When it comes to prepare for the board exams and score optimum marks, most of the students often waste their time deciding the right study material out of the plenteous options available in the market. Many of the students end up choosing the wrong study materials which may even lead them to failure. National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) has been attributed the role of developing as well as distributing textbooks to the students at primary and secondary level. These books, generally named as NCERT books, are highly useful for the CBSE students as they cover the whole CBSE syllabus for class 1 to 12 and focus on fundamentals to help the students with basic concepts.
Explanation: Being the most basic books and written in very simple language, lucid and neutral perspective makes NCERTs as the base for the entire preparation. One will get most of their basic covered for the geography and history from these books. Secondly, mains answer writing language should be similar to the writing style of these books which make them as the fundamental element while preparing for the Mains examination.
Now let us analyse from Prelims and Mains perspective:
- Every year at least 35-40 prelims questions are directly asked from the NCERTs.
If you read one book for the prelims it also comes handy in the mains. For Example, Geography NCERTs of class 11 and 12 and History NCERT of class 10 and 11 are the most comprehensive books which must be read by every aspirant.
- It helps in planned study otherwise, you may be lost in the vast ocean of data and coaching materials.
- If you are planning to choose humanities optional and you are from the non-humanities background, then study of these books will help in choosing the right optional and further, it may help in your optional paper too.
How to read NCERTs?
This is the part where one has ample of resources and multiple ways. You may choose whatever suits you the best as per your capability and the planning. For example, One may start with a section such as a history and will read all history NCERTs. Other may move from class 6 NCERTs to Class 7 NCERTs to 8,9,10,11 and finally 12th standard. However, the most optimal way of doing NCERTs is:
- Underline in the 1st reading.
- Read and optimise the underlined stuff in the 2nd reading.
- Make crisp notes of NCERTs in the final reading and from now onwards forget those books and just rely on your notes.
- Revise them monthly and after 4-5 iterations, you will reach the level that you may require around 4-5hours only to revise entire NCERT books from class 6 to class 12.
- Always remember, it’s not about reading and finishing the books but to remember those concepts, facts then recall them in the prelims and reproduce them in the mains examination.
Thus NCERTs must be studied and prepared in such a way that it can be revised in 10-12 hours only. Never give up on the hard work, it will pay off someday if not today.
We have bunch of NCERT books are available. All books with their reference link are available below and you can download it for free without any redirection or promotional survey or any kind of distraction.
- Social Science – Social and Political Life 1
- Social Science – Our past 1
- Social Science – The earth our Habitat
- Social Science – Our Past – ii
- Social Science – Our Environment
- Social Science – Social and Political Life 2
- Social History – Our Past 3 Part 1
- Social History – Our Past 3 Part 2
- Social Geography – Resources and Development
- Social Science – Social and Political Life 3
- Social History – India and the Contemporary World 1
- Social Geography – Contemporary India 1
- Social Economics – Economics
- Social Civics – Democratic Politics 1
- Social History – India and the Contemporary World 2
- Social Geography – Contemporary India 2
- Social Economics – Understanding Economic Development
- Social Civics – Democratic Politics 2
- Statistics for Economics
- Sociology Society – Understanding Society
- Sociology Introducing
- Psychology – Introduction to Psychology
- Political Science – Theory
- Political Science – Constitution
- Physics 1
- Physics 2
- Sociology – Indian Society
- World History – Themes in World History
- Physical Geography
- India Physical Environment
- Economics – Indian Economic Development
- Computer Communication
- Chemistry 1
- Chemistry 2
- Business Study
- Sociology – Social Change and Development in India
- Sociology – Indian Society
- Political Science – Contemporary World Politics
- Political Science Part 2
- Physics Part 1
- Physics Part 2
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- History – Themes in indian History 1
- History – Themes in indian History 2
- History – Themes in indian History 3
- Geography – Indian people and Economy
- Geography – Fundamental of Human Geography
- Economics – Introductory Micro EconomicsEconomics – Introductory Macroeconomics
- Chemistry Part 1
- Chemistry Part 2
- Business Studies 1
- Business Studies 2
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