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February 06, 2016

CSIR UGC NET June 2016 Exam Pattern: All five Subjects

Focus of this article is on Exam Pattern of CSIR NET 2016 (JRF/LS). Understanding the pattern/ format of any exam that you are appearing is very important as you have to make your preparation based on the exam pattern. There are five science subjects for which CSIR NET 2016 is being conducted: Chemical, Earth, Life, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. This article provides you the exam format/pattern of all these five subjects.

Exam Pattern of CSIR UGC NET June 2016After understanding the exam pattern, you can find the prep materials for CSIR NET 2016 in my subsequent blog post titled: CSIR NET Syllabus, Sample papers & Books. For the novices who would like to know what is CSIR-UGC NET and how to apply for the same, please go through my previous blog post titled: CSIR-UGC NET June 2016 Notification, Eligibility & Forms.

Exam Pattern of CSIR-UGC NET:
CSIR-UGC NET consists of only one Objective type (MCQ) paper which has three parts: Part-A, Part-B, Part-C. The total marks in the exam is 200 marks which needs to be answered in 3 hours.

Part-A is common to all, while Part-B & C is subject specific. Let us first discuss about the pattern of this common Part and than go individually for the exam pattern of each CSIR NET subjects.

Format of CSIR NET Part-A (General Aptitude):
There are 20 questions in the paper, out of which you have to answer any 15. Each question weighs 2 mark - thus there are 30 marks in Part-A (General Aptitude) of CSIR NET.
Syllabus: General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.

Having discussed about the pattern of the common test section (i.e. General Aptitude), let us go for the subject-specific test sections below. In the tables for  CSIR NET Exam Pattern given below, following acronyms have been used:
TQ: Total Question.
AQ:  Attempt Question.
MPQ:  Mark Per Question.
TM: Total Mark.

CSIR NET 2016 Exam pattern for Chemical Sciences:
CSIR NET Exam pattern for Chemical Sciences
To know more about the Exam pattern for Chemical Sciences, click here.
Negative marking: @25% for each wrong answer. 


CSIR NET Exam pattern for Earth Sciences:
CSIR NET 2016 Exam pattern for Earth Sciences
To know more about the Exam pattern for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean And Planetary Sciences, click here.

Negative marking: For Part 'A' and Part 'B' is @25% for each wrong answer. For Part 'C' negative marking is @33% .


CSIR NET Exam pattern for Life Sciences:
CSIR NET Exam 2016 pattern for Life Sciences
To know more about the Exam pattern for Life Sciences, click here.
Negative marking: @25% for each wrong answer


CSIR NET Exam pattern for Mathematical Sciences:

CSIR NET 2016 Exam pattern for Mathematical Sciences
To know more about the Exam pattern for Mathematical Sciences, click here.

Negative marking: For Part 'A' and 'B' @25% for each wrong answer. No negative marking for Part 'C'.


CSIR NET Exam pattern for Physical Sciences:
CSIR NET 2016 Exam pattern for Physical SciencesTo know more about the Exam pattern for Physical Sciences, click here.
Negative marking: @25% for each wrong answer
Click here to download the syllabus of CSIR NET Physical Sciences


Hope above Exam Pattern/Question Pattern of CSIR-UGC NET helps you get some idea about the exam. Please visit my blog post titled: CSIR NET Syllabus, Sample papers & Books, which gives you the prep materials for CSIR NET 2016.

Best wishes!

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