Exam Pattern and Reference Books for CSIR  UGC NET (Physical Sciences)
CSIR  UGC NET (Physical Sciences) exam is carried out as single paper test, having three different sections. First section is based on general aptitude, where as questions from second and third sections are based on subject related topics. Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, etc some of subject related topics covered under UGC NET (Physical Sciences) exam.
Exam Pattern for CSIR  UGC NET (Physical Sciences)
The written exam is carried out as a single paper with duration of 3 hours. There will be three parts in this objective model test, Part A, Part B, and Part C. Maximum marks awarded for the test is 200. Negative marking is there for wrong answers.
In part A there will be 20 questions related to General Aptitude. Logical Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, Series, Analytical Ability, etc are the main topics covered in this section. Out of 20 questions, candidate has the choice to answer any 15 questions. Each question carries 2 marks.
There will be 25 questions in Part B. Candidates are required to attend any of the 20 questions. Each question in the section carries 3.5 marks to make a total of 70 marks.
The candidate has to answer any 20 questions out of a total of 30 questions in Part C. Each question carries 5 marks to make a total of 100 marks for the section.
Reference Books for Part A of CSIR  UGC NET (Physical Sciences)
 A Fresh Approach to Reasoning Tests by Dr. Lal and Maurya
 All about Reasoning (Verbal) by Anjani A Gupta
 Quantitative Aptitude by Rita Mishra
 Upkar’s High Speed System of Basic Arithmetic
 Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta
 Reasoning Test (Verbal & NonVerbal) by Dr. M.B.Lal & A.K.Singh
Reference Books for Part B & Part C of CSIR  UGC NET (Physical Sciences)
 Foundations of Electromagnetic theory, by Reitz & Milford
 Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems by Marion and Thomtron
 Classical Mechanics by H.Goldstein
 Classical Mechanics by J.C.Upadhyaya
 Electromagnetics by B.B.Laud
 Electronic Principles by Malvino
 Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics,  F.Reif
 Mathematical methods for Physicists – Arfken & Weber
 Mathematical Methods in Physics – Butkov
 Mathematics for Physical Sciences – Mary Boas, John Wiley & Sons
 Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems by Marion and Thomtron
 Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy by G.Aruldas
 Power Electronics by P.C.Sen
 Quantum Mechanics by A.Ghatak and S.Lokanathan
 Quantum Physics by R.Eisberg and R.Resnick
Other than text books mentioned here, one can also refer books prescribed for master level courses in Physical Sciences. Candidates can also refer journals and education related portals containing the necessary study materials.

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