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CSIR NET/JRF (O) - Life Sciences - Test Series


CSIR NET/JRF (O) - Life Sciences - Test Series



To judge the level of preparation, everyone needs to test his progress. Test series is the best way to find out our effectiveness of preparation. One of the best Institutes in India, CATALYST Centre of excellence has started Registration for NET/GATE Online Test Series. Candidates, who are planning to prepare for NET/GATE exam, can register for it. With, CATALYST institute it would be easy to crack CSIR-NET/JRF/GATE Exam. This leading coaching center offers CATALYST Online Test Series for enhancing performance of candidates in examination like CSIR/DBT/ICMR/GATE.



  • The test series for CSIR-NET/JRF has been prepared in accordance with pattern of examination.
  • This test series consists of Topical test (unit wise tests) followed by Holistic/Mock (full length tests).
  • Tests are conducted in online mode like real examination.
  • The test modules are prepared by a team of experts which includes teachers with vast experience of teaching and those who have appeared in this examination and scored top ranks. 



The mode of test is of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The test is divided into three parts: 

  1. General Aptitude Test 
  2. Topical Test/Unit-wise Test (Entire syllabus of that Unit)
  3. Holistic Test/Mock Test (Full length) (Entire syllabus)


Number of Tests in Test series: 18

1.General aptitude test

Total Test

No. of ques

Type of ques

Marks per ques

Total Marks

Total Duration


30 MCQs

Part A (30)

@ 2 marks


40 Mins.

2.Topical Test (Unit wise)


75 MCQs

Part B (25) +

Part C (50)

Part B@ 2 marks

Part C@ 4 marks


125 Mins.

3.Holistic Test* (CSIR NET Pattern)


145 MCQs

Part A (20) +

Part B (50) +

Part C (75)

Part A@ 2 marks

Part B@ 2 marks

Part C@ 4 marks


180 Min

*Student has to attempt any 15 ques in part A, 35 ques in Part B and 25 ques in part C

Note: There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer





  1. General Aptitude Test 1
  2. General Aptitude Test 2
  3. General Aptitude Test 3
  • The test paper of General Aptitude shall carry 30 questions and shall be of two marks (Total 60 marks). There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.



  1. Topical Test 1 (Unit 1: Molecules and their interactions relevant to Biology)
  2. Topical Test 2 (Unit 2: Cellular Organization; & Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell signaling).
  3. Topical Test 3 (Unit 3: Fundamental Processes)
  4. Topical Test 4 (Unit 5: Plant and Animal developmental Biology) 
  5. Topical Test 5 (Unit 6: System Physiology-Plant)
  6. Topical Test 6 (Unit 7: System Physiology-Animal)
  7. Topical Test 7 (Unit 8: Inheritance Biology)
  8. Topical Test 8 (Unit 9: Diversity of Life forms; & Unit 11: Evolution and Behaviour)
  9. Topical Test 9 (Unit 10: Ecological Principles) 
  10. Topical Test 10 (Unit 12: Applied Biology; & Unit 13: Methods in Biology)
  • There will be 10 topical test papers. Each topical test paper shall contain 75 multiple choice questions generally covering the topics given in the syllabus of CSIR-NET/JRF exam. Each question paper will be divided in two parts. 25 questions (two marks for each question) shall be of nature similar to Part-B of CSIR-NET/JRF exam while 50 questions (four marks for each question) shall be of nature similar to Part-C of CSIR-NET/JRF exam (Total 250 marks). There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer.  Students can appear in these topical tests as per his/her convenience. 

Holistic Test (CSIR NET Pattern: 145 Questions)

  • There will be five Holistic tests based on the pattern of CSIR-NET/JRF exam. Each question paper will be divided in three parts. 20 questions will be in Part A, 50 questions will be in Part B and 75 questions will be in Part C. The student has to attempt any 15 questions in Part A, 35 questions in Part B and 25 questions in part C (Total 200 marks). There will be negative marking @25% for each wrong answer. Students will appear in these holistic tests on the scheduled date as per timetable given below.



For June and December Examinations of CSIR NET Life Sciences, various test series are organized. Student can choose one or more Test series of his choice. Each test series will have a total of 18 tests (3 General Aptitude Tests + 10 Topical Tests + 5 Mock Tests). While student can appear in General aptitude tests & topical test as per his/her convenience, dates of the Mock tests are fixed and are given in table below. Log-in time will be 00.15 A.M. to 11.00 P.M. Kindly log-in within the time frame provided. In case if you miss the timing then there is no chance to appear in that Holistic Test. 


Dates of Mock test


For Dec 23 Exam

First Holistic test

2nd June 24

Second Holistic test

5th June 24

Third Holistic test

8th June 24

Fourth Holistic test

 11th June 24

Fifth Holistic test

 14TH June 24


+ 13 Unit wise Test

Validity of this test series is upto 25th Dec 2023 and students can appear in Topical Test starting from 10thAugto 25th Dec, while for Holistic Mock Test dates are fixed.


The result will be declared after the submission of each test. A comprehensive test analysis will be provided to evaluate your test preparation like All India Rank, score card, time taken to solve each question, percentage, comparison with toppers, part-wise performance, cut-off analysis etc.



The medium of examination is only English

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Course Fee

₹ 2500   ₹ 2100
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