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About CSIR NET Exam

National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted the CSIR UGC NET Exam 2023 on 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023 and the CSIR UGC NET Result has been released on 25th July 2023. NTA invites applications from interested and eligible candidates every year who aspires for the Junior Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professor in the esteemed universities and colleges of India. Candidates holding a Master's Degree/Post-Graduation in the Science stream can appear for the CSIR NET Exam. All the detailed information about CSIR UGC NET 2023 is uploaded on the official website or for your convenience, we have also updated this space with the latest information.


CSIR NET Exam Date

The CSIR UGC NET Exam Date 2023 is announced on the official website and we have updated all the important dates related to the application process, exam date, admit card release, result, and more in the below table-
 

Events Dates
CSIR NET Notification 2023 10th March 2023
CSIR NET Application form 2023 10th March 2023
Last date for submission of the application fee 17th April 2023(5:00 p.m.)
Last date for submission with late application fee 17th April 2023(11:59 p.m.)
CSIR NET Application correction window 12th April 2023-18th April 2023
CSIR NET Admit card 2023 03rd June 2023
CSIR NET Exam Date 2023 6th, 7th and 8th June 2023
CSIR NET Result 2023 25th July 2023
Official website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/  OR  https://nta.ac.in/

CSIR NET Eligibility

The basic CSIR NET eligibility criteria 2022 that candidates must fulfil are mentioned below:

Educational Qualification 2022
  • Candidates should have obtained a degree in BTech/BE/BPharma/MBBS/BS (four years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc with a minimum of 55 per cent marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC (50 per cent for SC/ST, Third gender and PwD). 
     

Age Limit 2022
  • To apply for CSIR NET JRF, candidates should be maximum of 28 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxable for up to 5 years for SC/ST/Third gender/PwD/Females and up to 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 

  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the post of Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor


CSIR NET Admit Card

The CSIR NET admit card 2022 will be released by the NTA around three to four days before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - csirnet.nta.nic.in.

  • Click on the admit card link.

  • Enter the application number, password and security pin.

  • Download the admit card.

  • Take a printout.


CSIR NET Selection

CSIR UGC NET selection process includes the following stages:

  • CSIR NET application form: All interested and eligible candidates need to fill CSIR NET application form by visiting the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET admit card: CSIR UGC NET admit card is released for candidates who successfully submit the application form and pay the exam fee. The admit card is released on the official website of the exam

  • CSIR NET Exam: Candidates need to appear for the CSIR UGC NET exam as per the date and time mentioned on the admit card. CSIR NET is typically conducted twice a year in the months of June and December

  • CSIR NET result: The result for CSIR NET is declared on the official website. Candidates qualifying the NET exam get eligible for JRF or lectureship.


CSIR NET Syllabus

The syllabus for all five subjects of the CSIR NET exam is given below:

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

CSIR NET Syllabus 2023: Part A

The CSIR NET syllabus of Part A of all five subjects is the same. Part A contains questions related to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analysis and Research Aptitude. Part A contains 20 MCQs and candidates are required to answer any 15 questions. Each question carries two marks. The total marks allocated to Part A are 30 out of the total 200. Have a look at the syllabus of Part A below:

Section

Topics

Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Syllogisms

  • Analogies

  • Directions

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Classification

  • Alphabet Series

  • Symbols and Notations

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Number Series

  • Blood Relationships

  • Arrangements

  • Statements

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Non-verbal Reasoning

  • Visual Ability

  • Graphical Analysis

  • Data Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplifications

  • Number System

  • Average

  • Algebra

  • PercentageTime & Work

  • Simple & Compound Interest

  • Time & Speed

  • HCF, LCM Problems

  • Area

  • Profit & Loss

  • Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Permutation & Combination

Data Interpretation & Graphical Analysis

  • Mean

  • Median

  • Mode

  • Measures of Dispersion

  • Graphical Analysis: Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie-Chart and Tabulation


CSIR NET Syllabus 2023: Part B & C

The CSIR NET Part B and C syllabus differs subject-wise. Candidates can read the subject-wise CSIR NET Syllabus 2023 in this article. CSIR NET Syllabus for Parts B & C is very crucial for the candidates as this part remains the important factor in the CSIR NET Exam.
 

CSIR NET Earth Sciences Syllabus 2023

Have a look at Part B and C of CSIR NET syllabus for Earth Sciences below. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Part A and B and 33 per cent in Part C for each wrong answer.

Part B

  • The Earth and the Solar System

  • Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes

  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics

  • Oceans and Atmosphere

  • Environmental Earth Sciences
     

Part C

  • Geology - Mineralogy and Petrology

  • Geology - Structural Geology and Geotectonics

  • Geology - Paleontology and its Applications

  • Geology - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

  • Geology - Marine Geology and Paleoceanography

  • Geology - Geochemistry

  • Geology - Economic Geology

  • Geology - Precambrian Geology and Crustal Evolution

  • Geology - Quaternary Geology

  • Geology - Applied Geology

  • Geology - Physical Geography

  • Geology - Geophysics

  • Geology - Meteorology

  • Geology - Ocean Sciences
     

CSIR NET Physical Sciences Syllabus 2023

Have a look at Part B and C of the CSIR NET syllabus for Physical Sciences below. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent for each wrong answer.

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Theory

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
     

CSIR NET Chemical Sciences Syllabus 2023

Have a look at Part B and C of the CSIR NET syllabus for Chemical Sciences below. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent for each wrong answer.

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology

  • Catalysis and Green Chemistry

  • Medicinal Chemistry

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

  • Environmental Chemistry
     

CSIR NET Life Sciences Syllabus 2023

Have a look at Part B and C of the CSIR NET syllabus for Life Sciences below. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent for each wrong answer.

  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

  • Cellular Organization

  • Fundamental Processes

  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

  • Developmental Biology

  • System Physiology – Plant

  • System Physiology – Animal

  • Inheritance Biology

  • Diversity of Life Forms

  • Ecological Principles

  • Evolution and Behavior

  • Applied Biology

  • Methods in Biology

CSIR NET Mathematical Sciences Syllabus 2023

Have a look at Part B and C of the CSIR NET syllabus for Mathematical Sciences below. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Parts A and B and there is no negative marking for Part C.

  • Analysis

  • Linear Algebra

  • Complex Analysis

  • Algebra

  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)

  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

  • Numerical Analysis

  • Calculus of Variations

  • Linear Integral Equations

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Descriptive Statistics, Exploratory Data Analysis


CSIR NET Exam Pattern

Before going through the detailed CSIR NET exam pattern 2023, let us have a look at the major highlights of the exam below.

Particulars

CSIR Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Exam duration

3 hours

Number of subjects

5

Name of subjects

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

Total questions to attempt

  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences: 75 MCQs
  • Chemical Sciences: 75 MCQs
  • Life Sciences: 75 MCQs
  • Mathematical Sciences: 60 MCQs
  • Physical Sciences: 55 MCQs

Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

200

Marking scheme

  • +2 for the correct answer
  • Negative marking of 25 per cent (33 per cent for some parts)

Language of paper

English and Hindi


CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2023: Subject-Wise

The CSIR NET exam pattern 2023 varies for all five subjects. The subject-wise exam pattern of the CSIR NET question paper is given below:
 

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Chemical Sciences

In the CSIR NET Chemical Sciences paper, candidates need to attempt a total of 75 MCQs combinedly from Part A, B and C. Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage and each question in Part C carries four marks. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent for wrong answers. Have a look at the detailed CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Chemical Sciences below.

Particulars

Part A

Part B

Part C

Total

Total Questions

20

40

60

120

Max no of questions to attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for each correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking of 25%

0.5

0.5

1

-


CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Earth Sciences

In the CSIR NET Earth Sciences paper, candidates need to attempt a total of 75 MCQs combinedly from Part A, B and C. Each question in Part A and B carries two marks and each question in Part C carries four marks. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Part A and B and 33 per cent in Part C for each incorrect answer. Have a look at the CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Earth Sciences below.

Particulars

Part A

Part B

Part C

Total

Total Questions

20

50

80

150

Max no of questions to attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for each correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking- 25% in Part A & B and 33% in Part C

0.5

0.5

1.32

-


CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Life Sciences

In the CSIR NET Life Sciences paper, candidates need to attempt a total of 75 MCQs combinedly from Part A, B and C. Each question in Part A and B carries two marks and each question in Part C carries four marks. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Part A, B and C for each incorrect answer. Have a look at the CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Life Sciences below.

Particulars

Part A

Part B

Part C

Total

Total Questions

20

50

75

145

Max no of questions to attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for each correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking of 25% in Part A, B & C

0.5

0.5

1

-


CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Mathematical Sciences

CSIR NET Mathematical Sciences paper contains 120 MCQs out of which candidates need to attempt 60 questions. Candidates need to complete the exam in three hours duration. Each question in Part A carries 2 marks, each question in Part B carries 3 marks and each question in Part C carries 4.75 marks. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Part A and B for each incorrect answer and there is no negative marking in Part C. Have a look at the CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Mathematical Sciences below.

Particulars

Part A

Part B

Part C

Total

Total Questions

20

40

60

120

Max no of questions to attempt

15

25

20

60

Marks for each correct answer

2

3

4.75

200

Negative marking in Part A & B of 25% and no negative marking in Part C

0.5

0.75

0

-


CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Physical Sciences

CSIR NET Physical Sciences paper contains 75 MCQs out of which candidates need to attempt 55 questions. Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage and each question in Part B and C carries a weightage of 3.5 and five marks, respectively. There is a negative marking of 25 per cent in Part A, B and C for each wrong answer. Here is the detailed CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Physical Sciences.

Particulars

Part A

Part B

Part C

Total

Total Questions

20

25

30

75

Max no of questions to attempt

15

20

20

55

Marks for each correct answer

2

3.5

5

200

Negative marking of 25%

0.5

0.875

1.25

-


CSIR NET Cut off

The CSIR NET cut off 2022 will be released by the CSIR after the declaration of the result. The cut off marks are released separately for all five papers- Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences. Candidates can download the CSIR UGC NET cut off by following the given steps:

  • Visit the official website of CSIR - csirhrdg.res.in.
  • Click on the 'Cut-off' link available under the News & Announcement section.
  • Download and save the CSIR NET cut off list.

CSIR NET How to Apply

Candidates must carefully read the guidelines before filing the CSIR NET 2023 Application Form. The application form must be filled out completely and accurately by candidates. If not, their application might be turned down.
 

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET, i.e. csirnet.nta.nic.in.
  • Step 2: Click on the Registration for CSIR NET 2023 link.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'New Registration' button.
  • Step 4: Enter your details and fill up the online application form.
  • Step 5: Once the registration is complete, you will be assigned an Application Number.
  • Step 6: Fill out the Application Form carefully.
  • Step 7: The next step is to pay the fee online.
  • Step 8: Print the confirmation page and final application form for future reference.
 
Application Fee

The applicants have to pay the CSIR NET application fee online mode via debit card/credit card/internet banking. The category-wise application fee is as follows.

Category CSIR NET Application Fee
General Rs. 1100
EWSOBC – Non-creamy layer Rs. 550
SC/ST/Third Gender Rs. 275
PwD NIL

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CSIR NET Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CSIR NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CSIR NET exam. The syllabus of CSIR NET comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CSIR NET syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CSIR NET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CSIR NET exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the CSIR NET Exam?
A. To prepare for CSIR NET exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download CSIR NET Exam Syllabus PDF?
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