The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification for the CSIR NET 2023 December exam. The online application process has also started. Interested candidates can apply for the exam by visiting the official CSIR NET website at csirnet.nta.nic.in.
- Start Date of Online Application: 1st November 2023
- End Date of Online Application: 30th November 2023
- Date of Correction Window: 2nd December 2023 to 4th December 2023
- Date of Computer Based Test (CBT): 26th December 2023 to 28th December 2023
The eligibility criteria for the CSIR NET 2023 exam are as follows:
- Educational Qualification: M.Sc. or equivalent degree in a relevant science subject from a recognized university
- Age Limit: 28 years (as on 01-08-2023) for General category candidates and 33 years for OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwBD, and women candidates
How to Apply
To apply for the CSIR NET 2023 exam, candidates need to follow the steps below:
- Visit the official CSIR NET website at csirnet.nta.nic.in.
- Click on the “New Registration” link.
- Register yourself by providing the required details.
- After registration, login to your account and fill out the online application form.
- Upload the required documents, such as scanned copies of your passport-size photograph, signature, and educational certificates.
- Pay the application fee online through debit card, credit card, or net banking.
- Submit the application form.
The selection process for the CSIR NET 2023 exam will consist of a single-tier computer-based test (CBT). The CBT will be held for a duration of 180 minutes and will consist of 200 objective type questions. The CBT will be divided into three sections:
- Section A: General Intelligence and Reasoning
- Section B: Chemical Sciences
- Section C: Life Sciences/Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences/Mathematical Sciences
The following table shows the exam pattern for the CSIR NET 2023 exam:
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||50||50|
|Life Sciences/Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences/Mathematical Sciences||75||75|
The syllabus for the CSIR NET 2023 exam is based on the M.Sc. syllabus of the relevant science subject. Candidates can download the detailed syllabus from the official CSIR NET website.
Here are some preparation tips for the CSIR NET 2023 exam:
- Start your preparation early.
- Go through the detailed syllabus and understand the important concepts.
- Solve previous year’s question papers and practice tests.
- Attend coaching classes or join online test series.
- Make a study plan and stick to it.
- Take regular breaks and avoid over-stressing yourself.