10 advantages of reading NCERT books in comparison to other side books

Sep 6, 2017 09:16 IST

Importance of reading NCERT textbooks
Importance of reading NCERT textbooks

NCERT, which stands for National Council of Education, Research and Training, has been attributed the role of developing as well as distributing textbooks to the students at primary and secondary level. These books are highly useful for the CBSE students and they are described as the best books for scoring more than 95% marks at boards. However, there are a lot of students who segregate their focus by studying other side books as well. Is there any harm in studying the syllabus from other books?


Are NCERT books not good enough for the exams? Well, the answer is that NCERT books are all-inclusive and accomplished in their own sense and CBSE will hardly ask anything beyond these books. The students should read and study from these books in detail. As far as side books are concerned, there is definitely no harm in studying from them, but then, you should be more than 100% sure than you have covered every single line from NCERT. Before jumping to other books, you should completely study the NCERT books.

Ten advantages

Here are ten advantages of reading NCERT books in comparison to other side books during exams:

1. Give you in-depth understanding about complex subjects

The NCERT books are designed for all the students, irrespective of their level of intelligence. These books are meant to clarify and polish your doubts, concepts and give you a thorough understanding about complex topics and subjects.

2. Most of the CBSE Board questions are picked from NCERT books only

It’s a huge myth amongst students that NCERT books do not suffice the CBSE board preparation. The students should know that CBSE asks most of the questions from NCERT books only. You should read and study these books carefully because usually, nothing beyond these books is asked.

3. The important questions at the end of chapters in NCERT are mostly twisted and asked in boards

The NCERT books put up some important questions at the end of chapters. These are fill in the blanks, match the following, descriptive questions or just one word questions. It is important for the students to know all these questions carefully because CBSE twists and put these questions in the board exams most of the times.

4. NCERT books strictly adhere to CBSE curriculum

It is for this reason that these books prove to be of a great use to students. The NCERT books offer in-depth knowledge to the students and are totally in accordance with the CBSE curriculum. By carefully understanding what the NCERT books are trying to say, you can answer any question in your board exams.

5. NCERT books clear your concepts more than the side books

The ideal way of studying for the exams is to first study NCERT books line by line; and clear the concepts very carefully. The students should prepare the notes alongside. Important points should be jotted down so that revision of these points becomes simpler. NCERT books give you better understanding of concepts and this is not provided by other books. You can use the side books as an option, but NCERT should also remain your choice.

6. CBSE itself prescribes NCERT books

CBSE has always prescribed the NCERT books for boards and it itself says that these books are sufficient for the students to score well in the exams. No side book is ever recommended by CBSE. CBSE has also issued a notification to all private schools as to not burden the students with other side books.

7. NCERT books are published in a simple language than other side books

The books prescribed by CBSE, i.e., NCERT books, are written and published in a very simple language, which makes it easy for all the students to understand the concepts. The side books often confuse the students with intricate and double meaning languages. That is why; all the students are strictly advised by CBSE to carefully study NCERT books only.

8. NCERT books save a lot of time in exam preparation

Because the NCERT books are written in very lucid and easy language, therefore they save a lot of time of students in preparing for the exams. These books allow the students to grasp difficult and complex topics and subjects quickly and rather easily.

9. Study from NCERT books for a month and pick past question papers. You will be able to answer them in a flash

Once you stick to NCERT and study from these books religiously for a month, you will see that you are able to answer all the questions from the past papers in a flash. Everything that CBSE asks is from NCERT. Just a few numbers and language is twisted to test your knowledge.

10. NCERT books are enough to score handsome percentage in CBSE boards

Because these books are prescribed by CBSE itself, therefore they are enough for any student to score handsome percentage in exams. The students just need to practise all the back questions of NCERT books several times. And you should answer the questions in similar language as used in NCERT.


There is absolutely no harm in using additional books or reference books or side books. But most of the times, it is seen that these side books deviate the students from their target and confuse them. That is why, it is better to stick to NCERT books and if at all, you wish to refer to side books, do not use a lot of them.

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