List of Recommended Books for UGC NET Paper I

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) every year for the appointment of Assistant Professors and Ph.D. Admissions. The exam is conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Some Changes in UGC NET

  • Instead of 3 papers, there are only 2 papers.
  • The syllabus has been changed w.e.f June 2019 Exam.  Get New Syllabus here
  • The upper age limit for the award of JRF has been increased by 2 years. Earlier, it was 28 years.

UGC NET New Pattern

Paper I is common for all subjects and Paper II is subject specific. Aspirants have to select one subject from the list of 84 subjects for paper II. In this post, we will cover the most popular and user recommended books for paper I. Before that, let’s have a look at the areas covered in the paper.

Syllabus of Paper I

Paper I will consist of questions on teaching and research aptitude, general awareness, reasoning, numerical ability, English language and computer literacy.

Get detailed Syllabus for UGC NET Paper I

Books for preparation of Paper-I are easily available in the market. You can buy a single book covering all the topics. Here we are providing details on the top books recommended by aspirants who studied these books:


Recommended Books for Paper I

No. Book Name Author Books 
1 Study Material for UGC NET Paper I Prepared by Team with the help of JRF Qualified candidates. Get Now
2 Trueman’s UGC NET General Paper I M. Gagan, Sajit Kumar

(Danika Publishing Company)

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3 CBSE UGC NET/ SET/ JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude KVS Madaan

(Pearson Education)

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4 UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude Arihant Experts Buy Book

( English)

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5 UGC NET/ SET Paper 1 MHE Buy Book


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These books have been recommended after considering the customer’s online review and the qualified candiates who studies these books. So, these are the most popular books considered for UGC NET Paper 1 for aspirants. .

In order to gain maximum from the books, follow these tips:

  • Do solve the questions at the end of every topic to evaluate your understanding.
  • Make a notebook to write down the important points from every topic.
  • Solve the practice papers provided at the end of the books.

All the Best.

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Solved Papers of UGC NET exam

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