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June 18, 2020 • 4:34 pm

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences Syllabus, Question Paper and Study Material

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences

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We live in a world, where science is continuously stepping forward and leaving its impacts on our daily lives. Therefore, it is a simple human inclination to experience the world of science.


Keeping this desire within minds, if you want to learn the science of matters, you are on the right track by choosing CSIR NET Exam with Chemical Science as your aspired subject.


Chemical Science is the branch of natural sciences that deal with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.


But you all know that establishing your career in this field is not easy. You must go through a planned procedure and work smartly. And, if you are aspiring to crack CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam, then you should start your planning now, as NTA will going to conduct the CSIR NET Exam in July-August tentatively.



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Let’s start knowing the details that we have covered in this article: -


 Chemical Science - An Introduction

 CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam - Detailed Study

 CSIR NET Chemical Science Syllabus & Exam Pattern

 What to Study - Know the Important Topics

 How to Crack CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam



Chemical Science - An Introduction


Chemical science can be defined as the branch of science that deals with the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of a substance. It includes topics like:


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Properties of individual atoms

Atoms forming chemical bonds to create chemical compounds

Interactions of substances through intermolecular forces that give matter its general properties

Interactions between substances through chemical reactions to form different substances


Chemical Science is also termed as Central Science because, this branch of science makes a bond among other natural sciences like Physics, Geology, and Biology.


Now let’s understand the CSIR NET Chemical Science exam and the CSIR Recruitment process concerned with it.



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CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam - Detailed Study


CSIR - NET (National Eligibility Test) Chemical Science Exam is conducted to test the eligibility of the candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS) in Chemical Science field.


The organizations that are engaged in conducting the exam are the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission. Thus, the exam is also recognized as the Joint CSIR-UGC NET Exam.


Note: CSIR-UGC NET Exam is conducted in 5 Subjects; Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.


Joint CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Chemical Sciences subject is held twice a year in the months of June and December.


This year, the exam is scheduled to be conducted in July-August (tentative). Therefore, kindly hook up with Eduncle for each and every important CSIR NET Notification related to Chemical Sciences Exam.


Read below, the important information related to CSIR NET Chemical Science exam like syllabus, exam pattern, important topics etc. to give your preparation a tranquil outset.



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CSIR NET Chemical Science Syllabus & Exam Pattern


CSIR NET Chemical Science Paper is divided into three parts; Part ‘A’, Part ‘B’ and Part ‘C’. According to the scheme of the exam, there will be 120 questions in CSIR NET Chemical Science paper.


Part-A is common for all the subjects and is based on General Science questions.

Part-B will be based on subject-related conventional MCQs.

Part-C will contain high-value questions, which test your knowledge about scientific concepts and their applications.


S.No. Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking Duration of Exam
1 PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 3 Hours
2 PART-B 40 35 70 0.5
3 PART-C 60 25 100 1.0


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Important insights of CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam


If any question provided in the paper is wrong, you will surely get the benefit of the marks assigned to that question, only if you attempt it.

The CSIR NET Chemical Science exam’s question booklet will be available in both the languages; English and Hindi.

If you elect Hindi as your medium for giving the exam, you will be given bilingual (both Hindi & English) question booklet.

If you select English as your medium, you will only be given the question booklet having English language version.


The syllabus for chemical sciences is very lengthy and it is not possible to prepare all the topics in a short duration. So, let’s get to know the important topics that have more weightage and should be given more priority while studying.



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CSIR NET Chemical Science Important Topics


Here we are providing you the complete list of important topics to prepare for CSIR NET Chemical Science exam. You can find questions from these topics consistently in the previous exam question papers.



Important Topics from Organic Chemistry


Organic Chemistry deals with the study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds, which include not only hydrocarbons but also compounds with any number of other elements, including hydrogen (most compounds contain at least one carbon–hydrogen bond), nitrogen, oxygen, halogens, phosphorus, silicon, and sulfur.

You must give preference to the following topics: -



Intermediate & Reaction Mechanism

Pericyclic / Photochemistry



Important Topics from Inorganic Chemistry


Inorganic chemistry deals with the synthesis and behavior of inorganic and organometallic compounds. This field covers all chemical compounds except the myriad organic compounds (carbon based compounds, usually containing C-H bonds), which are the subjects of organic chemistry.

The prioritized topics to be studied are: -


Main Group Elements

Transition Metals & Coordination Compounds

Organometallic Compounds



Important Topics from Physical Chemistry


Physical chemistry is the study of macroscopic, atomic, subatomic, and particulate phenomena in chemical systems in terms of the principles, practices, and concepts of physics such as motion, energy, force, time, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, dynamics, and equilibrium.


Important topics under this branch of chemical sciences are: -


Quantum Chemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry

Molecular Spectroscopy



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 CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria

 CSIR NET Online Application Process

 CSIR NET Admit Cards



How to Crack CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam - Tips, Tricks & Strategies


CSIR NET exam can be considered as a tough exam but if you prepare smartly without getting confused, you can surely qualify the exam.

We all know that there are no shortcuts to success. Success can be only be achieved with the help of smart preparation, consistent hard work, and learning.

We are here with some favorable tips for your chemical science preparation: -



1. Go through the Complete Syllabus


Before you start your preparation planning, make sure you have the accurate knowledge of the topics covered in the syllabus.


There might be some topics that come under chemical sciences but are not asked in CSIR NET Exam. We have already stated the complete and accurate syllabus above. So, prepare accordingly ensuring that you don’t stick too much on the less important topics and miss the important ones.



2. Take Help from Authentic Study Material


You should refer the accurate study material that helps you in practicing and clearing your doubts. Choose study material wisely. Check if it covers the whole syllabus.


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3. Set a Time Table


Begin your preparation as per a defined timetable. Set the timetable as per your convenience.


If you manage your preparations with a good time management, you will be more organized and able to find the proper time to study every important topic.


Give more time to those topics are which are important and have more weightage. Utilize the remaining time for less important topics.



4. Make Notes on Your Own


While studying make it a habit that you make notes side by side. It will help you in learning quickly and in memorizing the topics.


You can mark those topics, which need more practice and practice them later. Use these notes for revision.



5. Practice Previous Year Question Papers


Practicing more and more is the only key to success in an exam. You should solve as many previous year question papers as you can to make a good command over the prioritized topics.


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6. Proper Revision


As we stated earlier revision is a must, therefore, revise the complete topics twice before appearing for the exam.


Make use of the notes that you had prepared while preparing for the topics in detail. It will be helpful in memorizing the concepts when you appear for the exam.


We hope, the above information of CSIR NET Chemical Science exam will help you in your preparation. If you have any query, then share it with us through the comment box below. We will solve your queries as soon as possible.


Thank You!!



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