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September 30, 2021 • 2:42 pm

CSIR NET 2020 Exam Reviews by Applicants & Subject Experts

CSIR NET Exam Analysis

CSIR NET Study Material

The CSIR NET Exam has been successfully conducted on 19th, 21st & 26th November 2020 and for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry students on 30th November 2020.

Aspirants who have appeared or are preparing for it, might be curious to know the CSIR NET Analysis. 

As per the reviews and feedbacks of aspirants, the overall level of the exam conducted on 19th November 2020 was Moderate to Difficult and a bit tricky.

For the analysis of all CSIR NET Subjects, please read the complete blog. 

Important Note - The analysis of exam is completely based on candidates’ experience which may differ from one to another. The official analysis will be updated soon.



Free Download CSIR NET 2020 Model Papers



Highlights of CSIR NET 2020 Exam

Subject Wise Exam Analysis

Q&A with CSIR NET Aspirants




Highlights of CSIR NET 2020 Exam


Here are the major highlights of the NTA CSIR NET 2020 Exam:

Along with the admit card candidates were required to bring one passport size photograph affixed on the admit card, one passport size photograph to be affixed on the attendance sheet and ID Proof. 

Candidates were asked to wear mask/face cover and were allowed to bring the hand sanitizer (small size) in a transparent bottle. 

Candidates followed the COVID 19 rules of social distancing as well as precautions inside the exam halls and premises. 

In examination centres there was Live CCTV surveillance to control malpractices. 

Jammers were also installed in all CSIR NET Exam Centres to stop cheating.



Subject Wise CSIR NET Analysis (Shift 1 + Shift 2)


After the conversation with the aspirants who appeared in the 2020 exam in both shifts, our Eduncle experts have found that the difficulty level of the exam was Moderate to Difficult.

Below, you can check the difficulty level of paper in each CSIR NET Subject.



Level of Difficulty for Part A 

Level of Difficulty for Part B 

Level of Difficulty for Part C 

Overall Difficulty Level 

CSIR NET Earth Sciences 




Moderate to Difficult 

CSIR NET Physical Sciences




Moderate to Difficult 

CSIR NET Life Sciences

To be updated soon

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences

To be updated soon

CSIR NET Mathematical Sciences 

To be updated soon






Q&A with CSIR NET Aspirants


To understand the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the 2020 exam, we talked to some of the aspirants about their experience, feel of the exam, exam strategy, etc.

In this section you will get the complete information & exam review in the form of Q and A.


Ques 1: What strategy did you adopt to attempt the questions amongst the various sections?


Answer: I had a clear thought in my mind that I would attempt Part- A i.e. General Aptitude at first as this will help me in gaining confidence.

After solving all the questions of Part-A, I switched over to Part-B and lastly, to Part-C, which has the highest marks weightage amongst all the 3 sections. Part C was difficult as compared to other parts.


Ques 2: What helped you in memorizing things during the CSIR Exam?


Answer: I preferred revising from quick notes I made while preparing for the exam. Also, adopting short tricks helped me a lot in keeping the important concepts and formulas in mind for long.



Download CSIR NET 2020 Free Sample Notes



Ques 3: What are the CSIR NET Dec 2019 Cut-offs?


Answer: The CSIR NET Cut-offs for Dec 2019 exam are slightly higher than the previous exam session as the difficulty level was easy to moderate like June 2019 Exam.


Important Note - For more details, candidates are suggested to check CSIR NET Result and Cutoff Marks declaration process.


Ques 4: How did you manage your speed and keeping yourself calm during the exam?


Answer: I experienced that solving the CSIR NET Mock Test Papers and past years’ papers helped me a lot to boost up my speed, accuracy and confidence.

The habit of solving the papers made it possible for me to strategize and accurately attempt the maximum questions without any nervousness during the exam.

I suggest all the aspirants to practice as many questions as possible by solving sample papers and CSIR NET previous papers.


Ques 5: Would you like to give any tips for exam preparation?


Answer: I would like to recommend students to revise the concepts from graduation & postgraduation level studies, this will help in preparing the basic topics of CSIR NET Exam. They must refer to the Study Material made by the subject experts.


Here are some useful blogs for your exam preparation - 

How to Prepare for CSIR NET?

CSIR NET General Aptitude Study Plan

CSIR NET Study Material

Success Mantras by Ranker



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These were the student CSIR NET Reviews and Analysis of 2020 exam.

We would extend our thanks to all the CSIR NET Exam aspirants who shared their valuable feedback with us.

If you have any query, kindly share with us in the comment section below.

If you want to give an extra edge to your preparation for CSIR NET Exam then download the Eduncle App, where you can get answers to all your doubts from a pan-India community of students and experts.

Thank You


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  • Arghya
    What rank can be expected with a score of 132.5 in Maths in CSIr NET June 2019?
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    Hlo sir In dec 2018 exam my marks are 105.5 according to answer key Is there any possibility of clearing the Jrf Pliz reply sir
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  • Ramsey
    sir, when will the results of NET DECEMBER 2017 be out? It has crossed 4 months now. And as of today, the on going court case's latest outcome is that, the court has now been adjou...
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  • Anju Sogarwal
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  • Rajinder Singh
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  • Dalmalka Praveen Kumar
    results will be out in which month sep/oct for june csir net sir.thanks in advance
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