NCERT stands for The National Council of Educational Research and Training. It  is an autonomous organisation set up in 1961 by the Government of India to assist and advise the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative improvement in school education. 

The major objectives of the council and its constituent units are to: undertake, promote and coordinate research in areas related to school education; prepare and publish model textbooks, supplementary material, newsletters, journals and develops educational kits, multimedia digital materials, etc. organise pre-service and in-service training of teachers; develop and disseminate innovative educational techniques and practices; collaborate and network with state educational departments, universities, NGOs and other educational institutions; act as a clearing house for ideas and information in matters related to school education; and act as a nodal agency for achieving the goals of Universalization of Elementary Education.

So basically, it is the body that governs the functions of educational boards and designs curriculums for them to follow. All the books, exemplars, solutions, syllabus you find for your curriculum is designed by the NCERTs . 

What makes it so important?

  • Well the fact that everything you study from class 1-12 has it’s base standard being set by the council.
  • Not only it’s books are insightful and useful for school exams but also for knowledge and further entrance exams. 
  • Even the most important exam of India- UPSC has NCERTs books fir it’s syllabus. 
  • Books are well researched and undergo lots of proofreading and editing to finally reach the schools. 
  • The book is clear precise and helpful for students and teachers.

N.C.E.R.T Study Materials for class 6-12

NCERT Class 6NCERT Class 7
NCERT Class 8NCERT Class 9
NCERT Class 10NCERT Class 11
NCERT Class 12 

Where can I find NCERTs textbooks?

These textbooks are prescribed by school affiliated to CBSE, ICSE ans state board. You can easily purchase the textbooks from any bookstore or stationary. 

For free e-books you can go to  and download ebook for your respective classes and subjects. 

NCERTs Question Papers

The question papers are prepared by the CBSE and other boards in accordance with the 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 PapersNCERT Class 11 Question Papers
NCERT Class 10 Question PapersNCERT Class 9 Question Papers
NCERT Class 8 Question PapersNCERT Class 7 Question Papers
NCERT Class 6 Question Papers

Should I rely on NCERTs for competitive exams?

Although all the syllabus decided for competitive exams is included and taken from NCERTs yet just reading and revising them is not always enough for everyone. Students need to practice variety of questions and need to study in depth if they are preparing for competitive exams, or even boards.

 You can practice more and better with the help of refreshers, reference books, and online study materials. 

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