CSIR-UGC (NET): New Pattern of Examination (Mathematical Sciences)
CSIR New Pattern of Examination
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Human Resources Development Group
CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for
TIME: 3 HOURS
MAXIMUM MARKS: 200
From June, 2011 CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and
Eligibility for Lectureship shall be a Single Paper Test having Multiple Choice
Question (MCQs). The question paper shall be divided in three parts.
This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis
on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative
comparison, series formation, puzzle etc. The candidates shall be required to answer
any 15 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated
to this section shall be 30 out of 200.
This part shall contain 40 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) generally covering the
topics given in the syllabus. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions.
Each question shall be of three marks. The total marks allocated to this section
shall be 75 out of 200.
This part shall contain 60 questions that are designed to test a 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 questions
in this part shall have multiple correct options. Credit in a question shall be
given only on identification of all the correct options. No credit shall be allowed
in a question if any incorrect option is marked as correct answer. No partial credit
is allowed. A candidate shall be required to answer any 20 questions. Each question
shall be of 4.75 marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 95 out
For Part ‘A’ and ‘B’ there will be Negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.
No Negative marking for Part ‘C’.
To enable the candidates to go through the questions, the question paper booklet
shall be distributed 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the exam.
On completion of the exam i.e. at the scheduled closing time of the exam, the candidates
shall be allowed to carry the question Paper Booklet. No candidate is allowed to
carry the Question Paper Booklet in case he/she chooses to leave the test before
the scheduled closing time.