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CSIR-UGC NET - Exam Pattern

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research UGC NET June

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern: Question Pattern, Marking, Time Duration

Updated On - January 16 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern has been released on the official information bulletin of June session. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test 2021 exam for June session determines the eligibility of the candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Assistant professorship/Lectureship (LS) in different Institutions/ Colleges / Universities of India. The CSIR UGC NET 2021 Question paper consists of 03 Parts (Part-A, Part-B & Part-C). There will be no break between Part-A, Part-B & Part-C the examination will be held for 3 hours continuously. For more Important details viz; Dates, Mode of Examination, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Schedule of Examination, Provisions for Disabled Candidates, CSIR UGC-NET 2021 aspirants are advised to go through the article thoroughly.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be three parts in the CSIR UGC NET 2021 examination for the June session. The Test will consist of 03 Parts (Part-A, Part-B & Part-C respectively). Details regarding exam pattern are enlisted in the table below:
Paper Pattern for CSIR UGC NET 2021
S. No.Part MarksNumber of QuestionsPatternMode of ExaminationDuration
01.A4020

Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects. This part shall contain questions about

  • General Aptitude
  • Logical reasoning,
  • Graphical analysis,
  • Analytical and Numerical ability,
  • Quantitative comparison,
  • Series formation,
  • Puzzles etc.
Online (Computer Based Test)
03 hours (180 minutes)
without any break.

 

02.BDifferential (varies subject-wise as per the subject selected by the candidate)Differential (varies subject-wise as per the subject selected by the candidate)
  • Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.
03.CDifferential (varies subject-wise as per the subject selected by the candidate)Differential (varies subject-wise as per the subject selected by the candidate)
  • Part 'C' shall contain higher-order questions that may test the candidate's knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts.
  • The questions shall be analytical where a candidate is expected to apply scientific knowledge to solve the given scientific problem.
  • The medium of Question Paper shall be in English and Hindi as well.
  • Exam Duration will be of 3 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
  • Marking Scheme is differential and vary subject-wise.
  • No marks will be given for unanswered questions.
  • In case of the wrong question, the benefit of marks will be given to the aspirants who have attempted the Question.

CSIR UGC NET 2021 Subject-wise Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for different subjects of  CSIR UGC NET 2021 session is illustrated in the image below. Aspirants are advised to go through the below image for essential details i.e; total no. of questions, marks for every correct response, negative marking, etc.

  • Chemical Sciences: The applicant is needed to respond a maximum of 15, 35 and 25 questions from Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C respectively. In any case, if more than the required number of questions are answered, only the first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B, and Part C respectively will be considered for evaluation.
  • Earth Sciences: The applicant is asked to answer a maximum of 15, 35 and 25 questions from Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C respectively. In any case, if more than the required number of questions are answered, only the first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B, and Part C respectively will be considered for evaluation. 
  • Life Sciences: The applicant is expected to answer a maximum of 15, 35 and 25 questions from Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C respectively. In any case, if more than the required number of questions are answered, only the first 15, 35 and 25 questions in Part A, Part B, and Part C respectively will be considered for evaluation.
  • Mathematical Sciences: The aspirant is needed to answer a maximum of 15, 25 and 20 questions from Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C respectively. In any case, if more than the required number of questions are answered, only the first 15, 25 and 20 questions in Part A, Part B, and Part C respectively will be considered for evaluation. In Part C each question may have "ONE" or "MORE" correct choices. Credit in a question shall be given only on the identification of "ALL" the correct options in Part C.
  • Physical Sciences: The entrants are advised to answer a maximum of 15, 20 and 20 questions from Part-A, Part-B, and Part-C respectively. If more than the required number of questions are answered, only the first 15, 20 and 20 questions in Part A, Part B and Part C respectively will be granted for evaluation.
General Information regarding CSIR UGC NET 2021
  • The test will be in Hindi and English version. In case of any ambiguity between Hindi and English version due to translation, the English version would be treated as final.
  • If a candidate attempts more than the required no. of questions then only the First Set of required questions will be considered for scoring.

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