(Revised Scheme) CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) :
TIME: 3 HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS: 200
CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior ResearFellowship 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 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. 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.
This part shall contain 60 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. 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 correct answer. No partial credit
is allowed. 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.
- For Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ there will be Negative marking @25% for each wrong
answer. No Negative marking for Part ‘C’.
- 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