CSIR UGC NET 2020 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Feb 24, 2020

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Megha Rohilla

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CSIR UGC NET June 2020 Answer keys for June 2020 session will be released by NTA on June 25, 2020. Candidates will be able to download CSIR NET June 2020 Answer Keys and Question Papers.

  • CSIR NET June 2020 Exam is considered less difficult than previous years exam.
  • The paper will be of medium difficulty level.
  • The questions seemed to be shifting more towards the trend in the research atmosphere. Check CSIR NET Paper Analysis
  • Difficulty level will be high but only in the case of Part – B.
  • Questions from Part – C will be the combinations of medium & hard difficulty levels.
  • General Aptitude section will be quite easy and scoring as well.
  • The difficulty level increased in ascending order from Part – A to Part – C.
  • The answer key of CSIR UGC NET will be released for all codes of test booklets A, B, C & D to be provided during the exam.
  • CSIR UGC NET June 2020 Result will be announced on the official website on June 25, 2020

How to Check Answer key ?

How to Check CSIR NET Answer Key?

In order to obtain Answer Keys for CSIR NET June 2020  for the examination, follow the below steps-

  1. Log in to a web browser and navigate to the site- www.csirhrdg.res.in
  2. Click on answer key notification, Joint CSIR-UGC NET EXAM Answer Key.
  3. Then, click on submit button. CSIR NET 2020 Answer Key will be displayed.
  4. Download the Answer key and match answer with your answer.
  5. Take a print out for future reference.

CSIR UGC NET Paper Analysis

CSIR UGC NET June 2020 Paper Analysis

The exam is divided in three sections i.e. Part A, Part B, and Part C and offers a rich variety of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).

The subjects covered in the exams are-

  • General Aptitude- Logical Reasoning, Graphical Analysis, Quantitative comparisons, Series Formation.
  • Life Sciences- Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Instrumentation, Genetics etc.
  • Chemical Science- Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary topics.
  • Mathematics Science- Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Modern Algebra, Ordinary and partial differential equation.
  • Earth Science- Earth and solar system, Ocean and Atmosphere, Geochemistry.
  • Physical Science- Mathematical physics, quantum physics, Electromagnetic theory, Electronics.

Part A is General Aptitude:

  • This section aims at analyzing the candidate’s potential to deal with specific tasks and react to a range of different situations.
  • The section is of 30 marks and minimum 15 out of 20 questions are required to be attempted for a score of 30.
  • Mostly, the exam focuses on Logical reasoning and Quantitative aptitude sectors.

Part B & C:

  • Part B and Part C hold higher weightage than Part A.
  • They collectively account for 170 marks and the questions are derived from the subject opted by the appearing student.
  • For example, if a candidate opts for Chemical science exam, the score break for Part B is 70 marks and Part C is 100 marks.
  • Unlike a Mathematical science exam has 75 marks allocated to Part B and 95 marks for Part C.

All subjects except Mathematical Science have a break of 30, 70 and 100 for Part A, Part B and Part C respectively.

You must remember that negative marking is applicable in all three sections and every wrong answer will deduct marks. For every wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.

The final result is displayed in the form of a merit list which is posted online.


CSIR NET Cut off 2020

Candidates can check the category-wise and subject-wise cut off for JRF and LS below: 

CSIR NET Cutoff for Junior Research Fellowship

Subject Unreserved OBC SC ST PWD
Chemical Science 48 41 33.50 25.25 25
Earth Science 56.31 48.54 41.79 41.79 32.36
Life Science 55.25 46.75 40.25 34 25
Mathematical Science 56.25 47.38 37 27.75 25
Physical Science 54.63 47.19 37.44 30.56 27.63

CSIR Net Cutoff for Lectureship

Subject Unreserved OBC SC ST PWD
Chemical Science 43.20 36.90 30.15 25 25
Earth Science 50.68 43.69 37.61 36.94 29.12
Life Science 49.73 42.08 36.23 30.60 25
Mathematics Science 50.63 42.64 33.30 25 25
Physical Science 49.17 42.47 33.70 27.50 25

There is a minimum criterion of 33% for General and OBC category and 25% for SC/ST and PwD category for both the Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.