Reference Books for CSIR-UGC NET (Life Science)


Molecular Biology, Inheritance Biology, Developmental Biology, etc are some of the topics covered under CSIR-UGC NET (Life Science) examination. Prescribed books for master degree in life science streams can be used for reference while preparing for this exam.

Main Topics in CSIR-UGC NET (Life Science) Syllabus

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes related to DNA
  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • Applied Biology
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Inheritance Biology
  • Methods in Biology
  • System Physiology - Animal
  • System Physiology - Plant

Reference Books for CSIR-UGC NET (Life Science)

  • Developmental Biology by S.F. Gilbert
  • DNA Technology by Alcamo l
  • Ecology by PD Sharma
  • Ecology by smith and smith
  • Endocrinology by Mac E. Hadley
  • Essential Cell Biology by Bruce Albert, Dennis Bray, Karen Hopkin
  • Evolution by Monroe W. Strickberger
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology by Pal J.K. and Saroj Ghaskadbi, Publi
  • Introduction to Biological Membrane by D Chapman
  • An Introduction to Embryology by B I ┬áBalinsky
  • Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology by P. J. Bentley
  • Developmental Biology by R. M. Twyman
  • Molecular and Cellular Biophysics by Meyer B Jackson
  • Molecular Biology by D Roberties
  • Molecular Biology by Weaver R
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, Martin Raff, Julian Lewis, Alexander Johnson, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter
  • Molecular Cell Biology by Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A
  • Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish
  • Physiological Systems in Insects by Klowden, M. J
  • Plant Breeding by B.D. Singh
  • Plant Physiology by Taiz L and Zeiger E
  • Plant physiology by Wadsworth
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by G. J. Tortora and B. Derrickson
  • Principles of Animal Physiology by C. D. Moyes and P. M. Schulte
  • Principles of Development by Lewis Wolpert
  • Principles of Gene Manipulation by Primrose S., Twyman R
  • Principles of genome analysis and genomics by Prirose S., Twyman R
  • Principles of Insect Morphology by Snodgrass
  • Text book of Medical Physiology by A. C. Guyton and J. E. Hall
  • The Cell Molecular Approach by G Cooper & R Hausman
  • The Insects: Structure, Function and Biodiversity by Ambrose
  • The World of the Cell by Wayne M. Becker, Lewis J. Kleinsmith, Jeff Hardin
  • This is Biology: The Science of Living world by Mayr, M
  • Vertebrate Endocrinology by D. O. Norris

Other than the books mentioned here, candidate can visit various education portals or can use e-books for reference purpose.



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    simalin samal:

    i want to know which fundamental books or guides are good for Csir NET life science for lectureship and how can i prepare for short time

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    how i will crack the csir&icmr exam ? plzreply me at my mail i.d.