Mathematics: E-book!


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A noted follower had requested a PDF file of questions/answers. Well, this is even better! The following link is of an e-book of Mathematics by Mr. M. P. Keshari.

PART 1 (Chp 1 to Chp 11):  http://www.icseguess.com/ebooks/x/maths/part1/

PART 2 (Chp 12 to Chp 23):  http://www.icseguess.com/ebooks/x/maths/part2/index.php

PART 3 (Chp 24 to Chp 29):  http://www.icseguess.com/ebooks/x/maths/part3/index.php

It is thorough and even has examples of solved questions. Very useful! Do check it out! :)

Reference Books!?!


Reference books which include questions and answers for each chapter, recent questions asked in the board examinations, etc. will help you out a LOT while preparing for your exams. They will also help you cover all the necessary points that you must know! You don’t have to write hundreds of model question papers or anything of the sort, but you should solve five to six recent board papers. However, if in the end, you find yourself not having the time to do that either, then at least get your hands on a reference book and go through it - entirely! By starting to read these reference books from now, you will find yourself acing in school tests, since most of the questions/answers given in these books are commonly asked in exams. However, at times, you can’t rely entirely on these books. If you feel doubtful of a given answer to a certain question in the book, do ask your school teacher if the answer given is correct. There’s no harm done in double checking! :)

Here are a few publishers whose reference books I found useful while preparing for the board examinations:

Together With ICSE (subject name) - X

Rachna Sagar Private Limited

ICSE Self Study in (subject name) (Class X)

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd.

Self Tutor ICSE (subject name) - X

Sultan Chand & Sons (P) Ltd.

 

Please check out their books and go through them to prepare for your examinations! They will surely help you out! :)

 

As for workbooks/guides for English, the following are the ones that helped me out the most:

English II

Loyalties:
CANDID
John Galsworthy’s Loyalties Workbook
For ICSE Classes IX and X
By Dr. (Ms) Gillian Rosemary Hart
Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd. – New Delhi

The Golden Lyre:
Workbook on The Golden Lyre
ICSE – Classes IX-X
By Michael Shane Calvert
Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd. – New Delhi

A Treasure Trove of Short Stories:
A Treasure Trove of Short Stories (A Collection of Short Stories) Workbook
By S. Chakravarthi and R. S. Gupta
Franksons [A Unit of Frank Bros. & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.] – New Delhi

And additionally, you may purchase the Together With guidebook for English II which will have a point wise summary of all chapters/poems/acts as well as short solved questions and practice questions. I recommend using Together With for English II only for quick revision. Otherwise, the books mentioned above are quite thorough and will help a lot!

 

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Textbook, Textbook.. Which to choose?


Here are the names of selected textbooks I’ve gone through and found to be really informative… They have precise information, not too detailed, not too short… Go to your bookstore and check them out!

ENGLISH I:

Applied English Grammar and Composition (With Internal Assessment)

by Fr. Lawrence Mendonca

NOVA PUBLICATIONS – New Delhi

Living English for Seniors

By N.K. Aggarwala & Fr. George Thana

JAY CEE PUBLiCATIONS – New Delhi

MATHEMATICS

ICSE Question Bank in Mathematics for Class X (Including Model Test Papers)

By M.L. Aggarwal

This is a great book for practicing math sums! I have the solutions to the model test papers at the back if you need them.

S. Chand‘s ICSE MATHEMATICS BOOK II FOR CLASS X

S. Chand & Company – New Delhi

CHEMISTRY

SIMPLIFIED ICSE CHEMISTRY for STD. X

By Viraf J. Dalal

Allied Publishers Private Limited

This is a highly recommended book, but the layout does not appeal much. The content is concise and the chapters are summarized precisely, with equations at the back; so you may want to check it out.

AN NEW APPROACH TO I.C.S.E Chemistry

PART II (For Class X)

Goyal Brothers Prakashan

I highly recommend using this book. Very thorough; it even has many conversions needed for organic chemistry!

PHYSICS

Concise Physics – I.C.S.E

Part II (Class X)

Selina Publishers – New Delhi

I recommend referring to this book, unless it has already been prescribed by your school. It covers all points and like it mentions in its title, it’s concise.

BIOLOGY

S. Chand’s ICSE BIOLOGY

BOOK II FOR CLASS X

By Sarita Aggarwal

S. Chand & Comapny Ltd.

This is a very detailed book, but you’ll love studying from it! It has differences given at the back of each chapter and solved questions from board papers. Very appealing to the eye as well!

ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS

ICSE ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS

For Class X

By R.K. Lekhi and Neeru Verma

Kalyani Publisher

A very detailed book, but it helps you cover all the points needed.

HISTORY/CIVICS

NEW ICSE HISTORY & CIVICS

PART II For Class X

Frank Bros. & Co.

GEOGRAPHY

Longman Geography for ICSE Class 10

By Gita Duggal

Pearson

A Textbook of I.C.S.E Geography

Part II For Class X

By Veena Bhargava

Goyal Brothers Prakashan

Saraswati Basics of Contours & Survey Map

A Workbook for ICSE Students

Saraswati House (P) Ltd. – New Delhi

I recommend referring to this book for topography. It explains each and every thing needed to know while solving topo sheets and it has many model maps and questions, along with solved topography maps since 1999, and much more. Be sure to check it out!

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