CSIR NET Books 2021: List of Subject-wise Best Books for CSIR NET Exam

CSIR NET Books 2021: List of Subject-wise Best Books for CSIR NET Exam

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Jun 2, 2021CSIR UGC NET June 2021 Apply online started! Check out CSIR NET 2021 Dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.
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CSIR NET Books 2021

Preparing from the right book is a crucial step in preparation. Good books help you in developing concepts, learning the right thing, question-solving tricks, and getting good marks. Books play a vital role in preparation. Here we have presented the list of best books for each subject. The CSIR NET books are recommended by our expert faculties after going through each book in the market.

The CSIR UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in June and December to shortlist the desired candidates for the determining eligibility for the Assistant Professor posts in Indian colleges and universities and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The exam is conducted in five science subjects- mathematics, chemical science, physical science, life science, and earth atmosphere ocean & planetary science.

CSIR NET Exam Highlights

Before checking the list of best books let’s have a look at the exam pattern of the CSIR NET exam first.

  • The exam is conducted in online mode only.
  • The exam is for 200 marks.
  • The time duration for the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • Section ‘A’ & Section ‘B’ has questions of 2 marks each whereas section ‘C’ has 4 marks questions.
  • There is a negative marking for incorrect answers.

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How to Choose Best Book for CSIR NET Preparation?

It is important to select the best book for the preparation. If you select the wrong book you end up wasting your time only. Select the best book for preparation with the help of given points. This will help you in acing the exam.

  • Always prefer the books which have solved previous year's paper and sample papers. It is important to solve as many questions as you can before the exam.
  • Always get the latest edition of the book. The latest edition has the updated and relevant information.
  • Compare the Index of the books, select the book which covers all the important topics and also recommended by the faculty or mentor.
  •  Select the book of a renowned author and publisher. You will get reliable and credential content.

CSIR NET Important Books For Life Science

Check the list of Life science important books for the CSIR NET exam. Candidates need to cover Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Molecular Biotechnology, Kuby Immunology, Plant Physiology, Evolution, Principles of Anatomy & Physiology, and Genes and Clones. 

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Best Books For CSIR NET for Chemical Science

Candidates can go through the list of Best Books for the Chemical science subject of the CSIR NET exam. The books listed below are recommended by our expert faculties keeping in mind the exam level. Topics cover are inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, quantum chemistry, instrumental methods, electro chemistry, molecular quantum chemistry, and many more.

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Important Books For CSIR NET Physical Science

The books for the Physical Science subject of CSIR NET are given below.


Authors/ Publications

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences

Dr Surekha Tomar

Classical Mechanics

J C Upadhya

Mathematical Physics

H K Dass, Rama Verma

Solid State Physics

Neil W Ashcroft

Modern Physics and Solid State Physics (Problems and Solutions)

S O Pillai

CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science

W Malemnganba Chenglei

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CSIR NET Important Books For Mathematics

Check the list of all the best books for mathematics questions in CSIR NET. These books help you in acing the maths questions.


Authors/ Publications

Real Analysis

H L Royden

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences

Alok Kumar (Upkar)

Contemporary Abstract Algebra

Joseph A Gallian

Complex Variables and Applications (Brown and Churchill)

Ruel Churchill, James Brown

Classical Mechanics

Herbert Goldstein 

Fundamentals of Statistics

S C Gupta

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CSIR NET Books For Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science

These books are going to help you in attempting the Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary science questions with good accuracy.


Authors/ Publications

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide

Surendra Kumar

An Objective Earth Sciences

S Ahmad

Climatology and Oceanography

D S Lal

Earth Science: The Physical Setting

Jeffrey C Callister 

Physical Geography 

Savindra Singh

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CSIR NET Exam Preparation Strategy

There is very tough competition in the CSIR NET exam. The strategy is recommended by our learned faculties.

  • Make a reliable, short-term, and long-term timetable.
  • Divide the topics per day.
  • Learn the CSIR NET exam pattern and CSIR NET syllabus by heart.
  • Check the mark distribution.
  • Take online mock-test from time to time.
  • Revise the topics regularly.
  • Take a healthy diet.

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  • It all depends on your preparation. If you have prepared well for the exam, it is easy for you.

  • You can purchase the listed books online or offline.

  • The national testing agency conducts the CSIR NET exam every year.

  • There is a book for MCQs also on the list. Candidates can purchase that book for question practice. Also, all books have questions after every topic.

  • We have suggested books for Mathematics, Life Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, and Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Science.