Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Human Resource Development Group
Exam Scheme For Single Paper CSIR-NET Exam
CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Science stream is conducted by CSIR in the following
The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below:-
- The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
- The exam shall be for duration of three hours.
- The question paper shall be divided in three parts
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
shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks
allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total 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.
Part 'C' shall contain higher value questions that may test
the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the
scientific concepts. 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. The total marks allocated to this
section shall be 100 out of 200.
Negative marking for wrong answers.
NB: In all the subject areas of the NET the actual number of questions
asked and to be attempted in each section may vary from exam to exam.
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