Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 12 Physics
Updated on May 30, 2019 - 6:26 p.m. IST by Bilwma.basumatary
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Best Reference Books for CBSE Class 12 Physics - Class 12th board exam holds a great significance for students as it paves a way for their career path. Students preparing for CBSE Class 12 exams have to prepare well for the board exams to score good marks. Physics is one of the compulsory subjects of Science stream for Class 12. To score good marks in Physics, students should study not just the prescribed textbooks but also the best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics. Using a good reference book for Class 12 CBSE Physics not only helps to clear the board exam but also helps in qualifying the other tough entrance tests too such as JEE, BITSAT, NEET, KVPY, NTSE etc. Thus if a student is aiming for the competitive entrance exams also, he/she has to be good in Physics. Teachers suggest completing the NCERT textbooks, before referring to any other books for CBSE class 12 Physics. Students have to be thorough with the NCERT books at least 5 months before the boards and then keep ample time to revise with the help of the best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics.

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How to choose the best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics?

It is imperative that students understand what are reference books and what it should contain before they consider buying or obtaining them. Below are given some of the factors to consider while choosing the best Physics reference books for CBSE class 12.

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  1. The language of the books should be easy to understand.

  2. The books must be concise in their coverage and must be according to the latest syllabus for CBSE Class 12 Physics.

  3. The topics must be supported by easily understandable examples with loads of practise problems to get the concepts right.

  4. It should include informative illustrations like graphs, and diagrams, as they aid students in understanding the topics better.

Reference books for CBSE Class 12 Physics

After going through the syllabus and sample papers, students can check the list of reference books for CBSE Physics class 12 given below.

NCERT books prescribed by CBSE for class 12th exam

As NCERT is the main textbook for CBSE class 12 so, it should be the first choice as most of the questions are framed from this book only. NCERT Physics Class 12 covers all the prescribed topics for the exam. Students are advised to practice the questions from the NCERT textbooks as listed below -

  • Physics, Class XII, Part -I and II, Published by NCERT.

  • Laboratory Manual of Physics for Class XII Published by NCERT

Best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics

  • Concepts of Physics (Volume-1 and Volume-2) by H C Verma

  • CBSE Chapter-wise Solutions – Physics (Class 12) by S. K. Singh

  • CBSE Chapter-wise Solutions – Physics (Class -12: Previous Year’s Questions by Singh S

  • CBSE Sample Question Papers – Physics by Panel Of Experts (excellent for CBSE Class 12 sample papers for practice)

  • New Simplified Physics: A Reference Book for Class – 12 (Set of 2 Volumes) by Dhanpat Rai

CBSE Class 12 Physics Syllabus

Students must know the complete CBSE Physics syllabus for class 12 as it will help them in selecting the best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics. Check the table below to know the complete syllabus -

TopicsDistribution of marks

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Electrostatics and Current Electricity15
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents16
Electromagnetic Waves and Optics17
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter and Atoms and Nuclei10
Electronic Devices and Communication System12

To get the detailed CBSE class 12 syllabus 2019 for all subjects, students can click here

CBSE Class 12 Sample Papers 2019

Students should download and practise CBSE class 12 previous years question papers after completing the syllabus. Sample papers give a fair idea about the exam pattern. It enables a test taker to become aware of the topics and types of questions asked in the CBSE class 12 exams. Students can download the sample papers of CBSE class 12 Physics from the table below:

Previous years question papers of CBSE 12th Physics

SubjectDownload Sample Paper year wise

How to Prepare for CBSE Class 12 Physics?

  • Be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Finish all the topics and questions in the NCERT books as most of the questions in CBSE class 12 boards are asked from NCERT textbooks only.
  • Study the important units like optics, magnetism, and electrostatics and practice the formulas.
  • Practice as many CBSE Class 12 sample papers as you can.
  • Revision is a must and memorizing the formulas helps a lot during last-minute preparation.
  • Time management is a must; along with the studies, take out time for recreation also.
  • Go through the best reference books for class 12 CBSE Physics to gain more knowledge and score better in the exam.

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nit me b.arch admission keleye cbse class 12th me kitna pecentage hona chahiye.


Taj, NIT me BArch me admission ke liye JEE Mains Paper 2 dena hota hai. Admission Paper 2 ke rank ke hisaab se hoga. Lekin admission ke liye aapko ya to 12th boards me 75% marks chahiye (SC/ ST ke liye 65%) ya aapko apne board ke top 20 percentile me hona chahiye.

Board wise top 20 percentile cutoff marks ke liye aap neeche diye website pe jaa skte hain:

2019 ka CBSE ka top 20 percentile cutoff marks (category wise) neeche diya hai:

  • General: 432/500
  • OBC-NCL: 424/500
  • SC: 410/500
  • ST: 390/500
  • PwD: 390/500

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how to prepare myself for humanities 12 th board papers.

Rose Mary George 12th Jan, 2020

Hi Shyam ,

First of all you should collect all the materials which you need for your preparations.This should include texts which you are planning to refer,notes and most importantly previous year question papers with answers.

Secondly make timetable so that you can complete the portions within the time provided. Just roughly refer the previous year question papers so as to get an idea about the pattern of questions .

Now it's time to study. You should understand each and every topic and also maintain your own views about  the same.

It is subject in which the examiner evaluates you on length but you should have a very good time management. Also keep in mind that examiner is not going to read all your answers.Underline important points,make flow charts etc.

Hope this helps.


Is stream change allowed after 11th?

Abinash Panigrahi 3rd Jan, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Change of stream is a very complicated procedure which can be done only while you're in your 11th and during a certain time decided by the school authorities. But you can't just change your stream after 11th.

But you can do it if you want to repeat your 11th again and start over with the 1st year itself. Only through this way you can get to change your stream.

Hope you got your answer!


when will result of nse exams (2019-2020) be declared?

ÑÍthesh 25th Dec, 2019

Hello !!
NSE exam results will be released  in the month of january 2020.Thank you!!

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