Syllabus & Paper Pattern

EXAM SCHEME FOR SINGLE PAPER CSIR-UGC NET Exam

Subject Important /Recommended Books Syllabus Description
Chemical Sciences  Recommended books for CSIR UGC NET Chemical Sciences See Syllabus Here
Earth Sciences  Recommended books for CSIR UGC NET Earth Sciences See Syllabus Here
Life Sciences  Recommended books for CSIR UGC NET Life Science See Syllabus Here
Mathematical Sciences  Recommended books for CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences See Syllabus Here
Physical Sciences  Recommended books for CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences See Syllabus Here

 CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Science stream is conducted by CSIR in the following areas: –

You Can follow the below links for Subject wise details of Paper Pattern

The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below:-

  • The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The exam shall be for duration of three hours.
  • The question paper shall be divided in three parts with Negative marking for wrong answers.

Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Aptitude. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200Part ‘B’ shall   contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20-35.Part ‘C’  is having different pattern for different subject . Please see different tabs for subject wise pattern for  “PART C”

This part shall contain 75 questions that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of four marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.
This part shall contain 75 questions that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of four marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.
This part shall contain 60 questions that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. The questions in this part shall have multiple correct options. Credit in a question shall be given only on identification of ALL the correct options. No credit shall be allowed in a question if any incorrect option is marked as correct answer. No partial credit is allowed. A candidate shall be required to answer any 20 questions. Each question shall be of 4.75 marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 95 out of 200.For Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ there will be Negative marking @25% for each wrong answer. No Negative marking for Part ‘C’.
This part shall contain 30 questions from Part ‘B’ (Advanced) and Part ‘A’ that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to answer any 20. Each question shall be of 5 Marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.
This part shall contain 80 questions that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25  questions. Each question shall be of 4 marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.For Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ there will be Negative marking @25% for each wrong answer. The Negative marking for  Part ‘C’ shall be @ 33% for each wrong answer.

NB:
In all the subject areas of the NET the actual number of questions asked and to be attempted in each section may vary from exam to exam.

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