CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) determines the syllabus for CSIR NET 2020 exam. CSIR has provided detailed CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 for subjects of Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Science. The CSIR UGC NET exam will be held on June 21, 2020. The candidates must know the syllabus of CSIR NET 2020 before they start their preparation as this will help the candidates get an idea about how much time they need to devote to various topics. A single paper CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam is conducted by CSIR for determining eligibility for lectureship (LS) and for awarding junior research fellowship (JRF). Candidates meeting the CSIR UGC NET eligibility criteria based on age and educational qualification can apply for either LS or JRF or both. CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in June and December. Read the full article of CSIR NET 2020 syllabus to know all the subjects and topics and accordingly plan their preparation strategy.
Latest: Application Form of CSIR NET 2020 has been extended from April 15 to May 15

CSIR NET Syllabus 2020

CSIR NET 2020 Syllabus

The PDF files for detailed CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 for subjects of Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Science are given below:

Syllabus of CSIR NET 2020

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Subject

CSIR NET Syllabus 2020 PDF file

1

CSIR NET Syllabus Chemistry 2020Download here

2

CSIR NET Syllabus Earth Sciences 2020Download here

3

CSIR NET Syllabus Life Sciences 2020Download here

4

CSIR NET Syllabus Mathematical Sciences 2020Download here

5

CSIR NET Syllabus Physical Sciences 2020Download here

To know more about the various topics to be studied to cover the whole syllabus of CSIR NET 2020 for the five given subjects, please go through the below article.

CSIR UGC NET Syllabus Chemical Sciences 2020

The Chemical Sciences CSIR NET syllabus 2020 is divided into 4 sections –

  1. Inorganic Chemistry

  2. Physical Chemistry

  3. Organic Chemistry

  4. Interdisciplinary topics:

    • Catalysis and green chemistry

    • Medicinal chemistry

    • Supramolecular chemistry

    • Environmental chemistry

    • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology

CSIR NET Syllabus Earth Sciences 2020

The Earth Sciences CSIR NET syllabus 2020 is divided into Part B and Part C.

Paper I (Part B)

  • The Earth and the Solar System

  • Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes

  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics

  • Oceans and Atmosphere

  • Environmental Earth Sciences

Paper I (Part C)

  • Geology

  • Mineralogy And Petrology

  • Structural Geology And Geotectonics

  • Paleontology And Its Applications

  • Sedimentology And Stratigraphy

  • Marine Geology And Paleoceanography

  • Geochemistry

  • Economic Geology

  • Precambrian Geology And Crustal Evolution

  • Quaternary Geology

  • Applied Geology & Physical Geography & Geophysics & Meteorology & Ocean Sciences

CSIR NET Syllabus Life Sciences 2020

There are 13 major topics under CSIR NET syllabus Life Sciences 2020:

  1. Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

  2. Cellular Organization

  3. Fundamental Processes

  4. Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

  5. Developmental Biology

  6. System Physiology – Plant

  7. System Physiology – Animal

  8. Inheritance Biology

  9. Diversity of Life Forms

  10. Ecological Principles

  11. Evolution and Behavior

  12. Applied Biology

  13. Methods in Biology

CSIR NET Syllabus Mathematical Sciences 2020

There are 4 units in the CSIR NET Syllabus Mathematical Sciences 2020. Questions from Unit I have to be answered by all students. Students with mathematics background are expected to answer additional questions from Unit II and III. Students with statistics background are expected to answer additional questions from Unit IV.

  • Unit 1

    • Analysis

    • Linear Algebra

  • Unit 2

    • Complex Analysis

    • Algebra

    • Topology

  • Unit 3

    • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)

    • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

    • Numerical Analysis

    • Calculus of Variations

    • Linear Integral Equations

    • Classical Mechanics

  • Unit 4

    • Descriptive Statistics, Exploratory Data Analysis

CSIR NET Syllabus Physical Sciences 2020

The Physical Sciences CSIR NET syllabus 2020 is divided into two levels - Core and Advanced.

Part ‘A’ Core

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Theory

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

  • Electronics and Experimental Methods

Part ‘B’ Advanced

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Electromagnetic Theory

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

  • Electronics and Experimental Methods

  • Atomic & Molecular Physics

  • Condensed Matter Physics

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2020

A MCQ-based exam will be conducted for each subject. There will be negative marking for wrong answers. The exam pattern for CSIR UGC NET MCQ-based paper will be as given below:-

1. The MCQ test paper of each subject will carry a maximum of 200 marks.

2. The exam will be for a duration of three hours.

3. The question paper will be divided in three parts:

  • Part 'A' will be common to all subjects.

  • Part 'B' will have subject-related MCQs.

  • Part 'C' will have analytical questions to test application of the scientific concepts.

CSIR NET 2020 Question Papers

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CSIR UGC NET question paper 2020 for June session at its official website after the exam has been conducted. The question papers of CSIR UGC NET 2020 will be released for all the five subjects - Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.

The PDF files for model paper released by CSIR for each subject are given below:

S.No.

Subject

CSIR NET Question Paper PDF file

1

CSIR NET Question Papers - General Sciences - Part A (Common)

Download here

2

CSIR NET Question Papers- Chemical SciencesDownload here

3

CSIR NET Question Papers Earth Sciences

Download here

4

CSIR NET Question Papers Life Sciences

Download here

5

CSIR NET Question Papers Mathematical Sciences

Download here

6

CSIR NET Question Papers Physical Sciences

Download here

CSIR NET 2020 Admit Card

The exam-conducting authority will release the admit card of CSIR NET 2020 in online mode on the official website of CSIR after May 15. Candidates can download their CSIR NET admit card 2020 by logging using their application number and password/date of birth. It is mandatory to bring a print-out of admit card to the examination centre on exam day. The candidate will not be permitted to take the exam without the admit card.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CSIR NET Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET?

Answer:

The major difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET is that UGC NET Exam is conducted for almost all subjects of various streams while CSIR NETexam is held only for only the science stream subjects.

Question: What is the CSIR NET exam?

Answer:

CSIR-UGC Test is conducted for determining eligibility for appointment as Lecturer (LS) and for determining the eligibility of Indian Nationals for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) in the areas of Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences. 

Question: How many attempts are allowed for CSIR NET?

Answer:

There is no limit on maximum numbers of attempts for taking CSIR NET but there is an age limit of maximum 28 years for JRF(NET) and 5 years relaxation for reserved categories like SC/ST/OBC.

Question: Does CSIR NET 2020 have negative marking?

Answer:

CSIR-UGC NET 2020 is a MCQ-based exam. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.

Question: How many subjects are there in CSIR NET?

Answer:

CSIR UGC NET 2020 is conducted for five subjects - Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences. 

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i have done b.pharma and currently pursuing mba pharma with correspondence. Am i eligible for csir ugc net?

Yastika Kumar 11th Mar, 2020

Hi Mohita,

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.

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I have done B.Sc Zoology & Chemistry but next M.Sc Zoology completed what i can do this exma CSIR UGC NET

Karvannan sevugamurthi 27th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant,

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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