Best books for CSIR NET Life Science

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Topic Wise Books for CSIR NET Life Science


  1. Immunology by Kuby
  2. Essential Immunology by Ivan M. Roitt
  3. Immunology (Schaum’s series) By Pinchuk
  4. Immunology (Instant notes) by Lydyard


  1. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by David L Nelson
  2. Biochemistry: International Edition by Stryer, Berg and Tymoczko
  3. Principles of Biochemistry by Voet, Pratt, and Voet
  4. ENZYMES: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Clinical Chemistry, 2/E by Trevor Palmer and Philip Bonner
  5. Plant Biochemistry by Walter
  6. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of plants by Bob Buchanan
  7. Enzymes by Palmer
  8. Theory and Problems of Biochemistry by Kuchel
  9. Biochemistry (Instant notes) by Hames & Hooper


  1. Principles of Genetics by D. Peter Snustad and Michael J Simmons
  2. Gene IX by Benjamin Lewin
  3. Principles of gene manipulations by Sandy B Primrose Dr. Richard Twyman
  4. Genetics: A Conceptual Approach by Benjamin A. Pierce
  5. Concept of Genetics by William S. Klug
  6. Genetics: Principles and Analysis by Daniel L Hartl and Elizabeth W. Jones
  7. Principles of Genetics by Tamarin
  8. Principles of Genetics by D Peter Snustad, and Michael J Simmons
  9. Genetics: Analysis of Gene and Genomes by Hartl & Ruvolo
  10. Genetics by BD Singh

Cell and Molecular Biology

  1. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments by Gerald Karp
  2. Cell And Molecular Biology / 8th Edition by Robertis De
  3. The Cell: A Molecular Approach by Geoffrey M. Cooper, and Robert E. Hausman
  4. Molecular Biology of the Gene by James D. Watson
  5. Molecular Biology of the Cell – Bruce Alberts
  6. Cell Biology by C. B. Powar
  7. Molecular Biology of Cells by B. Alberts, D. Bray
  8. The World of the Cell by Wayne & Lewis
  9. Molecular Cell Biology by Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser
  10. Molecular cell biology by J.Darnell, H.Lodish, & D. Baltimore
  11. Molecular Biology by David Clark
  12. Molecular Biology By Weaver
  13. Molecular Biology (Instant Notes) by McLennan
  14. Theory and problems of Molecular and Cell Biology by Stansfield

Developmental Biology

  1. Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert
  2. Principles of Development 5e by Martinez Arias Wolpert and Tickle


  1. Evolution by Strickberger
  2. The Evolution Handbook by Vance Ferrell
  3. Theory of Evolution by Dawkins & Maynard
  4. Organic Evolution by Veer Bala Rastogi

Plant Physiology

  1. Plants Physiology by Eduardo Zeiger and Lincoln Taiz
  2. Plant Physiology by Ross and Salisbury
  3. Introductory Plant Biology by Stern
  4. Biology of Plants by Raven
  5. Plant Pathology by Agrios
  6. Plant Physiology by Taiz
  7. Plant Breeding Principles and Methods by B.D. Singh
  8. Plant Biology (Instant Notes) by Lack and Evans

Animal Physiology

  1. Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology by Graaff
  3. Animal Biology (Instant Notes) by Jurd
  4. Essentials of Animal Physiology – Rastogi
  5. Medical physiology by Guyton
  6. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora and Bryan H. Derrickson
  7. Human Anatomy and Physiology by R. Rhees, Kent Van De Graaff, and Sidney Palmer
  8. Human Physiology (Instant Notes) By McLaughlin
  9. Principles of Animal Physiology by Christopher D. Moyes and Patricia M. Schulte


  1. Microbiology by Prescott
  2. Microbiology by Pelczar
  3. Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Madigan
  4. Microbiology by Tortora
  5. Microbiology (Instant Notes) By Baker


  1. Bioinformatics by Baevanis & Oullette
  2. Introduction to Bioinformatics by Lesk
  3. Bioinformatics (Instant Notes) by Hodgman


  1. Ecology: Principles And Applications by JL Chapman and MJ Reiss
  2. Elements of Ecology By Smith & Smith
  3. Basic Ecology: Fundamentals of Ecology – Eugene P. Odum
  4. Ecology: Theories and Application by Peter Stiling
  5. Ecology and Environment – PD Sharma

Methods in Biology

  1. Biophysical Chemistry (Principles and Techniques) By Upadhyay
  2. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by Wilson and Walker

Applied Biology

  1. Genomes 3 by T.A. Brown
  2. Principles of Fermentation Technology by Stanbury
  3. Plant Breeding Principles & Methods by B.D. Singh
  4. Environmental Biotechnology by Evans & Furlong
  5. Introduction To Plant Tissue Culture by Razdan MK
  6. Industrial Microbiology by Casida

Recombinant DNA Technology

  1. Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual by Joseph Sambrook and David Russell
  2. Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis by TA Brown
  3. DNA Technology by Alcamo
  4. Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics by Sandy B. Primrose and Richard Twyman
  5. Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics by Campbell
  6. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA by Bernard R. Glick and Jack J. Pasternak

CSIR NET Life Science Books for Practice

1. CSIR NET LIFE SCIENCES Vol -03 Fourth Edition

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Best book for CSIR NET LIFE SCIENCES. This book covers all syllabus of CSIR NET life sciences with sufficient number of MCQs. This book also includes 15 years sorted MCQs and are divided with separate units. The whole syllabus of Life Science is divided into 13 parts and each part contributes equal share in the exam. This module of book includes UNIT 9-The diversity of Life Forms –10-Ecological Principles —11- Evolution and Behaviour—12-Applied Biology —13-Methods in Biology

2. 2021 EDITION Ace The Race – Plus: MCQs for CSIR UGC NET Life Sciences (JRF & LS) (Set of 2 Volumes: Vol 1- 8000 MCQs & Vol 2 – Answers & Explanations) by Nitin Sharma

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Designed according to the latest syllabus of CSIR-UGC NET Life Sciences, Ace the Race Plus a set of two volumes 1 and 2 is the biggest and most accurate question Bank comprises of 8000 high-quality multiple-choice questions with answers and detailed explanations. Volume 1 comprises of 8000 Questions and Volume 2 comprises of solutions to those 8000 questions. The questions are divided as per the syllabus units. The explanations provide a strong conceptual grasp over topics. The questions designed for focused preparation of CSIR- UGC NET Life sciences, GATE, DBT- JRF, IIsc, TIFR, BARC, ISRO, JEST, DRDO & other life sciences examinations.

3. Capsule for CSIR NET Life Science by IIT Kharagpur Debasish Kar

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CSIR conducts the most prestigious National Eligibility Test (NET) examination for both research (JRF) and lectureship (LS) category in the Life Science domain. There are two types of questions; 2 (fundamental) and 4 (research based) marks asked in the NET examination. We have framed our book into two sections; unit-wise sorted questions from previous years followed by model questions for vigorous practices. We have sorted out last 15 year of questions into unit-wise as par CSIR syllabus. In the model questions we have then sandwiched two similar module of CSIR into one chapter and subsequently framed questions as per CSIR 2 and 4 marks type. There are a total of 250 and 75 questions of CSIR 2 and 4 marks category respectively. All the answers are written with detail explanations to make students doubt free while answering any question of the book. This book will also be helpful to the PhD aspirants through DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, JNU-PhD, TIFR/ NCBS Int-PhD program across all discipline of Biological Sciences. Table of Contents Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology Cellular Organization Fundamental Processes Cell Communication and Cell Signaling Developmental Biology System Physiology – Plant System Physiology – Animal Inheritance Biology Diversity of Life Forms Ecological Principles Evolution and Behavior Applied Biology Methods in Biology. NO 1 BOOK FOR PART C!

4. Pathfinder Academy : CSIR-JRF-NET Life Sciences Book Combo Set with Ecology by Pranav Kumar & Usha Mina

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It includes seven books for the preparation of csir-jrf-net (life Sciences) and other examinations like ICMR, GATE, dbt-jrf, II SC, JNU entrance examinations. Life Science, fundamentals and practice part I and Part II: life Science, fundamentals and practice is available in two parts covering everything that one need to know to qualify csir-jrf-net or related examination like ICMR, GATE, dbt-jrf without overwhelming themselves with unnecessary information. It covers essential fundamentals and techniques that will improve one’s comprehension and help them perform better in the examinations. Fundamentals and techniques of Biophysics and molecular biology: this textbook has the primary goal to teach students about theoretical principles and applications of the key Biophysical and molecular methods used in biochemistry and molecular biology. Mcqs, life Sciences and Biotechnology: this book is an exclusive fundamentals search based package of multiple choice questions, are basically designed for students to help them revise, consolidate and polish their knowledge and skills. Test and Evaluation for life Sciences: this book is designed for students to help them revise, consolidate and polish their knowledge and skills. It contains CSIR-NET previous Year’s Solved Papers that may test the candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and application of scientific understandings. Csir-jrf-net General Aptitude theory and practice: this book has been developed to augment the preparation of part A of the CSIR-NET examination in various subjects such as life Sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences etc. Fundamentals of ecology and Environment: This book has been written for a broad span of readers spanning from undergraduate students to researchers. Although, the content and text flow has been kept very simple, recent updates and events have also been included in the textbook.

5. COMBO: CSIR-JRF-NET: Life Sciences Fundamentals And Practice Part 1 & Part 2 by Pranav Kumar, Usha Mina

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Life Science, Fundamentals and Practice is available in two parts and covers everything that one need to know to qualify CSIR-JRF-NET or related examination like ICMR, GATE, DBT-JRF. It covers essential fundamentals and techniques that will improve one’s comprehension and help them perform better in the examinations. It includes hundreds of problems and self tests with solutions so as to give reader an examples of precisely the kind of questions they will find in the exams. Each chapter contains logically organized information according to the trend and pattern of CSIR-JRF-NET and other examinations. It is an easy-to-follow study guide which focuses on fundamentals and concepts with expanded coverage of critical topics with clear and simple illustrations. These two books enable the reader to grasp the subject quickly and easily and also offer a structured approach to learning.
Table of Contents
Life Sciences: Fundamentals and Practice Part – I: Biomolecules and Catalysis, Bioenergetics and Metabolism, Cell Structure and Functions, Prokaryotes and Viruses, Immunology, Diversity of Life
Life Sciences: Fundamentals and Practice Part – II: Genetics, Recombinant DNA technology, Plant Physiology and Development, Human Physiology, Ecology, Evolution

6. CSIR NET/JRF Life Sciences MCQ Practice book, Twelfth Edition by Rupendra Singh, Dr. Anubha Shukla, Dr. Shama Shukla

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This Twelfth edition of the latest and most updated book contains more than 4200 questions. These questions are extremely useful for students preparing for competitive examinations like CSIR/ARS/ICMR/GATE/DBT and others. It’s a best seller in its class for last 11 years.

7. UGC-CSIR NET Life Sciences -Explanations and Solutions by Debasish Kar

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8. CSIR NET JRF Fundamentals of Life Sciences Vol – II, Third Edition by Rupendra Singh

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This Volume will cover subjects like Cell biology, Biochemistry, Developmental biology, Methods in biology & Immunology, whose understanding is necessary to qualify CSIR NET/JRF or related examination like ICMR, GATE, DBT-JRF. Topics in each subject are presented in a very simple language and with the help of plenty of illustrations and diagrams which will help student in developing better understanding. Coverage of topics is very updated and comprehensive.

9. CSIR UGC NET/JRF Life Science Topic Wise Sorted Questions by Kailash Choudhary

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The idea of the book entitled “UGC CSIR NET/JRF life science topic wise solved questions” was born because of the lack of any all-inclusive book to plan strategy for entry level Life science competitive examinations in particular conducted by CSIR, GATE, State and National Eligibility Test, but not limited to. This CSIR NET JRF life science previous question papers book covers all topics of Life Sciences under 13 chapters namely, 1. Biochemistry, 2. Cell Biology, 3. Molecular Biology, 4.Signaling, Cancer and Immunology, 5. Developmental Biology 6. Plant Physiology, 7.Animal Physiology, 8. Genetics, 9.Diversity in Life Forms, 10. Ecology, 11.Evolution, 12. Applied biology and 13. Methods in Biology Each chapter has topic wise sorted basic and applied conceptual questions for practice asked in exams of NTA-UGC-CSIR lifescience. The ultimate purpose of this book is to equip the reader with brainstorming challenges and solution for lifescience and applied aspect examinations. It contains predigested information on the entire academic subject of lifescience for good understanding, assimilation, self-evaluation, and reproducibility. Although I have made every effort to make the book error free, I am under no illusion. I welcome comments, criticism and suggestions from the readers to evolve the contents. It is one of the Best Reference Guides that will help every student irrespective of the academic background to perceive elementary mathematics right. In order to boost preparation for the examination, candidates can work on the practice model questions provided in this book.

10. CSIR NET JRF Fundamentals of Life Sciences Vol – I, Third Edition by Rupendra Singh

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Fundamentals of Life Sciences is available in two volumes that will cover all the subjects whose understanding is necessary to qualify CSIR NET/JRF or related examination like ICMR, GATE, DBT-JRF. Second Edition of this Vol I contains subjects like Genetics, Molecular Biology, Ecology & Evolution and Plant Physiology. Topics in each subject are presented in a very simple language and with the help of plenty of illustrations and diagrams. It will help in developing better understanding for the reader. Coverage of topics is very comprehensive and information provided is in line with current knowledge. This third edition book contains new chapter on various important topics which will be very helpful to the students.

11. Test & Evaluation: Life Sciences / Biotechnology by Kumar Pranav & Mina Usha

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This is such a excellent book which cover all important topics related to exams and a decent one to upgrade your knowledge for the respective topic very clearly. Csir-jrf-net General Aptitude theory and practice: this book has been developed to augment the preparation of part A of the CSIR-NET examination in various subjects such as life Sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences etc.

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