Top Recommended Books for CSIR NET Life Sciences Exam Preparation

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Dr. Pooja Kumari

BSc, MSc, MPhil and PhD, University of Delhi, India. 

Former Assistant Professor, Panjab University


I have personal biases, nor do I promote or endorse any specific books or authors. However, there are many books written by foreign authors that can be useful for preparing for the CSIR NET Life Sciences exam. Some popular ones include:

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter.
  2. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by David L. Nelson and Michael M. Cox.
  3. Principles of Genetics by Robert H. Tamarin.
  4. Biochemistry by Lubert Stryer.
  5. Molecular Biology by Robert Weaver.
  6. Developmental Biology by Scott F. Gilbert.
  7. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments by Gerald Karp.
  8. Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach by Dee Unglaub Silverthorn, Tortora and Guyton.
  9. Immunology by Janeway, Travers, Kuby.
  10. Medical Physiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine by Rodney A. Rhoades and David R. Bell.

Remember, it is important to choose a book that fits your level of understanding and has comprehensive coverage of the CSIR NET Life Sciences syllabus.

Originally published May 2, 2019