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ICSE Class 10 Reference Books - Best Reference Books for ICSE 10th All Subjects

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namrata dasUpdated On: September 20, 2023 05:19 pm IST
ICSE Books for Class 10 are prescribed by the CISCE that strictly follows the ICSE books only. Students can achieve high scores by following these prescribed books. Check out the subject wise prescribed books for class 10 here!
ICSE Class 10 Reference Books

ICSE Class 10 Reference Books: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) governs both ICSE and ISC boards. These are independent boards of the education system that follow exclusively ICSE and ISC prescribed books. ICSE books for class 10 are essential resources for all the students. ICSE 10th prescribed books act as excellent guides for both the teachers and students. Students from all the ICSE affiliated schools have to follow the books like Concise series by Selina Publications, Candid ICSE books, S.Chand Publications, Understanding ICSE Mathematics series by M.L. Aggarwal, Together With series by Rachna Sagar publications, APC Mathematics and RD Sharma.

Students must follow the ICSE books for class 10 only as questions in the ICSE class 10 exam 2024 are mostly asked from these books. Every year, around 2.5 lakh students appear for the CISCE board exams. This year, the ICSE 10th board exam 2024 will be held in February-March 2024. Read the entire article to have an overview of the important ICSE Books for 10 students.

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ICSE Class 10 Reference Books

Completing the ICSE Board exam syllabus 2024 on time could be nerve wracking for all the board exam appearing students. It needs a systematic and strategic approach to score well in the ICSE class 10 exam 2024. Here are some names of the books that students can refer to for their preparation.

ICSE Class 10 Books for Physics 

Some of the important and well known books that students must follow for ISCE 10th Physics are:

S. No

Book Name

Author Name


ICSE Concise Physics – Class 10

R P Goyal, S P Tripathi


Together With Physics for ICSE Class 10

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Gandhi


S. Chand’s ICSE Physics Book 2

Pankaj Bhatt

ICSE Class 10 Books for Chemistry 

Refer to the table below to have an idea about the important prescribed books of ISCE class 10 chemistry:

S. No.




Together with Chemistry Class X (ICSE Based) (English) 13th Edition (Paperback)

Anshu (Suri) Gulati


Concise Chemistry ICSE Class 10 (Paperback)

Selina Publishers


Science for 10th Class: Chemistry

Lakhmir Singh and Manjit Kaur

ICSE Class 10 Books for Biology 

The chapters that are included in the ICSE Biology 10th books are The Circulation System, Nervous System, Transpiration, Circulation System, Reproductive System, etc. Below given are the important prescribed books:

S. No.




A Textbook Class 10 Biology

Anita Prasad


Concise ICSE Textbook for Class 10 Biology

Selina Publication

ICSE Class 10 Books for Mathematics 

The following is the list of ICSE class 10 Maths books.

  1. Asit Das Gupta
  2. ML Aggarwal
  3. Selina Concise
  4. RD Sharma
  5. Arihant
  6. Goyal Brothers Prakashan



Mathematics for Class 10


Selina ICSE Concise Mathematics for Class 10 

Paperback, R K BANSAL

Fundamentals of Mathematics: Textbook for ICSE Class 10 (2023-24 Session) 

Anil Kr. Sharma

ICSE Mathematics for Class 10

Asit Das Gupta

ICSE Class 10 Books for English 

For ICSE 10th English, some of the best books that are followed by the board are:



The Merchant of Venice 

Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A.W. Verity

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie

Treasure Trove - A collection of ICSE Poems & Short Stories

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd. New Delhi

Wren & Martin’s High school English grammar and composition


Total English

Morning Star

ICSE Class 10 Books for Bengali 

The reference books of ICSE Class 10 Bengali are tabulated below:



Rachna Va Prabandh Sankalan (Prose)

Inter University Press

Bangla Galpa Sanchayan (Short Stories) Ed. Mahasweta Devi & Ajoy Gupta

Oxford University Press

Sreekanta (Part I) by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Bangio Sahitya Sansad

Kabita Sankalan (Poetry)

Inter University Press

ICSE Class 10 Books for Social Science

Students are advised to follow the below mentioned reference books for Social science:



Total History and Civics

Morning Star

Total Geography

Morning Star

Akshar publication


Benefits of ICSE Class 10 Reference Books

The benefits of preparing ICSE 10th exam 2024 with the above mentioned subject-prescribed books are as follows:

  • CISCE books strictly adhere to the ICSE class 10 syllabus. The council follows the books published by ICSE authors/ writers. So, following these books will help the students gain in-depth knowledge about every topic and chapter.
  • Students will not have to refer to any other reference books as ICSE class 10 books are enough to score standard marks in the exams.
  • The questions in the ICSE 10th exam come from these books. Therefore, the exercises that are given at the end of chapters of each textbook must be taken into consideration.
  • All these books that are published by the council are beneficial to strengthen student’s fundamental knowledge.
  • Students, by solving the exercises following every chapter of the books, can revise after completing the syllabus.


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