When you are in class IX, facing several confusions over selecting the perfect study material for class X board exam is a serious matter of concern. What types of confusion? Mainly the confusion arises regarding the selection of perfect study materials. In doing so depending upon NCERT books only will be a tough decision indeed. There are various books available in the market besides the NCERT books. Some of them are really lucrative and worth reading. What would you do? You have to design a roadmap of a perfect mix of NCERT books and supplementary books in a subject-wise manner. This article aims at providing you with the guideline of that roadmap so that it will be convenient for you to differentiate between right and wrong.
Is it feasible to rely upon NCERT books only? In short, the answer is ‘yes’. But you have to study a few supplementary books apart from NCERT books to score good marks in the examination. Generally, the question papers of board exams are based on NCERT books and the concepts explained therein. Hence, apparently it can be said that NCERT books and NCERT Solutions are more than enough. Is it true in the actual sense? No. At the ground level, you will find that reference books play a pivotal role in making you understand the subjects. If you use a reference book in Mathematics you will get access to various types of problems to solve. After all, Mathematics is all about practice. What about Physics and Chemistry? Some topics of Physics and Chemistry are explained in larger detail than the class X NCERT books. In the language and Social Science section, you may have to refer to a few supplementary books.
According to the toppers, you should make the NCERT textbook the key study material and supplement your endeavour with reference books. The reason behind this is that your class X board exam is based on NCERT books and if you study them properly you don’t need any supplementary material. Just keep them as reference.
From the above discussion, you can understand that if you go through your NCERT textbooks thoroughly you don’t need any reference books or supplementary material. But you are advised to keep them for support as more problems in Mathematics, few chapters in Physics and Chemistry, few references in Social Sciences etc will come in handy. Should there be a perfect blending of NCERT and supplementary materials? There will be a blending but the ratio of NCERT book should be on higher note in this blending.
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