filter your search allcollegesexamnews




Last Updated - July 20, 2017

CSIR UGC NET 2018 is expected to be held in June 2018. The exam will be conducted to offer Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship to the qualified candidates in major universities of India. Applications for UGC NET 2018 will be invited at its official website starting from February 2018. Admit Cards will be released in the first week of June 2018. Result of the exam will be released in form of merit list at the official website post successful conduct of examination.

Conducted by University Grants Commission in offline mode, the exam is held yearly for post graduates obtaining 50% marks or above. The paper comprises MCQs worth 200 marks with questions designed differently for each stream.

Highlights for CSIR UGC NET 2018

Exam Highlights
Conducting BodyCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research
Exam TypeNational Level Examination
Exam DateMay 16, 2018
Eligibility Criteria50% marks in qualifying examination
Age limit for JFR: 28 years No age limit for Lectureship
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Duration3 hours

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Important Dates

The applications for CSIR UGC NET 2018 can be filled on the official website starting from February 2018. Admit Card for the successfully registered candidates will be released in the first week of June 2018. As mentioned earlier, the exam is scheduled for multiple dates in June 2018. Result of the exam is expected to be released in June 2019. Take a quick look at the important events of CSIR UGC NET.

Online application process starts from January 2018
Issue of e-admit cardJune 2018
Date of MCQ ExaminationJune 2018
ResultJanuary 2019

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Eligibility

There are certain eligibility requirements which must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to appear for CSIR UGC NET 2018 exam. Following are the eligibility conditions which are required of the aspiring candidates:

Educational Qualification  

M.Sc or an equivalent degree / Integrated BS-MS / BS - 4 years / BE / B. Tech / B. Pharma / MBBS.

  • Minimum Marks: 55% marks for General Candidates (50% for SC / ST / physically and visually handicapped candidates)
  • Qualifying Exam 1: M.Sc or those who have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination, are also eligible to apply.
  • Qualifying Exam 2: BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or candidates enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program can apply as well.
  • Qualifying Exam 3: Bachelor’s degree / enrolled for PhD / Integrated PhD programme
  • Qualifying Exam 4: PhD degree holders, who have passed Master’s degree before September 19, 1991 with minimum 50% marks, are eligible to apply for only Lectureship.

Age Limit

  • For Junior Research Fellowship (NET): Candidates should be a maximum of 28 years of age as on 01-01-2018. The upper age limit can be relaxed up to 5 years for SC / ST / OBC-NCL / Physically or Visually handicapped and female candidates.

For Lectureship (NET): There is no upper age limit.

UGC NET 2018 Application Form

The Application for CSIR UGC NET 2018 can be filled through online mode only. All the processes including Pre-exam stages and post exam announcements will be carried out on the official website. Here’s how you can apply for the ace exam.


  • Go to the official website
  • Ensure your eligibility as per the mentioned criteria.
  • Register with your email ID and contact number and system will auto generate unique registration number post successful registration.
  • Use the registration number and other details to login and complete the application form.

Form Filling

  • Enter the required details such as personal details, educational history and family background. Details required to be filled in CSIR UGC NET 2018 Application Form are listed below:
Personal InformationEducation HistoryFamily Background
NameClass X MarksGuardians’ Name
Date of BirthClass XII MarksGuardians’ Income
SexGraduation MarksCategory

Uploading Documents

  • Attach your recent passport size colored photograph and scanned signature

Here are some important instructions which must be kept in mind while attaching your photograph

  1. CSIR UGC NET 2018 Photo Size: 10 Kb to 100 Kb
  2. CSIR UGC NET 2018 Photograph Background: White
  3. Details on CSIR UGC NET 2018 Photo: Photograph having a white background with clearly mentioned name of the candidate along with the date of taking photograph, must be used.
  4. Photograph Date: Photo must be taken on or after Jan 01, 2018.
  5. Photograph should not have cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed if used regularly.

Here are some points that must be kept in mind while attaching your recent scanned signature

  1. CSIR UGC NET 2018 signature image size: 3 Kb to 20 Kb
  2. CSIR UGC NET 2018 right-hand index finger impression size: 3 Kb to 20 Kb
  3. Image Format: JPG only
  4. Signature Background: White
  5. Signature Style: The Signature should be done with a running hand

Payment of Fee

  • Application Fee in CSIR UGC NET can be paid through Challan or NEFT. The application Fee for each category is listed below
CategoryCSIR UGC NET 2018 Application Fee
General CandidatesINR 1000

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card for CSIR UGC NET will be published at the official website from first week of June 2018. The Admit Cards will not be sent by post and candidates will have to download the admit card from the website. Here’s how you can download your CSIR UGC NET Admit Card.

  • Go to the Official website.
  • Click on the link: “Download Admit Card/Hall Ticket here”.
  • Enter the required details.
  • Verify all the information mentioned on the Admit Card
  • Download and save your CSIR UGC NET Admit Card
  • Obtain hard copy for future reference.

Admit Card is the most important document to be carried at the Exam Center. However, it must be supported with a valid photo id issued by the government of India preferably Aadhar Card.

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted for research and fellowship in science streams. The exam will be conducted in offline mode for a duration of 180 minutes. The exam will be conducted in two sessions viz. Forenoon and Afternoon session. Take a sneak peek at the important details of CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern.

Mode of examPen and Paper mode
Format of examMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration3 hours
Session TimingsForenoon Session – 9 AM to 12 PM Afternoon Session – 2 PM to 5 PM
Total marks200
List of SubjectsLife Sciences Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Mathematical Sciences Chemical Sciences Physical Sciences

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Cut Off

The cut off marks for CSIR UGC NET is the minimum marks required to get shortlisted for fellowships. Cut Off marks is expected to be declared separately for each subject. The cut off is devised considering numerous factors including,

  • Total number of appearing candidates
  • Total number of available seats
  • Difficulty level of the question paper.

The previous year cut off for CSIR UGC NET can indicate the exam trends and help candidates understand the upcoming exam cut off. The expected CSIR UGC NET 2017 Cut Off data is provided below.

SC / ST10090

CSIR UGC NET 2018 Result

The Result will be published in form of merit list at the official website. It will be published differently for each stream. The merit list will comprise names of qualified candidates with their ranks. Here’s how you can check your CSIR UGC NET 2018 Result

  • Visit the CSIR website and click on the link pertaining to the relevant exam.
  • Enter your roll number, date of birth and security code.
  • Click on “Submit” button.
  • View the result and save it your computer.

The conducting body will release 2 separate merit lists for JRF NET and LS NET stream. It is expected to specify details about the candidates such as:

  • Roll Number
  • Rank obtained
  • Marks secured

The preparation of the merit list is done on the basis of performance of candidates in June 2018 exam.

It should be noted that those who qualify LS NET will be deemed eligible for JRF only in a Scheme or Project. However, they will not be eligible for Regular JRF NET Fellowship. The results will be valid for a period of two years, within which the candidate can join the CSIR fellowship. Following completion of two years, Result of the candidates will be considered invalid for admission to fellowships.

CSIR UGC NET exam is comprise questions from the following topics:

  • Chemical Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematical Science

In order to ace this exam, candidates are required to prepare accordingly and for that there are several books which can prove to be helpful. List of such books has been tabulated below for each topic covered.

Chemical Science

Books recommended to cover this section are as follows:

Physical ChemistrySamuel Glasstone
Biological inorganic chemistry : structure and reactivityIvano Bertini
Inorganic and organometallic polymersChandrasekhar, Vadapalli
Trueman’s UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)B. Roy,M. Gagan
Pearson Guide to UGC-CSIR Chemical SciencesSanjay Singh Rawal

Physical Science

Preparation books for Physical Science have been given below:

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical SciencesDr. Surekha Tomar
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Physical ScienceW.Malemnganba Chenglei
Physical Sciences CSIR-JRF-Net GateTomar
Joint CSIR UGC-NET: Physical Science (Part-A, B & CRPH Editorial Board
UGC CSIR JRF/Net Physical SciencesSunil Kushwaha

Mathematical Science

The recommended books for Mathematical Science are:

Mathematical Sciences for UGC-CSIR Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship Prasad
Mathematical Science Manual CSIR UGC/NET/SLET & Lectureship – JupiterRenu Sharma, Awadhesh Kumar Mishra
Net Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 1 UGC CSIRSatya Prakashan 
UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Mathematical Sciences (Also Useful For SET) G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd 
NET Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 2 UGC CSIRSatya Prakashan
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Mathematical SciencePawan Sharma, Anshuman, Suraj Singh

Life Science

The books for preparing for Life Sciences are given below.

Microbial BiotechnologyGlick
Plant physiologySalisbury and Ross.
EcologyPD Sharma
BiochemistryA student survival guide
Biochemical TechniquesKeith wilson and walker
Genes to Cloneswinnacker
Principles of BiochemistryLehninger

Earth Science

The preparation books for the Earth Science are given below.

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide CSIR UGC NETSurendra Kumar



No Comments To Show


Related News & Articles

2017-06-21 20:19:48CSIR-UGC-NET 2017

CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Ear ..

CSIR NET Earth Science Syllabus and Exam Pattern, ...

2017-06-21 20:30:18CSIR-UGC-NET 2017

CSIR UGC NET Life Science Syl ..

CSIR, conducting body of CSIR UGC NET has laid out ...

2017-06-21 21:03:31CSIR-UGC-NET 2017

CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Che ..

Check here CSIR NET Chemical Science syllabus, sam ...

2017-06-19 20:19:07CSIR-UGC-NET 2017

CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences An ..

CSIR successfully conducted UGC NET Life Sciences ...