2017 UGC NET Exam Pattern/Format Books Sample papers syllabus

By | October 6, 2012

CSIR-UGC NET Exam Pattern/Format Books Sample papers 2017-2018

CSIR-UGC Examination
The CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) performs national-level combined CSIR-UGC Test (NET) for Lectureship within Science subjects and in support of JRF (Junior Research Fellowships). Announcement of exam date and added details come out in Employment News 4 months prior to the examination. The test generally held twice a year in June and December respectively. SLET (State Level Eligibility Tests) are also taken by the individual states with about the same syllabus.

Eligibility A minimum cumulative of 55% (50% for SC/ST students) in Master’s Degree in the subsequent subjects:

Subject                                                                                             Code

Chemical Science                                                                                 1

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences                          2

Life Sciences                                                                                         3

Mathematical Sciences                                                                        4

Physical Sciences                                                                                  5

A student who has given one of the above exams and the results are yet to be announced, can also apply for this test.

Other Conditions 

Age Limit:

For Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

  • 28 years is the upper age limit
  • 5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC, female and physically handicapped applicants.

For Lectureship (LS)

  • No upper age limit as candidate above 28 can also go for NET Lectureship.


Paper I:

  • Objective type test
  • 2 sections test of A and B with total time of 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • All questions are essential with cut-off mark. It will decide whether Paper II is to be assessed or not.
  • Negative marking is present for wrong answers.
  • Section A

30 general questions are given on Aptitude for Scientific Research, Computer Science, Quantitative Reasoning and Science.

  • Section B

70 objective type questions on candidate’s selected subject.

Paper II: 

  • One paper of 2 hours 30 minutes duration. Candidate has to answer 10 to 16 questions.
  • Use of logarithm tables and calculators is prohibited.

Exam Centers
Here is the list of examination centers:

Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Roorkee.

Books for CSIR-UGC NET Exam Preparations: Buy the below mentioned recommended books online by debit card/credit card/net banking /cash on delivery:

Book for UGC-NET Paper I
General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude paper
Truemans UGC NET Paper 
Prep book for UGC-NET: Sociology

Book for UGC-NET: History

Book for UGC-NET: Commerce

Book for UGC-NET: Home Science

Book for UGC-NET: Hindi
UGC NET/SET Hindi: Popular Master Guide
Trueman’s UGC NET Hindi Literature

Hope the above information will help you prepare better for the comming UGC NET examinations