Highlights of CSIR – Earth Sciences Exam Pattern
The paper is held in 2 sessions i.e. in forenoon and afternoon.
There will be 3 Parts in the exam.
Number of Questions:
Part A will carry 20 Questions from General Science, Quantitative Reasoning & Analysis, and Research Aptitude. The candidate will be required to answer any 15 questions. Each question shall be of two marks.
Part B contains 50 questions covering topics given in CSIR UGC Life Science Syllabus. The candidate will be required to answer any 35 questions. Each question shall be of two marks.
Part C contains 75 questions, designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and/or application of the scientific concepts. The candidate will be required to answer any 25 questions. Each question shall be of four marks.
Part A and Part B questions will be of two marks each
Part C questions will be of 4 marks each.
There will be negative marking i.e. 25% will be deducted for every wrong answer (Part A and Part B) & Part C, 33% of marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.