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CSIR UGC NET Preparation Books

Last Updated - February 14, 2018

CSIR UGC NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research UGC NET) conducts National Eligibility Test for Lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) twice in a year i.e. in June and December. CSIR UGC NET is multiple choice objective type test and is conducted for 5 subjects viz. Atmospheric, Earth, Ocean, Planetary Sciences, Mathematics Science, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences. Candidates can appear either for Lectureship program or for JRF only. CSIR UGC NET results will be declared in the month of June and a separate list of results will be published for JRF and Lectureship program.

CSIR UGC NET 2016 Important Dates

CSIR UGC NET 2016 is going to be held on December 18, 2016. The list of registered candidates will be released on the November 15, 2016. The detailed CSIR UGC NET 2016 Important Dates are given below:

CSIR UGC NET 2016 Important Dates
Start of online application submissionAugust 8, 2016
Last date to deposit feeSeptember 8, 2016
Last date to submit applicationSeptember 9, 2016
Last date of receipt of hard copy of completed applicationSeptember 16, 2016
Last date of receipt of hard copy of completed application (for remote areas)September 23, 2016
Last date for receipt of written request for change of test centreOctober 14, 2016
Publication of list of registered candidatesNovember 15, 2016
Last date for accepting representation about non-registrationNovember 22, 2016
Issue of e-Admission Certificate to registered candidatesFirst week of December
Date of MCQ ExamDecember 18, 2016

CSIR UGC NET 2016 Syllabus

CSIR UGC NET paper have multiple choice questions of 200 marks and is divided into three parts A, B, and C. Part A is common to all and comprises of topics like Reasoning ability, General awareness, Numerical ability, etc. Part B has questions based on the concerned subject. Part C includes questions of higher weightage and are of analytical nature.

CSIR UGC NET conducts examination for the following subjects. Candidates may select the subject of their choice and will get the paper of the concerned subject only.

  1. Chemical Science
  2. Life Science
  3. Physical Science
  4. Earth Science
  5. Mathematical Science

Read More CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

CSIR UGC NET Preparation Books

Candidates must choose only those books that are recommended by the experts and should not go for any random book. There are numerous books available in the market candidates must choose books that cover the whole syllabus of CSIR UGC NET.

CSIR UGC NET paper is formulated for 5 subjects’ viz. Physical science, Life Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, and Earth Science. There are numerous books available in the market for these subjects but to reduce the candidate’s confusion we are providing a list of books for each subject separately.

Chemical Science

The preparation books for the Chemical Science are given below.

Physical ChemistrySamuel Glasstone
Physical ChemistryAtkins
Physical ChemistryKL Kapoor
Physical Chemistrysilbey and bawendi
Physical ChemistryCastellan
Physical ChemistryMortimer
Biological inorganic chemistry : structure and reactivityIvano Bertini
Inorganic and organometallic polymersChandrasekhar, Vadapalli
Trueman’s UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)B. Roy,M. Gagan
Pearson Guide to UGC-CSIR Chemical SciencesSanjay Singh Rawal
Chemistry of the ElementsN N Greenwood & A Earnshaw
Inorganic ChemistryGary L. Miessler & Donald A. Tarr and Donald A. Tarr,
Inorganic ChemistryGary Wulfsberg
CSIR-UGC NET Chemical Sciences (Part A, B & C)Gupta’s
 Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry (3rd Edition)B. E. Douglas, D. H. McDaniel, J. J. Alexander; John Wiley
Coordination chemistryRamlingam
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition)D. F. Shriver and P. W. Atkins
Basic Organometallic Chemistry: Concepts, Syntheses, and ApplicationBD Gupta & Anil J Elias
Infrared and Raman spectra of inorganic and coordination compoundsNakamoto
Inorganic and Organometallic Reaction MechanismsAtwood
Quantum Chemistry : through problems and solutionsRK Prasad
Organometallics: A Concise IntroductionChristoph Elschenbroich
Quantum ChemistryRK Prasad.
Quantum MechanicsR. Shankar
Physical chemistryRobert G. Mortimer
K. Chandra, Quantum ChemistryTata McGrawHill,
Inorganic SpectroscopyDrago
Group theoryAlan Vincent
Chemical kinetics and Reaction dynamicsSantosh Upadhyay
Chemical Kinetics and Reaction DynamicsPaul L. Houston
Chemical KineticsLadler

Physical Science

The preparation books for the Physical Sciences are given below.

CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical SciencesDr. Surekha Tomar
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Physical ScienceW.Malemnganba Chenglei
Physical Sciences CSIR-JRF-Net GateTomar
Joint CSIR UGC-NET: Physical Science (Part-A, B & CRPH Editorial Board
UGC CSIR JRF/Net Physical SciencesSunil Kushwaha
UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Physical SciencesGKP

Mathematical Science

The preparation books for the Mathematical Science are given below.

Mathematical Sciences for UGC-CSIR Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship Prasad
Mathematical Science Manual CSIR UGC/NET/SLET & Lectureship – JupiterRenu Sharma, Awadhesh Kumar Mishra
Net Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 1 UGC CSIRSatya Prakashan 
UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Mathematical Sciences (Also Useful For SET) G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd 
NET Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 2 UGC CSIRSatya Prakashan
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Mathematical SciencePawan Sharma, Anshuman, Suraj Singh

Life Science

The books for preparing for Life Sciences are given below.

Microbial BiotechnologyGlick
Plant physiologySalisbury and Ross.
EcologyPD Sharma
BiochemistryA student survival guide
Biochemical TechniquesKeith wilson and walker
Genes to Cloneswinnacker
Principles of BiochemistryLehninger
Molecular Biology and cell biologyFriefeilder
Statistics Biostatistics book
Lecture Notes on Microbiology --
Biology and biotechnology (Higher Secondary)NCERT

Earth Science

The preparation books for the Earth Science are given below.

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide CSIR UGC NETSurendra Kumar



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