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NTA CSIR NET Books 2021 - Recommended by Exam Experts



CSIR NET is a national-level examination that tests the aptitude skills of students. It aims at selecting candidates for the profile of lecturer and researcher. 

If you are preparing for this exam, then it is very crucial to refer to good CSIR NET books. These books will help you understand the concepts and topics for better scores.

In this blog, we are providing the list of best books for CSIR NET. You can refer to it and prepare for your exam. 

Jump to the list of your subject books by clicking the below links:

CSIR NET Life Science Books

CSIR NET Mathematics Books

CSIR NET Physics Books

CSIR NET Chemical Science Books

CSIR NET General Aptitude Book

CSIR NET Earth Science Book 



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CSIR NET Life Science Books


While preparing for the exam, the experts advise students to refer to the topic-wise list of books along with NET study material.

Below are the best recommended 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

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Developmental Biology Books


Principles of Development 5e by Lewis Wolpert

Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert



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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


This subject includes various topics. The following list of CSIR NET Mathematics books is recommended by exam experts for preparation.

​​​​​​​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



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CSIR NET Physics Books


Physics is the science of matter and its motion. It includes topics related to concepts such as force, energy, mass, and charge, etc. 

Refer to the following CSIR NET Physics books for your exam preparation.



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



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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



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Atomic & Molecular Physics Books


​​​​​​​Atomic and Molecular Physics by Raj Kumar

​​​​​​​Fundamentals 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



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CSIR NET Chemical Science Books


Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with composition, properties, and structure of elements.

Following are the 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



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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



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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



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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



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​​​​​​​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



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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



CSIR NET General Aptitude Book


Apart from the study material, it is recommended to study with good CSIR NET General Aptitude books. This will give you an extra edge in preparation.

​​​​​​​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


You must prepare for the exam with expert-designed CSIR NET Earth Science book pdf and standard reference books to secure good marks in the exam.

Check the list given below:

​​​​​​​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



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