NCERT textbooks available online (FREE)

[UPDATE] This link appears easier to use, provided by someone in the comments below – http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com

Indian parents living outside India often think about the local school curriculum in comparison to the Indian curriculum that they themselves studied. While my kid is just preparing to go to the 1st grade, the news about California requiring Algebra in 8th grade prompted me to do some research. I discovered that NCERT (a body that assists the government in implementation of education policies) syllabus has algebra starting in 6th grade.

However, a much more pleasant surprise was that NCERT has made all of its textbooks available online in PDF form! They are in a reasonably navigable form with each chapter available as a separate PDF and a chapter can be opened by clicking through the table of contents. The site is best viewed with Internet Explorer.

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53 Responses to NCERT textbooks available online (FREE)

  1. aakanksha says:

    its nice

  2. doquent says:

    I later found that there is a huge set of free books available online. For Math and Physics you can start your search from this page: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/week260.html

    Scroll down the page to get to the links.

  3. chirag says:

    Hi,

    have you been able to download any of the books? I can only see contents page… nothing beyond it.

  4. doquent says:

    Click on the each content item to access the chapters. Each chapter is a separate PDF.

  5. tia says:

    pls send me the book of maths for the class of 7th and 8th(ncert)….pls tell me the syllabus also…

    thanks and regards
    tia

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  7. twaja says:

    pls send me the book of science(physics)for the class of 7th and 8th.

  8. Giselle says:

    I am not able to download any of the books even on clicking on seperate chapters in the contents page.
    Is there any other site where they offer these books? As a single easy form of pdf? and I do not know anythin about crawlers on python..

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  9. Giselle says:

    Thanks!!! I got it on Internet Explorer.. Mozilla doesn’t support it, I guess.

  10. ibrahim says:

    nice article….

  11. Ajoy says:

    I just found the NCERT textbooks free online, too, independently and this blog post was listed later in the same Google search. As the blog author noted that algebra starts in 6th grade in NCERT syllabus but only in 8th grade in California, I would like to note that I found that division & multiplication of fractions & decimals appeared for the first time only in 7th grade in the NCERT syllabus; but my daughter in 6th grade in a California school is already proficient in such calculations.

  12. Khyati says:

    Can someone please tell me where to get the online textbook (even 1 chapter would do) oh history part 2 [our pasts - III, part 2]

    Please……….

  13. rajbeer singh says:

    please send me 8th ncert science book

  14. meenu says:

    thnks a lot. This NCERT website is wonderful.

  15. Naila says:

    Surfing these sites means one has to wear out his eyes day n night.I think that the people who r surfing these sites r wasting their time as i was not able to download a single content,i was not able to find it online either

  16. doquent says:

    It seems that there is some problem at the NCERT site at this time. You can use this link which is working: http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/

  17. Kavitha says:

    Hi
    This is Kavitha
    Can u pls tell me how can I get first and second grade books of all subjects

  18. doquent says:

    This page lists links for all grades/subjects – http://ncertbooks.prashanthellina.com/

  19. divya says:

    nice!!!!!
    thanxx

  20. vinita says:

    Hi-

    can you please let me know how can we download Textbooks from NCERT website.

    • doquent says:

      Just click on the link at the start of the post. Then click on the subject under the class/grade. Once you begin seeing links for chapters, you can click on them to open them and then save them to your desktop. Or you can save without opening by right-clicking on the links.

  21. vinita says:

    HI-

    I am unable to download the environmental science for class 3 & 4 can you pls guide me how to do so….

    Thanks,
    Viny

  22. vinita says:

    Thanks a lot :)

  23. Mohd.Aadil khan( King khan ) says:

    Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m Mohd.Aadil khan, i wana to a NCERT book for CPMT. can anybody help me that, how to find it in the Market & which name.If anybody can guide for it Plz tell me soon at my Email. Thans Lot PraG

  24. MOHAMED JAVED says:

    CAN U PLS SEND ME BOOKS SIENCE AND MATHS OF CLASS 6TH

  25. Apurva says:

    I have a complain about the change of NCERT Books. Every year the books are changing and becoming less detailed and easy. If this goes on, the students will not get detailed knowledge about the subject. The course covered is just the surface material, there is no deep iformation concerning the topics. What has been taught to the seventh class students is not known to those of ninth. The students have to learn from many reference books to get ample information about the chapters. The coursebooks sound so incomplete. I want to join a good institution in the future, and only the surface knowledge won’t help. I will be very grateful if the authorities make the course detailed.

    • doquent says:

      Airing your concerns is fine but you should be writing this to the NCERT. Posting your comment here does put it on the web but that’s about it.

  26. synsha says:

    where do i find our pasts 2 class 7

  27. Emari Howe says:

    i want to use a sixth grade science text book

  28. nag says:

    i am looking for 6th grade kanada and hindhi boods

  29. niharika says:

    i dnt wan 2 download d bk jst wan 2 read on d desktop d whole buk n go through each page of histry bk of clas 6th to 12th
    is dis possible??????????
    hw?????????
    plz tell………

    • doquent says:

      If you are reading the PDF in the browser the browser will download the PDF in the background. It is probably easier to download and save it since you won’t read the whole book in one go. This way you will download each PDF once.

  30. michu says:

    can anyone please tell me if NCERT are the sole books taught for Maths and science in all schools in India or are there private publishers ?Can a child studying only NCERT texts be good to take all competitive exams or can u suggest some good , popularly refered pvt text book for science from class 8th onwards?

  31. apoorva says:

    Can u please send me the detailed standard syllabus of the science topics for class 8

  32. Vikram says:

    Study Free NCERT Solutions at http://www.meritnation.com … Register for free account and get Free NCERT solutions for any grade.

  33. shibani says:

    plz send me a ncert book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. surya subhash says:

    i want 11 and 12 class ncert textbooks. please tell me where i can get them

  35. Prti Ko says:

    could you send me NCERT all books in Hindi from 6th to 12th grade…Or Is there any special books of NCERT for preparation for teacher exam if there is then could you send me that books also..

  36. Notemonk is an Educational Website offering free book downloads of Ncert, CBSE, Tamilnadu Books,Karnataka Books, Maharastra Books, BITS MSSS

    For more Info ;
    http://www.notemonk.com

  37. lateef says:

    send me the math book for 9th &10th

  38. gayatri says:

    I am desparately looking for online CBSE books for grade 1st. I searched prashant’s site and NCERT site, coiuld not find the books. Can any one please help me?
    Thank you.

  39. bhavika says:

    are there any ncert books for class 12th informatics practices??

  40. radhika parikh says:

    i havent found anything here can someone help me pls

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