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ISC Class 12 Reference Books - Best Reference Books for ISC Class 12 All Subjects

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namrata dasUpdated On: September 20, 2023 05:19 pm IST
ISC Books for Class 12 are published by the CISCE Board that follows both ISC and NCERT books. Check out all the subject wise ISC Class 12 Reference Books that are given as per the latest ISC 12th Syllabus 2023-24 here!
ISC Books for 12

ISC Class 12 Reference Books: The ISC Class 12 Books for the academic session 2023-24 are curated by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). ISC class 12 is considered the most important board exam in every student's life. Every student aspires to score well in the 12th board examination to get college/university of their choice. The ISC class 12 syllabus 2023-24 has been reformed to match CBSE level and prepare its students for other competitive examinations like JEE and NEET. However, even ISC class 12th students have to follow the reference books which are published by ISC authors. Meaning, that in the ISC board, only the science stream students will follow NCERT books for Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For the remaining stream students, the books will be by the ISC authors.

Students can check out all the subject wise ISC 12th prescribed books which will help them in effective preparation for the exams. Approximately 2.5 lakh students every year appear for the CISCE board exams. For the academic year 2023-24, the ISC 12th board exam 2024 will be conducted in February-March 2024. Continue reading the article to get an idea of the important CISCE Books for 12 students.

ISC 12th Important Links

ICSE 12th Exam Pattern 2024

ISC Class 12 Syllabus 2024

ISC Class 12 Previous Year Question Paper

ISC Class 12 Reference Books

To score well in the ISC Class 12 exam 2024, students are advised to follow the books that are prescribed by the ISC board and NCERT only. Apart from these, students can also practice the sample question papers published by the council for better preparation. 

ISC Class 12 Books for Physics 

Students can follow the below-mentioned books for the preparation of ISC 12th Physics:

S. No.




ISC Physics Book II for Class XII

P. Vivekanandan, D.K. Banerjee and Anand V. Karthik


Nootan ISC Physics Class XII



New Simplified Physics, For Class 12th

S. L. Arora

Check ISC Class 12 Physics Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Chemistry 

The list of books for ISC Class 12 Chemistry exam 2024 is given below:

S. No.




Nootan ISC Chemistry for Class 12

HC Srivastava


S Chand ISC Chemistry for Class 12

RD Madan and BS Bisht


Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

KL Chugh

Check ISC Class 12 Chemistry Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Biology 

For ISC 12th Biology, students can refer to these books that are mentioned in the table below:

S. No.




S. Chand A Textbook of ISC Biology Class 12

Sarita Aggarwal


Nootan ISC Biology Class 12

VK Singh and DK Jain

Check ISC Class 12 Biology Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Mathematics 

For preparing Mathematics, ISC 12th students can follow these books:

S. No.




S. Chand’s ISC Mathematics Class – XII

O.P. Malhotra, S.K. Gupta, Anubhuti Gangal


ISC Mathematics Class 12 – R D Sharma ( Vol 1 & Vol 2)

R D Sharma


Understanding I.S.C. Mathematics Class XII

M.L. Aggarwal

Check ISC Class 12 Math Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for English 

English is the compulsory subject for all the students irrespective of the streams. Following are the prescribed books:




English Paper I

Total English ISC XII

Xavier Pinto, Pamela Pinto

Complete Course In ISC English

Oswal Publishers

Complete Course Workbook English 1: ISC Class 12

Oswal Publishers

English Paper II (Compulsory)


Macbeth: William Shakespeare

Oxford Publishers,


A Collection of ISC Short Stories

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi


A Collection of ISC Poems

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi

Check ISC Class 12 English Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Computer Science

Students must prepare for computer science with the following study material:



S. Chand In ISC Computer Science Book II for Class XII

Dheeraj Mehrotra

ISC Computer Science with Java Class XII

Sumita Arora

Understanding ISC Computer Science Class - XII

V.K. Pandey and

D.K. Dey

ISC Class 12 Books for Economics 

Students cab prepare for Economics with the following books:



Frank ISC Economics Class-12

  • D K Sethi,
  • U Andrew

ISC Economics Book II for Class XII

  • Dr. Abhijit Das
  • Dr. Kalyan Basu

Essentials of Economics: Textbook for ISC Class 12

  • I.C. Dhingra

Understanding ISC Economics Class- XII

  • B L Gupta

Check ISC Class 12 Economics Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Commerce 

The following study materials are for ISC 12th Commerce:



S Chand’s ISC Commerce -Volume II (for Class-XII)

  • Dr. C B Gupta

Essentials of Commerce: Textbook for ISC Class 12

  • Sandhita Purbi Vijay Kapur

ISC Commerce Class- XII

  • T.N. Chhabra
  • Ankur Chhabra

Concepts of Commerce: Textbook for ISC Class 12

  • Najmi Salim,
  • Naresh Handa
  • Swarup Biswas

ISC Class 12 Books for Business Studies

For the upcoming ISC 12th exam 2024, students can take these below mentioned books into consideration:



ISC Business Studies Part 2 for Class XII

C.B. Gupta

Check ISC Class 12 Business Studies Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Accountancy 

Check out the important books for Accountancy as tabulated below:



New ISC Accountancy Class – XII (Volume I and II)

  • D.K. Goel
  • Rajesh Goel

An Aid to Accountancy – ISC XII

  • T.S. Grewal,
  • H.S. Grewal,
  • G.S. Grewal,
  • R.K. Khosla

ISC Accountancy for Class XII (Part A and B)

  • Balbir Singh

Check ISC Class 12 Accountancy Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for History 



ISC History For Class XII

Sachhidananda Banerjee

ISC History Class XII

Sonia Ismail and Piya Ray

ISC History Simplified for Class XII

Parag Rekha

Check ISC Class 12 History Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Geography 



ISC Geography for Class 12

D.R Khullar

Oswaal Question Bank Class 12 Geography Book


Check ISC Class 12 Geography Syllabus

ISC Class 12 Books for Political Science



ISC Political Science Class 12

K.K. Ghai

MBD Class 12 Political Science

V.K Puri

ISC Class 12 Books for Sociology 



Principles of Sociology with an Introduction to Social Thought

Shankar Rao

ISC Sociology For Class – 12

Manjir Ghosh

Social Anthropology

Madan & Majumdar

Benefits of ISC Class 12 Reference Books

Go through the benefits of reading the subject wise prescribed ISC Class 12 books that are provided below:

  • The prescribed ISC books for Class 12 will allow the students in depth understanding of the chapters and topics.
  • The maximum number of questions in the ISC class 12 exam 2024 come directly from the ISC 12th and NCERT books. Therefore, if the students follow the books dedicatedly, they will get 90% of common questions.
  • ISC class 12 books are a one-stop solution for the students. Hence, they will not have to follow any other reference books as ISC 12th books will be enough to score well in the ISC 12th exam.
  • Most of the questions come from the exercises that students can find after every chapter of the book. They can revise after completing each chapter.
  • The ISC class 12 books and NCERT books are written in easy language so that it is comprehensible for all the students irrespective of their intelligence level.


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