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CSIR UGC NET 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - January 17, 2018

Answer Key of CSIR UGC NET December 2017 is released by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on January 16, 2018. The exam is conducted for positions of JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and lecturer. Separate merit list is published for JRF (NET) and LS (NET). Check CSIR NET Cut off 2017

CSIR UGC NET December 2017 Official Answer key

SectionsQuestion PapersQuestion PapersQuestion PapersAnswer Key
Chemical SciencesBooklet- ABooklet-BBooklet-CCheck Here
Life SciencesBooklet- ABooklet-BBooklet-CCheck Here
Earth SciencesBooklet- ABooklet-BBooklet-CCheck Here
Mathematical SciencesBooklet- ABooklet-BBooklet-CCheck Here
Physical SciencesBooklet- ABooklet-BBooklet-CCheck Here
  • CSIR NET has a medium difficulty level at this time.
  • The questions seemed to be shifting more towards the trend in the research atmosphere. Check CSIR NET Paper Analysis
  • Difficulty level was high but only in the case of Part – B.
  • Questions from Part – C were the combinations of medium & hard difficulty levels.
  • General Aptitude section was quite easy and scoring as well.
  • The difficulty level increased in ascending order from Part – A to Part – C.
  • The answer key of CSIR UGC NET will be released for all codes of test booklets A, B, C & D to be provided during the exam.
  • CSIR UGC NET 2017 Result will be announced on the official website in the month of January 2018.

How to Check CSIR NET Answer Key?

In order to obtain results for the examination conducted, follow the below steps-

  1. Log in to a web browser and navigate to the site- www.csirhrdg.res.in
  2. Click on answer key notification, Joint CSIR-UGC NET EXAM Answer Key.
  3. Then, click on submit button. CSIR NET 2017 Answer Key will be displayed.
  4. Download the Answer key and match answer with your answer.
  5. Take a print out for future reference.

CSIR NET Paper Analysis

The exam is divided in three sections i.e. Part A, Part B, and Part C and offers a rich variety of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).

The subjects covered in the exams are-

  • General Aptitude- Logical Reasoning, Graphical Analysis, Quantitative comparisons, Series Formation.
  • Life Sciences- Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Instrumentation, Genetics etc.
  • Chemical Science- Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Interdisciplinary topics.
  • Mathematics Science- Linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Modern Algebra, Ordinary and partial differential equation.
  • Earth Science- Earth and solar system, Ocean and Atmosphere, Geochemistry.
  • Physical Science- Mathematical physics, quantum physics, Electromagnetic theory, Electronics.

Part A is General Aptitude:

  • This section aims at analyzing the candidate’s potential to deal with specific tasks and react to a range of different situations.
  • The section is of 30 marks and minimum 15 out of 20 questions are required to be attempted for a score of 30.
  • Mostly, the exam focuses on Logical reasoning and Quantitative aptitude sectors.

Part B & C:

  • Part B and Part C hold higher weightage than Part A.
  • They collectively account for 170 marks and the questions are derived from the subject opted by the appearing student.
  • For example, if a candidate opts for Chemical science exam, the score break for Part B is 70 marks and Part C is 100 marks.
  • Unlike a Mathematical science exam has 75 marks allocated to Part B and 95 marks for Part C.

All subjects except Mathematical Science have a break of 30, 70 and 100 for Part A, Part B and Part C respectively.

You must remember that negative marking is applicable in all three sections and every wrong answer will deduct marks. For every wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.

The final result is displayed in the form of a merit list which is posted online.


CSIR NET Expected Cut off

The cut off marks are the minimum marks needed to pass the examination. CSIR UGC NET exam cut off is declared separately for different subjects. The expected 2017 for CSIR UGC NET 2017 is-

Cut offJunior Research FellowshipLecturer
General120110
OBC110100
SC/ST10090
  • Although the selection criteria for the exams are different, the process of selection is quite similar.
  • As for CSIR NET, to apply for the posts of JRF (Junior Research fellowship) or research analyst or lecturer, you must score in the top percentile. Take a look at the CSIR NET for JUNE 2017 JRF cut off-
SubjectsGeneralOBCSCSTPH/VH
Chemical Sciences55.50%48.25%40.25%30%28.75%
Earth Sciences53.72%46.06%38.61%32.60%25%
Life Sciences55%45%37%31.50%25%
Mathematical Sciences50.38%34.88%29.25%25%25%
Physical Sciences40.63%34.88%29.25%25%25%

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