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Which Books Should be Read to Prepare for CSIR NET Exam Preparation?

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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NET is an exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) at the national level to determine the eligibility criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Lectureship (LS)/Assistant Professor in the universities and colleges across India. Candidates who qualify for CSIR NET exams can become lecturers in the subject areas that come under Science and Technology only. The subjects included in the exam are Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Books for CSIR NET

CSIR NET  is held only twice a year with a massive number of candidates, and at the national level, it is essential to prepare well to crack this exam. Therefore, the most crucial step to begin preparing is choosing the right books to read.  You can learn more about the CSIR NET exam preparation by visiting BYJU’s Exam Prep. Listed below are a few points one should consider before selecting the books to read.

  • The books must be relevant with updated content and information. Therefore, check the year of publication and edition correctly.
  • The books should contain legit content and information. So, always remember to study the books by renowned authors and credible publication houses.
  • It is always best practice to study the question papers of the previous years’ exams. So, choose the book with a collection of lots of question papers and sample papers.
  • To affirm the information in the book, it is good to verify with two or three books or contact the exam prep experts.

While innumerable books are available in the market, the below-mentioned books are listed after thorough research. The books will be classified subject-wise by different authors.

Books for Life Sciences

SI.No.CSIR NET BooksAuthor/Publication
1BiochemistryLubert Stryer, Jeremy M berg
2Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of RecombinantBernard J Glick, Jack J. Pasternak, Cheryl L Patten
3Plant PhysiologyRoss and Salisbury
4Plant PhysiologyLincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger
5Kuby ImmunologyThomas J Kindt
6Principles of Anatomy and PhysiologyGerard J Tortora, Sandra R Grabowski
7Prescott’s MicrobiologyJoanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J Woolverton
8From Genes to ClonesE L Winnacker

Books for Mathematical Sciences

SI.No.CSIR NET BooksAuthor/Publication
1CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Mathematical SciencesAlok Kumar (Upkar)
2Real AnalysisH L Royden
3Complex Variables and Applications (Brown and Churchill)Ruel Churchill, James Brown
4Contemporary Abstract AlgebraJoseph A Gallian
5Classical MechanicsHerbert Goldstein
6Fundamentals of StatisticsS C Gupta

Books for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

SI.No.CSIR NET BooksAuthor/Publication
1CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam GuideSurendra Kumar
2An Objective Earth SciencesS Ahmad
3Earth Science: The Physical SettingJeffrey C Callister
4Climatology and OceanographyD S Lal
5Physical GeographySavindra Singh

Books for Chemical Sciences

SI.No.CSIR NET BooksAuthor/Publication
1Joint CSIR-UGC NET Chemical Science (Paper-II & III)Narender Sharma
2CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Chemical SciencesDr Hemant Kulshrestha, Dr Ajay Taneja
3Trueman’s UGC-CSIR JRF / NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry)M Gagan
4Modern Methods of Organic synthesisWilliam Carruthers
5Inorganic ChemistryShriver and Atkins
6Physical ChemistryPeter Atkins, Julio De Paula
7March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms & StructureMichael B Smith
8Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and ReactivityJames E Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L Keiter, Okhil K Medhi
9Stereochemistry of Organic CompoundsErnest L Eliel, Samuel H Wilen
10Joint CSIR/UGC/NET Chemical Sciences Part- B & CR Gupta
11Organic ChemistryJonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren
12Principles of Inorganic ChemistryB R Puri, L R Sharma, K C Kalia
13Principles of Physical ChemistryB R Puri, L R Sharma, M S Pathania
14Molecular Quantum MechanicsPeter W Atkins, Ronald S Friedman
15Concepts and Models of Inorganic ChemistryBodie E Douglas, Darl H McDaniel, John J Alexander
16A Logical Approach in Chemistry for CSIR/NET/JRF and GATE (Problems and their Solutions)Jagdamba Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Jaya Singh

Books for Physical Sciences

SI.No.CSIR NET BooksAuthor/Publication
1CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical SciencesDr Surekha Tomar
2Mathematical PhysicsH K Dass, Rama Verma
3Classical MechanicsJ C Upadhya
4Modern Physics and Solid State Physics (Problems and Solutions)S O Pillai
5Solid State PhysicsNeil W Ashcroft
6CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical ScienceW Malemnganba Chenglei

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