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The CSIR-UGC Exam (also known as the CSIR UGC NET) is used to select candidates for Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) and Lectureships (LSs) in science and technology. Candidates who pass the CSIR UGC NET exam can work as JRFs and professors in a variety of subjects, including:

Earth, Oceanic, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences / Physical Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences


On November 18, 2021, the CSIR NET 2021-2022 announcement was released. The CSIR has announced the exam date, which will be held on January 29, 2022. There will be important details regarding the CSIR NET exam in the CSIR NET notification

Important Dates


Particular Dates
CSIR NET 2021 Notification Released, 18th November, 2021
Filling up of CSIR UGC NET application forms To be announced
Last date to fill and payment of online application fees To be notified
CSIR UGC NET 2021 application form correction window To be notified
CSIR UGC NET admit card 2021 22-Jan
CSIR NET 2021-22 Exam 29th January, 2022
CSIR UGC NET 2021 provisional answer key To be announced
CSIR UGC NET 2021 final answer key To be announced
Result of CSIR UGC NET 2021 exam To be announced


Exam Center

The CSIR NET exam centre list for 2021 includes a comprehensive list of test cities as well as city codes. The examination will be held at 224 cities across India. Candidates will be able to select their preferred CSIR NET exam centre based on their preferences and convenience for the CSIR NET exam. Those who fill out the CSIR NET application form early will be able to choose their preferred exam centre for the CSIR NET 2021 exam. NTA will choose a test centre for the CSIR NET based on the top four preferences listed on the application form. The final examination centre allocation will be accessible on the CSIR NET admission card.

Cut Off

On the official website, the CSIR NET cut off for 2021 will be announced.

CSIR NET JRF Cut off 2020

Subject  UR (%) EWS (%) OBC (%)   SC (%)   ST (%) PwD (%)
Chemical Science 50.5 44.5 43.25 33.25 25.5 25
Earth Science      59.86 54.31 52.79 44.22 40.9 29.33
Life Science             98.94 96.58 96.04 89.69 83.11 74.75
Mathematical Science       57 51.38 50.75 40.25 30.88 28.75
Physical Science         46.25 40.69 39.69 31.56 26.88 25


UGC Cut Off 2021- (Assistant lectureship)

Subject  UR (%) EWS (%) OBC (%)   SC (%)   ST (%) PwD (%)
Chemical Science 45.45 40.05 38.925 29.92 25 25
Earth Science      53.87 48.87 47.51 39.79 36.81 26.39
Life Science             97.18 94 93.21 85.38 77.51 74.75
Mathematical Science       51.3 46.23 45.67 36.22 27.78 25.87
Physical Science         41.62 36.31 35.71 28.4 25 25


Selection Process

The steps of the CSIR UGC NET selection procedure are as follows:

  • CSIR NET application form: CSIR NET application forms are available on the exam's official website for all interested and eligible applicants.
  • Admit card for the CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET): Candidates who successfully complete the application form and pay the exam fee will receive their CSIR UGC NET admit card.
  • CSIR NET Test: Candidates must appear for the CSIR UGC NET exam on the specified date and time on the admit card. The CSIR NET is held twice a year, in the months of June and December.
  • CSIR NET result: The CSIR NET result has been announced on the official website. Candidates who pass the NET exam are considered for JRF or lectureship positions.


Q1. What happens if I reach the deadline for my subject?

Ans. If you score above the threshold, you have passed the test. NTA will now provide you an eligibility certificate in due time.

Q2. Is the cutoff for the CSIR NET the same for all categories?

Ans. No, the NTA publishes distinct cutoffs for all candidates in each category.

Q3. Who publishes the CSIR NET cutoff?

Ans. The CSIR NET cutoff is published by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Q4. Do the CSIR NET cutoffs for JRF and lectureships come out separately?

Ans. Yes, the JRF and lectureship cutoffs are published separately by category and subject.

Q5. How is the CSIR NET cutoff set?

Ans. When compiling the cutoff list, NTA considers a number of factors, including the exam's difficulty level, the number of candidates who took the exam, and so on.

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