CSIR Exam scheme for Physical Sciences

CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship 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 consist of 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. A candidate needs 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 consist of 25 Multiple Choice Questions, Basically it will cover all the topics mentioned in the Part ‘A’ (CORE) of syllabus. Each question will carry 3.5 Marks. The aggregate marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. A candidate needs to answer any of the 20 questions.

Part ‘C’

This part will consist of 30 questions from Part ‘B’ (Advanced) and Part ‘A’ that are aimed to test the candidate's knowledge of scientific basics and application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be analytical in nature where a candidate needs to use the scientific knowledge to get the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate needs to answer any of the 20 questions. Each question will carry 5 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 the rate of 25%.
  • The question paper booklet shall be given 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam, So that the candidates can go through with the questions once, But the Answer sheet shall be given at the scheduled time of the exam.
  • Once the exam get over i.e.. At the scheduled closing time of the exam, the candidates shall be allowed to take the Question Paper Booklet with them. No candidate can carry the Question Paper Booklet, If in case he or she chooses to leave the test before the closing time.

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