CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test Chemical Science Syllabus | CSIR-UGC NET Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The Joint CSIR-UGC JRF/LS (NET) Examination shall comprise 2 papers:

This paper shall be of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration and shall have a maximum of 200 marks.

Part ‘A’ of Paper I shall contain 40 General Science questions. These questions shall be common to all subject areas of NET Examination. A candidate shall be required to answer a maximum of 25 questions from Part ‘A’. In case, a candidate answers more than 25 questions, only the first 25 answered questions will be taken up for evaluation.
Part ‘B’ of Paper I shall have 100 questions. A candidate shall be required to answer a maximum of 75 questions. In case a candidate answers more than 75 questions, only the first 75 answered questions shall be evaluated. All questions shall be of two marks each. There will be negative marking for wrong answers.


This paper shall be of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration and shall have a maximum of 200 marks This Paper shall consist of 35-40 short answer type questions requiring descriptive answers. Question No. 1 shall be compulsory and carries 20 marks. In addition to the compulsory question, the candidate is required to answer a maximum of 12 questions of fifteen marks each. To answer each question, a candidate will be provided one page each.

CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturer-ship



Physical Chemistry:
1. Basic principles and applications of quantum mechanics – hydrogen atom, angular momentum.
2. Variational and perturbational methods.
3. Basics of atomic structure, electronic configuration, shapes of orbitals, hydrogen atom spectra.
4. Theoretical treatment of atomic structures and chemical bonding.
5. Chemical applications of group theory.
6. Basic principles and application of spectroscopy – rotational, vibrational, electronic, Raman, ESR, NMR.
7. Chemical thermodynamics.
8. Phase equilibria.
9. Statistical thermodynamics.
10. Chemical equilibria.
11. Electrochemistry – Nernst equation, electrode kinetics, electrical double layer, Debye-Hückel theory.
12. Chemical kinetics – empirical rate laws, Arrhenius equation, theories of reaction rates, determination of reaction mechanisms, experimental techniques
for fast reactions.
13. Concepts of catalysis.
14. Polymer chemistry. Molecular weights and their determinations. Kinetics of chain polymerization.
15. Solids – structural classification of binary and ternary compounds, diffraction techniques, bonding, thermal, electrical and magnetic properties
16. Collids and surface phenomena.
17. Data analysis.

Inorganic Chemistry
1. Chemical periodicity
2. Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules, including shapes of molecules.
3. Concepts of acids and bases.
4. Chemistry of the main group elements and their compounds. Allotropy, synthesis, bonding and structure.
5. Chemistry of transition elements and coordination compounds – bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms.
6. Inner transition elements – spectral and magnetic properties, analytical applications.
7. Organometallic compounds – synthesis, bonding and structure, and reactivity. Organometallics in homogenous catalysis.
8. Cages and metal clusters.
9. Analytical chemistry- separation techniques. Spectroscopic electro- and thermoanalytical methods.
10. Bioinorganic chemistry – photosystems, porphyrines, metalloenzymes, oxygen transport, electron- transfer reactions, nitrogen fixation.
11. Physical characterisation of inorganic compounds by IR, Raman, NMR, EPR, Mössbauer, UV-, NQR, MS, electron spectroscopy and microscopic techniques.
12. Nuclear chemistry – nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, radio-analytical techniques and activation analysis.

Organic Chemistry
1. IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds.
2. Principles of stereochemistry, conformational analysis, isomerism and chirality.
3. Reactive intermediates and organic reaction mechanisms.
4. Concepts of aromaticity.
5. Pericyclic reactions.
6. Named reactions.
7. Transformations and rearrangements.
8. Principles and applications of organic photochemistry. Free radical reactions.
9. Reactions involving nucleophotic carbon intermediates.
10. Oxidation and reduction of functional groups.
11. Common reagents (organic, inorganic and organometallic) in organic synthesis.
12. Chemistry of natural products such as steroids, alkaloids, terpenes, peptides, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids.
13. Selective organic transformations – chemoselectivity, regioselectivity, stereoselectivity, enantioselectivity. Protecting groups.
14. Chemistry of aromatic and aliphatic heterocyclic compounds.
15. Physical characterisation of organic compounds by IR, UV-, MS, and NMR.

Interdisciplinary topics

1. Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.
2. Catalysis and green chemistry.
3. Medicinal chemistry.
4. Supramolecular chemistry.
5. Environmental chemistry.

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  1. soni says:

    what arer the reference books of chemistry for ugc net

  2. nisha mathew says:

    i want to see a sample paper -chemistry C.S.R TEST

  3. umesh says:

    can u please send solved question papers of net exam for chemical sciences

  4. ARJUNARAO says:

    i want to see CSIR PARER1 of partA

  5. jayakumar says:

    i want csir chemical sciences paper 1&2

  6. Ganesh says:

    suggest a study material for chemical sciences

  7. Balu yadav says:

    I want a solved question papers(chemical sciences).please suggest important books for csir.

  8. Savita Deosarkar says:

    I want NET chemical sciences question PAPERS

  9. anshi pathak says:

    i have refference books for csir-ugc net exam in chemical science.also guid line for study, i have very little time for study,because of my family and my job but i wont to clear this exam plz healp.

  10. Lekshmi Krishna says:

    I have an arrear in my 1st semester.Shall i appear net exam in dec,2010

  11. ranjan says:

    wht are the reference chemistry books in ugc net

  12. sashi says:

    completed my m.sc chemnistry in1997 will i b able to write csir – net exam?

  13. sashi says:

    when is the next csir exam?

  14. smriti says:

    plz send csir prevs yrs papers of chemistry on my id. plz plz plz……………………..

  15. saravanan says:

    what are the referrence book for chemistry net exam syllabus

  16. pawan says:

    syllabus, maximum age limit,test structure,coaching,referance book

  17. manoj says:

    send me ne pattern of question paper, plz…………. i h`ve not enough time

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  20. Sphurti says:

    I have done M.Sc in Biotech but I am intersted to give chemistry NET exam..should i eligible for that.plz reply

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