CSIR NET 2023: Notification, Eligibility, Date, Application Form, Vacancy and more

CSIR NET 2023: Notification, Eligibility, Date, Application Form, Vacancy and more

CSIR NET 2023: Notification, Eligibility, Date, Application Form, Vacancy and more


CSIR NET 2023 stands for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and is a national-level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency NTA.  It is also known as UGC NET. This exam, that is, CSIR NET 2023 provides a chance for the candidates to become a lecturer of the subject falling under the faculty of Science and Technology.

This exam is conducted twice a year and aspiring candidates of CSIR NET 2023 can apply for it in June and December. Other than that, the fellowship program of the joint CSIR – UGC NET aims at National Science and Technology Human Resource Development. Also, those candidates who qualify for the test are awarded twice a year by CSIR. The National Test Agency holds the responsibility of conducting the CSIR NET 2023 examination in Computed Based Test (CBT) Mode.

CSIR NET notification

The CSIR NET notification will be released on the official website by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The CSIR NET notification contains all the important details related to the exam, such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and date, exam syllabus, admit card, and so on.

The CSIR NET notification list: –

  • Application Procedure
  • Examination timetable and date
  • Examination prescribed pattern and syllabus
  • CSIR NET 2023 eligibility criteria
  • CSIR NET 2023 cut-off marks
  • Eligibility Verification
  • Examination centre list
  • Admit Card
  • CSIR NET 2023 validity


CSIR NET 2023: Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria of CSIR NET 2023 are one of the most important factors to look up to before filling out the form. A candidate needs to meet the eligibility criteria and hence suggested to go through it once. In case, any candidates found not fulfilling the criteria at any stage by NTA will get disqualified for the exam.

The eligibility criteria aspects for CSIR NET 2023 prescribed by NTA is given below:

  • Education Qualifications
  • Mentioned Age Limit
  • Upper age limit relaxation
  • Nationality


CSIR NET 2023: Education qualifications details

All the candidates appearing for CSIR NET 2023 need to have at least 55 percent marks for the general (Gen) and OBC category. For Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Person with Disability (PwD), it must be 50 percent.

MSc or equivalent degree Integrated BS-MS
BS (4 years) BE
BTech B Pharma


For Masters and equivalent Degrees:

Candidates who have enrolled for the master’s degree or have completed 10+2+3 of M.Sc. or any equivalent degree of the same, such as B.E/ B. Tech./ B. Pharma, and so on following the last given date of CSIR NET 2022 are eligible to apply for CSIR NET 2023 under Result Awaited (RA) category.

The condition that applies here for the candidates is to get the required marks by completing their qualified degree within a valid period of two years counting from the date of declaration of CSIR NET UGC results. Not fulfilling the criteria here will be considered disqualified.

For B.Sc. (Hons) and Equivalent Degrees:

Candidates who have enrolled in an integrated MS-PhD program or hold a B.Sc. degree with 55 percent of marks (50 percent for SC/ST/PwD) are eligible for CSIR NET 2023 as well. According to the official website, candidates with Undergraduate degrees are also eligible to fill out the form for CSIR fellowship only if they are registered for Ph.D./Integrated PhD within two years. Candidates in their final year or results awaited are not eligible to apply for the examination.

For Bachelors and Equivalent Degrees:

Candidates holding only a bachelor’s degree are also eligible under the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). They are not eligible for the Lectureship or Assistant Professor. In other words, B. Tech, B.E, M.B.B.S final year, result awaited, and so on are only eligible for the JRF.

For Others:

Candidates who hold a PhD degree and those who have completed their master’s degree course before the date September 19, 1991, with the required marks of 50 percent are eligible only for the lectureship.

CSIR NET 2023: Age Limit Eligibility

The age limit criteria for CSIR NET 2023 varies for JRF and lectureship. The upper age limit decided for JRF is 28 years. Here, it could be loosened up to 5 years for SC/ST/PwD/ Third Gender/ Female applicants and 3 years for the OBC applicants. Besides, for the lectureship, there is no set upper age limit.

CSIR NET 2023: Application Form

Aspiring candidates appearing for the CSIR NET 2023 are suggested to fill out the application form. It will be released on the official website by NTA. Those candidates who fulfil all the requirements of the eligibility criteria can proceed further with their application form.

CSIR NET exam date

The tentative date for CSIR NET notification to get released is March 2023. The Joint CSIR NET exam date is said to be conducted in the third week of December 2023.

The CSIR NET exam date confirmation and other vacancy details for the same will be released by NTA on the official website.