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August 8, 2020 • 12:56 pm

CSIR NET Answer Key 2019, 18 & 17 – Get Subject Wise PDF

CSIR NET Answer Key

National Testing Agency has released CSIR NET Dec 2019 Final Answer Key on 15th January 2020 for all five subjects i.e. Chemical, Earth, Life, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences.

Candidates who are preparing or have appeared for this exam can download it by using the procedure that we have described in this article.

Here, we have provided the previous years’ answer key along with the following details: -


Why It is Important to Download Answer Key?

Steps to Download Final Answer Keys

CSIR NET Dec 2019 Answer Key

Important Points to Remember while Checking Your Response

How to Challenge CSIR NET Answer Key?

Steps to Challenge Provisional Keys

Instructions for Fee Payment

Formula to Calculate Expected Scores

Previous Year CSIR NET Answer Keys

Frequently Asked Questions



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Why It is Important to Download CSIR NET Answer Key?


After appearing in the CSIR NET Exam, one of the important things is to check the answer key. Here are some of the most useful significance of downloading it –

You will get to know about the correct answers of all the attempted questions.

With the help of this, you can verify the responses that you have marked in the answer sheet.

It helps to evaluated and analyze your performance in the exam.

You can raise the objection if found any discrepancy in your marked answers.

By comparing the marks against the CSIR NET Cutoff, you can get idea about your chances of qualify the examination.



Steps to Download Final CSIR NET Answer Key


Finding and downloading the correct answer key can be a tedious task for many candidates. So, to help you download the key from the official Website, we have provided the step by step procedure below.

Step-1: Visit the official website of NTA CSIR NET.

Step-2: Click on the “View Question Paper and Challenge Answer Key” button.

Step- 3: Fill all your details such as application number, date of birth and security pin (shown in the box) and login to the website.

Step-4: The answer key will be displayed on your screen. Save it as a pdf.



CSIR NET Answer Key Dec 2019 (Final)


The final answer key of the CSIR NET exam for the December 2019 session has been released by NTA. Aspirants can download it now.

As the CSIR NET Exam contains three parts, ‘A’, ‘B’, & ‘C’, we have provided the official answer key of the Dec 2019 exam for all the three sections below.




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Important Points to Remember While Checking the CSIR UGC NET 2019 Answer Key


When you start analyzing your performance with the help of answer key, make sure you consider the following points:

You should use the official answer key only for the correct analysis.

The score that you will calculate, will not be considered as your final score and it can vary relying on the rules and criteria decided by the CSIR officials.

If you attempt a greater number of questions than the given maximum limit (for this please check CSIR NET Exam Pattern), then only the first attempted questions will be considered for marking.

Full marks will be provided to all the candidates if a question is given wrong in the exam paper.





How to Challenge CSIR NET Answer Key?


NTA provides an opportunity to the candidates to raise the objections in the Provisional Answer Key with the help of the Response Sheet. If you find any discrepancy, then check the important steps of “How to Challenge the CSIR NET Answer Key” and raise the objection.

After accepting all the challenges from candidates and examining them carefully, the NTA releases Final Keys.



Steps to Challenge CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key


Below we have provided the step by step process that will help you to submit the challenge.

Step 1 – Visit the official site of NTA CSIR NET.


Step 2 – Click on the “View Question Paper and Challenge Answer Key” link.


Step 3 – Now Login with your Application Number and Date of Birth.


Step 4 – After login you will see the Question IDs in sequential order.


Step 5 – The ID next to the question under the column “Correct Option” stands for the correct Answer used by NTA. If you want to challenge this question, then click on the checkbox given in the next four columns.


Step 6 – Once you choose the desired option, click on “Save your Claim” for the next step.


Step 7 – Now, all the Option IDs that you have challenged will be displayed on your screen.


Step 8 – The Supporting documents as proof should be uploaded by clicking on the “Choose File” option.


Note – All the documents should be uploaded only in PDF format.


Step 9 – Click on “Save your Claim Finally” to submit your challenges.


Step 10 – Select the mode of payment and submit the fee.



Instruction for Fee Payment


Here are some important instructions regarding fee payment. Candidates are suggested to read them carefully before challenging the CSIR NET Answer Key.

Candidates will have to pay INR 1000 to challenge each question.

If the challenge is found correct, the fee will be refunded in the same account.

The payment can be made through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.


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Formula to Calculate Expected Scores


With the help of official answer keys, candidates can get an idea about their expected scores. For this, you must know about the CSIR NET Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme of your respective subject.

Here is the formula that can be used to calculate your score –


Expected Marks = [(A)×(B)] - [(C)×(D)]

Here - 

A is Number of Correct Attempts

B is Marks allocated for each correct answer

C is Number of wrong attempts

D is Marks to be deducted for each wrong answer


Download Previous Years CSIR NET Answer Keys


During preparation, solving CSIR NET Previous Year Papers will give you a brief idea about the paper pattern, difficulty level, type of questions, etc. And, after solving it, you must check your answers with the help of official answer keys that Eduncle has made available below.


Previous Years Papers and Answer Keys

(Dec 2017, June 2018, Dec 2018, June 2019, Dec 2019)

Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Earth Sciences



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Frequently Asked Questions Related to CSIR NET Answer Keys


We have compiled the frequently asked questions regarding CSIR NET Answer Key. Refer to them for your queries.

Ques 1 - When will the CSIR UGC NET Answer Key 2019 be released?

Ans –The exam conducting authority releases the answer key a few days before the CSIR NET Result declaration.


Ques 2 – How can I raise an objection against the CSIR NET answer key 2019?

Ans – To raise the objection against the provisional NET answer key, you need to submit the challenge through the link provided on the NTA website. CSIR has set some guidelines to challenge it which you can check from – How to Challenge CSIR NET Answer Key.


Ques 3 - From where can I get the CSIR UGC NET Answer Key?

Ans –The NTA releases the keys on the official website i.e.


Ques 4 – Will NTA declare the result based on CSIR NET Provisional Answer Key?

Ans – No, the result will be declared based on Final Keys.


Ques 5 – What is the formula to calculate the scores?

Ans – You must use the correct marking scheme to calculate your scores. Above in the blog, we have provided the procedure to calculate your scores.


Ques 6 – How do I download CSIR NET Answer Key?

Ans – It's very simple. Click here to get the step by step procedure.


Ques 7 – What details NTA provides In CSIR NET Answer Keys?

Ans – It contains details like question ID, correct answer ID, exam date & shift.


Ques 8 – Will NTA release the answer key in offline mode?

Ans – No, it will be released in online mode only.


These were the frequently asked questions of CSIR NET aspirants. If you have any queries apart from these, you can share them with us through the comment box below.

We will solve all your doubts as soon as possible.


Thank You!!



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