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Examination Scheme CSIR-UGC NET for Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lecturership (LS) is a Single Paper Test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The question paper is divided in three parts.

Total Marks: 200
Total Time: 3 Hours

  • Part A – 30 Marks
  • Part B – 70 Marks
  • Part C – 100 Marks
  • Syllabus: General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude
  • Total Marks: 30
  • Question type: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Number of options per question to choose from: Four
  • Number of correct answer per question: Single/ One
  • Total questions in the section: 20
  • Total questions to be answered in the section: 15
  • Marks per question: 2
  • Negative marking: 0.5 per wrong answer
  • Syllabus: Life Sciences
  • Total Marks: 70
  • Question type: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Number of options per question to choose from: Four
  • Number of correct answer per question: Single/ One
  • Total questions in the section: 50
  • Total questions to be answered in the section: 35
  • Marks per question: 2
  • Syllabus: Life Sciences – Scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question type: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Number of options per question to choose from: Four
  • Number of correct answer per question: Single/ One
  • Total questions in the section: 75
  • Total questions to be answered in the section: 25
  • Marks per question: 4
  • Negative marking: 1 per wrong answer