CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for JRF and Assistant Professor Eligibility

Published on : 9th May 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India conducts joint CSIR UGC NET for selecting candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship and for the eligibility of Lecturer. CSIR Nation Eligibility Test is conducted for the following Science stream subjects:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Candidates are required to apply for any one of the above subjects preferably their subject of post-graduation. A single paper test is conducted comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The paper is divided into three parts – Part A, B, and C. Part A consist of questions on General Aptitude while the other two parts have subject-related questions.

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Here is the complete syllabus of all the subjects of CSIR UGC NET. We have listed the important topics here and the detailed version of the syllabus can be downloaded in PDF form from the links provided below.



The syllabus of chemical sciences includes topics from inorganic, physical, and organic chemistry. Some interdisciplinary topics are also included in the syllabus viz.

1. Chemistry in nanoscience and technology

2. Catalysis and green chemistry

3. Medicinal chemistry

4. Supramolecular chemistry

5. Environmental chemistry

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The paper will consist of 3 sections – Part A, part B, and Part C.

Part A will test the candidate on General Aptitude. Candidate must read the books on general awareness. It will also include questions on teaching aptitude, logical reasoning, and quantitative aptitude.

The syllabus of Earth Sciences for Part B includes topics such as the earth and the solar system, interior of the earth, oceans and atmosphere, and environmental earth sciences.

Part C syllabus includes topics from geology, physical geography, geophysics, meteorology, ocean sciences.

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Life Sciences subject includes the following important topics:

  1. Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  2. Cellular Organization
  3. Fundamental Processes
  4. Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  5. Developmental Biology
  6. System Physiology – Plant
  7. System Physiology – Animal
  8. Inheritance Biology
  9. Diversity of Life Forms
  10. Ecological Principles
  11. Evolution and Behavior
  12. Applied Biology
  13. Methods in Biology

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The syllabus includes topics such as algebra, linear algebra, complex analysis, topology, ODEs (Ordinary Differential Equations), PDEs (Partial Differential Equations), numerical analysis, calculus of variations, linear integral equations, classical mechanics, and Data Analysis.

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Physical Sciences syllabus for CSIR UGC NET includes:

  1. Mathematical methods of Physics
  2. Classical Mechanics
  3. Electromagnetic Theory
  4. Quantum Mechanics
  5. Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  6. Electronics and Experimental Methods
  7. Atomic & Molecular Physics
  8. Condensed Matter Physics
  9. Nuclear and Particle Physics

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