CSIR NET Cut off 2020 - Expected and Previous Years' Cutoff

CSIR NET Cut Off 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the cut off of CSIR NET in the month of January 2021. The cut off will be declared soon after the announcement of CSIR NET 2020 Result. CSIR NET Cut Off 2020 is the minimum qualifying mark that the candidates required to obtain in order to get shortlisted for the next process of selection.

Though the CSIR NET Cut Off 2020 will be released after the exam, meanwhile, candidates can check the previous years’ section-wise and category-wise cut off from the table below to get an idea about how many marks they need to secure.

What is CSIR NET Cut Off 2020?

  • CSIR NET Cut Off is the minimum mark on which the selection of candidates for JRF and Lectureship will be based.  
  • The minimum benchmark to qualify CSIR NET exam is 33% for the General, EWS, and OBC category and 25% for SC, ST and PwD candidates. 
  • CSIR releases separate category-wise cut-offs for all the 5 subjects. The cut off also varies for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship.
  • CSIR NET Exam has 3 parts – Part-A, Part-B and Part-C. However, there is no sectional cut off’s, marks obtained in all the parts are taken together while deciding the cut-off. 
  • Successful candidates qualifying for Junior Research Fellowship are ranked in the merit list and then are distributed between CSIR and UGC in the ratio of a number of fellowships shared between these two for each subject except Bachelor’s degree holders who are allocated to CSIR only.

How to check CSIR NET Cut Off 2020?

To check CSIR NET Cut Off 2020, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, visit the official website of CSIR NET.
  • Now, click on the link available for CSIR NET cut off under the News & Announcement section.
  • Here, you can download and save the CSIR NET cut off list.
  • Candidates can check the cut off marks as per their category.
  • Download and save the file for future reference.

Factors Determining the CSIR NET Cut Off 2020 

A number of factors are considered for determining CSIR NET Cut Off such as:

  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • The score obtained by candidates in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Categories (SC, ST, OBC, etc) to which candidates belong
  • Previous years’ cut off trends

Previous year’s CSIR NET Cut Off 

Candidates can check below the previous years’ cut off of CSIR NET from the table provided below: 

CSIR NET Cut Off for Chemical Sciences 

CSIR NET Cut Off December 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 55.25 49.73
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 50.50 45.45
Other Backward Class (OBC) 47.50 42.75
Scheduled Caste (SC) 39.75 35.78
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 29.50 26.55
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00



CSIR NET Cut Off June 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 47.75 42.98
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 36.25 33.00
Other Backward Class (OBC) 41.75 37.58
Scheduled Caste (SC) 34.25 30.83
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 28.00 25.20
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off 2018

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 57.75 51.98
Other Backward Class (OBC) 49.75 44.78
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40.25 36.23
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 30.25 27.23
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.50 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off for Earth Sciences 

CSIR NET Cut Off December 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 64.29 57.86
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 60.77 54.69
Other Backward Class (OBC) 57.38 51.64
Scheduled Caste (SC) 48.95 44.06
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.31 39.88
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 29.35 26.42



CSIR NET Cut Off June 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 57.54 51.79
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 40.13 36.12
Other Backward Class (OBC) 50.65 45.59
Scheduled Caste (SC) 42.15 37.94
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 39.18 35.26
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 26.74 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off 2018

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 52.54 47.29
Other Backward Class (OBC) 45.99 41.39
Scheduled Caste (SC) 39.74 35.77
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 37.99 34.19
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.68 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off for Life Sciences 

CSIR NET Cut Off December 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 54.50 49.05
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 46.75 42.08
Other Backward Class (OBC) 45.25 40.73
Scheduled Caste (SC) 38.25 34.43
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 33.25 29.93
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00



CSIR NET Cut Off June 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 52.50 47.25
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 33.75 33.00
Other Backward Class (OBC) 43.75 39.38
Scheduled Caste (SC) 35.35 31.73
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 31.75 28.58
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off 2018

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 59.25 53.33
Other Backward Class (OBC) 50.50 45.45
Scheduled Caste (SC) 42.75 38.48
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 37.75 33.98
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 26.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off for Mathematical Sciences 

CSIR NET Cut Off December 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 53.63 48.27
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 48.13 43.32
Other Backward Class (OBC) 46.25 41.63
Scheduled Caste (SC) 35.13 31.62
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 27.50 25.00
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00



CSIR NET Cut Off June 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 55.75 50.18
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 46.63 41.97
Other Backward Class (OBC) 48.88 43.99
Scheduled Caste (SC) 37.75 33.98
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 30.50 27.45
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 28.50 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off 2018

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 48.63 43.77
Other Backward Class (OBC) 41.00 36.90
Scheduled Caste (SC) 31.88 28.69
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 25.25 25.00
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off for Physical Sciences 

CSIR NET Cut Off December 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 51.06 45.95
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 44.94 40.45
Other Backward Class (OBC) 44.38 39.94
Scheduled Caste (SC) 33.06 29.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 27.81 25.03
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00



CSIR NET Cut Off June 2019

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 39.06 35.15
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 33.13 33.00
Other Backward Class (OBC) 33.31 33.00
Scheduled Caste (SC) 27.00 25.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 25.00 25.00
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00

CSIR NET Cut Off 2018

Category CSIR NET Cutoff for JRF (in %) CSIR NET Cutoff for Lectureship (in %)
General (Unreserved) 53.13 47.98
Other Backward Class (OBC) 45.88 41.29
Scheduled Caste (SC) 37.19 33.47
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 29.19 26.27
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 25.00 25.00


FAQs related to CSIR NET Cut Off 2020

Question: What are the minimum marks to qualify the CSIR NET exam?
Answer: The qualifying marks of CSIR NET exam is 33% for General/ EWS and OBC category and 25% for SC/ ST and PwD candidates. 

Question: Do candidates have to score minimum marks in Part-A, Part-B and Part-C of CSIR UGC NET exam?
Answer:  No, there is no sectional cutoff in the exam, the cumulative score of all three parts will be considered for deciding CSIR NET Cutoff.

Question: Does CSIR release common cutoff for all the categories?
Answer:  No, CSIR releases separate cutoffs for General, EWS, OBC, SC, ST and PwD categories.

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