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ABOUT CSIR-UGC-NET Life Science


CSIR and UGC combinedly conduct NET-JRF exam in 3rd Sunday of June and 3rd Sunday of December every year to search real scientific talent of India. To encourage the students to opt for Ph.D., HRD Ministry has also increase total number of JRF Seats as well as stipend value per month also.

Dear student while preparing for this exam you must decide for what you are preparing the CSIR-UGC-NET Life Science. Whether it is for NET-LS only or for JRF +NET-LS,

How to Crack Examination Pattern
While preparing the exam try to follow the syllabus provided by CSIR in "Something about Everything" way so that you at least have superficial knowledge of subject to face screening part (1st Paper). Here one should emphasize on 11-12th NCERT also. That may be of great help especially for those who do not want avoid some topics but want to emphasize on the specialization subjects. While preparing for the exam in new pattern General Science is equally important where you are to attempt 25 out of 40 and questions comes from Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Computers and Mathematics.

Paper I (Objective)
Section A: Include general scientific aptitude in the field of biology, computers, physics, mathematics, chemistry and Earth sciences. Usually 6-7 questions from each part, making total 40 questions out of which only 25 are to be attempted the level of studies should be just 10th & 11th level in all these subjects.

Section B: 100 questions from entirely from life sciences out of which only 75 are to be attempted. You should follow "something about everything strategy" to qualify this section.
Usually it Contain
  • 15 questions from systematic
  • 10 questions from chemistry and statistics
  • 15 questions from classical genetics
  • 15 questions from ecology and biodiversity
  • 15 questions from biochemistry and molecular biology
  • 15 questions from cell biology, microbiology and immunology
  • 15 questions from animal and plant physiology
Paper II (Subjective)
Out of 39-42 questions (13 units of syllabus) 16 questions are to be attempted.

Compulsory Question No. 1 (20 Marks)

This question usually cover chemistry and instrumentation used in biology. In chemistry most often pH, Kinetics, Solutions, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium related questions are asked while in Biology, Microscopy, Spectroscopy, Chromatography, Centrifugation, Electrophoresis and biostatics related questions are asked.
Next 15 Questions you will have to choose from remaining questions.
SomeTips for Subjective Exam:
1. Choosing The Subjective Questions
  • You have only one page to write an answer whether it is single part or in many parts.
  • Scan the whole question paper for 10 minutes for choosing questions.
  • Don't forget to write the question number at header of the page.
  • In Ist Round: Choose those questions first which are least time consuming and you can solve them completely.
  • In IInd Round: Choose those questions, which has straight answers like cramming, or calculation based questions.
  • In IIIrd Round: Choose those questions, which have some logical and analytical approach.
  • In Final Round: Choose those questions, which are descriptive and demanding some diagram as well as time.
2. While Writing the Answers
  • Don't write much and question of 4 marks require hardly 5-6 line answer.
  • Try to make schematic answer by using representative diagrams for any descriptive question
  • Try to make chains and links in your answers
3. Time Management Since available Time is 2 Hours 10 Minutes Means for 1st Question = 10 Minutes and Next 15 Questions = 8 Minutes/Question = 120 minutes.

4. Choosing the subjects while preparation
  • Instrumentation/Biophysics
    This is always very useful as many question are indirect and involving application and analysis of instruments/Techniques. This covers at least 2-3 questions.
  • Biochemistry
    At least 2-3 questions come from this part one is from protein and enzyme kinetics and one is from metabolism or thermodynamics.
  • Cell Biology and Immunology
    This part cover at least 4 questions from Membrane and Functioning, Cell signaling, Cytoskeleton and Nerve, Antibody, Antigen antibody interactions, MHC, Complement etc. & one question (surely) from Cancer Biology.
  • Molecular Biology
    Usually straight question related with DNA structure, replication and transcription and translation. This covers at least 2-3 questions.
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
    Usually any descriptive question from applied part of plant biotechnology or Animal Biotechnology.
  • Plant Physiology
    Usually 1 Question from Photosynthesis or Plant Hormones.
  • Animal Physiology
    Usually 1 Question from mainly Endocrinology and Heart Physiology.
  • Classical Botany
    Usually one straight question from Economic Botany and Classification of lower plants.
  • Biostatistics
    Usually 2 questions comes from this field. Always Prepare your area of specialization because you can attempt at least 2-3 questions from that part also.
5. How many questions to be attempted in CSIR-UGC-NET?

In Objective Part:
At least 70-75% marks required to qualify screening which means at least 15-20 questions in section A plus 55-65 in section B should be correct.

In Subjective Part:
8-10 correct answers should be attempted to qualify NET (LS)
12-14 correct answers should be attempted to qualify JRF
14-16 correct answers should be attempted to get call for SPM

How do aadhar deal with the CSIR-UGC-NET Life Science
Aadhar Institute is running this course since 2002. During the course of time we have witnessed many changes like Stipend (which has increased from Rs. 5000/-per month to Rs. 12000/- per month) the exam pattern (in which long subjective answers become short answer and very short answer type) and the number of real aspirants and scientific minds. .

This is our icon of our last 8 years success that at present in all leading Biotech research institutes aadhar's students are glorifying our name. Our consistent efforts have converted those dormant aspirants into budding scientists after qualifying the CSIR JRF.

In aadhar our whole aim is to focus the students for the goal of CSIR-NET Life science. Daily classes and weekly tests make students adapted to tackle the challenge given by CSIR-UGC. The classroom environment is so jovial that students never hesitate to ask any problem. This is the only reason that every student of aadhar become part of aadhar family for life time.



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