Finding the Best Books for the UGC NET Exam can be a time-consuming and difficult task. I know this since I’ve taken the exam multiple times in order to stay current with the exam’s current trends.

I understand your annoyance in finding nothing substantive after reading article after article on decent UGC NET books online.

However, as a double JRF holder, I believe I can assist you in locating the appropriate UGC NET books.

Let’s get started without wasting any more of your time.

There are thousands of books available for Paper 1 and 2, however I can personally recommend the ones listed in this page.

Best Books for UGC NET 2021 Paper 1

  1. General Paper 1- Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper 1–2020 Edition
  2. Teaching & Research Aptitude- UGC NET/JRF/SET General Paper 1 — Teaching & Research Aptitude (Arihant Expert), NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper 1 — Teaching and Research Aptitude [KVS Madaan (Pearson Education)]
  3. All subjects and Past year papers- NTA UGC NET JRF Paper I — All 10 Subject + Indian Logic {Shubham Singhania & Anuj Jindal} AND Latest NTA UGC NET Paper 1–14 Solved Past Year Papers (7 Papers of 2019, and 5 Papers of 2018 and 2 Papers of 2017) {by Shubham Singhania & Anuj Jindal}
  4. General Awareness- Manorama Yearbook, General Awareness, A Modern Approach to Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning, B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali: A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal
  5. Computer Literacy- Mini Goyal and Shweta Rani: Computer Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Aggrawal, Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh
  6. Test of Comprehension and English Language- Wren and Martin: High School English Grammar & Composition

The books listed above are very comprehensive and cover the topics of UGC NET Paper 1 very efficiently.

That said, if you want, you can check the topics covered in the syllabus of UGC NET Paper 1 & 2 here.

Now that we’ve covered the greatest books for paper 1, let’s look at the best books for paper 2.

I’ve put up a list of the finest books for the UGC NET Paper 2 — Commerce and Management Exams. You may see them in the image below.

Also, because the topics covered in the Commerce and Management syllabuses are very similar, I have integrated the suggested books for both subjects and listed them topic-by-topic.


Author's Bio: 

Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 4 years of experience in the field of Education.