5 Best Books of History for UGC/NET Exam

5 Best Books of History for UGC/NET Exam

University Grant Commission (UGC) conducts the examination for various subjects for two times in a year. History subject receives a large number of application and the number of qualified students is also in large number in this subject. So if you want to know the reason behind the success of the other students. Read this article till end.

History is considered as one of the most favourite subjects among the aspirants of UGC/NET Exam. Many candidates opt this subject to appear in the UGC/NET Exam. But success touches the feat of only those who chooses good books.

If you have any kind of confusion regarding the best books for history subject then read this article to mitigate your confusion.

As per the new syllabus of the UGC, now the questions will be asked from 10 units. These all units covers the syllabus of all the aspects of Indian History i.e. Pre-history, Ancient period, Medieval Indian history and Modern India including National Movement and post independent phase.

Now let us know about the name and their review;

1. Modern India History by Bipan Chandra

This book is written by the Bipin Chandra in a chronological method. This book is a journey mapping the path of colonial India in from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century.
This book explains the reasons behind every incident took place during the English rule. After reading this book aspirants of UGC/NET will have clear understanding of incidents taken place between 18th to 19 the century.

One thing is very much clear about this book; if students read this book then they need not to mug up the historical events to remember them for long time.

2. Indian History by Krishna Reddy.

This book is very comprehensive in nature and it covers the history of ancient, medieval, and modern times.

The good part of this book is that each section of this book begins with a brief overview of the period represented through a chronological timeline. To revise the content of the section a separate section is added followed by the model test papers for self-evaluation.

This book covers these chapters;

i. Indus valley civilization and the

ii. Mauryan empire

iii. Gupta dynasty

iv. Rise and fall of the Mughal Empire

v. British rule in the country

vi. Indian struggle for independence

3. Trueman’s UGC NET History by Pramod Singh

This book of history is totally based on the new syllabus of the UGC/NET. In total, this book contains twenty five chapters. The best part of this book is that it provides complete syllabus with appropriate guidelines. It cover the chapters of ancient, medieval, and modern periods. It also put light on the information regarding the Cultural Life, Administration, and Political Developments taken place during a particular regime.

Key features of this book are;

i. Model test papers and guidelines for Paper one

ii. Sample test questions and model test papers are also given for Paper Three.

iii. previous year’s question papers

4. A Cultural History of India by A. L. Basham

This book is an examination of India’s cultural heritage through the ages. The book has inputs from scholars around the world.
It covers Indian history from ancient times to colonial times. It also focuses on areas of religion, philosophy, arts, music, architecture, science and literature in India.

Main point of this book are;

i. Muslim invaders and the fall of the ancient Hindu kingdoms

ii. End of the Muslim period

iii. Contribution of Indian Scholars in Indian development

iv. Maps and plates, pronunciation of Indian words, and Chronological tables

v. Review of India’s rich cultural and heritage

5. UGC NET History Guide by Kumar Sanjay

This book written by the Kumar Sanjay, is very concise in nature and contains updated syllabus of the UGC/NET. It covers the full syllabus of paper 3. In addition to the UGC/NET this book is also helpful for other competitive exams to be held in India. The syllabus of the UGC is divided into different units and key points to remember are also given in the end of the each chapter.

Salient features of this book are;

i. Model test papers and guidelines for Paper one.

ii. Objective type questions and model test papers are provided for Paper Two.

iii. Sample test questions and model test papers are also given for Paper Three.

iv. previous years’ question papers


Leave a Comment