CBSE NET 2018 Forensic Science Syllabus

Subject : Forensic Science ( Code No. : 82 )


There will be two question papers. UGC NET Forensic Science Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and UGC NET Forensic Science Paper III will have two Parts – A and B.

Part – A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit. Total marks will be 160.

Part – B will be compulsory and questions will be set from Unit – I to Unit – X. The candidate will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Forensic Science Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Forensic Science Paper II and Paper III ( Parts A & B )

Unit – I

  • Forensic Science : Definitions, History and Development
  • Crime Scene Management and Investigation; Collection, Preservation, Packing and Forwarding of Physical and Trace evidences for analysis
  • Legal and Court Procedure pertaining to Expert Testimony

Unit – II

  • Microscopy : Polarising, Comparison, Stereoscopic, Fluorescent and Electron Microscopes
  • Spectrophotometry : U. V.,Visible, IR atomic absorption
  • Neutron Activation Analysis
  • X – rays
  • NMR
  • Chromatographic Techniques : TLC, GLC, GCMS, HPLC
  • Electrophoresis : High and Low voltage electrophoresis, Gel electrophoresis and Immunoelectrophoresis

Unit – III

  • Fresh blood – Grouping and typing of fresh blood samples including enzyme types
  • Analysis of stains of blood and allied body fluids for their groups and enzyme tests
  • Cases of disputed paternity and maternity problems
  • DNA profiling

Unit – IV

  • Analysis of illicit liquor including methyl and ethyl alcohol and alcohol in body fluids and breathe
  • Analysis of petroleum products
  • Chemical examination and Physiology / Pharmacology of :
    1. Insecticides and Pesticides
    2. Psychotropic Drugs : Sedatives, stimulants, opiates and drugs of abuse
  • Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Poisons from viscera, tissues and body fluids

Unit – V

  • Classification of fire arms, ammunition and their compositions
  • Comparison and Identification of Cartridges, Bullets and Fire arms
  • Country made fire arms, Velocity, Penetration, Dispersion, Recochet, Accidental Discharge, Determination of Range
  • Bombs and Explosives : Composition, Ignition, Combustion and Detonation Examination of country made bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs )

Unit – VI

  • Identification of hair, determination of species origin, sex, site and individual identification from hair
  • Classification and Identification of fibres
  • Examination and identification of Saliva, Urine, Faecal matter and Milk
  • Examination and Identification of Semen stains including the species origin and individual characteristics

Unit – VII

  • Physical analysis of the following : Soil, Glass, Paints, Laquers, Cement, Inks, Paper, Tool marks, Tyre Marks, Shoe Prints, Forensic examination of vehicles in cases of accident

Unit – VIII

  • Identification of individuals from bodily features.
  • Examination and identification of deceased from Skeletal remains.
  • Identification and individualization from foot prints.
  • Identification and individualization from teeth

Unit – IX

  • Preliminary examination of documents
  • Identification of hand – writing, signatures and detection of forgeries
  • Anonymous and disguised writings
  • Reproduction of documents through photographic and mechanical means and their examination
  • Physical and chemical erasures, obliterations, additions, alterations, indentations, secret writings and charred documents
  • Inks, papers and their scientific examinations including instrumental analysis
  • Age of documents
  • Examination of typescripts, printed matter including currency notes and lottery tickets and mechanical impressions
  • History, classification, search, lifting and examination of fingerprints
  • Development of latent fingerprints by various methods
  • Single digit classification and examination of chance prints
  • Crime records and computerization of fingerprints

Unit – X

  • Medicolegal aspects of wounds
  • Post – mortem Examination and PM changes
  • Asphyxial Death
  • Sexual offences
  • Infanticide
  • Forensic psychiatry and lye detection


5 thoughts on “UGC NET 2018 Forensic Science Syllabus

  1. Pls confirm the latest pattern and syllabus for 2015. whether the test is objective or descriptive, also the expected date for 2015. pls confirm and update the page.

  2. Please update the syllabus of Forensic Science according to the changes in new pattern 2012…

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