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CSIR NET Syllabus & Pattern

CSIR NET 2021 Study Material

Aspirants who are looking to appear in the NET Exam to pursue their career in teaching or research fields must know the CSIR NET Syllabus and exam pattern.

The syllabus is important to understand the topics that will be asked in the exam. And the CSIR NET exam pattern helps in planning the preparation according to the marking scheme.

In order to put complete focus and efforts on preparation of the exam, it is important to have the complete information.

Here in this blog, we have covered all the necessary details of CSIR NET Syllabus 2021 & Exam Pattern for all five subjects.

CSIR NET Syllabus 2021

General Aptitude

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

CSIR NET Pattern 2021

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions



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CSIR NET Syllabus 2021 for All Subjects


The National Testing Agency conducts the CSIR UGC NET Exam in five subjects of science stream i.e. Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences.

The exam paper is divided into two parts i.e. General Aptitude and the subject that you opt. Below you can check the complete CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for all the subjects including General Aptitude section.



CSIR NET Syllabus General Aptitude June 2021


This paper is common for all 5 subjects. Here you can check the details CSIR UGC NET June 2021 Syllabus for General Aptitude.


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.



Download Free PDF CSIR NET Syllabus 2021 for Part A



CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus


The CSIR UGC NET June 2021 Life Sciences Syllabus is vast i.e., there are 13 units in this subjects. So, you must plan your studies in a way that you can cover all the topics one by one. Check the list of all 13 units below:



Name of Topic


Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology


Cellular Organization


Fundamental Processes


Cell Communication and Cell Signaling


Developmental Biology


System Physiology – Plant


System Physiology – Animal


Inheritance Biology


Diversity of Life Forms


Ecological Principles


Evolution and Behavior


Applied Biology


Methods in Biology



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CSIR NET Syllabus Mathematics


The CSIR NET Maths syllabus is summed up in 4 distinct units. If you are going to appear for this subject, then you should check the complete syllabus as given below: -


Unit -1


Linear Algebra

Unit -2

Complex Analysis


Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)

Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Unit -3

Numerical Analysis

Calculus of Variations

Linear Integral Equations

Classical Mechanics

Unit -4

Descriptive Statistics

Exploratory Data Analysis



 Download Free PDF of CSIR NET Syllabus Mathematics



CSIR NET 2021 Syllabus Earth Science


The syllabus of CSIR NTA NET Earth Science is divided into two parts i.e. Part-B & Part-C. You can check the topics of both the parts below:


Part - B

The Earth and the Solar System

Earth Materials

Surface Features and Processes

Interior of the Earth

Deformation and Tectonics

Oceans and Atmosphere

Environmental Earth Sciences

Part - C


Applied Geology

Physical Geography



Ocean Sciences



Download Free PDF of CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Earth Science



CSIR NET Physics Syllabus


The CSIR NET Physical Science syllabus is divided in two parts i.e. Core and Advanced. The best way to prepare is to start with the core and then move to the advanced part. Check the CSIR NET Physics syllabus for both - Core (Part-A) and Advanced (Part-B) from below.


Part A – Core

Mathematical Methods of Physics

Classical Mechanics

Electromagnetic Theory

Quantum Mechanics

Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

Electronics and Experimental Methods

Part B – Advanced

Mathematical Methods of Physics

Classical Mechanics

Electromagnetic Theory

Quantum Mechanics

Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

Electronics and Experimental Methods

Atomic & Molecular Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Nuclear and Particle Physics



Download Free PDF of CSIR NET 2021 Syllabus for Physics



CSIR NET Syllabus Chemistry


CSIR NET Chemical Science syllabus is divided into 4 parts. Below you can check the section-wise details of the CSIR UGC NET syllabus.


Section 1

Inorganic Chemistry

Section 2

Physical Chemistry

Section 3

Organic Chemistry

Section 4

Interdisciplinary Topics



Download CSIR UGC NET June 2021 Syllabus Chemical Science



CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021


Those who apply for the exam should start preparation as per the CSIR NET Pattern 2021. According to the scheme of test, the paper is divided into three sections i.e. – Part A, Part B & Part C.

Below you can check the details of these sections according to CSIR NET June 2021 Exam Pattern.


Part A –

It is common for all subjects.

In this section, your talent is measured on the basis of your skills in General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis, and Research Aptitude.

From this section only MCQ Type questions will be asked.


Part B –

According to CSIR NET exam pattern, this part contains the subject related conventional MCQs with less difficulty level.


Part C –

In this part you have to solve higher value subject related questions that will test your scientific knowledge.

The questions are analytical in nature where you are required to apply scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution of the given scientific problem.

You will get a total of 3 hours to attempt all the three parts of Paper.




CSIR NET Life Science Question Paper Pattern (LS) 2021


Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5
PART-B 50 35 70 0.5
PART-C 75 25 100 1.0


CSIR NET Mathematics Exam Pattern (MA)


Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5
PART-B 40 25 75 0.75
PART-C 60 20 95 0



Download CSIR UGC NET Previous Years Papers to have an idea about the Question's Difficulty Level & Topics Ideas.



NTA CSIR NET Paper Pattern 2021 for Earth Science (ES)


Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks  Neg. Marking
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5
PART-B 50 35 70 0.5
PART-C 80 25 100 1.32


CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Physical Science (PH) 2021


Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5
PART-B 25 20 70 0.875
PART-C 30 20 100 1.25


CSIR NET Pattern for Chemical Science (CH) 2021


Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5
PART-B 40 35 70 0.5
PART-C 60 25 100 1.0


Note - To understand the exam format in a better way, you must go through the analysis of CSIR UGC NET Previous Years Question Papers.



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Frequently Asked Questions About CSIR NET Syllabus & Paper Pattern


Here we have catered the most frequently asked queries of students like CSIR NET Exam Pattern & Syllabus. Check them below.

If you have any further query regarding the exam, please refer to CSIR NTA NET FAQs blog.



Ques 1 - What is the syllabus of CSIR NTA NET?

Ans – NTA provides the CSIR NET syllabus for all the Subjects separately. To check this subject-wise syllabus, clickYou can check the subject wise syllabus in this blog.



Ques 2 - Does the CSIR NET syllabus change every year?

Ans - No, exam authorities do not change the CSIR NET Exam Syllabus every year. The changes are done in almost 8 to 10 years.


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Ques 3 - Does exam entrance is strictly based on the given CSIR NET syllabus?

Ans – Yes, the questions asked in the exam are completely based on the CSIR UGC NET Syllabus. To achieve the targeted score, you have to prepare the complete syllabus.



Ques 4 - What is the CSIR NET Paper Pattern?

Ans – You must be aware of the complete CSIR NET Pattern 2021 to start preparing yourself for the exam. The exam is divided into three parts: Part A, Part B & Part C.



Ques 5 – Is there any negative marking in CSIR UGC NET?

Ans – Yes, according to the CSIR NET Exam Pattern there are different negative marking schemes for each part.



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Ques 6 - What will be the mode of CSIR NTA NET Examination in 2021, online or offline?

Ans – The CSIR UGC NET Exam 2021 will be conducted in online mode only.



Ques 7 - What is the duration of CSIR NTA NET Exam?

Ans – The duration of the exam is three hours and it will be conducted in two shifts.



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We hope that the information provided above in this blog regarding CSIR NET Syllabus and Exam Pattern will help you to start the preparation for the upcoming session. If you have any queries or doubts, then you can ask us through the comment box given below. We’ll solve your queries as soon as possible.


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    Sir, I am M. Pharm student (Pharmacology), Which csir subject shall I choose?
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