CSIR NET Books 2021: Best Books for CSIR NET Preparation

Exam Date

Jul 19, 2021

Result Date

Aug 6, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Education


The National Testing Agency conducts CSIR NET to recruit candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and their eligibility for the role of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges. The exam is conducted for five science subjects – Mathematical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences. In this section of the article, we talk about some of the CSIR NET Books 2021 for the preparation of the exam.

CSIR NET 2021 Reference Books Highlights 

CSIR NET 2021 will be conducted in five different science subjects. Students need to be very careful while buying thier books for preparation. With so many options out there, it can sometimes confuse candidates who might end up in making a wrong choice for the CSIR NET Books. We have added some tips on how to select the best CSIR NET reference books along with some top recommended books. Read along to get the complete information on the same. 

How To Choose CSIR NET Books

These are some of the basic rules or tips to follow while selecting best CSIR NET books that you can follow for the preparation of the exam

  • Select the latest edition of the books. This will help you in getting updated information on the topics you cover
  • Research on the Authors before buying the book
  • Have some books on CSIR NET previous year question paper
  • Compare multiple books with each other and verify the information before making a purchase.

CSIR NET Books 2021 - Subject Wise

The exam is conducted in five different subjects, to make it easy for the candidates to decide on which CSIR NET Book to purchase, we made saperate tables for each of the five subjects. Students can go through the tables and make an informed purchase.

CSIR NET Physical Science Books

CSIR NET Book For Physics
Books Author
Modern Physics and Solid State Physics (Problems and Solutions) S O Pillai
Mathematical Physics H K Dass, Rama Verma
CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science W Malemnganba Chenglei
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences Dr Surekha Tomar


CSIR NET Mathematical Science Books

CSIR NET Book For Mathematics
Books Author
Real Analysis H L Royden
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences Alok Kumar (Upkar)
Contemporary Abstract Algebra Joseph A Gallian
Fundamentals of Statistics S C Gupta

CSIR NET Life Science Books

CSIR NET Book For Life Science
Books Author
Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant Bernard J Glick, Jack J. Pasternak, Cheryl L Patten
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Gerard J Tortora, Sandra R Grabowski
Plant Physiology Ross and Salisbury
Prescott's Microbiology Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J Woolverton

CSIR NET Books for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

CSIR NET Book For Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences
Books Author
An Objective Earth Sciences S Ahmad
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide Surendra Kumar
Climatology and Oceanography D S Lal
Earth Science: The Physical Setting Jeffrey C Callister

CSIR NET Books for Chemical Sciences

CSIR NET Book For Chemical Sciences
Books Author
Trueman's UGC-CSIR JRF / NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry) M Gagan
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Chemical Sciences Dr Hemant Kulshrestha, Dr Ajay Taneja
March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms & Structure Michael B Smith
Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity James E Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L Keiter, Okhil K Medhi

CSIR NET Exam Pattern

Now that you know what CSIR NET 2021 books to follow and how to choose books for your preparation it is also very crucial to know the exam pattern of the CSIR NET exam. The exam is divided into five sections which consist of five different science subjects. You can find the CSIR NET Exam Pattern in the table below.

CSIR NET Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
Conducted for Lectureship in Science streams Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based test (CBT)
Type of Question Objective - MCQs
Exam Duration 3 Hours or 180 Minutes
Timings Morning Session: 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Afternoon Session: 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Date of Exam Second and third weeks of June, 2021
Subjects Life Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
Type of Questions 120 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response
Total Marks 200 (For Each Section)
Paper Medium English and Hindi


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