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UGC NET 2020 Books: Syllabus and Topic-wise Books

Updated On - May 22 2020 by Latika Kalra

UGC NET 2020 Books: University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test or UGC NET exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency for shortlisting “Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship & Assitant Professor”. NTA has released the public notice and the UGC NET exam dates are 15th June to 20th June 2020.

So, as few months left for the NTA NET exam, candidates must start their preparation. While preparing for exam, candidates must adopt a proper strategy and the best UGC NET books. Given below is the detailed article on the best UGC NET books 2019. Candidate must study as per UGC NET syllabus for both Paper 1 (General Aptitude & Reasoning) and Paper 2 (Subject Based Test). Candidates can download the UGC NET 2020 Books PDF online as well.

UGC NET 2020 Books 

UGC NET mainly consists of two papers. Paper 1 is General Paper, syllabus of which will remain the same for all subjects. Paper 2 depends on the subject chosen by the candidate.

UGC NET Books For Paper 1

UGC NET Paper 1 exam pattern and syllabus are same for candidates of all subjects. The best books for UGC NET 2020 Paper 1 are tabulated below:
UGC NET Books For Paper 1 
Important BooksAuthors
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper IM. Gagan,


Sajit Kumar

CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research AptitudeKVS Madaan
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research AptitudeArihant Experts
CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide (for Paper-I) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt. Professor Exam)Dr M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board

UGC NET Books For Paper 2

Given below are some important books for UGC NET 2020 Paper 2.
UGC NET Books For Paper 2
Subject CodeSubject NameAuthors/Publishers
01Economics / Co-operation / Demography / Rural Economics /Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsTrueman’s UGC NET Economics by Sriniwas ShirurUGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper-II) -Upkar Prakashan (Author-Gopal Garg)
02Political ScienceTrueman’s UGC NET Political Science by K.A. Babu, Sajit Kumar (Author)UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)
04UGC NET Books for PsychologyTrueman’s UGC NET Psychology by Dr Swati MaharshiUGC Net Psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant Experts)
05SociologyTrueman’s UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
06HistoryTrueman’s UGC NET History by Promod Singh
07AnthropologyTrueman’s UGC NET Anthropology by A.M. Tripathi
08CommerceTrueman’s UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
09EducationTrueman’s UGC NET Education by GaganManocha
10Social WorkTrueman’s UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal
11.Defence and Strategic StudiesCBSE UGC-NET-JRF Defense And Strategic Studies
12Home ScienceTrueman’s UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & RuchiUGC NET /SET (JRF &LS) Home Science by Suchi Rastogi
14Public AdministrationUGC Net Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant)Trueman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
15Population StudiesPrinciples of Population Studies by Bhende (Author), Himalayan Publishing House
16MusicUGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa
17Management (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 (Author)UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) Management by Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant experts)
19BengaliBengali NET/SET by Balaram Bapari
20HindiTrueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of Authors
21UGC NET Books for KannadaSamagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi – Useful For IAS, KAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha Masavanaghatta
22MalayalamUGC NET /SET/ TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)
24PunjabiU.G.C. NET/SET/JRF PUNJABI by Universal (Contributor)
25SanskritUGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)
27TeluguUGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) by GanjiShashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar Reddy
28UrduUGC-NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper II & III) by M.Arshad Ansari and M. S. Ansari
30EnglishUGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant Experts
31LinguisticsUGC NET/SET Linguistics Guide by Ringu Ann Baby
36AssameseUGC/CBSE NET Set Guide By Assam Publishing Company (Assamese) (ASHIM CHUTIA -Author)
37GujaratiUGC NET/GCET-Commerce Paper (in Gujarati) by Mukesh M Bavaliya
46Adult Education/Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Non-Formal EducationA brief Book on Extension Education by Shruti Madan Singh (Author), New Vishal Publications
47UGC NET Books for Physical EducationTrueman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi (Author), A.K. Srivastava (Author)
55UGC NET Books for Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementTrueman’s UGC NET HRM/ Human Resource Management & Labour Welfare by Reetu DograUGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations / Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper-II) Exam Guide
58LawTrueman’s UGC NET Law by Suman ChauhanUGC-NET: Law (Paper-II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)
59Library and Information ScienceTrueman’s UGC NET Library and Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesUGC NET Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies by Deepak Kumar
62Comparative Study of ReligionsComparative Study of Religions by C.R. JainComparative Study of Religions by Y. Masih
63Mass Communication and JournalismTrueman’s UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism by Sameer K. Mishra (Author)


UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism by Atul Udaipuria and Nitesh Kumar Singh (Arihant Experts)

66Museology & ConservationArchaeology, Museology, and Conservation: A review Edited by Vibha Upadhaya
67UGC NET Books for ArchaeologyUGC NET/JRF Archaeology and Philosophy Paper (Hindi) by Mohan Lal)
68Criminology(UGC-NET/JRF) Criminology Solved Question Paper by Mr. Nitish Kumar Soni Dr. Mridul Srivastava Dr. Anup Yadava
70UGC NET Books for Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureFolklore and Its Motifs in Tribal Literature by Dr. Kishore Jadav
71Folk LiteratureFolk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim (Author)
73UGC 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 (Author)
74Women StudiesAdvanced Manual For Women Studies UGC/CBSE -NET/JRF by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar
79UGC 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 (Author)
80GeographyTrueman’s UGC NET Geography by A. Magon, B.P. Panigrahi
82Forensic ScienceForensic Science UGC NET/JRF-MCQ by Dr Anu Singla
87UGC NET Books for Computer Science and ApplicationsTrueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science and Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer Mishra
88Electronic ScienceCBSE UGC NET/SET ELECTRONIC SCIENCE by Sunil Kushwaha (Author)
89Environmental SciencesTrueman’s UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh
92Human Rights and Duties

(a) UGC NET/SET (JFR&LS) Human Rights & Duties Paper II & III by FazilAtulUdaipuria (Author)

UGC NET Human Rights and Duties by Arihant Experts

93Tourism Administration and Management.Trueman’s UGC NET Tourism by Akhilesh
100YogaR.Gupta’s UGC-NET Yoga (Paper II & III) Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board (Author)

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