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CSIR UGC NET - Life Sciences : Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Age limit, Fellowship

Number of tests Twice in a year (June and December)
Fellowship duration Five years
Fellowship amount

JRF : Rs. 37,000/ p.m for the first two years.

SRF : Rs. 42,000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent years.

Annual contingent grant of Rs. 20,000/-

Organized by NTA
Medium of examination Hindi and English
Mode of examination Computer based test (CBT)
Time duration 3 hours
Maximum marks 200
Nature of questions MCQs
Number of questions 145

Part-A (20 questions of General Aptitude) : Answer any 15 questions | 2 Marks each

Part-B (50 questions of Life Sciences) : Answer any 35 questions | 2 Marks each

Part-C (75 questions of Life Sciences) : Answer any 25 questions | 4 Marks each

Negative marking 25% for each wrong answer


M.Sc. / Integrated BS-MS/ BS-4 years/ BE/ B. Tech/ B. Pharma/ MBBS /B.Sc (Hons)

For General (UR)/General-EWS and OBC candidates with at least 55% marks

For SC/ST, Third gender and Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates with at least 50% marks

Age limit

For JRF 28 years, Relaxation up to 5 years to SC/ST/PH and female applicants

Relaxation up to 3 years to OBCs (Non-creamy layer applicants).

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