UGC NET Books 2021: Best Books for UGC NET Preparation

Exam Date : May 2, 2021 To May 17, 2021
Result Date : June 15, 2021

For the preparation for UGC NET Exam, you can also rely on good reference books. These books will speed up your preparation and help you cover most of the topics in no time. 

UGC NET Books

There are around 81 Subjects which are asked in the UGC NET, in which each has a separate book specified particularly for the preparation. UGC NET 2021 Exam Dates are already declared. The exam is to be conducted all over India in about 224 centres UGC NET 2021 Exam Centers.

Reference Books for UGC NET 2021 referred by the conducting authority and the previous year topper students are mention below:

 UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) ENGLISH LITERATURE Paper II & III

UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) ENGLISH LITERATURE Paper II & III

 UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS)Computer Science & Applications

UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS)Computer Science & Applications

UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) - ECONOMICS Paper II & III (JRF & LS (Old Edition)

UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) - ECONOMICS Paper II & III (JRF & LS (Old Edition)

 UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) POLITICAL SCIENCE Paper II & III

UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) POLITICAL SCIENCE Paper II & III

 CBSE UGC-NET/SET English (Paper II & III) Exam Guide

CBSE UGC-NET/SET English (Paper II & III) Exam Guide

 UGC-NET/SET Psychology JRF and Asstt. Professor (Paper II & III) Exam Guide

UGC-NET/SET Psychology JRF and Asstt. Professor (Paper II & III) Exam Guide

UGC-NET/SET Linguistics Guide 

UGC-NET/SET Linguistics Guide

 UGC-NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Papers and Test Papers 

UGC-NET Teaching and Research Aptitude: Previous Papers and Test Papers 

 UGC-NET Environmental Sciences Previous Years Papers: Previous Years' Papers Solved

UGC-NET Environmental Sciences Previous Years Papers: Previous Years' Papers Solved

 UGC NET/SLET Arthashastra(Hindi)

UGC NET/SLET Arthashastra(Hindi)

 UGC NET Archaeology

UGC NET Archaeology

 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

 UGC NET Comparative literature

UGC NET Comparative literature

 UGC NET Comparative studies in religion

UGC NET Comparative studies in religion

 UGC NET Criminology

UGC NET Criminology

 UGC NET Drama 

UGC NET Drama

 UGC NET Electronic Science

UGC NET Electronic Science

 UGC NET FOLKTALES By Choudhury P.C Roy

UGC NET FOLKTALES

 UGC NET Forensic science

UGC NET Forensic science

UGC NET Geography

UGC NET Geography 

UGC NET Human rights 

UGC NET Human rights 

 UGC NET Law

UGC NET Law

 UGC NET Library and Information Science

UGC NET Library and Information Science

 UGC NET Mass Communication

UGC NET Mass Communication

 UGC NET Museology & Conservation

UGC NET Museology & Conservation

UGC NET Social Medicine & Community Health 

UGC NET Social Medicine & Community Health 

 UGC NET TOURISM

UGC NET TOURISM

UGC NET Books

UGC NET Tribal and Regional Language 

 UGC NET Visual arts

UGC NET Visual arts

UGC NET Women Studies 

UGC NET Women Studies 

UGC NET Paper 1 Books

All the candidates appearing for the exam will have to attempt the first paper, which is common for all the subjects. It contains 50 questions based on Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Teaching Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, etc. Some of the best books for preparation of UGC NET 2021 Paper-1 are listed below:

Best UGC NET Paper 1 Preparation Books 2021
S.No. Title of the Book Publisher/Author
1 NTA UGC NET Paper 1 Oxford
2 UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1 for Teaching and Research Aptitude Arihant Publications
3 UGC NET/SET for Lecturership Exam: Paper 1 (Compulsory) Trueman
4 Teaching and Research Aptitude (Paper 1) Pearson

UGC NET Paper 2 Preparation Books

The second paper in NTA UGC NET 2021 will be subject-specific. It will have 100 multiple choice questions, based on the subject in which the candidate has pursued or is pursuing his/her post-graduation. The best UGC NET preparation books for various subjects are discussed in this section. 

UGC NET Environmental Science Preparation Books

The candidates who will be attempting the second paper in Environmental Science can refer to the preparation books mentioned below:

Book Title Author/Publisher
Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences Rupendra Singh/Catalyst
NTA UGC NET/SLET/JRF- Environmental Science Dr. BB Singh and Ravindra Pandey
Environmental Science for UGC NET/SLET Modern

UGC NET History Books 

The candidates who will be attempting History as their second paper must go through the list of best UGC NET preparation books mentioned below:

Best History books for UGC NET and JRF preparation
Book Title Author/Publisher
India's Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra
UGC NET/ JRF/ SET (Paper 2 and 3) Vinay Gupta
Ancient India: An Introductory Outline Dwijendra Narayan Jha
Ancient India: In Historical Outline Dwijendra Narayan Jha
Modern Indian History Mohammad Tarique
The wonder that was India AL Basham
UGC NET/ JRF/ SRF for History S. Chand

UGC NET Psychology Books 2021 

The best books for preparation for UGC NET Psychology exam, as recommended by the toppers are given below:

  1. Psychology for UGC NET by Trueman
  2. Upkar's UGC NET/ JRF/ SET by Dr Kalika Jha
  3. Upkar's Practice Sets for UGC NET Psychology by Dr Anupam Kumar
Psychology Preparation Books for UGC NET 2021
Domain in Psychology Book Titles for UGC NET Preparation
General Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology by Tata Mc.Graw Hill
  • Psychology (South Asian Edition) by Pearson Education Inc.
Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology by Baron, R.A. and Byrne, D.
  • Exploring Social Psychology by McGraw Hill
Developmental Psychology
  • Child Development by Tata McGraw Hill
  • Child Development by Pearson Education
Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology by Thomson Wadsworth
  • Cognition by Prentice Hall
  • Cognitive Psychology: In and Out of the Laboratory, by Wadsworth, Cengage Learning
Research and Methodology
  • Research Designs and Methods by Tata McGraw Hill
  • Foundations of Behavioral Research - Surjeet Publications
Psychopathology
  • Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life - Harper Collins Publication
  • A Short Book of Psychiatry - Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers 

UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism Books

Some of the best books recommended by the toppers of UGC NET in Mass Communication and Journalism are listed below:

  1. Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment and Future by Stanley J. Baran and Dennis K. Davis
  2. Mass Media Research: An Introduction, by Roger D. Wimmer and Joseph R. Dominic

UGC NET Geography Books

The candidates must check the Geography syllabus for UGC NET and try to find a preparation book that covers most of the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Some of the best preparation books for UGC NET Geography are given below:

  1. UGC NET/JRF by Shuchi Rastogi
  2. NTA UGC NET/JRF and SET Geography (Paper 2) - Arihant Experts
  3. Trueman's Geography for UGC NET, written by A. Magon and BP Panigrahi 
  4. Majid Hussain's Geography of India

UGC NET English Literature Books

The syllabus for English Literature is vast. It contains prose and poetries from several eras. Candidates need a lot of preparation to crack UGC NET for English Literature. Some of the best books to help with UGC NET preparation in English Literature are: 

Best English Books for UGC NET 2021 Preparation
Book Title Author/Publication
A Glossary of Literary Terms MH Abrams
Aspects of the Novel EM Forster
An Anatomy of Drama Martin Esslin
A History of Literary Criticism and Theory MAR Habib
A Brief History of American Literature Richard Gray
The Short Oxford History of English Literature Andrew Sanders
A Concise History of Indian Literature in English Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Literary Criticism: A Short History Wimsatt Jr. and Brooks

Discussion Forum

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Hi Gaurang,

This book by Sukriti Sobti UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) ENGLISH LITERATURE Paper II & III  is a good book to refer to.

For more information on reference books click on the given link.

Good luck.

Answer By: Getmyuni

25 Jan 2018

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  • The study material can give you information on what is to be studied but what is important is how to study. Proper guidance will you help you to solve the paper properly.

Answer By: Getmyuni

04 Jan 2017

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