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CSIR UGC NET

CSIR UGC NET

CSIR UGC NET Exam Date 
To be announced
Name of the Examination
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Common Name
CSIR UGC NET or CSIR NET
Conducting Body of CSIR NET
National Testing Agency
Frequency of the Exam
Once a year
Examination Level
National Level Exam
What is CSIR UGC NET? 

CSIR UGC NET or CSIR NET is a national-level exam conducted for candidates interested in Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Lectureship. 

Candidates eligible for Assistant Lectureship through CSIR UGC NET can work at UGC recognised institutions in India.  

For fellowship aspirants, the following are the qualifying institutions who can hire CSIR NET exam qualified JRFs: 

  • Recognized universities
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) 
  • Postgraduate Colleges
  • Government Research Establishments Research 
  • Development wings of recognized public or private industries and institutions.

JRFs and Assistant Lecturers are hired for the following subjects: 

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Many recognised colleges in Bangalore offer dynamic opportunities for CSIR NET qualified JRFs or Lectures. 

CSIR UGC NET 2022 exam will be conducted soonRegistration and exam dates will be on July 11, 2022. Aspirants need to hold a bachelor's degree in the required field to apply for the exam. 

CSIR NET Exam Details: 

Exam Mode
Online
Exam Registration Process
Online
Medium
English
Number of Subjects
5
Total Marks
200
Marking Scheme
Varies for Each Subject

CSIR NET Exam Dates: 

CSIR NET Events
Dates
Registration Process Begins
July 11, 2022
End of Registration Process

August 10, 2022

Last Date to Pay Fees

To be Announced
CSIR NET Admit Card
To be Announced
CSIR NET Exam Date
To be Announced
Results
To be Announced

CSIR NET Registration: 

Aspirants can register by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET NTA. 
Step 2: Click on New Registration.
Step 3: Fill in the required details:

  1. Personal Details
  2. Present Address and Permanent Address
  3. Password
  4. Security Pin

Step 4: Submit the details to receive an Application Number on the registered Mobile Number and Password. 

How to fill-up the CSIR NET Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET NTA. 
Step 2: Click on the tab for "Apply for CSIR NET".
Step 3: Candidates must submit their Application Number, Password, and Security Pin for the Login process. 
Step 4: Candidates will be redirected to the CSIR NET Application Form, wherein they have to fill in the following details:

  1. Education Details
  2. Work Experience Details
  3. Caste Details 

Step 5: After filling up the required information, candidates have to upload the necessary documents for the process. 
Step 6: Candidates should go through the CSIR NET application form and check for any discrepancies before paying the CSIR NET fees and submitting the form. 

CSIR NET Registration Fees: 
Category
Fees (In Rs.)
General Candidates
1,000
OBC and EWS Candidates
500
ST, SC, and PwD Candidates
200

Documents required for the form-Filling process: 

  • Class 10th or equivalent marksheet
  • Class 12th or equivalent marksheet
  • Graduation marksheet
  • Caste Certificate
  • Disability Certificate

CSIR NET Exam Centres: 

There are over 250 CSIR NET exam centres. Following are some of the important things among them: 

Chennai
Mumbai
Bangalore
New Delhi
Pune
Kolkata
Bhubaneswar
Hyderabad
Aizawl
Jaipur
Jammu
Port Blair
Kozhikode
Daman & Diu
Dehradun
Haldwani
Thiruvananthapuram
Lucknow
Solapur
Leh

CSIR NET Syllabus and Books: 

CSIR NET syllabus has been divided according to the subjects for which the exam is being conducted. Below is the detailed CSIR NET syllabus for candidates: 

A) Chemical Sciences: 

Below is the detailed syllabus for chemical sciences: 

1) Inorganic Chemistry:

Chemical Periodicity
Structure and Bonding in Molecules
Concepts of Acids and Bases
Main Group Elements
Transition Elements
Inter-transition elements
Organometallic Compounds
Cages and Metal Clusters
Analytical Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Characteristics of Inorganic Compound
Nuclear Chemistry

2) Physical Chemistry:

Basic Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Structure and Spectroscopy
Approximate Methods of Quantum Mechanics
Chemical Bonding in Diatomics
Chemical Applications of Group Theory
Molecular Spectroscopy
Chemical Thermodynamics
Statistical thermodynamics
Quantum Chemistry
Statistical Mechanics
Equilibrium
Chemical Kinetics

3) Organic Chemistry:

Study of Carbon Compounds
Reagents
Intermediate & Reaction Mechanism
Pericyclic
Photochemistry
Compounds with Nitrogen, Oxygen, Halogens, Phosphorous, Silicon, and Sulphur

Books for Chemical Sciences: 

Books
Author(s)/ Publisher
Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis
William Carruthers
Physical Chemistry
Peter Atkins and Julio De Paula
Inorganic Chemistry
Shriver and Atkins
Organic Chemistry
Jonathan Clayden
Molecular Quantum Mechanics
Peter Atkins

B) Mathematical Sciences:

Analysis
Linear Algebra
Complex Analysis
Algebra
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Linear Integral Equations
Calculus of Variations
Classical Mechanics
Exploratory Data Analysis
Descriptive Statistics

Books for Mathematical Sciences: 

Books
Author(s)/ Publisher
CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences
Alok Kumar
Real Analysis
H L Royden
Classical Mechanics
Herbert Goldstein
Fundamentals of Statistics
S C Gupta

C) Physical Sciences: 

Quantum Mechanics
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
Electronics and Experimental Methods
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Nuclear and Particle Physics

Books for Physical Sciences: 

Books
Author(s)/ Publisher
CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences
Dr Surekha Tomar
Classical Mechanics
J C Upadhya
Mathematical Physics
H K Dass and Rama Verma
Solid State Physics
Neil W Ashcroft

D) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences:

Earth and Solar System
Earth Materials
Surface Features and Processes
Deformation and Tectonics
Oceans and Atmosphere
Environmental Earth Sciences
Geology
Physical Geography
Geophysics
Meteorology
Ocean Sciences
Applied Geology

Books for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences:

Books
Author(s)/ Publisher
CSIR UGC NET Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Surendra Kumar
Earth Science: The Physical Setting
Jeffrey C Callister 
Physical Geography 
Savindra Singh
An Objective Earth Sciences
S Ahmad

E) Life Sciences:

Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
Cellular Organization
Fundamental Process
Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
Developmental Biology
System Physiology
Inheritance Biology
Diversity of Life Forms
Ecological Principles
Evolution and Behaviour
Applied Biology
Methods in Biology

Books for Life Sciences: 

BooksAuthor(s)/ Publisher
Biochemistry
Lubert Stryer and Jeremy M Berg
Plant Physiology
Ross and Salisbury
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
Gerard J Tortora and Sandra R Grabowski 
From Genes to Clones
E L Winnacker

CSIR NET Exam Pattern: 

Chemical Sciences: 

Test Duration
180 Minutes
Exam Mode
Online
Total Number of Questions
120
Total Marks
200
Number of Sections
3
Number of Questions Per Section

Section A: 20

Section B: 40

Section C: 60

Number of Questions to be Attempted

Section A: 15

Section B: 35

Section C: 25

Marking Scheme for Each Section 

Section A: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section B: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section C: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 marks for each wrong answer.

Mathematical Sciences: 

Test Duration
180 Minutes
Exam Mode
Online
Total Number of Questions
120
Total Marks
200
Number of Sections
3
Number of Questions Per Section

Section A: 20

Section B: 40

Section C: 60

Number of Questions to be Attempted

Section A: 15

Section B: 25

Section C: 20

Marking Scheme for Each Section

Section A: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section B: +3 marks for each correct answer and -0.75 marks for each wrong answer.

Section C: +4.75 marks for each correct answer and no negative marking.

Physical Sciences: 

Test Duration
180 Minutes
Exam Mode
Online
Total Number of Questions
75
Total Marks
200
Number of Sections
3
Number of Questions Per Section

Section A: 20

Section B: 25

Section C: 30

Number of Questions to be Attempted

Section A: 15

Section B: 20

Section C: 20

Marking Scheme for Each Section 

Section A: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section B: +3.5 marks for each correct answer and -0.875 marks for each wrong answer.

Section C: +5 marks for each correct answer and -1.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences:

Test Duration
180 Minutes
Test Duration
Online
Total Number of Questions
150
Total Marks
200
Number of Sections
3
Number of Questions Per Section

Section A: 20

Section B: 50

Section C: 80

Number of Questions to be Attempted

Section A: 15

Section B: 35

Section C: 25

Marking Scheme for Each Section 

Section A: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section B: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section C: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1.32 marks for each wrong answer.

Life Sciences: 

Test Duration
180 Minutes
Exam Mode
Online
Total Number of Questions
145
Total Marks
200
Number of Sections
3
Number of Questions Per Section

Section A: 20

Section B: 50

Section C: 75

Number of Questions to be Attempted

Section A: 15

Section B: 35

Section C: 25

Marking Scheme for Each Section 

Section A: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section B: +2 marks for each correct answer and -0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Section C: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 marks for each wrong answer.

CSIR NET Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to prepare for the CSIR NET exam: 

  • Knowledge of Syllabus is a Good Start:
    Ideally, we say knowledge is power, but in the case of CSIR NET, candidates need to have a clear-cut idea of the syllabus to get off to a good start. It will help them prepare the perfect strategy and gather the right resources to power their preparation process for good scores. 

  • Prepare a NEAT PLAN to Prepare:
    Candidates can prepare for CSIR NET by preparing a NEAT PLAN that helps them cater to all the aspects of the exam. They should follow in meticulously and make provisions for any interruptions. 

  • Ace Revision to Ace Exams:
    Revision is one of the most important parts of any exam preparation process, and success is defined by how well candidates have revised the topics and prepared the necessary notes.
    Also, candidates should answer regular mock tests to get a proper hang of the CSIR NET exam pattern and devise a strategy. 

  • Healthiness is the Key:
    Candidates should keep themselves physically as well as mentally fit to prepare well for the exam. They should eat properly and exercise daily to remain fit for the rigorous preparation process. 

CSIR NET Admit Card: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET NTA.
Step 2: Click on the link for the Admit Card. 
Step 3: Login using the credentials. 
Step 4: Candidates can view the admit card and take a printout of the same. 

Candidates have to carry their CSIR NET Admit Card and a Government-approved ID card to their respective exam centres on the day of the exam. 

CSIR NET Answer Key: 

NTA shall release the answer key a few weeks after CSIR NET has been conducted. Following are the steps to download the answer key: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR UGC NET.
Step 2: Click on the link for the CSIR NET Answer Key.
Step 3: Login using the credentials. 
Step 4: Candidates can view the answer key in a PDF format and raise objections to the concerned questions. 

Steps to challenge Answer Key: 

Step 1: Visit the official site of CSIR NET.
Step 2: Click on the link for Answer Key. 
Step 3: Login using your credentials. 
Step 4: Candidates will be able to view the CSIR NET answer key. They can click on the checkbox adjacent to the question, which they wish to challenge. 
Step 5: Candidates have to submit the proof for challenging the question and submit the required fee for challenging the question. 

CSIR NET Results: 

NTA will release the CSIR NET results after it releases the final answer sheet, which it shall do after considering all the objections raised by the candidates. 

Candidates can download their scorecard by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official site of CSIR NET.
Step 2: Click on the link for Exam Results.
Step 3: Login using your credentials. 
Step 4: Candidates will be able to view their scorecard. They can check the details mentioned and download it for further use. 

CSIR NET Eligibility Certificate: 

Qualifying candidates will be issued eligibility certificates by the NTA, after which they can apply for the preferred posts at top universities and colleges in India. 

Following are the steps to download the eligibility certificate: 

Step 1: Visit the official site of CSIR NET.
Step 2: Click on the link for CSIR NET E-certificate.
Step 3: Login using your credentials.
Step 4: Candidates will be able to view the e-certificate. They can check the details mentioned and download it to use for the application process.


FAQs

- Candidates should hold a B.Tech, BE, MBBS, B.Pharm, B.Sc, or M.Sc degree from a recognized university in India. They should be an Indian citizen.

- CSIR NET exam is conducted for aspirants who want to pursue a career as Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Lectureship.

- Duration of the CSIR NET exam is 3 hours and the full mark for the exam is 200.

- CSIR NET exam is conducted online or in a computer-based test mode.

- CSIR NET UGC is conducted in English only.

- Qualifying candidates will be issued a CSIR NET Eligibility Certificate after clearing the exam. It will help them apply to top universities and colleges in India.

- Candidates can access the e-certificate by visiting the official website and logging in using their credentials.

- CSIR NET exam is conducted for the following subjects: a) Chemical Sciences b) Physical Sciences c) Mathematical Sciences d) Life Sciences e) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

- The maximum age limit to apply for JRF is 28 and there is no maximum age limit for the post of Assistant Lecturer.

- UGC NET is conducted for over 80 subjects, while CSIR UGC NET or CSIR NET is conducted for 5 subjects for the same post, i.e. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Lectureship.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for CSIR NET: 

  • Candidates should complete any of the following courses to be eligible for the exams: 
    - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
    - Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
    - Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
    - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
    - Integrated Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) 
    - Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • General and OBC candidates have to pass any one of the above-mentioned courses with an aggregate of 55%, while SC, ST, and PwD candidates have to complete the course with an aggregate of 50%. 
  • Candidates must be an Indian citizen. 
  • The maximum age to apply for JRF is 28. There is no maximum age limit to apply for the post of Assistant Lecturer.





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