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December 21, 2019 • 11:35 am

What Are the Major Differences between CSIR NET, UGC NET & ICAR NET?

Differences between CSIR NET, UGC NET & ICAR NET

 

Dear Aspirants,

 

CSIR NET, UGC NET and ICAR NET, are the exams conducted to determine the eligibility for college and university level lectureship and awarding the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian nationals.

 

Now the questions that arise are –

What is the difference between these three exams?

Are CSIR NET/UGC NET/ICAR NET equivalent to each other?

 

With the help of this article, we have tried to share the basic differences between CSIR-NET, ICAR NET and UGC-NET.

 

However, the exams are conducted for the same purpose, but their admission procedures are different!

 

 

Key Differences Between CSIR NET, UGC NET & ICAR NET

 

In this section, we will help you to know the exact difference between CSIR, ICAR and UGC NET Exam. Read to know which of these exams you can opt and fulfil your dream.

 

 

ICAR NET

 

This Exam is conducted for those who want to make career in the Agriculture field.

 

 

CSIR NET

 

CSIR NET is held for the Science Stream Candidates to become Lecture/Professor/Researcher in this stream.

 

 

UGC NET

 

This exam is meant for the Arts, Humanities & Management Post-graduates who wish to become expert Lecture/Professor/Researcher.

 

These were the main differences in UGC NET, CSIR NET and ICAR NET.

 

 

UGC NET Study Material                                 CSIR NET Study Material

 

 

Other Differences Between CSIR, UGC & ICAR NET - Which to Choose?

 

In the table below, we have summed up some of the basic differences between these three exams. We have also mentioned the list of subjects in the blog. Scroll down to read the complete details.

 

Factors CSIR NET ICAR NET UGC NET
Exam conducting Institute CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) ASRB (Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board) NTA (National Test Agency)
Total Marks 200 150 300
Negative Marking Different for all Subjects 1/3rd per wrong answer No Negative Marking
Difficulty Level of the Paper Tough Moderate Hard - Moderate
Exam Mode Online mode Online mode Online Mode
Official Website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in http://www.asrb.org.in or https://icar.org.in https://ntanet.nic.in
Duration of the Exam 3 hours 2 hours 3 hours
Total Subjects 5 57 81

 

Being National Eligibility Test, these three exams differ from each other in various ways. To know more about difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET, read CSIR NET vs UGC NET.

 

 

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UGC NET, CSIR NET & ICAR NET - Each of these Exams is Conducted in Various Subjects

 

As mentioned above, these 3 exams are different from each other, hence the subjects included in them differ too.

With the help of the list of subjects provided below, you can make a smart choice and decide which subject and exam will be preferable for you?

 

 

CSIR NET

 

In this exam there are overall 5 subjects, along with these subject wise exams, candidates have to give General Aptitude Paper which is compulsory for all the aspirants who writes for CSIR NET.

 

Get the complete list of subjects from here - CSIR NET Syllabus.

 

 

UGC NET

 

Till last year along with General Paper 1 there are 100 subjects in which candidates could apply. But from 2019 onwards, candidates can apply for 81 subjects only.

 

Get the complete list from here - UGC NET Syllabus.

 

 

ICAR NET

 

ASRB ICAR NET is an online exam, which is conducted for 57 subjects. The standard of the exam is on par with the Master’s program.

 

The complete list of all the subjects included in ICAR NET is given below in the form of table.

 

Agricultural Biotechnology Agriculture Entomology Agriculture Microbiology Economics Botany and Plant Genetic Resources Genetics and Plant Breeding
Nematology Plant Biochemistry Plant Pathology Plant Physiology Seed Science and Technology
Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering Floriculture and Landscaping Fruit Science Spices, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Vegetable Science
Animal Biochemistry Animal Genetics and Breeding Animal Nutrition Animal Physiology Animal Reproduction and Gynaecology
Dairy Chemistry Dairy Microbiology Dairy Technology Livestock Product Technology Livestock Production Management
Poultry Science Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Pathology Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Public Health Veterinary Surgery Aquaculture Fisheries Resources Management Fish Processing Technology
Fish Nutrition Fish Health Fish Genetics and Breeding Agriculture Chemicals Agriculture Meteorology
Agroforestry Agronomy Environmental Science Soil Science Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural Economics Agricultural Extension Agricultural Statistics Home Science Farm Machinery and Power
Computer Application and IT Land and Water Management Engineering Bioinformatics Food Technology Veterinary Anatomy

 

 

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Recommended Read:

Want to Appear in UGC NET & CSIR both? Here’s What You Should Do!

 

 

Difference Between ICAR, UGC and CSIR NET in Terms of Selection Ratio

 

 

ICAR NET

 

In 2018, 31,127 candidates appeared for the ASRB NET. Out of these, only 6,987 candidates qualified for the exam. i.e., 0.22 is the selection ratio.

 

 

UGC NET

 

Check the stats of UGC NET Dec 2019 Exam below-

 

Number of candidates registered - 1034872

 Number of candidates appeared - 7,93,813

 

 

Download UGC NET Model Papers for Free

 

 

CSIR NET

 

Below we have provided the total no. of candidates registered for the CSIR NET Dec 2019 Exam.

 

Number of candidates registered - 274345

 

 

Download CSIR NET Model Papers for Free

 

 

Hope that the article helped you to clear your doubt whether you can apply for UGC NET, CSIR NET or ICAR NET exams?

 

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