
  • Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  • Candidates must ensure that the Email Address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own 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.

Application Fee

  • For General/General-EWS Candidates - Rs. 1000/-
  • For OBC-NCL Candidates - Rs. 500/-
  • For SC/ST Candidates - Rs. 250/-
  • For PwD Candidates - NIL

Mode of Payment

  • Through Credit/Debit Card/ NetBanking/ UPI/ Paytm

Examination Centres for CSIR UGC NET Exam

  • It is mandatory for candidates to select four cities of their choice while filling the Online Application Form of Joint CSIR-UGC NET June 2021.
  • The effort will be made to allot the Centre of examination to the candidates in order of the City choice opted by them in their Application Form. However, due to administrative reasons, a different city or nearby area may be allotted.

CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 June Admit Card

  • Appearing candidates of CSIR UGC NET June 2021, can download their admit cards from the official website
  • Admit Cards will be issued from the 2nd week of May 2021. The candidates have to enter their application form number and date of birth to download their admit card.
  • No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate. Candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam center.

 CSIR UGC NET 2021 Result

  • Two separate merit lists, one consisting of the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF-NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS-NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test.
  • Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC.
  • The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible to be considered for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for Junior Research Fellowship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable.


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