Here we will discuss in complete details about CSIR NET Physics exam. We will discuss about CSIR NET Physics syllabus and exam pattern.

CSIR-UGC NET is an examination being conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals ‘for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges subject to the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has given the responsibility of conducting Joint CSIR-UGC NET in CBT mode to NTA (National Testing Agency)

The NTA will conduct exam for following subjects:

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences (Physics)
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences

Junior Research Fellowship Stipend

The stipend of a JRF selected through CSIR-NET is going to be Rs.31,000/- p.m for two years with annual contingent grant of Rs.20,000/- per fellow is going to be provided to the University / Institution. Fellowship are subject to terms and conditions of UGC, CSIR or Research Scheme, as applicable.

After two years completion of JRF and if the Fellow is registered for Ph.D., the Fellowship will be upgraded to SRF with the stipend of Rs.35,000/- p.m. for the 3rd and subsequent years, on basis of assessment of Fellows’ achievements/research progress  through interview by an Expert Committee consisting of the Head of the Department ,Guide and External Member from outside the Institution/University who is an expert of the relevant field, not below the rank of Associate Professor /Professor.

The numbers of fellowship for every subject are limited.

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential Educational Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree/ BS-4 years/Integrated BS-MS/ BE/B. Tech /MBBS /B. Pharma. Minimum marks required is 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for Persons with Disability (PwD) ,SC/ST, candidates.
  • Candidate who has enrolled for M.Sc or has completed 10+2+3 years of above qualifying exams as on the closing date of submission of Form, are also eligible to apply under the Result Awaited (RA). They have to complete the qualifying degree with required minimum percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship.
  • Students enrolled in Integrated MS-PhD program  or B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders with at least 55% marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates; 50% marks for Persons with Disability (PwD) ,SC/ST, candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply only for JRF and not for Lectureship (LS)/ Associate Professor.

Upper Age limit:

  • JRF: Maximum 28 years
  • Lectureship (LS)/ Assistant Professor:  No age limit.
  • Relaxation up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 3 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants

Mode of CSIR NET Physics Examination:

The Examination will be conducted online as Computer Based Test (CBT).

CSIR NET Physics Exam Pattern

CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship shall be one Paper Test of 200 marks having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Each question has four alternatives or responses out of which only one alternative is the “correct” option to the question.

The question paper will consist of three parts.

Part ‘A’

This part will contain 20 questions from General Science, General Aptitude with special emphasis on graphical analysis, logical reasoning, quantitative comparison, analytical and numerical ability, puzzles, series formation and Research Aptitude. The candidates are required to attempt any 15 questions out of 20. Each question shall be of 2 marks. If more than 15 questions are answered then only first 15 questions will be taken up for evaluation. This part will carry 30 marks out of 200.

Part ‘B’

This part shall contain 25 questions generally covering the topics given within the Part A (CORE) of syllabus. Each question will carry 3.5 Marks. Candidates are required to attempt any 20 questions. If more than required numbers of questions are answered only first 20 questions will be taken up for evaluation. This part will carry 70 marks out of 200.

Part ‘C’

This part shall contain 30 questions from Part B (Advanced) and Part A of syllabus that are designed to see a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is predicted to use the knowledge base to succeed in the solution to the given scientific problem. A candidate shall be required to attempt any 20 questions. Each question shall be of 5 Marks.  If more than 20 questions are answered only first 20 questions will be taken up for evaluation. This part will carry 100 marks out of 200.

There will be negative marking @25% for every wrong answer.The test are going to be in Hindi and English version. Candidates choosing Hindi medium within the form are going to be given bilingual paper, but candidates choosing English medium are going to be given only English version. Candidates are required to answer within the medium as per option exercised within the form. Due to translation if any ambiguity arise between Hindi and English version, English version would be treated as final.


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