Best Reference Books for Class 12 CBSE Board

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Do you want to know the Best books for Class 12th? Here they are!

As the exams come closer heartbeats of students also start to increase. It is really important to perform well in the upcoming exams since one small mistake can spoil your whole career.

For many of the students who have planned to appear for Joint entrance examinations for engineering, it is necessary to score more than 80 percentile in their board exams. Also, for medical aspirants, they are needed to score more than 55% in their 12th board exams.

Most of the engineering and management colleges also demand more than 60% as their minimum criteria so it is really crucial to crack this exam as better as possible.

Choosing the RIGHT books for our exams is always a pain point for the students. So, here is my compiled list of the best reference books for class 12th students from CBSE.

However, the list of books for class 12th is made primarily for CBSE students but it will be equally useful for the students from other boards like ICSE and DBSE as well.

The following list is made in a subject wise manner and we have also included reviews for some books. Choose your book one at a glance!

Before I discuss what to follow for your 12 board exams it is worth discussing the way you should select your books for exams.

Tips to choose help books for your board exams

If you are preparing only for the board exam purposes it is valuable to follow a book which helps you to understand the concept deeply, contains enough and simple theory, past years questions, and question paper sets. It will help you to practice for your board exams.

The case will be completely different if you are preparing for any medical exams like NEET or AIIMS. In that case, you should select your book in the way that you would get enough practice questions as well.

Also, remember to follow the books where questions are fully solved. It will really help you out when you will get stuck while preparation.

Best reference books for class 12th CBSE students

While discussing the physics for class 12th I can not think of a book other than H C Verma. One of the best book for your preparation. However, there are some other options like S. L Arora and ABC and Dinesh help books for physics as well.

However, there are some other options like S. L Arora and ABC and Dinesh help books for physics as well.

Chemistry is one of the most scoring subjects according to many students. There are many good books like R C Mukherji and O P Tondon is available for 12th exams as well as for your entrance exam preparation. But we strongly recommend reading NCERT first. Only then go for any other help book as a reference.

We strongly recommend reading NCERT first. Only then you should prefer to read any other help books as a reference.

R D Sharma should be considered as your first choice when it comes to mathematics. The book has tons of solved examples, questions and papers provided to practice and sharpens your concepts.

There are other options like M L Khanna and R S Agrawal but I recommend R D Sharma for 12th class Mathematics.

Pradeep - A text for biology is one of the premium choices for biology reference guide. Other than it S Chand publication books are also satisfactory. Here you are again suggested to prefer NCERT books before selecting any other books.

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This is our list of best reference books for 12th class CBSE board examination so far. I have used most of the books I have written in the above list and I got over 90% in my board exams so you can be confident in following books from the above list.

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