CSIR NET Physical Sciences Syllabus, Study Material and Preparation Tips

CSIR NET Physical Sciences
CSIR NET Physical Sciences

CSIR NET Physical Sciences – We will discuss in this page about CSIR NET Physical Sciences syllabus, exam pattern, books and preparation tips.

About CSIR NET Exam

CSIR-UGC NET is a national level examination being conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor in Indian universities /colleges subject to the eligibility criteria laid down by UGC.

Generally CSIR NET exam is conducted in the month of June and December.

Earlier the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was conducting the CSIR NET exam. Now they have given the responsibility of conducting CSIR NET to NTA (National Testing Agency).

NTA will conduct Computer Based Test (CBT) for following subjects:

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

The aspirants who are wishing to pursue their career as a Researcher or Lecturer in Physics or related fields may appear in the CSIR NET Physical Sciences Exam.

Career Scope After Qualifying CSIR NET Physical Sciences

Various scopes after you qualify the CSIR NET Physical Sciences Exam.


After qualifying the Cut off for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of CSIR NET Physical Sciences Exam you can apply for PhD Admission or Research Fellows in different institutes/ Universities / Labs.

  • Researcher in CSIR Labs
  • PhD from IISc Bangalore
  • PhD from IITs
  • PhD from IISER
  • PhD from Central Universities
  • PhD from State Universities
  • Join Any CSIR or DST Funded Project
  • Get Direct Appointment in BARC/DRDO/ISRO/ONGC

Lectureship (LS) /Assistant Professor

After qualifying the Cut off for Lectureship (LS) of CSIR NET Physical Sciences Exam you can apply for Lectureship in different institutes/ Universities.

CSIR NET Physical Science Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam make sure that you fulfill all the required conditions for appearing in the exam.

Essential Educational Qualifications

The qualifying degree and marks required for appearing in CSIR NET Exam is as follows –

Qualifying Degrees

  • M.Sc.
  • Integrated BS-MS
  • BS-4 Years
  • B.Tech
  • B.Pharma
  • MBBS or Equivalent

Qualifying Marks

Candidate should qualified the above degrees with at least 55% aggregate marks for General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates and 50% for Persons with SC/ST, Disability (PwD) candidates.

Age Limit

For JRF – 28 Years ( relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability(PwD)/ female applicants and 03 years in case of OBC (Non Creamy Layer) applicants)

For LS – No Age Limit

To know the dates and application process visit – CSIR NET

CSIR NET Physics Exam Pattern

CSIR NET Physics question paper will consist of three parts –

  • Part A
  • Part B
  • Part C

Part A comprises the questions from General Aptitude and General Science.

Part B and Part C will be based on the questions from CSIR NET Physical Science Syllabus.

Table for CSIR NET Physics Exam Details –

Mode of ExamOnline
Total Marks200
Time3 Hours
Total Number of Questions75
Number of Questions to be Attempted55

Check out the below table for CSIR NET Physics Exam Pattern (Section Wise) –

SectionsNo. of Ques. GivenNo. of Ques. to be AttemptedMarks for Correct AnswerMarksNegative Marking (1/4)

CSIR NET Physical Science Cutoff Marks

There will be separate Cutoff for JRF and LS in CSIR NET Exam.

Cutoff will be for overall marks obtained in three sections and there is no sectional Cutoff.

To check the previous year’s Cutoff marks visit – CSIR NET Cutoff.

CSIR NET General Aptitude Syllabus

Syllabus for General Aptitude section is common for all subjects of CSIR NET Exam.

This section contains questions from General ScienceQuantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

For complete details of this section and syllabus pdf visit – CSIR NET General Aptitude Syllabus, Study Plan

CSIR NET Physics Syllabus

Structure of CSIR NET Physical Sciences Syllabus

Part – 1

Mathematical Methods of Physics
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
Electronics and Experimental Methods

Part 2 – 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

For detailed syllabus visit – CSIR NET Physics Syllabus

CSIR NET Physics Books and Study Material

Choose best Study Material and Books which will be very useful for you in qualifying the exam.

Check Books for CSIR NET Preparation & Study Material

CSIR NET Physical Science Previous Years Question Paper PDF

Previous years questions papers will be very useful for understanding the exam pattern, finding important topics and for practice.

Here at Zero Vigyan Physics we provide the previous year’s question papers of CSIR NET Physical Science and Mock Test Papers.

Check here the CSIR NET Physics Previous Years Question Papers