CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form, Registration Dates, Fees and Process

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May 3, 2021

The CSIR UGC NET June notification will be out at the end of February 2021. To fill the application form, the aspirants will have to open the National Testing Agency (NTA) official website of CSIR UGC NET. It can be predicted that the registration process will be started from the second week of March 2021. The application fees for General is INR 1000, INR 500 for OBC and EWS and INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.

CSIR NET Application Process involves online registration, uploading scanned documents, filling up application form, and payment of application fees. Candidates must possess any one of the following degrees – M.Sc, Integrated BS/ MS, BS- 4 years, B.E, B.Tech, B.Pharma, MBBS with at least 55% marks for General/ OBC and EWS category and 50% for SC/ ST and PwD category. Before applying for the exam, candidates must ensure that they satisfy  CSIR UGC NET Eligibility Criteria. 


CSIR UGC NET Registration 2021 Highlights

The key points about CSIR UGC NET Application Form are highlighted Below:

Exam Name CSIR UGC NET 2021
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Application Mode Online
CSIR NET Application Form available at
CSIR NET Application Fees

INR 1000 for General

INR 500 for OBC/ EWS

INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PwD

Mode of Fee Payment  Online

Download  CSIR UGC NET Sample Papers

Registration Dates

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Registration Dates

Here, we have mentioned the important dates for CSIR UGC NET 2021 examination:

Events Important Dates (Tentatively)
CSIR UGC NET Notification End of February 2021
Commencement of Submission of Online Applications Second week of March 2021
Last date for Submission of Online Applications April 2021
Correction Window of CSIR UGC NET Application Form April 2021
CSIR UGC NET Admit Card To be Notified
Date of Examination Third Week ofJune 2021

Check  CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

Registration Process

How to fill CSIR UGC NET 2021 Application Form?

All the eligible candidates can apply for the examination in online mode only.  

Steps to Apply for CSIR UGC NET 2021

Candidates can apply for the exam by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: CSIR NET Online Registration

  • Visit the official website of CSIR UGC NET.
  • Click on the link “Fill Online Application Form” on the homepage of the website.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, parents name and contact address.
  • A registration number and password will be sent on your mobile number and email ID.
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Step 2: Upload Photograph and Signature

As per the latest official notice released by CSIR, there is no need to upload the documents like Category Certificate, Result awaited attestation form, and other documents while submitting the online application form. However, uploading the scanned copy of the photograph and signature is still mandatory and without that application form will be considered incomplete. Candidates have to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature in prescribed specifications. 

Documents Size Format
Photograph 10 – 200 KBs


Signature 4 – 30 KBs


Check How to Upload Photograph & Signature?

Step 3: Fill CSIR NET 2021 Application Form

Candidates need to enter their qualification, preferred exam center, choice of subject and other relevant details in the application form.

CSIR NET Registration

Step 4: Pay CSIR NET Application Fee

Candidates applying for the test have to deposit the application fee in online mode using Syndicate/ SBI/ HDFC/ ICICI bank gateway through Debit/ Credit card/ Netbanking/ UPI and Paytm. No offline mode for fee payment is available. The application fee varies as per candidate’s category as stated in the table below:

Category CSIR NET Application Fees
General/ EWS INR 1000
OBC (Non- Creamy Layer) INR 500
SC/ ST/ Persons with disability (PwD) INR 250
Required Documents

CSIR UGC NET Documents Required

The following information and documents are required to fill the application form of CSIR UGC NET 2021:

  • An active email ID
  • A valid mobile number
  • Marksheets of class 10, 12, graduation and post-graduation 
  • Scanned passport size photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Category/ Disability certificate if applicable
  • Banking details to make the fee payment.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility

  • All the aspirants willing to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2021 must be citizens of India.
  • The upper age limit for Junior Research Fellowship is 28 years as on July 1, 2021.
  • There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professorship.
  • Candidates must possess any one of the following degrees – M.Sc, Integrated BS/ MS, BS- 4 years, B.E, B.Tech, B.Pharma, MBBS with at least 55% marks for General/ OBC and EWS category and 50% for SC/ ST and PwD category.
  • Candidates enrolled in the above degrees are also eligible for the exam provided they complete the degree within 2 years. 

Check Detailed  CSIR UGC NET 2021 Eligibility

Form Correction

CSIR UGC NET Form Correction

  • NTA will provide a facility of CSIR NET Application Form Correction soon after the completion of registrations.
  • The application form correction facility can be availed in online mode only at the official website –
  • NTA also sends email and SMS to candidates regarding form and image correction.
  • Candidates will be able to edit/ modify certain fields such as name, parents’ name, date of birth, contact address, category, gender, etc.
  • Candidates have to upload supporting documents to make the changes and pay the difference fees if any.
  • This will be the last chance to edit and correct the application form. No further requests are entertained.


Steps to Login for CSIR UGC NET 2021 after Forgetting the Password

  • At first, the aspirants have to answer the security question.
  • Provide the verification code, which will be sent to the registered mobile number via text message of the aspirants
  • With the help of reset connection, which will be sent to the registered email address of the candidates. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. I have made a mistake in my application form. What can I do?

Ans. NTA will open the application form correction window soon after the registration process. Candidates will get an opportunity to can edit the application form in this period. 

Ques. Can a candidate apply for both JRF and Assistant Professorship?

Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for either JRF or Assistant Professorship or for both provided they fulfil the eligibility. Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of CSIR UGC NET before applying for the exam.

Ques. What documents have to be uploaded during CSIR NET Registration?

Ans. Candidates have to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature.

Ques. What is the age limit to apply for the exam?

Ans. For JRF, the upper age limit is 28 years as on July 1, 2021, however, age relaxation is given to reserved categories. There is no age limit for Assistant Professorship

Ques. What if, the candidate belongs to the creamy layer of OBC?

Ans. Candidates under the creamy layer of OBC have to apply under General Category.

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


I forgot the CSIR UGC NET 2021 password, how can I retrieve the same?
jaya garg

Hi. First of all, candidates need to answer the security question. Provide the verification code, which will be sent to the registered mobile number via text message of the aspirants. More details regarding login for CSIR UGC NET 2021 are mentioned here.

bhagyashri kene
Which mode is better to pay the CSIR NET Application Fee?
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates applying for the test need to deposit the application fee in online mode using Syndicate/ SBI/ HDFC/ ICICI bank gateway through Debit/ Credit card/ Netbanking/ UPI and Paytm. Payment via offline mode will not be considered.

What is the application fees for CSIR UGC NET 2021?
jaya garg

Hi. The application fees for General is INR 1000, INR 500 for OBC and EWS while it is INR 250 for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates.

somya bothra
Hello! I just wanted to confirm whether the forms are out for the June 2021 session. I'm unable to access it, the website still shows June 2020 data. Kindly advise.
nitin yaduvanshi

In its tweet CSIR HRDG has announced that the CSIR NET 2021 exam dates will be announced in mid-April 2021. The exam is expected to be conducted June 2021. Opening of Registration Window will be started from Mid-April 2021.

deepak kumar moharana
I am Deepak Kumar Moharana Complete in M.COM (2011-2013) Batch,51%(OBC) Distance qualify I eligiable or not please conform me.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Deepak, you can check all the eligibility criteria for this exam from here to know whether you are eligible or not: UGC NET Eligibility Criteria

sathiya d
details about ugc net 2020
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sathiya, you can read more about this exam from here: UGC NET 2020

arunkarthiheyan thiyagarajan
I have mistakenly applied twice for the csir net examination.. Can someone tell me if I could cancel one of my applications or any other possible solution?.. Kindly help me out.. Thanks in advance..
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Arunkarthiheyan, application once registered, cannot be withdrawn. However, you can appear on any of the application number but not on both otherwise, your candidature will get cancelled.
How do i find out my enrollment date? Kindly help
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Florence, enrollment date would be mentioned on the ID card provided to you by the concerned university/college. The date from which it was valid would be considered as the date of enrollment.
Hi i had passout masters in biotechnology in the year 2010 and now i would like to take csir regarding my subject biotechnology how could i take an exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shilpa, you can follow the general application process as stated above but make sure that you satisfy the age criteria too. Candidates should be maximum 28 years [33 years for SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates and 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates] as on January 1, 2019 to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET.
thanveer t
I can't find any option to upload OBC non- creamy layer and qualifying certificate in csir net online application is not necessary for apply???
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Thanveer, it is necessary to be uploaded while filling up the application form failing which, you will be considered as general candidate and will not be able to get any benefits under reservation policies.
murtuza mankada
in the registration form in educational details what should i write in entrollment date ?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Murtuza, date of enrollment will be the date from which you have got admission in the college.
nupur chaudhary
How can I apply for ssc registration
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nupur, candidates can apply for SSC on the official website of it i.e.
jayapal n

Eligible Percentage JRF (OBC).

mannu singh

Hi Jayapal, Please check this link: Eligibility.

basavasiri kavya
what is the upper age limit for women of GM to apply for JRF in chemical sciences?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Kavya, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria of the exam from here.

rukaya rahim
akansha expert
Hi Rukaya, You can apply for CSIR UGC NET exam. Application form available at official website i.e. through your LOG IN Id Password.
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Now i just completed my MSc(distance edit), in physics and waiting for results how can I apply please
bhawna vedwal
You can apply for CSIR UGC NET exam. Application form available at official website i.e.
vijitha nk
I had submitted my Bsc details instead of MSC .How can l change it?
bhawna vedwal
Candidates can make changes to their application form. Authority provide application correction facility via offline mode