CSIR NET 2020 June Session: Official Notification Released

CSIR NET 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the official notification of CSIR NET exam for June session at its official website on March 16, 2020. With the release of official notification, the exam authority has also started the CSIR NET registration in online mode.

Candidates who have completed their M.Sc or equivalent degree with at least 55 per cent marks can apply for CSIR NET 2020. The last date to fill CSIR NET application form is April 15, 2020 till 11:50 pm. 

The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on June 21, 2020, in online mode. The exam will be conducted in two shifts, one from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and another from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download CSIR NET admit card from May 15, 2020 onwards.

CSIR NET exam is conducted for the appointment of Lecturers (NET) in subjects under the faculty of Science and Technology and awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). For more details about CSIR NET 2020, candidates can go through the article.

CSIR NET 2020 - Dates

Candidates can check below all the important dates related to CSIR NET entrance exam.


Important Dates

Commencement of CSIR NET application form

March 16, 2020

Last date to apply

April 15, 2020 till 11:50 PM

CSIR NET Admit Card

May 15, 2020

CSIR NET Entrance exam

June 21, 2020

CSIR NET Answer Key

June 2020


By July 5, 2020

CSIR NET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of CSIR NET is based upon age and educational qualification. Candidates can check below the detailed information about CSIR NET eligibility criteria June session 2020.

CSIR NET 2020 - Age

  • Candidates applying for JRF must be 28 years of age whereas there is no age limit for candidates applying for Lectureship.
  • Also, candidates belonging to reserved category will be given upper age relaxation as per the government’s norm.

CSIR NET - Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have a Master's degree with 55 per cent marks for General and OBC candidates whereas SC/ST and PWD candidates will have to secure 50 per cent marks.

CSIR NET Application Form 2020

The exam conducting body has started accepting the application form of CSIR NET June session in online mode at its official website. Candidates willing to apply for the entrance exam must go through the eligibility criteria in order to avoid rejection at later stages. To fill the application form of CSIR NET 2020, candidates will have to follow these steps:

  • Registration
  • Fill in the complete CSIR NET application form
  • Uploading of scanned images
  • Payment of fee
  • Status of receipt of online application form with fee
  • Submission of application form

Candidates will have to pay the application fee through Debit/Credit Card and Net Banking or Paytm. The application fees of CSIR NET is given below:

Application Fees of CSIR NET


Application fees



OBC (Non-creamy Layer)






CSIR NET Admit Card 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the CSIR NET June session admit card on May 15, 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download the admit card of CSIR NET exam by using their login credentials - application number and date of birth.

Only those candidates who have submitted the application form successfully will be issued the CSIR NET admit card. After downloading the admit card, candidates must check all the details mentioned on the admit card of CSIR NET. In case of discrepancies, candidates must contact the examination conducting authority and get the errors rectified.

Along with the CSIR NET admit card, candidates will also have to carry anyone photo identity card.

CSIR NET Exam Centres 2020

The exam conducting body has released the list of exam centres in the official notification of the exam. CSIR NET will be conducted at 225 centres across the country. While filling the application form, candidates will have to select the exam centre where they want to appear for the exam. They can check below some of the centres of CSIR NET 2020.

CSIR NET 2020 Exam Pattern

NTA releases the exam pattern of CSIR NET for all the aspiring candidates. By going through the CSIR NET exam pattern, candidates will be able to know the different sections from where the expected questions will be asked, duration, marking schemes, a total number of questions, etc.

As per the CSIR NET exam pattern, the exam will be held for one paper containing multiple-choice questions. There will be a total of 200 marks questions from five subjects - Life Sciences, Physical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.

CSIR NET 2020 Syllabus 

Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus of CSIR NET before they start preparing for the entrance exam. The syllabus of CSIR NET will have details about all the topics from where the question can be asked in the exam.  CSIR NET syllabus 2020 will have important topics from the following sections - Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematical Sciences.

CSIR NET Result 2020

The exam conducting body will declare the result of CSIR NET 2020 for June session by July 5, 2020. The entrance exam will be released in online mode on the official website. Candidates can check their scorecard by using their application number and date of birth/ password. CSIR NET scorecard includes total marks for the exam, total marks obtained by the candidates, subject applied for, and personal details like roll number, name, etc.

CSIR NET Cutoff 2020

The exam conducting body releases the cutoff of CSIR NET after the declaration of result. CSIR NET cut off is the minimum marks that must be secured by the candidates in order to qualify in the examination. CSIR NET cut off is prepared as per the category of the candidates. Candidates will have to secure the category wise as well as sectional cut off of CSIR NET in order to qualify the examination.

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