Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 - 5:39 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
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Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science 2020: Students who are preparing for the CBSE Class 10th board exams should prefer the science reference books along with NCERT. CBSE Class 10 Science Reference Books 2020 are helpful in getting a detailed description, practical implementation and more question types. These reference books of CBSE 10th science are the best for making notes as they have detailed information on a particular topic. CBSE Class 10th science reference books 2020 are also the best resource for scholarship exams such as KVPY. Below given list of best reference books for CBSE class 10 science 2020 are enough to study for CBSE 10th board exams in an effective way.
Latest- CBSE 10th result will be released on the official website in the last week of May 2020.

How to Choose the Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 science 2020?

There are lots of books available in the market for class 10 science and other subjects. But it is important to choose the best reference book to ace the exam. Here we have listed some points which need to be considered while choosing or buying a book for CBSE 10th Science:

  • Syllabus: It is important to match book index with your syllabus before purchasing the CBSE 10th Science reference books. The book you are going to buy should have the complete syllabus else it will not give the desired result.

  • Examples and Exercise questions: Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 science must contain solved examples to understand the concepts and exercise questions to practise.

  • Content should be easy to understand and infographics play an important part to keep topics remember which is the main thing to consider.

List of CBSE Class 10 Science Reference Books 2020

Below is the list of some best CBSE 10th science reference books along with author name and publication, go through it:

Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science 2020


Book name



Science Textbook (Physics + Chemistry + Biology)

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur


Together with Science Study Material for Class 10

Rachna Sagar Pvt Ltd


All In One Class 10 Science

Arihant publications


Xam Idea Complete Course Science for CBSE Class 10

VK publications


Which is the Best Reference Book for CBSE Class 10 Science?

  • No doubt all the reference books and NCERT books are enough to prepare for board and other exams such as NTSE, NSTSE, HBCSE Mathematical Olympiad.

  • Most of the teachers, experts and schools recommend ‘Science textbook by Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur’ as Best CBSE Science book for class 10.

  • It has highly simplified and easy to understand content with different types of questions which makes it the CBSE 10th Science reference books


How to Buy Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science 2020 Online?

The reference books are available in online mode and offline mode. Students can choose a feasible way to purchase CBSE 10th Science reference books 2020.

  • Students can buy these books from e-commerce websites such as Amazon, Flipkart etc.

  • In offline mode, these books can be bought from the nearby Book shop or stationery shops.

CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2020

It's mandatory to be aware of CBSE 10th syllabus before starting the preparation. It gives an overview of the exam and helps to choose the best reference books for CBSE class 10 science 2020. The theory exam will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours and it will carry 80 marks in total.

CBSE 10th Science Syllabus & Marking Scheme


Objective type questions

Short answer type

Long answer type

  1. Chemical Reactions and Equations

  2. Acids, Bases and Salts

  3. Metals and Non-metals

  4. Carbon and its Compounds

  5. Periodic Classification of Elements

  6. Life Processes

  7. Control and Coordination

  8. How do Organisms Reproduce?

  9. Heredity and Evolution

  10. Light – Reflection and Refraction

  11. Human Eye and Colourful World

  12. Electricity

  13. Magnetic Effects of Electric Current

  14. Sources of Energy

  15. Our Environment

  16. Management of Natural Resources

20(Q)*1(Marks) = 20 Marks

10(Q)*3(Marks) = 30 Marks

6(Q)*5(Marks) = 30 Marks

Apart from the reference books for CBSE class 10 Science, one should also check the books for other subjects to do well in total marks. Follow the links given below to know the best books for other subjects:

Benefits of CBSE Class 10 Science Reference Books 2020

  • However, NCERT books are enough to prepare the CBSE board exams but reference books are helpful to practise with various kind of problems.

  • Science is an important subject for the candidates appearing in engineering, medical entrance exams. So one should use CBSE class 10 Science reference books 2020 to get detailed information and practice with various types of problems.

  • Proper figures and diagrams provided in CBSE science books for class 10 will help students to grasp the concepts easily.

How to Prepare for CBSE Class 10 Science Exam 2020?

After choosing the reference books for CBSE class 10 science and knowing the syllabus, the next step is to start preparing for the exam. Here are some tips to be followed to prepare smartly for the exam:

  • Make a proper study plan and devote time to each subject. Also, include the time for habits and interest to keep the mind fresh.

  • Make notes of important topics or highlight the important points from the book.

  • Science is divided into three parts: Physics, Chemistry, Biology. One should attend all the lab classes to gain practical knowledge of the concepts which aids to remember the facts.

  • The main thing, use NCERT books to grasp the concepts then move to other reference books for class 10 science.

CBSE Class 10 Science Sample Papers 2020

Students should also practise with question papers to analyze their preparation level after preparing from CBSE 10th Science reference books. Solving these question papers will enhance time management skills of a student. These papers also help students to be familiar with the types of questions asked in the exam. Students can download previous years sample question papers using the links given in the table below:

CBSE 10th Science question papers

The sample papers are available to download free of cost. Apart from this, students can buy question banks from the market. Some of the question banks are given here for science subject:

  • Oswaal Chapterwise Question Bank Science Class 10 By Oswaal Books

  • Oswaal Sample Question Paper Science Class 10 By Oswaal Books

Other Relevant Links

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 10 Science

Question: What is the passing percentage for CBSE Board exams?


Passing percentage for CBSE Board exams is 33%.

Question: When will CBSE Class 10th Exams 2020 be held?


CBSE 10th board exams 2020 will commence from February 15, 2020. Download CBSE 10th date sheet now

Question: What is the CBSE 10th result date 2020?


CBSE 10th Result 2020 date will fall in the first week of May 2020.

Question: When will CBSE admit card for private students be released?


CBSE admit card 2020 will be released online for private candidates in January 2020.

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Questions related to CBSE Class 10th

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I want preparatory 1st science question paper of 10th class

Hrisheekesh Singh 28th Jan, 2020

Hi Smitha,

You should carry forward your preparation of class 10th science exam in the following steps:-

1. Read a particular chapter through NCERT thoroughly.

2. Try solving the in-chapter exercises.

3. Memorize the formulae or equations orally.

4. Try writing those formulae and equations again and again.

5. Make notes of the chapter.

6. Try solving the end chapter exercises.

7. Keep revising your notes again and again to increase your remembering ability. Keep rewriting the formulae and equations also.

8. Be confident during the exam.

I hope this helps you,

Good Luck for your exam


what is the exam timing. Does CBSE pass all the student of class 10

Vikas gehlot 28th Jan, 2020

10 CBSE exam for class 10th will commence at 10:30 a.m.. the answer booklet will be distributed at 10:00 a.m.. question paper will be given at 10:15 and a 15 minute time will be provided to navigate the question paper once the clock ticks at 10:30 you will be allowed to write the answer.


I have studied commerce in class 11th CBSE but changed to PCB in 12th NIOS board. Will I be eligible for NEET or BPT?

AnkiT KunwaR 26th Jan, 2020
Hello Antraa,

Yes, this is very good news for you because NIOS candidates are eligible for NEET.Eaely there was restrictions for NIOS candidates but from 2019 the SC(Supreme Court) has put a stay on order that stops NIOS candidates from appearing in NEET Exam.
So, you can apply fir NEET 2020.

But for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) a candidate needs to have done HSE (10+2) or equivalent from a recognized university.He/She should have pursued science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects securing a minimum aggregate score of 50%(General) or equivalent CGPA whereas (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

I hope this helps.

is 75%attendence is important?

ayush mishra 9th Jan, 2020

Hello Prabhjot!

The attendance criteria is strict and is followed in most cases in almost all the schools in the country. Since you have not completely specified your condition, I assume you are asking about Class 10 or 12 attendance regulations and in that case, CBSE and all other education boards have strict regulations, so you should not fiddle with them in ideal cases. However, if you have any medical or any other unavoidable circumstance, then you should contact higher authorities for help.


cbse class 10th school leaving certificate and migration certificate will required during neet counseling

chandra keerthi pothina 15th Dec, 2019

hey sejal

While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2020 Admit Card

  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter

  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)

  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet

  • ID proof (Aadhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Eight passport size photographs

  • Provisional Allotment Letter

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

so you do not need to carry migration certificate

hope this helped

all the best

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