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CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus 2022: The CSIR UGC NET (commonly known as CSIR NET) exam is held at the national level by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to select applicants for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and to establish their eligibility for recruitment as instructors in Indian universities and colleges.

The ability to pass a single MCQ test is used to select candidates for the CSIR UGC NET. The CSIR NET exam is held in computer-based mode and consists of five papers:

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Chemical Science
  • Physical Science

Candidates taking the CSIR NET test frequently choose Life Science as one of their disciplines. Before beginning their preparation for the CSIR NET Life Science paper, aspirants must have a thorough understanding of the curriculum and a thorough understanding of the contents.

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CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus 2022

The CSIR NET Life Science Exam syllabus is outlined in detail below. Candidates can review the exam’s section-by-section syllabus below.

CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus: General Aptitude Section

Graphical Analysis & Data Interpretation, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability are the three key areas of the CSIR NET General Aptitude section’s course. These sections will cover the following topics:

SectionImportant Topics
Graphical Analysis & Data InterpretationGraphical Analysis has its main focus On-Line & Bar graphs, measures of dispersion, mode, median, and mean, Tabulation and Pie-Charts
ReasoningIndexing & arrangement, Puzzles, Clock & calendar, Directions & distance, coding-decoding, series arrangement, etc
Numerical AbilityGeometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Probability, Permutation & combinations, Time & Work, Speed and Distance, Mixture & Alligation, partnership, Proportion & variation, Ratio, Compound and Simple interest, Profit & loss, Percentage, Logarithms, Surds & Indices, Sequence & Series, Quadratic equations, HCF & LCM average, Number & Simplification, etc

CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus: Unit-wise Sections

The Life Science Related Syllabus has 13 units, as shown in the table below.

UnitsTopic Name
Unit 1Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
Unit 2Cellular Organisation
Unit 3Fundamental Processes
Unit 4Cell Communications and Cell Signaling
Unit 5Developmental Biology
Unit 6System Physiology – Plant
Unit 7System Physiology – Animal
Unit 8Inheritance Biology
Unit 9Diversity of Life Forms
Unit 10Ecological Principles
Unit 11Evolution and Behavior
Unit 12Applied Biology
Unit 13Methods in Biology

The unit-wise syllabus for CSIR NET Life Science Exam is elaborated in detail below:

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 1: Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

  • Protein and nucleic acid stability.
  • Biomolecule composition, structure, and function (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and vitamins).
  • Confirmation of proteins (Ramachandran plot, secondary structure, domains, motif and folds) (Ramachandran plot, secondary structure, domains, motif and folds).
  • Nucleic acid helix (A, B, Z), t-RNA, and micro-RNA conformation.
  • Carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and vitamins are all broken down.
  • Atoms, molecules, and chemical bonds have structure.
  • B Biomolecule composition, structure, and function (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and vitamins).
  • Interactions that stabilise (Van der Waals, electrostatic, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interaction, etc.).
  • Biophysical chemistry principles (pH, buffer, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, colligative properties).
  • Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, linked reactions, group transfer, and biological energy transducers are some of the terms used to describe bioenergetics.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 2: Cellular Organisation

  • Cell division and the cell cycle: Mitosis and meiosis, their regulation, cell cycle steps, cell cycle regulation, and cell cycle control.
  • Membrane structure and function include: Model membrane structure, lipid bilayer and membrane protein diffusion, osmosis, ion channels, active transport, membrane pumps, sorting and regulation of intracellular r transport, and membrane electrical characteristics.
  • Physiology of Microbes: Growth yield and features, cell division techniques, and stress response
  • Gene and chromosome organisation: Operon, unique and repetitive DNA, interrupted genes, gene families, chromatin and chromosome structure, heterochromatin, euchromatin, and transpocycle.
  • Structure and function of intracellular organelles: Cell wall, nucleus, mitochondria, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, peroxisomes, plastids, vacuoles, chloroplast, cytoskeleton structure and function, and involvement in motility.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 3: Fundamental Processes

  • RNA synthesis and processing: Transcription factors and machinery, initiation complex formation, transcription activator and repressor, RNA polymerases, capping, elongation, and termination, RNA processing, RNA editing, splicing, and polyadenylation, structure and function of many forms of RNA, RNA transport
  • Protein synthesis and processing: Ribosome, formation of initiation complex, initiation factors and their regulation, elongation and elongation factors, termination, genetic code, aminoacylation of tRNA, tRNA-identity, aminoacyl tRNA synthetase, translational proof-reading, translational inhibitors, and post-translational modification of proteins
  • DNA replication, repair and recombination: Unit of replication, enzymes involved, replication origin and replication fork, replication fidelity, extrachromosomal replicons, DNA damage and repair processes, homologous and site-specific recombination
  • Gene expression regulation at the transcription and translational levels: Phages, viruses, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes, chromatin’s function in gene expression, and gene silencing

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 4: Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

Cancer: Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes, cancer and the cell cycle, virus-induced cancer, metastasis, interaction of cancer cells with normal cells, apoptosis, and therapeutic interventions for uncontrolled cell development are some of the topics covered.

The innate and adaptive immune system: Innate and adaptive immunity, antigens, antigenicity, and immunogenicity all include cells and molecules. Antibody molecule structure and function, B and T cell epitopes Antigen-antibody interactions, MHC molecules, antigen processing and presentation, B and T cell activation and differentiation, B and T cell receptors, humoral and cell-mediated immune responses, primary and secondary immune modulation, the complement system, Toll-like receptors, cell-mediated effector functions, inflammation, hypersensitivity, and autoimmunity, immune response during bacterial infection.

Host-parasite interaction: Different pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, recognise and enter host cells in animals and plants, altering host cell behaviour, virus-induced cell transformation, pathogen-induced illnesses in animals and plants, and cell-cell fusion in both normal and pathological cells.

Cell signalling: Hormones and their receptors, cell surface receptors, G-protein coupled receptor signalling, signal transduction pathways, second messengers, signal pathway modulation, bacterial and plant two-component systems, light signalling in plants, bacterial chemotaxis, and quorum sensing are all covered.

Cellular Communications: Hematopoiesis regulation, cell communication principles, cell adhesion and the roles of different adhesion molecules, gap junctions, extracellular matrix, integrins, and neurotransmission regulation.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 5: Developmental Biology

Morphogenesis and organogenesis in animals: Organogenesis – vulva creation in Caenorhabditis worms, eye lens induction, limb development and regeneration in vertebrates; differentiation of neurons, post-embryonic development – larval formation, metamorphosis; environmental regulation of normal development; sex determination.

Basic concepts of development: Potency, commitment, specification, induction, competence, determination, and differentiation; morphogenetic gradients; cell destiny and lineages; stem cells; genomic equivalency and cytoplasmic determinants; imprinting; mutants and transgenics in development analysis.

Morphogenesis and organogenesis in plants: In Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum, the organisation of the shoot and root apical meristem; shoot and root growth; leaf development and phyllotaxy; transition to flowering, floral meristems, and floral development.

Gametogenesis, fertilization and early development: In animals, gamete production and cell surface molecules in sperm-egg recognition; in plants, embryo sac development and double fertilisation; in animals, zygote formation, cleavage, blastula formation, embryonic fields, gastrulation, and formation of germ layers; in plants, seed formation and germination.

Programmed cell death, ageing and senescence

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 6: System Physiology – Plant

  • Nitrogen metabolism: Assimilation of nitrate and ammonium; production of amino acids
  • Solute transport and photoassimilate translocation: Water, ions, solutes, and macromolecules are taken up, transported, and translocated from the soil through cells, through membranes, and through xylem and phloem; transpiration; and photoassimilates loading and unloading mechanisms.
  • Photosynthesis: CO2 fixation-C3, C4, and CAM processes; light-harvesting complexes; electron transport mechanisms; photoprotective mechanisms.
  • Sensory photobiology: Phytochromes, cryptochromes, and phototropins: structure, function, and methods of action; stomatal movement; photoperiodism, and biological clocks.
  • Plant hormones: Physiological effects and modes of action; biosynthesis, storage, breakdown, and transport.
  • Respiration and photorespiration: Alternate oxidase; photorespiratory pathway; citric acid cycle; plant mitochondrial electron transport and ATP synthesis.
  • Secondary metabolites: Terpenes, phenols, and nitrogenous substances biosynthesis and functions.
  • Stress physiology: Plant responses to pathogens and insects, as well as abiotic (water, temperature, and salt) stressors.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 7: System Physiology- Animal

  • Stress and adaptation
  • Endocrinology and reproduction: Reproductive processes, gametogenesis, ovulation, and neuroendocrine regulation; endocrine glands, the basic mechanism of hormone action, hormones and disorders
  • Digestive system: BMR, digestion, absorption, and energy balance.
  • Blood and circulation: Blood corpuscles, haemopoiesis and generated elements, plasma function, blood volume, blood volume regulation, blood groups, haemoglobin, immunity, and haemostasis are some of the topics covered in this course.
  • Respiratory system: Anatomical factors, transit of gases, exchange of gases, waste disposal, and neurological and chemical regulation of respiration are all discussed.
  • Cardiovascular System: Heart shape comparison, myogenic heart, specialised tissue, ECG – concept and relevance, cardiac cycle, heart as a pump, blood pressure, neural and chemical regulation of all of the above.
  • Sense organs: Tactile, visual, and auditory responses.
  • Nervous system: Neurons, action potentials, brain and spinal cord general neuroanatomy, central and peripheral nervous systems, neural control of muscle tone and posture.
  • Thermoregulation: Acclimatization, comfort zone, body temperature – physical, chemical, neural regulation.
  • Excretory system: Comparative excretion physiology, kidney, urine formation, urine concentration, waste disposal, micturition, water balance management, blood volume, blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 8: Inheritance Biology

  • Gene mapping methods: Linkage maps, tetrad analysis, molecular marker mapping, somatic cell hybrid mapping, and plant mapping population development
  • Mendelian principles: Dominance, segregation, and self-selection
  • Extensions of Mendelian principles: Codominance, incomplete dominance, gene interactions, pleiotropy, genomic imprinting, penetrance and expressivity, phenocopy, linkage and crossing over, sex linkage, and sex-limited and sex-influenced traits are all examples of Mendelian concepts that have been extended.
  • Concept of gene: Complementation tests, alleles, numerous alleles, pseudoalleles
  • Microbial genetics: Genetic transfer methods include transformation, conjugation, transduction, and sex-duction, gene mapping by interrupted mating, and gene fine structure analysis.
  • Extrachromosomal inheritance: Mitochondrial and chloroplast gene inheritance, maternal inheritance
  • Quantitative genetics: QTL mapping, polygenic inheritance, heritability and its measurements.
  • Human genetics: Genetic abnormalities, pedigree analysis, lod score for linkage testing, karyotypes.
  • Structural and numerical alterations of chromosomes: The genetic ramifications of deletion, duplication, inversion, translocation, and ploidy.
  • Mutation: Mutant types – fatal, conditional, biochemical, loss of function, a gain of function, germinal vs somatic mutants, insertional mutagenesis, types, causes, and detection.
  • Recombination: Recombination, both homologous and nonhomologous, including transposition.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 9: Diversity Of Life Forms

  • Outline classification of plants, animals & microorganisms: Each taxon is classified according to important characteristics. Plants, animals, and microbes are classified. Taxonomic linkages in evolution.
  • Principles & methods of taxonomy: Species and hierarchical taxonomic concepts, biological nomenclature, classical and quantitative methodologies of plant, animal, and microbe taxonomy.
  • Levels of structural organization: There are three types of cells: unicellular, colonial, and multicellular. Tissue, organ, and system organisation levels. Adaptive radiation, adaptive changes, comparative anatomy
  • Organisms of health & agricultural importance: Humans, domestic animals, and crops are all susceptible to parasites and pathogens.
  • Natural history of the Indian subcontinent: Major subcontinent habitat categories, geographic origins, and species migrations Mammals and birds found in India. The subcontinent’s seasonality and phenology.
  • Organisms of conservation concern: Endangered and rare species Conservation measures.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 10: Ecological Principles

  • Habitat and Niche: Habitat and niche concepts, niche width and overlap, fundamental and realised niches, resource partitioning, and character displacement.
  • The Environment: Physical and biotic environments, as well as biotic and abiotic interactions.
  • Species Interactions: Interspecific competition, herbivory, carnivory, pollination, and symbiosis are examples of interactions.
  • Ecological Succession: Types; mechanics; successional changes; the concept of climax.
  • Population Ecology: The concept of metapopulation – demes and dispersal, intergenic extinctions, age-structured populations; population growth curves; population regulation; life history strategies (r and K selection); the concept of metapopulation – demes and dispersal, intergenic extinctions, age-structured populations.
  • Biogeography: Major terrestrial biomes; island biogeography hypothesis; India’s biogeographical zones.
  • Community Ecology: Community structure and traits; species diversity levels and assessment; edges and ecotones
  • Conservation Biology: Conservation principles, main management methodologies, and Indian case studies on conservation/management strategy (Project Tiger, Biosphere reserves).
  • Applied Ecology: Pollution; global environmental change; biodiversity: status, monitoring, and documentation; key causes of biodiversity change; approaches to biodiversity management
  • Ecosystem Ecology: Ecosystem structure; ecosystem function; energy flow and mineral cycling (C, N, P); primary production and decomposition; structure and function of some Indian ecosystems: terrestrial (forest, grassland); primary production and decomposition; structure and function of some Indian ecosystems: terrestrial (forest, grassland (freshwater marine, estuarine).

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 11: Evolution and Behavior

  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution: Methods and approaches for studying behaviour; Causation, both proximate and ultimate; Altruism and evolution: group selection, kin selection, and reciprocal altruism Learning, memory, cognition, sleep, and arousal all have a neural basis. Biological timepieces; Behavior modification; Mating systems, parental investment, and reproductive success; social communication; social dominance; use of space and territoriality; Aggressive behaviour; Parental care; Foraging habitat selection and optimality Migration, navigation, and orientation Domestication and a shift in behaviour.
  • Origin of cells and unicellular evolution: Abiotic synthesis of organic monomers and polymers; Origin of basic biological substances Oparin and Haldane concepts; Miller’s experiment from 1953; The first cell; Prokaryotes evolved; eukaryotic cells evolved; unicellular eukaryotes evolved; Photosynthesis, anaerobic metabolism, and aerobic metabolism.
  • The emergence of evolutionary thoughts: Darwin’s principles of variation, adaptability, struggle, fitness, and natural selection were developed by Lamarck. Mendelism; mutational spontaneity; evolutionary synthesis.
  • Molecular Evolution: Neutral evolution, molecular divergence, and molecular clocks concepts; Phylogeny, categorization, and identification using molecular techniques; Analysis of protein and nucleotide sequences; novel gene and protein discovery; gene duplication and divergence.
  • Palaeontology and Evolutionary History: Eras, eras, and epochs in evolutionary time; Important events in evolutionary history; Unicellular and multicellular creatures’ origins; Major plant and animal groups; Evolutionary stages of primates, including Homo sapiens.
  • The Mechanisms: Population genetics: Hardy-Weinberg Law; principles and rate of change in gene frequency through natural selection, migration, and random genetic drift; populations, gene pool, and gene frequency; Isolating processes; Adaptive radiation Convergent evolution; Sexual selection; Coevolution; Speciation; Allopatricity and Sympatricity; Convergent evolution; Sexual selection.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 12: Applied Biology

  • Biosensors
  • Fermentation and synthesis of small and macromolecules by bacteria
  • Molecular techniques for diagnostics and strain identification, transgenic animals and plants
  • Bioremediation and phytoremediation are two types of environmental cleanup.
  • Biodiversity resources and applications
  • Plant and animal breeding, including marker-assisted selection
  • The application of genomics to health and agriculture, including gene therapy
  • Bioremediation and phytoremediation are two types of environmental cleanup.

CSIR NET Life Science UNIT 13: Methods in Biology

  • Statistical Methods: Probability distributions (Binomial, Poisson, and normal); Sampling distribution; Measures of central tendency and dispersion; There is a distinction between parametric and non-parametric statistics. Errors; Levels of significance; Regression and Correlation; Confidence Interval; t-test; analysis of variance; X2 test; multivariate statistics basics, and so forth.
  • Histochemical and Immunotechniques: Antibody production, molecule detection using ELISA, RIA, western blot, immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence microscopy, detection of molecules in living cells, in situ localisation via FISH and GISH techniques.
  • Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA methods: Different separation methods for RNA, DNA (genomic and plasmid), and proteins isolation and purification. Isoelectric focusing gels are used to analyse RNA, DNA, and proteins utilising one and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Cloning of DNA or RNA fragments at the molecular level in bacterial and eukaryotic systems Using bacterial, animal, and plant vectors to express recombinant proteins. Specific nucleic acid sequences are isolated. In plasmid, phage, cosmid, BAC, and YAC vectors, genomic and cDNA libraries are generated. Gene knockout in bacteria and eukaryotes using in vitro mutagenesis and deletion procedures. Protein post-translational modification identification using protein sequencing techniques. DNA sequencing methods and genome sequencing strategies. Microarray-based tools for analysing gene expression at the RNA and protein levels, as well as large-scale expressions RFLP, RAPD, and AFLP techniques are used to isolate, separate, and analyse carbohydrate and lipid molecules.
  • Biophysical Method: UV/visible, fluorescence, circular dichroism, NMR, and ESR spectroscopy are all used in molecular analysis. Molecular structure determination via X-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance, Light scattering, various types of mass spectrometry, and surface plasmon resonance technologies are all used in molecular analysis.
  • Microscopic techniques: Light microscopy for visualising cells and subcellular components, different microscope resolving powers, microscopy of living cells, scanning and transmission microscopes, various fixation and staining techniques for EM, freeze-etch and freeze-fracture methods for EM, image processing methods in microscopy.
  • Radiolabeling techniques: Detection and measurement of various radioisotopes often employed in biology, integration of radioisotopes in biological tissues and cells, molecular imaging of radioactive substances, and safety guidelines.
  • Radiolabeling techniques: Detection and measurement of various types of radioisotopes used in biology, integration of radioisotopes in biological tissues and cells, molecular imaging of radioactive substances, and safety guidelines.
  • Electrophysiological methods: Pharmacological testing, single-neuron recording, patch-clamp recording, ECG, Brain activity recording, lesion and stimulation of the brain, PET, MRI, fMRI, CAT.
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CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus in Hindi

वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद (सीएसआईआर) के मानव संसाधन विकास समूह ने सीएसआईआर नेट लाइफ साइंस पाठ्यक्रम निर्धारित किया है। पाठ्यक्रम में शामिल विषय हैं सेल ऑर्गनाइजेशन, सिस्टम फिजियोलॉजी ऑफ प्लांट एंड एनिमल, आदि। ए, बी, और सी परीक्षा प्रक्रिया के तीन खंड हैं। भाग बी और सी के लिए पाठ्यक्रम विषय-विशिष्ट है। परीक्षा की तैयारी के लिए, उम्मीदवारों को समय से पहले सामग्री को अच्छी तरह से देख लेना चाहिए।

अच्छी तरह से तैयारी करने के लिए उम्मीदवारों को पाठ्यक्रम के बारे में सूचित किया जाना चाहिए। पाठ्यक्रम सभी उम्मीदवारों को एक प्रभावी तैयारी दृष्टिकोण विकसित करने में सहायता करेगा। सीएसआईआर नेट लाइफ साइंस सिलेबस के बारे में अधिक जानने और इसकी पीडीएफ डाउनलोड करने के लिए आगे पढ़ें।

जीवन विज्ञान का एक विस्तृत सीएसआईआर नेट पाठ्यक्रम छात्रों को सीएसआईआर नेट में बेहतर स्कोर करने में मदद करेगा और कवर किए जाने वाले विषयों की बेहतर स्पष्टता भी प्रस्तुत करेगा।

  • जीवन विज्ञान खंड में शामिल हैं जीव विज्ञान के लिए प्रासंगिक अणु और उनकी बातचीत।
  • सेलुलर संगठन।
  • मौलिक प्रक्रियाएं।
  • सेल संचार और सेल सिग्नलिंग।
  • विकास जीवविज्ञान।
  • सिस्टम फिजियोलॉजी-प्लांट।
  • सिस्टम फिजियोलॉजी-पशु।
  • विरासत जीवविज्ञान।
  • जीवन रूपों की विविधता।
  • पारिस्थितिक सिद्धांत।
  • विकास और व्यवहार।
  • एप्लाइड बायोलॉजी।
  • जीव विज्ञान में तरीके।

Steps to Prepare CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus 

For individuals taking the exam, the CSIR NET course is challenging and difficult to pass. We’ve provided you with a lot of information. The following are some CSIR NET Life Science curriculum preparation tips:

  • Candidates are urged to check the CSIR NET Syllabus of Life Science before beginning their exam preparation.
  • Candidates should map out a path that emphasises the weak themes while avoiding the strong ones.
  • Candidates should cultivate a reading habit and create a study schedule.
  • Taking notes is also recommended for areas that require constant revision.
  • Examine previous year’s CSIR NET life science question papers to determine which questions were often asked.
  • Review each topic before moving on to the next. It would help people remember things better.
  • It’s recommended to begin with the basics and work your way up to more advanced subjects.
  • Keep track of your progress by taking CSIR NET Mock Tests on a regular basis.

Best Books for CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus

To cover the entire syllabus of the exam, check out the CSIR NET Life Science Books. Candidates must choose the best book to avoid wasting time on the wrong one. Check out the following lists:

Subject Book Name
Unit: Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
Subject: Biochemistry and Metabolism
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry- Nelson, and Cox
Principles of Biochemistry by Voet
Unit: Cellular Organization
Subject: Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular Cell Biology- Lodish
Cell And Molecular Biology / 8th Edition by Robertis De
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CSIR NET Life Science Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The CSIR NET Exam Pattern is the same for all five topics. The exam is taken in a computer-based method online. The following are some key details about the CSIR NET Life Science Exam:

  • The CSIR NET Life Science test is divided into three sections: Part A, Part B, and Part C.
  • Part A covers general aptitude and is used in all disciplines.
  • Parts A, B, and C each have 20, 50, and 75 questions.
  • The question paper for the CSIR NET Life Science will be totally objective.
  • 2 marks will be awarded for each correct attempt in Parts A and B, and 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response in Part C.
  • Negative marking of 0.5 marks in Parts A and B and 1.32 marks in Part C will also be applied.

The description of the three parts of the CSIR NET Life Science Exam is as follows:

CSIR NET Life Science: Part A (General Aptitude)

The CSIR NET Life Science exam has a General Aptitude component that is common to all disciplines and has a total of 20 questions. This section allows candidates to attempt a maximum of 15 questions. Because each question is worth two points, the total score for this section is 30.

CSIR NET Life Science: Part B

Part B of the paper consists of objective questions about the subject. The exam comprises a total of 50 questions, with a maximum of 35 questions that a candidate can attempt. Candidates can earn up to 70 points if they complete this part correctly.

CSIR NET Life Science: Part C

A high-standard, scientific concepts-based question will be included in CSIR NET Life Science Part C. This section contains 75 questions, with applicants having to answer no more than 50 of them. The themes from which the exam questions will be framed are listed below.

CSIR NET Life Science Exam Pattern 2022

Varied areas of the CSIR NET Life Science test have different marks, weighting, negative marking, and the minimum number of questions to be solved.

If a student prompts more replies than the minimum requirement, the maximum number of needed questions will receive marks.

The CSIR NET Life Science Exam Pattern is tabulated below:

Parts Number of Questions Minimum Number of Questions to be Attempted Marks per Question Total Marks Negative Marking
Part A 20 15 2 30 0.5
Part B 50 35 2 70 0.5
Part C 75 25 4 100 1
Total Marks 200


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CSIR NET Life Science Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Q1. Name some good books for practising the MCQs of CSIR NET Life Science.

Ans. The books Catalyst MCQ Practise Book and CSIR-UGC NET Life Sciences Previous Papers (Solved) and 25 Practice Sets 15th Edition can be used to have a firm grasp of the material and practice.

Q2. What are the main units that one must complete in the syllabus of the CSIR NET Life Sciences to clear the exam?

Ans. Every topic included in the syllabus, in particular, is significant. To earn a good grade, one should focus on thoroughly preparing each subject.

Q3. How many units are there in the CSIR NET Life Science syllabus?

Ans. There are a total of 13 units in the CSIR NET Life Science syllabus.

Q4. Is the General Aptitude syllabus the same for all the subjects in CSIR NET?

Ans. Yes, the General Aptitude component of the CSIR NET syllabus is the same for all topics.

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