Scheme of Examination

With the introduction of new Syllabus and scheme: The paper format will comprises of 3 papers whereby the Paper I section A will have the introductory paper which aims to test the basics of science and computers. This part is common to all the candidates who are giving NET. There will be aggregate 40 objective type questions in Part ‘A’ of Paper I. Candidates need to answer any of the 25 questions. If a candidate will give the answer of more than 25 questions However they will not get more marks for that, But only the first 25 answers will be taken into consideration.

All questions shall be of 2 marks each.

Negative marking is there in the question paper for wrong answers answered.

New Scheme

The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test is stated below:

  • The test paper with MCQ for each subject shall carry total 200 marks.
  • The duration of the exam will be of 3 hours.
  • The question paper is divided into 3 parts.
    1. Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Aptitude. The candidates need to answer any of the 15 questions of two marks each. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
    2. Part ‘B’ shall have subject-related conventional MCQs. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20 − 35.
    3. Part ‘C’ shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and application of the scientific concepts. The questions here shall be more of analytical nature, A candidate is expected to use wisely his or her scientific knowledge to arrive at a conclusion for the specific scientific problem. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.
  • Negative marking will be prevail for the wrong answers, it will be@25%.

New Syllabus

Outstanding students arte will be selected for the JRF, The selected students among these will again get shortlist for the SPM Fellowship. SPM call is made for the top 20% of the NET JRF candidates as well as the examination is conducted for only one time in a year at the various research institutes of CSIR.