CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 - Know Subject-wise Total Question, Marking Scheme, Duration

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 - Know Subject-wise Total Question, Marking Scheme, Duration

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) provides the CSIR NET exam pattern in the official notification of the CSIR NET 2021. According to the CSIR NET exam pattern 2021, the exam is conducted for the students from science stream. With the help of exam pattern of CSIR NET 2021, students will get a better understanding of CSIR UGC NET 2021 exam such as duration of the exam, total number of questions, marking scheme etc. Along with the CSIR UGC NET exam pattern, candidates must also go through the CSIR NET syllabus to know the important topics from where questions will be asked in the exam. Read the complete article to get detailed information about CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern, syllabus and other related details.

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CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern - Highlights

Exam Name

CSIR NET

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Time Duration

3 hours

Types of Questions

Objective Type (MCQ)

CSIR NET Subjects

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Life Sciences

  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences

Total Marks

200

Mode of the exam

Online (Computer-based test)

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking Applicable

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CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021

NTA prescribes the CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern in the official notification. The exam pattern of CSIR NET 2021 will specify important details such as duration of the exam, total number of questions, marking scheme, mode of the examination, subjects etc. The detailed CSIR NET exam pattern 2021 has been given below:

CSIR NET 2021 Pattern

Subjects

Total Number of questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

Life Sciences

145

200

3 hours

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

150

Mathematical Sciences

120

Chemical Sciences

120

Physical Sciences

75

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 - Sections of the exam

According to the CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern, each subject will comprise of three parts. NTA provides the number of questions that candidates need to attempt in each section. In case candidates attempt more than the prescribed questions in any sections, the first 20 questions from the section will be taken into consideration. The details of all 3 sections of the CSIR NET 2021 exam pattern have been given below:

Part A: This section of CSIR NET 2021 is common in all the subjects and every candidate needs to attempt it. This section has been designed to test the general aptitude of the candidates. Questions in this section are from topics like logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, series formation, quantitative comparisons, puzzles, etc.

Part B: This section in the exam will focus on topics from the subject that has been selected by the candidate.

Part C: In this section of the exam, questions will be of higher difficulty level and test the candidates’ knowledge of scientific concepts and their applications.

Number of Questions to be Attempted in Each Section

The exam conducting authorities have already specified the number of questions that candidates need to mandatorily attempt in each section. The questions to be attempted in each section have been given in the table below:

CSIR NET Exam Pattern - Chemical Sciences

Particulars

Part-A

Part-B

Part-C

Total

Total Questions

20

40

60

120

No. of Questions to Attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for a correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking for an incorrect answer

0.5

0.5

1

-

CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern - Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences

Particulars

Part-A

Part-B

Part-C

Total

Total Questions

20

50

80

150

No. of Questions to Attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for a correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking for an incorrect answer

0.5

0.5

1.32

-

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2021 - Life Sciences

Particulars

Part-A

Part-B

Part-C

Total

Total Questions

20

50

75

145

No. of Questions to Attempt

15

35

25

75

Marks for a correct answer

2

2

4

200

Negative marking for an incorrect answer

0.5

0.5

1

-

CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern - Mathematical Sciences

Particulars

Part-A

Part-B

Part-C

Total

Total Questions

20

40

60

120

No. of Questions to Attempt

15

25

20

60

Marks for a correct answer

2

3

4.75

200

Negative marking for an incorrect answer

0.5

0.75

0

-

CSIR NET 2021 Exam Pattern - Physical Sciences

Particulars

Part-A

Part-B

Part-C

Total

Total Questions

20

25

30

75

No. of Questions to Attempt

15

20

20

55

Marks for a correct answer

2

3.5

5

200

Negative marking for an incorrect answer

0.5

0.875

1.25

-

CSIR NET Syllabus 2021

Candidates must go through the syllabus of CSIR NET to get an understanding of the topics and concepts from where questions will be asked in the exam. Knowing the syllabus will be very beneficial for candidates while preparing for CSIR NET 2021. There are total 5 subjects in CSIR NET exam and the detailed syllabus for all the subjects has been given below:

CSIR NET 2021 Syllabus

Chemical Sciences

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

Oceans and Atmosphere

Cellular Organization

Analysis

Mathematical Methods of Physics

Organic Chemistry

Environmental Earth Sciences

Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

Algebra

Quantum Mechanics

Physical Chemistry

Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes

Developmental Biology

Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)

Electromagnetic Theory

Branches of Chemistry

The Earth and the Solar System

Fundamental Processes

Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)

Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology

Mineralogy and Petrology

Inheritance Biology

Calculus of Variations

Atomic & Molecular Physics

Catalysis and Green Chemistry

Palaeontology and its applications

Diversity

Linear Integral Equations

Condensed Matter Physics

Medicinal Chemistry

Marine Geology and Paleontology

Applied Biology

Numerical Analysis

Nuclear and Particle Physics

Supramolecular Chemistry

Geophysics

Evolution and Behavior

Classical Mechanics

Electronics and Experimental Methods

CSIR NET Question Papers 2021

All the candidates who are planning to appear for the CSIR NET 2021 exam, they must download the CSIR NET 2021 question papers and practice from there. Solving the CSIR UGC NET question papers 2021, will help the candidates to get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam, which are topics from which the questions are pre-dominantly asked.

CSIR NET Mock Test 2021

NTA provides the mock test for CSIR NET 2021 for the aspirants. Aspirants can visit the official website and choose the subjective out of five option for which they want to appear in the mock test of CSIR NET 2021. The CSIR NET mock test will help the students to understand the exam pattern of CSIR NET 2021, question paper level and other important aspects of CSIR NET exam.

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