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CSIR UGC NET - Overview

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research headquartered in New Delhi is the largest research and development organization in India. It is one of the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organizations. Its pioneering contribution to Science and Technology is notable and Human Resource Development Group (HRDG) gets the big brains for this organization through various grants, fellowship schemes, etc.  
CSIR UGC NET Exam is jointly conducted for both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS). National Eligibility Test (NET) is a test to determine the eligibility for JRF and LS.

CSIR UGC NET Exam

CSIR UGC NET Exam is conducted twice in a year in the month of June and December. The Exam is a Single level Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) test. The Test was conducted on June 18, 2017 and the results are expected to be released in the month of September. The Test was conducted under five major subjects/divisions as given below.
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Candidates can apply for only one program/fellowship i.e. either for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS).

CSIR UGC NET Exam - Important dates

Events Important Dates
Date of Single MCQ Examination June 18, 2017
Start of Online submission of Application Form and Fee deposit through Bank Challan February 08, 2017
Date of close of deposit of fee March 07, 2017
Date of close of Online submission of applications March 08, 2017
Last date of receipt of duly completed hard copy of online application in the examination unit March 14, 2017
Tentative date of publication of list of candidates registered for test on CSIR, HRDG website May 16, 2017
Issue of e-Admission certificate to registered candidates May 23, 2017
Publication of results September 2017
 

CSIR UGC NET Exam - Eligibility

Age

JRF (NET): Maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2017 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non creamy layer)/ Persons with disability (PwD) and female applicants)
LS (NET): No upper age limit.

Educational Qualification

JRF (NET)
  • M. Sc or equivalent degree/Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for general and OBC-NonCreamy layer candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with disability (PwD) candidates [OR]
  • Candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years [OR]
  • Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on 01.03.2016 are also eligible to apply on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.
LS (NET)
The eligibility for lectureship of NET qualified candidates will be subject to fulfilling the criteria laid down by UGC.

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET Exam is conducted as Single MCQ Test. The Test was held on June 18, 2017 in two sessions (Morning and Afternoon). Different set of pattern was followed for the five subjects i.e.,
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Commonly, all subjects have three parts i.e. Part A, Part B, and Part C. The exam was for Overall Score of 200 and time duration of 3 hours. Check the Overall common pattern of the Exam.
Part Topic Maximum No. of Questions No. of Questions to be answered Marks allotted Duration
Part A General Aptitude 20 15 30 3 hours
Part B Subject related conventional questions Based on subject 20-35 70
Part C Scientific concepts and its application Based on subject Based on subject 100
There will be negative marking for wrong answers; details on negative marking based on each section and subject are given under the respective sections.
  • CSIR UGC NET Exams are conducted in Offline mode.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the exam hall before the expiry of 3 hours.
  • Candidates should use ball point pens only to bubble the OMR sheets.
  • The Question Booklet will be set in English and Hindi.
*Part A will be common to all subjects. Subject wise exam pattern and syllabus are detailed in the sections given below.

CSIR UGC NET - Chemical Sciences - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Chemical Sciences

Topics No. of Questions asked No. of Questions to be answered Weightage of each question Total Marks (out of 200)
General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude 20 15 2 marks 30
MCQs on topics of given syllabus 40 35 2 marks 70
Scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts (Analytical in nature) 60 25 4 marks 100
Negative marking - 25% for each wrong answer

Syllabus for Chemical Sciences

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Other interdisciplinary topics
    • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology
    • Catalysis and green chemistry
    • Medicinal chemistry
    • Supramolecular chemistry
    • Environmental chemistry
Check the detailed Chemical Sciences syllabus here.

CSIR UGC NET - Earth Sciences - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Earth Sciences

Topics No. of Questions asked No. of Questions to be answered Weightage of each question Total Marks (out of 200)
General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude 20 15 2 marks 30
MCQs on topics of given syllabus 50 35 2 marks 70
Scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts (Analytical in nature) 80 25 4 marks 100
Negative marking - Part ‘A’ and ‘B’: 25% for each wrong answer; Part ‘C’ 33% for each wrong answer

Syllabus for Earth Sciences

 Paper I (Part B)
  • The Earth and the Solar System
  • Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes
  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics
  • Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
Paper I (Part C)
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Structural Geology and Geotectonics
  • Paleontology and its Applications
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Marine Geology and Paleoceanography
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic Geology
  • Precambrian Geology and Crustal Evolution
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Applied Geology
  • Physical Geography
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean Sciences
Check the detailed Earth Sciences syllabus here.

CSIR UGC NET - Life Sciences - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Life Sciences

Topics No. of Questions asked No. of Questions to be answered Weightage of each question Total Marks (out of 200)
General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude 20 15 2 marks 30
MCQs on topics of given syllabus 50 35 2 marks 70
Scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts (Analytical in nature) 75 25 4 marks 100
Negative marking - 25% for each wrong answer

Syllabus for Life Sciences

  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • System Physiology - Plant
  • System Physiology - Animal
  • Inheritance Biology
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Applied Biology
  • Methods in Biology
Check the detailed Life Sciences syllabus here.

CSIR UGC NET - Mathematical Sciences - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Mathematical Sciences

Topics No. of Questions asked No. of Questions to be answered Weightage of each question Total Marks (out of 200)
General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude 20 15 2 marks 30
MCQs on topics of given syllabus 40 25 3 marks 75
Scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts (Analytical in nature) 60 20 4.75 95
Negative marking - Part ‘A’ and ‘B’:25% for each wrong answer; No negative marking for Part ‘C’

Common Syllabus for Part B and C - Mathematical Sciences

Unit - 1
  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
Unit - 2
  • Complex Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Topology
Unit - 3
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Linear Integral Equations
  • Classical Mechanics
Unit - 4
  • Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis
Check the detailed Mathematical Sciences syllabus here.

CSIR UGC NET - Physical Sciences - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Exam Pattern for Physical Sciences

Topics No. of Questions asked No. of Questions to be answered Weightage of each question Total Marks (out of 200)
General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude 20 15 2 marks 30
Part ‘A’ of the given syllabus (Core) 25 20 3.5 marks 70
Part ‘B’ (Advanced) and Part ‘A’ of the given syllabus (scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts) 30 20 5 marks 100
Negative marking - 25% for each wrong answer

Syllabus for Physical Sciences

Part A - Core
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
Part B - Advanced
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Check the detailed Physical Sciences syllabus here.

CSIR UGC NET - Model Question Paper

CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted as a Single Paper Multiple Choice Question. Model Question papers are given for the reference of the candidates and to know on the structure and pattern of the Exam.
General Sciences paper i.e. Part ‘A’ will be common for all subjects. Check the Model question paper for Part - A
Part A - General Sciences
Part B and C have different set of questions for each subject. Check the links given below for the model question paper for each subject.
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