CSIR NET 2023 (June) Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

CSIR NET 2023: It organized soon by the national testing Agency. CSIR NET is conducted to recruit candidates for Lectureship/Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in universities and colleges of India. The notification for the same will soon be available on the official website. The entrance exam is conducted through online mode i.e. Computer Based Test for five papers- Mathematical Science, Life Science, Chemical Science, Earth Science, Physical Science. The entrance exam is conducted two times a year in the month of June and December. Candidates are advised to go through the complete process of the registration process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and all the other related information.

CSIR NET 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
Online registration starts from 2nd week of March 2023
Last date of registration 2nd week of April 2023
Admit card release date 1st week of June 2023
Exam date 3rd week of June 2023
Result declaration 1st week of July 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a degree of BTech/ BE/MBBS/BPharma/BS/MS/MSc with 55% marks.
  • The maximum age of the applicant should be 28 years.
  • No upper age limit is required for lectureship.

CSIR NET 2023 Application Process 

  • Visit the official website of CSIR i.e. www.csir.nta.nic.in.
  • After that, on the homepage, click on “Fill Online application form joint CSIR UGC NET”.
  • Click on “New Registration”.
  • Now, click on “Click here to proceed”. Enter your name, date of birth, email id, and other details required in the form.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • After that application number and password will be generated. Log in by entering the same.
  • Upload your documents along with the photograph and signature according to the given specifications.
  • Review the application form before submitting it.
  • Lastly, after submitting take out its print for further use.

Application Fee

The application fee examination for different categories is as under:

  • General category : Rs. 1000/-
  • OBC-NCL candidates: Rs. 500/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD candidates: Rs. 250/-

Mode of Payment: The candidates can only opt for online mode i.e. via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking for the payment of the payment of the application fee.

Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: Computer based online examination
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Exam Language: English and Hindi
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)- Objective based
  • Total Marks: 200 Marks
  • Negative Marking: It is applicable subject-wise.
Subjects Max Marks Duration
Chemical Sciences 200 3 hrs
Earth Sciences 200 3 hrs
Life Sciences 200 3 hrs
Mathematical Sciences 200 3 hrs
Physical Sciences 200 3 hrs

CSIR NET 2023 Syllabus 


Analytical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Analogies, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Classification, Alphabet Series, Symbols and Notations, Similarities and Differences, Number Series, Blood Relationships, Arrangements, Statements, Data Sufficiency, Non-verbal Reasoning, Visual Ability, Graphical Analysis, Data Analysis

Quantitative Ability

Simplifications, Number System, Average, Algebra, Percentage, Time & Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, HCF, LCM Problems, Area, Profit & Loss, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart, Ratio & Proportion, Permutation & Combination


Inorganic chemistry: Chemical periodicity, Structure and Bonding in Homo- and Heteronuclear Molecules, Concepts of Acids and Bases, Main Group Elements and their Compounds, Transition Elements and Coordination Compounds, Inner Transition Elements, Organometallic Compounds, Cages and Metal Clusters, Analytical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Characterization of Inorganic Compounds, Nuclear Chemistry

Physical Chemistry: Basic Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Approximate Methods of Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Structure and Spectroscopy, Chemical Bonding in Diatomics, Chemical Applications of Group Theory, Molecular Spectroscopy, Chemical Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Colloids and Surfaces, Solid State, Polymer Chemistry, Data Analysis

Organic Chemistry: IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Molecules, Principles of Stereochemistry, Aromaticity, Organic Reactive Intermediates, Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Common Named Reactions and Rearrangements, Organic Transformations and Reagents, Concepts in Organic Synthesis, Asymmetric Synthesis, Pericyclic Reactions, Synthesis and Reactivity of Common Heterocyclic Compounds Containing One or Two Heteroatoms, Chemistry of Natural Products, Structure Determination of Organic Compounds

Interdisciplinary Topics

Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology, Catalysis and Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

Earth Sciences

The Earth and the Solar System, Interior of the Earth, Deformation, and Tectonics, Earth Materials, Surface Feature, and Processes, Environmental Earth Sciences, Oceans and Atmosphere


Mineralogy and Petrology, Structural Geology and Geo tectonics, Paleontology and its Applications, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Marine Geology and Paleoceanography, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Precambrian Geology, and Crustal Evolution, Quaternary Geology, Applied Geology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Engineering Geology, Mineral Exploration, Hydrogeology

Physical Geography

Geomorphology, Climatology, Bio-geography, Environmental Geography, Geography of India


Signal Processing, Field Theory, Numerical Analysis, and Inversion, Gravity and Magnetic Fields of the Earth, Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics, Seismology Elastic Theory, Gravity and Magnetic Methods, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods, Seismic Methods, Well logging


Climatology, Physical Meteorology, Atmospheric Electricity, Cloud Physics, Dynamic Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, General Circulation, and Climate Modelling, Synoptic Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology, Satellite Meteorology

Ocean Sciences

Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Biological Oceanography

Life Science

Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology, Cell Communication and Cell Signaling, Cellular Organization, Fundamental Processes, System Physiology – Animal, Developmental Biology, Inheritance Biology, System Physiology – Plant, Diversity of Life Forms, Applied Biology, Ecological Principles, Evolution and Behavior, Methods in Biology


Analysis, Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Topology, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Linear Integral Equations, Calculus of Variations, Classical Mechanics, Exploratory Data Analysis, Descriptive Statistics

Physical Sciences

Mathematical Methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics, and Statistical Physics, Electronics and Experimental Methods, Mathematical Methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Electronics, and Experimental Methods, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear, and Particle Physics


Question: What is the official website of CSIR?

Ans. The official website of CSIR is www.csirnet.nta.nic.in.

Question: When will the online registration for CSIR 2023 begin?

Ans. The online registration will start in the 2nd week of March.

Question: Who conducts CSIR NET?

Ans. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency.

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