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UGC NET Books 2023: University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test or NTA UGC NET is a national-level exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor posts in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET exam will be held from June 13 to 22, 2023, and all appearing aspirants must have satisfied the eligibility criteria. Since the UGC NET 2023 is one of the most competitive exams, aspirants must have access to the best UGC NET 2023 books to crack it at the first attempt.
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UGC NET books are an essential part of exam preparation. Candidates preparing for the exam should obtain the best UGC NET books and develop a proper study plan to ace the exam. In this article, they can find the best book for UGC NET Paper 1 preparation. Read on to know more.
Before getting into the details of UGC NET books, let us have an overview of the UGC NET exam mentioned below:
|Name of the Exam||National Eligibility Test (NET)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Number of Papers||Paper I|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Time Duration||3 hours|
|Negative Marking||There is no negative marking for the wrong answer|
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Before getting into the details of UGC NET books, let us understand the UGC NET exam pattern for effective preparation. UGC NET has two papers. Paper I is a general paper that is common for all candidates. Paper II is a subject-specific test for in-depth knowledge of a subject chosen by the candidate.
NTA UGC NET is conducted for a total of 81 subjects. Check the exam pattern for Paper I and Paper II mentioned below:
|Paper||Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Paper 1||It includes Reasoning Ability, Reading Comprehension, Divergent Thinking and General Awareness||50||100|
|Paper 2||This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge||100||200|
UGC NET Paper I tests the teaching and reasoning ability, research aptitude, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidate. This paper has 50 questions for a total of 100 marks. To secure a good UGC NET score, the candidate must refer to the best books for UGC NET Paper 1, which are tabulated below:
|Book Title||Author Name||Publisher Name|
|Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I||M. Gagan, Sajit Kumar||Danika Publishing Company|
|NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1||KVS Madaan||Pearson Education, Third Edition|
|2019 Latest Syllabus – NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1||Harpreet Kaur||Oxford University Press, First Edition|
|NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1||Arihant Experts||Arihant Publications, Eleventh Edition|
|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|
|General Awareness- Manorama Yearbook||–||Arihant Publications|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal||B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali||Arihant Publication|
|Computer Awareness||Mini Goyal and Shweta Rani||Arihant Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude||N.K.Singh||Upkar Prakashan Publication|
|High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren and Martin||–|
These books are revised according to the latest syllabus. They include solved papers from previous years as well as practice sets. Candidates are advised to check the book’s table of content, edition, and originality before buying them.
In addition, candidates can refer to the following topic-specific books for UGC NET Paper I:
UGC NET Paper 2 has 100 Multiple Choice Questions for 200 marks. Here is a list of the best books for UGC NET Paper 2 recommended for all 81 subjects. Candidates can check the list below and download the same to score good marks in the upcoming exam.
|Subject Names||List of UGC NET Books|
|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)|
|Political Science||Trueman’s UGC NET Political Science by K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar (Author) UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)|
|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)|
|Sociology||Trueman’s UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain|
|History||Trueman’s UGC NET History by Promod Singh|
|Anthropology||Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology by A.M. Tripathi|
|UGC NET Commerce Book||Trueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani|
|Education||Trueman’s UGC NET Education by GaganManocha|
|Social Work||Trueman’s UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal|
|Defence and Strategic Studies||CBSE UGC-NET-JRF Defense And Strategic Studies|
|Home Science||Trueman’s UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & RuchiUGC NET /SET (JRF &LS) Home Science by Suchi Rastogi|
|Public Administration||UGC Net Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant) Trueman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar|
|Population Studies||Principles of Population Studies by Bhende (Author), Himalayan Publishing House|
|Music||UGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa|
|UGC NET Management Book (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)|
|Bengali||Bengali NET/ SET by Balaram Bapari|
|Hindi||Trueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of Authors|
|UGC NET Books for Kannada||Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi – Useful For IAS, KAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha Masavanaghatta|
|Malayalam||UGC NET/ SET/ TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)|
|Odia||UGC NET/ SSB/ SLET/ JRF Odia PAPER-II & III|
|Punjabi||U.G.C. NET/ SET/ JRF PUNJABI by Universal (Contributor)|
|Sanskrit||UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)|
|Telugu||UGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) by GanjiShashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy|
|Urdu||UGC-NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper II & III) by M.Arshad Ansari and M. S. Ansari|
|English||UGC NET/ SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts|
|Linguistics||UGC NET/ SET Linguistics Guide by Ringu Ann Baby|
|Assamese||UGC/ CBSE NET Set Guide By Assam Publishing Company (Assamese) (ASHIM CHUTIA -Author)|
|Gujarati||UGC NET/ GCET-Commerce Paper (in Gujarati) by Mukesh M Bavaliya|
|Adult Education/Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal Education||A brief Book on Extension Education by Shruti Madan Singh (Author), New Vishal Publications|
|UGC NET Books for Physical Education||Trueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi (Author), A.K. Srivastava (Author)|
|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 Dogra UGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations/ Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper II) Exam Guide|
|Law||Trueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman ChauhanUGC-NET: Law (Paper II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)|
|Library and Information Science||Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)|
|Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies||UGC NET Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies by Deepak Kumar|
|Comparative Study of Religions||Comparative Study of Religions by C.R. Jain Comparative Study of Religions by Y. Masih|
|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)
|Museology & Conservation||Archaeology, Museology, and Conservation: A review Edited by Vibha Upadhaya|
|UGC NET Books for Archaeology||UGC NET/ JRF Archaeology and Philosophy Paper (Hindi) by Mohan Lal)|
|Criminology||(UGC-NET/ JRF) Criminology Solved Question Paper by Mr Nitish Kumar Soni, Dr Mridul Srivastava, Dr Anup Yadava|
|UGC NET Books for Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature||Folklore and Its Motifs in Tribal Literature by Dr Kishore Jadav|
|Folk Literature||Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/ JRF by Marya Naim (Author)|
|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)|
|Women Studies||Advanced Manual For Women Studies UGC/ CBSE -NET/ JRF by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar|
|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)|
|Geography||Trueman’s UGC NET Geography by A. Magon, B.P. Panigrahi|
|Forensic Science||Forensic Science UGC NET/ JRF-MCQ by Dr Anu Singla|
|UGC NET Books for Computer Science and Applications||Trueman’s UGC NET/ SET Computer Science and Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra|
|Electronic Science||CBSE UGC NET/ SET Electronic Science by Sunil Kushwaha (Author)|
|Environmental Sciences||Trueman’s UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh|
|Human Rights and Duties||(a) UGC NET/ SET (JFR&LS) Human Rights & Duties Paper II & III by Fazil Atul Udaipuria (Author) (b) UGC NET Human Rights and Duties by Arihant Experts|
|Tourism Administration and Management||Trueman’s UGC NET Tourism by Akhilesh|
|Yoga||R.Gupta’s UGC-NET Yoga (Paper II & III) Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board (Author)|
Candidates can check the following points on UGC NET preparation tips for Paper 1 and Paper 2:
The UGC NET exam 2023 is scheduled from June 13 to 22, 2023. Candidates can check the important dates related to UGC NET Exam 2023 in the table below:
|Downloading of UGC NET Admit Card||To Be Announced (TBA)|
|UGC NET 2023 Exam Dates||June 13 to 22, 2023|
|Duration of UGC Exam||180 minutes (03 hours)|
|Timing of Examination||First Shift: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm|
Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm
|UGC NET Answer Key 2023||TBA|
|UGC NET Result Date||TBA|
You can also check:
|UGC NET Notification||UGC NET Application Form|
|UGC NET Syllabus||UGC NET Exam Pattern|
|UGC NET Question Papers||UGC NET Mock Tests|
|UGC NET Admit Card||UGC NET Answer Key|
|UGC NET Result||UGC NET Cut-off|
The frequently asked questions on UGC NET Books are given below. Candidates can check the same and find answers to all their questions and doubts:
Ans: The mode of the UGC NET examination is online.
Ans: There are two papers in the UGC NET exam, i.e., Paper-I and Paper-II.
Ans: Candidates can check the list of books for both the papers mentioned in this article.
Ans: Candidates should select the latest edition of books with authentic and updated content.
Ans: The exam comprises two papers with numerous questions of the objective type. 150 questions with 300 marks will be asked.
Ans: Paper 1 is the same and compulsory for every candidate. It will have a total of 50 multiple-choice questions.
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