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CSIR UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern

Subjects of the Test

The Test will be held in the subjects as given under :

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

The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test shall be as given below :

  • The MCQ test paper of each subject shall carry a maximum of 200 marks. The exam shall be for duration of three hours. The question paper shall be divided in three parts.
  • Part ‘A’ shall be common to all subjects. This part shall be a test containing a maximum of 20 questions of General Aptitude. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions of two marks each. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200.
  • Part ‘B’ shall contain subject-related conventional MCQs. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. The maximum number of questions to be attempted shall be in the range of 20-35.
  • Part ‘C’ shall contain higher value questions that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The questions shall be of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the scientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem.  The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.
  • Negative marking for wrong answers.

The single paper MCQ based test will be held tentatively on Sunday, the 17th December, 2017 as under :

1Life Sciences200
2Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
3Mathematical Sciences
4Chemical Sciences
5Physical Sciences

Morning Session9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon3 hrs
Afternoon Session2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Subject wise schedule of examination will be notified later on. The subject – wise Schedule, date and timing of the Test is liable to be changed at the discretion of CSIR. To enable the candidates to go through the instructions printed on the OMR Answer Sheets and also to correctly fill up the required particulars in the said OMR Answer Sheet, the same will be distributed 15 minutes before the schedule time of start of the examination. The question paper booklet shall be distributed 5 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam & candidates are permitted to take duplicate copy of their OMR Answer Sheet while leaving the exam venue. The actual number of questions in each part and section to be asked & attempted may vary from subject to subject.

The candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before the expiry of 3 hrs. from the start of the exam ( i.e not before 12.00 noon in the morning session / 5.00 PM in the afternoon session ) . These candidates are permitted to take their Question Booklet with them at the end of the scheduled time of exam.

Candidates should use only black ball point pen and not pencil to fill in their particulars in the OMR Answer Sheet / Question Paper Booklet and also to darken the appropriate circle to mark their answers in their OMR answer sheet. Candidates are not permitted to erase, scratch out or use whitener fluid / eraser fluid to change their answers in the OMR sheet otherwise that particular answer will not be evaluated.

The Question Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version. The candidates opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form, will be given bilingual Question Booklet and Candidates opting or English medium will be given Question Booklet printed in English Version only. The candidate will be required to answer as per option exercised in the application Form.

31 thoughts on “CSIR UGC NET December 2017 Exam Pattern

  1. sir,
    i want to know are there any possibilities or have you heard ever about that, absence of dark circle in csir omr carbon copy even someone had encircled properly in original omr sheet


  3. Sir please tell me about the mistake i have done in the omr sheet in june 2015 csir ugc net exam . . i have forgetten to round the dark circle of roll no only write the roll no in the box. please tell me wether my sheet will be evaluate or not.

  4. sir what is the scheme of evaluation of the paper i.e., part a,b and c . I am asking about what is the eligibility criteria to decide the candidate whether pass or fail(minimum marks should obtain in part a,b and c)

  5. Sir please tell me about the last date of ugc net december 2014 for history subject….i will be very thankful to you

  6. if anybody knows about the scheme of ugc csir net exam december 2014 please tell me how many questions are ther in part 1? how many questions i have to attend? what is percentage of negative marks? how many questions are there in part 2 and part 3? i have to attend how many questions? is there negative marking for part 3? my subject is mathematical sciences.

  7. is third paper of mathematics ie part C descriptive or MCQ based and if MCQ then does it still have multiple right answers or a single rite answer… please reply soon

  8. Sir I have filled the form and submitted it twice, first time I forgot
    to give challan form(003837517). Now sir due to transfer I will not be
    able to write it on scheduled place(Pune). Can it be changed to new
    one(Varanasi). It is very urgent. I will not be able to write exam on
    the scheduled place.

  9. Respected sir, i don’t understand how to change my center from hyd to chennai for the exam csir2013. please kindly mail me what is the actual procedure. what shold i mention in the written form, what does it mean by ‘on the basis of merit’ for the change of center?

  10. Respecte sir,i don’t understand how to change center from hyd to chennai for csir2013. what does it mean by ‘on the merit basis’ for the change of center. how should i present written form

  11. i need the new pattern of csir net syllabus for the academic year of 2012 exam held on june for the paper tamil

  12. sir i want to change my csir june 2012 centre from chennai to hyderabad my appication number 614808 we have any chance please inform to meeeee

  13. to get net one should get 35%.is there any requirement to get minimum marks in each patr.if yes give me its details.

  14. sir,i want the ugc csir net syllabus pattern for 2012 and i want the sample question paper for history 2012 for net examination.i will be very thankful to you if you kindly help me.

  15. can u plz provide me withe the syllabus and study material for the june net 2012 exam.

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