From now onwards the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for conducting Council for Scientific Industrial and Research – National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) exam. The agency will conduct this exam’s second edition which is slated to take place on December 15, 2019. The eligible candidates can register for this exam from September 9 onwards. Similarly, online registration for June 2020 exam will begin from March 16, 2020 onwards. 

From next year onwards, the NTA will be responsible for conducting more than 16 crucial entrance exams. Few of these are Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA Admission, UGC-NET, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT), National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) JEE, JNU entrance test, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) main, etc.


The Indian govt had constituted NTA two years back especially to conduct several entrance exams successfully at thousands of centres across the country. Today the NTA is responsible for conducting several Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and several other similar exams in order to fill vacant seats at numerous Higher Educational Institutes across the country. 


CSIR-NET takes place every year in order to determine eligibility for the post of Lectureship. Apart from that it also selects suitable candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for subjects such as Planetary Science, Mathematical Science, Ocean, Earth, Atmosphere, Physical Science and Life Science. The exam will be computer-based. 


See: NTA Entrance Exam dates 2020