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CSIR UGC-NET

CSIR UGC Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship

Overview

The CSIR-UGC Exam (also known as the CSIR UGC NET) is used to select candidates for Junior Research Fellowships (JRFs) and Lectureships (LSs) in science and technology. Candidates who pass the CSIR UGC NET exam can work as JRFs and professors in a variety of subjects, including:

  • Earth, Oceanic, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences / Physical Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Mathematical Sciences/ Chemical Sciences

Highlights :

The CSIR has announced the exam date, which will be held on January 29, 2022. There will be important details regarding the CSIR NET exam in the CSIR NET notification

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Eligibility

Candidates must check that they meet CSIR NET eligibility before filling out the application form for the CSIR NET test. Candidates must keep in mind that if the NTA finds them ineligible at any point throughout the exam, they will be disqualified.Nationality: must be an Indian citizen

  • Age Restriction: Candidates must be at least 28 years old to apply for JRF. [33 years for reserved categories (SC/ST/PWD/female) and 31 years for OBC NCL candidates].
  • Lectureship Requirements: There is no upper age limit for applying for a lectureship position.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 55 percent in a BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS/BS (four years)/Integrated BS-MS/MSc degree.
  • If a candidate applies for a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and also meets the lectureship eligibility requirements, he or she will be considered for both.
  • If a candidate is discovered to be over the age limit for JRF, he or she will be considered solely for lectureships or associate professorships.
  • Candidates who have finished or are awaiting the final results of their MSc are eligible for lectureships if they meet the CSIR NET qualifying criteria.

Syllabus

CSIR NET Paper-1 Syllabus for General Aptitude is as follows:

I. Numerical Ability II. Reasoning
 Number and Simplification  Series Formation
 LCM and HCF  Coding-Decoding
 Average  Distance and Directions
 Quadratic Equations  Calendar and Clock
 Sequence and Series  Ranking and Arrangement
 Surd and Indices  Puzzles
 Logarithms  
 Percentage III. Data Interpretation and Graphical Analysis
 Profit and Loss  Mean, Median & Mode
 Simple Interest & Compound Interest  Measures of Dispersion
 Ratio, Proportion and Variation  Graphical Analysis: Bar Graph, Line Graph
 Partnership  Pie-Chart
 Allegation and Mixture  Tabulation
 Time Speed and Distance  
 Time and Work  
 Permutations and Combinations  
 Probability  
 Geometry  
 Mensuration  
 Trigonometry  

Similarly, CSIR NET syllabus PDF for life science, earth science, chemical science, mathematical science, and physical science exam can be downloaded from the official website.

Exam Pattern

Those applying for the exam should begin studying according to the CSIR NET Pattern .The paper is divided into three portions according to the test scheme: Part A, Part B, and Part C.
According to the CSIR NET Exam Pattern, the specifics of these parts are listed below.

  • Part A:
    • It is similar for all subjects.
    • Your aptitude is assessed in this area based on your abilities in General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis, and Research Aptitude.
    • Only MCQ type questions will be asked in this section.
  • Part B:  This section, according to the CSIR NET test design, contains subject-related traditional MCQs with a lower difficulty level.
  • Part C:  This section requires you to answer higher-level subject-related questions that will put your scientific knowledge to the test. The questions are analytical in character, requiring you to apply scientific knowledge in order to solve the provided scientific problem.
    • You will have 3 hours to complete all three parts of the Paper.

Exam Paper

  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) publishes the CSIR UGC NET Question Papers on its official website after the CSIR UGC NET examination. The question paper for the CSIR UGC NET is divided into two parts: paper 1 and paper 2, both of which are available online. Solving previous year's CSIR NET Question Papers is an important element of CSIR NET Exam Preparation.

Exam Prepare

I. Numerical Ability II. Reasoning
 Number and Simplification  Series Formation
 LCM and HCF  Coding-Decoding
 Average  Distance and Directions
 Quadratic Equations  Calendar and Clock
 Sequence and Series  Ranking and Arrangement
 Surd and Indices  Puzzles
 Logarithms  
 Percentage III. Data Interpretation and Graphical Analysis
 Profit and Loss  Mean, Median & Mode
 Simple Interest & Compound Interest  Measures of Dispersion
 Ratio, Proportion and Variation  Graphical Analysis: Bar Graph, Line Graph
 Partnership  Pie-Chart
 Allegation and Mixture  Tabulation
 Time Speed and Distance  
 Time and Work  
 Permutations and Combinations  
 Probability  
 Geometry  
 Mensuration  
 Trigonometry  


Similarly, CSIR NET syllabus PDF for life science, earth science, chemical science, mathematical science, and physical science 2021 exam can be downloaded from the official website.

Exam Pattern

Those applying for the exam should begin studying according to the CSIR NET Pattern 2021. The paper is divided into three portions according to the test scheme: Part A, Part B, and Part C.
According to the CSIR NET June 2021 Exam Pattern, the specifics of these parts are listed below.
Part A:
It is similar for all subjects.
Your aptitude is assessed in this area based on your abilities in General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis, and Research Aptitude.
Only MCQ type questions will be asked in this section.
Part B:  This section, according to the CSIR NET test design, contains subject-related traditional MCQs with a lower difficulty level.
Part C:  This section requires you to answer higher-level subject-related questions that will put your scientific knowledge to the test. The questions are analytical in character, requiring you to apply scientific knowledge in order to solve the provided scientific problem.
You will have 3 hours to complete all three parts of the Paper.

Exam Important Date

Particular Dates
CSIR NET Notification Released, November, 2022
Filling up of CSIR UGC NET application forms To be announced
Last date to fill and payment of online application fees To be notified
CSIR UGC NET application form correction window To be notified
CSIR UGC NET admit card  To be announced
CSIR NET Exam To be announced
CSIR UGC NET provisional answer key To be announced
CSIR UGC NET final answer key To be announced
Result of CSIR UGC NET 2021 exam To be announced

Exam Application Process

The steps of the CSIR UGC NET selection procedure are as follows:

  • CSIR NET application form: CSIR NET application forms are available on the exam's official website for all interested and eligible applicants.
  • Admit card for the CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET): Candidates who successfully complete the application form and pay the exam fee will receive their CSIR UGC NET admit card. 
  • CSIR NET Test: Candidates must appear for the CSIR UGC NET exam on the specified date and time on the admit card. The CSIR NET is held twice a year, in the months of June and December.
  • CSIR NET result: The CSIR NET result has been announced on the official website. Candidates who pass the NET exam are considered for JRF or lectureship positions.

 

Cut Off:

On the official website, the CSIR NET cut off for will be announced.

CSIR NET JRF Cut off 2020

Subject  UR (%) EWS (%) OBC (%)   SC (%)   ST (%) PwD (%)
Chemical Science 50.5 44.5 43.25 33.25 25.5 25
Earth Science      59.86 54.31 52.79 44.22 40.9 29.33
Life Science             98.94 96.58 96.04 89.69 83.11 74.75
Mathematical Science       57 51.38 50.75 40.25 30.88 28.75
Physical Science         46.25 40.69 39.69 31.56 26.88 25

 

UGC Cut Off 2021- (Assistant lectureship)

Subject  UR (%) EWS (%) OBC (%)   SC (%)   ST (%) PwD (%)
Chemical Science 45.45 40.05 38.925 29.92 25 25
Earth Science      53.87 48.87 47.51 39.79 36.81 26.39
Life Science             97.18 94 93.21 85.38 77.51 74.75
Mathematical Science       51.3 46.23 45.67 36.22 27.78 25.87
Physical Science         41.62 36.31 35.71 28.4 25 25

Exam Center

The CSIR NET exam centre list for includes a comprehensive list of test cities as well as city codes. The examination will be held at 224 cities across India. Candidates will be able to select their preferred CSIR NET exam centre based on their preferences and convenience for the CSIR NET exam. Those who fill out the CSIR NET application form early will be able to choose their preferred exam centre for the CSIR NET exam. NTA will choose a test centre for the CSIR NET based on the top four preferences listed on the application form. The final examination centre allocation will be accessible on the CSIR NET admission card.

FAQ

Q1. What happens if I reach the deadline for my subject?
Ans.
If you score above the threshold, you have passed the test. NTA will now provide you an eligibility certificate in due time.

Q2. Is the cutoff for the CSIR NET the same for all categories?
Ans.
No, the NTA publishes distinct cutoffs for all candidates in each category.

Q3. Who publishes the CSIR NET cutoff?
Ans.
The CSIR NET cutoff is published by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Q4. Do the CSIR NET cutoffs for JRF and lectureships come out separately?
Ans.
Yes, the JRF and lectureship cutoffs are published separately by category and subject.

Q5. How is the CSIR NET cutoff set?
Ans.
When compiling the cutoff list, NTA considers a number of factors, including the exam's difficulty level, the number of candidates who took the exam, and so on.

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