we can not compare both of them. Both the exams are conducted to check the eligibility of the candidates for lecturership and junior research fellowship. So we can say that the purpose of conducting both the exams is the same but the subjects involved in both the exams are different.
You can choose CSIR NET if you belong to any subjects of science streams like Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Earth atmospheric ocean and planetary sciences. While on the other hand UGC NET involved more than 80 subjects, in which you can take your exam.
Eligibility criteria for CSIR NET is different for UC NET according to the subjects and degrees. You can choose them according to your subjects in which you have completed your post-graduation.
None of the two is superior to the other. It's just the nature of the examination and the subjects for which they are conducted which differentiate them. CSIR UGC NET is conducted for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for the eligibility of Professorship in subjects - Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. On the other hand, UGC NET is conducted for awarding Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for the eligibility of Professors in subjects like Arts, Music, regional language, foreign language, social studies, commerce, etc.
The exam carries the same weightage and value, but just the subjects are different.
UGC NET and CSIR NET exams have differences in various terms. Both Exams have their own importance and best in their fields. UGC NET Exam is conducted by the University Grants Commission while CSIR NET exam is conducted by Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).
Primarily these both exams are having differences in two areas i.e. Subjects and Exam Pattern.
UGC NET Exam is conducted for almost all subjects of every stream while CSIR NET exam is organized only for the science stream subjects. This is the major difference between both exams.
CSIR NET Exam has only one paper of 3 hours while UGC NET has two papers with the time duration of 3 hours. Each paper of UGC NET has its own specific duration.
The CBSE UGC NET qualified candidates to get a chance to work with NET Coordinating Institutes whereas CSIR NET qualified candidates have to work with the CSIR Research Laboratories.