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CSIR NET Syllabus (2022) & Exam pattern – Download subject wise PDFs now!  

CSIR NET Exam is scheduled to be held from 16th September to 19th September, 2022 in an online computer-based test mode, Exam is conducted by the National testing agency (NTA) twice a year. 

CSIR has also released the syllabus and exam pattern for CSIR NET 2022 Exam. Aspirants who are preparing for this exam surely need to look into the syllabus so that they will get an idea of topics and exam patterns and can prepare themselves accordingly. 

In this blog we are sharing with you the CSIR NET syllabus for the 2022 exam along with CSIR NET Exam pattern and free subject-wise PDFs.  

CSIR NET Syllabus – At a glance: 

Before we move deep into the subject-wise syllabus for this exam, let’s first look at the syllabus at a glance to get an entire overview  

Name of the Exam CSIR UGC NET 2022 
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA) 
Exam is for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LR) 
Mode of Examination Computer-Based Test (CBT) 
Number of Subjects 5 Subjects 
Exam Sections 3 Parts – Part A, Part B and Part C 
Duration of Exam 180 min 
Medium of Exam English and Hindi 
Maximum Marks 200 
Negative marking Marks deducted for every wrong answer 

CSIR NET Syllabus 2022- Subject wise 

NTA conducts this exam in 5 science subjects which are Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences. Now, let’s dive deep to understand the entire syllabus subject wise one by one. 

The exam paper is divided into two parts- 

1) General Aptitude 

2) Subject-specific 

CSIR NET Syllabus part A – General Aptitude 2022 

To study productively and effectively it’s very important to know the important topics of the syllabus. Below we have summarized the syllabus of the CSIR NET General Aptitude. 

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

CSIR NET Life Sciences syllabus 2022 

The life science paper has 13 units which are listed below: 

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 Mathematical Science syllabus 2022 

The syllabus for Mathematical Science is divided into 4 units. Below are the 4 units from where questions in CSIR NET Exam 2022 are being asked: 

Unit -1 Analysis 
Linear Algebra 
Unit -2 Complex Analysis 
Algebra 
Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) 
Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) 
Unit -3 Numerical Analysis 
Calculus of Variations 
Linear Integral Equations 
Classical Mechanics 
Unit -4 Descriptive Statistics 
Exploratory Data Analysis 

CSIR NET Earth Science syllabus 2022 

The Earth science syllabus is divided into 2 parts, I.e., Part B and Part C, syllabus of both the parts are below  

Part B: 

  • The Earth and the Solar System 
  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation, and Tectonics 
  • Earth Materials, Surface Feature, and Processes 
  • Environmental Earth Sciences 
  • Oceans and Atmosphere 

Part C: 

Geology 

  • Marine Geology and Paleoceanography 
  • Sedimentology And Stratigraphy 
  • Economic Geology 
  • Geochemistry 
  • Mineralogy and Petrology 
  • Structural Geology and Geo tectonics 
  • Paleontology And its Applications 
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 
  • Precambrian Geology and Crustal Evolution 
  • Quaternary Geology 
  • Applied Geology 
    – Remote Sensing and GIS 
    – Engineering Geology 
    – Mineral Exploration 
    – Hydrogeology 

Physical Geography 

  • Bio-geography 
  • Environmental Geography 
  • Geography of India 
  • Geomorphology 
  • Climatology 

Geophysics 

  • Seismology Elastic Theory 
  • Gravity and Magnetic Methods 
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods 
  • Signal Processing 
  • Field Theory 
  • Numerical Analysis and Inversion 
  • Gravity and Magnetic Fields of the Earth 
  • Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics 
  • Seismic Methods 
  • Well logging 

Meteorology 

  • Numerical Weather Prediction 
  • General Circulation and Climate Modelling 
  • Climatology 
  • Physical Meteorology 
  • Atmospheric Electricity 
  • Synoptic Meteorology 
  • Aviation Meteorology 
  • Satellite Meteorology 
  • Cloud Physics 
  • Dynamic Meteorology 

Ocean Sciences 

  • Physical Oceanography 
  • Chemical Oceanography 
  • Geological Oceanography 
  • Biological Oceanography 

CSIR NET Physical Science syllabus 2022 

The Physical Science exam is divided into two parts I.e., Part A (core) and Part B (Advance).  

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 Chemical Science syllabus 2022 

The chemical science syllabus is divided into four sections. Below we have shared the four important sections for the Chemical science exam. 

Section 1 Inorganic Chemistry 
Section 2 Physical Chemistry 
Section 3 Organic Chemistry 
Section 4 Interdisciplinary Topics 

Interdisciplinary topics  

1. Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.  

2. Catalysis and green chemistry.  

3. Medicinal chemistry.  

4. Supramolecular chemistry.  

5. Environmental chemistry 

CSIR NET Exam pattern – At a glance 

The exam consists of 3 parts i.e., Part A, Part B and Part C, which consists of objective as well as multiple choice questions. There will be no rest break between the papers. 

Part A:     General Aptitude with logical reasoning, Graphical analysis, Data interpretation, Numerical Ability, Series formation, Puzzles, Quantitative comparison etc. 
Part B: Subject-related standard Multiple-choice questions based on the latest syllabus. 
Part C: Analytical questions of higher order to test the candidate’s scientific concepts and temperament. 

CSIR NET Life Sciences Exam Pattern 2022 

Below is the CSIR NET Life sciences question paper pattern. Total marks are 200 and total allocated time is 3 hours. 

Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking 
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 
PART-B 50 35 70 0.5 
PART-C 75 25 100 1.0 
TOTAL MARKS 200 

CSIR NET Mathematical Science Exam pattern 2022 

Mathematical science exam pattern along with their negative marks is mentioned below: – 

Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking 
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 
PART-B 40 25 75 0.75 
PART-C 60 20 95 
TOTAL MARKS 200 

CSIR NET Earth Science Exam pattern 2022 

The Earth Science exam pattern, marks and negative marks are mentioned below, candidates kindly note that Part-C will have questions carrying 4 marks each and a negative marking of 1.32 marks. 

Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking 
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 
PART-B 50 35 70 0.5 
PART-C 80 25 100 1.32 
TOTAL MARKS 200 

CSIR NET Physical Science Exam pattern 2022 

The Physical Science question paper will consist of a total of 3 sections – Part A, Part B and Part C in which Part A comprises the questions from the Aptitude Section, and the remaining I.e., Part B and Part C will be based on the questions from Physical Science Syllabus. 

Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking 
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 
PART-B 25 20 70 0.875 
PART-C 30 20 100 1.25 
TOTAL MARKS 200 

CSIR NET Chemical Science Exam pattern 2022 

The Chemical Science exam consists of 3 parts, here Part-C will contain high-value questions, which will test your knowledge about scientific concepts and their applications. 

Sections No. of Questions Asked No. of Questions to be Attempted Marks Neg. Marking 
PART-A 20 15 30 0.5 
PART-B 40 35 70 0.5 
PART-C 60 25 100 1.0 
TOTAL MARKS 200 

Summing Up 

We hope that you will find this article helpful regarding CSIR UGC NET Exam syllabus and pattern. Aspirants who are interested in this exam need to be very clear about the exam’s syllabus and pattern so that they can begin their preparation for the exam early. 

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