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June 08, 2023 • 18:36 pm

CSIR NET Earth Sciences Syllabus, Study Notes & Books


CSIR NET Earth Sciences

Choosing a job profile nowadays is a tough task. If you don’t choose it wisely, you won’t be able to manage it later. You must choose it by your passion because passion is what makes having a job differ from having a career.

If you are interested in lectureship or in research work and choose CSIR NET Earth Science (Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences) as your career, then you must be passionate about:

The Earth that you see and how it goes over the longest division of geological time.

The environment, its changing nature, and the reasons behind the changes.

Managing energy, mineral resources, and water.

Researches about mountains, deserts, oceans etc.


So, check out the detailed information about CSIR NET Earth Science Exam that we have provided in this blog below.

Know About CSIR NET Earth Science Exam 

CSIR NET Earth Science Eligibility

CSIR NET Earth Science Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CSIR NET Exam Earth Science Study Material

CSIR NET Earth Science Question Paper

CSIR NET Earth Science Careers

How to Prepare for CSIR NET Earth Science 2023



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CSIR NET Earth Science Exam


CSIR NET Earth Science Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to test the eligibility of the candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS) in the field of Earth Sciences. The exam is conducted twice in a year.


Important – The NTA CSIR NET 2023 Exam will be held in the month of June.

CSIR NET Earth Science Subject Code Number - 02

CSIR NET Earth Science Subject Code Name - ERT

Here at Eduncle, you will get all important CSIR NET Notifications related to the CSIR Earth Sciences exam.



CSIR NET Earth Science Eligibility


Before applying for an exam, you have to check out the eligibility criteria through which you get to know whether you are eligible for applying for the exam or not!

As per the guideline set by the National Testing Agency for CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Earth Sciences, following are the condition that needs to be fulfilled.

Kindly read them carefully and verify if you are eligible or not to fill CSIR NET Application Form.

Educational Degrees



BS – 4 Years


Any Equivalent degree in Earth Science


Required Percentage

For General/OBC Candidates – 55%

For SC/ST/PwD/ Female Applicants – 50%


Age Criteria –

For General Candidates – 28 Years

For SC/ST/PwD/Female Applicants – 5 Years Relaxation

For OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 Years Relaxation


Note – This age criterion only applicable for Junior Research Fellow aspirants. There is no age limit for Assistant Professor.



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CSIR NET Earth Science Syllabus and Exam Pattern


To go ahead with your CSIR NET Preparation plan you must know the accurate syllabus to have a good command of the subject.

Knowing the complete CSIR NET Earth Science syllabus is necessary if you want to cover all the important topics from which the questions might be asked in the exam.

Below we are providing you the list of important topics with their marking weightage of CSIR NET Syllabus for Earth Science that helps you in score good marks in the exam.




Atmospheric Science

30 to 50 Marks


15 to 20 Marks


60 to 65 Marks


50 to 55 Marks


40 to 45 Marks


The exam pattern will help you in getting an idea about the exam scheme. You will get to know about the number of questions that will be asked in the exam and their marking scheme.

See below the accurate CSIR NET Earth Science 2023 exam pattern.




No. of Ques. Given

No. of Ques. to be Attempted


Neg. Marking




















CSIR NET Exam Earth Science Study Material


When you start your preparation, you desire to get the complete study material in one place to save time and start your preparation smoothly. It's really hard to find quality CSIR NET Earth Science books for study.

Don't worry, here we are providing you the complete CSIR NET Study Material for Earth Science including question papers, and important notes.

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CSIR NET Earth Science Question Paper


Solving previous years’ question papers is suggested to every aspirant at the time of exam preparation. It will boost your efficiency in solving and marking the correct answer in the given time limit.

Here we are providing you the CSIR NET Earth Science Question Paper PDF and CSIR NET Earth Science 2023 Mock test papers.

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You are also suggested to check CSIR NET Answer Keys for June 2020, Dec/June 2019, 2018 & 2017 to analyze your preference after solving the question papers.


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CSIR NET Earth Science Careers


The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) awards the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship to the candidates as per their preference, performance in the exam, and the number of fellowships available.

After completing the tenure of Junior Research Fellowship or Ph.D. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences from CSIR Research Laboratories, candidates can choose any of the following fields as their career path -

Education Sector

Mining Industry

Oil and Gas Geology

Civil Engineering

Environment & GEO Consultancies

Hydrocarbon Sector

Geological Surveying


If the candidates start their career in the education sector as a lecturer in colleges or universities, their career path can be seen through the following designations:


 Assistant Professor

 Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

 Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

 Associate Professor

 Senior Associate Professor


 Senior Professor

 Professor of Eminence


 Pro- Vice Chancellor

 Vice Chancellor



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How to Prepare for CSIR NET Earth Science 2023


After collecting all the required things for preparation, the biggest question comes in mind i.e. "How to prepare?" In such situation you must remember that, to start an easygoing preparation, you need a good preparation plan to be followed.

Given below are some important tips that you should add to your to-do-list. Read them carefully.

1. Trust Yourself - You should be more confident in yourself and your performance. Get the fear of the exam out of your mind and start preparing for your best.

2. Set a Timetable - You should set a proper timetable and limits to cover all the topics of the CSIR NET Earth Science syllabus. Set less time to stronger topics and more time to weaker ones.

3. Be Organized - To go smoother with your preparation, you must organize your study area with required spaces. You should have enough space to put all your study material together to avoid misuse of time.

4. Make Notes - While preparing, go for making good notes that are split into points. You should avoid writing paragraphs as it will be hard to use them at the time of revision before the exam.

5. Practice Papers - You should practice previous year papers to get a complete idea about the question to be asked in the exam. Set a time limit while solving them. It will improve your speed efficiency.

6. Create Your Own Techniques - You should try to make your own formulas or tricks to learn the topics.

Try the concept of a mnemonic (taking the first letters of a string of information you want to remember and then using them to create a more memorable phrase) and rhyming.

7. Quiz Yourself - After studying each topic, make it a habit of making questions and asking them to yourself.

It will help you in finding answers at the time of attempting questions in the exam.

8. Mid-Breaks - In the middle of preparation, take short breaks of half an hour. It will help you to keep your mind calm.

It will help you in memorizing the studied topics and related matters.

9. Stay Healthy - It is important to take care of your health at the time of preparation. Many students get too much busy in preparation that they sometimes miss their meals.

You are advised to take a proper meal, drink plenty of water and take a good night sleep.

10. Revamp Topics - The revision is necessary before one or two days of the exam as it will make you retain the whole syllabus in one click.

It will activate your senses regarding the concepts of the topics that you're prepared earlier.


Important Note - The CSIR NET exam is just around the corner and it is essential to carry your hall ticket to the exam centre. But, downloading the admit card can seem difficult for some students. That's why we've made it easy for you! Watch the video to learn how to download your CSIR NET admit card in an instant and be exam ready.

Above we have covered all the important fundamentals that would be helpful in CSIR NET Earth Science 2023 exam preparation.

So, study smart with the help of quality study material and useful tips provided here to achieve your goals.


Download CSIR NET Earth Science Syllabus 2023 PDF to give a smooth start to your preparation



In case you have any queries and doubts regarding CSIR NET Earth Science exam, you can share by posting them to the comment box provided below. We will be pleased to help you.

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Showing 10 comments out of 25
  • Manil kumar kashyap

    Heyy i have qualified jrf in Earth sciences. But i am btech in Engineering Physics. So i don't know what's the related subject to opt for PhD after clearing csir . Whether its Geology or Geography or any other

  • Diksha Mehta

    I just saw the earth science syllabus for csir net exam for the first time. Is this syllabus really this 9 pages long? & is it possible to finish it in 3 months?


    Hello Diksha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    For exam related guidance, kindly visit CSIR NET Preparation Tips blog. Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Naidu

    Good information Sir.. Sir Can You provide the list of books necessary for the CSIR NET exam..


    Hello Naidu,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Thanks for the appreciation! We value your generous feedback. You can get list of best reference books of Earth Sciences above in this blog.
    Thank You

  • Aravind

    Good to see eduncle


    Hello Arvind,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle.

  • Nanda krishnan

    Im pursuing msc remote sensing and i eligible for csir earth science net exam?


    Hello Nanda,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to exam guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that.
    As your subject related to earth sciences, so you can appear for the CSIR NET exam with that.
    Make sure you also meet all the required criteria for exam.
    Thank You.


    Good morning sir, i am santhoshkumar I am pursuing M.Sc Agri un Agronomy,i want to write Csir net but I don't no which subject i am eligible for write the exam LIFE SCIENCES OR EARTH SCIENCE.,i want to study P.hd Agronomy at IIT kharagpur pls tell which subject i cab choose


    Hello Santosh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to CSIR guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that.
    As per your subject you can appear with Earth Science subject for CSIR NET exam. Make sure you also meet all the required criteria for exam.
    Thank You.

  • Rahul

    can geography apply for this ??


    Hello Rahul,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, MSc Geography qualified candidates can apply for CSIR NET Earth Science.
    Thank You!!

  • Aravinth

    its very helpful and thank u so much


    Hello Aravinth,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Thanks for the appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more latest updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle.

  • Durka

    Dear Sir/Madam, Right now I'm doing my ME Civil Engineering, Am i eligible for the CSIR-NET Exam? If so, please tell me which subject i have to choose??


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