CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  Download Sectionwise Syllabus
CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  National Testing agency (NTA) has prescribed NET Physics 2020 syllabus for all the candidates willing to take Maths. NET Physics syllabus has been prescribed in the form of PDF containing all important topics from which questions are asked. By going through the CSIR NET syllabus, candidates will be able to make a schedule to study. NTA conducts CSIR NET exam to determine the eligibility of the candidates as Assistant Professors and award Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in faculty of Science. According to the exam pattern of CSIR NET, the test is conducted for 5 subjects which are Physical Science, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. To know all the topics from NET Physics Syllabus, go through the articles below.
CSIR UGC NET 2020 dates have not been announced yet. However, the test was earlier scheduled on July 5 which was later postponed due to the corona virus outbreak. The new dates will be announced by the National Testing Agency on their official website.
CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  Dates
Get the details about the CSIR NET exam dates and other event related dates in the table below:
CSIR CSIR NET Important Dates
Events  Dates for June 2020 
Start date of application form  March 16, 2020 
Last date of fill application form  June 30, 2020 (5:00 pm) 
Application form edit dates  To be notified 
Admit card download date  To be notified 
CSIR NET 2020 exam date  To be notified 
Result declaration date  To be notified 
Syllabus of CSIR NET Physics:
Section A ‘Core’
Section B ‘Advanced’
NET Physics Syllabus  Core  Syllabus of NET Physics  Advanced 


CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  Core
1) Mathematical Methods of Physics
Dimensional analysis
Vector algebra and vector calculus.
Linear algebra
Matrices CayleyHamilton Theorem
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Linear ordinary differential equations of first & second order
Special functions (Hermite, Bessel, Laguerre and Legendre functions)
Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms
Elements of complex analysis, analytic functions
Taylor & Laurent series; residues, poles and evaluation of integrals.
Elementary probability theory, random variables, binomial
Poisson and normal distributions.
Central limit theorem.
2) Classical Mechanics
Newton’s laws
Dynamical systems
Phase space dynamics, stability analysis.
Central force motions.
Two body Collisions  scattering in laboratory and Centre of mass frames.
Rigid body dynamics moment of inertia tensor.
Noninertial frames and pseudo forces.
Variational principle.
Generalized coordinates.
Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism and equations of motion.
Conservation laws and cyclic coordinates.
Periodic motion: small oscillations, normal modes.
Special theory of relativity
Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics and mass–energy equivalence
3) Electromagnetic Theory
Electrostatics: Gauss’s law and its applications
Laplace and Poisson equations, boundary value problems.
Magnetostatics: BiotSavart law, Ampere's theorem.
Electromagnetic induction.
Maxwell's equations in free space and linear isotropic media; boundary conditions on the fields at interfaces.
Scalar and vector potentials, gauge invariance.
Electromagnetic waves in free space.
Dielectrics and conductors.
Reflection and refraction, polarization, Fresnel’s law, interference, coherence, and diffraction. Dynamics of charged particles in static and uniform electromagnetic fields.
4) Quantum Mechanics
Waveparticle duality.
Schrödinger equation (timedependent and timeindependent).
Eigenvalue problems (harmonic oscillator, particle in a box, etc.).
Tunneling through a barrier.
Wavefunction in coordinate and momentum representations.
Commutators and Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
Dirac notation for state vectors.
Motion in a central potential: orbital angular momentum, angular momentum algebra, spin, addition of angular momenta; Hydrogen atom.
SternGerlach experiment.
Time Independent perturbation theory and applications.
Variational method.
Time dependent perturbation theory and Fermi's golden rule, selection rules
Identical particles
Pauli exclusion principle, spinstatistics connection.
5) Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
Laws of thermodynamics and their consequences.
Thermodynamic potentials
Maxwell relations, chemical potential, phase equilibria.
Phase space, micro and macrostates.
Microcanonical, canonical and grandcanonical ensembles and partition functions.
Free energy and its connection with thermodynamic quantities.
Classical and quantum statistics.
Ideal Bose and Fermi gases.
Principle of detailed balance.
Blackbody radiation and Planck's distribution law.
6) Electronics and Experimental Methods
Semiconductor devices (transistors, diodes, junctions, field effect devices, homo and heterojunction devices), device characteristics, device structure, frequency dependence and applications.
Optoelectronic devices (solar cells, photodetectors, LEDs).
Operational amplifiers and their applications.
Digital techniques and applications (counters, registers, comparators and similar circuits).
A/D and D/A converters.
Microprocessor and microcontroller basics.
Data interpretation and analysis.
Precision and accuracy.
Error analysis, propagation of errors.
Least Squares fitting,
CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  Advanced
1) Mathematical Methods of Physics
Green’s function.
Partial differential equations (Wave, Laplace and heat equations in two and three dimensions).
Elements of computational techniques: root of functions, interpolation, extrapolation, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
Solution of first order differential equation using RungeKutta method.
Finite difference methods.
Tensors
Introductory group theory: SU(2), O(3).
2) Classical Mechanics
Dynamical systems,
Phase space dynamics, stability analysis.
Poisson brackets and canonical transformations.
Symmetry, invariance and Noether’s theorem.
HamiltonJacobi theory.
3) Electromagnetic Theory
Dispersion relations in plasma.
Lorentz invariance of Maxwell’s equation.
Transmission lines and wave guides.
Radiation from moving charges and dipoles and retarded potentials.
4) Quantum Mechanics
Spinorbit coupling, fine structure.
WKB approximation.
Elementary theory of scattering: phase shifts, partial waves,
Born approximation.
Relativistic quantum mechanics: KleinGordon and Dirac equations.
Semiclassical theory of radiation.
5) Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
First and secondorder phase transitions.
Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism.
Ising model.
BoseEinstein condensation.
Diffusion equation.
Random walk and Brownian motion.
Introduction to nonequilibrium processes.
6) Electronics and Experimental Methods
Linear and nonlinear curve fitting, chisquare test.
Transducers (magnetic fields, temperature, optical, pressure/vacuum, vibration, and particle detectors).
Measurement and control.
Signal conditioning and recovery.
Impedance matching, amplification (Opamp based, instrumentation amp, feedback), shielding, filtering and noise reduction, and grounding.
Fourier transforms, lockin detector, boxcar integrator, modulation techniques.
High frequency devices (including generators and detectors).
7) Atomic & Molecular Physics
Quantum states of an electron in an atom.
Electron spin.
Spectrum of helium and alkali atom.
Relativistic corrections for energy levels of hydrogen atom, hyperfine structure and isotopic shift, width of spectral lines, LS & JJ couplings.
Zeeman, PaschenBach & Stark effects.
Electron spin resonance.
Nuclear magnetic resonance, chemical shift.
FrankCondon principle.
BornOppenheimer approximation.
Electronic, vibrational, rotational, selection rules, and Raman spectra of diatomic molecules. Lasers: spontaneous and stimulated emission,
Einstein A & B coefficients.
Optical pumping, population inversion, rate equation.
Modes of resonators and coherence length.
8) Condensed Matter Physics
Bravais lattices.
Reciprocal lattice.
Diffraction and the structure factor.
Bonding of solids.
Elastic properties, phonons, lattice specific heat.
Free electron theory and electronic specific heat.
Response and relaxation phenomena.
Drude model of electrical and thermal conductivity.
Hall effect and thermoelectric power.
Electron motion in a periodic potential, band theory of solids: metals, insulators and semiconductors.
Superconductivity: typeI and typeII superconductors.
Josephson junctions.
Superfluidity.
Defects and dislocations.
Ordered phases of matter: translational and orientational order, kinds of liquid crystalline order. Quasicrystals.
9) Nuclear and Particle Physics
Basic nuclear properties: shape, size, and charge distribution, spin and parity.
Binding energy, semi empirical mass formula, liquid drop model.
Nature of the nuclear force, form of nucleonnucleon potential, chargeindependence and chargesymmetry of nuclear forces.
Deuteron problem.
Evidence of shell structure, singleparticle shell model, its validity and limitations.
Rotational spectra.
Elementary ideas of alpha, beta and gamma decays and their selection rules.
Fission and fusion.
Nuclear reactions, reaction mechanism, compound nuclei and direct reactions.
Classification of fundamental forces.
Elementary particles and their quantum numbers (parity, charge, spin, isospin, strangeness, etc.).
GellmannNishijima formula.
Quark model, baryons and mesons.
C, P, and T invariance.
Application of symmetry arguments to particle reactions.
Parity nonconservation in weak interaction.
Relativistic kinematics.
CSIR NET Physics Paper Pattern
The authorities have prescribed the CSIR NET exam pattern,for conducting the test of all the five subjects  Physical Science, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Candidates must select any one of the subjects of their choice, the test of which will be held for a total of 200 marks. Candidates will be given 3 hours to finish the test. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer given by the candidates. Go through the table below to know about the exam pattern.
CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2020
S. No.  Subjects  Total Number of questions  Total Marks  Time Duration 
1  Life Sciences  145  200  3 hours 
2  Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences  150  
3  Mathematical Sciences  120  
4  Chemical Sciences  120  
5  Physical Sciences  75 
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)  CSIR NET Physics Syllabus  Download Sectionwise Syllabus
Question: For how many marks will the test be held?
Answer:
The test will be held for a total of 200 marks.
Question: Do I have to appear for all the five subjects if I appear for the CSIR NET exam?
Answer:
No, you have to appear for any one of the five subjects.
Question: CSIR used to conduct the test in offline mode. Will NTA conduct the test in pen and paper mode only?
Answer:
NTA will now conduct the test in online mode.
Question: Will I have to secure just the qualifying marks to pass the test?
Answer:
The authorities will release the minimum cut off marks after or along with the result declaration. Thus, you must secure not only the qualifying marks but also the CSIR NET cut off marks as per your category to be considered qualified.
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Questions related to CSIR UGC NET
when will be CSIR net 2020 exam conducted??
Hello,
CSIR UGC NET June 2020 Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 21st June 2020 for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and for determining eligibility for Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professorship in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology like Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Good Luck.
Can I be eligible for CSIR UGC NET LIFE SCIENCE after completing MBA IN BIOTECHNOLOGY?
There is no age criteria for NET exam but for the JRF post you age should be below 28 years..
Good luck... hope it helps!!
Is final year Btech Mechanical student is eligible for NTA CSIR UGC NET exam?
Hello aspirant,
As per the eligibility criteria of CSIR UGC NET exam you should secure at least 50% marks in your B.Tech degree.
But if you are in the final semester you can also submit the application form but then you are have to apply under the result awaited category. in this situation you have to put your aggregate marks after completion of B.Tech degree to avail the fellowship.
For more detailed information about eligibility criteria for CSIR UGCNET you should visit 
https://competition.careers360.com/articles/csirugcneteligibilitycriteria
I hope this information helps you.
For further queries feel free to ask in comment section.
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in which month Csir net june 2020 is most likely to occour ?
Hello,
The CSIR NET application form deadline has further been extended till June 15, 2020. In this case, it is difficult to say whether the exam will be held in which month. However, any update related to the exam will be updates in CSIR NET exam dates .
difference between applied and pure mathematics for csir ugc net exam
Dear,
Pure mathematicians try to generalize and make more abstract the preexisting concepts , they delve deeper into seemingly simplistic mathematics.
There are two things that can be done with a concept or an idea, you can go uphill or you can go downhill ( look deeper into the concepts).Pure mathematics goes downhill.
Lets say that we have the Cartesian coordinate system. A pure mathematician defines a field of numbers, develops the concept of vectors , define vector spaces,find some of the properties of vector spaces ,generalise to functional spaces, define hilbert spaces and so on.
On the other hand an applied mathematician would find how to use this concept of Cartesian coordinate system to solve some problems, in other words how can this mathematical concept be applied.
In the light of the above example, they may realise that quantum mechanics is having some sort of link with linear algebra, incorporate the concept of hilbert spaces , get more result out of the equations (as those concepts have already been developed in pure mathematics )
Applied mathematics like pure mathematics plays a crucial role in science. In physics many concepts of pure mathematics are now applied ( so in a sense physics is applied mathematics) .
Hope this helps!