CSIR NET Question Paper: Download Last 5 Year Previous Years Papers PDF for All Subjects!!!

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : April 26th, 2022

CSIR NET Question Papers: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET), commonly known as the CSIR-NET exam, twice a year in June and December by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CSIR-NET is a national-level exam conducted to select young enthusiastic talented candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and to determine their eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

Аfter the соmрletiоn оf the exаminаtiоn сyсle, the NTА рublishes СSIR NET questiоn рарers оn their оffiсiаl website fоr аll five subjeсts nаmely, Life Sсienсes, Сhemiсаl Sсienсes, Eаrth Sсienсes, Рhysiсаl Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Practising previous years question papers are the best preparation tool to understand the important topics and type of questions asked in the exam. 

After completion of the CSIR NET Syllabus, candidates should attempt previous years question papers to boost the preparation and performance up to the mark. We have provided the last 5-year question paper and previous year papers PDF for all subjects. Read on to find out more.

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CSIR NET Question Papers: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET), commonly known as the CSIR-NET exam, twice a year in June and December by the National Testing Agency (NTA). CSIR-NET is a national-level exam conducted to select young enthusiastic talented candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and to determine their eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges.

Аfter the соmрletiоn оf the exаminаtiоn сyсle, the NTА рublishes СSIR NET questiоn рарers оn their оffiсiаl website fоr аll five subjeсts nаmely, Life Sсienсes, Сhemiсаl Sсienсes, Eаrth Sсienсes, Рhysiсаl Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. Practising previous years question papers are the best preparation tool to understand the important topics and type of questions asked in the exam. 

After completion of the CSIR NET Syllabus, candidates should attempt previous years question papers to boost the preparation and performance up to the mark. We have provided the last 5-year question paper and previous year papers PDF for all subjects. Read on to find out more.

CSIR NET Question Paper 2022 Highlights

Name of the ExamCSIR NET
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Purpose of ExamJunior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LR)
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT)
Number of SubjectsFive
Exam SectionsThree Parts – Part A, Part B and Part C
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Maximum Marks200
Negative markingMarks deducted for every wrong answer
Official Websitecsirnet.nta.nic.in

CSIR NET June 2021: Download Memory Based Questions PDF

Candidates can check the CSIR NET June 2021 memory based question PDF which is provided below:

SubjectDateDownload Link
Earth Sciences29 January 2022Click Here
Physical Science15 February 2022Click Here
Mathematical Sciences16 February 2022Click Here
Chemical Science16 February 2022Click Here

Life Science Shift I

Life Science Shift II

17 February 2022Click Here

CSIR NET Previous Year Papers: Download PDF For June 2019

Candidates can check below the CSIR NET question paper & answer key PDF for the June 2019 session is provided below:

SubjectsCSIR NET Question PapersAnswer Key
Chemical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Earth SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Life SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Mathematical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Physical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here

CSIR NET Previous Year Papers: Download PDF For 2018 (Dec & June Session)

Candidates can check below the CSIR NET question paper & answer key PDF for the Dec & June 2018 session is provided below:

SubjectsJune SessionDecember Session
Chemical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Earth SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Life SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Mathematical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Physical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here

CSIR NET Previous Year Papers: Download PDF For 2017 (Dec & June Session)

Candidates can check below the CSIR NET question paper & answer key PDF for the Dec & June 2017 session is provided below:

SubjectsJune SessionDecember Session
Chemical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Earth SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Life SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Mathematical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Physical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here

CSIR NET Previous Year Papers: Download PDF For 2016 (Dec & June Session)

Candidates can check below the CSIR NET question paper & answer key PDF for the Dec & June 2016 session is provided below:

SubjectsJune SessionDecember Session
Chemical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Earth SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Life SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Mathematical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here
Physical SciencesDownload HereDownload Here

CSIR NET Syllabus 2022: Download PDF

Candidates can download the following CSIR NET Syllabus PDF from mentioned below links:

SubjectsCSIR NET Syllabus PDF Link
Life SciencesDownload Here
Chemical SciencesDownload Here
Earth SciencesDownload Here
Physical SciencesDownload Here
Mathematical ScienceDownload Here

CSIR NET Exam Pattern 2022

Before practising CSIR NET previous year papers, aspirants should be very well aware of the CSIR NET exam pattern for better preparation for the exam. Understanding exam patterns will help candidates to know the exact number of questions asked, time duration and marking scheme. The subject-wise CSIR NET exam pattern and marking scheme are given below:

1. CSIR NET Exam Pattern  For Life Sciences

SectionPart APart BPart CTotal
Total Questions205075145
Maximum Number of Questions to Attempt15352575
Marks for each correct answer224200
Negative Marking0.50.51
Maximum Marks3070100200

2. CSIR NET Exam Pattern For Chemical Sciences

SectionPart APart BPart CTotal
Total Questions204060120
Maximum Number of Questions to Attempt15352575
Marks for each correct answer224200
Maximum Marks3070100200
Negative Marking0.50.51

3. CSIR NET Exam Pattern For Earth Sciences

SectionPart APart BPart CTotal
Total Questions205080150
Maximum Number of Questions to Attempt15352575
Marks for each correct answer224200
Negative Marking0.50.51.32
Maximum Marks3070100

200

4. CSIR NET Exam Pattern For Mathematical Sciences

SectionPart APart BPart CTotal
Total Questions204060120
Maximum Number of Questions to Attempt15252060
Marks for each correct answer234.75200
Negative Marking0.50.750
Maximum Marks307595

200

5. CSIR NET Exam Pattern For Physical Sciences

SectionPart APart BPart CTotal
Total Questions20253075
Maximum Number of Questions to Attempt15202055
Marks for each correct answer23.55200
Negative Marking0.50.8751.25
Maximum Marks3070100200

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Vanshika

VanshikaOct 17, 2021

Can we get the answer keys for the session 2016, 17, 18 ( Both June & December) ? If possible then kindly share 🙂
Prajakta

PrajaktaMar 18, 2022

Set ke question paper ?
Santha Kumar

Santha KumarMar 27, 2022

Good Afternoon
I need the answer keys from both June and December in the session 2016 to 2018
Please kindly share this and also if possible can be send solutions

FAQs

  • The full form of the CSIR NET is the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test.

  • Yes, candidates can download the PDF for all question papers and can save it on their mobile or laptop.

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  • There are 5 subjects for which the CSIR NET Exam is conducted:

    1. Earth Science
    2. Life Science
    3. Chemical Science
    4. Mathematical Science
    5. Physical Science

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