Test Series for CSIRNET
Test Pattern
 Chapter wise (CT), there are twenty five questions in each test and time duration is 1:30 Hour. Total number of test is 31.
 Topic wise (PT), there are 40 questions in each test and time duration is 2:30 Hour. Total number of test is 10.
 Full length test (FT), there are 75 questions in each test out of 75 questions 55 number of questions have to be attempt and time duration is 03:00 Hour. Total number of test is 5.
 Student can attempt approximately 1400 number of questions. If students need details solutions then one should pay fees Rs. 1500/
Test Schedule and Syllabus
Mathematical Physics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT01  Dimensional analysis, Vector Algebra, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Matrices , Tensor, Group theory  Pravegaa Class Notes, Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfkin, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig 
CT02  ODE, Special Function, PDE, Green Function Series Random Variable  Pravegaa Class Notes, Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfkin, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig 
CT03  Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, Complex function, Numerical Analysis  Pravegaa Class Notes, Mathematical Methods for Physicists by Arfkin, Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig and Introductory methods of numerical analysis by S.S. Sastry (For numerical Analysis) 
PT01  Syllabus of Mathematical Physics  Above mentioned 
Classical Mechanics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT04  Newton’s law dynamical system, Phase curve, Stability analysis, Central force, Collision and Classical Scattering  Pravegaa Class Notes, An Introduction to Mechanics
by Daniel Kleppner and Robert Kolenkow and Classical Mechanics by Goldstein 
CT05  Rigid body, Moment of Inertia Tensor, Non Inertial Frame, STRLorentz, Small Oscillation  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Special Relativity by Robert Resnick and Classical Mechanics by Goldstein 
CT06  Generalised Coordinate Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Formulation, Canonical Transformation, Poisson Bracket , Generating Function , Noether Equation  Pravegaa Class Notes and Classical Mechanics by Goldstein 
PT02  Syllabus of Classical Mechanics  Above Mentioned 
Electromagnetic Theory  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT07  Electrostatic Force, Gauss Law, Laplace and Poission Equation, Boundaries Value Problem  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffith 
CT08  MagnetostateBiot Savart Law, Amperes Law , EM Induction  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffith 
CT09  Dynamics of Charge Particle, Particle in Static and Uniform EM Field  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffith 
CT10  Em wave in free space , Dielectric and conductor, Reflection and refraction polarisation,
Fresnel law, Interference, Coherence and Diffraction 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffith
And Problems and Solutions in Electromagnetics 
CT11  Dispersion in Plasma, Lorentz
in Variance of Maxwell Equation Transmission Line and Wave Guide, Radiation from Moving Charge Dipoles and Retarded Potential 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J Griffith 
PT03  Syllabus of Electromagnetic Theory  Above Mentioned 
Quantum Mechanics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT12  Wave particle duality, Schrödinger equation, (Tools and postulates of quantum mechanics). Wave function in coordinate and momentum representation, commuatators and Heisenberg. Uncertainty principles and Dirac notation  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffith, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
b Nouredine Zettli and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar 
CT13  Eigen value problems (Particle in box, Harmonic Oscillator, Tunneling through barrier, Dirac delta function) and
2D and 3D systems in Cartesian coordinates 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffith, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
b Nouredine Zettli and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar 
CT14  Motion in central potential, Orbital angular momentum, Angular momentum algebra, Spin , The addition of angular momentum, Hydrogen atom , The sterngerlach experiment  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffith, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
Nouredine Zettli and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar 
CT15  Time dependent and independent perturbation, Variation principle, WKB approximation, Fermi golden rule  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffith, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
Nouredine Zettli and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar 
CT16  Theory of scattering, Pauliexclusion principle, Identical particles, Relativistic quantum mechanics,  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J Griffith, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications
Nouredine Zettli and Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar 
PT04  Syllabus of Quantum Mechanics  Above Mentioned 
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT17  Law of thermodynamics and their consequences, Thermodynamic potential, Maxwell relation, Chemical potential,  Pravegaa Class Notes, Statistical Mechanics by R.K Patharia and Paul D. Beale and Thermal Physics by S.C. Garg, R.M. Bansal & C.K. Ghosh 
CT18  Phase space, Micro and macro state, Micro canonical, Canonical , Grand canonical and partition function
Free energy and connection with thermodynamic quantities, 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Statistical Mechanics by R.K Patharia and Paul D. Beale and Thermal Physics by S.C. Garg, R.M. Bansal & C.K. Ghosh 
CT19  Classical and quantum statistics, Ideal bose and Fermi gas, Principle of detailed balance, Black body radiation and
Planck’s distribution 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Statistical Mechanics by R.K Patharia and Paul D. Beale and Thermal Physics by S.C. Garg, R.M. Bansal & C.K. Ghosh 
CT20  First and second order transition, Dia, para and ferro magnetism, Ising model, Bose Einstein condensation, diffusion
Equation, Brownian motion and random walk problem, Introduction to non equilibrium process 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Statistical Mechanics by R.K Patharia and Paul D. Beale and Thermal Physics by S.C. Garg, R.M. Bansal & C.K. Ghosh 
PT05  Syllabus of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics  Above Mentioned 
Electronics and Devices Electronics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT21  Network Analyses, Diodes, Zener Diode  Pravegaa Class Notes, Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O Sadiku 
CT22  Transistor, BJT, FET  Pravegaa Class Notes, Essentials of circuit analysis by Robert Boylestad 
CT23  OpAmp, Inverting , NonInverting , Integrator, Differentiator, Basic properties OpAmp, High pass, Lowpass , Band pass, band reject,
Feedback (Positive and negative), Oscillators. 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Essentials of circuit analysis by Robert Boylestad 
CT24  Digital, Logic gate, KMaph, Counters, A/D and D/A converters, Multiplexer and De multiplexer, Binary addition and subtraction  Pravegaa Class Notes, Essentials of circuit analysis by Robert Boylestad 
CT25  Error Analysis  Pravegaa Class Notes, Essentials of circuit analysis by Robert Boylestad 
PT06  Syllabus of Electronics and Devices Electronics  Above Mentioned 
Atomic and Molecular Physics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT26  Quantum state of electron in an atom, Electron spin, The spectrum of He and Alkaline atoms, Relativistic correction
For energy level of Hydrogen atom, Hyperfine structure, Isotopic shift, Width of spectrum lines, LS an JJ coupling Zeeman, Paschen and Stark effect , ESR and NMR spectrum 
Pravegaa Class Notes, The Fundamentals of Atomic and Molecular Physics by Robert L Brooks 
CT27  Frank Condon Principle, Born Oppenheimer approximation, Electronic, rotational, Vibrational and Raman Spectrum of diatomic molecules, Selection rules and Laser (Spontaneous, stimulated emission and absorption, Einstein coefficient,
Optical pumping, Population inversion, Rate equation, Modes of resonator and coherence length) 
Pravegaa Class Notes, Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy by C.N. Banwell,
Laser Fundamentals and Applications by Ajoy Ghatak 
PT07  Syllabus of Atomic and Molecular Physics  Above Mentioned 
Condensed Matter Physics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT28  Crystal structure, XRD, reciprocal lattice, Lattice vibration  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to solid state physics
by Charles Kittel and Solid State Physics by N. David Mermin and Neil Ashcroft 
CT29  Heat Capacity, Density of states, Free electron theory, Band theory, Tight binding Approximation, Magnetism, Superconductivity  Pravegaa Class Notes, Introduction to solid state physics by Charles Kittel and Solid State Physics by N. David Mermin and Neil Ashcroft

PT08  Syllabus of Solid State Physics  Above Mentioned 
Nuclear and Particle Physics  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
CT30  Basics properties of nucleus, Binding energy, Liquid drop model, Shell model, Collective model, Nuclear magnetic moment  Pravegaa Class Notes, S.N Ghosal 
CT31  Nuclear reaction, Radio activity and particle physics  Introduction to Elementary Particles by David J. Griffiths and The Ideas of Particle Physics by G. D. Coughlan 
PT09  Syllabus of Nuclear and Particle Physics  Above Mentioned 
General Aptitude  
Name of Test  Syllabus  Reference Book 
PT – 10  Plane Figure, Solid Shapes, Number System, Algebra, Average, Boats and Streams, Calendar, Clocks, Coordinate Geometry, Ratio  Pravegaa Class Notes 
Full Length Test  
Full Test  Syllabus 
FT – 01  Full Syllabus of Net 
FT – 02  Full Syllabus of Net 
FT – 03  Full Syllabus of Net 
FT – 04  Full Syllabus of Net 
FT – 05  Full Syllabus of Net 
 Date and Schedule can be modified according to notification of examination