CSIR NET Paper 1 Books: Recommended Books for Prelims and Mains

CSIR NET Paper 1 Books: NTA conducts CSIR NET exam in online mode, twice a year. Candidates preparing for the exam have an option to perform twice a year and improve their score in the exam. With the wide acceptance of the CSIR NET score, the exam is highly competitive and thus requires a lot of hard work to ace the exam. 

Candidates willing to appear in the exam must prepare a proper strategic plan and stick to it until they achieve their goal. On the track of CSIR NET preparation, one basic requirement that will help you throughout the course of preparation is standard books. 

There is a wide range of CSIR NET books available in the market. Candidates must remember that instead of collecting piles of useless books, they must go for the books recommended by the toppers. This article is intended to provide you with the important CSIR NET Paper 1 Books. 

CSIR NET Paper 1

  • CSIR NET Paper 1 is common in all the subjects i.e. Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences. 
  • The number of questions asked in the exam is 20 and if any candidate wants to appear in the CSIR NET exam, they have to prepare for Paper 1. 
  • The total number of a candidate may score if they perform in the exam is 30. 

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Recommended Books for CSIR NET Paper 1

Below given are some of the important books for the General Aptitude section of CSIR NET exam. These books are highly recommended and definitely help to boost up your preparation. These books are easily available on the e-commerce website such as Amazon.com and Flipkart.com. 

  • CSIR UGC NET (JRF & LS) - For Part A (Quant Master Series) Paperback - Sudesh Sharma
  • CSIR-UGC-NET(Science) Paper I Guide - Karan Deo
  • Acing the Aptitude!: For CSIR-UGC NET JRF/SET/ICMR/GATE and other allied research entry exams by Bishnu Goswami
  • CSIR-NET General Aptitude - A New Outlook  (Paperback, Christy Varghese)
  • Joint CSIR-UGC (NET) JRF and Eligibility for Lectureship in General Aptitude (Part-A) Common Exam Guide 
  • CSIR-UGC-NET General Aptitude, Theory and Practice  (English, Paperback, M.D. Kumar Anand)

CSIR NET Paper 1 - Important Topic

The CSIR NET Paper 1 contains questions from all the topics related to General Aptitude and logical reasoning. Few important topics that the candidates must not miss to prepare are given below: 

Time and Work

Time and Distance



Graphical Representation & Analysis

Series Formation

Sequence and Series

Number and Simplification

Data Interpretation



Quadratic Equation

Ranking and Arrangement




Ratio and Proportion

Surds and Indices

Profit and Loss


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