CBSE UGC NET Books 2022: Best Subject-Wise Books for Preparation

CBSE UGC NET Books: The CBSE UGC NET exam is a popular national level exam held two times a year by CBSE. Eligible candidates should fill out an application form and sit for the exam every year. For various exam topics, there are numerous books available on the market. General Awareness Year book by Arihant Publications, Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal, and other books can help you prepare for exams. The UGC NET syllabus is structured to cover a wide range of topics in Papers 1 and 2.

This page contains a list of books that are recommended from among all of the books available. The book lists for Paper 1 (Teaching and Research Aptitude) and Paper 2 (Research Aptitude) can be found here (subject Specific Test).

UGC NET 2022 Highlights

Exam NameUGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test )
Conducting BodyUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
Level of ExamNational
Number of Questions150
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Negative MarkingNo
Paper Pattern2 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)
Duration of Exam180 Minutes
Type of QuestionsObjective (MCQs)
Purpose of ExaminationVarious Indian colleges and universities are hiring for Assistant Professor, Junior Research Fellowship, and Assistant Professor positions.
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Exam Pattern for UGC NET

Exam Pattern is consistent throughout. Exam structure or pattern aids in the clarification of doubts and the planning of your routine without diverting your attention. The UGC NET is divided into two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The UGC NET Exam Pattern is shown below:

ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2
TopicTeaching and Research AptitudeSubject Specific Test
Number of Questions50100
SyllabusGeneral Awareness
Reading Comprehension
Divergent Thinking
Reasoning Ability
Candidates’ domain knowledge will be assessed based on the subject they chose.
Maximum Marks100200

Things to Remember Before Choosing Books for the UGC NET in 2022

There are a few key points to keep in mind as you begin your preparation or review the topics.

  • Check for updated information, and the book should be the most recent edition.
  • Books that include sample papers are more useful for preparation. For practise, look through the book’s past papers.
  • Aspirants should double-check the content book’s authenticity. The content must be accurate and simple to comprehend.

Books for CBSE UGC NET Paper 1

Candidates who applied for the UGC NET must take the UGC NET Paper 1. The syllabus for UGC NET Paper 1 is the same for all candidates. The CBSE UGC NET books list Paper 1 is available to candidates.

Book TitleAuthor Name
Trueman’s UGC NET/ SET/ General Paper 1Mr Gagan, Sajit Kumar
CBSE UGC NET Teaching and Research AptitudeDr M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board
Quantitative AptitudeArun Sharma
Quantitative AptitudeRS Agarwal
NTA UGC NET/ SET / JRF – Paper 1Arihant Experts, Harpreet Kaur, Dr Usha Rani Jain, KVS Madaan
Reasoning ( Verbal and Non-Verbal)B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
General Awareness yearbookArihant Publications
Computer AwarenessMini Goyal & Shweta Rani
English( Grammar and Composition)Wren & Martin

The books listed above have been updated to reflect the most recent syllabus. Aside from these several publications offer for CBSE UGC NET books for preparation. When choosing a book, look for the most recent edition and the most up-to-date syllabus.

List of Books for UGC NET Paper 2

The maximum marks for UGC NET Paper 2 are 200, with 100 quotations worth two points each. All of the questions in both papers are objective, and there is no negative marking. Here is a list of books for UGC NET Paper 2 by subject:

Name of SubjectUGC NET Paper 2 Books
UGC NET Books for ArchaeologyMohan Lal (UGC NET/JRF Archaeology and philosophy Paper) (Hindi)
LawAproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication) Trueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman Chauhan
UGC NET Books for Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDr Kishore Jadav (Folklore and Its Motifs in Tribal Literature)
UGC NET Books for Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Navya Nyaya/ Mimansa /Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya)Sanskrit Prashan-Patra II Avum III by Priyanka Tiwari (Author) UGC NET/SLET/JRF
GeographyA. Magon, B.P. Panigrahi (Trueman’s UGC NET)
Environmental SciencesAnil Tyagi and Virendra Singh (Trueman’s UGC NET Environmental Science)
Forensic ScienceDr Anu Singla (UGC NET/ JRF MCQ)
Electronic ScienceSunil Kushwaha (Author) CBSE UGC NET/SET Electronic Science
Computer Science and ApplicationsSanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra (Trueman’s UGC NET/ SET)
Visual Art including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Upkar’s UGC NET /JRF/SET Visual Art ( Paper 2) by M. Vasim (Author)
Women StudiesAnmol Nimsadkar (Advanced Manual for Women Studies UGC/CBSE- NET/JRF)
Folk LiteratureMarya Naim (Author) NET/JRF
YogaR. Gupta’s UGC-NET Yoga ( Paper II & III)Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
MusicUGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa
Museology & ConservationVibha Upadhaya (Editor) (Archaeology, Museology and Conservation)
Tourism Administration and ManagementAkhilesh (Trueman’s UGC NET Tourism)
CriminologyUGC NET / JRF Criminology Solved Question Paper by Mr Nitish Kumar Soni Dr Mridul Srivastava Dr Anup Yadava
Comparative Study of ReligionsCR Jain Comparative Study of Religions by Y. Masih
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDeepak Kumar
Library and Information ScienceS. Thakur (Author) Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science
EnglishUGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts
GujaratiMukesh M Bavaliya UGC NET/GCET- Commerce Paper (In Gujarati)
Adult Education/ Andragogy/ Non- Formal Education/ Continuing EducationExtension Education by Shruti Madan Singh (Author), New Vishal Publications
TeluguUGC booksNET & SET by Ganjishashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy
CommercePraveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
LinguisticsRingu Ann Baby Linguistics Guide UGC NET/SET
UGC NET Books for Physical EducationTrueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi (Author), AK Srivastava (Author)
AssameseAssam Publishing Company (Assamese) ASHIM CHUTIA-Author, UGC/CBSE NET
UrduUGC NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper II & III) By M. Arshad Ansari and M.S. Ansari
HindiTrueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of Authors
Home ScienceTrueman’s UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & Ruchi UGC NET/SET/JRF/LS by Suchi Rastogi
SanskritUGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)
MalayalamUGC NET/SET/TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)
PunjabiUGC NET/SET/JRF Punjabi by Universal (Contributor)
UGC NET Books for KannadaSamagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi- Useful for IAS, KAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha Masavanghatta
BengaliBalaram Bapari
Social WorkYogendra Pal
Population StudiesBhende (Author), Himalayan Publishing House.
UGC NET Books for Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource ManagementTrueman’s UGC NET HRM/ Labour Welfare by Reetu Dogra
UGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations / Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper-II) Exam Guide
Defence and Strategic StudiesCBSE UGC NET JRF Defense and Strategic Studies
Political ScienceK.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar (Author) UGC NET Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)
EducationGaganManocha UGC NET Education
Economics/Co-Operation/Rural Economics/Demography/ Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Economics/Business EconomicsShriniwas Shirur UGC NET/JRF/SET (Paper II)-Upkar Prakashan(Author- Gopal Garg)
AnthropologyA.M. Tripathi Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology
Human Rights & DutiesUGC NET SET (JFR & LS) Paper II & III by Fazil Atul Udaipuria (Author) Human Rights and Duties by Arihant Experts
PsychologyUGC NET Psychology by Dr Swati Maharshi UGC NET psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant Experts)
Public AdministrationNet Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant) Trueman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
HistoryPromod Singh Trueman’s UGC NET
SociologyS. Hussain Trueman’s UGC NET

For the UGC NET, candidates are given a recommended books and detailed syllabus. Candidates can use the books listed above to prepare for Papers 1 and 2 of UGC NET. The table also includes books on specific subject.

Please note that the recommended books are based on the most recent UGC NET syllabus; If the syllabus is officially updated, we’ll update this section.


Validity of UGC NET JRF Award Letter?

The UGC NET JRF Award Letter is valid for three years from the date of issue.

Can I take the exam despite the fact that my degree is not full-time?

Yes, but only if your university is accredited.

Is it compulsory to give both papers?

Yes, in order to qualify, each candidate must complete both papers.

How much does a UGC NET Qualify earn?

Assistant professors are paid between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 45,000 per month after passing the UGC NET, while JRF candidates are paid Rs. 25,000.

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