CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus 2021 - Download PDF

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus 2021 - Download PDF

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Jul 15, 2021Get all details about GATE JRF 2021 including dates, application form, eligibility, stipend and more. 
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JRF GATE Syllabus 2021 Overview

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) releases notification to select the eligible candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) program through the GATE Score every year. Candidates who wish to pursue the JRF GATE Exam 2021, must go through the JRF GATE Syllabus 2021 in an extensive manner. 

Generally, students think that the syllabus for the graduation/post-graduation is the same, but they should note that the syllabus for GATE is slightly different. Each paper will consist General  Aptitude section, which is compulsory to attempt. This year, IIT Kharagpur will release the syllabus for the GATE 2022, so the candidate must keep themselves updated with the syllabus.

Check the CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus in detail for all the subjects below. 

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus: Section-wise Details

It is a great opportunity for the candidates who have completed their post-graduation with Biotechnology Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science and Computer Science to apply for the CSIR JRF GATE.

  • The exam paper duration will be 3 hours, and it will be based on online mode (CBT) only.
  • There will be two sections in each paper; General Aptitude and Specific Subject. CSIR selects candidates through the GATE score for the given subjects mentioned below:
  1. Biotechnology
  2. Chemical Science
  3. Physical Science
  4. Computer Science

We will try to cover the syllabus for each subject in this article in detail. Check the syllabus mentioned below:

Download JRF GATE Syllabus pdf

Knowing the syllabus will help you to have a better understanding of nature and the structure of the exam. Without knowing the GATE JRF syllabus, candidate cannot achieve their goal. We know that all units will not be relevant from the exam point of view, and the syllabus will give you an idea from which unit questions will be asked in the examination.

CSIR JRF Through GATE 2022 Syllabus PDF

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology

Candidates can check the syllabus for Biotechnology here.

Section 1

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Differential Equations

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Numerical Methods

Section 2

General Biotechnology

  • Biochemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Immunology

Section 3Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
Section 4Fundamentals of Biological Engineering
Section 5Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus for Chemical Science

Candidates can check the syllabus for Chemical Science here.

Section 1

Physical Chemistry

  • Structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Kinetics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
Section 2

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Main Group Elements
  • Transition Elements
  • Lanthanides and Actinides
  • Organometallics
  • Radioactivity
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Solids
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Section 3

Organic Chemistry

  • Stereochemistry
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Pericyclic Reactions and Photochemistry
  • Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Biomolecules
  • Spectroscopy

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus for Physical Science

Candidates can check the syllabus for Physical Science here.

Section 1

Mathematical Physics

  • Vector Calculus
Section 2

Classical Mechanics

  • Lagrangian formulation
  • The special theory of relativity
Section 3Electromagnetic Theory
Section 4Quantum Mechanics
Section 5Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Section 6Atomic and Molecular Physics
Section 7Solid State Physics
Section 8Electronics
Section 9Nuclear and Particle Physics

CSIR JRF GATE Syllabus for Computer Science

Candidates can check the syllabus for Computer Science here.

Section 1

Engineering Mathematics

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Probability
Section 2Digital Logic
Section 3Computer Organization and Architecture
Section 4Programming and Data Structures
Section 5Algorithms
Section 6Theory of Computation
Section 7Compiler Design
Section 8Operating System
Section 9Databases
Section 10Computer Networks

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  • No, the syllabus of GATE JRF is less in comparison to the CSIR NET syllabus. Some topics remain different. In CSIR NET Syllabus, the General Aptitude section is included, but in GATE JRF, only subject-specific questions will be included.

  • The Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, provides CSIR Research Fellowships and Associateships through the GATE fellowship programme. Candidates who qualify for GATE Exam can apply for the JRF.

  • Out of 1000 marks, candidates need to score at least 500 marks for the qualification, but they should go for more marks to be on the safe side.



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