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NCERT Books For Class 11th

Update on 2024-04-15

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Class 11th is a turning point in a student’s life since it is the class where students learn the basic foundational skills related to the stream they have chosen. The classes till the 10th are always generalized in terms of subjects. Every student learns subjects from Commerce, Science, and Arts, including physics, mathematics, Hindi, social studies, etc. 

In class 11th, students are required to choose the stream they wish to make their careers in. Students interested in the science subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology will choose the Science stream. Students interested in the Art subjects of history, geography, fine arts, etc, will choose the Arts stream and the rest will choose the commerce stream. 

The subjects students study will be different in these streams which is pretty obvious, but the syllabus and practicals also differ. Some subjects, however, are common such as language subjects such as English or Hindi and a few extra-curricular subjects of physical education, computer, etc.   

The article will be divided into three sections for the three streams. Each section will tackle the best books for students in different subjects and why.

NCERT Books For Class 11th: Science Stream 

In the science stream, students have two choices, which are PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Math) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). 

Physics and Chemistry are common subjects and hence we will start with the:

NCERT Books For Class 11th Physics

Concept of Physics

H.C Verma

Dinesh New Millennium Physics

S.K Sharma

Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics

K.L Gomber and Gogia

  • Concept of Physics by H.C Verma is a number choice for students due to the in-depth details and concept explanations in the book. This book also features several mock test papers for practice. 
  • Dinesh New Millennium Physics by S.K Sharma is also one of the most amazing books for students due to its student-friendly approach in explaining concepts and the use of accurate and colorful examples and pictures to teach concepts better. 
  • Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics by K.L Gomber and Gogia is also another reference book that is in high demand among students. It is designed to present concepts in simple and clear language. Students find this book easy to understand. 

NCERT Books For Class 11th Chemistry

ABC of Chemistry

Modern Publications

Pradeep’s New Course Chemistry

S.N Dhawan

  • ABC of Chemistry by S.P Jauhar is one of the best choices for students of Class 11th. The explanations are clear and simple for developing the understanding of students. 
  • Pradeep’s New Course Chemistry by S.N Dhawan is one of the few books that covers all the important topics that are not only important to pass the class 11th exams but can help them when they reach class 12th and further during competitive exams.

NCERT Books For Class 11th Biology

Modern ABC of Biology

Dr. B.B Arora

Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume I

M.P Tyagi

  • Modern ABC of Biology by Dr B.B Arora is a comprehensive book written in simple language. The topics covered in each chapter are presented in a very detailed manner and students usually face no practical difficulty after they practice from the book. 
  • Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume I by M.P Tyagi is designed for students who wish to develop a strong foundational knowledge base. This comprehensive book is written to provide help for students who wish to appear for competitive exams. 

NCERT Books For Class 11th Mathematics

NCERT Mathematics Class 11th

R.D Sharma

Senior Secondary School Mathematics: Class 11th

R.S Aggarwal

  • NCERT Mathematics Class 11th by R.D Sharma is one of the most used Mathematics books in every class from 9th till 12th. The wide popularity of this book owes to the fact that the concepts are explained in not only through simple language but through the use of many other examples. 
  • Senior Secondary School Mathematics: Class 11th by R.S Aggarwal might not be as popular as the book above, but it also contains many examples to make concepts easy to understand. There are also some practice questions that students can practice to test their knowledge. 

NCERT Books For Class 11th: Commerce Stream

In the Commerce stream, students are required to study subjects that have a business aspect to them. Since that is the end goal for the students who pursue this stream. They usually end up in a career in the business and economic sectors. 

The subjects that students study under this stream are Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, etc. There are usually single books that are considered best for each subject and here are the names of a few. 

NCERT Books For Accountancy Class 11th

Financial Accounting Part 1

T.S Grewal

Accountancy: Class 11th

D.K Goel

All-In-One Accountancy 

Arihant Express

  • Financial Accounting Part 1 by T.S Grewal is the best book for Accountancy for class 11th students. It is the book that helps students not only in class 12th and in future exams as well. The concepts explained in this book are clear and concise. 
  • Accountancy: Class 11th by D.K Goel is the second-best in terms of popularity among students of class 11th or class 12th alike. Apart from explaining the concepts and fundamental techniques, the book also presents a long list of questions for students to practice.
  • All-In-One Accountancy by Arihant is a personal favourite and the best reference book out there. The book has previous year question papers, model test papers, and extra practice questions, which will fully prepare a student for his exams.

NCERT Books For Economics Class 11th

Class 11th Economics 

T.R Jain and V.K Ohri

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

Sandeep Garg

  • Class 11th Economics T.R Jain and V.K Ohri are designed in such a way to ensure that students score well in their exams. It has 50 to 60% of questions that are usually thought to come in the final exams. The topics are covered in such a way that they are according to the standards and pattern of the NCERT Examinations.
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics by Sandeep Garg are also one of the most widely used books by students of class 11th to prepare for their examinations. The book contains excellent images and explanations for concepts and different topics.

NCERT Books For Class 11th Business Studies

Textbook for Class 11th 

Meena Verma

Business Studies for Class 11th

Sandeep Garg

Business Studies: Class 11th

Poonam Gandhi

  • Textbook for Class 11th by Meena Verma by Meena Verma is a great book for studying and preparing for exams. It has chapters that end with the ‘Important Points’ section. This ensures that students study according to the questions asked in the exams. 
  • Business Studies for Class 11th by Sandeep Garg is one of the leading books in the market for students of class 11th to prepare for their exams. The questions are designed in such a way as to make them similar to the question papers of the annual exams. 
  • Business Studies: Class 11th by Poonam Gandhi is the leading authority in terms of books specifically for business studies in class 11th. The theory in the books is presented in the form the students must answer in their answer sheet.  Each topic in the chapter is given point-wise and explained. 

NCERT Books For Class 11th: Arts Stream

The Arts stream is the last option for students in class 11th. The topics that are covered in this stream usually relate to the subjects of Geography, Political Studies, Sociology, Psychology, etc. The books that are usually considered the best for each subject are listed below.

NCERT Books For Geography Class 11th

Fundamentals of Physical Geography 


India Physical Environment


  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography by NCERT is one of the best books for Geography. It contains all the important questions and includes the topics according to the latest updates of CBSE.
  • India Physical Environment by NCERT  has a great collection of theories and explanations for the concepts of the syllabus.

NCERT Books For Sociology Class 11th

Introduction to Sociology


Understanding Society


  • Introduction to Sociology by NCERT is a great book for understanding the concepts of society. It presents the information in simple language and is easy to understand. 
  • Understanding Society by NCERT is another book that has simple language and is very student-friendly. It is designed to clear all the doubts students may have about their syllabus.

NCERT Books For Political Science Class 11th

Indian Constitution At Work


Political Science


  • Indian Constitution At Work by NCERT is a great book that teaches about the constitution of India in the simplest language. It is comprehensive but at the same time, it is very easy to understand.
  • Political Science by NCERT is a great book with different valid questions at the end of each chapter that are designed according to the questions that are asked during the exams.

NCERT Books For  History Class 11th

Themes in World History


Medieval India


  • Themes in World History by NCERT is a great book that covers the entire syllabus of the class 11th history in a very comprehensive way. It is simple and easy to understand. 
  • Medieval India by NCERT is a book that covers all the aspects of Medieval history. It tells every detail about the relevant history. However, it is not designed in a boring way rather it has tons of pictures and amazing facts in every chapter.

NCERT Books For Home Science Class 11th

Home Science


  • Home Science by NCERT is a comprehensive book that covers all the aspects of management in terms of the syllabus prescribed by the CBSE. It contains all the relevant information and is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge that will make it easier for students to attempt the questions in the exams and attain good marks. 

Apart from the above subjects, English or Hindi is a common language in all streams. Students of any stream have to study a language-based subject. They, however, have a choice between English or Hindi.

NCERT Books For English Class 11th





All-In-One English Core


  • Hornbill by NCERT is one of the two compulsory books prescribed by the CBSE. It contains the literary texts and poems that are in the syllabus of class 11th. 
  • Snapshots by NCERT is the second book prescribed by NCERT and contains the rest of the literary texts and poems. Students must read the clear works and attempt the questions at the end, for fruitful results. 
  • ALl-In-One English Core by Arihant is a great reference book for students who wish to clear their English core grammar skills and other aspects of the English exam of class 11th.

NCERT Books For Hindi Class 11th





  • Aaroh by NCERT is a great book that has all the core textbook syllabus prescribed by CBSE. It is a very important book for students who are currently in class 11th since it contains all the topics and chapters that are important. 
  • Vitaan by NCERT is another book that is supplementary book for students of class 11th. It contains easy-to-understand descriptions of passages and topics for students to understand. 

Hence the list of NCERT Books For Class 11th is complete. The books listed above have been proven to help students very much with their exams and to prepare for higher exams such as competitive exams or entrance exams. Some of the books such as Grewal for Accountancy have proven to help students for more than a decade. 

However, since every student is different, sometimes one book may be easy to understand for some students whereas it might not be helpful for others. Hence the students should also make use of reference books, which are specifically made comprehensively so that students can understand the concepts or topics easily. 

Science books are designed to provide more practical knowledge than theoretical knowledge, whereas, books for the Arts stream are designed to be more theoretical than practical. 

All the best for your class 11th exams!


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