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About CSIR NET General Aptitude 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 General Aptitude 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
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CSIR NET General Aptitude Eligibility

For an applicant to appear in the CSIR NET 2023 examination has to follow the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

Parameters Eligibility
Nationality  Indian citizen
Upper Age Limit  JRF- 28 years 
Lectureship- No age limit
Education Qualification
  1. 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.
  2. 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)

CSIR NET General Aptitude Admit Card

The CSIR NET 2022 Admit Card for Lectureship and JRF was released on September 13, 2022. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the CSIR NET Admit Card.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CSIR NET.
  • Step 2: Click on the Download Admit Card link/tab.
  • Step 3: Enter your application number, date of birth/ password, and security code.
  • Step 4: Log in to download the CSIR NET admit card.

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CSIR NET General Aptitude Selection

Aspirants must acquaint themselves with the latest CSIR NET selection process recently revised by the CSIR through notification. Knowledge of various stages helps candidates mentally prepare for the upcoming round of the CSIR NET exam, and this help in devising a better strategy for the exam. The following stages are involved in the selection process:

  • CSIR NET Application Form: The first and foremost step is to complete the CSIR NET June 2022 application form correctly before the last date.
  • CSIR NET Admit Card: NTA will release admit card 3-4 days before the exam on the official portal for all the candidates who have submitted the application form.
  • CSIR UGC NET Exam: Online exam held on the scheduled date and time. The CSIR NET exam is conducted twice a year, i.e., in June and December, but it will be conducted thrice this year.
  • CSIR NET Result: After evaluating the candidate's responses and challenges, the NTA releases the CSIR UGC NET result.
  • CSIR NET e-certification: NTA released the CSIR NET certificates for all the candidates who had qualified for the JRF and Lectureships.

CSIR NET General Aptitude Syllabus

The examination is divided into three parts, Part A, Part B and Part C. The syllabus for Part A is common, but for Part B, it varies subject wise. In this article, we have segregated the CSIR NET Exam syllabus for your better understanding. Go through the CSIR NET Syllabus carefully

Syllabus For Part A

The CSIR NET Part-A Syllabus is common for all papers. It has two sections, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude. The important topics for both sections are mentioned below.

Subjects Syllabus
  • Blood Relationships
  • Arrangements
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Directions
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Statements
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Non-verbal Reasoning
  • Visual Ability
  • Graphical Analysis
  • Classification
  • Alphabet Series
  • Symbols and Notations
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Number Series
  • Data Analysis
Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis
  • Simplifications
  • Number System
  • Average
  • Algebra
  • Percentage, Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Speed
  • HCF, LCM Problems
  • Area
  • Profit & Loss
  • Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Inheritance Biology
  • System Physiology – Plant
  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Applied Biology
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Methods in Biology
  • System Physiology – Animal
  • Developmental Biology

CSIR NET General Aptitude Exam Pattern

In the table mentioned-below, we have mentioned the details of the General aptitude exam pattern for better understanding. 

Section Part A Part B Part C Total

Total Questions





Maximum Questions to attempt





Maximum Marks





Correct Answer marks




Deduction for every wrong Answer 




  • There are a total 145 MCQs in this question paper out of which candidates need to attempt 75 questions in a duration of 3 hours.
  •  Part A and B carries weightage of 2 Marks whereas part C carries 4 marks weightage. 
  • The negative scheme for part A and B is 0.5 marks and one mark in part C of the exam. 

CSIR NET General Aptitude How to Apply

Candidates must carefully read the guidelines before filing the CSIR NET 2022 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.
  • Step 2: Click on the Registration for CSIR NET 2022 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 CSIR UGC NET 2022 application fee must be paid online by a Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm Gateway. The category-wise NTA CSIR NET Application Fee 2022 is mentioned below.




₹ 1000/-


₹ 500/-


₹ 250/-



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) CSIR NET General Aptitude Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of CSIR NET General Aptitude Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the CSIR NET General Aptitude exam. The syllabus of CSIR NET General Aptitude comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of CSIR NET General Aptitude syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of CSIR NET General Aptitude Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the CSIR NET General Aptitude 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 General Aptitude Exam?
A. To prepare for CSIR NET General Aptitude 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 General Aptitude Exam Syllabus PDF?
A. Candidates can download CSIR NET General Aptitude exam syllabus PDF from our website for free. Candidates need to only register with us to download the exam syllabus.

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