Analysis of CSIR-NET Biochemistry Questions (2011- 2016)
Dr. Aditya Arya*
Date of publication: 21 Mar 2017
Question paper has a very defined and set pattern of questions and weightage of each unit is well maintained in the paper. Part A has most of the aptitude questions involving basic Physics, Chemistry, Biology and mathematics. Section B and C has questions from the defined syllabus. It has been observed in the past years the questions are often arranged in the order of units prescribed in the syllabus. As Biochemistry is the first unit of the syllabus, the question from biochemistry section are found in the beginning of section B and Section C. Questions in section B are often memory based and require fewer efforts while questions of C part may involve technical details and experimental observations and therefore need a better comprehension. Biochemistry per se is equally important as other units and has defined set of questions that encompass, about 3-4 questions (generally, question no 21- 25) each year in part B and 4-5 question each year in part C (Generally Q 71- 76). However, some questions from the 13th Unit that involve techniques are often related to basic concepts of biochemistry and thereby increasing the questions from this subjects and causing variable trend across years.