CSIR UGC NET (December 2013): Scheme & Syllabus

Nidhi updated on : 03 Mar 2016

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grant Commission (UGC) are holding National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship. Check out the exam pattern and syllabus!

The single paper MCQ based test will be held on Sunday, the 22nd December, 2013 as under:




(i) Life Sciences

(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

(iii) Mathematical Sciences

(iv) Chemical Sciences

(v) Physical Sciences

(vi) Engineering Sciences







Morning Session

9.00AM-12.00 Noon

Afternoon Session

2.00 PM-5.00 PM


The question paper shall be divided into three parts, (A, B & C) as per syllabus & scheme of exam.

Part 'A' shall be common to all subjects including Engineering Sciences. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparison, series formation, puzzles etc.

In Engineering Sciences, Part ‘B’ shall contain questions pertaining to Mathematics & Engineering Aptitude & Part ‘C’ shall contain subject related multiple choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics in the syllabus.

And for other disciplines:

Part 'B' shall contain subject-related conventional Multiple Choice questions (MCQs), generally covering the topics given in the syllabus.

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.

Note: Negative marking for wrong answers, wherever required, shall be applicable as per scheme of Exam


With inputs from official website of notification for Joint CSIR-UGC Test For JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET)


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CSIR UGC NET for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship to be Held on 22nd Dec, 2013

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