CSIR NET June 2024 Eligibility
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CSIR NET is a National Exam conducted by NTA. It’s a crucial exam for those who aspire to pursue research & Lecturership in various scientific fields. CSIR NET June 2024 will be held somewhere around 16 June 2024. Candidates are often confused about the eligibility criteria for the exam. The eligibility criteria for CSIR NET June 2024 play a pivotal role in determining who can apply and participate in the examination. In this article, we will discuss the eligibility requirements, educational qualifications, age limits, and other important details.

CSIR NET Life Science June 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications Required for June 2024 Exam

1. M.Sc. or Equivalent Degrees

Applicants with an M.Sc. or equivalent in Life Sciences or related fields can apply for CSIR NET. Eligible degrees include Integrated BS-MS, BS-4 years, BE, B. Tech, B. Pharma, and MBBS, with a minimum of 55% for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third

gender, and PwD candidates. Note that percentages should not be rounded off.

2. Result Awaited (RA) Category

CSIR NET June 2024 Eligibility – Candidates enrolled in M.Sc. or those who have completed 10+2+3 years of the qualifying examination can apply under the Result Awaited (RA) category. However, they need to complete their qualifying degree with the required percentage within two years from the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Test result declaration. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification, and candidates must submit a certified attestation form from the Head of the Department/Institute.

3. B.Sc. (Hons.) or Equivalent Degrees

Candidates with a B.Sc. (Hons.) or equivalent degree are eligible to apply, needing a minimum of 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and 50% for OBC (NCL)/SC/ST, Third gender, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. This eligibility also extends to students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD programs.

4. B.E./B.S./B.Tech./B.Pharma/MBBS Final Year Candidates

CSIR NET June 2024 Eligibility – Final year or result awaited candidates of B.E., B.S., B.Tech., B.Pharma, and MBBS degrees can apply for fellowship only, excluding eligibility for lectureship/Assistant Professor positions. Similarly, B.Sc. (Hons.) final year/result awaited candidates are not eligible to apply.

5. UGC Notification and Ph.D. Degree Holders

Degrees mentioned in the UGC Gazette Notification No. F. 5-1/2013 (CPP-II) dated 5th July 2014, along with any later changes, are considered. Ph.D. degree holders who completed their Master’s degree before 19th September 1991, with at least 50% marks, can apply for Lectureship/Assistant Professor positions.

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6. Third Gender Category

Candidates in the Third gender category receive the same relaxations in fee, age, and eligibility criteria as provided to SC/ST categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for the Third gender category will be the lowest among SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL/General-EWS categories in the respective subject.

Nationality: You must be an Indian citizen.

Table 1: Essential Educational Qualifications for CSIR NET Life Science June 2024

*(subject to change as per official notification by NTA, which might be released in the month of march-April)

Qualification Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc. or Equivalent Degrees Minimum 55% for General/General-EWS and 50% for OBC/SC/ST, Third gender, PwD candidates. Marks should not be rounded off.
Result Awaited (RA) Category Enrolled in M.Sc. or completed 10+2+3 years; Must complete the qualifying degree within two years from the date of CSIR-UGC NET Test result declaration.
B.Sc. (Hons.) or Equivalent Degrees Minimum 55% for General/General-EWS and 50% for OBC/SC/ST, Third gender, PwD candidates; Integrated MS-PhD program students also eligible.
B.E./B.S./B.Tech./B.Pharma/MBBS Final Year Eligible for fellowship only; Not eligible for lectureship/Assistant Professor positions.
UGC Notification and Ph.D. Degree Holders UGC-specified degrees; Ph.D. holders passing Master’s before 19th Sept. 1991 with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible for Lectureship/Assistant Professor positions.
Third Gender Category Same relaxation as SC/ST categories in terms of fee, age, and eligibility criteria; Subject-wise qualifying cut-offs are the lowest among SC/ST/PwD/OBC–NCL/General-EWS categories.

 

Table 2: Upper Age Limit for CSIR NET June 2024

*(subject to change as per official notification by NTA, which might be released in the month of march-April)

Category JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) LS/Assistant Professor
General/General-EWS 28 years (as of 01/07/2022) No upper age limit
SC/ST/Third gender/PwD/female applicants Up to 33 years (5 years relaxation) No upper age limit
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Up to 31 years (3 years relaxation) No upper age limit

Upper Age Limit For CSIR NET June 2024 Exam

Upper Age Limit

(a) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

For JRF, the maximum age limit is 28 years as of 01/07/2023. However, this upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for SC/ST/Third gender/Persons with Disability (PwD)/female applicants and 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) applicants. It’s crucial to note that this age limit is applicable for the current examination cycle only. This is subject to change with the arrival of new notification by NTA for csir net june 2024 life science exam.

CSIR NET June 2024 Eligibility

(b) Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor

There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor positions.

Who is eligible to apply for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and who can apply for a Lectureship (LS)?

CSIR NET June 2024 Eligibility

  • Applicants can apply for either ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ or ‘Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor.’ They must specify their preference in the Online Application. If a candidate applies for JRF and meets the eligibility criteria for Lectureship/Assistant Professor, they will be considered for both JRF and LS/Assistant Professor.
  • The choice made by the candidate in their application form is final, and requests for changes will not be entertained later. The total number of qualifying candidates depends on the available fellowships and performance in the test, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • If a candidate exceeds the age limit for JRF (NET), they will automatically be considered for Lectureship/Assistant Professor (NET) only. Candidates with M.Sc. qualification or in the M.Sc. Result Awaited (RA) category are eligible for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor, given they meet the specified eligibility criteria by the UGC.
  • The National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC), National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC), and the Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) are subject to the guidelines available on the official websites of the concerned Ministries and/or the UGC.
  • The selection process for the following fellowships, National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC) and National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC), will be conducted through the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Minorities Affairs.
  • Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) has been discontinued from the Financial Year 2022-23 onwards (as per Letter No. SS-15/2022- Scholarship-MoMA dated 25.11.2022 from the Ministry of Minority Affairs). Applicants interested in the mentioned fellowships must apply for the test, ensuring accurate information for eligibility.

In conclusion, the eligibility criteria for CSIR NET Life Science June 2024 are comprehensive and aim to ensure a fair selection process. Prospective candidates must carefully review these requirements and ensure they meet the specified criteria before applying. The CSIR NET serves as a gateway for individuals passionate about life sciences to contribute to research and education, and adherence to eligibility criteria is the first step toward achieving that goal.

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