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

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : June 25th, 2021

As you all know that the GSET July 2021 Exam Application form is out. The application started on 21st June and will end on 21st July 2021. For everyone looking for information about  GSET July 2021 book list or study material, this article will provide both GSET paper 1 booklist and paper 2 subject wise booklist. GSET is being held for 23 subjects. You can find GSET 2021 Booklist below in this article.   

GSET 2021 books: One of the most important steps in preparing for competitive exams is identifying the right resources. Without the correct study material, you can get lost in the syllabus itself and will end up wasting your precious time. So, to save your time and make the preparation a little simpler, here is the GSET 2021 Booklist. This article has covered recommended books for both Papers I and Paper II on all topics. Read it now and see which book is right for you to prepare for GSET EXAM 2021.

The GSET exam consists of two papers. Paper I is common to all subjects, and Paper II is subject-specific, taking into account the subject of the candidate's choice. To qualify for the GSET exam, you need to prepare from the best textbooks. With so many books or learning materials available on the market or online, candidates are often confused about which book to refer to. So, let's take a quick look at the list of paper 1 and Paper 2 books that Topper recommends for effective preparation for the GSET exam.

Important Note:

Candidates are suggested to solve the previous years' question papers of at least 6-7 years, along with these books. Solving previous years papers will help boost your preparation.

Best books for GSET 2021 (Paper I)

Sr. No.

Subjects / Topics

GSET Books (Authors / Publications)


General Studies

  • General Knowledge (Lucent)
  • General Knowledge (Arihant)


Language and Reasoning

  • High School English Grammar and Composition Key (Wren & Martin)
  • Objective General English (SP Bakshi)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (RS Aggarwal)
  • A Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning (RS Aggarwal)
  • Aptitude (Talent Publication)
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT (N. K. Sinha.)


Current Affairs

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


Foundation of Education and Communication

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

GSET Books 2021 (Subjects wise)

  •  Paper 2 is subject-specific. The list of suggested books for Paper-II subject-wise is provided below
Subject codeSubjects GSET Books (Authors / Publications)
1Mathematical Sciences
  • Complex Variables and Applications (Brown and Churchill), Ruel Churchill, James Brown
  •  CSIR-UGC, NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences, Alok Kumar (Upkar)
2Physical Sciences
  • Modern Physics and Solid-State Physics, S O Pillai
  • CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science, W Malemnganba Chenglei
3Chemical Sciences
  • A Logical Approach in Chemistry for CSIR/NET/JRF and GATE, Jagdamba Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Jaya Singh
  • Molecular Quantum Mechanics, Peter W Atkins, Ronald Friedman
4Life Sciences
  • Schaum’s Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Van De Graaff Kent M.
  • Developmental Biology, Scott. F. Gilbert
  • Hindi Bhasha Ki Parampara Aur Vikas (Dr. Ramprakash)
  • Hindi Sahitya Ka Sankshipt Itihas (Dr. Vishwanath Tripathi)
  • Kavita Ke Naye Pratiman (Dr. Namvar Singh)
  • Hindi bhasha evam sahitya ka vastunishth itihas by Saraswati pandey, Govind pandey
  • Gujarati Bhasha-Sahitya( Varnatmak Parichayatmak Gujarati Book), D.M.BhadresariyaDINU BHADRESARIYA

  • UGC NET SLET GSET Pariksha Mate Gujarati Sahitya Paper 2 (Gujarati Book),  DINU BHADRESARIYAD M Bhadresariya
  • Sanskrit Sahitya ka Itihaas (Umashankar Sharma “Rishi”)
  • Sanskrit Kavi Darshan (Bhola Shankar Vyas)
  • UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)
  • India since Independence by Bipan Chandra
  • Trueman's UGC NET History by Promod Singh
  • Sociology Themes and Perspectives (Michael Haralambos & Martin Holborn)
  • Social Problems In India (Ram Ahuja)
  • Trueman's UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
  • Indian Economy (Ramesh Singh)
  • Economic Growth and Development (Mayer and Baldwin)
  • Trueman's UGC NET Economics by Sriniwas Shirur 
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper-II) -Upkar Prakashan (Author-Gopal Garg)
11Political Science
  • An Introduction To Constitution (D. D. Basu)
  • An Introduction To Political Theory (O.P. Gauba)
  • Trueman's UGC NET Political Science by K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar (Author)
  • UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)
  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts
  • Introduction to English Literature by W. H Hudson
  • The Routledge History of Literature in English
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Education by GaganManocha
  • Psychology Class XI & XII (NCERT)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Morgan & King)
  • Trueman's UGC NET Psychology by Dr Swati Maharshi 
  • UGC Net Psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant Experts)
15Library and Information Science
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman Chauhan
  • UGC-NET: Law (Paper-II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)
  • Corporate Accounting (Naseem Ahmed)
  • Accounting Standards (D. S. Rawat)
  • Indian Financial System (M. Y. Khan)
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Parveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
  • Trueman’s UGC-NET Management by M. Shivani (Author)
  • UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management by Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant experts)
19Computer Science and Application
  • Trueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science and Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra
21Physical Education
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi (Author), A.K. Srivastava (Author)
23Home Science
  • Home Science (Surjeet Publications)
25Social Work
  • Trueman’s UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal

The list provided above is prepared according to the top-rated study materials for GSET. We hope this will help you. Good luck!

Thank you.

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep.

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  • Candidates can either go for Arihant or Lucent for paper 1 of GSET 2021.

  • There will be objective (MCQ type) questions in GSET 2021.

  • The syllabus of GSET is exactly similar to UGC NET.

  •  The exam date of GSET is 26th December 2021. (Tentatively)

  • The application fee is INR 900/- for general and EWS candidates and INR 700/- for sc and sc candidates.


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