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NEST 2020 Books: Subject-wise Important Books

Updated On - July 15 2020 by Latika Kalra

NEST 2020 Important Books: The whole syllabus of NEST exam is not easy, for this candidates need to prepare thoroughly to qualify the exam. Candidates after clearing the exam can get admission in National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and Mumbai University – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai. 

Candidates will need good books for the preparation of NEST 2020 exam. Through these books, candidates can understand the NEST syllabus as well as the NEST exam pattern. Candidates must prefer good books to study for the NEST exam which covers most of the topics, subjects, courses and syllabus of the entrance exam. Candidates can refer to books which will help candidates for last-minute preparation. The preparation books for NEST are as follows:

NEST Important Books

Important Books


Textbook of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th


A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for IITJEE

RK Gupta

IIT Mathematics

RD Sharma

Higher Algebra

Hall and Knight

Textbook of Biology


Elementary Biology for Class 12

KN Bhatia

Concepts of Physics – Volume 1 and Volume 2

HC Verma

Science for Everyone: Aptitude Test Problems in Physics

SS Krotov

NEST 2020 Exam Guide Book


Best Books for NEST 2020 Preparation

Lots of sources are available in both online and offline for test takers of NEST 2020. Some of the subject-wise important books are enlisted below.

Physics Books for NEST 2020
  • Concepts of Physics – Volume 1 and Volume 2 by H.C. Verma

  • Practice problems in Physics for Engineering Examinations by S.Mishra

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma

  • Optics and Modern Physics by DC Pandey

  • Objective Physics by Mahesh Jain

  • MCQ Question Bank by D Mukherjee

Chemistry Books for NEST 2020
  • Textbook of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th by NCERT

  • A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for IITJEE by R.K Gupta

  • Organic Chemistry by NCERT

  • Entrance Chemistry by Bhakta

  • IIT Chemistry by O.P Agarwal

Mathematics Books for NEST 2020
  • IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma

  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

  • Senior Secondary School Mathematics for Class 12 by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

  • Arihant Series by Dr SK Goyal

  • Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2 (NCERT difficulty) by RD Sharma

Biology Books for NEST 2020
  • Elementary Biology for Class 12 by K.N Bhatia

  • Textbook of Biology by NCERT

  • A Class Book of Botany by A.C Dutta

  • Textbook of Biology by S.C Verma

  • Biology Guide by Pradeep

NEST 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can start their preparation a few months in advance. Given below are few points that can help candidates in their last-minute preparation for NEST 2020.

  • Revision – The preparation of any examination needs lot of revision. Candidates must revise the whole syllabus in the last few days of preparation. Revise Mathematical formulas and Chemistry equations. Revision helps in keeping important topics that need little more attention and practice in mind.
  • Practice – Candidates must practice difficult sums and questions that need more attention. The more it is practised, the more candidates can command over the concept and theories.
  • Keep Calm – Candidates have to be calm during the last few days of preparation. Concentrate on what topics has already been covered and what needs a little more improvement. Candidates are advised to do proper exercise and focus on summing up the preparation for NEST 2020.
  • Refer Best Books/Study Materials – Candidates must read the best books and reference material to clear last moment doubts. For online preparation, candidates must check the ratings of the reference books they want to choose. 












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