NCERT Books for Class 8 English - NCERT English book for class 8 is available to download on the official website Students can also purchase them from their nearest book stores. NCERT has prescribed two books for English in its curriculum, Honeydew Textbook in English and a supplementary reader, It so happened. National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) publishes the NCERT Book for Class 8, which is prescribed by all the CBSE affiliated schools. Some state boards also prescribe the NCERT books in their academics. In this article, the direct links to download NCERT books for class 8 English 2020-21 is provided. Students can also find the chapter-wise links to download each chapter separately here. At the end of every chapter, practice questions are given, which will help students in practicing well. Read the complete article to know more about NCERT Books for class 8 English.

NCERT Books for Class 8 English 2020-21

NCERT Class 8 English Books 2020-21 - Download links

NCERT published two textbooks of English for the students of class 8 which are given below along with the links to download complete books.

Download Links for NCERT Class 8 English Books

Book Name

Download complete book

Honeydew Textbook in English

Click here

It so happened - Supplementary Reader

Click here

Download Chapters of NCERT books for Class 8 English

If any student doesn’t need the complete book or he/she needs any specific lesson then one can download any of the chapters of NCERT class 8 English book. Here we are providing chapter wise download links of both the books.

NCERT books for Class 8 English - Chapter wise PDF link

Lesson name

Download pdf

The best Christmas in the World

Click here

The Tsunami

Click here

Glimpses of the past

Click here

Bepin Choudhury's Lapse of Memory

Click here

The Summit within

Click here

This is Jody’s Fawn

Click here

A visit to Cambridge

Click here

A short monsoon diary

Click here

The great stone face - I

Click here

The great stone face - II

Click here

It so happened Supplementary Reader book

The table given below is providing the links to download lessons of ‘It so happened’ supplementary reader book:

Lesson name

Download link

How the Camel got his hump

Click here

Children at work

Click here

The Selfish Giant

Click here

The treasure within

Click here

Princess September

Click here

The Fight

Click here

The open window

Click here


Click here

The Comet - I

Click here

The Comet - II

Click here

Ancient Education System of India

Click here

How to purchase NCERT Class 8 English book

NCERT books for English class 8 are available to download on the official website of NCERT. Students can also purchase the NCERT Books for class 8 English from their nearest book store. Below are the steps provided to download the NCERT class 8 English book PDF.

Step 1 - Visit the official website of NCERT, i.e.

Step 2 - At the top menu of the home page, click on ‘Publications’.

Step 3 - Now select ‘PDF (I - IIX) option.

Step 4 - The page of e-books will now be open. Now select Class, Subject, and book name.


Step 5 - Now click on the particular chapters and download them.

Below is the price list of English NCERT books provided. Students who want the hard copies of NCERT Books can purchase them offline.

Name of the books

Price of the book

Honeydew published by NCERT

Rs 55

It so happened Supplementary Reader by NCERT

Rs 45

NCERT Class 8 syllabus

The books of NCERT are strictly based on the NCERT class 8 syllabus. The syllabus provides an outline of the contents of the textbooks and the curriculum of class 8. The syllabus of NCERT is available to download on the official website for all the subjects, English, Hindi, Science, Maths, etc. The syllabus of class 8 is the foundation for the studied of higher classes of 9th and 10th. The NCERT syllabus is also prescribed for competitive examinations, hence it is mandatory for students to read it thoroughly.

NCERT solutions

At the end of every chapter, practice questions are given for the students in the form of exercise. While solving the given exercises, students may find some of the questions difficult. The complete NCERT solutions are available to make students preparation easy. Students can check the NCERT solutions for all the subjects on the website.

Preparation Tips - English Class 8

  • To prepare for the reading section, students should start reading a paragraph daily. This will increase the reading speed for unseen passages.

  • Practice articles, letter writing, essays, etc regularly. Take reference from some books and try writing them on our own.

  • For the literature section, write answers in points instead of paragraphs.

  • Solve some previous year questions to get an idea of the difficulty level of questions asked previously.

Other NCERT Books for class 8

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NCERT Books for Class 8 English 2020-21

Question: Are CBSE books the same as NCERT?


CBSE is an educational board which prescribes the NCERT books.

Question: How can I get the soft copy of NCERT Books for class 8 English?


NCERT Books for Class 8 English PDF is available on

Question: Are the questions asked from NCERT Books in competitive exams?


Yes, questions are asked in competitive examinations from NCERT.

Question: Should I refer to any other books for class 8 exam preparation?


No, studying only from NCERT would be enough to prepare for class 8 exams.

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