National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is a government organisation that has been set up to assist in the qualitative improvement of school education in India. With the aim of building a common education system, the NCERT owns the responsibility of developing and publishing 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 but 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|
The NCERT Official Website provides various resources to 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 understand 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.
Students 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 materials related to NCERT, as given below. Go through this page to access all the NCERT materials 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 them.
- 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 practise all the exercise problems from the textbooks before the exams, at least once. 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 the exams.
2. NCERT Books
NCERT textbooks are important for students preparing for the board exams, especially for the CBSE board. Also, various state boards of India, like Haryana, Karnataka, etc., have started following these books. Although students have the hard copy of the NCERT books, it’s useful to keep the soft copy as well. Students can access these soft copies anywhere through mobile or tablets and can study from them. To download the NCERT Books in PDF format from Classes 4 to 12 for all the subjects, click on the respective link in the table below.
3. NCERT Syllabus
Students should become familiar 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 completing 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 Board exam guidelines. Here, we have provided the question papers for Classes 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 Classes 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 Classes 8 to 12 are made available for the students with the aim of developing higher-order thinking and analytical skills among 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 links below.
6. NCERT Model Question Papers
NCERT prepares model question papers for Classes 10 and 12 and provides them 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 Classes 10 and 12 is designed. So, students must go through these NCERT Model Questions Papers at least once from the links 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 remember important points and formulas. Going through the notes, students can 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 Classes 7 to 12 students. Go through them and get the key points of each chapter.
8. NCERT Non-Print Material
NCERT aims to provide quality education to students. The primary focus is to create the students’ interest in learning through audio, videos and animated scripts. In support of that, NCERT has provided 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||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 110/-|
|Photosynthesis||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Hierarchy of Biological Diversity and Organisation||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Ray Optics||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|Wave Optics||Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12||Rs 150/-|
|ICT and Curriculum||Develops Basic Skills for Computer Operations||Rs 150/-|
- School Kits: The school kits provide 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, details related to the description of kit items are also provided.
- Audio Programmes: Under this, the description of audio programs for different class students is given.
- Video Programmes: The video programs are also provided for the students to help them understand 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 materials required for the students to help them in learning are provided.
- Online Course: Some more online courses are provided to enhance and promote students’ creativity.
- Children’s Literature: This contains literature books for students.
- Photographs: Some topics, especially Biology, are well explained by the images and photos.
- Audiobooks: Some of the difficult concepts are explained in audiobooks.
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 into improving 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 supplementary materials, textbooks, newsletters, journals, etc.
- Developing educational kits and multimedia digital materials.
- Organising 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 programmes with other countries related to school education.
- It interacts and works in collaboration with international organisations.
- Offers various training facilities to educational personnel.
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Frequently Asked Questions on NCERT
What does NCERT mean?
The full form of NCERT is The National Council of Educational Research and Training. It is an autonomous organisation 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 are referred by the schools under CBSE, as well as some other state boards of India. NCERT was set up to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education.
Are NCERT and CBSE the same?
The CBSE, or Central Board of Secondary Education, is a board which is the governing body, while the NCERT, or National Council of Educational Research and Training, is the council. NCERT is also known as the publishing body or publisher. CBSE schools in India use textbooks published by the NCERT to teach students.
What are the Study Materials provided by NCERT?
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, etc., are some of the study materials provided by BYJU’S.
What is the full form of NCERT?
The full form NCERT is the National Council of Educational Research and Training.
Does CBSE use NCERT?
Around 90% of books recommended by the central board are compiled by NCERT. The questions asked in Classes 10 and 12 final exams are taken almost directly from the NCERT books. Not only the board exams but also the exams conducted in the other classes are dependent on NCERT books.
What is the NCERT Exemplar?
NCERT Exemplars are practice books that contain additional questions of a higher level, apart from NCERT textbooks, and are meant to provide comprehensive and thorough learning. The NCERT exemplar books accommodate numerous conceptual sums, which cover not only CBSE board exams but also competitive exams, like JEE Mains and JEE advanced.
Where to download NCERT books?
The e-book of NCERT can be downloaded by the students from the official website of NCERT, as well as from the website of BYJU’S.