CSIR Career Guide : A Must Reading Manual for CSIR Aspirants

CSIR Career Guide : A Must Reading Manual for CSIR Aspirants

About CSIR

Council of scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) in India a premier national Research and Development organization was established by the Government in India on 26 September 1942 as autonomous body that has emerged as the largest Research and Development organization in India. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.. CSIR has pursued cutting edge science and advanced knowledge frontiers; It is the largest public sector research & development organization which employs over 4600 scientists. The scientific staff of CSIR only constitute about 3-4% of India’s scientific manpower but they contribute to 10% of India’s scientific outputs. CSIR labs works on wide spectrum on science and technology areas, including Chemical sciences, Physical sciences, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology. In 2012, CSIR published 5007 papers in SCI Journals with an average impact factor per paper as 2.673. In 2013, CSIR published 5086 papers in SCI journals with an average impact factor per paper as 2.868. CSIR is ranked at 84th among 4851 institutions worldwide and is the only Indian organization among the top 100 global institutions, according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking World Report 2014. CSIR holds the 17th rank in Asia and leads the country at the first position.

The institute conducts examinations to promote research twice a year, once in month of June and once in the month of December. The main aim of this organization is to promote the field of research by providing  various opportunities to aspirants those who have passion to give this world something new in the field of science and research by choosing their own path and ideas


Bansal Academy in Chandigarh a premiere institute for CSIR UGC-NET exam coaching consistently working towards guiding and uplifting aspirants of research have put a great effort to compile every information regarding CSIR UGC-NET career book. The information available in this career book is not available on any other website or any other platform. Bansal Academy has made it keeping in mind the queries and doubts which the students have in their mind regarding,  What is CSIR UGC NET exam? How to crack the exam? What are the career prospects of the exam? This CSIR UGC NET career magazine is helpful to students in their general information as well as in depth knowledge regarding the CSIR UGC-NET exam and other research oriented exam.


Contents of CSIR Career Guide

Tips to Crack CSIR UGC Net Exam:

This part of the magazine contains tips for the student from starting the preparation for the exam till the date of exam. These tips also contain some techniques which will be helpful to the students leading them towards the successful attempt of every research oriented exam. Aspirants are thoroughly guided towards each section of the research exams and How to attempt every section with specified number of questions with a calculative and no failure approach.

The paper attempt is an art of managing time efficiently. Paper management leads to score more while attempting right question based upon preparation throughout the session we have focussed. We have tried to differentiate between the actual content that has been prepared and the one which seems to be easy to solve but not actually prepared well. Students easily fall for such concepts but fail to  clear the exam. Hopefully such mart tricks will help the student to crack the exam. This magazine content is written in keeping prepartion of students.


Syllabus/Examination Schemes/Pattern Links:  

This section of the csir career guide contains the complete syllabus regarding the major exams to provide the aspirants a complete overview of their goal. Some links of the major research examinations are mentioned below:

CSIR- NET-JRF – csirhrdg.res.in DBT-JRF – www.oasis.mkcl.org

ICMR-JRF – www.icmr.nic.in GATE – www.gate.iit.ac.in

ISRO – www.isro.gov.in TIFR- www.tifr.res.in

JEST – www.jest.org.in BARC- www.barconlineexamin, www.barc.gov.in-s/port

This is the major portion which decides the fate of students before they start their preparation. If student know the content well he/she can decides which portion is to attempt and which portion is to be left. Student comes across his/her strenghts and weaknesses. Sudents prepapre th concepts accordingly. Different entrance examination has different syllabi so links are given in the magazine to directly know the facts check based preparation. Student starts preparing according to their analysis and does well in examination. This magazine helps the student to identify right areas.

The Most Mistaken Trends:

This section of the magazine contains the most mistaken trends that student follow which leads them towards failure. Sometimes the students follow the crowd and join the rat race and start preparing for the exam, initially at the time of preparation they are focused but as the burden increases students starts seeking shortcuts for the success which is wrong. So we worked out what are the general trends and how these things can be eliminated and the aspirants can be made aware about these mistakes.

Bansal Academy Career Guide

While preparation students often do silly mistakes while start preparing for entrance with overconfidence and choose difficult topics to prepare first which makes easy portion inacessible to the student due to shortage of time. Management is the key to success. The trend of prepapring for entrance examinations is entirely different from university theory exams. Students often prepare theory based question practice which is total negative and demotivate the students at last. Main concern comes up when concept must be retained during paper attempt. This magazine reminds me of the pattern which actually should be implemented for excellent preparation.

Most Probable Concepts of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences:

Bansal Academy has analyzed previous examination papers of all most every major research exam and identified the important areas from where the questions are mostly asked and how much weightage every topic/unit has in the examination. This type of collective information regarding the subjects of Physical Science, Chemical Science, Life Sciences examination is not available for aspirants in any book or guide but Bansal Academy Chandigarh  has put a great effort to analyze every exam and their patterns. Students are advised to prepare these topics thoroughly which are mentioned in research career guide who aspire of going for any research oriented exam.

Job positions:

Research and Career guide has covered more than 300 job positions which the students can apply for if they belong from science background. Career guide covers many job positions which the students have never heard before.

Tentative Exam Notifications of all major exams:

Research and career guide has covered all the major exams which are conducted for the research with their tentative dates, subjects, websites, and scholarships. It covers more than 200 exams with their complete notifications about when the forms are available & when the exam is conducted. Aspirants can easily get in depth knowledge regarding these exams with the help of websites available in Research & Career Guide

Reference Books & Research Institute

The career guide covers all major topics which are asked in the research exams with their reference books helpful for theoretical as well as practical application part. We advise all the students to follow the foreign author’s books if they aspire of clearing research exams.

Reference Books for Life Sciences in Research & Career Guide

  • Cell Biology And Molecular Biology – G. Karp, Bruce Alberts , Cooper & Hansman, Watson
  • Biochemistry – Lehninger, Stryer ,Voet & Voet
  • Genetics – Gardener, Lewin , Tamarin
  • Evolution – Veer Bala Rastogi
  • Physiology Plants – Hopkins, Taiz & Zeiger,Salisbury Ross
  • Animal Physiology – Guyton & Hall, Moyes & Schulte
  • Environmental Biology – Odum & Barret, Townsend & Harper
  • Techniques – Wilson & Walker , Smith & Smith
  • Microbiology – Prescott & Harley, Madigan & Martinko
  • Immunology – Kuby
  • Devolpmental Biology – S.F. Gilbert Gene
  • Cloning And DNA Analysis – T.A. Brown
  • Recombinant DNA – Watson, Candy,Myres
  • Principles Of Gene Manipulation – Primrose & Toy Man
  • Molecular Biotechnology – Glick & Pasternak
  • Plant Tissue Culture – Bhojwani & Rajdan


Reference Book for Physics in Research & Career Guide

  • Mathematical Physics– Satyaprakash, Arfken Reweker
  • Classical Mechanics –Herbert Goldstein, JC Upadhya, Gupta Kumar Sharma
  • An Introduction to Mechanics – Kleppner & Kolenkow
  • Introduction to Electrodynamics – David J. Griffiths
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics – David J. Griffiths
  • Quantum Mechanics Concepts & Applications – Nouredine Zettili
  • Statistical & Thermal Physics – F. Rief, V S Bhatia, R K Pathria
  • Electronic Devices & Circuit Theory – Boylestad & Nashelsky
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits – Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias
  • Introduction to Atomic Spectra – Raj Kumar
  • Fundamental of Molecular Spectroscopy – Colin N. Banwell & Elaine M. McCash
  • Solid State Physics – Aschcroft & Mermin, Hemrajani & Kakani
  • Introduction to Solid State Physics – Charles Kittel
  • Solid State Physics – S.O. Pillai
  • Introductory Nuclear Physics – Kenneth S. Krane, J Lilley, Heyde
  • Introduction to Elementary Particles – David J. Griffiths
  • Digital Electronics – Malvino & Leach



Reference Books for Chemistry


  • Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis: Chemical Kinetics –Atkins
  • Chemical Kinetics – Keith J. Laidler
  • A text book of Physical Chemistry ( Volume -V ) – K. L. Kapoor
  • Electrochemistry: An Introduction to Electrochemistry –Samuel Glasstone
  • A book of Physical Chemistry ( Volume – III ) – K L Kapoor
  • Thermodynamics: A text book of Physical Chemistry ( Volume – II ) – K. L. Kapoor
  • Principles of Physical Chemistry – Puri, Sharma & Pathania
  • Molecular Spectroscopy Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy – Colin N. Banwell
  • Physical Methods – Russel S. Drago Quantum Chemistry,
  • Quantum Chemistry through Problems and Solutions – R.K. Prasad
  • Quantum Chemistry – Donald A. McQuarrie
  • Collides & Surfaces Surface Chemistry – A Goel
  • Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis – Gabor A. Somorjai
  • Group Theory Chemical Applications of Group Theory – F. Albert Cotton



  • Principles of Stereochemistry Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism -P.S. Kalsi

(for basics)

  • Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds – E. L. Eliel
  • Organic Reaction Mechanism A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes
  • Organic Chemistry -Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry Part-A: Structure and Mechanism – Francis A. Carey, Richard J.Sundberg
  • Part-B: Reactions and Synthesis – Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg Reagents in
  • Organic Synthesis Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis – William Carruthers, Iain Coldham
  • Photochemical Reactions Organic Photochemistry – James H. Coxon, B. Halton
  • Organic Synthesis Organic Synthesis the disconnection approach – Stuart Warren
  • Spectroscopy Spectrometric Identification of Org. Compounds – R. M. Silverstein, F. X. Webster
  • Organic Spectroscopy – William Kemp
  • Pericyclic Reactions Pericyclic Reactions – R T Morrison, R N Boyd





  • Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds Inorganic Chemistry – J. E. Huheey
  • Inorganic Chemistry – Meissler & Tarr
  • Main Group Elements (s and p blocks) Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee
  • Principles of inorganic chemistry – Puri Sharma Kalia
  • Transition Metal & Coordination Compounds (d block) Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee
  • Mechanism of Inorganic Reactions – Fred Basolo, Ralph G. Pearson
  • Organometallic Compounds Concept and Models of Inorganic Chemistry – Bodie Douglas, Darl McDaniel, John Alexander
  • Inorganic Chemistry – Catherine E. Housecraft, Alan G. Sharpe
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry – Shriver & Atkins
  • Inorganic Chemistry – James E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter , O. K. Medhi


Top 100 Research Institutes in India

The Career guide also covers more than 100 hundred major research institutes in India of Physical science, Chemical Science, Life Sciences those who conduct exam in the research field and their area of operation.


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