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CSIR SO Notification

CSIR Section Officer 2024: Important Details

Recruiting Body


Application Start

Coming Soon !

Last Date to Apply

Coming Soon !

Exam Date

Phase I: Coming Soon !


CSIR Section Officer


Coming Soon !

CSIR SO Application Fee

Candidates applying for the CSIR Section Officer Exam are required to pay the following application fee:


CSIR Section Officer Application Fee (With Processing Fee Taxes)

UR , OBC, and EWS Categories

INR 500

Women/SC/ST/PwBD/Ex-Servicemen/CSIR Departmental Candidates 


CSIR SO Age Limit

The age of the candidates applying for the post of CSIR Section Officer post must be as follows:

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Maximum age: 33 years.

CSIR SO Age Relaxation

Age Relaxation 

S. No.


Age Relaxation Permissible Beyond Upper Age Limit


Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 Years


Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years


PwBD (Unreserved)

10 Years



15 Years



13 Years



3 Years after deduction of actual military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date


CSIR Departmental Candidates

5 Years


Any Other Category

No Age Relaxation

CSIR SO Educational Qualification

CSIR Section Officer Examination Educational Qualifications

To be eligible for recruitment as CSIR Section Officer Examination, the candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized university/institute.

CSIR SO Exam Pattern

To score well in the examination, you must plan your preparation as per the CSIR Section Officer Examination Exam Pattern. The details of the same, explaining the sectional weightage, marking scheme, type of questions, etc., are given below.

  • The questions asked will be objective.
  • For every wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted.
  • All the papers will be bilingual (English & Hindi) except English Language Part of Paper – I.




Max. Marks


Paper I

General Awareness and English Language and Comprehension

– General Awareness (100 Objective Type Questions of one mark each with negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer.)

– English Language and Comprehension (50 Objective Type Questions of one mark each with a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer.)


02:00 Hours (120 Minutes)



Paper II

General Intelligence, Reasoning, and Mental Ability
(200 Objective Type Questions of one mark each with a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer.)

20002:30 Hours (150 Minutes)
Paper IIIEnglish/Hindi – Descriptive Paper
– Essay, Precis, and Letter/Application Writing

02:00 Hours (120 Minutes)

CSIR SO Salary Structure

CSIR SO Salary Structure 2023

Conducting Body

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research

Post Name

Section Officer

Pay Scale

Rs. 47,600 – 1,51,100/-

Pay Level

Pay Level – 8, Cell – 1

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