CSIR UGC NET is a national level offline test held twice a year in June and December. The exam is a portal for candidates seeking admission to the post of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for eligibility of Lectureship. Earth Sciences relate to the study of earth and its changing aspects. It deals with subjects like Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Astronomy. There will be studies regarding climate, elevation, soil, vegetation, population, land use and industries.
CSIR UGC NET online registration is open and candidates can fill the forms till April 15, 2020. If you choose CSIR NET Earth Science (Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences) as your career, then you must be passionate about:
CSIR UGC NET will comprise 3 papers which consists of objective type multiple-choice questions. While paper A is common to all subjects and comprises 20 questions on general aptitude; paper B and C consists of subject-related conventional MCQs wherein paper C will have analytical questions of a higher value that may test the candidate’s knowledge and application of scientific concepts.
The questions in this section will evaluate the student’s general aptitude. Aspirants must possess knowledge of general science, quantitative reasoning and also analysis and research aptitude to be able to answer these questions. The highlights of CSIR UGC NET Syllabus for Part A as stated below-
Ques. There are k baskets and n balls. The balls are put into the baskets randomly. If k
1. There is no empty basket
2. There are exactly (n- k) baskets with at least one ball
3. There is at least one basket with two or more balls
4. There are (n- k) baskets with exactly two balls
Ques. A uniform cylindrical container is half filled with water. The height of the cylinder is twice its diameter. The cylinder is gradually tilted until the water touches the brim. At this instant, the container is inclined at
1. 30° to vertical
2. 45° to vertical
3. 60° to vertical
4. 75° to vertical
Ques. 5 kg of adulterated rice has 2% stones in it and the rest is rice. Half of the stone content was removed. Now the percentage of stone content in it is
Candidates must not be negligent towards this section as it is a scoring section. If they do well in this section, they will score better than their counterparts. A few preparation tips are mentioned below-
These sections are designed to assess the individual’s understanding of scientific concepts for topics given in the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer conceptual as also application based questions. The nature of questions will be analytical wherein an applicant must apply scientific concepts to arrive at the solution to a given problem. The highlights of CSIR UGC NET for Part B and Part C are as stated below-
The main topics for these sections and some sample questions are given below:
Some good reference books are given below to help applicants score well in these 2 sections.
|Topic||Book name||Author/ Publisher|
|Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences||Paleontology||Arnold|
|An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology||John D. Winter|
|Geomorphology and Global Tectonics||Summerfield|
|Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India|
|Applied Geology Hydrogeology||Davies and De Weist|
Ques. Geostrophic wind is a balance between the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force. In non-geostrophic wind, flow will become circulatory because of
1. Pressure difference term
2. Momentum term
3. Temperature difference term
4. Shear term
Ques. Which one of the following minerals will have no useful nutrient elements for plant life?
1. plagioclase feldspar
Ques. A river will braid irrespective of the fact that it is gravel-bed, sand-bed or silt-bed if
1. sediment supply = sediment transport
2. sediment supply < sediment transport
3. sediment supply > sediment transport
4. sediment supply >> sediment transport
Each question will consist of 3 parts. Aspirants must answer all 3 parts correctly to get all the 4 marks.
Ques. (A) If there is an embayment along the coastline experiencing longshore current, the following combinations of features may ultimately result
1. Spit, bay mouth bar, lagoon
2. Spit, lagoon, wave-cut platform
3. Tombolo, wave-cut platform, arches
4. Spits, pillars, arches, stacks
(B) The stacks and arches are formed due to erosion of headland projecting into the sea under the influence of waves. The waves in such conditions are directed on all sides
1. At right angle, towards the headland
2. At an angle other than right angle, towards the headland
3. Parallel to the headland, towards it
4. Away from the headland
(C) If say, the wave front approaches at an angle to the shoreline and the resulting drift is from north to south. What will happen towards the south of a groin built on the beach?
1. The shore line will accrete
2. The shore line will erode
3. The shore line will neither erode nor accrete
4. Both erosion and accretion will occur
These 2 sections have the maximum weightage and so aspirants must study well for it. A few preparation tips are given as follows-
The syllabus for the exam will be as laid out by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The level of CSIR UGC NET syllabus will be of graduation level.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.