CSIR UGC NET is a national level offline test conducted every year in 2 sessions- June and December. The exam is a portal for candidates seeking admission to the post of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor. CSIR UGC NET syllabus will be of graduation level.
The exam paper for Chemical Sciences consists of 3 Parts- A, B, C and have 20, 40 and 60 questions wherein candidates have to attempt a maximum of 15, 35 and 25 questions respectively. All the questions are objective type questions (MCQs) and negative marking will be applicable. Check CSIR NET Exam Pattern
The main topics of CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Chemical Sciences are-
The below article contains all the information related to CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Chemical Sciences and sample questions for each section.
This section is designed to test the applicant’s general aptitude. Questions pertaining to general science, quantitative reasoning as also analyze and research aptitude will be asked. The syllabus for this section has not been changed and is same as it was for the previous years. The highlights of CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Part A are mentioned below-
Important topics under this section and some sample questions are given below.
Good reference books and study material are key to success in any top-notch entrance exam. CSIR UGC NET is the premier national level entrance exam for the position of Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship. Mentioned below are some good books you can rely on –
|Section||Book name||Author/ Publisher|
|General Science||CSIR UG NET- for Part A (Quant Master Series) Paperback||Sudesh Sharma|
|CSIR UGC NET (Science) Paper I Guide||Karan Deo|
|CSIR UGC NET Compulsory Paper- Part A General Science||Ramesh Publishing House|
Ques. A sphere of radius 4 cm is carved from a homogeneous sphere of radius 8 cm and mass 160 g. The mass of the smaller sphere is
1. 80 g.
2. 60 g.
3. 40 g.
4. 20 g.
Ques. A person buys a shirt with marked price Rs.300/- at a discount of 20%. In order to make a profit of 20% the person should sell the shirt for
Ques. In a bag containing only blue, red and green marbles, all but 15 are blue, all but 13 are red and all but 12 are green. How many are red?
This is a scoring section and so candidates must prepare well for it. A few preparation tips are mentioned below-
They must devise some easy tricks to solve questions and to save time.
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These sections will evaluate the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts for topics given in the syllabus. Aspirants must answer conceptual as also application-based questions. The questions will be of analytical nature where a student will be expected to apply scientific concepts to arrive at the solution to the given problem. The highlights of CSIR UGC NET for Part B and Part C are given below-
Important topics under both sections and some sample questions are given below:
Structure and bonding in homo- and heteronuclear molecules
Concepts of acids and bases
Main group elements and their compounds
Transition elements and coordination compounds
Inner transition elements
Cages and metal clusters.
Characterization of inorganic compounds
Basic principles of quantum mechanics
Approximate methods of quantum mechanics
Atomic structure and spectroscopy
Chemical bonding in diatomic
Chemical applications of group theory
Colloids and surfaces.
IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules
Principles of stereochemistry
Organic reactive intermediates
Organic reaction mechanisms
Common named reactions and rearrangements
Organic transformations and reagents
Concepts in organic synthesis
Chemistry involved in natural products
Structure determination of organic compounds
Catalysis and green chemistry.
Chemistry in nanoscience and technology.
Some good reference books are discussed below to help individuals study well for these 2 sections.
|Topic||Book name||Author/ Publisher|
|Physical Chemistry||Thermodynamics||Thomas Engel & Philip Reid|
|Quantum Chemistry||Donald A. McQuarrie|
|Organic Chemistry||Principles of Stereochemistry||P.S Kalsi|
|Organic Reaction Mechanism||Peter Sykes|
|Pericyclic Reactions||R T Morrison, R N Boyd|
|Inorganic Chemistry||Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds||J. E Huheey|
|Transition Metals and Co-ordination compounds (d- block)||Bodie Douglas|
Ques. The only molecule having bridging oxygen is
1. Phosphorus trioxide
2. Phosphorus pentoxide
3. Cyclic tetra phosphate
Ques. The absorbance of solution having 20% transmittance is
Ques. Using phenolphthalein as the indicator, which of the following titration is possible:
1. acetic acid with pyridine
2. oxalic acid with sodium hydroxide
3. hydrochloric acid with aniline
4. sulphuric acid with aqueous ammonia
Ques. 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanoneon reduction gives two isomeric alcohols which are
Ques. Hemocyanin contains
1. A dinuclear copper core and binds dioxygen in the cuprous state.
2. A dinuclear copper core and binds dioxygen in the cupric state.
3. A mononuclear copper core and binds dioxygen in the cuprous state
4. A mononuclear copper core and binds dioxygen in the cupric state.
Ques. Unlike d-d transitions, the f-f transitions
1. Does not change much with change in ligand
2. Change significantly with change in ligand
3. Appear at low energies i.e. at the near-IR region
4. Appear as broad bands
These sections have the maximum weightage and so students must prepare well for it. A few preparation tips are mentioned below-
CSIR UGC NET is conducted for the Science stream in the fields of Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The question paper will be divided into 3 sections all of which are compulsory. Part A will be common for all the streams while questions in Part B and C will be asked from the particular field. The details regarding the exam pattern are mentioned below-
|Mode of CSIR UGC NET||Offline|
|Number of sections||3|
|Marks for Correct Answer||Part A and B: +2 Part C: +4|
|Negative Marking||Part A and B: -0.5 Part C: -1|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.