CSIR NET Study Through Mind Maps: Check Here Important Mind Maps for Life Science!

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

Most of the aspirants often face problem in memorizing important information, like in the case of Life Science, usually students forget the function of a particular part of the cell. In this article, we will learn how to make informative mind maps and how we can utilize them effectively for our CSIR NET. Also, we have provided the links to download Mind Maps for important Life Science topics for the CSIR NET Life science paper. This technique would be very beneficial in memorizing Life Science topics to revise quickly before the exam. Let us begin the article without any further delay.  

What Do We Mean by Mind Maps?

A mind map is an infographic image that can be in the form of JPG, JPEG, PDF, doc etc. It’s a method of assisting you with a set of information that is organized, visualized, and summarised at one place. Its aim is to remind the concepts and make storing information on a single file easier. Studying through a mind map will make the preparation and revision of certain subjects faster and more interesting. Mind maps can be created manually or with the help of computer software.

How to Make Mind Maps?

Let us learn step by step ‘how to make mind maps:

  • Step 1: Write down all the important information you want to remember for a longer time on a blank page.
  • Step 2: Then, identify the Main Idea or topic on which the whole concept/topic is based on. Write it in the middle of that blank page by highlighting it.
  • Step 3: After that, try to categorize the information into sub-parts under which the remaining information needs to be written. These sub-parts should be various aspects of the main idea you have written in the middle, which would help you understand the main concept.
  • Step 4: The information, which has been written under sub-parts, would explain each piece of information related to it in detail. 

Learn and Revise Life Science Through Mind Maps 

This article will provide mind maps on the important topics of Life Science. The following are the importance of Life Science Mind Maps:

  • You can quickly revise the whole topic or concept in one go and in a short time. 
  • If you haven’t prepared short notes yet for the upcoming CSIR NET exam, then you can use these mind maps for your preparation. 
  • Mind maps are an essential and crucial tool for the upcoming CSIR-NET Life Science exam.


  • Students can save this article in their Saved Notes and also can download the mind maps in pdf form
  • Also, as it is one of its kind efforts to provide you with high-quality study notes keeping in mind the upcoming exams, kindly give your feedback in the comment section. You can also suggest more Life Science topics for which you want mind maps, which we will try to provide them you soon.
  • We will update this article regularly with more Mind Maps for Life Science that will helpful for your preparation.
Sr. No. Name of the Topic Sub-Topics Download Link
1. Cell Division
  • Cell Cycle
  • Mitosis
  • Stages of Mitosis
  • Meiosis I
  • Stages of Prophase I
  • Meiosis II
  • Cytokinesis in Plant & Animal Cell 


Download Mind Map Here

2. Overview of a Cell
  • Prokaryotic Cell
  • Eukaryotic Cell
  • Cell Wall
  • Cell Membrane
  • Cytoplast
  • Nucleus
  • Vacuoles
  • Cell Organelles 
Download Mind Map Here
3. DNA Replication
  • Replication Process
  • Initiation
  • DNA Unwinding
  • RNA Primer
  • Replication fork
Download Mind Map Here
4. Transcription and Translation
  • Transcription in Prokaryotes
  • Transcription in Eukaryotes
  • Translation process
  • Rho Independent Structure
Download Mind Map Here
5. Means of Transport
  • Diffusion
  • Facilitated Diffusion
  • Active Transport
  • Methods of Facilitated Diffusion
Download Mind Map Here
6.  Photosynthesis
  • External Factor
  • Internal Factor
  • Biosynthetic Phase
  • Photorespiration
  • Site of Photosynthesis
Download Mind Map Here
7. Lac and Tryptophan Operon
  • Structure of lac operon
  • Repression of Tryptophan Operon
  • Derepression of Tryptophan Operon
Download Mind Map Here
8. Plant Growth and Development
  • Hormones & its Function
  • Sigmoid Growth Curve
  • Important Terms
Download Mind Map Here
9. Proteins
  • Protein Structure
  • Primary Structure
  • Secondary Structure
  • Tertiary Structure
  • Quaternary Structure
Download Mind Map Here
10. Carbohydrates
  • Types of Carbohydrates
  • Structure of Carbohydrates
  • Properties
  • Functional Group
Download Mind Map Here
11. Ecological Pyramids
  • Pyramid of Number
  • Pyramid of Biomass
  • Pyramid of Energy
  • Age Pyramid
Download Mind Map Here
12. C2 Cycle
  • C2 Cycle in Chloroplast
  • C2 Cycle in Peroxisome
  • C2 Cycle in Mitochondria
Download Mind Map Here
13. Respiration & Photorespiration:
  •  Calvin Cycle
  • Steps of Photorespiration
  • Steps of Respiration

New Download Mind Map Here

14. Respiration Vs Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Energy Transport
Download Mind Map Here
15. Amino Acid Metabolism
  • Urea Cycle
  • Krebs Cycle
Download Mind Map Here
16. Species Interaction
  • Positive Interaction
  • Negative Interaction
Download Mind Map Here
17. Ecological Succession
  • Hydrarch Succession
  • Xerarch Succession
  • Ecological Progression
Download Mind Map Here
18. Prokaryotic Translation
  • Genetic Code
  • Overview of Translation
  • tRNA Aminoacylation
  • Initiation
  • Elongation
  • Termination
Download Mind Map Here
19. Eukaryotic Translation  
  • Overview of Translation
  • Genetic Code
  • Initiation
  • Elongation
  • RNA Aminoacylation
  • Termination

Download Mind Map Here

20. DNA Replication
  • Components Of DNA Replications
  • Functions Of Protein/Enzymes
  • Process Of DNA Replication

Download Mind Map Here

21. DNA Packaging
  • Eukaryotic Genome Organisation
  • Prokaryotic Genome Organisation

Download Mind Map Here

22. Cell Cycle Regulation
  • Spindle Assembly Mitotic Check Point
  • Restriction Cell Cycle Checkpoint
  • DNA Damage Checkpoint
  • CYCLIN-CDK Mode of Action
  • Rb Regulation of Cell Cycle
Download Mind Map Here
23. Molecules and Their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Definition
  • Carbohydrate Catabolism
  • Carbon Skeleton for Amino Acid Biosynthesis

Download Mind Map Here

24. Hormones and their receptors
  • Definition
  • Chemical Classification
  • Hormones Receptors

Download Mind Map Here

25. Photosynthetic Cycle Comparison
  • Photosynthesis Cycle Respiration
  • Comparison CAM, C3 & C4
  • Photorespiration

Download Mind Map Here

26. Adaptive Immunity
  • Activation of Cytotoxic Cells
  • Processing of Foreign Antigen by APCs
  • Presentation of Foreign Antigen To CTL
  • Cell-Mediated Immunity
  • Humoral Immunity

 Download Mind Map Here

27. Auxin
  • Gravitropism by statocytes of Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Gravitropism by statocytes of Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Auxin promotes the formation of lateral and advenous roots
  • Chemiosmoc model for polar auxin transport.
  • Transport and its Inhibitors

Download Mind Map Here

28. Gene Cloning
  • Components of Gene Cloning
  • The basic design of a Gene Cloning Experiment
  • Enzymes for cung and joining the DNA fragments
  • Vectors (cloning vehicles)
  • the DNA fragments (libraries)

Download Mind Map Here

30. Evolutionary Time Scale 

Download Mind Map Here

31. Gastrointestinal Tract and Digestion
  • Physiological Anatomy of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Secret Function on Alimentary Tract
  • Digestion & Absorption

Download Mind Map Here

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