Answersheet for
CSIR NET Dec 2016

Fellowship programmes like CSIR's NET and GATE are available for PhD-JRF in chemical sciences. Apart from these IISc (Bangalore) conducts its own entrance for phD admission.

Candidates clearing at least NET-LS are eligible for lectureship all over India. Also for individual states, state level entrance (SET) is conducted for recruitment of lecturers.


JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to candidates holding BS-4 years program/BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma/MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/BSc (Hons) or equivalent degree holders or students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually handicapped candidates.

Exam is conducted twice a year in June and December.

AGE LIMIT: The upper age limit for applying for the award of JRF shall be 28 years, which is relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes/OBC, Physically Handicapped/Visually Handicapped and female applicants.

Exam Pattern

CSIR-UGC (NET) Exam for Award of Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lecturer ship shall be a Single Paper Test having Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The question paper is divided in three parts.

This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis and Research Aptitude. The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200.
This part shall contain 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) generally covering the topics given in the syllabus. A candidate shall be required to answer any 35 questions. Each question shall be of two marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200.
This part shall contain 75 questions that are designed to test a 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. A candidate shall be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of four marks. The total marks allocated to this section shall be 100 out of 200.

There is negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.


  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary topics:

  • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology
  • Catalysis and green chemistry
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry

Cut Off Marks from Years 2011-2015 Exams:

unreserved OBC SC ST PH/VH unreserved OBC SC ST PH/VH
DEC 2015 59.75 %


40.7% 32.7%







JUNE 2015 58.75%










DEC 2014 52% 46.8 % 41.60% 46.80% 42.1% 37.40%
JUNE 2014 50% 40% 45% 35%
DEC 2013 55% 45% 50% 40%
DEC 2012 43.50% 33.50% 38.50% 28.50%
JUNE 2012 47% 37% 42% 32%
DEC 2011 45% 35% 40% 30%

Key features of the regular programme

  • Regular classroom coaching with basic of every aspect covered.
  • Topic-wise problem discussions.
  • Test series on individual chapters and on complete course to revise syllabus time-to-time.
  • Audio-visuals, presentations for each concept.
  • Well planned lectures for difficult topics.
  • Tips and tricks for solving tricky questions.
  • Highly competitive environment for study.
  • Library facility with well equipped sitting arena.
  • Most importantly staff members encourage students for their improvements and best possible results.