CSIR UGC NET For Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) December 2011 Pattern and Syllabus

The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:
1. Chemical Sciences,
2. Earth Sciences
3. Life Sciences
4. Mathematical Sciences
5. Physical Sciences


The single paper MCQ based test
Morning Session

Subject Marks Duration

(i) Life Sciences
(ii) Mathematical Sciences


3 hrs

Afternoon Session

Subject Marks Duration

(i) Chemical Sciences
(ii) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
(iii) Physical Sciences


3 hrs

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. The Answer sheet shall be distributed at the scheduled time of the exam.

The Question Booklet for this test will be printed in Hindi & English Version separately. The candidate opting for Hindi medium in Column No. 5 of Application Form, will be supplied Question Booklet printed in bilingual and Candidate opting for English medium, will be supplied Question Booklet printed in English Version only. The candidate will be required to answer as per option exercised in Column No.5 of application Form.


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. This part shall contain questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude.
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.

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

Click Here For UGC NET for JRF December 2011 Syllabus and Model Papers

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