CSIR UGC NET June 2020: Dates (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Answer Key, Results, Selection

Published: | February 13, 2020
CSIR UGC NET June

CSIR UGC NET June 2020 dates are released by NTA. Candidates can fill in the application form from March 16, 2020. The exam will be conducted on June 21st, 2020. Check all the details related to the CSIR UGC NET 2020 exam such as its eligibility, application process, pattern, result, etc.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is responsible for organizing the CSIR UGC NET exam. The CSIR UGC NET exam 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on June 21st, 2020. The application process of the CSIR UGC NET 200 will begin from March 16, 2020, onwards and continued till April 15, 2020.

Candidates can check all the details and information such as CSIR UGC NET 2020 application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, steps to download admit card, and important dates of the exam in this article.

About CSIR-UGC NET 2020

CSIR-UGC Test (commonly known as CSIR UGC NET) is conducted to shortlist candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Lectureship (LS) positions in the domain of science and technology. Candidates who qualify in the CSIR UGC NET exam will be able to pursue JRF and lecturer positions in subjects such as:

  • Life Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Earth, Oceanic, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

A single-paper multiple choice question-based test will be held in two sessions as under:

Session

Subjects

Timings

Session 1: Morning

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

9 AM - 12 PM

Session 2: Afternoon

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

2 PM - 5 PM

The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the maximum marks are 200.

CSIR-UGC NET, June 2020 Important Dates

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the important dates for the CSIR UGC NET June 2020 examination. Check important dates for CSIR-UGC NET Examination for June 2020 here:

Event

Dates

Registration Dates

March 16th to April 15th, 2020

Admit card Download

May 15th, 2020

Exam Date

June 21st, 2020

Result Date

July 5th, 2020

CSIR-UGC NET Admit Card 2020

The admit card for the CSIR-UGC NET admit card will be released on May 15th, 2020. After the submission of the online application, an application number is autogenerated. Candidates are advised to save the CSIR UGC NET application number for future reference and for downloading the e-Admit Card. Candidate should also keep a print (hardcopy) of the filled-in application form and also note down his/her e-mail ID and password.

After the completion of the application process, applicants can download their CSIR UGC NET 2019 admit card from the official website of the council by making use of their application form number. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 admit card will have details such as a candidate’s name, photo, roll number, signature and exam date, centre name, time and address. Once downloaded, candidates need to carry their e-admit card to the exam centre. CSIR NET admit card 2020 is a mandatory document to be carried at the time of the exam. The council does not send the hard copy of the admit card to the candidate by post. And, no duplicate e-admit card is issued to the candidates at the test centre.

CSIR UGC NET Result 2020

CSIR UGC NET Result 2020 will be released on July 5th, 2020, The National Testing Agency has released the CSIR NET result on csirnet.nta.nic.in. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 result will have the name and roll number of the candidates, CSIR NET 2020 registration number, sections appeared for and mark secured by the candidate in each section, along with the qualifying status of the candidate and the total marks secured.

The candidates can also click on the direct link of the CSIR UGC NET 2020 result given below to access their scorecard directly.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Results- To be Updated

The following link will show the candidates the scorecard of CSIR UGC NET 2020 test. The scorecard contains subject-wise, category-wise and gender-wise marks obtained by the candidates in the June 2020 of CSIR UGC NET.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 (June) Scorecard- To be Updated

CSIR UGC NET Answer Key 2020

CSIR UGC NET Key (June) 2020 has will be released.NTA releases the CSIR UGC NET official answer key at csirnet.nta.nic.in. NTA also uploads the Question Papers and the responses regarding the same.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 (June) Answer Key- To be Updated

Eligibility Criteria for CSIR-UGC-NET 2020

General Eligibility: Candidates looking at applying for CSIR UGC NET 2020 must have M.Sc or equivalent degree/ Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ MBBS with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for CSIR UGC NET. 5% marks relaxation is given to candidates belonging to reserved category. Candidate must be an Indian national.

For JRF: The age limit is a maximum of 28 years, it is 33 years for SC/ ST/ PWD and female candidates). It is 31 years for OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates as of July 1, 2020.

For Lectureship: There is no age limit.

Academic criteria: Candidates who are pursuing M.Sc and have completed graduation (10+2+3) are eligible to apply. However, the subject-wise eligibility criteria are given below:

Subject

Eligibility Criteria

Life Science

Pursued academic qualification in Life Science

Earth Science

Pursued M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS-4 Years/ B.Pharma or any equivalent degree in the field of Earth Science

Chemical Science

A degree in M.Sc./ BS/ B.Tech or equivalent qualification in Chemistry with required percentage mentioned above

Mathematics

Pursued M.Sc./ BS-MS/ BS/ B.Tech or any equivalent degree in Mathematics

Physical Science

Valid degree in M.Sc. Physics or BS-MS in Physics or any equivalent degree within the required percentage

CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2020 - Apply Online

The application form for the CSIR UGC NET June 2020 exam will BE Available on the official website of CSIR. Applicants have to apply for CSIR UGC NET 2020 in online mode.

Application Fee for CSIR UGC NET 2020

Interested applicants have to pay the CSIR UGC NET 2020 application fee through NEFT of any bank. For general candidates, the fee is Rs. 1000. For OBC-Non creamy layer, the CSIR UGC NET application fee 2020 is Rs. 500 and for SC/ST and PwD candidates, it is Rs. 250.

Documents Required for CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2020

The following documents are required for CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2020:

  • Scanned recent passport size photograph with a light background in JPEG/JPG format with dimensions ranging from 35mm width x 45mm height (Max. 280x360 pixels; Min. 150x180 pixels; Min. 200DPI; file size should be less than 150KB)

  • Scanned Signature JPEG/JPG format with dimension ranging from 35mm width x15mm height (Max. 280x120 pixels; Min. 100x40 pixels; Min. 200 DPI; file size should be less than 150 KB)

  • Qualifying final/ last mark sheet or testimonials clearly stating the semester the candidate is pursuing or passed with a clear indication of % of mark scored, to confirm the eligibility to take the exam.

  • Category Certificate as proof for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)

  • PwD Certificate - if applicable

  • Candidates applying under Result Awaited (RA) category to upload the Attestation Form duly attested by the HoD of the University/ College/ Institute

How to Fill CSIR UGC NET Application Form 2020?

After paying the fees, candidates can fill in the CSIR UGC NET 2020 application form. The details they have to fill in are described below:

  • Name, date of birth, gender, marital status, and parents’ names

  • Contact details such as an address, email address and mobile number

  • Educational details of class X, XII, graduation, name of the school/university/college, marks scored and the subjects studied

  • Female candidates who are married have to send scanned copies of their marriage certificates along with any other documents as proof through email to examunit@csirhrdg.res.in as and when asked for by CSIR-HRDG

  • A candidate can apply either for ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’ OR ‘Lectureship (LS)’. He/she may indicate his/her preference in the application. If the candidate applies for JRF and qualifies the eligibility criteria for Lectureship as well then in that scenario, the candidate will be considered for both JRF & LS

  • If a candidate is over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will be automatically considered for Lectureship (NET) only

  • After the application form has been filled, there will be two options that will appear at the bottom of the page, “Save and Preview” and “Reset”. Selecting "Reset" will delete the entire information and form will have to be refilled. Selecting "Save and Preview" will further lead to two options, "Edit Application" and "Final Submit and Proceed for Fee Payment"

  • Choose the option carefully as no change in information will be possible after the final submission.

Exam Pattern of CSIR UGC NET 2020

CSIR UGC NET has multiple choice questions of 200 marks. The question paper will be divided into 3 parts - A, B, and C that candidates need to complete in the stipulated time. Each paper is of the same duration i.e. 3 hours. The table given below shows the detailed subject-wise CSIR UGC NET 2019 exam pattern.

CSIR UGC NET Earth Sciences Exam Pattern 2020

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

80 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

150 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Earth Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B has weightage of two marks. Each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in Part A and B but in Part C, there will be negative marking of 33% marks for each incorrect answer.

CSIR UGC NET Chemical Sciences Exam Pattern 2020

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

40 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

60 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

120 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Chemical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. Each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for each question.

CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences Exam Pattern 2020

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

50 (Questions to be attempted: 35)

70

C

75 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

100

Total

145 (Questions to be attempted: 75)

200

Marking Scheme for Life Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A and B carries two marks weightage. However, each question in Part C carries four marks weightage. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for every wrong answer in the exam.

CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences Exam Pattern 2020

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

40 (Questions to be attempted: 25)

75

C

60 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

95

Total

120 (Questions to be attempted: 60)

200

Marking Scheme for Mathematical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of three and 4.75 marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks in Part A and B. However, there will be no negative marking for questions in Part C of the exam.

Note: As per the official website, the questions in part C will have multiple correct options. Credit in a question will only be given once all the correct options are identified. There will be no credit if an incorrect option is marked as a correct answer. No partial credit is also allowed.

CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences Exam Pattern 2020

Part

Total Questions

Total Marks

A

20 (Questions to be attempted: 15)

30

B

25 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

70

C

30 (Questions to be attempted: 20)

100

Total

75 (Questions to be attempted: 55)

200

Marking Scheme for Physical Sciences Paper - Each question in Part A carries two marks weightage. On the other hand, each question in Part B and C carries weightage of 3.5 and five marks, respectively. There will be negative marking of 25% marks for questions asked in all parts of the exam.

Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET 2020

There are three parts to the CSIR UGC NET syllabus 2020 as follows:

  • Part A - This part will have questions regarding general science, quantitative reasoning and analysis, and research aptitude
  • Part B - This part will have subject-related multiple-choice questions
  • Part C - This part has questions pertaining to scientific concepts. The questions may be analytical in nature wherein an applicant will have to apply scientific knowledge to come to a solution.

Subject-wise topics of the CSIR UGC NET syllabus are listed below:

Subject

Syllabus

Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Chemical periodicity
  • Structure and bonding in homo and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules (VSEPR theory)
  • Concepts of acids and bases, hard-soft acid-base concept, non-aqueous solvents
  • Main group elements and their compounds - allotropy, synthesis, structure and bonding, the industrial importance of the compounds

Physical Chemistry

  • Basic principles of quantum mechanics - postulates; operator algebra; exactly- solvable systems; particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, including shapes of atomic orbitals; orbital and spin angular momenta; tunnelling.

Organic Chemistry

  • IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules
  • Principles of stereochemistry

Earth Sciences

  • Earth and the Solar System
  • Interior of the earth, Deformation, and Tectonics

Life Sciences

  • Molecules and their Interaction relevant to Biology
  • Cellular organization
  • Fundamental processes
  • Cell communication and cell signalling
  • Developmental biology

Mathematical Sciences

  • Elementary set theory, finite, countable and uncountable sets, real number system as a complete ordered field, Archimedean property, supremum, infimum
  • Sequences and Series, convergence
  • Linear algebra

Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical methods of physics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum mechanics

Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET Chemical Sciences

Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET Earth Sciences

Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences

Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET Mathematical Sciences

Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET Physical Sciences

Selection Procedure of CSIR UGC NET 2020

Applicants will have to clear all the stages of CSIR UGC NET selection procedure to get shortlisted for the JRF and Lectureship. The selection criteria consist of 5 stages - filing up the application form, appearing for the single MCQ test, preparation of the merit list, interview and award of JRF.

Final selection is done on the basis of a candidate’s performance in the written exam but they will have to clear all the stages of CSIR NET selection procedure 2020.

The validity of CSIR UGC NET 2020 Certificate

The Validity of CSIR UGC NET 2020 is 2 years for joining the fellowship under CSIR Scheme.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Examination Centres

The CSIR UGC NET test will be held at 27 examination centres all across India. The CSIR UGC NET list of test centres along with their codes are listed below:

Bangalore (1)

Bhavnagar (2)

Bhopal (3)

Bhubaneswar (4)

Chandigarh (5)

Chennai (6)

Cochin (7)

Delhi (8)

Guntur (9)

Guwahati (10)

Hyderabad (11)

Imphal (12)

Jammu (13)

Jamshedpur (14)

Jorhat (15)

Karaikudi (16)

Kolkata (17)

Lucknow (18)

Nagpur (19)

Pilani (20)

Pune (21)

Raipur (22)

Roorkee (23)

Srinagar (24)

Thiruvananthapuram (25)

Udaipur (26)

Varanasi (27)

CSIR UGC NET 2020 Preparation Books

Listed below are some of the best books for CSIR UGC NET preparation:

  • Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger

  • Biochemistry - A student survival guide

  • Genetics by Gardener

  • Molecular Biology and Cell Biology by Friefeilder

  • Biochemical Techniques by Keith Wilson and Walker

  • Immunology by Kuby

  • Ecology by PD Sharma

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