CSIR NET Dec 2023: Results & Cutoff Declared


CSIR NET Dec 2023: NTA invited application for CSIR NET Exam Dec 2023 session. CSIR NET Exam Dec 2023 conducted on 26th, 27th and 28th Dec, 2023.

Check complete information about CSIR NET Dec 2023 here.


CSIR NET stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test.

It is a national-level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the candidates who want to choose Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS) as their career.

NTA CSIR NET is conducted in 5 subjects

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Highlights

Exam NameCSIR NET (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test)
Mode of ExamComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Dates26th, 27th and 28th Dec, 2023
Medium of PaperHindi & English
Test Duration180 minutes (3 hours)
Total Marks200

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Important Dates

Start of application form01 November 2023
Last Date to apply for the CSIR NET (Extended)04 December 2023 (5 PM)
Last Date of successful fee transaction04 December 2023 (11:50 PM)
Correction window06-08 December 2023
City Intimation Slip19 December 2023
Release of CSIR NET Admit Card21 December 2023
CSIR NET Exam Date26th, 27th and 28th Dec, 2023
CSIR NET Answer KeyDeclared
CSIR NET ScorecardDeclared
CSIR NET Cutoff and Result19 Feb 2024

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Notification

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CSIR NET notification for CSIR NET Dec 2023 on 01 Nov 2023.

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Notification

Schedule for Joint CSIR-UGC NET Dec 2023 Examination

CSIR NET Exam Dec 2023 will be conducted on 26th, 27th and 28th Dec, 2023.

Subject Wise Schedule

Subject NameExam DateShift 1Shift 2
Life ScienceDecember 26, 20239:00 AM to 12 Noon3:00 PM to 6:00 PM  
Chemical ScienceDecember 27, 20239:00 AM to 12 NoonNA
Earth ScienceDecember 27, 2023NA3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Physical ScienceDecember 27, 2023NA3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mathematical ScienceDecember 28, 20239:00 AM to 12 NoonNA

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B. Tech/ B. Pharma/ MBBS with at least 55% (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% (without rounding off) for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of Application Form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within two years from the date of declaration of Joint CSIR-UGC NET Test result, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55%^ (without rounding off) marks for General (UR)/General-EWS; 50%^ (without rounding off) marks for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. program within the validity period of two years. Candidates possessing only Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and not for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor. ^(without rounding off)

B.E./ B.S./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma/ MBBS final year/result awaited candidates are eligible to apply for fellowship only. These candidates will not be eligible for Lectureship/Assistant professor. B.Sc. (Hons.) final year/Result awaited candidates are not eligible to apply.

Candidates belonging to the Third gender category are eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and Eligibility Criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for this category would be the lowest among those for SC/ ST/ PwD/ OBC–NCL / General-EWS categories in the corresponding subject.

Age Limit (as on 01/07/2023)

Post Upper Age LimitRelaxation in upper age limit
Junior Research Fellowship28 yearsOBC candidates – 3 years,

SC/ST//Third gender/PwD candidates – 5 years
Lectureship/Assistant ProfessorNo upper age limitNo upper age limit

Check complete eligibility criteria – CSIR NET Exam Eligibility 

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Application Process

Candidates have to apply online on NTA CSIR NET Website.

Check step-by-step procedure – CSIR NET Dec 2023 Application Process 

NTA CSIR NET Dec 2023 Advance Intimation of Exam City

The Advance Intimation Slip informing the candidates of the allotment of the exam city is available now.

Joint CSIR-UGC NET City Intimation

NTA CSIR NET Dec 2023 Admit Card

Admit Card is the entry pass issued by the NTA to the candidates who have registered for the exam.

Admit Card will be available online before exam.

Download NTA CSIR NET Dec 2023 Admit Card

CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 

To start your preparation for CSIR NET exam, you must check the syllabus and exam pattern for exam.

CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CSIR NET General Aptitude Syllabus

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Answer Key

Questions, Marked Responses and Provisional Answer Keys will be available after exam.

Date for Display of QP and Challenge of Provisional Answer Key for through NTA websiteDeclared

Challenge Answer Key

Candidates are required to pay a processing fee of Rs 200/- (Rs. Two Hundred only) per challenged answer as a non-refundable fee. The Challenges made by the candidates, along with the documents uploaded to support, will be verified by a panel of subject expert(s). If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly.
The payment can be made online, through payment gateway, using Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm/UPI. No challenge will be considered without receipt of processing fee.

CSIR NET Exam Study Materials

Candidates who are going to appear for the exam should have quality study materials for preparation. 

Zero Vigyan provides CSIR NET Dec 2023 Study Materials exclusively designed by the subject experts that will help you score well in the exam.

CSIR NET Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Keys

For best preparation of exam practice previous years questions papers. It will help you to understand the type and difficulty level of the questions. 

CSIR NET Previous Papers

CSIR NET Answer Keys

CSIR NET Preparation Tips, Tricks, and Strategy

A well-planned, guided approach will help you to prepare for exam in most efficient manner.

CSIR NET Exam Preparation

CSIR NET Cut-offs

Check previous years exam difficulty level and cutoff to set targets for exam.

CSIR NET Cutoffs

CSIR NET Dec 2023 Result

List of Qualified candidates for CSIR NET Dec 2023

CSIR NET Scorecard Dec 2023

CSIR NET Scorecard is available now.

CSIR NET Scorecard

CSIR NET Certificate

CSIR NET exam qualification brings a lot of advantages and research opportunities for the selected candidates. To avail of these benefits, candidates need to submit their award letter/ certificate issued by CSIR. This certificate serves as proof that they have qualified for the exam.


CSIR NET Life Sciences

CSIR NET Physical Sciences

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences

CSIR NET Earth Sciences

CSIR NET Mathematical Sciences

Important Links

Information Brochure Dec 2023Click Here
CSIR NET Dec 2023 PortalClick Here

Previous Admissions

CSIR NET Dec 2022 and June 2023

CSIR NET June 2022

CSIR NET June 2021

CSIR NET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the CSIR NET Exam?

It is a national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS).

When is CSIR NET Dec 2023 Exam?

The CSIR NET Dec 2023 will be held on 26th, 27th & 28th Dec 2023.

How many times is the CSIR exam conducted in a year?

Generally the NTA CSIR NET Exam is conducted twice a year in the months of June and December. 

CSIR NET Exam will be conducted offline or online? 

This exam is conducted in online mode only by the NTA.

How many times a candidate can appear in CSIR NET Exam? 

There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can appear for the CSIR NET exam. But there are some criteria like age limit and other conditions that must be followed for this exam.

How long will the certificate of CSIR NET be valid? 

The certificate for Lectureship is valid for a lifetime. But the certificate for Junior Research Fellowship is Generally valid for 2 years from the date of the issue.