The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is a government organization that has been set up to assist the qualitative improvement in school education in India. With the aim of building a common education system, NCERT owns the responsibility of developing and publishing the NCERT textbooks. It also develops educational kits and multimedia digital materials to help students with their studies.
CBSE and many state boards are now following the NCERT official textbooks for classes 1 to 12 in their school course curriculum. Not only this, for various competitive examinations like IIT, NEET, UPSC, etc, it is being recommended to refer to the NCERT book. This is because the content in the textbook is developed in a simple and easily understandable way. One can start from basics and can go to a higher level by studying through these books.
|NCERT Full Form||National Council of Educational Research and Training|
|Founder||Government of India|
|Director||Dr. Hrushikesh Senapaty|
|Address||Sri Aurobindo Marg, Delhi, India|
NCERT Official Website provides various study resources to the students studying in different classes. These study materials and more are provided at BYJU’S as well. Going through these study resources without fail helps the students in understanding the details of the course, enabling them to be prepared throughout the academic year. Exam preparation, without a doubt, is much more convenient with these NCERT resources.
You can refer to the Class Wise NCERT Study Materials from the links given below:
NCERT Online Study Material
Here, we have compiled all the study material related to NCERT, as students can see below. Go through this page to access all the NCERT material online for free. Make the most of it while preparing for the exams. Also, we have listed the topics here for students’ convenience. They can directly click on them to get the details related to it.
- NCERT Solutions
- NCERT Books
- NCERT Syllabus
- NCERT Question Papers
- NCERT Exemplars
- NCERT Model Question Papers
- NCERT Notes
- NCERT Non-Printed Material
- NCERT E-Books for States
1. NCERT Solutions
The NCERT books are followed in various CBSE and state board schools. At the end of each chapter, an exercise is provided. Students should solve those exercise questions thoroughly. In the final exam, questions are asked from these NCERT exercise problems. So, they should at least practise once all the exercise problems from the textbooks before the exams. Sometimes students get stuck and are not able to solve the questions. So, to help them we have provided detailed step by step NCERT Solutions for all the classes. These solutions will also help students in writing the answers in a better way from the exam perspective, so that they score more marks in exams.
2. NCERT Books
NCERT textbooks are considered as a bible for the students preparing for the board exams, specially for the CBSE board. Also, various state boards of India like Haryana, Karnataka, etc have started following these books. Although students have the hardcopy of the NCERT books, it’s useful to keep the softcopy as well. Students can access these soft copies anywhere through mobile or tablets and can study from it. To download the NCERT Books in pdf format from class 4 to class 12 for all the subjects, click on the respective link on the table below:
3. NCERT Syllabus
Students should be well versed with the syllabus right at the beginning of the academic session. This will help them in knowing the topics that they will study in each subject during the entire year. Also, they can prepare an effective study plan for themselves. Referring to the NCERT Syllabus, students can easily track all topics they have covered till now and what needs to be completed. Thus, this helps them in finishing the syllabus on time so that they get adequate time for revision.
4. NCERT Question Papers
The question papers are prepared by the CBSE and other boards in accordance with the NCERT exam guidelines. Here, we have provided the question papers for class 6 to 12. By solving them students will get an idea about the question paper pattern, types of questions asked, marks distribution and important topics. These question papers will be more helpful for the class 10 and 12 board exam students.
|NCERT Class 12 Question Papers||NCERT Class 11 Question Papers|
|NCERT Class 10 Question Papers||NCERT Class 9 Question Papers|
|NCERT Class 8 Question Papers||NCERT Class 7 Question Papers|
|NCERT Class 6 Question Papers|
5. NCERT Exemplars
The NCERT Exemplar problems from class 8 to 12 are made available for the students with the aim of developing higher-order thinking and analytical skills among the students. These NCERT Exemplar problems are designed to help students brainstorm. Also, NCERT books have limited questions in the exercise, so, students can practise more questions related to a particular topic. To get the solutions to these NCERT exemplars, visit the link below;
6. NCERT Model Question Papers
NCERT prepare model question papers for class 10 and 12 and provides it to the CBSE. These model papers are prepared as per the guidelines issued by the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005. Following the paper pattern of these model papers, the board exam paper for class 10th and 12th are designed. So, students must go through these NCERT Model Questions Papers at least once from the link provided below. Going through them, they will get an idea about the expected question paper pattern. Also, these papers are provided by the NCERT itself. So, make the most of it by not missing any chance of scoring high marks in the board exams.
7. NCERT Notes Online
Students must build a habit of making notes while studying. It helps them in remembering important points and formulas. Just merely going through the notes students recall all the concepts without going through the textbooks. NCERT Notes are helpful especially during revision. Students get everything written in a short and compiled form. So, here we have provided chapter wise NCERT Notes online for Maths and Science subjects for class 7 to 12 students. Go through them and get key points of each chapter.
8. NCERT Non-Print Material
NCERT aims to provide quality education to the students. The primary focus is to create the students’ interest in learning through Audios, Videos and animated scripts. In support of that, NCERT has provided the non printed material for all class students in digital format online.
The NCERT non-printed material includes:
- Multimedia Packages: These packages are developed by the DCETA, DEAA, and DESM. The multimedia packages are available on the below-mentioned topics and students can purchase them from the NCERT sales counter.
|Topic Name||Applicable for Class||Price|
|Fractions||Class 4||Rs 125/-|
|Locus||Secondary Class||Rs 150/-|
|Milestones in Genetics||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 110/-|
|Photosynthesis||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Hierarchy of Biological Diversity and Organisation||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Ray Optics||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Wave Optics||Class 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|ICT and Curriculum||Develops Basic Skills for Computer Operations||Rs 150/-|
- School Kits: The school kits provide the information related to the list of experiments and activities related to the science and maths subjects for upper primary secondary and senior secondary students. Along with this, the details related to the description of kit items are also provided.
- Audio Programmes: Under this, the description of audio programs for different class students are given.
- Video Programmes: The video programs are also provided for the students to make them understand the difficult topics and concepts in an easy way.
- Scripts: Under this section, some of the topics are explained in a script format by relating them to the real world so that students get the concepts easily.
- Learning Objects: All the necessary study material required for the students to help them in learning are provided.
- Online Course: Some more online courses are provided to enhance and promote student creativity.
- Children’s Literature: This contains the literature books for students.
- Photographs: Some topics, especially of Biology, are well explained by the images and photos.
- Audio Books: Some of the difficult concepts are explained by the audiobook here.
9. NCERT E-Books for States
Other than CBSE, many states of India also follow the NCERT books. We have listed the names of these states below. After some time most of the states will start following the NCERT book in their schools.
- Delhi (SCERT)
- Haryana (SCERT)
- Uttar Pradesh (SCERT)
- Andhra Pradesh (SCERT)
- Karnataka (SCERT)
- Mizoram (SCERT)
- Manipur (SCERT)
Functions of NCERT
NCERT is putting a continuous effort to improve the quality of education in India. Here, we have listed some of its functions:
- To undertake, encourage and coordinate research in areas connected with school education.
- Preparing and publishing the supplementary material, textbook, newsletters, journals, etc.
- Developing educational kits and multimedia digital materials.
- Organizing pre-service and in-service training of teachers.
- Developing and spreading innovative educational techniques and practices.
- Collaborate and network with state educational departments, universities, NGOs and other educational institutions.
- Act as a nodal agency for achieving the goals of the Universalisation of Elementary Education.
- It conducts bilateral cultural exchange programs with other countries related to school education.
- It interacts and works in collaboration with international organizations.
- Offers various training facilities to educational personnel.
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Frequently Asked Questions on NCERT
Are NCERT books enough for JEE?
NCERT books, undoubtedly, is the best reference book available for the JEE preparation. But, when asked if NCERT books are all that we need for the preparation, the answer is NO. We can say that NCERT textbooks are essential, but not sufficient, for the JEE preparation. Though 60-70 % of the questions appearing in the JEE exams are directly from the NCERT textbooks, these books lack the types of questions, MCQs, that are asked in the exam. The books of NCERT do not have enough problems with the JEE difficulty level, hence, students should make sure that they refer to books containing Multiple Choice Questions of higher difficulty level. Students appearing for the JEE Mains and Advance should also practise and solve the previous year question papers as well as sample papers. Since time management plays an important role in the Joint Entrance Examination, students should also learn to manage time. Students can get hands-on experience in solving the exam on time by attempting mock tests available online, at BYJU’S.
Are NCERT books enough for class 10?
The Class 10 question paper revolves around the concepts explained in the NCERT textbook. Hence, we can say that NCERT books are enough for the Class 10 exam preparation. But, if scoring high marks is the aim, then practice is the key. Hence, once done solving the questions given in the NCERT textbook, one should make sure that he/she practices different types of questions from other reference books or online learning portals like BYJU’S.
Are NCERT and CBSE the same?
CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education is a board which is the governing body while NCERT or National Council of Educational Research and Training is the counsel. NCERT is also known as the publishing body or publisher. CBSE schools in India use textbooks published by the NCERT to teach the students.
Are NCERT books going to change?
The HRD minister said that the overall curriculum will be cut down by 50%. As the first step of this reduction, from the beginning of the academic year 2020-2021, the content of the NCERT curriculum will be cut down by 10-15%, he had added. Hence, the NCERT textbooks are supposed to change according to the press release by Prakash Javadekar, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister of India.
Can we download NCERT books?
Yes, we can download NCERT books on the internet. The CBSE provides the NCERT books online at the official website of NCERT in eBook format. You can either download the complete book in zip format or chapter wise in pdf format from the official website, or from BYJU’S.
Can I read NCERT books on kindle?
No, NCERT books are not available on kindle. However, one can download or view online the NCERT books from the official website of NCERT or from BYJU’S.
What is NCERT exemplar?
NCERT Exemplars are basically practice-books that contain additional questions of a higher level, apart from NCERT textbooks, and are meant for providing comprehensive and thorough learning. The NCERT exemplar books accommodate numerous conceptual sums, which cover not only CBSE board exams but also the competitive exams like JEE Mains and JEE advanced.
What is NCERT full form?
The full form of NCERT is The National Council of Educational Research and Training. It is an autonomous organization of the Government of India which was established on 1 September 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable Society under the Societies’ Registration Act. The books published by the NCERT is referred by the schools under CBSE as well as some other state boards of India.
Where to download NCERT books?
The e-book of NCERT can be downloaded by the students from the official website of the NCERT as well as from the website of BYJU’S.
Where to buy NCERT books?
The NCERT books can be bought from the nearest bookstore. The e-book of the NCERT is provided on the official website of NCERT as well as from BYJU’S.