CSIR NET Life Science Books 2022: List of Best Reference Books!

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : January 23rd, 2022

CSIR NET Life Science Books 2022: One of the most important steps for the preparation of any competitive exam is identifying the correct resources. So, here are the best reference books for the preparation of the CSIR NET Life Science Exam for session 2022. Here, in this article, we have tried to cover the recommended books for both Section-B and Section-C for all the subjects under CSIR NET 2022 Life Science Exam. Read here to check the best reference books for the preparation of CSIR NET 2022.

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CSIR UGC NET Life Science Books 2022: One of the most important steps for the preparation of any competitive exam is identifying the correct resources. So, here are the best reference books for the preparation of the CSIR NET Exam for session 2022. Here, in this article, we have tried to cover the recommended books for both Section-B and Section-C for all the subjects under CSIR NET Life Science Exam. Read here to check the best reference books for the preparation of CSIR NET 2022.

The CSIR NET exam consists of 3 sections, first section is the General Aptitude section consists of 20 multiple-choice questions whereas sections B and C consist of 50 and 75 subject-specific questions. To qualify CSIR NET exam, one has to prepare from the best study material. Candidates often get confused about which books to refer to as there are so many books and study material available in the market and online. Before moving further, let's quickly check some of the important points that you should consider while choosing the best reference books for the upcoming CSIR UGC NET 2022.

Powerful Tips Before Choosing the Best CSIR NET Life Science 2022 Books

  • Always Check Expiry Date: Before buying any book or study material for the CSIR UGC NET exam, always check the year of publication and edition similarly as we check the medicines’ expiry date. The newer version of the books will be updated with new discoveries, images, and other important information.
  • Choose Books from Notable Authors Only: Choose CSIR NET Life Science Books curated by notable authors only or reputed/popular publishing houses because such books will be much more reliable and have useful information.
  • Previous Year Papers: You should also include those books from good authors with previous years’ CSIR NET Earth Science question papers and sample papers that would be the best choice. Practicing more and more CSIR NET question papers, sample papers, and mock tests will definitely increase your chances to crack this exam.
  • Compare between 2-3 Books: Compare the topics and contents with 2-3 other books and validate the information with your advisors NET preparation specialists, or teachers.
  • Choose those books which contain flow charts, diagrams, illustrations, tables, etc.

List of Top Reference Books for CSIR NET 2022 Life Sciences Exam

We have provided below the unit-wise best reference books for CSIR UGC NET Life Science exam 2022 in a tabulated form, you can also click on the link to buy these books online. 

Unit Name and SubjectBook NameBuy Online
Unit: Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
Subject: Biochemistry and Metabolism
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry- Nelson and CoxClick Here
Biochemistry: International Edition by Stryer, Berg and TymoczkoClick Here
Principles of Biochemistry by VoetClick Here
ENZYMES: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Clinical Chemistry, 2/E by Trevor Palmer and Philip BonnerClick Here
Plant Biochemistry by WalterClick Here
Unit: Cellular Organization
Subject: Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular Cell Biology- LodishClick Here
Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments by Gerald KarpClick Here
Cell And Molecular Biology / 8th Edition by Robertis DeClick Here
The Cell: A Molecular Approach by Geoffrey M. Cooper, and Robert E. HausmanClick Here
Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D. WatsonClick Here
Unit: Cell Signalling
Subject: Immunology
Kuby Immunology- Owen,Punt,Stanford,7th EdClick Here
Essential Immunology by Ivan M. RoittClick Here
Immunology (Schaum’s series) By PinchukClick Here
Immunology (Instant notes) by LydyardClick Here
Unit: Microbiology
Microbiology by PrescottClick Here
Microbiology by PelczarClick Here
Brock Biology of Microorganisms by MadiganClick Here
Developmental Biology
Developmental Biology - Scott F. GilbertClick Here
Molecular Cell Biology- LodishClick Here
System Physiology – Plant
Plant Physiology - Taiz and ZeigerClick Here
Plant Physiology by Ross and SalisburyClick Here
Introductory Plant Biology by SternClick Here
System Physiology – Animal
Ganong’s Review of Medical PhysiologyClick Here
Human Anatomy and Physiology by GraaffClick Here
Animal Biology (Instant Notes) by JurdClick Here
Unit: Inheritance Biology
Subject: Genetics
Principles of Genetics- D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. SimmonsClick Here
Principles of Genetics- Robert H. TamrinClick Here
Principles of gene manipulations by Sandy B Primrose Dr. Richard TwymanClick Here
Genetics: A Conceptual Approach by Benjamin A. PierceClick Here
Genetics: Principles and Analysis by Daniel L Hartl and Elizabeth W. JonesClick Here
Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics by Baevanis & OulletteClick Here
Introduction to Bioinformatics by LeskClick Here
Bioinformatics (Instant Notes) by HodgmanClick Here
Unit: Ecological Principles
Subject: Ecology
Ecology by OdumClick Here
Elements of Ecology By Smith & SmithClick Here
Ecology: Principles And Applications by JL Chapman and MJ ReissClick Here
Evolution and Behavior
Evolution by StrickbergerClick Here
The Evolution Handbook by Vance FerrellClick Here
Theory of Evolution by Dawkins & MaynardClick Here
Unit: Applied Biology
Subject: Biotechnology
Biotechnology-B D SinghClick Here
Genomes 3 by T.A. BrownClick Here
Principles of Fermentation Technology by StanburyClick Here
Industrial Microbiology by CasidaClick Here
Introduction To Plant Tissue Culture by Razdan MKClick Here
Unit: Methods in Biology
Subject: Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA methods
Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics-S.B. Primrose and R.M. TwymanClick Here
Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology- Wilson and WalkerClick Here
Biophysical Chemistry (Principles and Techniques) By UpadhyayClick Here

The list shared above has been created on the basis of the review of students as well as top ratings. We hope these books will help you in your preparation for CSIR NET JRF Exam.

Check Here: CSIR NET 2022: Check Life Science Syllabus and Exam Pattern Here

Preparation Tips for CSIR NET Life Science 2022

  1. Know the complete syllabus of CSIR-NET 2022 - Keep updated with the latest Complete Syllabus of CSIR UGC NET with Exam pattern.
  2. Effective study plan - Make a study plan first to easily identify the subjects of your choice, try to give them colour codes. Even though you can mark each one of your subjects with a separate colour code instead of calling them by name.
  3. Set a target to achieve everything - Set a target for yourself on a daily basis, and try to achieve it in a particular time frame. Include extra portions in that target apart from your CSIR NET reference books.
  4.  Clear your doubts with your teachers - The first rule for clearing your doubts is - not to feel shy. Just approach your teacher whenever you face any problem in any subject and put forward your query.
  5. Solve Previous Year Question papers - Once you have studied well all the syllabus that you need to cover for the CSIR-NET Life Science exam. You should start solving previous year papers which will not only give you a clear understanding of the type of questions that are being asked in the examination but it can also evaluate your speed and accuracy for each question.

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This article was curated by Renuka Miglani who is an Associate Manager at BYJU'S Exam Prep (CSIR-NET). A PostGrad with an educational background in Nutrition Science, she is an ardent reader & writer. Loves to impart knowledge to students. Being from a Nutrition Science background, she is well aware of the opportunities available and has hared the same in the above article. Stay tuned for more interesting articles from her which will be beneficial for your career.
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  • The Cell - A Molecular Approach by Geoffrey M. Cooper, and Robert E. Hausman and Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D. Watson are two highly recommended books for the preparation of CSIR NET Life Science Exam. These book contains details regarding Cell and Molecular Biology that candidates should be aware of.

  • Genetics: A Conceptual Approach by Benjamin A. Pierce, Principles of Genetics- D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. Simmons, Principles of Genetics- Robert H. Tamrin, Genetics: Principles and Analysis by Daniel L Hartl and Elizabeth W. Jones are some the best books that has clear conceptions of topics related to Genetics.

  • Effective study plan, Solving Previous Year Question papers, Being aware of the complete syllabus, Clearing doubts with your teachers are few tips that the candidates applying for CSIR NET examination can use to make their preparation smart and easy and prepare themselves to crack the exam.

  • The candidates looking to buy books for the preparation of CSIR NET exam should consider Checking Expiry Date, Choose Books from Notable Authors Only, Should check if the book has previous year question papers and should campare the contents of 2-3 books before finalising the book

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