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CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 | Exam Pattern (LS, MS, CS, PS, ES)

CSIR NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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Aspirants who are looking to appear in the CSIR NET Exam to pursue their career in teaching or research fields must be aware of its exam pattern and syllabus.

In order to put complete focus and efforts on planning and preparation of the exam, it is important to have detailed information about the CSIR NET exam to attempt the paper.

Here in this blog, we have covered all the necessary details of CSIR NET Syllabus & Paper Pattern for all five subjects (LS, MS, CS, PS, ES).

Go through the below-mentioned content for details of –  

 

CSIR NET Syllabus for all Subjects

General Aptitude

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Physical Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Download CSIR NET Previous Papers with Solutions for Last 5 Exams' to Better Understand the Difficulty Level & Types of Questions.

 

 

CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 for All Subjects

 

National Testing Agency conducts the CSIR UGC NET Exam in 5 science stream subjects 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.

 

 

General Aptitude

 

The CSIR NET General Aptitude paper is a part of each subject in the exam. Here you can check the detailed syllabus for this paper.

 

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.

Reasoning

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 for Part A Syllabus 2020

 

 

Life Sciences

 

The CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus is vast. There are total 13 units in this subject. So, you should pick  the topics one by one from each unit for the exam preparation.

 

Unit

Name of Topic

1

Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

2

Cellular Organization

3

Fundamental Processes

4

Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

5

Developmental Biology

6

System Physiology – Plant

7

System Physiology – Animal

8

Inheritance Biology

9

Diversity of Life Forms

10

Ecological Principles

11

Evolution and Behavior

12

Applied Biology

13

Methods in Biology

 

 

Download CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus 2020 PDF

 

 

Mathematical Sciences

 

The syllabus of CSIR NET Mathematical Sciences is summed up in 4 distinct units. If you are going to appear for this subjects should check the complete syllabus as given below: -

 

Unit -1

Analysis, Linear Algebra

Unit -2

Complex Analysis, Algebra, 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 Mathematical Science Syllabus

 

 

Earth Science

 

The syllabus of CSIR NET Earth Science has been divided into two parts i.e. Part-B & Part-C.  The syllabus of Part-A has been covered in the General Aptitude Section.

 

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

Geology, Applied Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Meteorology, Ocean Sciences

 

 

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Physical Science

 

Syllabus of Physical Science is divided in two parts i.e. Core and Advanced. It's better to start with the core than to switch directly to advanced studies. Check the CSIR NET Physical Sciences 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 Physical Science Syllabus

 

 

Chemical Science

 

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences is divided into 4 sub-sections. Below you can check the section wise details of the syllabus.

 

Section 1

Inorganic Chemistry

Section 2

Physical Chemistry

Section 3

Organic Chemistry

Section 4

Interdisciplinary Topics

 

 

Download Complete Syllabus for Chemical Sciences 2020

 

 

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2020

 

Those who apply for the exam should start preparation as per the prescribed exam pattern. 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.

 

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 –

This part contains 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 of analytical in nature where you are required to apply scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution of the given scientific problem.

 

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

 

Check out the complete subject-wise paper pattern below.

 

 

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CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Life Science (LS) 2020

 

Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. 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
TOTAL MARKS 200
 

 

NET CSIR Exam Pattern for Mathematical Science (MA) 2020

 

Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. 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
TOTAL MARKS 200
 

 

CSIR NET Earth Science (ES) Exam Pattern 2020

 

Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. 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
TOTAL MARKS 200
 

 

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Physical Science (PH) 2020

 

Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. 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
TOTAL MARKS 200
 

 

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Chemical Science (CH) 2020

 

Sections No. of Ques. Given No. of Ques. 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
TOTAL MARKS 200
 

 

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

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Syllabus & Paper Pattern

 

 

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

 

 

Ques 1 - What is the syllabus of CSIR net?

 

Ans – The officials have provided the syllabus for all the CSIR NET Subjects separately. To check the subject wise syllabus click HERE.

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Ques 3 – Is there any negative marking in CSIR NET? 

 

Ans – Yes, there is negative marking in the exam. For each Part, there is different negative marking scheme.

 

 

Ques 4 - What is the mode of CSIR NET Examination in 2020, online or offline?

 

Ans – The CSIR UGC NET Exam 2020 will be conducted in online mode only.

 

 

Ques 5 - What is the duration/timings of CSIR NET 2020?

 

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

 

 

We hope that the information provided above in this blog is helpful to start the CSIR NET Exam 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.

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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