UGC NET Books for all Subjects | Best UGC NET Books for Paper 1 & 2 Preparation

UGC NET Books 2020: National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET Exam to assess the candidate’s ability. As the exam is approaching candidates might have begun their preparation and looking forward everywhere to find the right resources. Candidates should have proper preparation strategy and best books for UGC NET in hand. Find out the NTA UGC NET Study Material and Books for Paper 1 and 2 by diving deep into the article.

Best Books for UGC NET Paperwise

You might get confused looking at the multiple options available in the market. To help you out we have listed some of the best books for preparing the UGC NET. You can have a good knowledge of the subject by going through the University Grant Commission NET Books. Candidates can take the support of books for each section from the below modules. Check out the UGC National Eligibility Test Books provided as per the Latest Syllabus.

Overview of UGC NET Books

Exam Name University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET)
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Purpose of the Exam To check the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
Frequency of the Exam Twice a Year (June & December)
Mode of Application Online
Examination Mode Online
Official Website

UGC NET Books for Paper I

UGC NET Paper 1 is to test the research aptitude, teaching and reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension, and general awareness of the candidate. Paper 1 is for 100 Marks and has 50 Questions. It is important that you score well in this paper. Check out the best books for UGC NET Paper 1 by going through below table.

Book Title Author(s)’s Name Publisher & Edition/ Year
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I M. Gagan, Sajit Kumar Danika Publishing Company,  2019
NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1 KVS Madaan Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2019
2019 Latest Syllabus – NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1 Harpreet Kaur Oxford University Press, First Edition, 2019
NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1 Arihant Experts Arihant Publications, Eleventh Edition, 2019
NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1 Dr. Usha Rani Jain JBC Press, First Edition
CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude Dr. M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House, 2019

These Books are as per the Latest Syllabus and also include previous papers. Have a look at the topic-specific books before beginning your UGC NET Preparation.

General Awareness

  • Manorama Yearbook
  • General awareness (Arihant Publications)

Reasoning Ability

  • A Modern Approach To Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning (S.Chand Publication)
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali (Arihant Publication)

Computer Literacy

  • Computer Awareness by Mini Goyal and Shweta Rani (Arihant Publication)

Numerical and Arithmetical ability

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Aggrawal (S.Chand Publication)
  • Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh (Upkar Prakashan Publication)

Test of Comprehension & English Language

  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin

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UGC NET Books for Paper 2

UC NET Paper 2 is for 200 Marks and has 100 Questions in total. Check out the list of UGC NET Books recommended for each of the subjects in Paper 2.

Subject Code Subject Name List Of UGC NET Books 

01 Economics / Co-operation / Demography / Rural Economics /Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics Trueman’s UGC NET Economics by Sriniwas ShirurUGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper II) -Upkar Prakashan (Author-Gopal Garg)
02 Political Science Trueman’s UGC NET Political Science by K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar (Author) UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)
04 UGC NET Books for Psychology Trueman’s UGC NET Psychology by Dr. Swati MaharshiUGC Net Psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant Experts)
05 Sociology Trueman’s UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
06 History Trueman’s UGC NET History by Promod Singh
07 Anthropology Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology by A.M. Tripathi
08 Commerce Trueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
09 Education Trueman’s UGC NET Education by GaganManocha
10 Social Work Trueman’s UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal
11. Defence and Strategic Studies CBSE UGC-NET-JRF Defense And Strategic Studies
12 Home Science Trueman’s UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & RuchiUGC NET /SET (JRF &LS) Home Science by Suchi Rastogi
14 Public Administration UGC Net Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant)Trueman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
15 Population Studies Principles of Population Studies by Bhende (Author), Himalayan Publishing House
16 Music UGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa
17 Management (including Business Administration Management/Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) Trueman’s UGC-NET Management by M. Shivani (Author)UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management by Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant experts)
19 Bengali Bengali NET/SET by Balaram Bapari
20 Hindi Trueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of Authors
21 UGC NET Books for Kannada Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi – Useful For IAS, KAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha Masavanaghatta
22 Malayalam UGC NET /SET/ TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)
24 Punjabi U.G.C. NET/SET/JRF PUNJABI by Universal (Contributor)
25 Sanskrit UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)
27 Telugu UGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) by GanjiShashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy
28 Urdu UGC-NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper II & III) by M.Arshad Ansari and M. S. Ansari
30 English UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts
31 Linguistics UGC NET/SET Linguistics Guide by Ringu Ann Baby
36 Assamese UGC/CBSE NET Set Guide By Assam Publishing Company (Assamese) (ASHIM CHUTIA -Author)
37 Gujarati UGC NET/GCET-Commerce Paper (in Gujarati) by Mukesh M Bavaliya
46 Adult Education/Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal Education A brief Book on Extension Education by Shruti Madan Singh (Author), New Vishal Publications
47 UGC NET Books for Physical Education Trueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi (Author), A.K. Srivastava (Author)
55 UGC NET Books for Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Trueman’s UGC NET HRM/ Human Resource Management & Labour Welfare by Reetu DograUGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations / Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper II) Exam Guide
58 Law Trueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman ChauhanUGC-NET: Law (Paper II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)
59 Library and Information Science Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies UGC NET Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies by Deepak Kumar
62 Comparative Study of Religions Comparative Study of Religions by C.R. JainComparative Study of Religions by Y. Masih
63 Mass Communication and Journalism Trueman’s UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism by Sameer K. Mishra (Author)UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism by Atul Udaipuria and Nitesh Kumar Singh (Arihant Experts)
66 Museology & Conservation Archaeology, Museology, and Conservation: A review Edited by Vibha Upadhaya
67 UGC NET Books for Archaeology UGC NET/JRF Archaeology and Philosophy Paper (Hindi) by Mohan Lal)
68 Criminology (UGC-NET/JRF) Criminology Solved Question Paper by Mr. Nitish Kumar Soni Dr. Mridul Srivastava Dr. Anup Yadava
70 UGC NET Books for Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Folklore and Its Motifs in Tribal Literature by Dr. Kishore Jadav
71 Folk Literature Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim (Author)
73 UGC NET Books for Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ / Navya Nyaya/ Mimansa /Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya) UGC NET/JRF/SLET – Sanskrit Prashan-Patra II Avum III by Priyanka Tiwari (Author)
74 Women Studies Advanced Manual For Women Studies UGC/CBSE -NET/JRF by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar
79 UGC NET Books for Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Upkar’s UGC-NET/JRF/SET Visual Art (Paper-II) by M. Vasim (Author)
80 Geography Trueman’s UGC NET Geography by A. Magon, B.P. Panigrahi
82 Forensic Science Forensic Science UGC NET/JRF-MCQ by Dr. Anu Singla
87 UGC NET Books for Computer Science and Applications Trueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science and Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra
88 Electronic Science CBSE UGC NET/SET ELECTRONIC SCIENCE by Sunil Kushwaha (Author)
89 Environmental Sciences Trueman’s UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh
92 Human Rights and Duties (a) UGC NET/SET (JFR&LS) Human Rights & Duties Paper II & III by FazilAtulUdaipuria (Author)

UGC NET Human Rights and Duties by Arihant Experts

93 Tourism Administration and Management. Trueman’s UGC NET Tourism by Akhilesh
100 Yoga R.Gupta’s UGC-NET Yoga (Paper II & III) Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board (Author)

FAQs on UGC NET Books

1.  Where can I get UGC NET Books for all Subjects?

Candidates preparing for UGC NET Exams can get the books for all the subjects from our page.

2. Is UGC NET worth it?

Yes, it is worth it if you have an interest in the research or teaching field. Candidates who want to become lecturer (Assistant Professor) or want to get a Junior Research Fellowship can take this test.

3. How can I prepare for UGC NET?

Aspirants can prepare for the UGC NET by making use of the Best Books and Study Material over here Paperwise. Start your preparation with the UGC National Eligibility Test Books and score well.

4. Is UGC NET Exam Difficult?

Yes, UGC NET Exam is tough. But, with Proper Preparation Strategy and Right Books, you can always stand out from the crowd and score higher grades in the exam.

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