CSIR UGC NET Eligibility 2021 is stipulated by the NTA (National Testing Agency). NTA determines the CSIR NET 2021 eligibility criteria based on the age group and on the educational qualification. Candidates willing to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2021 must possess M.Sc. or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/B Tech/B. Pharma /MBBS with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for the exam.
The candidate must be an Indian citizen and should be a maximum of 28 years (33 years for SC/ ST/ PwD/ female candidates and 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates) as of July 1, 2021. There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for lectureship. Only eligible and successfully registered candidates will be issued CSIR NET 2021 Admit Card.
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Before applying for CSIR NET, candidates should go through the eligibility requirements for CSIR NET. If any candidate is found to be ineligible at later stages then the candidature would be rejected straightaway. Aspirants can check below the different eligibility criteria requirements for CSIR NET 2021.
The table below provides a description for relevant degree/ academic background to choose a particular stream for CSIR NET 2021:
|Life Science||Pursued academic qualification in Life Science only|
|Chemical Science||Have a degree in M.Sc./BS/B-Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage mentioned above|
|Earth Science||Pursued M.Sc./BS-MS/BS-4 Years/B-Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science within the required qualifying criteria.|
|Mathematics||Pursued M.Sc./BS-MS/BS/B-Tech or any equivalent degree in the field of Mathematics to meet the eligibility requirements|
|Physical Science||Possess a valid degree of M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree within the required percentage|
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CSIR has stipulated certain guidelines with respect to relaxation minimum marks required and upper age limit for candidates from different reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD) and female applicants
Category wise CSIR NET Relaxation of marks for eligible candidates from reserved categories is specified in the table below:
|Category||Relaxation in marks (In percentage)|
|Other Backward Classes||5%|
Candidates can also check the relaxation applicable for reserved category candidates in the upper age limit.
|Category||Relaxation in Age Limit (in years)|
|OBC (non-creamy layer)||3|
|Persons with disability (PwD)||5|
While filling the CSIR UGC NET Application Form candidate has to mention whether he/she is applying for JRF or LS based on their eligibility and give their preference in such a manner.
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Ques. What is the maximum age for appearing in CSIR UGC NET Exam?
Ans. The upper age limit for applying for the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Schedule Tribes, Women, Physically Handicapped, and 3 years for OBCs. However, there is no upper age limit for those applying for Lectureship.
Ques. What are the eligibility criteria/ minimum qualification for NET?
Ans. M.Sc. or B.Tech./B.E./B.S. 4 Year program or an equivalent degree, with a minimum of 55% marks for general & OBC and 50% marks for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually handicapped candidates.
Ques. What is the maximum term for JRF?
Ans. The total tenure as JRF plus SRF(NET) will not exceed five years. This will include the tenure of Fellowship awarded by UGC/DST/DBT/ICMR/ICAR etc or any other funding agency/Institution.
Ques. Is there a provision of stipend for those who qualify for JRFs?
Ans. The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) will be INR 31000/ p.m for the first two years. On completion of two years as JRF and if the fellow is registered for Ph.D., the fellowship will be upgraded to SRF (NET) and the stipend will be increased to INR 35000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.