To help students navigate through the deluge of books in the market, we conducted a pan-India survey to gather feedback via:
- Online surveys of over 20,000 students
- Quora Platform Surveys
- Amazon and Flipkart Rankings
- YouTube polls
- Selected 1000+ Teachers from India’s Top CBSE Schools
Based on the sources above, we’ve identified the best books for three categories:
- Preparation by topic
- Paper preparation
- Reference books
Here are the top picks with relevant reasons:
- SAMPLES OF TERM 2 PAPERS – Educart
Buy link: Class 10 Educart Paper Samples
For the final preparation on paper, many teachers have found that students find it difficult to write structured answers to subjective questions and Educart books are the best because they provide checklist type pointers for writing answers (according to the CBSE grading scheme) for their sample papers. Over 2000 students we surveyed on online platforms chose the Educart sample papers as their favorites for Semester 2 due to the quality of their questions and detailed solutions to clarify the basics.
- Semester 2 reference work – RD SHARMA
RD Sharma has been one of the best reference books for CBSE students. If practice questions for mathematics are needed, students turn to their Class 12 RD Sharma books; these books have never disappointed. With over 100 solved examples, these books clarify the concept step by step. We recommend these books not only for NCERT practice, but also for competitive exam practice.
- Term 2 QUESTION BANK – Educart
Many teachers, in the CBSE 10 class, felt that technical subjects like science and math require a wide variety of new typology questions that cover each subject well. Nearly 70% of the people we surveyed felt that Educart question banks provide the most high-quality questions of any publisher. In the CBSE 12 class, especially with subjects like English Core, the new model inference questions are also available in Educart as per the CBSE sample paper.
Buy link: Educart Class 10 Term 2 Question Banks
Buy link: Educart Class 12 Question Banks Term 2
Overall, across all platforms, the quality of answers, minimal errors, and total number of questions were the top three factors why respondents suggested Educart Question Banks #1.
Books are the most important resource for teachers and students and since there are too many books on the market, sometimes it is important to stop and read the reviews for the best ones. We hope this article will help clear up some confusion.