CSIR NET Life Science Exam Analysis 2022 (17th Feb): Shift I & II Paper Review, Difficulty Level

By Astha Singh|Updated : February 17th, 2022

CSIR NET Life Science Exam Analysis 2022 (17 February, Shift I & II): The final shift of the last day of the CSIR NET Life Sciences June 2021 exam successfully ended with the completion of shift II, on Feb 17, 2022. Today's CSIR NET Life Science exam took place in two shifts, Shift 1 and Shift 2 for Group 1 and Group 2. The first shift was conducted from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM from Life Sciences Group 1 and the second shift was conducted from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM for Life Sciences Group 2.

In this article, we have worked on providing the CSIR NET Exam Analysis 2022 Life Sciences. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check here for the topic-wise questions in the exam, an Approximate number of good attempts, and also analyze the difficulty level of the CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences Exam.

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Table of Content

The CSIR UGC Life Science exam consists of 145 questions segregated into 3 sections, Part A, B and C. Part A comprises 20 questions, out of which candidates can attempt 15 questions of General Aptitude, Part B and C comprises 50 Questions and 75 questions in total, out of which candidates can answer 35 and 25 questions respectively.

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17th Feb, Shift I & II 2022 

  • Topic-wise Questions Asked
  • Detailed CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review
  • Section Wise Difficulty level
  • Good attempts
  • A detailed CSIR NET Exam Review of the overall paper.

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CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17th Feb, Shift I 2022 

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17th Feb, Shift II 2022 

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I & II: Important Highlights 

TopicAnalysis for Group 1
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of Section AEasy
Difficulty Level of Section BDifficult
Difficulty Level of Section CModerate 
Topics with Maximum WeightageTo be Updated
Expected No. of Good Attempts45-46

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I & II: Shift Details

ShiftsTimings (3 Hours for Part A, B & C)Subjects
19:00 AM-12:00 PMLife Sciences (Group 1)
23:00 PM- 6:00 PMLife Sciences (Group 2)

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Sciences 17 Feb, Shift I & II: Exam Pattern

The candidates who appeared in the CSIR NET Life Sciences June 2021 examination can go through the exam pattern given below to analyse the question paper.

  • Exam Pattern For Life Sciences:
Life Sciences (Group 1and 2)Total questionsMax No of Questions to attemptMarks for each correct answerNegative marking
Part A201520.5
Part B503520.5
Part C752541
Total14575200-

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Sciences 17 Feb, Shift I: Detailed Analysis of Part A

The candidates who appeared for the CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences examination can check this detailed exam analysis for CSIR NET Part A (General Aptitude) in the tabulated form below. This table contains the important highlights, difficulty level, topic-wise weightage, and some other important details on the exam.

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part A Difficulty Level

The candidates who appeared in the CSIR NET Life Sciences examination 2022 can check the table below to analyse the difficulty level of the exam conducted. 

S.NoTopic Difficulty Level For Group 1
1Reasoning Easy
2Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical AbilityModerate
3General EasyEasy

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I:  Part A Topic Wise Weightage

Candidates who appeared in the CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences exam can quickly view the table stated below to analyse the topic-wise weightage of CSIR NET Part A, General Aptitude. The table below consists of the topic weightage for the CSIR Life Sciences exam 2022.

Topics

Weightage

Profit & Loss1
Percentage
Speed, Time & Distance1
General Science
Probability2
Clock 
Geometry: Circle

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part A Good Attempts (Overall 13-14)

Sr. NoTopicGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
1.Reasoning2-3Easy
2.Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability8-9Moderate
3.General Science1-2Easy

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part A Exam Review (Section-wise)

The table below contains a detailed exam review of Part A of the CSIR NET Life Science June 2021 examination conducted on the 17th of February Shift 1. 

A. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 1: Reasoning: In the Reasoning section, a total of 4 questions were asked from the Clock, Geometry, and Blood Relationship and the level of the questions were Easy.

B. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 1: Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability: In the Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability section, 10 questions were asked from the Profit & Loss, Percentage, Speed, Time & Distance, Probability. The level of the questions were Moderate.

C. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 1: General Science: In the General Science section, 1 question was asked from the Biololgy part only. The level of the questions was Easy.

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Detailed Exam Analysis of Part B & C

Candidates can check below the detailed exam analysis for CSIR NET Life Science Part B & C in a tabulated form below. We have shared the important highlights, topic-wise weightage, difficulty level, etc.

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part B & C Difficulty Level

The CSIR NET Life Sciences 17 Feb, Shift I exam was conducted from 9.00 to 12.00 pm. As per the student reviews, the overall paper was moderate. Candidates found the Life Sciences question paper 2021 a bit difficult as compared to the previous year's papers. Let's have a look at the section-wise exam analysis and review in the table below.

Part NameTotal MCQsTotal MCQs to be AttemptedDifficulty Level
Part A2015Easy
Part B5035Moderate
Part C7525Moderate
Total14575Moderate

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I:  Part B & C Topic Wise Question Asked

 We have provided below the topic-wise weightage of CSIR NET Life Science 2021 Part B & C. Candidates can check below for the topic-wise weightage.

TopicsNumber Of Questions
Molecules & Their Interaction Relevant to Biology2
Genetics - Inheritance Biology1
System Physiology- Animal1

System Physiology - Plant 

1

Methods in Biology

1

Diversity of Life Forms 

2
Ecology - Ecological Principles1
Development Biology2
Fundamental Processes2
Cellular Organisation1

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part B & C Good Attempts (Overall 50-55)

It is very helpful for the candidates to ascertain their exam performance by analyzing the number of good attempts approximately, for the CSIR NET Life Science 2021. The table below contains the approx number of the good attempts section-wise below.

Sr. NoTopicsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
1Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology1-2Easy 
2Cellular Organization1Moderate
3Fundamental Processes1-2Easy 
4Cell Communication and Cell Signaling1Easy
5Developmental Biology1-2Moderate
6System Physiology - Plant1Moderate
7System Physiology - Animal1Moderate
8Inheritance Biology1Moderate
9Diversity of Life Forms1-2Difficult
10Ecological Principles1Difficult
11Methods in Biology1Difficult

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift I: Part B & C Exam Review (Section-wise)

The table below contains a section-wise review and detailed analysis for the CSIR NET Life Science exam today. The information given below has a detailed review of all the sections of the CSIR NET Life Science Exam Part B & C.

A. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Molecules and Biology

In the Molecules and Biology section, calculation based questions were asked from Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, coupled reactions, group transfer, biological energy transducers, principles of catalysis, enzymes kinetics and the level of the questions were from Easy to Moderate.

B. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Cellular Organization

In the Cellular Organization section, questions were asked from the Cell cycle regulation, and the level of the questions was Moderate.

C. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Fundamental Processes

In the Fundamental Processes section, questions were asked from DNA replication and the level of questions were from Easy to Moderate.

D. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

In the Communication and Cell Signaling section, questions were asked from the Cancer Biology, and the level of the questions was Easy.

E. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Developmental Biology

In the Developmental Biology section, questions were asked from the Embryogenesis, morphogenesis and organogenesis in animals, and the level of the questions was Moderate.

F. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): System Physiology - Plant

In the System Physiology - Plant section, questions were asked from Respiration, sensory photobiology, photosynthesis and the level of the questions were Moderate.

G. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): System Physiology - Animal

In the System Physiology - Animal section, questions were asked from Blood and circulation and the level of the questions was Moderate.

H. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Inheritance Biology

In the Inheritance Biology - Animal section, questions were asked from Pedigree analysis, linkage and the level of the questions was Moderate to Difficult.

I. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Diversity of Life Forms

In the Diversity of Life Forms section, questions were asked from Organisms of health and agricultural importance and the level of the questions were from Easy.

J. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift I): Ecological Principles

In the Diversity of Life Forms section, questions were asked from ecosystem ecology and the level of the questions was  Easy.

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Sciences 17 Feb, Shift II: Detailed Analysis of Part A

The candidates who appeared for the CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences examination can check this detailed exam analysis for CSIR NET Part A (General Aptitude) in the tabulated form below. This table contains the important highlights, difficulty level, topic-wise weightage, and some other important details on the exam.

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part A Difficulty Level

The candidates who appeared in the CSIR NET Life Sciences examination 2022 can check the table below to analyse the difficulty level of the exam conducted. 

S.No

Topic

Difficulty Level For Group 2

1

Reasoning 

Easy

2

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability

Moderate

3

Data Interpretation

Easy

4

General Science

Easy

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II:  Part A Topic Wise Weightage

Candidates who appeared in the CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences exam can quickly view the table stated below to analyse the topic-wise weightage of CSIR NET Part A, General Aptitude. The table below consists of the topic weightage for the CSIR Life Sciences exam 2022.

Topics

Weightage

Number System

1-2

Mensuration

1-2 

Probability

2

Figure Counting

Bar Graph

2

Calendar

2

General Science

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part A Good Attempts (Overall 12-13)

Sr. No

Topic

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

1.

Reasoning

2-3

Easy

2.

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability

8-9

Moderate

3.

General Science

1-2

Easy

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part A Exam Review (Section-wise)

The table below contains a detailed exam review of Part A of the CSIR NET Life Science June 2021 examination conducted on the 17th of February Shift 2. 

  1. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 2: Reasoning: In the Reasoning section, a total of 3 questions were asked from figure counting and the level of the questions were Easy.
  2. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 2: Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability: In the Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability section, 9-10 questions were asked from number system, probability, mensuration and the level of the questions was Moderate.
  3. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 2: Data Interpretation: In the Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability section, 1 question were asked from Bar graph and the level of the questions was Easy.
  4. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review  17 Feb, Shift 2: General Science: In the General Science section, 1 question was asked from the Physics section and the level of the questions was Easy.

CSIR NET Exam Analysis Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Detailed Exam Analysis of Part B & C

Candidates can check below the detailed exam analysis for Part B & C of CSIR NET Life Science in a tabulated form below. We have shared the important highlights, topic-wise weightage, difficulty level, etc.

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part B & C Difficulty Level

The CSIR NET Life Sciences 17 Feb, Shift II exam was conducted from 3.00 to 6.00 pm. As per the student reviews, the overall paper was Moderate. Candidates found the Life Sciences question paper 2021 a bit difficult as compared to the previous year's papers. Let's have a look at the section-wise exam analysis and review in the table below.

Part NameTotal MCQsTotal MCQs to be AttemptedDifficulty Level
Part A2015Easy
Part B5035Easy
Part C7525Moderate
Total14575Easy to Moderate

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II:  Part B & C Topic Wise Question Asked

 We have provided below the topic-wise weightage of CSIR NET Life Science 2021 Part B & C. Candidates can check below for the topic-wise weightage.

TopicsNumber Of Questions
Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology2-3
Cell Communication and Cell Signalling2-3
System Physiology Plant3-4
System Physiology  Animal2-3
Molecular Biology3-4
Development Biology1-2
Genetics2-3
Cellular Organization4-5
Ecological Principles1-2
Diversity of Life Forms3-4

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part B & C Good Attempts (Overall 51-52)

It is very helpful for the candidates to ascertain their exam performance by analyzing the number of good attempts approximately, for the CSIR NET Life Science 2021. The table below contains the approx number of the good attempts section-wise below.

Sr. NoTopicsGood AttemptsDifficulty Level
1Molecules & Their Interaction Relevant to Biology7-8Moderate
2Applied Biology1-2Moderate
3System Physiology - Plant3-4Easy 
4Cellular Organisation4-5Easy
5Cell Communication & Cell Signaling4-5Moderate
6Methods in Biology2-3Easy
7Fundamental Processes3-4Easy

CSIR NET Life Science 17 Feb, Shift II: Part B & C Exam Review (Section-wise)

The table below contains a section-wise review and detailed analysis for the CSIR NET Life Science exam today. The information given below has a detailed review of all the sections of the CSIR NET Life Science Exam Part B & C.

A. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

In the Molecules and Biology section, 8 calculation based questions were asked from Protein Biology, Glycolysis, Nucleic Acids, Metabolism of Vitamins and the level of the questions were from Easy to Moderate.

B. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Cell Communication and Cell Signalling

In the Cell Communication and Cell Signalling section, 5 questions were asked from the Cell Signaling, Immunology and the level of the questions was Moderate.

C. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): System Physiology Plant

In the System Physiology – Plant section,4  questions were asked from Nitrogen Metabolism, Photosynthesis,  and the level of questions were from Easy to Moderate.

D. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Applied Biology

In the Applied Biology section, 1 question was asked from Cancer Biology, and the level of the questions was Easy.

E. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Cellular Organization

In the Cellular Organization section, 5 questions were asked from Transposons, Structural Organisation & Function of Organelles, Cell Cycle Regulation and the level of the questions was Moderate.

I. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Methods in Biology

In the Methods in Biology section, 1 question was asked from Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Methods and the level of the questions were from Easy.

J. CSIR NET Life Science Exam Review 2021 (17 Feb, Shift II): Fundamental Processes

In the Fundamental Processes section, 5 questions were asked from DNA Replication, Control of Gene Expression and the level of the questions was Easy.

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FAQs

  • As per the feedback received from the candidates who have appeared for the exam, the Difficulty Level of the exam was MODERATE. The Part A was Easy, Part B & C was Moderate.

  • There was a total of 145 questions in the CSIR NET Life Science June 2021 exam, out of which 75 questions need to be attempted by each of the candidates.

  • According to the exam review by candidates, Sections B & C took more time to solve the calculation based questions.

  • Yes, the candidates who appeared for the CSIR NET Life Science exam were asked to wear masks and bring sanitisers to the exam centre along with the mandatory documents. The candidates were also asked to follow the proper social distancing rules.

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