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Difference between CBSE UGC NET EXAM and CSIR NET EXAM:

There are following factors which need to be considered.

Governing Body

  • CBSE UGC NET EXAM is conducted by CBSE on Behalf of UGC while CSIR NET EXAM is conducted by HRDG(a division of CSIR)
  • UGC and CSIR are different agencies. UGC stands for University Grants Commission that is a statutory organization started by Union Government and CSIR stands for “Council of Scientific & Industrial Research” primarily known for national R&D organization, is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organization. Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), a division of CSIR realizes this objective through various grants, fellowship schemes etc.
  • UGC offers a limited number of fellowships in all the disciplines viz. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc., through its own (UGC-NET) exam and in five natural science discipline like, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Mathematical Sciences through Joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam held by CSIR twice a year, now they have added Engineering Sciences as one of the domain for CSIR-JRF.

Subject Covered

  • The difference primarily is this that UGC NET is for Arts, Humanities and Commerce subjects, CSIR NET is for science subjects.
  • UGC offers a limited number of fellowships in all the disciplines viz. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, etc., through its own (UGC-NET) exam and in five natural science discipline like, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Mathematical Sciences through Joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam held by CSIR twice a year, now they have added Engineering Sciences as one of the domain for CSIR-JRF.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In the National Eligibility Test conducted by UGC, the interested candidates must have completed their post-graduation or Ph.Ds. in the relevant subjects with not less than 55 percent marks.
  • In NET conducted by CSIR, the interested candidates must have acquired their Masters’ degree in Science stream. They should have scored 55 percent and above in the eligibility exam and should have done the course from a certified university.

Different with respect to the paper pattern:

  • UGC NET: No. of paper: 3

General Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 (Both the Paper 2 and 3 is based on the subject you choose and General paper 1 is common for all the aspirants)

    • Negative Marking: No
    • Time Required: 5 hrs.
    • Total Marks: 350
  • CSIR NET: No. of paper: 1
    Paper is divided into three parts. Part A common for all the aspirants and Part B & C is based on the subject you taken.

    • Negative Marking: Yes
    • Time Required: 3 hrs.
    • Total Marks: 200

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