Difference between UGC NET & CSIR NET

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NTA UGC NET : Difference between UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET


Candidates who are appearing for the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination for the first time generally are confused about many things. For instance, what is the difference between UGC NET & CSIR UGC NET?

In this blog, we will discuss the differences and similarities between these two NET examinations. 


Till 2018 year the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was conducting the examination. From 2019, National Testing Agency (NTA), autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation, will conduct UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET. UGC NET examination is for students from arts and commerce background whereas, CSIR UGC NET is for students from the science background. 


NET Syllabus/ Subjects to study for UGC NET and CSIR UGC NET


Subjects for Paper 1 of NET examination is common for all students. For paper 2, check our the subject list with code below:


Subject Code

Subject

01

Economics / Rural Economics /Cooperation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

02

Political Science

03

Philosophy

04

Psychology

05

Sociology

06

History

07

Anthropology

08

Commerce

09

Education

10

Social Work

11

Defence and Strategic Studies

12

Home Science

14

Public Administration

15

Population Studies

16

Music

17

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)

18

Maithili

19

Bengali

20

Hindi

21

Kannada

22

Malayalam

23

Oriya

24

Punjabi

25

Sanskrit

26

Tamil

27

Telugu

28

Urdu

29

Arabic

30

English

31

Linguistics

32

Chinese

33

Dogri

34

Nepali

35

Manipuri

36

Assamese

37

Gujarati

38

Marathi

39

French (French Version)

40

Spanish

41

Russian

42

Persian

43

Rajasthani

44

German

45

Japanese

46

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.

47

Physical Education

49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

50

Indian Culture

55

Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

58

Law

59

Library and Information Science

60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

62

Comparative Study of Religions

63

Mass Communication and Journalism

65

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

66

Museology & Conservation

67

Archaeology

68

Criminology

70

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

71

Folk Literature

72

Comparative Literature

73

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).

74

Women Studies

79

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

80

Geography

81

Social Medicine & Community Health

82

Forensic Science

83

Pali

84

Kashmiri

85

Konkani

87

Computer Science and Applications

88

Electronic Science

89

Environmental Sciences

90

Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.

91

Prakrit

92

Human Rights and Duties

93

Tourism Administration and Management.

94

Bodo

95

Santali

100

Yoga

101

Sindhi


Part A of CSIR UGC NET examination is common for all and based on General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. The subjects for CSIR UGC NET of Part B and C are as follows:


  • Chemical Sciences

  • Earth Sciences 

  • Life Sciences

  • Mathematical Sciences 

  • Physical Sciences


Question Paper Pattern for NET Examination

Paper pattern for UGC NET is different from CSIR UGC NET. The differences are described below:


UGC NET latest Question paper pattern:


Paper

Description

Paper 1

  • Teaching and Reasoning Ability 

  • Research Aptitude 

  • Comprehension 

  • Divergent Thinking

  • General Awareness

Paper 2

In-depth knowledge on the subject that is chosen by the candidate. 


CSIR UGC NET latest paper pattern:


Paper

Description

Part A

  • General Science

  • Quantitative Reasoning 

  • Analysis and Research Aptitude

Part B

Questions from Chemical Sciences/ Earth Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Physical Science

Part C

Questions to test the student's knowledge and application of scientific concepts.


Eligibility Conditions for UGC NET vs CSIR UGC NET

Particulars

CSIR UGC NET

UGC NET

Degree

4-year B.Sc. programme/B.Sc. Honours/ BE/B. Tech., B.Pharma, MBBS, Integrated B.Sc-M.Sc. or equivalent degree

A master's degree 

Result Awaited (RA) Category

Candidate studying M.Sc. or having completed 10+2+3 years of the qualifying examination can also apply 

Students in their final year of master's degree or waiting for results for the same can also apply for UGC NET

Age Limit

The upper age limit for JRF is restricted to 28 years

Students older than 30 age must not apply for JRF

Relaxation

Women, SC, ST, physically and visually handicapped students are given age relaxation of 5 years. In case of OBC candidates (non-creamy layer), the age restriction is relaxable by 3 years.

Women, SC, ST, OBC, physically and visually handicapped students are given age relaxation of 5 years.


Qualifying Criteria after NET Examination


The qualifying criteria for both CSIR UGC NET and UGC NET examination are the same. A candidate will be shortlisted for JRF or Lectureship only if he/she is in the top 6% of the NET examination. The students after getting shortlisted for JRF have to register for a PhD or PhD integrated programme within two years.


Career Scope after NET Examination


After qualifying the UGC NET examination, there are two options open for a candidate. If you are shortlisted for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship), you can:

  • Enrol as PhD candidates and pursue research in their respective postgraduate subject. 

  • The candidates will be offered a stipend of Rs. 31000/- + HRA per month and for the next three years a stipend of Rs 35000/- + HRA per month as part of the fellowship.

  • The candidates, after completing the fellowship, can work as a researcher in a corporate firm. 


If a candidate is qualified as an assistant professor, he/she can:

  • Pursue a career in the teaching field

  • He/she will be eligible for the post of assistant professor

  • Can expect pay in the range of Rs. 25,000 to 40,000 depending on the scores, skills and colleges

  • Join a coaching centre training the aspirants for UGC-NET examination. 


A qualifier of UGC NET examination can open doors to several prestigious PSUs like ONGC, NTPC, EdClL etc. You can work in a government institution and access the UGC academic job portal to search for a suitable job of your choice. 


After qualifying the CSIR UGC NET examination, you can get shortlisted as a Research Fellow at any of the CSIR Research Laboratories. If not, you can get selected as an assistant professor at a government university which is considered to be a prestigious job in the country. Other than that, you can: 

  • Complete your PhD from India or abroad and get a job as a Research Fellow

  • Will be offered a stipend of Rs. 31000/- + HRA per month and for the next three years a stipend of Rs 35000/- + HRA per month as part of the fellowship.

  • Work in a public sector and get a job with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and more

  • Work in a private corporation as a researcher.


Apart from these, you can become a scientist, lab trainer or a senior scientist at reputed laboratories.


These are the few things that set CSIR UGC NET apart from UGC NET examination. They are almost the same examination for different fields of education. You can read more about CSIR UGC NET and UGC NET in our article. 


If you want to add more details to this blog, get in touch with us below. 

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