(Revised Scheme) CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) :
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
TIME: 3 HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS: 200
From June, 2011 CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior
Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lecturership shall be a Single Paper
Test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The question paper shall be
divided in three parts.
This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General
Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. 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.
This part shall contain 50 Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. 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.
This part shall contain 80 questions that are designed to
test a 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. 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.
- For Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ there will be Negative marking @25% for each wrong
answer. The Negative marking for Part ‘C’ shall be @ 33% for each wrong
- To enable the candidates to go through the questions, the question paper
booklet shall be distributed 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the
exam. The Answer sheet shall be distributed at the scheduled time of the
- On completion of the exam i.e. at the scheduled closing time of the
exam, the candidates shall be allowed to carry the Question Paper Booklet.
No candidate is allowed to carry the Question Paper Booklet in case he/she
chooses to leave the test before the scheduled closing time.
- Model Question Paper is available on HRDG website www.csirhrdg.res.in