(Scheme) CSIR-National Eligibility Test (NET) Exam

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 areas: -

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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