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CSIR stands for Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). It is a premier national R&D organisation and is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organisation. CSIR conducts the Joint CSIR UGC NET, which is a national level entrance examination in the field of Science including Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences.

Eligibility for CSIR NET

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.

Paper pattern of CSIR -UGC NET

The exam is conducted for the following subjects:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • The duration of the exam will be three hours.
Sections Topics Number of Questions Marks
Part A General Aptitude 20 30
Part B Subject (Core) 25 70
Part C Subject (Advanced) 30 100
Total Marks 200
  • The CSIR JRF exam comprises an objective type test
  • There will be three parts in the CSIR UGC exam i.e. Part A, B & C
  • Part A will comprise of General Aptitude i.e. Logical Reasoning, Graphical Analysis, Analytical and Numerical Ability,
  • Quantitative Comparison, Series Formation, Puzzles, etc.
  • Part B will consist of subject related Multiple Choice Questions
  • The total number of marks for the CSIR JRF NET exam is 200 marks
  • There will be 0.5 negative marking for the wrong answer
Description Details
Name of the Organization Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Name of the Exam CSIR UGC NET Exam for JRF/ Lecturers (LS)
Category Syllabus
Official Site www.csirhrdg.res.in

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