CSIR NET Exam 2018 Notification, Application Form & Apply Online

CSIR NET 2018  – Application Form & Apply Online :

CSIR has released CSIR NET 2018 official notification for the June session. Every year CSIR conducts NET exam twice one in the month of June and other in the month of December. In this article find details like CSIR NET 2018 notification, Application form, Exam date, Admit Card, Result, and Cutoff etc.

CSIR NET exam is one of the most important exams for the selection of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lecturer or Assistant Professor Post. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a premier research and development organization of India. This well known organization conducts various entrance exams and most prominent one is National Eligibility Test (NET) exam.

It is an excellent opportunity for the one who want to make their career in the educational sector such as Lecturers or to do research in premier institutes as JRFs. All the necessary details regarding the CSIR NET exam 2018 have been released by the organization. The tentative date for the exam is scheduled to be on June 17th, 2018. Hence, read further to know all the important dates regarding the CSIR NET exam 2018.

Download CSIR NET 2018 Official Notification

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Quick Outlook

CSIR NET 2018 important date list has been given as per the official notification.

Start Date of Online Application FormMarch 5. 2018
Last Date of Online Application FormMarch 26, 2018
Last Date to Request for Change in Examination CentreApril 19, 2018
Tentative Date of Publication of list of Candidates Registered for the Written TestMay 18, 2018
Availability of Admit Card Online1st week of June, 2018
Exam date for CSIR NET Exam 2018June 17, 2018
Month of Result DeclarationJuly, 2018

CSIR NET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should possess minimum educational qualification along required age to be eligible to appear in CSIR NET 2018 exam. They are as follows

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Educational Qualification

CSIR prescribes minimum educational qualification along with minimum percentage of marks in the qualified degree to appear in the NET exam, They are tabulated below

QualificationMinimum Percentage
Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Equivalent DegreeFor General-55%
For SC, ST, PH or OBC – 50%
B.Tech, BE, B.Pharma or MBBS DegreeFor General-55%
For SC,ST,PH or OBC - 50%
10+2+3 qualified candidates of above qualifying examinations.
(Can apply in Result Awaited Category)
For General-55%
For SC, ST, PH or OBC – 50%

Age Limit and Relaxation

A candidate must possess prescribe age limit to be eligible to apply for CSIR NET 2018. Maximum age limit for JRF as on January 1, 2018 is 28 years and there is no age limit for Assistant Professor Post.

However there is an age relaxation of 5 years for those belonging to Non-creamy layer like of OBC and other categories like SC, ST, and PH.


Other Essential Qualifications

  1. All the aspirants who want to write CSIR NET Exam must be the citizens of India.
  2. Candidates who are enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD degree program can also apply for CSIR NET exam.
  3. Candidates who have a bachelor degree like B.Sc. (Honors) will only be eligible for CSIR fellowship after they get enrolled or registered in a PhD or an Integrated PhD program within two years of validity period.

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Application Fee

Candidate can pay the application fee for CSIR NET Exam 2018 via both online and offline mode through any branch of Indian bank. The application fee for different categories is mentioned below

For GeneralINR 1000
For Non-Creamy Layer (OBC)INR 500
For SC, ST, PH or PWD (Persons with disability)INR 250

If you are paying the fee via offline mode, then your bank challan should be addressed to the address mentioned below:

Deputy Secretary (Exams),

Examination Unit, 

Human Resource Development Group,

CSIR Complex, 

Opposite Institute of Hotel Management,

Library Avenue,

Pusa (New Delhi)

PIN – 110012

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Application Form

The only mode available to fill the application form is online mode and the application form is made available on the official website of CSIR i.e. ‘csirhrdg.res.in’ from March 5, 2018. Here are the steps to apply for CSIR NET Exam 2018

How To Apply Online For CSIR NET Exam 2018

Detailed process to apply online for CSIR NET 2018 has been given below

  • Open the official website of CSIR: csirhrdg.res.in
  • On the homepage, click on the link ‘Apply Online’
  • Application form will be opened
  • Fill in all the relevant and required details in the form very carefully
  • Fee can be paid online through credit/ debit card/ net banking and it can also be paid offline through challan
  • For paying up the fee in offline mode, download the ‘Bank Challan Performa’
  • Fill the Bank Challan Performa form to deposit the fee
  • After making the fee payment, preview the CSIR Application form to avoid making any mistake
  • After going through the filled application form, click on the ’Submit’ button
  • Once the submission of form is over, a system generated application number will be assigned to the candidate
  • For the future reference take a print out of the CSIR Application form
  • On the printed copy of the application form, sign wherever it is mentioned on all the required places
  • Also attach your recent black and white passport size photograph on the application form
  • Attach all the required documents along with the form and even the copy of fee deposited through the bank challan
  • Candidates are not required to send the completed application form to the CSIR but are advised to upload all the relevant documents to avoid rejection of application form
  • Candidates are requested to keep application id, Submitted application form and mobile number along with email and password till the process is completed

Necessary Details Required While Filling Up The Application Form

  • Name of the candidate
  • Mobile number
  • Email id
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Marks obtained in Class 10th
  • Marks obtained in Class 12th
  • Subjects studied in graduation
  • Percentage obtained in graduation
  • Reservation details
  • Permanent address details

Not Possible To Make Corrections In The CSIR NET Application Form

Make sure there is no error while filling the online application form as it is not possible to correct the details once submitted. Preview before submitting online application form. If more than one application submitted, none of the applications will be considered.

Documents To Be Uploaded With CSIR NET Application Form

  • A recent black and white photograph and signature in the prescribed format within dimensions should be uploaded while filling the application form
  • Attested copy of category certificate and /disability certificate should be attached by the candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, PH and PWD categories if claiming concession in fee
  • Degree certificate or last semester marks list
  • Attestation form duly attested by HoD for Result Awaited candidates

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in two sessions on June 17, 2018. No extra time will be allotted under any circumstances; candidates have to complete the exam in given 3 hours.

Exam FeaturesExam Features
Format of the paperMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Mode of ExamPen and paper mode
Duration of Exam3 hours
Timings of First Session9 am to 12 pm
Timings of Second Session2 pm to 5 pm
Total marks200

List Of Subjects Included In The CSIR NET Exam 2018 Are As Follows

  1. Life Sciences
  2. Chemical Sciences
  3. Earth Sciences
  4. Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
  5. Planetary Sciences
  6. Physical Sciences
  7. Mathematical Sciences

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Syllabus and Scheme of Exam

It has three sections namely

  • Part A – It will be common for all subjects, It has questions from General Aptitude with focus on logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, graphical analysis, quantitative comparison, puzzles, series formation
  • Part B – Subject related Questions will be covered from the given syllabus, and the nature of questions will be of MCQs
  • Part C – Higher knowledge questions to test candidate’s knowledge, the nature of questions will be of analytical

Note : Negative marking will be there for wrong answers and will be as per subject wise scheme of exam. E.g. for mathematical sciences 25 % negative marking in Part A and B and there will be no negative marking for Part C.

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Result Declaration

The results are expected to be declared in the month of September or October 2018. For different disciplines separate merit lists will be published.

How To Download The Result

To check result of CSIR NET Exam follow the below mentioned procedure

  • Visit the official website of CSIR: csirhrdg.res.in
  • Clink on the link displaying the result of CSIR NET Exam 2018
  • Enter all the details like roll number, date of birth and the security code
  • Then, click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Result will be displayed
  • Take the print out of it for future reference

Merit List For CSIR NET Exam 2018

  • Two separate merit lists will be published for LS NET and JRF NET Results
  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the entrance exam
  • Those who will qualify JRF NET will also be eligible for LS NET (if they meet the required eligibility criteria)
  • Whereas, those who will qualify LS NET will not be eligible for Regular JRF fellowship program
  • They will only be eligible for JRF in a scheme or a project
  • The merit list will be valid for two years, so a candidate can join the CSIR fellowship program within 2 years

CSIR NET Exam 2018 Cut off

The cut off marks for different subjects will be declared separately. The cutoff of a competitive exam is affected by numerous factors like:

  • Total number of seats available
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the exam

Here we have mentioned the previous year cutoff of CSIR NET Exam 2017

SC or ST90100

Fill up the application form as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush, as the last date of filling the application form is approaching soon.

We wish you all the luck for cracking out the CSIR NET exam this year!!


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