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June 18, 2020 • 2:51 pm

CSIR NET General Aptitude Preparation Tips, Study Plan, Questions



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As per the CSIR NET Exam, the paper consists of three parts – Part A, B, and C. In these 3 sections, Part A is completely dedicated to CSIR NET General Aptitude, and the remaining two sections are based on subject wise questions.

CSIR NET General Aptitude plays an important role as it contains 30 marks in the exam. So to prepare best for Paper 1, candidates need a good study plan.

Here in this blog, we are providing you a perfect CSIR NET study plan for General Aptitude Section.

Please read the following details to turn your CSIR NET Exam Preparation in the right direction.

Smart Ways to begin your Preparations for Paper 1

CSIR NET General Aptitude Preparation Plan

CSIR NET Paper 1 Time Management Plan

Preparation Strategy for General Aptitude Test



Smart Ways to begin your Preparations for CSIR NET General Aptitude


At some point, we all wish that there should be some quick exam preparation mantras that may help us in gaining a good score without studying much.

To make the CSIR NET Exam Preparation easier for you, Eduncle has come up with some amazing ways through which you can give a smooth start to your exam preparations.



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Understand the CSIR NET Exam Pattern


Understanding the CSIR NET Exam Pattern is a must to do a thing while starting up your exam preparation. As when you have a clear idea about the exam format, you can know what is your target score and how much time you’ll have to attempt maximum questions.



Know the complete Syllabus & Mark the Important Topics


To study productively and get good scores in the exam, you need to know which topics are asked in the exam.

Note down the entire CSIR NET General Aptitude Syllabus and start preparing for the exam: -

Numerical Ability

Number and Simplification, LCM and HCF Average, Quadratic Equations, Sequence and Series, Surds and Indices, Logarithms, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportion and Variation, Partnership, Alligation and Mixture. Time Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, etc.


Series Formation, Coding-Decoding, Distance and Directions, Calendar and Clock, Ranking and Arrangement, Puzzles, etc.

Data Interpretation and Graphical Analysis

Mean, Median, Mode, Measures of Dispersion, Graphical Analysis: Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart, Tabulation.



Self Analyzing the Each topic of the Syllabus


After knowing the syllabus, analyze all topics of the syllabus. Make a list of your Strong, Moderate, and Weak topics. With this, you will get an idea of where to focus more, while preparing.

 Strong Category - It covers topics in which you have knowledge about the topic, and you are confident enough to solve the questions.

 Moderate Category - It included topics that require a little modification and practice.

 Weak Category - It included topics that require a preparation from basic level.

This process will give you a proper analysis of your knowledge and will define your start towards the preparation of General Aptitude, Part A.



Get Good CSIR NET Books and Study Material 


After analyzing, candidates need a good study material which covers the complete syllabus and provides a lot of practice questions as the difficulty level of CSIR NET Question Paper is very high. 

To help you out in your exam preparation, Eduncle is providing CSIR NET Study Material for Paper 1 and opted subject.


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CSIR NET General Aptitude Study Plan – Day-wise Schedule


After collecting all the CSIR NET Exam Pre-Requisites, candidates should prepare a study schedule for a smooth preparation journey.

Eduncle Experts have come up with the perfect Study Plan for aspirants to prepare well for CSIR NET General Aptitude Paper. Please check below –


CSIR NET General Aptitude Preparation Plan

Day 1

Time and Work + Time and Distance

Day 2

Time and Work + Time and Distance

Day 3

Percentage + Mensuration

Day 4

Percentage + Mensuration

Day 5

Graphical Representation & Analysis

Day 6

Series Formation & Coding-Decoding

Day 7

Series Formation & Coding-Decoding

Day 8

Data Interpretation

Day 9

Distance & Directions

Day 10

Data Interpretation + Distance & Directions

Day 11

Ranking & Arrangement

Day 12

Number & Simplification

Day 13

Sequence & Series

Day 14

Data Interpretation + Puzzles

Day 15

Data Interpretation + Puzzles

Day 16


Day 17

Trigonometry + Calendar and Clock

Day 18

Permutations + Probability

Day 19

Permutations + Probability

Day 20

Geometry + Quadratic Equations

Day 21

Geometry + Quadratic Equations

Day 22

Alligation and Mixture

Day 23

Interest [Simple + Compound]

Day 24

Numbers + Series

Day 25

Surds and Indices + Graphs

Day 26

Average + LCM-HCM

Day 27

Ratio + Proportion

Day 28

Partnership + Profit and Loss

Day 29

Remaining Topics

Day 30

Remaining Topics



Get the Complete Syllabus of CSIR NET June 2020 and start preparing now. Download Free PDF Here!



CSIR NET Paper 1 Study Plan – Schedule for Time Management


After understanding the concept of each topic, start practicing questions as much as you can. It will help you to boost your confidence level, speed, and accuracy for the exam. Save at least 1.5 Hours daily to practice for this section and 30 Minutes for Revision.

Below, you can check the unit wise Paper 1 time table for practice questions.


Unit Name

Estimated Time for Practice

Numerical Ability

10-12 Hrs

Data Interpretation and Graphical Analysis

2-3 Hrs


7-8 Hrs

Total Time

19-23 Hrs


Important Note:

Prepare quick notes containing the short tricks and formulas at the time of exam preparation.

After completing the practice session for all the topics, focus on revising the learned topics with quick notes.

Use Memorizing Techniques to Boost your Brain Power.


Download CSIR NET General Paper-1 Study Material PDF



CSIR NET Part-A Preparation – Strategy for Preparing 2020 Exam


It is not that tough to score in the CSIR NET General Aptitude Section. If anybody prepares well with the formulas and short tricks methods, then he/she can easily achieve the targeted score in this section.

Below we are sharing some easy tricks to make your preparations more targeted and scoring. Please follow the preparation tips strategies given below!


Go through your Basic Concepts of Mathematics (Ratio & Proportion, Average, Percentage).

Data Interpretation is generally Based on the Statistics (Basic mathematics Concepts from class 10th) so you must focus on the statistics part which will help you to perform well.

In Logical Reasoning, most of the questions are based on simple concepts for Directions, Venn Diagram, Odd One Out, Blood Relations, and Non-Verbal Reasoning, by them, you can score more in less time.

Some of the topics require regular practice like Seating Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, and Series Completion so to solve them follow basic rules and tricks.

Understand the methods and formulas to keep the solution tricks in your mind for long.

Prepare Quick Notes containing the formulas and shortcut methods at the time of practice.

Practice 10 CSIR NET General Aptitude Questions after completing a topic from the syllabus list.

Take help of General Aptitude Previous Years Question Papers, Sample Papers, CSIR NET Mock Test Papers and Online Test Series to boost up your exam giving skills.

Please check the CSIR NET Part-A questions below –


CSIR NET Part A Questions



Download CSIR NET Previous Years Question Papers to get an idea about the Paper difficulty level.


We hope that the above information will be very helpful to you in preparing well for the exam. To get more such interesting updates regarding the CSIR NET Preparation, stay tuned with us.

If you have any query then share it with us through the comment section below. We will solve your problems as soon as possible.


Thank You!!



Showing 9 comments out of 9
  • Farheen
    Thanx for beautiful suggestion for a part. I want help in understanding core area clearly for c part and want to know how to attempt more b part questions. Your best regards
    Hello Farheen, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your queries with us! Part C of CSIR NET Exam for any of the subjects contains questions which require the complete the...
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  • Yadav
    please tell me how to prepare for CSIR life science it is so difficult for me because of my semester exam on may 2017?
    Hello Nisha, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for sharing your query with us! Firstly, relax and calm down. Don't over-strain your mind with the burden of preparing for your Gradu...
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  • Akash
    Thanks for helping us. Can you please help us to prepare part B &C of Earth Sciences? How should we approach the exam preparation for June 2019? Many thanks.
    Hello Akash,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    To prepare well for the CSIR NET Earth Science, you can download free sample study material, previous years question papers & model t...
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  • Ankur
    May I know graduation percentage matters in csir chemical sciences . I have got 50.7 in bsc and 61 % in MSc . Am I right for doing PhD after clearing net jrf
    Hello Ankur,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The Graduation percentage does not require in CSIR NET exam. With min 55% marks in post graduation degree , you will be eligible to ap...
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    Hello Ankur,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to CSIR NET guidelines, candidates having minimum 55% aggregate marks in post-graduation can apply for the exam. As you have ...
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