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past year papers with key at http://www.csirhrdg.res.in/AnswerKeys.html
Pattern of Paper:
Section 1: Aptitude. Total 20Q. Answer maximum 15Q. 2 for correct. -0.5 for incorrect.
Section 2: Total 40Q. Answer maximum 25. 3 for correct. -0.75 for incorrect.
Section 3: Total 60Q. Answer maximum 20. 4.75 for correct. No negative marking.
Total 200 marks. Cutoff stands near to 55% for JRF and 50% for NET every year. Means one need to score at least 110/200 for JRF and 100/200 for NET.
See the unit wise weightage of marks in above pic. Notice that in Section C, you have to answer maximum 20 question and unit-1 of C itself contain 18 questions. Though C section has no negative marking, you need good concept of the subject, since C section is multiple select type.
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It is very very important to make a strategy for this exam.
If you are saying that you are gonna answer 17 answers correct in section B then from which unit of section B you gonna try this 17 question.?? We need to write 25 questions in B but you should not try 25 questions and you should try only around 17 questions in the units you feel confidant and after answering this 17 questions in prefixed interval of time, you should move to section C. Here also you do not need to try all 20 questions outoff 60 quetions but try around 14 questions only out off 60Q. Distribute time section wise. Keep your eyes on watch.
Books to follow:
Linear algebra: Linear algebra done right by axler
Abstract Algebra : Algebra by Michael Artin
Real analysis : Principals of mathematical analysis by Walter rudin
Complex analysis : function in one variable by john B Conway
Topology by munkers
Do atleast 50 percent exercise with your self and rest remember the results.
Good Luck friends. Feel free to ask in comment section.