List of Best Books for APSET 2021, APSET Subject wise Books!

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : August 30th, 2021

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2021): AP SET 2021 Application Form for admission started on 11th August and will end on 13th September 2021. Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test is conducted once every year at the State Level. It is conducted by Andhra Pradesh University to award the eligibility certificate for assistant professor posts to qualified candidates. For the preparation of APSET, knowing the right study material is a must.

Check the article below to know the best books for AP SET 2021.

APSET Books: For any examination, one of the most important steps in preparing is determining the appropriate study materials. So, here are the best books to prepare for the APSET exam. AP SET consists of two papers. Test I is common to all subjects, and Test II is used for specific subjects, depending on the subject chosen by the candidate. To qualify for the AP SET exam, you must prepare the best study materials.

Candidates often find themselves in a pool of many books and learning materials on the market and on the Internet which can confuse them and cost them their results. To avoid that chaos, we have prepared a list of the Best books to prepare for the APSET exam. Below you can find books to refer to for APSET Paper 1 and APSET Paper 2 both separately. 
Important note: It is recommended that candidates complete the previous year's papers, who are at least 6-7 years old, along with these books. Resolving questions from previous years will improve your preparation.

Booklist for APSET Paper 1

Sr. No.

Subjects / Topics

AP SET Books 

Authors/Publications

1.

General Studies

  • General Knowledge 
  • General Knowledge 
  • Lucent
  • Arihant

2.

Language and Reasoning

  • High School English Grammar and Composition Key
  • Objective General English 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • A Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning Aptitude 
  • Wren & Martin
  • SP Bakshi
  • RS Aggarwal
  • RS Aggarwal, Talent Publication

3.

Current Affairs

  • Daily Newspapers 
  • Current Affairs Monthly Compilation 
  • Manorama Year Book
  • The Hindu, The Indian Express
  • Vision IAS

4.

Foundation of Education and Communication

  • Foundations of Education 
  • Foundations of Education 
  • A. Chaube and S. P. Chaube
  • Jason C. Robinson

5.

Teaching and Research 

  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Teaching and Research Aptitude 
  • Sajit Kumar M.Gagan
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

APSET Best Books (Subject-Wise)

Sr. No.

Subject

AP SET Books 

Authors/Publications

1.

Anthropology

  • An Introduction to Social Anthropology 
  • Indian Anthropology 
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology  
  • D.N.Majumdar & T. N. Madan
  • Nadeem Hasnain
  • A.M. Tripathi

2.

History

  • India since Independence 
  • Trueman's UGC NET History 
  • Bipan Chandra
  • Promod Singh

3.

Chemical Science

  • CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Chemical Sciences 
  • Dr Hemant Kulshrestha, Dr Ajay Taneja

4.

Commerce

  • Corporate Accounting 
  • Accounting Standards 
  • Indian Financial System 
  • Naseem Ahmed
  • D. S. Rawat
  • M. Y. Khan

5.

Computer Science and Application

  • Trueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science and Applications 
  • SET Computer Science and Application
  • Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra

6.

Economics

  • Indian Economy 
  • Economic Growth and Development  
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper-II) 
  • Ramesh Singh
  • Mayer and Baldwin
  • Gopal Garg,Upkar Prakashan

7.

Education

  • Measurement & Evaluation in Education 
  • Statistics In Psychology & Education 
  • Modern Indian Education: History, Development And Problems 
  • Rinky Agarwal
  • Henry E. Garrett
  • J. C. Aggarwal

8.

English

  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature  
  • Introduction to English Literature  
  • The Routledge History of Literature in English
  • Arihant Experts
  • W. H Hudson

9.

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science

  • CSIR UGC NET  Earth science
  • R. Gupta

10.

Environmental Science

  • Trueman's UGC NET Environmental Science  
  • Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh

11.

Geography

  • Human Geography 
  • Geographical Thoughts 
  • Geography NCERT for Class 10th, 11th & 12th 
  • Majid Hussain

12.

Hindi

  • Hindi Bhasha Ki Parampara Aur Vikas 
  • Hindi Sahitya Ka Sankshipt Itihas 
  • Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman 
  • Hindi bhasha evam sahitya ka vastunishth itihas 
  • Dr Ramprakash
  • Dr. Vishwanath Tripathi
  • Dr. Namvar Singh
  • Saraswati pandey, Govind pandey

13.

Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism 
  • UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism 
  • Sameer K. Mishra
  • Nitesh Kumar Singh and Atul Udaipuria

14.

Law

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Law 
  • Suman Chauhan

15.

Life Science

  • Upkar CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Life Sciences
  •   Pushkar Kumar, A.P. Singh

16.

Library and Information Science

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science 
  •   S. Thakur 

17.

Management

  • Trueman’s UGC-NET Management 
  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management 
  •  M. Shivani
  •  Mohit Aggarwal  

18.

Mathematical Sciences

  • CSIR-U.G.C. NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences 2018
  •  Upkar Publication

19.

Archaeology

  • UGC NET/JRF Archaeology and Philosophy Paper (Hindi) 
  • Mohan Lal 

20.

Physical Science

  • Csir-Ugc Net/Jrf/Set Physical Sciences. 
  •  Anshul Gupta 

21.

Physical Education

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Physical Education 
  •  Akhilesh Tripathi, A.K. Srivastava 

22.

Philosophy

  • Philosophy paper-ii 
  • Trueman CBSE/ UGC CSIR NET books
  •  Sahitya Bhawan Publication

23.

Political Science

  • An Introduction To Constitution 
  • An Introduction To Political Theory 
  • Trueman's UGC NET Political Science 
  • UGC Net Political Science
  • D. D. Basu
  • O.P. Gauba
  • K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar
  • Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)

24.

Psychology

  • Psychology Class XI & XII (NCERT)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Morgan & King)
  • Trueman's UGC NET Psychology 
  •  Dr Swati Maharshi 

25.

Public Administration

  • Trueman’s UGC-NET Management 
  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management 
  •  M. Shivani
  • Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant experts)

26.

Sanskrit

  • Sanskrit Sahitya ka Itihaas 
  • Sanskrit Kavi Darshan  
  • Umashankar Sharma “Rishi”
  • Bhola Shankar Vyas

27. 

Sociology

  • Sociology Themes and Perspectives 
  • Social Problems In India 
  • Trueman's UGC NET Sociology 
  •  Michael Haralambos & Martin Holborn
  • Ram Ahuja
  • S.Hussain

28.

Social Work

  • Trueman’s UGC NET Education 
  •  Yogendra Pal

29.

Telegu

  • UGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) 
  •  GanjiShashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy

30.

Urdu

  • Mokqadwa; Tarikh-e-Zuban-e-Urdu
  •  Prof. Maswood Husain Khan

The list provided above is prepared based on the best study materials from WB SET. We hope this helps you. Good luck!

Thank you.

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep.

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FAQs

  • General Knowledge (Lucent), Current Affairs Monthly Compilation (Vision IAS), Objective General English (SP Bakshi), Quantitative Aptitude (RS Aggarwal) are a few very useful books for Paper 1.

  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET, Sajit Kumar M.Gagan, UGC NET/JRF/SET Teaching and Research Aptitude, Pratiyogita Darpan are one of the best for APSET Teaching and Research aptitude.

  • The best book for (Paper- 1) for Logical Reasoning is APSET Exam 2021 A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal.

  • Candidates can refer to India since Independence by Bipan Chandra, Trueman's UGC NET History by Promod Singh for AP SET Paper 2 History.

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