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CSIR NET Books 2024: Check Subject-Wise Books All Major Subjects In The Exam, Preparation Tips

CSIR NET books play an essential role for all the candidates who are preparing for the exam. While there are plenty of books in the marks, aspirants should refer to those which cover most of the syllabus.


CSIR NET Books: The National Testing Agency will conduct the CSIR NET examination 2024.  Since the exam dates are yet to be released, candidates have ample of time to prepare for the exam.  Candidates must have a thorough preparation and for that aspirants would need the CSIR NET books. While there are several books available for the CSIR NET, aspirants should only select those which cover most of the syllabus.  

Needless to say, the selection of the right book is a key factor for all the candidates who are appearing for the exam. Apart from books, candidates are also advised to refer to study material which they can easily find from any coaching institute. Since the CSIR NET exam has different subjects, therefore candidates should refer to subject-wise books for every subject. 

Through CSIR NET exam, candidates will either be eligible to become “Junior Research Fellow” (JRF) or lectureship/Assistant Professor in various reputed  Indian Universities. In order to buy the right books, candidates should first be well-versed in the syllabus and the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus.   


The CSIR NET syllabus has five subjects including Chemical Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Mathematical Science and Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. Hence, candidates should refer to books subject-wise. To qualify for the examination, one must have a thorough preparation and to ace the preparation one must have the right choices of books for the CSIR NET exam. 

Candidates must know that buying books for the CSIR NET depends on a candidate's understanding, goals as well as needs. Apart from that, candidates should always check the book's reputation before buying the book. Also, candidates should check the publication of the book that it is up to date and it has most of the current versions of the CSIR NET exam.  Applicants will, without a doubt, benefit from learning from excellent CSIR NET books because they are frequently produced by subject matter experts and seasoned authors who have a comprehensive understanding of the test pattern. Candidates can browse through the subject-specific literature listed below. 

CSIR NET Subject-Wise Books

Since the exam has several subjects, candidates should take a look at subject-wise books. 

CSIR NET Chemical Science Books 

The CSIR NET chemical science section has three parts A, B and C. While the first section has 20 MCQ general aptitude questions, Part B and C of the subject have 40 and 60 questions respectively. Candidates can take a look at the following books which they can refer to for the chemical science subject. 

Books for Chemical Science


CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Chemical Sciences

Dr. Hemant Kulshrestha, Prof. Ajay Taneja

Physical And Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. C. M. Bhavsar, Dr. T. J. Patil

Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. T. J. Patil

Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J. D. Lee

Physical Chemistry

Thomas Engel & Philip Reid

Trueman's UGC-CSIR JRF / NET Chemical Sciences

M Gagan

Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy

Colin N. Banwell

An Introduction to Electrochemistry

Samuel Glasstone

Quantum Chemistry through Problems and Solutions

R.K. Prasad

Instrumental Method

Skoog, Holler & Crouch

Advanced Organic Chemistry

John Wiley and Sons

Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds

Ernest L. Eliel, Samuel H. Wilen

Joint CSIR/UGC/NET Chemical Sciences Part- B & C

R Gupta

Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity

James E Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L Keiter, Okhil K Medhi

Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Peter W Atkins, Ronald S Friedman

March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms & Structure

Michael B Smith

CSIR NET Physical Science Books 

Candidates should select the right book for the CSIR NET Physical Science Books

However, with so many options available, choosing the finest novels can be difficult. Candidates can take a look at the following books that one can refer to for the best books. 

Books for Physical Science


CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Physical Sciences

Dr. Surekha Tomar

Mathematical Physics

H.K Dass, Rama Verma

Classical Mechanics

J C Upadhya

Modern Physics and Solid State Physics

S.O Pillai

Solid State Physics

Neil W Ashcroft

CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science

W. Malemnganba Chenglei

CSIR NET  Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Science Books 

The subject is divided into three parts: While section A contains 20 multiple-choice questions about general aptitude, Sections B and C contain 50 and 80 questions about subject-specific questions, respectively. This section must be adequately prepared by using the best study materials.  Candidates can take a look at the following books which they can refer to while preparing for the exam. 

Books for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science


An Objective Earth Sciences

S Ahmad

Climatology and Oceanography

D.S Lal

Earth Science: The Physical Setting

Jeffrey C Callister

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide (Part B & C)

Surender. K

CSIR NET General Aptitude Books 

Candidates are required to score a total of 30 marks for the questions asked in this subject. Further, questions on numerical ability riddles, graphical analysis, data interpretation, mathematical comparison, logic, and other topics are included in the General Aptitude section. Candidates can take a look at the following books which they can refer to while studying the general aptitude section. 

General Aptitude Books 



Arihant Publication

General Aptitude Theory and Practice

Ram Pandey

CSIR NET General Aptitude - A New Outlook

Christy Varghese

CSIR NET Life Science Books 

The first section, Life Science, contains 20 multiple-choice questions, while sections B and C contain 50 and 75 subject-specific questions, respectively. The books present ideas and specifics in an easy-to-understand format. Candidates can take a look at the following books which they can refer to while they are preparing for the exam. 

Life Sciences Books


Unit: Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

Subject: Biochemistry and Metabolism

  • Biochemistry: International Edition by Stryer, Berg and Tymoczko
  • Principles of Biochemistry by Voet
  • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry- Nelson, and Cox
  • Plant Biochemistry by Walter


Unit: Cellular Organization

Subject: Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments by Gerald Karp
  • Cell And Molecular Biology / 8th Edition by Robertis De
  • Molecular Cell Biology- Lodish
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D. Watson


Unit: Cell Signalling

Subject: Immunology

  • Kuby Immunology- Owen, Punt, Stanford,7th Ed
  • Immunology (Instant notes) by Lydyard
  • Essential Immunology by Ivan M. Roitt
  • Immunology (Schaum’s series) By Pinchuk


Unit: Microbiology

  • Microbiology by Pelczar
  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Madigan
  • Microbiology by Prescott

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which CSIR NET books are considered the best books for the subject of Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science?

CSIR NET Books including An Objective Earth Sciences, Earth Science: The Physical Setting, Climatology and Oceanography are considered as one the best books for the specific subject.

Who conducts the CSIR NET exam ?

CSIR NET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency and the exam will be conducted from June 06 till June 08, 2023.

How many parts does the CSIR NET chemical science subject have?

CSIR NET chemical science subjects have three parts - A, B and C. While the first section has 20 MCQ questions, part B and C has  40 and 60 questions respectively.

What are the important points that candidates should remember while buying CSIR NET books?

While buying the CSIR NET books, candidates should remember that the books cover most of the syllabus and are easy to read.

Do CSIR NET books also consist of sample papers?

Yes, a lot of CSIR NET books contain sample pampers which further helps the candidate to practice the questions.