CSIR NET LIFE SCIENCES SYLLABUS

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grant Commission (UGC) are holding National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship.

The question paper shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & scheme of exam.

Part A:

Shall be common to all subjects including Engineering Sciences. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

In Engineering Sciences, Part B shall contain questions pertaining to Mathematics & Engineering Aptitude & Part C shall contain subject related multiple choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics in the syllabus.

And for other disciplines:


Part B:

Shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.


Part C:

Shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.


Note:

Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per scheme of Exam

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CSIR NET LIFE SCIENCES EXAM PATTERN

Time: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 200

CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lecturership shall be a Single Paper Test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

The question paper is divided in three parts:

Part A:

This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200.

Part B:

This part shall contain 50 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. A candidate shall be required to answer any 35 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200.

Part C:

This part shall contain 75 questions that are designed to test a candidate knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of four marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.

To enable the candidates to go through the questions, the question paper booklet shall be distributed 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam. The Answer sheet shall be distributed at the scheduled time of the exam.

On completion of the exam i.e. at the scheduled closing time of the exam, the candidates shall be allowed to carry the Question Paper Booklet. No candidate is allowed to carry the Question Paper Booklet in case he/she chooses to leave the test before the scheduled closing time.