List of CBSE UGC NET/JRF Exam Reference Books for All Subjects

CBSE UGC NET/JRF Exam Reference Books & Study Materials according to  Latest Syllabus

Every year we receive hundred of queries about CBSE UGC NET/JRF Exam Reference Books for NET Exam, Which Book is to refer for UGC NET exam for JRF and Lectureship. We have also seen students huddle through every possible Book available in the market. In a hurry, they choose the wrong material for NET and then regret later.

UGC NET/JRF Exam Reference Books & Study Materials

NET Exam is always challenging in terms of its vast syllabus ..So its Obvious to  know which Guide needs to refer for UGC NET exam for JRF and Lectureship.Many Candidates are only dependent on Guide.Which should be avoided and Standardized books for Paper 3 Must be followed,However you cab follow below list of UGC NET exam guide books, reference and study materials for practicing previous year question papers for UGC NET.

In Order to help students, our team has come up with Comprehensive list of Books for each subject. This comprehensive list of book is specially developed for the candidates of UGC-NET/SET Exam. While preparing the list, Up most importance has been given to Latest Syllabus, Previous Years Papers (Solved) and Study Material for the purpose of practice of questions based on the latest pattern of the examination.

We have also reviewed detailed explanatory answers have for the selected questions to understand the challenges faced by students. if you are looking for UGC NET exam guide book to crack UGC NET for JRF and Lectureship here is the list of some of the most popular and authentic exam books by well-known authors and from known publishing houses.


The reference books listed here are suggested by the toppers and Candidate of previous year UGC NET exam.

Please feel free to suggest books in your subject area of expertise. We will be more than happy to include them in below list.


  • Please Consider the books which have a balance between theory and practice set.
  • Check the latest available edition of the book before buying.
  • You Can also refer old books for the Subjective area as they don’t tend to change much between two recent editions
  • You can also get old books for the local book shop in your City market. Example of Such good market place is Dariyaganj Book Market & Nai Sarak (Delhi);The Sunday book market at Daryaganj is famous as a one-stop solution place for all book lovers, Gandhi Maidaan(Patana)
  • You should consider two different books at least for your main subject area for Paper 3 as this requires comprehensive knowledge of topics in details.
  • For ease to students, we have also listed latest syllabus links along with recommended books.

List of UGC NET/JRF Exam Reference Books & Syllabus

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabusCheck Books
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)Download NowCheck Books
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownload NowCheck Books
02Political ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
03PhilosophyDownload NowCheck Books
04PsychologyDownload NowCheck Books
05SociologyDownload NowCheck Books
06HistoryDownload NowCheck Books
07AnthropologyDownload NowCheck Books
08CommerceDownload NowCheck Books
09EducationDownload NowCheck Books
10Social WorkDownload NowCheck Books
11Defence and Strategic StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
12Home ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
14Public AdministrationDownload NowCheck Books
15Population StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
16MusicDownload NowCheck Books
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)Download NowCheck Books
18MaithiliDownload NowCheck Books
19BengaliDownload NowCheck Books
20HindiDownload NowCheck Books
21KannadaDownload NowCheck Books
22MalayalamDownload NowCheck Books
23OriyaDownload NowCheck Books
24PunjabiDownload NowCheck Books
25SanskritDownload NowCheck Books
26TamilDownload NowCheck Books
27TeluguDownload NowCheck Books
28UrduDownload NowCheck Books
29ArabicDownload NowCheck Books
30EnglishDownload NowCheck Books
31LinguisticsDownload NowCheck Books
32ChineseDownload NowCheck Books
33DogriDownload NowCheck Books
34NepaliDownload NowCheck Books
35ManipuriDownload NowCheck Books
36AssameseDownload NowCheck Books
37GujaratiDownload NowCheck Books
38MarathiDownload NowCheck Books
39French (French Version)Download NowCheck Books
French (English Version)Download NowCheck Books
40SpanishDownload NowCheck Books
41RussianDownload NowCheck Books
42PersianDownload NowCheck Books
43RajasthaniDownload NowCheck Books
44GermanDownload NowCheck Books
45JapaneseDownload NowCheck Books
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.Download NowCheck Books
47Physical EducationDownload NowCheck Books
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
50Indian CultureDownload NowCheck Books
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementDownload NowCheck Books
58LawDownload NowCheck Books
59Library and Information ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
62Comparative Study of ReligionsDownload NowCheck Books
63Mass Communication and JournalismDownload NowCheck Books
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreDownload NowCheck Books
66Museology & ConservationDownload NowCheck Books
67ArchaeologyDownload NowCheck Books
68CriminologyDownload NowCheck Books
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
71Folk LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
72Comparative LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).Download NowCheck Books
74Women StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Download NowCheck Books
80GeographyDownload NowCheck Books
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownload NowCheck Books
82Forensic ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
83PaliDownload NowCheck Books
84KashmiriDownload NowCheck Books
85KonkaniDownload Now
87Computer Science and ApplicationsDownload NowCheck Books
88Electronic ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
89Environmental Sciences (EVS)Download NowCheck Books
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.Download NowCheck Books
91PrakritDownload NowCheck Books
92Human Rights and DutiesDownload NowCheck Books
93Tourism Administration and Management.Download NowCheck Books
94BODODownload NowCheck Books
95SantaliDownload NowCheck Books
96Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, PercussionDownload NowCheck Books
97Rabindra SangeetDownload NowCheck Books
98Percussion InstrumentsDownload NowCheck Books
99Drama/TheatreDownload NowCheck Books