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  • Liza Sain Feb-14-2019 07:27:26 AM ( 3 months ago )

    What are best reference book for class 10?

  • Priyanka Chadda Feb-14-2019 07:31:06 AM ( 3 months ago )


    These are most important Books for classes 10th.


    Study from NCERT-text books” and “NCERT-Exemplars first, never ever neglect.

    Additionally study from other reference books mentioned here.

    Best Reference Books

    For Science:

    1. Textbooks by Arya Publishing Company

    2. Textbooks by Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur published by S Chand. There are separate books for physics, chemistry and biology.


    Physics: Pradeep & S Chand

    Chemistry: S Chand

    Biology: Ratna sagar


    Physics: Pradeep, contains extra information to higher standards and competitive exams.

    Chemistry: Evergreen 100% success Sample papers.

    Biology: Dinesh publications super-simplified science, refer only for Biology

    Arihant: Try this for revision and practice only.

    Bharti Bhawan Publication book is better if you don't like biology that much.

    For Math:

    1. Secondary Mathematics by Arya Publishing Company

    2. Mathematics by R.D.Sharma is the best choice as it provides a platform between the basic NCERT concepts and the few HOTS as asked in competitive exams.

    3. But in case you find RD Sharma difficult try among these (PK.Garg/Arihant/RS.Agarwal).

    Evergreen 100% success sample papers.

    For Social Science:

    1. Oswaal's books.

    2. Kundra n Bawa a help-book of Bharti bhawan publication is having good theory.

    3. JPH Publication, FULL MARKS, Evergreen 100% success sample papers.

    For English: Golden Guide (Lakshmi Publications), Together With or Evergreen.

    For Computer: Arihant all in one

    Hindi: Hindi.

    Sanskrit – Together With

    Sample papers:

    U-like Publisher is sufficient for a student for getting more than 90% marks in CBSE examination.

    ‘Exam idea’ and ‘Together with’ books are useful for all subjects.

    Guide books: JPH Publication, MBD Super Refresher.

  • Imran Malik Feb-14-2019 07:32:13 AM ( 3 months ago )


    For English and Hindi I would recommend Arihant all in one.


    For social science, Xam idea. Covers good details.

    For maths, Xam idea. Rd Sharma seemed too intimidating to me.

    For science I would recommend the book Pradeep. Best science book ever. Especially for physics and biology.

    These were the books I used last year in my boards and scored 9.2 cgpa.

    Before using these books I would recommend that you read from NCERT textbooks first because NCERT is given preference in boards. That's where all the questions will be from.

    Then, solve the NCERT questions. Then touch these reference books for additional questions and practise.

    After the preparation, start solving question papers. You can buy sample question papers. I would say you go for Arihant sample questions for each subject. Or you could download sample questions paper from CBSE site with solutions. This would help you understand what and how you need to write.

    Tip: while you will writing answers in exam, do highlight the key points or terms. Getting what I mean? I mean make it easy for the examiner. Try keeping your handwriting good and your work neat with minimum cuttings. But do have time management during exam. Don't leave any question. Whether you know it or not, attempt. And while doing the paper, attempt the questions you know very well. Correct answers will form good impression in the examiner because remember he doesn't know who you are. Understand what the question demands. Don't waste time in writing unnecessary details.

    And Remember whatever you write in these march papers will determine your cgpa so no matter if you didn't perform that well in some subject in 1st term. Your cgpa depends on your this exam.

    I wrote a bit extra didn't I? Lol

    Good luck!

  • Karlie Kloss Feb-14-2019 07:33:34 AM ( 3 months ago )


    There are no best books for any level in education , it is just you who can make the best efforts to learn the best out of the books you have .


    But ya , you can say that , NCERT books don't provide much knowledge to it's readers and that's applicable also . You can not expect a single book to satisfy all types of learners , classified as THE TOPPERS , THE GOOD DO-ERS , THE AVERAGE ONES , THE PASSING MARKS ACHIEVERS AND THE FAILURES .

    So , here it is , the list of all the preferred books to gain much more knowledge about your interesting subjects as well as for the most irritating subjects as well ( According to my personal experience and that of many other QUORArians ):-


    For maths , you may first seek out to complete NCERT syllabus and then go for RD SHARMA or RS AGARWAL , anyone you feel like . You can even go for Reliable to find a more different variety of questions . But to cover up all of them , you have to be slow but steady from the beginning of the session . You cannot start finding questions from these books at the end of the session .

    Use any of the sample papers available in the market , as long as there is a variety of questions . As all you need in this subject is revision.

    An advice for all is that , always attempt the paper in backwards direction , i.e. first 4 markers , 3 markers , 2 markers and then 1 markers .

    THE TWO LANGUAGES i.e. English And Hindi

    I am classifying both of them under one category as there is not much you can do differently in them.

    An important advice for all is that don't focus all of the session in doing the literature part . It is very easy to do and even if you read the book 2–3 times and memorise the summary properly , just before the exam you can score almost full marks in literature part .

    In English , the literature costs only 20 marks ( except the novel for 10 marks ) , and leaves behind a massive 50 marks portion of grammar and writing part .

    In Hindi , the literature again costs 30 marks with 50marks of grammar and writing part .

    For the part of reference books for English , you can use BBC literature for revision and seeing a variety of questions and also to pick one liners from the answers . Also , Full Marks has brought a SUPER 20 category of sample papers , which you can use for extra revision.

    For Hindi , use XAM IDEA for finding out good questions and use Together With Class 10 Hindi sample papers for revision .


    For science , completion of NCERT is necessary along with the back questions , as most of them are asked in the exam .

    Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur 's books for Physics And Chemistry are perfect to act as reference books .

    You can use Together with for Biology as it contains a large variety of questions , and I like it for my experience .

    For science , I specially didn't use any sample papers , because all you can do is go through the syllabus .

    Social Science

    Most of the students consider this subject as a freaking and frightening ghost , which has just come to kick their ass in their life . This category included me also , until half of the session .

    Then I realized that there is no use and time for fearing from this subject , as this is the last year dude . After that , I can choose my favorite subjects . So , just to complete this year , I should study it .

    Wait , I got a little distracted . Where was I ……

    Ya , so you don't need any reference books for this subject . Just stick to NCERT and what your teacher teaches you . If you are a dumbass at this subject , use Evergreen book . By this , I mean just learn it by heart . Most of the questions will be changed a little in the exam , but the answers that you'll have to give will be the same .

    You can use Full Marks' SUPER 20 sample papers for revision .

    So , that's it from my part .

    I hope my answer satisfies you all , and if yes then please hit that upvote button .

    Happy Learning !!!

  • Deepak Parmar Feb-14-2019 07:34:49 AM ( 3 months ago )


    Hello friend,


    The books which I feel are best and recommend for class 10 term-2 are as follows-

    • Science- Together with. Also, Xam Idea is good. There are good and high order thinking skills questions in both the books. If you face problems with particular subject in science (physics, biology, chemistry) then Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur books are best!
    • Maths- R.S Aggarwal and R.D Sharma books. New editions of Dr. V.K Soni are also helpful.
    • English- U-like book is best!
    • S.ST- U-like is good but I prefer Xam Idea. Xam idea has more simplified and easy to understand answers as compared to U-like.
    • Hindi/Sanskrit/French/or any other language- U-like are helpful. But, most of the times, books suggested by teachers are much more helpful.

    And yes, don’t forget to do NCERTs as well!

    Hope it helps :)

    Thank you for reading!

  • Ayushi Jain Feb-14-2019 07:35:50 AM ( 3 months ago )


    Each subject plays an important role in Class 10. Well, to help you, we have not only come up with effective reference books for CBSE class 10 board exam . There are also question papers given in the same link above, do practice them for your better preparation. Follow these tips on each subject to help you study better.


    Subject Wise Tips


    Organizing is the key to success. Organize your study and get a good grip on the fundamental concepts of physics. This can be the key to ace the exam.


    Chemistry is a high scoring subject. But, this doesn’t mean it is easy. It requires concentration and dedication. Make sure that you really understood the whole concept of a chapter before you proceed to the next one.


    The toughest part of studying biology is remembering the different terms in respect to their functions. Therefore, you need to make yourself familiarize with these terms by practicing them again and again.

    Study Well, Good luck!

  • Vikrant Srivastava Feb-14-2019 07:36:49 AM ( 3 months ago )


    Let me start with Science-

    Lakhmeer Singh and Manjeet Kaur (S CHAND publications). The explanation is crisp and the books are photographic. Even a non-reader can enjoy their books.

    And Mathematics?

    Get this right, you may practice those topics you don’t understand well from RD Sharma, but I won’t recommend you solving the entire book. As soon as you rack up your NCERT, take down those previous years’ (U-like).

    And now, the most important part, don’t even touch any reference books/guides for SST, Enlglish, Hindi etc. I tried the best-selling Hindi reference in 10th, only to realise that it is filled up with answers which could be written even by a 10 year old. Plus, you can understand well from NCERT alone when it comes to languages and arts.

    Don’t get me wrong, do buy previous years’ for all subjects, but be very cautious when it comes to non-Science subjects. The U-Like answers for English, Hindi etc are terrible. I would recommend you solving them by yourself and getting them checked by your teacher.

    I tried Shiv Das for SST. No, it’s not a good book. Some answers are good while others are just stupid, idiotic, NCERT copy-pastes. Many of the answers just don’t answer the question, but foolishly wander around the topic in circular motion, a characteristic of non-meritorious Arts students.

  • Katie George Feb-14-2019 07:38:32 AM ( 3 months ago )

    Best Reference Books for Class X

    CBSE Class 10 Maths Book

    R.D. Sharma

    R.S. Aggarwal

    CBSE Class 10 English Book

    English Communicative – Oswaal School Books

    CBSE Class 10 Science Book – Physics

    Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

    Principles of Physics S. Chand Book – N.k Chowdhry

    Fundamentals of Physics – Pradeep Publication

    CBSE Class 10 Science Book – Chemistry

    Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

    CBSE Class 10 Science – Biology Book

    Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

    CBSE Books for Class 10 Social Science

    Xam Idea for Social Science – Editorial Board

    S. Chand for Social Science – N.k Chowdhry

    All in One Social Science CBSE Class 10 – Arihant

    Golden Guide for Social Science – Sudha Rastogi, S.A. Siddiqui, J.P. Singhal & Dr. Gulshan Rai

    CBSE Class 10 Hindi Book

    Navyug Hindi Vyakaran


  • Arminder Gill Feb-14-2019 07:40:14 AM ( 3 months ago )


    For maths first you need to complete your ncert then if you feel like and you “can” just go through the examples of rd sharma. After that trying some sample papers(preferably from u like) is a must, you can even skip rd sharma if there is lack of time but don't leave sample papers.


    For science stick to ncert and practise numerical problems of mole cocept and all the electricity related chapters of physics. I never enjoyed biology so just cramed my class notes and some ncert text . Don't forget to practise diagrams for biology.

    For social studies you need to remember everything. So if you can learn the text from your ncert and write your answers then go for it otherwise u like has copied the whole ncert but presented it in question answer form which makes it a bit easy to remember besides one mark objective questions are also helpful(if they still come in exam).

    Hope it helps.

    All the best.

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