10 Best Tips to Crack UGC – CSIR NET for Sciences

NET jointly conducted by UGC and CSIR is very important examination for those like to go for higher courses in all kinds of Sciences. Achieving JRF in this exam is a tough task provided the standard of the question papers. Getting through CSIR – NET JRF shall offer you a Ph.D. seat in most reputed Laboratories in the country working under the purview of CSIR, DBT, ICMR etc. You will also eligible to receive good stipend from MHRD along with SRF and RA positions. Candidates have to prepare in a highly systematic manner to crack this examination. Following are some useful tips and insights into this coveted test.

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1. Strength in basics is highly required. 10th and 12th standard should be good. Student should be very good in fundamentals of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics and Biology. It is not for only CSIR it is for their whole life, as after clearing the exams they will go for research and if they lack in fundamental knowledge they will good for nothing. So clear and proper fundamental understanding with a hunger of more knowledge should be the main driving force for the candidate.

2. Time factor: It depends from student to student and also on their level of previous knowledge. But on an average, 6 month hard work is required at least. During preparation proportion of the subjects based on the students own strength should taken care off.

3. One cannot be master in all the subjects, so it’s better to concentrate on the strength of the student. If someone is good in subject A, he/ she should put stress more on that. Definitely the other portions cannot be overlooked but he/ she should not miss even a single question in their area. The competition is too tough, so missing a single question in your own area may leave you far behind.

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4. You will have doubt with regard to where to start and end preparation for different subjects? There are no such specifications, but one should be very strong in basics till 12th standard. If they feel that there are loop holes in their basics then they should take care of that first. Once they are comfortable with the basics then slowly they can consolidate their degree subjects. Out of three, good hold in any 2 of this is enough to crack the exam.

5. Coming to the standard and nature of questions in this exam, major focus is on the basic understanding. There are sections where advanced topics are covered but answering those require proper understanding and little bit research experiences helps in those sections. For a student who just passed his Masters is bit difficult to handle this section as it changes with the advent of the technologies and time. So it’s better to concentrate on the basic level more.

6. What kind of practice is required before appearing for the exam?: There is no specific method but practicing with proper timing like other competitive exams will help the aspirants to manage the timings during the examination. Clear vision, grip over the subject, time management are the key factors.

7. What type of books and material to follow?: Students can take up any standard available books, except very cheap series which does not convey the proper understanding. In the mean time they should go too much deep in a particular paper as time management and finishing the overall syllabus itself is a challenging task for a student. So there should be a balance during preparation: how much to read, what to read. Good book does not mean they have go through the whole book. Most important is extracting the best described chapters from different books as per the requirement and finishing them all in time with proper understanding. To maintain this they can even take help from the coaching institutes if they feel that there is a need.

8. Depending on the self assessment of student’s capability, one can decide on whether he may or may not go for a coaching. If the basics of the student is strong and he can do well in the present situation and manage time for preparing all the portions then there is no need of coaching. But if he feels that he is having problems with any of these then he can go for a coaching institute provided he has the details of the very institute. The ultimate goal is to crack the exam whatever way it is possible, the student have to look for it. There should not be any inhibition with the preparation and exam because final judgment depends on your preparation and you have to justify it whatever way it is possible.

9. Many of CSIR successful students are from rural areas. Some are too good who don’t need any external support to get through the exam. On the contrary the average student who may crack the test with the help of their hard work suffers a lot or ultimately fails to get through due to language barrier. To overcome the language barrier one must read Standard English daily news papers and get acquainted with the language. Moreover they have to write in English during the test. If they are week in the language and if they somehow cross the 1st paper, then they face problems in writing the 2nd paper as it is of descriptive type. Language efficiency somewhere plays a crucial role. Its nothing to do much with the subject knowledge which students gain from their local language written books but definitely with their proper written expression and understanding of the terminologies.

10. CSIR exam is highly competitive and prestigious one and is the dream of most of the students. I suggest all the science PG students to go for CSIR exam with sincere commitment, dedication and hard work to achieve goal. Once student clears the exam it is his/her choice to select the university/ R&D Lab and guide. Many of the R and D labs are running short of scientists in this country. At this stage one can take up CSIR exam, complete it successfully PhD program then go for Post Doc, publish good papers come back to India where opportunities are unlimited with good remuneration. Good Luck to CSIR Aspirants

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50 thoughts on “10 Best Tips to Crack UGC – CSIR NET for Sciences

  1. Abhishek

    Thanks for the information. One of my senior who cleared gate but wasn't able to clear csir net told me to solve as much as problems possible. Now the UGC changed exam pattern and made it fully objective. So what should be the strategy, go through 11th std books once agian or solving max. problems??

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    1. admin

      Well. That is very much valid question. CSIR will continue to maintain standards in terms of the depth of question paper irrespective of the scheme of the test. You must be thorough in basic of the subject and then go for practicing as many problems as possible.

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  2. Anitha

    I have completed my master's degree (ECE) in 2012.. i want to prepare for NET.. can you please suggest me the best book (previous papers) which helps to prepare for the exam at home..

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    1. admin

      Stick to the basics of the subject and practice more and more model question papers. Are you studying final year or completed your PG?

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    2. Anushree Jana

      hii. i am also doing job and don't get much time to get prepare for net. so i decide to left the job and today i reigned.

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      1. Anushree Jana

        Sir,I did my M.Sc in Organic Chemistry. I want to clear JRF in this june. So please suggest me how to take prepare and please suggest me some books .It will be very helpful for me.

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  3. swarna

    hello sir, This is swarna, doing my final year physics thank u for ur tips... it is very useful... and i have a question... whether i can clear csir net physics...with in the preparation of 4 months.. if possible kindly suggest how to prepare......

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    1. admin

      Hi Swarna,
      4 months serious preparation will be good enough to crack CSIR exam. Concentrate on the fundamentals of the subject concerned and practice previous papers.
      All the best!

      Reply
  4. Pravesh Jain

    I have completed MBA from ICFAI university Dehradun. My university is recognised by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. Am i Eligible to apper in NET/SET.

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      1. admin

        Hi Parvesh,
        You are eligible if the degree is recognised by AICTE. MBA require AICTE recognition as it comes under the purview of technical education. Pls check AICTE website for the recognition status of ICFAI Dehradun and also check eligibility for concerned subject.
        Regards

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  5. madhan v

    sir....im m.sc(mathematics).. my friend says..only prepare csir net previous question papers only...it is possible to win...csir net mathematical science..plz say your opinion.

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    1. admin

      Preparation with a blend of sound textbook knowledge and vigorous practice of previous papers will give you the success. It also depends on a student's strengths and weaknesses in a particular subject. Practice of objective bits also become important after the change of exam pattern.

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  6. MUTTA SURYANARAYANA

    sir I have completed my pg in organic chemistry I was supposed to intrested towards csir which institutions are better in Hyderabad and also the tips to crack it

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    1. admin

      There are a few institutions for CSIR coaching in Hyderabad. Try to contact at Chembiosis, Erudite, helpbiotech, etc.

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  7. nandhini

    no one knows a complete information. read according to the syllabus . prepare on your own using various books .stay in the library for ever and prepare until u crack the exam.

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  8. ARCHANA

    dear sir,
    i have completed my pg in organic chemistry. i want to crack csir. but i am very weak in physical chemistry.please suggest me on how to prepare physical chemistry. also suggest me some books which can explain the concepts so clearly that a lay man can also understand physical chemistry......

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  9. Kavyasree

    Sir,
    I've completed my BE in Biotechnology, I'm currently working in d field of cell biology with animal cell culture work. Which csir exam should I prefer to continue in the same field of research. And what are the books that I should refer?

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  10. nayan

    Sir i am preparing For next csir jrf phy2017 exam without coaching classes... please provide tips. Suggestions.list of good study reference books... thanks

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    1. admin

      Good command over basics of the subject and post graduation level preparation is sufficient for the CSIR - UGC net exam. Spend good amount of time on text books preparation and practicing previous question papers as well.

      Reply
  11. Deepa

    Hello sir.thank u for the tips.i want to crack csir net dec 2015 in physics .how shiuld be my preparation.i am quite good with the basics but tgere are lots of doubts which is not cleared yet and this is making difficult for further studying.sometime i think to accept the concept as it is.later it becomes difficult for me to continue.so i am in a total confusion state.so please treat me a child and guide me step by step sir.

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  12. Parag Kulkarni

    Sir,
    Thanks for very good tips. I am postgraduate in statistics and CSIR NET aspirant for Mathematical Science. Since I am appearing after gap of many years, how should I start my preparation? Negative marking is eating too many marks in paper I AND II.Memorization of the concepts/formulae is also difficult even after reading textbooks of many authors on same subject.
    Thanks in advance.

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  13. Mitesh Sharma

    Dear Admin,
    Thank you so much for superb information.
    I had completed my MSC(Mathematics) in 2011 with 85% Aggregate have tried CSIR UGC 2 times but couldn't succeed.
    Iam living in Bhopal can you please help us which is the good coaching in Bhopal or Indore or which is the best coaching institute in India for preparation.
    Thank you so much !!!
    waiting for your positive response.

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  14. Divya tripathi

    Sir i want to crack net jrf in physics. Please tell me name of books for clear my basic fundamental.

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  15. Sanjana

    hello sir
    I just completed my msc in physics. I cleared gate. My question is if i join some lab for phd will it be possible for me to crack csir-ugc net since i will also have to fetch time for my research. Kindly reply soon sir .
    Thank you

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    1. admin

      Hi Sanjana,
      Yes, you can simultaneously prepare for the CSIR - NET along with your research.
      But ensure you allot some time daily for CSIR NET exam and confine to the syllabus, be thorough with the basics of the subject.
      All the best!

      Reply
  16. moorthy

    I am working in pvt company and i have completed my msc chemistry in 2004. I want to write csir exam and what way i can prepare exam

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  17. Pooja

    Is it a good idea to take a break after msc of one year to prepare csir net exam instead of indulging in any research lab or industry and simultaneously preparing for the net exam

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  18. Anurag Kumar

    I am engineering final year student, Electronics and communication branch, but i wanna go for higher studies with earth, atmospherics, ocean and planetary science. Is it possible to appear in the CSIR NET exam?

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  19. rima ghosh sanpui

    i have clear CSIR(life Sceince) LS for the first attemt of this exam with 6th rank in the year of 2014,this year june csir exam i had given ,exam was good and i have given wrong answer only 3 from a.b,c group each,so how many chances to crack jrf??plzs let me know

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  20. Theja

    Hello sir..
    How many units enough out of 13 units to Clear csir exam in lifescience...
    Q. How can i will become a junior scientist through csir...
    Can u guide me plzz

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  21. vinod

    Hello sir,thank you for your valuable suggestion ....Iam also an aspirant of csir in chemical sciences i tried 5 times to crack and not even get LS..while iam attending exam i can able to answer but i cant .and iam missing every time 10 to 20 marks difference to cut off ....sir plz plz tel me wat to do?how to crack

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  22. Thanu

    Sir,
    I completed my Masters in Physics in 2016 April. My basics in the subject is very poor. My perfomance in December NET was pathetic. Is it possible to crack juneNET in 5 months? I am working hard, but lack of confidence and regret over wasted time overtake my brain.

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  23. DIPAK KUMAR DASH

    Sir ,I am Dipak student of pg in chemistry 1st yr....and I will appear CSIR net in June....how I crack this in my 1st attempt.....need your helpful commet sir.....

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