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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    CSIR UGC NET EXAM
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Twice a year (June and December)
  • Official Website
    csirnet.nta.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    200
  • Total No. of Questions
    200
  • No. of Sections
    3
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    There is a negative marking for wrong answers given
  • Exam Dates
    September 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

For an applicant to appear in the CSIR NET 2022 examination has to follow the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The upper age limit for the post of JRF should be 28 years.
  • There will be no upper age limit for the post of lectureship.
  • Applicants from various categories shall be given relaxation accordingly.
  • Those applicants having bachelor's degrees, regardless of whether science, engineering, or some other discipline, are eligible for the fellowship solely after getting enlisted/enrolled for a PhD or Integrated PhD program within the legitimacy time of two years.
  • Those candidates who are enrolled for M.Sc. or have completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying exam are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the category 'Result Awaited (RA)'.
Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for CSIR NET 2022 of single paper MCQ shall be according to the details mentioned below:

Particulars Details
Duration of the exam 3 hours
Type of questions MCQ
Examination mode Online mode
Division of question paper 3 parts
Maximum marks 200
Medium of exam English and Hindi
Total questions per subject
  • Part A: 30
  • Part B: 70
  • Part C: 100

The question paper will be divided into 3 parts which are ‘Part A’, ‘Part B’, and ‘Part C’. The candidates falling under

Part A:

  • Part A is common for all subjects. This part of the question paper will contain a maximum of 20 questions from General Aptitude. The candidate needs to attempt any 15 questions carrying 2 marks each to clear this section.
  • Total Marks allocated to Part A will be 30 out of 200.

Part B:

  • This section will contain conventional MCQs related to the subjects. The candidate is required to attempt around 20 to 35 questions to clear this section.
  • Total Marks allocated to Part B will be 70 out of 200.

Part C:

  • This part will contain higher value questions to test a candidate’s knowledge and/or the application of scientific concepts. The questions in this section will be analytical, the candidate has to apply their scientific knowledge to solve the scientific problem provided.
  • Total Marks allocated to Part C will be 100 out of 200 and negative markings will be done for wrong questions.
Syllabus

The CSIR UGC (NET) examination for the science stream is conducted in the following areas:

  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. Earth Sciences
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Mathematical Sciences
  5. Physical Science

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