Reference Books for UGC NET (Home Science)


National Eligibility Test (NET) in Home Science conducted by the Union Grants Commission (UGC) consists of three papers. Paper I is on general aptitude and reasoning skills where as paper II and III are subject-based. There are many reference books available to prepare for all three papers.

Examination Pattern of UGC NET (Home Science)

Paper I has questions on research aptitude, logical reasoning, general knowledge, current affairs etc.

Paper II (also called Part A) is subject – based. Paper II contains 50 objective type questions. The questions can be multiple choice, True/False, Assertion/Reasoning or Matching type. Paper II carries 100 marks.

Paper III (also called Part B) also contains questions from various topics under Home Science. It is a descriptive paper. Candidates are required to answer 10 short answer questions. Each question carries 16 marks. There is an elective section within this paper that carries 40 marks. Candidates can choose one particular elective section.

Reference Books for UGC NET (Home Science)

A number of books are available to prepare for UGC NET (Home Science) exam. Aspirants can refer the following books by various authors:

  • UGC - JRF & Lectureship Paper I Teaching and Research Aptitude by Dr. M S Ansari
  • UGC NET Digest Teaching and Research Aptitude (General Paper - I) by Dr. M. L. Kamlesh
  • UGC NET/JRF/SLET Teaching & Research Aptitude (General Paper-I) by Lal Jain, K. C. Vashistha
  • UGC University Grants Commission NET/SET for Lectureship Exam (Paper I) by Sajit Kumar, M. Gagan
  • UGC University Grants Commission NET/SET for Lectureship Exam Paper I (Compulsory) - As per new syllabus by GKP
  • Home Science (Reference for UGC, NET, JRF) by V. L. Yadla
  • Home Science UGC NET / SLET Paper II by Navneeta Kaur Sokhi
  • Modern UGC NET/SLET: Home Science by A Team of Experts
  • UGC- Net/JRF Home Science by Upkar Prakashan
  • UGC NET/SLET Home Science Paper II by Rao S.
  • Practice Work Book - UGC NET/JRF/SLET Teaching & Research Aptitude (General Paper-I) by Sanjay Gupta

Candidates should also refer textbooks studied during the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme in Home Science. In addition to these books, candidates can also refer journals and websites on related topics for a more comprehensive overview. Magazines and books containing information regarding current affairs and general knowledge will also be useful.

Aspirants can prepare as per the syllabus prescribed for Home Science by UGC. The syllabus can be downloaded from the UGC website. Candidates should choose an elective that has adequate reference materials. Choosing an elective earlier gives the candidate enough time to prepare thoroughly.



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    Sindu windsor:

    Reference books Ugc Net (psychology)..?

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    Pls send me the syallabus and question format for SLET exam. Am Msc.,M.phil., in Chemistry..

    and also the type of exam in SLET exam