Human Resource Development (HRDG) has published the CSIR  NET Syllabus on its official site for all 5 topics. Candidates can choose the subject when completing their online application. The CSIR NET exam consists of three parts, A, B, and C. The Part A syllabus is the same for everyone, while the Part B and C syllabuses are entirely dependent on the candidates’ chosen subjects.

Syllabus For Physical Sciences 

Core:  Statistical and Thermodynamic Physics, Electronics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, and Mathematical Methods of Physics

Advanced: Molecular and atomic physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, electronic and experimental methods, classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical physics

Syllabus for Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry: Periodicity in Chemistry, VSEPR Theory, bases and acids, elements from the main group and their compounds transitional substances, coordination substances aspects of inner transition, Cages, metal clusters, and organometallic compounds characterization of inorganic substances and nuclear chemistry.

Physical Chemistry: Approximate techniques of quantum mechanics, chemical implications of group theory, fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics, Data analysis, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, Colloids & Surfaces, Solid-state, Polymer Chemistry, and Chemical Thermodynamics

Organic chemistry: organic molecule IUPAC terminology, including stereo- and regioisomers, Principles of Stereochemistry Organic synthesis concepts, asymmetric synthesis, pericycle processes, natural product chemistry, and methodologies for determining the structure of organic molecules using IR, UV-Vis, 1H & 13C NMR, and mass spectroscopy.

Inter-Disciplinary Topics Environmental chemistry, pharmaceutical applications, supramolecular chemistry,  green chemistry, and  nanoscience applications of chemistry

Syllabus For Earth Sciences 

Geology:  Earth and  Solar System, Earth Materials, Surface Features and Processes, Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics, Oceans and Atmosphere, and Environmental Earth Sciences.

Physical Geography:  GIS and remote sensing, Environmental sciences, Engineering Geology, Mineral Exploration, Hydrogeology, Geomorphology, Climatology, Biogeography, Environmental Geography, and Indian Geography.

Geophysics: Field theory, signal processing, numeric analysis, and inversion,  earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, Geodynamics and Plate Tectonics Seismology Seismology, Gravity and Magnetics Methods, and Elastic Theory

Meteorology: Physical meteorology, Cloud Physics, Dynamic Meteorology, Numerical weather prediction, General Circulation, Climate Modelling  Synoptic Meteorology.

Syllabus Mathematical Sciences 

Analysis: Elementary set theory, finite, countable and uncountable sets, Real number system as a complete ordered field, Archimedean property, supremum, Sequences and series, convergence, Bolzano Weierstrass theorem, Heine Borel theorem. Continuity, Differentiability, Mean value theorem, Sequences and series

Complex Analysis: Algebra of complex numbers, the complex plane, polynomials, power series, and transcendental functions such as exponential, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions.

Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs): Existence and uniqueness of solutions of initial value problems for first-order ordinary differential equations, singular solutions of first-order ODEs, and a system of first-order ODEs.  

Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, Sample space, discrete probability, independent events, Bayes theorem. Random variables and distribution functions (univariate and multivariate); expectation and moments. Independent random variables, marginal and conditional distributions.  

Syllabus for Life Sciences 

Molecules and their Interaction  Structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, Composition, structure and function of biomolecules, Stabilizing interactions, Principles of biophysical chemistry, Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, coupled reaction, group transfer, biological energy transducers.

Cellular Organization Membrane structure and function, Structural organization and function of intracellular organelles, Organization of genes and chromosomes, Cell division and cell cycle and Microbial Physiology.

Fundamental Processes: DNA replication, repair and recombination, RNA synthesis and processing, Protein synthesis and processing and Control of gene expression at the transcription and translation level.

Cell Communication and Cell Signaling: Host-parasite interaction, Cell signalling, Cellular communication, Cancer and Innate and adaptive immune system

Developmental Biology Basic concepts of development, Gametogenesis, fertilization and early development, Morphogenesis and organogenesis in animals, Morphogenesis and organogenesis in plants and Programmed cell death, ageing and senescence.