CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021: Negative Marking, Scheme, Total Marks, Distribution

Exam Date

Jul 19, 2021

Result Date

Aug 6, 2021

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CSIR NET 2021 will be conducted through Online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). The question paper will be an objective type i.e. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). There will be a total of 3 sections in each topic which include Part A, Part B, and Part C.

General Aptitude with emphasis on Logical Reasoning, Graphical Analysis, Analytical and Numerical Ability, Quantitative Comparison, Series Formation, Puzzles, etc. The CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 for each subject is given below in detail.

CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Subject related to Conventional Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's) are analytical in nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.

The time given to complete the CSIR NET examination will be 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes. The morning session  begins at 9:30 A.M. and ends at 12:30 P.M. The timing of the afternoon session is 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. The question paper will be in English and Hindi medium. But you have to choose the language of the exam while filling the application form itself.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern Details
Particulars Details
Conducted for Lectureship in Science streams Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based test (CBT)
Type of Question Objective - MCQs
Exam Duration 3 Hours or 180 Minutes
Timings Morning Session: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Afternoon Session: 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Date of Exam Jul 19, 2021
Subjects Life Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
Type of Questions 120 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response
Total Marks 200 (For Each Section)
Paper Medium English and Hindi

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 for Chemical Sciences 

The CSIR NET exam pattern for chemical science is divided into three parts. Please find the detailed information on the same below.

CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern for Chemical Sciences
Particulars

Details

Part A
  • Subjects: Part A shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part B shall contain 40 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part C shall contain 60 questions that are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

  • Question Type: 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.

  • Marking Scheme: 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.

Negative Marking

For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science

The table below gives you detailed information on the CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science. The exam will be divided into three sections, and marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science
Particulars

Details

Part A
  • Subjects: Part A shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part B shall contain 50 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part C shall contain 80 questions that are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

  • Questions Type: 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.

  • Marking Scheme: A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of 4 marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

Negative Marking

For Part A and B: For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted.

For Part C: For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted.


CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern for Life Science

CSIR NET exam pattern for Life Sciences will also have three sections, please find the details below.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Life Science
Particulars

Details

Part A
  • Subjects: Part A shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part B shall contain 50 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part C shall contain 75 questions that are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

  • Questions Type: 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.

  • Marking Scheme: 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.

Negative Marking

For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted.


CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern for Mathematical Science

The exam pattern for CSIR NET Mathematical science is given below. The exam will consist of three sections with negative marking in Part A and B. Part C will not attract any negative marking.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Mathematical Science
Particulars

Details

Part A
  • Subjects: Part A shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part B shall contain 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

  • Marking Scheme: A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of three marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 75 out of 200.

Part C
  • Subjects: Part C shall contain 60 questions that are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
  • Questions Type: 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.

  • Paper Pattern: The questions in this part shall have multiple correct options. Credit in a question shall be given only on identification of ALL the correct options. No credit shall be allowed in a question if any incorrect option is marked as the correct answer. No partial credit is allowed.

  • Marking Scheme: A candidate shall be required to answer any 20 questions. Each question shall be of 4.75 marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 95 out of 200.

Negative Marking

For Part A and B: For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted.

For Part C: No deduction of marks for incorrect answers


CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern for Physical Sciences

The CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern for Physical Sciences will have three sections like the rest of the exam and will include negative marking for every wrong answer that the candidates attempts.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern for Physical Sciences
Particulars

Details

Part A
  • Subjects: Part A shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

  • Marking Scheme: 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
  • Subjects: Part B shall contain 25 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) generally covering the topics given in Part A (CORE) of the syllabus.

  • Marking Scheme: Each question shall be of 3.5 Marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. Candidates are required to answer any 20 questions.
Part C
  • Subjects: Part C shall contain 30 questions from Part B (Advanced) and Part A that are designed to test a candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.

  • Question Type: 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.

  • Marking Scheme: A candidate shall be required to answer any 20. Each question shall be of 5 Marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

Negative Marking

For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks will be deducted.

CSIR NET Recommended Books

To prepare better for the exam, apart from having proper knowledge of the CSIR NET Exam Pattern, students will also need some books which will help during the preparation. Some of the recommended books for CSIR NET preparation are given below in the table. 

CSIR NET Reference Books
Microbiology L.M. Prescott, J.P. Harley, and D.A. Klein

Life Sciences Fundamentals and Practice, Part-I

Pranav Kumar & Usha Mina

Plant Tissue Culture

M.K. Razdan

Ecology and Environment

PD Sharma

Biochemistry

Lubert Stryer, J.M., Berg and J.L. Tymoczk

UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Chemical Science

Dr. Aditya Tomar

CSIR-UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET Chemical Sciences

Dr. Hemant Kulshrestha

CSIR-UGC NET (Chemical Science) I & II Guide: Joint Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship

RPH Publication

-UGC NET: Chemical Sciences: Previous Papers (Solved) and 25 Practice Sets

RPH Editorial

UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science

W. Malemnganba Chenglei

Joint CSIR-UGC NET (Physical Science) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide)

Mitesh Chakraborty

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences

Dr. Surekha Tomar

Joint CSIR UGC-NET: Physical Science (Part-A, B & C) Previous Years'Papers & 10 Practice Sets (Solved)

RPH Editorial Board

Physical Sciences Csir-Jrf-Net Gate

Tomar

Mathematical Sciences for UGC-CSIR Junior Research

Alok Kumar

CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Science

R Gupta

UGC-CSIR NET/ SET (JRF & LS) Mathematical Science

Pawan Sharma, Anshuman, Suraj Singh

Name of the Books Authors

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