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CSIR UGC NET 2020 Written Examination Details

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test will be as given below:

  1. In CSIR UGC NET Exam 2020, MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks.
  2. CSIR UGC NET Exam will be of 3 hours duration.
  3. CSIR UGC NET Question Paper shall be divided into three parts
  4. Negative marking for wrong answers will be done in CSIR UGC NET 2020 Exam.

Part A:

  1. Part ‘A’ will be common to all subjects.
  2. In part a, test will be containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Aptitude.
  3. All the appliers are required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each.
  4. The total marks allocated to this section will be of 30 out of 200.

Part B:

  1. Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs.
  2. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200.
  3. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20-35.

Part C:

  1. Part ‘C’ contains higher value questions that.
  2. Through this part, organization will test the knowledge of candidate of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
  3. In this part, questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.
  4. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.
CSIR UGC NET 2020 Junior Research Fellow Exam (JRF) Summary
Name of Exam Junior Research Fellow Exam (JRF)
Board of Organization Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR
No of Seats  Refer Official
Date of Exam 17.06.2020
Official Website
Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Main Notification Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and
Eligibility for Lectureship June, 2020
Telephones: 011-25843916, 011-25843610
Apply Online @ CSIR UGC NET 2020 (LS, ES, MS, CS, PS) Eligibility

M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/BS-4 years/BE/BTech/BPharma/MBBS with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates and 50% for SC/ST, Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates.

Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination as on the closing date of online submission of application form, are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation form duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

B.Sc(Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program with at least 55% marks for General (UR) and OBC candidates; 50% marks for SC/ST, Persons with disability (PwD) candidates are also eligible to apply. Candidates with bachelor’s degree will be eligible for CSIR fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/Integrated PhD program within the validity period of two years.

CSIR UGC NET Important Dates

The online application will be available from1st week of March 2020
Last date of online application4th week of March 2020
Last date for receipt of written request for change of examination center (only on merit basis)3rd week of April 2020
Tentative date of publication of the list of candidates register for test on CSIR, HRDG website.3rd week of May 2020
Issue of Admit Card1st week of June 2020
CSIR-UGC NET Examination Date3rd week of June 2020

CSIR UGC NET 2020 (LS, ES, MS, CS, PS) Syllabus

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Chemical Science·         Inorganic Chemistry

·         Interdisciplinary chemistry

·         Physical Chemistry

·         Organic Chemistry

Life Sciences·         NCERT Biology and biotechnology book at higher secondary level.

·         Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger

·         Biochemistry – A student survival guide

·         Genetics- Gardener

·         Molecular Biology and cell biology- Friefeilder

·         Biochemical Techniques- Keith  and walker

·         Immunology-Kuby

·         Statistics- any  book

·         Ecology- PD Sharma

·         Lecture Notes on Microbiology

·         Microbial Biotechnology by Glick

·         Genes to Clones –

·         Plant physiology- Salisbury and Ross.

Mathematic Sciences·         UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Mathematical Sciences (Also Useful For SET) by G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd

·         UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Mathematical  Pawan Sharma, Anshuman, Suraj Singh (Arihant)

·         Mathematical Sciences for UGC-CSIR Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship by Prasad (Cosmos Bookhive Pvt. Ltd)

·         Net Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 1 UGC CSIR by Satya Prakashan

·         NET Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 2 UGC CSIR by Satya Prakashan is useful for exams like National Eligibility Test (NET), Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

·         Mathematical Science Manual CSIR UGC/NET/SLET & Lectureship – Jupiter  Renu Sharma, Awadhesh Kumar Mishra (HG Publications)


Earth Sciences·         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

·         Geology

Physical science·         Part –A (Core)

·         Mathematical Method of Physics

·         Classical Mechanics

·         Electromagnetic Theory

·         Quantum Mechanics

·         Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

·         Electronics and Experimental Methods

·         Part –B (Advance)

·         Mathematical Method of Physics

·         Classical Mechanics

·         Electromagnetic Theory

·         Quantum Mechanics

·         Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

·         Electronics and Experimental Methods

·         Atomic and Molecular Physics

·         Condensed Matter Physics

·         Nuclear and Particle Physics

CSIR UGC NET Cutoff 2020 for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

CSIR will decide separate qualifying marks to select candidates for Junior Research Fellowship. As per cutoff score, candidates will be distributed between CSIR and UGC in the ratio of the number of fellowships available. Candidates with Bachelors degree will be allocated to CSIR for fellowship. The cutoff of CSIR UGC NET 2020 for JRF is given below.

Junior Research Fellowship (NET)
Chemical Sciences 55.50 %48.25 %40.25 %30.00 %28.75 %
Earth Sciences53.72 %46.06 %38.61 %32.60 %25.00 %
Life Sciences 55.00 %45.00 %37.00 %31.50 %25.00 %
Mathematical Sciences50.38 %42.88 %34.13 %25.00 %25.00 %
Physical Sciences40.63 %34.88 %29.25 %25.00 %25.00 %

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Cutoff  for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Chemical Science46.35%39.83%33.08%25.00%25.00%
Earth Science47.53%41.31%33.29%27.15%25.00%
Life Science50.40%41.63%35.55%30.15%25.00%
Physical Science34.09%33.00%25.00%25.00%25.00%

Highlights of CSIR UGC NET Cutoff 2020

Candidates can check below for some important highlights of CSIR UGC NET cutoff.

  • There is no separate cutoff for part A, B & C. The cutoff score will be decided out of total 200 marks.
  • The CSIR UGC NET 2020 cutoff will be different for different disciplines and posts.
  • The cutoff will vary as per category.
  • Ranks will be allotted as per cutoff score.


CHEMICAL SCIENCES Scheme of Examination | Syllabus

EARTH SCIENCES Scheme of Examination | Syllabus

LIFE SCIENCES Scheme of Examination | Syllabus

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Scheme of Examination | Syllabus

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Scheme of Examination | Syllabus

You can download Model questions for Joint CSIR UGC Test for JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET)

CSIR UGC NET 2020 (LS, ES, MS, CS, PS) 2020 Verification Details

Document Verification                            

  1. SSC (Standard 10th) or its equivalent mark sheet.
  2. Certificate of proof of date of birth (Standard 10th or its equivalent certificate or mark sheet indicating a date of birth or school leaving certificate indicating a date of birth).
  3. Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates, wherever applicable.
  4. Disability certificate, in case of PWD candidate.
  5. JIPMER MBBS Admit Card 2020
  6. Age Proof Certificate
  7. Category Certificate
  8. Character Certificate
  9. Residence Certificate
  10. Six Passport Size Photograph

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