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CSIR NET Books 2023: Get here complete List of CSIR NET Books for National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Exam. There are lots of CSIR NET Exam Preparation Books Online, sample papers and other preparation notes are available in the market for National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (LS) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Exam. However, so many options of Best CSIR NET Books create confusion and doubt.

CSIR NET Books 2023

For the ease of applicants, here we are providing all subjects wise CSIR NET 2023 Books of Earth Sciences, Mathematics Science, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences separately. Candidates can download CSIR UGC NET Study Material in PDF form here.


CSIR NET Highlights

Exam Name CSIR UGC NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Exam Mode Online only
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Exam Purpose Selection of candidates for the award of JRF or determining eligibility for appointment as lecturers
Official Website https://csirnet.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx


At the beneath section, we have provided complete List of CSIR NET Best Books 2023 for each subject. Contenders are suggested to scroll down this page and check Subject wise Best Books of CSIR NET 2023 as soon as possible for preparation of upcoming examination.

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Important CSIR NET Books for Chemical Sciences

CSIR NET Books Authors/ Publications
Joint CSIR-UGC NET Chemical Science (Paper-II & III) Narender Sharma
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Chemical Sciences Dr Hemant Kulshrestha, Dr Ajay Taneja
Trueman’s UGC-CSIR JRF / NET Chemical Sciences (Chemistry) M Gagan
Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis William Carruthers
Inorganic Chemistry Shriver and Atkins
Physical Chemistry Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula
March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms & Structure Michael B Smith
Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity James E Huheey, Ellen A Keiter, Richard L Keiter, Okhil K Medhi
Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds Ernest L Eliel, Samuel H Wilen
Joint CSIR/UGC/NET Chemical Sciences Part- B & C R Gupta
Organic Chemistry Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves, Stuart Warren
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry B R Puri, L R Sharma, K C Kalia
Principles of Physical Chemistry B R Puri, L R Sharma, M S Pathania
Molecular Quantum Mechanics Peter W Atkins, Ronald S Friedman
Concepts and Models of Inorganic Chemistry Bodie E Douglas, Darl H McDaniel, John J Alexander
A Logical Approach in Chemistry for CSIR/NET/JRF and GATE (Problems and their Solutions) Jagdamba Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Jaya Singh

Important CSIR NET Books for Physical Sciences

CSIR NET Books Authors/ Publications
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 (Problems and Solutions) S O Pillai
Solid State Physics Neil W Ashcroft
CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science W Malemnganba Chenglei

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Important CSIR NET Books for Mathematical Sciences

CSIR NET Books Authors/ Publications
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences Alok Kumar (Upkar)
Real Analysis H L Royden
Complex Variables and Applications (Brown and Churchill) Ruel Churchill, James Brown
Contemporary Abstract Algebra Joseph A Gallian
Classical Mechanics Herbert Goldstein
Fundamentals of Statistics S C Gupta

Important CSIR NET Books for Life Sciences

CSIR NET Books Authors/ Publications
Biochemistry Lubert Stryer, Jeremy M Berg
Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant Bernard J Glick, Jack J. Pasternak, Cheryl L Patten
Plant Physiology Ross and Salisbury
Plant Physiology Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger
Kuby Immunology Thomas J Kindt
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Gerard J Tortora, Sandra R Grabowski
Prescott’s Microbiology Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J Woolverton
From Genes to Clones E L Winnacker

Important CSIR NET Books for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences

CSIR NET Books Authors/ Publications
CSIR-UGC NET/JRF Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide Surendra Kumar
An Objective Earth Sciences S Ahmad
Earth Science: The Physical Setting Jeffrey C Callister
Climatology and Oceanography D S Lal
Physical Geography Savindra Singh

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CSIR NET Life Science Books

CSIR NET Books for Biochemistry

  • Principles of Biochemistry by Voet, Pratt & Voet
  • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by David L. Nelson & Michael M. Cox
  • Biochemistry: International Edition by Stryer, Berg & Tymoczko

Genetics – CSIR NET Books

  • Principles of Genetics by D. Peter Snustad, Michael J. Simmons
  • Genetics by BD Singh
  • Genetics: Principles & Analysis by Daniel L. Hartl & Elizabeth W. Jones

Cell and Molecular Biology Books

  • Cell & Molecular Biology / 8th Edn. by Robertis De
  • The Cell: A Molecular Approach by Geoffrey M. Cooper
  • Cell & Molecular Biology: Concepts & Experiments by Gerald Karp

CSIR NET Books – Immunology

  • Kuby Immunology
  • Arihant csir net life science books
  • Pathfinder csir net life science books

Developmental Biology Books

  • Principles of Development 5e by Lewis Wolpert
  • Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert

Plant Physiology Books

  • Plant Physiology by Ross and Salisbury
  • Plants Physiology by Lincoln Taiz & Eduardo Zeiger

CSIR NET Books Animal Physiology

  • Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology
  • Essentials of Animal Physiology – Rastogi
  • Schaums Outline of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 3rd Edition (Schaums Outline Series)

Ecology CSIR NET Books

  • Ecology: Principles & Applications by JL Chapman & MJ Reiss
  • Basic Ecology: Fundamentals of Ecology by Eugene P. Odum
  • Ecology & Environment by PD Sharma

CSIR NET Life Science Evolution

  • Organic Evolution (Evolutionary Biology) by Veer Bala Rastogi

Books for Methods in Biology

  • Biophysical Chemistry (Principles & Techniques) by Upadhyay
  • Principles & Techniques of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology by Wilson & Walker

Recombinant DNA Technology Books

  • Gene Cloning & DNA Analysis by TA Brown
  • Principles of Gene Manipulation & Genomics by Sandy B. Primrose & Richard Twyman
  • Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual by Joseph Sambrook & David Russell

CSIR NET Books for Applied Biology

  • Genomes 3 by T.A. Brown
  • Plant Breeding Principles & Methods (2015) by B.D. Singh
  • Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture by Razdan MK

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CSIR NET Mathematics Books

  • Integral Equations & Boundary Value Problems by Dr M. D. Raisinghania
  • Abstract Algebra by Dummit and Foote
  • Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations by M D Raisinghania
  • How to Become a Human Calculator by Aditi Singhal
  • Advanced Differential Equations by M.D.Raisinghania
  • Linear Algebra: Linear Algebra Done Right, third edition, 2015 by Sheldon Axler
  • Basic Course in Real Analysis by S. Kumaresan
  • Principles of Mathematical Analysis by W. Rudin.
  • Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by S. Narayan

CSIR NET Physics Books

Mathematical Physics CSIR NET Books

  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences by Mary L. Boas
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
  • Mathematical Physics by H. K. Dass

Electromagnetic Theory Books

  • Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths
  • Digital Electronics by Malvino and Leach
  • Electricity & Magnetism by B. Ghosh

Quantum Mechanics CSIR NET Books

  • Quantum Mechanics Concepts & Applications by Nouredine Zettili
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths
  • Quantum Physics by H.C. Verma

Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics

  • Fundamentals of Statistical & Thermal Physics by F. Rief
  • Statistical Mechanic by R. K. Patharia
  • Thermal Physics by Garg, Bansal, Ghosh

Electronics & Experimental Methods

  • Digital Electronics by Malvino & Leach
  • Electronic Devices & Circuit Theory by Boylestad & Nashelsky
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits by Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias

Atomic & Molecular Physics Books

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics by Raj Kumar
  • Fundamental of Molecular Spectroscopy by Colin N. Banwell & Elaine M. McCash
  • Introduction to Atomic Spectra by Harvey Elliott White

Condensed Matter CSIR NET Books

  • Introduction to Solid State Physics by Charles Kittel
  • Solid State Physics by Puri & Babbar
  • Solid State Physics by M. A. Wahab

Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Nuclear Physics by D. C. Tayal
  • Nuclear Physics, An Introduction by S. B. Patel
  • Introduction to Elementary Particles by David J. Griffiths

CSIR NET Chemical Science Books


  • CSIR NET Books Thermodynamics
  • Physical Chemistry by Thomas Engel & Philip Reid
  • Principles of Physical Chemistry by Puri, Sharma & Pathania
  • A textbook of Physical Chemistry (Vol-II) by K. L. Kapoor

Chemical Kinetics & Catalysis

  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis by Richard Mishel
  • Chemical Kinetics by Keith J Laidler
  • A textbook of Physical Chemistry (Vol-V) by K. L. Kapoor

Electrochemistry – CSIR NET Books

  • An Introduction to Electrochemistry by Samuel Glasstone
  • Electrochemistry by Philip H. Rieger
  • A book of Physical Chemistry (Vol-III) by K L Kapoor

CSIR NET Books – Quantum Chemistry

  • Quantum Chemistry through Problems and Solutions by R.K. Prasad
  • Quantum Chemistry by Donald A. McQuarrie

Molecular Spectroscopy Books

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy by Colin N. Banwell
  • Physical Methods by Russel S. Drago

Group Theory – CSIR NET Books

  • Chemical Applications of Group Theory by F. Albert Cotton

Collides & Surfaces Books

  • Surface Chemistry by A Goel
  • Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis by A. Somorjai


  • Principles of Stereochemistry Books
  • Stereochemistry Conformation & Mechanism by Kalsi
  • Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds by Eliel

CSIR NET Books – Organic Reaction Mechanism

  • A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Sykes
  • Organic Chemistry by Clayden, Greeves, Warren & Wothers

Advanced Organic Chemistry Books

  • Part-A: Structure & Mechanism by Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg
  • Part-B: Reactions and Synthesis by Francis A. Carey, Richard J. Sundberg

Reagents in Organic Synthesis

  • Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis by William Carruthers, Iain Coldham

Organic Synthesis

  • Organic Synthesis the disconnection approach by Warren

Spectroscopy – CSIR NET Books

  • Spectrometric Identification of Org. Compounds by Silverstein, Webster
  • Organic Spectroscopy by William Kemp

Pericyclic Reactions

  • Pericyclic Reactions by Morrison, Boyd

Photochemical Reactions Books

  • Organic Photochemistry by James H. Coxon, B. Halton


  • CSIR NET Books – Chemical Bonding & Shapes of compounds
  • Inorganic Chemistry by Huheey
  • Inorganic Chemistry by Meissler & Tarr

Main Group Elements (s & p blocks)

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by Lee

Transition Metal & Coordination Compounds (d block)

  • Mechanism of Inorganic Reactions by Fred Basolo, Ralph G. Pearson

Organometallic Compounds books

  • Concept & Models of Inorganic Chemistry by Bodie Douglas, Darl McDaniel, John Alexander
  • Inorganic Chemistry by Catherine E. Housecraft, Alan G. Sharpe

Bioinorganic Chemistry – CSIR NET Books

  • Inorganic Chemistry by Shriver & Atkins
  • Inorganic Chemistry by James E. Huheey, E.A. Keiter, R. L. Keiter, O. K. Medhi

Analytical Chemistry Books

  • Instrumental Method by Skoog, Holler & Crouch

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CSIR NET General Aptitude Book

  • CSIR UGC NET PAPER I by Arihant Publication
  • General Aptitude Theory and Practice by Ram Pandey
  • CSIR NET General Aptitude – A New Outlook by Christy Varghese

CSIR NET Earth Science Book

  • An Objective Earth Sciences by S Ahmad
  • Earth Science: The Physical Setting by Jeffrey C Callister
  • Climatology and Oceanography by D S Lal
  • Joint CSIR-UGC (NET) Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences Exam Guide (Part B & C) by Surender

CSIR UGC NET Exam Pattern

  • A single MCQ-based test will be held.
  • The Test Booklet will be printed in Hindi & English Version.
  • The Test Booklet will be divided into three parts – A, B & C)
  • Negative marking shall be applicable as per the subject-wise scheme of the Exam.
  • No grievances/representation with regard to Answer Key(s) after the declaration of result will be entertained.
Parts Subjects Number of Questions
A General Aptitude, Graphical Analysis, Logical Reasoning, Numeric Ability etc. 200
B Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude
C Application of the scientific concepts, Engineering Sciences


CSIR UGC NET (CSIR UGC NET), i.e. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, conducts CSIR UGC NET (CSIR UGC NET) usually in the month of June for Junior Research Fellowships and Assistant Lectures. The examination is conducted for Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences.

Applicants should have completed/appeared in M.Sc or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for General and OBC candidates and 50% for SC / ST, 50% marks for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates.

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