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September 23, 2020 • 11:23 am

CSIR NET Earth Sciences Syllabus, Question Papers, Study Notes & Books

CSIR NET Earth Sciences

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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, you can’t see and how it goes over the longest division of geological time.

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

Managing energy, mineral resources, and water.

Researches about mountains, deserts, oceans etc.


So, now let’s examine 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 2020



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CSIR NET Earth Science Exam


CSIR NET Earth Science Exam is conducted by National Testing Agency 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.


To be noted – The NTA CSIR NET 2020 Exam is going to be held in the 2nd week of November 2020.


CSIR NET Earth Science Subject Code Number - 02

CSIR NET Earth Science Subject Code Name - ERT


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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 (NTA) for CSIR NET Eligibility Criteria for Earth Sciences, following are the condition that needs to be fulfilled.


Kindly read them carefully and see 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 criteria only applicable for Junior Research Fellow aspirants. There is no age criteria 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 over 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 help 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 2020 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 want to get the complete study material in one place. So, that you can save the time and start your preparation smoothly.


Here, we are guiding you through 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.


We are here providing you the CSIR UGC NET Earth Science Question Paper PDF and CSIR NET Earth Science 2020 Mock test papers.


Check the list below - 




You are also suggested to check CSIR UGC NET Answer Keys for 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 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 2020


Exam preparation time can be most stressful for you all as you are about to appear for CSIR UGC NET Exam that is one of the toughest competitive exams.


In such situation “how to prepare” becomes the biggest question for you all. 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 - This time you should be more confident in yourself and your performance. Get the fear of exam out of you and start preparing for your best.



2. Set a Timetable - You should set a proper timetable and limits to all the topics you read in the syllabus. You must manage by setting less time to stronger topics and more time to weaker ones.



3. Be Organized - To be 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 they will not be used at the time of revision before the exam.



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



6. Create Your Own Techniques - You should 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 is advised to make 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.


Above we have covered all the important fundamentals that would be helpful in taking your CSIR NET Earth Science 2020 exam preparation.


So, work hard with the help of study material and useful tips provided here and score your goals.


Let your hard work and preparation be the key to unlock your door to success!



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In case you have any queries and doubt 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.


Thank You!




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  • Rasmi
    I am pursuing marine biology. am i eligible for csir ugc net earth science exam?
    Hello Rashmi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you're in the final year of your PG degree, then you can apply for CSIR NET Dec 2018 Exam. Earth Science is the best fit for ...
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  • Aravinth
    its very helpful and thank u so much
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  • 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!!
    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 EA...
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    Hello Santosh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to CSIR guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that.
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  • Meenu rathi
    Sir I HV done Msc mathematics am I eligible to apply for earth sciences?????
    Hello Meenu,
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    You should apply for CSIR NET Mathematics as the paper 2 and 3 will have questions related to post graduate subject.
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  • Ela
    I am pursuing msc soil science degree. Am i eligible for PhD Earth science
    Hello Ela,
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    Yes, you can apply for the CSIR NET Exam.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Madhusmita Murmu
    hi I've done bsc in forestry and msc in environmental i eligible for earth science ??
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  • 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??
  • Nanda krishnan
    Im pursuing msc remote sensing and i eligible for csir earth science net exam?
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  • Aravind
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