November 19, 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the CSIR NET exam for day 1 on November 19, 2020, very successfully. Candidates gave mixed responses regarding the difficulty level of the exam. Check the difficulty level and the expected cut-off marks for the Day 1 paper.
NTA has scheduled to conduct the CSIR NET 2020 for 3 days i.e., November 19, 21, and 26, 2020. The exam for these days will be conducted in 2 shifts. There are a total of 200 objectives (MCQs) questions asked in the paper. The exam schedule for the exam days is shown below.
|November 19||Shift-1 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)||Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences|
|Shift-2 (3:00-6:00 PM)||Physical Sciences|
|November 21||Shift-1 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)||Life Sciences (Group-1)|
|Shift-2 (3:00-6:00 PM)||Life Sciences (Group-2)|
|November 26||Shift-1 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)||Chemical Sciences|
|Shift-2 (3:00-6:00 PM)||Mathematical Sciences|
The whole paper is divided into three sections given below. The candidates are given a duration of 3 hours to complete the whole paper.
The Day 1 shift 1 paper was overall moderately tricky. The shift 1 paper was based on Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences. According to a candidate named Menaka, the overall difficulty of the paper was moderate. Part A and Part B were medium for her. The last part consisted of formulae from EnGeo and Physics that made the section difficult. As per her estimation, the cut-off will rise as compared to the previous year’s cut-off.
Another candidate, Navneet was eluded and satisfied with her performance. However, she stated that the paper was tougher than the previous year’s paper. She found all the sections tough. She highlighted that section C required in-depth knowledge and analysis of questions. A major difference between previous year’s papers and this year’s paper was that calculation based questions were more this year.
The topics from which the paper was prepared included Seismology, Geology, Atmospheric Sciences, and Oceanology. The overall verdict for the exam according to her was tough. She is expecting a high cut-off mark this year.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.