CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) provided the exam pattern of CSIR NET 2020 in the official notification. CSIR NET 2020 exam pattern includes important information like scheme of the exam, mode of the exam, marking scheme, part-wise distribution of marks, time duration, etc. As per CSIR UGC NET exam pattern candidates will have to attempt three parts - Part-A, B, and C, for each of the five subjects of the exam. All the subjects of CSIR NET hold a total of 200 marks. Candidates must check CSIR NET 2020 exam pattern to get a better understanding of the test. CSIR NET 2020 will be a computer-based test. Read further to know more about CSIR NET exam pattern 2020.Latest: CSIR NET Application Form 2020 filling date extended from April 15 to May 15.
CSIR NET 2020 is conducted twice every year, in June and December. Candidates who qualify the exam are provided with eligibility certificates for Lectureship and are awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in the faculty of science. The June session of the exam is to be conducted on June 21, 2020.
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of the exam
Online (Computer-based test)
CSIR NET Subjects
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Types of Questions
Objective Type (MCQ)
Negative Marking Applicable
As per the NTA prescribed exam pattern of CSIR NET 2020, the total number of questions that will be asked in each subject will be different. Candidates can check the CSIR NET 2020 exam pattern in the table below.
Total Number of questions
Question papers for all the subjects will be divided into three parts, as mentioned in CSIR NET exam pattern. The exam authorities have also described the number of questions that a candidate needs to attempt. If candidates attempts more than the required questions, the first set of questions attempted will be considered for awarding marks. The details related to three parts - A, B, and C are described below.
Part-A - This part is common to all subjects in CSIR NET exam pattern. This part is designed to test the candidates of their general aptitude. The questions asked in part-A will be based on logical reasoning, analytical and numerical ability, graphical analysis, series formation, puzzles, quantitative comparisons, etc.
Part-B - This part of the question paper will focus on the topics of the subject that the candidates have opted.
Part-C - This part will contain higher order questions to test the candidates’ knowledge of scientific concepts and their applications.
CSIR NET exam pattern 2020 includes the number of questions that a candidate must attempt out of the total number of questions. Candidates have to attempt a different number of questions in each part. If candidates attempt more than the prescribed number of questions, only those questions that have been answered first will be considered for scoring. Candidates can also check the number of marks allotted to each question and CSIR NET negative marking for each incorrect response below.
No. of Questions to Attempt
Marks for a correct answer
Negative marking for an incorrect answer
Candidates must check the syllabus of CSIR NET after the exam pattern 2020. Going through the syllabus thoroughly ensures that you do not miss out on any topics while preparing for the exam. CSIR NET 2020 syllabus includes topics of the five subjects of the exam. Candidates can check some of the topics for each subject in the table below.
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
Oceans and Atmosphere
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Environmental Earth Sciences
Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes
Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
Branches of Chemistry
The Earth and the Solar System
Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology
Mineralogy and Petrology
Calculus of Variations
Atomic & Molecular Physics
Catalysis and Green Chemistry
Palaeontology and its applications
Linear Integral Equations
Condensed Matter Physics
Marine Geology and Paleontology
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Evolution and Behavior
Electronics and Experimental Methods
Yes, negative marking will be applicable for questions that have been answered incorrectly.
Only the first 55 questions you have attempted will be evaluated to calculate your score.
CSIR NET application form 2020 be released on March 16. The last date to fill the application form will be April 16, 2020.
Candidates will be allotted exam centres on the basis of the addresses they have provided while filling the application form. The exam centre venue will be mentioned in the admit cards. CSIR NET admit card will be released on May 15, 2020.
Part-A of each question paper of CSIR NET 2020 will include questions of general aptitude, logical reasoning and problem solving.
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As per the eligibility criteria for CSIR UGC NET the candidate must have completed his or her graduation in in B.Pharma or BE or B. Tech or MSc or MBBS or Integrated BS-MS or any other science degree with at least 55% marks. Since you have a graduate degree in B.Pharma you are eligible to appear for the exam.
Yes you can do. You can apply for CSIR NET exam with your post graduation eligibility. They don't look about the cross majors. It is one of the toughest exams in India and at the same time best exam which can give you a chance to get a lecturer job in colleges and Junior research fellow position in research institutes and colleges with a stipend of 31000 with HRA.
All the best.
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