Best Books for NTA UGC NET 2023 - Paper I & Paper II
UGC NET Books 2023 - National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test exam. The UGC NET exam is one of the most popular competitive exams in India, conducted twice a year. A lot of candidates apply for UGC NET to become Assistant Professor/Junior Research Fellow. There are two papers in UGC NET, Paper 1 is common for all candidates and Paper 2 is for optional subjects.
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To prepare for the UGC NET exam 2023, candidates must refer to a good set of study materials such as UGC NET 2023 books. These books of UGC NET 2023 will help accelerate candidates' preparation and guide them by covering the topics and making them exam ready. In Paper 2, there are 81 optional subjects that candidates can choose from, each subject has its own specified book. In this article of UGC NET books 2023, we have shared a list of books recommended by experts and toppers.
UGC NET Books for Paper I 2023
NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1
Arihant Publications, Eleventh Edition, 2019
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I
M. Gagan, Sajit Kumar
Danika Publishing Company, 2019
NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1
Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2019
2019 Latest Syllabus – NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1
Oxford University Press, First Edition, 2019
NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1
Dr. Usha Rani Jain
JBC Press, First Edition
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal
B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
General Awareness- Manorama Yearbook
CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude
Dr. M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board
Ramesh Publishing House, 2019
High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren and Martin
Upkar Prakashan Publication
Mini Goyal and Shweta Rani
UGC NET Books For Paper II (Best Books for UGC NET Optional Subjects)
List Of UGC NET Books
Trueman’s UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
Trueman’s UGC NET History by Promod Singh
Economics / Cooperation / Demography / Rural Economics /Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
Trueman’s UGC NET Economics by Srinivas Shirur
UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper-II) -Upkar Prakashan by Gopal Garg
Trueman’s UGC NET Political Science by K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar
UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)
Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology by A.M. Tripathi
UGC NET Books for Psychology
Trueman’s UGC NET Psychology by Dr Swati Maharshi
UGC Net Psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Saroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant)
Trueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
Trueman’s UGC NET Education by GaganManocha
Defence and Strategic Studies
CBSE UGC-NET-JRF Defense And Strategic Studies
Trueman’s UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal
Trueman’s UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & Ruchi
UGC NET /SET (JRF &LS) Home Science by Suchi Rastogi
Principles of Population Studies by Bhende (Author), Himalayan Publishing House
UGC Net Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant)
Trueman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
UGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa
Management (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
UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management by Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant)
UGC NET Books for Kannada
Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi – Useful For IAS, KAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha Masavanaghatta
Bengali NET/SET by Balaram Bapari
Trueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of Authors
U.G.C. NET/SET/JRF PUNJABI by Universal (Contributor)
UGC NET /SET/ TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)
UGC NET/SSB/SLET/JRF Odia PAPER-II & III
UGC-NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper II & III) by M.Arshad Ansari and M. S. Ansari
UGC NET/SET Linguistics Guide by Ringu Ann Baby
UGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) by Ganji Shashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy
UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari, Arihant
UGC NET/GCET-Commerce Paper (in Gujarati) by Mukesh M Bavaliya
UGC/CBSE NET Set Guide By Assam Publishing Company (Assamese) (ASHIM CHUTIA -Author)
UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts
UGC NET Books for Physical Education
Trueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi, A.K. Srivastava
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 Ritu Dogra
UGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations / Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper-II) Exam Guide
Adult Education/Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal Education
A brief Book on Extension Education by Shruti Madan Singh, New Vishal Publications
Trueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman Chauhan
UGC-NET: Law (Paper-II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
UGC NET Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies by Deepak Kumar
Library and Information Science
Trueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)
Mass Communication and Journalism
Trueman’s UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism by Sameer K. Mishra
UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism by Atul Udaipuria and Nitesh Kumar Singh (Arihant)
Comparative Study of Religions
Comparative Study of Religions by C.R. JainComparative Study of Religions by Y. Masih
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
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
UGC NET Books for Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
Folklore and Its Motifs in Tribal Literature by Dr Kishore Jadav
Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim
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
Advanced Manual For Women Studies UGC/CBSE -NET/JRF by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar
(UGC-NET/JRF) Criminology Solved Question Paper by Mr Nitish Kumar Soni, Dr Mridul Srivastava, Dr Anup Yadav
UGC NET Books for Computer Science and Applications
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science and Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra
CBSE UGC NET/SET ELECTRONIC SCIENCE by Sunil Kushwaha (Author)
Trueman’s UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh
Forensic Science UGC NET/JRF-MCQ by Dr Anu Singla
Human Rights and Duties
(a) UGC NET/SET (JFR&LS) Human Rights & Duties Paper II & III by Fazil, Atul Udaipuria
UGC NET Human Rights and Duties by Arihant
Trueman’s UGC NET Geography by A. Magon, B.P. Panigrahi
R.Gupta’s UGC-NET Yoga (Paper II & III) Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board
Tourism Administration and Management.
Trueman’s UGC NET Tourism by Akhilesh
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UGC NET Syllabus 2023
Apart from the UGC NET books 2023, candidates must also know about the syllabus. NTA releases the UGC NET 2023 syllabus and mentions it in the notification/information brochure. The syllabus of UGC NET papers 2 is for 81 subjects as there are 81 optional subjects in it and candidates can choose the subjects as per their own preference. Candidates must go through the detailed syllabus of UGC NET 2023 while preparing for it.
The UGC NET syllabus for both paper-I and -II will be mentioned in it. UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I is common for all and consists of 10 units - Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT), People, Development and Environment and Higher Education System.
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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023
Along with knowing the UGC NET 2023 books aspirants must know about the exam pattern also. The NTA along with mentioning the syllabus also will mention the exam pattern of UGC NET in the information brochure. The UGC NET exam pattern will be released for both paper-I and -II. As per the UGC NET exam pattern, both papers contain multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The time duration for both the papers is three hours. The exam is conducted in online mode and there is no negative marking in the exam.
UGC NET Question Papers 2023
Accompanying the books of UGC NET 2023 in study materials are also the question papers. The previous year question papers of UGC NET 2023 help candidates know about the difficulty level of the exam, paper pattern and types of questions asked. The National Testing Agency will release the UGC NET question papers in online mode for the exam.
Candidates appearing for the exam must solve the question papers for better preparation. To download question papers they will have to use their application number and date of birth/password as login credentials. Along with the question papers, NTA will release the UGC NET answer key which candidates can download from the official website to match their answers and spectate their marks.
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UGC NET Mock Tests 2023
Not just the UGC NET books 2023 or the question papers, but one of the best ways to prepare is solving mock tests as well. National Testing Agency will release the UGC NET mock test 2023 on its official website before the commencement of the exam. To evaluate preparations and get an exam-like feel before the actual exam, candidates can take mock tests.
The mock test is an online test platform provided by NTA for free to the candidates appearing in the exam. With the help of these mock tests, applicants will be able to help themselves improve their efficiency, question-solving ability, and accuracy.
UGC NET Preparation Tips 2023
Refer to the exam pattern and syllabus of UGC NET before starting the preparations of UGC NET and stick with it.
Focus on all aspects of the syllabus, identify the topics which are less time consuming and can help in scoring the marks easily.
Make a preparation strategy to qualify and work on time management, and solve the previous year's question papers.
Make a timetable and follow it strictly.
Solve mock tests and identify the weaker sections and work on them aggressively.
Refer to the UGC NET 2023 best books for deep and extensive study.
Check previous year cut off marks of UGC NET to know about the cutoff trends and difficulty level.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Best Books for NTA UGC NET 2023 - Paper I & Paper II
Question: What are the subjects in UGC NET?
In paper 1 there is one subject, while in paper 2 there are a total of 81 subjects.
Question: Is the NET exam difficult?
Yes, it is difficult due to the tough competition level and a lot of candidates applying.
Question: Which subject is best for UGC NET?
All the subjects are best, it only depends upon the candidate's ability, knowledge and past academic experience.
Question: What is UGC net salary?
After getting qualified in the exam and getting placed in any university as a lecturer etc, candidates can expect a salary of Rs. 5 lac per annum based on the university guidelines.
Question: Is UGC NET tougher than gate?
Both the exams cannot be compared, as both have their own objectives and process. Both exams are of the same difficulty level but GATE falls a bit on the tougher side as compared to UGC NET.
Question: Which publication is best for UGC NET?
All the publications are best, but Truemans and Arihant’s are some of the most popular ones among the students.
Question: How can I get the NET exam in 2023?
Candidates can take the UGC NET exam in 2023 by applying for it from the official website. The exam is held twice a year.
Question: How to choose best books for UGC NET Preparation 2023?
Candidates must choose the books that have authentic information, check the year of publication and edition of books for updated content and focus on books that have sample papers and previous year question papers for practice.
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Questions related to UGC NET
Do candidates with UGC NET also have to appear for the NIT Meghalaya PhD written test?
In order to get admission to NIT Meghalaya, candidates have to appear for an online written test and interview.
Is LLM necessary for UGC NET?
Yes, a post graduate degree in law which is LLM, is necessary to appear for UGC NET.
How can I prepare for UGC NET law?
Aspirants can prepare for UGC NET law by considering the syllabus and exam pattern, previous year papers, and recommended books.
How difficult is UGC NET law?
UGC NET law exam is moderate level. Candidates with six to eight months of dedicated preparation level can crack the exam easily.