CSIR NET 2024 Notification Out, Exam Date, Eligibility, Fee, Apply Online

CSIR NET 2024 Notification out

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the application form for the CSIR NET exam 1 June 2024 session. The CSIR NET Application Form 2024 notification was announced by CSIR NTA on the official website at csirnet.nta.ac.in. The CSIR NTA conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice a year in June and December months. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research organises the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) and Lecturer positions in various institutions across India. The beginning date of CSIR NET Application Form 2024 is 1st May 2024 and is available on the official website of CSIR @csirnet.nta.ac.in. 


CSIR NET 2024 Overview

The National Testing Agency (NTA) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are going to conduct the National Eligibility Test (CSIR NET) in June 2024. The exam is conducted by the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) which is a body under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The agency started the application process on 1st May 2024. Here in this article, we have provided information including exam dates and schedule, CSIR NET eligibility criteria, CSIR NET exam pattern and syllabus, CSIR NET qualifying marks and cut-off criteria, Validity of CSIR NET Exam centres list Admit card etc. 

Particulars Information
Exam Name CSIR NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test)
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Mode of Exam Online – CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Application Fee General: INR 1150 (Online)
OBC: INR 550
SC/ST: INR 275
PwD: INR 0
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Exam Time Shift 1: 09:00 am to 12:00 noon
Shift 2: 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
No. of Papers Paper-1: 200 marks
Paper-2: 200 marks
Total Questions 150 MCQs in each Paper
Marking Scheme +2 for each correct answer
-0.25 mark deduction for each wrong answer
Language/Medium English and Hindi
Exam Purpose To determine eligibility for JRF and LS/Assistant Professor positions in Indian universities and colleges
Official Website csirnet.nta


CSIR NET 2024 Important Dates

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is going to conduct the NET exam on June 25, 26, and 27, 2024 for various disciplines like chemical Sciences, mathematics, physical Sciences, earth sciences etc. This exam is to recruit assistant professors or to get admission to PhD courses across India. National Testing Agency (NTA) collaborates with the CSIR to manage and conduct the NET exam every year. The Application Form process for NET 2024 is out from May 1, 2024. Candidates can visit the official website- csirnet.nta.ac.in to fill out the form from May 1 2024. The last date to Apply online for CSIR NET is 21st May 2024. 

Events Dates
CSIR NET Notification 2024 1 May 2024
CSIR NET 2024 Application Form Start Date 1 May 2024
Last date for CSIR NET 2024 Application Form Submission 21 May 2024
Deadline for online CSIR NET Application Fee Payment 22 May 2024 to 23 May 2024 (up to 11:50 PM)
CSIR UGC NET Application Form Online Correction Window 25 May 2024 to 27 May 2024
CSIR NET City Intimation Slip Release Date To be notified
CSIR NET 2024 Admit Card Release Date To be notified
CSIR NET Exam Date 2024 25, 26 & 27th June, 2024
CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key Release Date To be notified
Challenging Window for Provisional CSIR NET 2024 Answer Key To be notified
CSIR NET 2024 Final Answer Key Release Date To be notified
CSIR NET Result Date 2024 To be notified
Subject Name Exam Date
Life Science To be Notified
Chemical Science To be Notified
Mathematical Science To be Notified
Physical Science To be Notified
Earth Science To be Notified


How to Apply Online for CSIR NET 2024? Steps to Fill the Online Application Form 

  • Visit the official website of CSIR NET on csirnet.nta.
  • On the home page find the length CSIR NET notification 2024. 
  • Click on this link time register yourself using your email address and mobile number. 
  • After registration, start filling out the online form. 
  • Enter your basic details, educational qualifications and other details that are asked. 
  • Upload required documents in valid format as prescribed in the official notification such as passport size photo, signature and marksheets. 
  • Now pay the application fee using online payment methods like credit cards, debit cards etc. 
  • After the verification submit the form. 
  • Take at least two printouts of the confirmation page or keep a soft copy in your phone or laptop. 


CSIR NET 2024 Application Fees

Category Application Fee
General Category candidates INR 1150/-
OBC-NCL Category candidates INR 600/-
SC/ST/ Physically Handicapped (PH) or Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates INR 325/-
Payment Method Online


CSIR NET 2024 Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Criteria Details
Nationality Indian citizenship required.


Age Limit

Eligibility Criteria Details
Age Limit Minimum age for application: 28 years. Age relaxation available for specified categories. No maximum age limit for lectureship applicants.


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria Details
Educational Qualification Four-year BS program, BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/Integrated BS-MS/MBBS/BSc (Hons)/M.Sc. or equivalent. Enrolment in Integrated MS-PhD or equivalent/B.Sc. (Hons) accepted. Completion with minimum marks: 55% (General & OBC-NCL), 50% (SC/ST, physically and visually handicapped). RA category and fellowship eligibility criteria are outlined.


CSIR NET 2024 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern Details
Sections Part A, B, and C
Part A – Maximum of 20 questions

 Candidates answer 15 questions (2 marks each)

 Total marks: 30 out of 200

Assesses teaching/research aptitude, reasoning ability, comprehension skills, divergent thinking, and general awareness.

Parts B and C – Based on candidates’ chosen subjects: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
Exam Duration Three hours
Total Marks 200
Negative Marking – 25% for each incorrect answer

33% for a few parts

Subject Variation Exam pattern varies for each of the five subjects.
Additional Information – Part ‘A’ is common to all subjects.

 Part ‘A’ consists of General Aptitude questions assessing teaching/research aptitude, reasoning ability, comprehension skills, divergent thinking, and general awareness.

 The exam does not have a break between all three parts.

 The exam carries a weightage of 200 marks.

Negative marking of 25% (33% for a few parts) for each wrong answer.


CSIR NET 2024 Syllabus



  1. Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  2. Cellular Organization
  3. Fundamental Processes
  4. Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  5. Developmental Biology
  6. System Physiology – Plant
  7. System Physiology – Animal
  8. Inheritance Biology
  9. Diversity of Life Forms
  10. Ecological Principles
  11. Evolution and Behavior
  12. Applied Biology
  13. Methods in Biology



UNIT – 1

  • -Analysis
  • -Linear Algebra

UNIT – 2

  • -Complex Analysis
  • -Algebra
  • -Topology

UNIT – 3

  • -Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
  • -Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • -Numerical Analysis
  • -Calculus of Variations
  • -Linear Integral Equations
  • -Classical Mechanics

UNIT – 4

  • -Descriptive statistics
  • -exploratory data analysis



  1. Inorganic Chemistry
  2. Physical Chemistry
  3. Organic Chemistry
  4. Interdisciplinary topics

1. Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.

2. Catalysis and green chemistry.

3. Medicinal chemistry.

4. Supramolecular chemistry.

5. Environmental chemistry.


Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics 
  • Electromagnetic Theory 
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics


Earth Sciences

  • Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Physical Geography 
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean Sciences

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