CSIR UGC NET Preparation Books 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

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CSIR UGC NET conducts National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) twice in a year i.e. in June and December. CSIR UGC NET 2020  involves 5 subjects viz. Earth Sciences, Mathematics Science, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences. Candidates can appear either for Lectureship program or for JRF only.

NTA has released the exam dates for June session. Therefore, it is time to start your preparation in full swing. The article below will assist you to find the right books for preparation.

CSIR UGC NET 2020 : Important Dates

The examination will be held in two sessions; morning 09.00 AM to 12.00 noon and afternoon 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM. The important CSIR UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates are provided below:

Important Dates
Event Date  Reference Links 
Official Notification Release Date March 16, 2020 Download Official Notification here
Online Application Form starts from March 16, 2020 CSIR NET Application can be filled in online mode only

Last day to apply for CSIR UGC NET - JRF & LS

April 15, 2020 Candidates below 28 years can apply for CSIR NET JRF

Last Date to pay CSIR NET 2020 Application Fee

April 16, 2020 Best Books for CSIR UGC NET Preparation
CSIR NET Application Form Correction Window April 18 – 25, 2020 Candidates have to upload supporting documents to make the changes
Availability of CSIR UGC NET Admit Card May 15, 2020 Download Admit Card from csirhrdg.res.in
CSIR UGC NET 2020 Exam Date June 21, 2020 Question paper is divided into three parts
Result Declaration July 5, 2020 Check CSIR UGC NET Result online at csirhrdg.res.in

CSIR UGC NET 2020 : Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Pattern Highlights

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

UGC NET Exam Pattern : Chemical Science

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UGC NET Exam Pattern : Life Science

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UGC NET Exam Pattern : Physical Science

UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam Pattern : Earth Science

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UGC NET Exam Pattern : Mathematical Science

UGC NET Exam Pattern


CSIR UGC NET 2020 : Recommended 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 out in the market, candidates must choose books that cover the whole syllabus of CSIR UGC NET 2020.

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.

Recommended Books

Chemical Science

The preparation books for the Chemical Science are given below.

Books Author
Physical Chemistry Samuel Glasstone
Physical Chemistry Atkins
Physical Chemistry KL Kapoor
Physical Chemistry silbey and bawendi
Physical Chemistry Castellan
Physical Chemistry Mortimer
Biological inorganic chemistry : structure and reactivity Ivano Bertini
Inorganic and organometallic polymers Chandrasekhar, Vadapalli
Trueman’s UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry) B. Roy,M. Gagan
Pearson Guide to UGC-CSIR Chemical Sciences Sanjay Singh Rawal
Chemistry of the Elements N N Greenwood & A Earnshaw
Inorganic Chemistry Gary L. Miessler & Donald A. Tarr and Donald A. Tarr,
Inorganic Chemistry Gary 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 chemistry Ramlingam
Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition) D. F. Shriver and P. W. Atkins
Basic Organometallic Chemistry: Concepts, Syntheses, and Application BD Gupta & Anil J Elias
Infrared and Raman spectra of inorganic and coordination compounds Nakamoto
Inorganic and Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms Atwood
Quantum Chemistry : through problems and solutions RK Prasad
Organometallics: A Concise Introduction Christoph Elschenbroich
Quantum Chemistry RK Prasad.
Quantum Mechanics R. Shankar
Physical chemistry Robert G. Mortimer
K. Chandra, Quantum Chemistry Tata McGrawHill,
Inorganic Spectroscopy Drago
Group theory Alan Vincent
Chemical kinetics and Reaction dynamics Santosh Upadhyay
Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics Paul L. Houston
Chemical Kinetics Ladler

Check CSIR NET 2020 Chemical Science Syllabus

Physical Science

The preparation books for the Physical Sciences are given below.

Books Author
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences Dr. Surekha Tomar
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science W.Malemnganba Chenglei
Physical Sciences CSIR-JRF-Net Gate Tomar
Joint CSIR UGC-NET: Physical Science (Part-A, B & C RPH Editorial Board
UGC CSIR JRF/Net Physical Sciences Sunil Kushwaha
UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Physical Sciences GKP

Check CSIR NET 2020 Physical Science Syllabus

Mathematical Science

The preparation books for the Mathematical Science are given below.

Books Author
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Alok Kumar (Upkar)
Mathematical Sciences for UGC-CSIR Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Lectureship  Prasad
Mathematical Science Manual CSIR UGC/NET/SLET & Lectureship – Jupiter Renu Sharma, Awadhesh Kumar Mishra
Net Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 1 UGC CSIR Satya Prakashan 
UGC-CSIR JRF/NET Mathematical Sciences (Also Useful For SET)  G. K. Publications Pvt. Ltd 
NET Mathematical Sciences – Vol. 2 UGC CSIR Satya Prakashan
UGC-CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Mathematical Science Pawan Sharma, Anshuman, Suraj Singh

Check CSIR NET 2020 Mathematical Science Syllabus

Life Science

The books for preparing for Life Sciences are given below.

Books Author
Microbial Biotechnology Glick
Plant physiology Salisbury and Ross.
Ecology PD Sharma
Immunology Kuby
Genetics Gardener
Biochemistry A student survival guide
Biochemical Techniques Keith wilson and walker
Genes to Clones winnacker
Principles of Biochemistry Lehninger
Molecular Biology and cell biology Friefeilder
Statistics  Biostatistics book
Lecture Notes on Microbiology  --
Biology and biotechnology (Higher Secondary) NCERT

Check CSIR NET 2020 Life Science Syllabus

Earth Science

The preparation books for the Earth Science are given below.

Books Author
Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide CSIR UGC NET Surendra Kumar
Earth Science: The Physical Setting Jeffrey C Callister 

Check CSIR NET 2020 Earth Science Syllabus


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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