CSIR Exam scheme for Life Sciences

CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lecturership shall be a Single Paper Test will be consisting of Multiple Choice Questions. The question paper will be categorised into three main parts-

Part ‘A’

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

Part ‘B’

This part will comprise of 50 Multiple Choice Questions, Basically it will cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. A candidate needs to answer any of the 35 questions. Each question will carry two marks. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200.

Part ‘C’

This part will comprise of 75 questions that are aimed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific basics and application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be analytical in nature where a candidate is expected to use the scientific knowledge to get the the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate needs to answer any 25 questions. Each question will carry four marks. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

  • Negative marking will be there for every wrong answer marked at a rate of 25%.
  • The question paper booklet shall be distributed 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam, So that the candidates can go through with the questions once. However, The Answer sheet will be given at the scheduled time of the exam.
  • When the exam get over i.e.. At the scheduled closing time of the exam, the candidates can take the Question Paper Booklet with them, But No candidate is allowed to take the Question Paper Booklet in case he or she chooses to leave the test before the closing time.

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