Reference Books and Previous Years’ Solved Papers for CSIR NET 2018

Published on : 10th May 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
CSIR UGC NET Exam

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the National Eligibility Test for determining the eligibility of Assistant Professor for Science stream subjects. Qualifying the examination also offers the award of Junior Research Fellowship to selected candidates. However, standing out among lakhs of applicants and qualifying the entrance examination is not a piece of cake. For a strong preparation, you need the best reference books.

With everything getting available online, it has become easier to get books and study material delivered at your door-step. On the other hand, it has also become confusing to choose from the available options. So, here we have listed some good options for CSIR NET books to avoid confusion. Before moving ahead, let’s have a quick look at the exam pattern:

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted for the following subjects:

  • Life Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

There will be a single paper for each subject with maximum 200 marks. The paper will be divided into three parts – Part A, Part B, and Part C. Part A consists of questions on General Awareness while Part B and C consist of subject-related questions.

CSIR NET Reference Books Part A

General Aptitude

Book Name

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CSIR-NET General Aptitude - A New Outlook by Christy Varghese

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General Aptitude: CSIR - UGC NET (JRF & LS) by Sudesh Sharma

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Joint CSIR-UGC-NET/JRF in Science Stream: (Part-A General Aptitude) Previous Papers & 25 Practice Sets (Solved) by RPH Editorial Board

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CSIR NET Reference Books Part B and C

Life Sciences

Book Name

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UGC NET Life Sciences by Ashish Nagesh, Quaisher J. Hossain, and Prashant Kumar

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Trueman’s UGC CSIR-NET Life Sciences by Pramod Singh

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Joint CSIR-UGC NET: Life Sciences – Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by RPH Editorial Board

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Chemical Sciences

Book Name

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UGC NET Chemical Sciences by Aditya Tomar, Naveen Sharma, and Preeti Gupta

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

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Joint CSIR-UGC NET: Chemical Sciences – Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by RPH Editorial Board

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Earth Sciences

Book Name

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

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Mathematical Sciences

Book Name

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UGC NET Mathematical Sciences by Pawan Sharma, Anshuman, and Suraj Singh

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Joint CSIR UGC-NET Mathematical Sciences (Part-B & C) Exam Guide by P.C. Mittal, Ritesh Mishra

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Joint CSIR-UGC NET: Mathematical Sciences – Previous Years’ Papers (Solved) by RPH Editorial Board

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Physical Sciences

Book Name

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CSIR-UGC-NET Physical Science June 2011-Dec 2016 (Paper with Solution) by Career Endeavour Team

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UGC NET Physical Sciences by W.Malemnganba Chenglei

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Joint CSIR-UGC NET: Physical Sciences – Practice Test Papers (Solved) by RPH Editorial Board

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Solving previous years’ question paper is very essential. It will help you in knowing your strong and weak areas. Evaluate your performance and work on your mistakes. It will boost up your confidence and help in better preparation.


CSIR UGC NET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers



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