Check CSIR NET 2022 Last Minute Preparation Tips and Exam Highlights

By Astha Singh|Updated : September 8th, 2022

The Upcoming CSIR NET 2022 Exam is not so far away and it's about a time when candidates going to appear in the examination get themselves aware of the last minute preparation tips for the CSIR NET 2022. This will help the candidates to get themselves ready for the exam smartly and boost their confidence. It's about time to give the preparation for the CSIR NET 2022 a final touch by revising all the covered topics thoroughly.

The candidates also need to be aware of the exam day instructions for CSIR NET 2022 to avoid any possible hindrance on the day of the examination. Here we have provided an article covering all your doubts and queries regarding Upcoming CSIR NET 2022 last-minute preparation tips, exam patterns, Documents to carry, Do's and Don'ts on the exam day. 

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CSIR NET 2022 Important Dates

The candidates going to appear in the CSIR NET exam 2022 can check the table given below to double-check the updated dates of the examinations to avoid any confusion.

Events Dates
Release of CSIR NET Online ApplicationJuly 11, 2022
Last Date to Apply for CSIR NETAugust 17, 2022 (Extended)
Last Date for CSIR NET Fee PaymentAugust 17, 2022 (Extended)
Exam Date

16th Sept, 17th Sept and 18th Sept


Release of CSIR NET Admit CardSeptember 2022
Release of CSIR NET Answer KeyTo be announced soon
Declaration of CSIR NET ResultTo be announced soon

Highlights Of CSIR NET 2022 Exam

The candidates going to appear for the CSIR NET 2022 examination can take a quick view of the highlights of the examination to have a clear view of the exam.

Name of the ExamCSIR UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency
Purpose of ExamJunior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship
Frequency of ExamTwice a Year (June and December)
Mode of ExamComputer-Based Mode (CBT)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of Fee PaymentOnline
Number of Subjects5
The validity of the CSIR NET CertificateTwo Years

CSIR NET 2022: Exam Shifts

16.09.202209.00 am to 12.00 noonEarth, Atmospheric, Ocean
and Planetary Sciences
Physical Sciences
16.09.202203.00 pm to 06.00 pmMathematical Sciences
17.09.202209.00 am to 12.000 noonLife Sciences
17.09.202203.00 pm to 06.00 pmLife Sciences
18.09.202209.00 am to 12.000 noonChemical Sciences

CSIR NET 2022: Exam Pattern

The CSIR NET 2022 has a different examination pattern for every other subject available in the exam. It is a must for the candidates to be aware of the examination pattern so that they can manage their time accordingly. Here is the list of different exam patterns according to the subjects opted by the candidate.

Type of QuestionObjective
Total Questions

Mathematical Science- 120

Chemical Science- 120

Earth Science-75

Life Science-145

Physical Science- 150

Number of sections3
Total Marks200
Right answer marking scheme2 marks (Depends on the sections)
Negative marking for 1 wrong answer0.5 marks (Depends on the sections)
Exam Duration180 mins

To check the exam pattern for CSIR NET 2022 Examination in detail- Click Here 

Last-minute Tips For CSIR NET 2022 Exam Preparation

The candidates going to be appearing in the CSIR NET 2022 Examination can use these mentioned tips to make their preparation easy, and smart and to give it a final touch.

  1. Highlight Your Covered Topics- The candidates must have a clear view of the topics that are already covered and the topics that they still need to work on. Highlighting the covered topics will remind you to revise them again so that you do not forget any bits about them and have proper command over them. This will boost your confidence and will also help you to choose your most prepared topics first while giving the exam.
  2. Talk to the Experienced Students- The students who have been to the examination before can give you a lot of ideas about what are you going to be facing in the examination hall. This way, you can be prepared beforehand and not panic about the new experience that you are going to be facing on the day of the exam.
  3. Revision Paves The Way- The topics that have been prepared by you need to be revised often. In case you have a proper command of the topics that you have prepared can most probably confuse you in the examination hall if they haven't been revised enough. A quick revision every now and then can pave your way to your expected result without confusing you so that you can pay attention to the other topics as well.
  4. Solving Previous Year Question Paper- Previous Year question papers can give a lot of ideas about what you are going to be facing in the examination hall. Analyze the previous year's question papers and mark the questions that have been repeated most of the time in the previous year's exams, put those questions in the list of important questions and make sure to give them some extra time for preparation.
  5. Go For the Healthy Diet- Health is a very important factor throughout your journey. A healthy body will help you focus on your preparations without any hindrance.  
  6. Clear Your Concepts- It is very important to have your concepts cleared regarding the topics that you are preparing. You can only mark them as finished when you make sure that you have finished them by clearing all your concepts.
  7. Focus On The Positive Side- With all the preparations, it is a very important factor to have a positive approach to everything that you are preparing for. Your energy for the preparation and giving the exam depends a lot on the type of approach you have for the thing that you are working on. A positive mind can make things look easier for you and will help you stay calm throughout the preparation.
  8. Take Breaks- It won't give you any positive results to be hard on yourself. Giving yourself breaks n the middle will freshen up your mind and help you focus on your preparation.
  9. Yoga Can Help- In case you are having difficulty concentrating, Yoga can help your way out of it. Yoga in general can help a lot on a lot of accounts throughout your preparation.
  10. Do Not Start The New Topics- Now, is the time to warp up the topics that you have worked on till now. Starting fresh topics and the topics that you don't know about will take a lot of your time and can also make your mind confused. Learning new topics in such a small period of time is not bound to give you the expected results. The wise decision will be to stick to the topics you have covered so far and revise them properly.



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  • Starting the new topics when your exam is just a week after can cause a lot of confusion regarding the topics that you have already prepared. New topics can also take a lot of time that you can use in revising the already covered topics and making your concepts clear.

  • Students should always remember the phrase 'Health is Wealth'. A healthy diet will save you from any health problem and that will help you focus on your preparation better with a clear mind.

  • Solving the question papers from e previous years can you a lot of ideas about what type of questions you may face in the upcoming examination. You can also highlight the most repeated questions of every year and put some extra effort in studying them.

  • Having a productive conversation about the examination with a student that has already been into it can clear out a lot of doubts that you may have in your mind. You can also get a few tips regarding how you should give the exam and what strategies can help you during the examination.

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