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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2021 Syllabus for Forensic Science

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NTA (UGC) NET Forensic Science Syllabus 2012

Code No. 82

Subject: Forensic Science


  • There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET Forensic Science Paper II NTA (UGC) NET Forensic Science Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Forensic Science Paper II and Paper III


  • Electrophoresis: Definitions, History and Development
  • Crime Scene Management and Investigation; Collection, Preservation, Packing and Forwarding of Physical and Trace evidences for analysis
  • Legal and Court Procedure pertaining to Expert Testimony


  • Microscopy: Polarising, Comparison, Stereoscopic, Fluorescent and Electron Microscopes
  • Spectrophotometry: U. V. Visible, IR atomic absorption
  • Neutron Activation Analysis
  • X-rays
  • NMR
  • Chromatographic Techniques: TLC, GLC, GCMS, HPLC
  • Electrophoresis: High and Low voltage electrophoresis, Gel electrophoresis and Immunoelectrophoresis


  • Fresh blood-Grouping and typing of fresh blood samples including enzyme types
  • Analysis of stains of blood and allied body fluids for their groups and enzyme tests
  • Cases of disputed paternity and maternity problems
  • DNA profiling


  • Analysis of illicit liquor including methyl and ethyl alcohol and alcohol in body fluids and breathe
  • Analysis of petroleum products
  • Chemical examination and Physiology/Pharmacology of:
  • Insecticides and Pesticides
  • Psychotropic Drugs: Sedatives, stimulants, opiates and drugs of abuse
  • Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Poisons from viscera, tissues and body fluids


  • Classification of fire arms, ammunition and their compositions
  • Comparison and Identification of Cartridges, Bullets and Fire arms
  • Country made fire arms, Velocity, Penetration, Dispersion, Recochet, Accidental Discharge, Determination of Range
  • Bombs and Explosives: Composition, Ignition, Combustion and Detonation Examination of country made bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)


  • Identification of hair, determination of species origin, sex, site and individual identification from hair
  • Classification and Identification of fibres
  • Examination and identification of Saliva, Urine, Faecal matter and Milk
  • Examination and Identification of Semen stains including the species origin and individual characteristics


  • Physical analysis of the following: Soil, Glass, Paints, Laquers, Cement, Inks, Paper, Tool marks, Tyre Marks, Shoe Prints, Forensic examination of vehicles in cases of accident


  • Identification of individuals from bodily features Examination and identification of deceased from Skeletal remains Identification and individualization from foot prints Identification and individualization from teeth


  • Preliminary examination of documents
  • Identification of hand-writing, signatures and detection of forgeries
  • Anonymous and disguised writings
  • Reproduction of documents through photographic and mechanical means and their examination
  • Physical and chemical erasures, obliterations, additions, alterations, indentations, secret writings and charred documents
  • Inks, papers and their scientific examinations including instrumental analysis
  • Age of documents
  • Examination of typescripts, printed matter including currency notes and lottery tickets and mechanical impressions
  • History, classification, search, lifting and examination of fingerprints
  • Development of latent fingerprints by various methods
  • Single digit classification and examination of chance prints
  • Crime records and computerization of fingerprints


  • Medicolegal aspects of wounds
  • Post-mortem Examination and PM changes
  • Asphyxial Death
  • Sexual offences
  • Infanticide
  • Forensic psychiatry and lye detection

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