The Ultimate Checklist for Buying Help Books

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying Help Books

24 June 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion

Buying Help Books

As you move to higher standards, especially where you have to appear for board exams, the academic competition gets really tough. You are not only competing with your classmates but also students across the country. You have to work harder and extra hours. And, you also need additional resources to study. Help books are one of the most popular study materials among students appear for CBSE board and ISCE board exams.

Help books comprise detailed information and examples of your curriculum to help you understand subjects beyond classroom learning. In case you are interested to focus on only one chapter or topic from the entire syllabus, you can do so by reading tips and tricks from help books for effective learning. You can even get solved papers, toppers answers and visual aids from help books.

If you are looking for help books for the current academic year, make sure to buy the ones that are updated with the latest syllabus 2020. You should also bear the following checklist in mind to ensure that you have the right Help books for your study. A good help book should have:


        Question Banks


  •        Strictly based on CBSE board and NCERT curriculum
  •        Chapter and topic-wise introduction
  •        Board exam questions of previous years from different boards
  •        Solved papers with marking scheme prescribed by the boards
  •        Answers written by board toppers
  •        Mind maps and flowcharts for visual memory
  •        On-tips notes
  •        Different question patterns – MCQs, HOTS, VSA, Value-based and short/long/very long
  •        Video links in every chapter for a digital learning experience


       Pullout Worksheets


  •        Chapter and topic-wise practice papers
  •        Maximum time and maximum marks with each practice paper
  •        Previous years’ board questions
  •        Board examiners comments and answering tips
  •        Suggestions and answering tips for students given by the board
  •        Mind maps for remembering facts and figures
  •        Free solutions on the website of the publisher of help books


       NCERT Solutions (Exemplar+Textbook)


  •        Based on the latest syllabus 2020 of NCERT textbook and Intext questions
  •        Chapter and topic-wise questions
  •        Quick review and mind maps for clarity of concepts
  •        Know the links and tip-tricks for detailed study
  •        Important questions along with answers
  •        Fully solved questions from previous years’ CBSE board papers
  •        Expert advice and some commonly made errors to avoid mistakes done by students
  •        Latest hybrid edition with e-learning activities
  •        QR codes for easy access on your mobile handset


       Unsolved Papers/Solved Papers


  •        Strictly based on the latest syllabus 2020
  •        Chapter and topic-wise questions
  •        HOTS and evaluation questions
  •        Previous year question papers
  •        Handwritten answers of toppers
  •        Periodic test-series for pre-mid, mid and post-midterm preparation
  •        Typology of questions as per the question paper design issued by CBSE
  •        Includes Know the Terms/Facts/Formulae/Links/Flowcharts


       Sample Question Papers


  •        Based on the latest CBSE board syllabus of the ongoing academic year
  •        A set of 10-15 model test papers
  •        Five solved papers with prescribed marking scheme and word limit
  •        Toppers’ handwritten answers
  •        On-tips notes, answering tips and mind maps for crisp revision
  •        Commonly made errors section for clearer thinking
  •        Latest hybrid edition with e-learning activities
  •        Solutions available on the website of the publisher of help books

A right help book is your stepping stone to scoring high marks in the board exams. The help books from Oswaal Publishing House fulfill all the parameters on the above checklist. Each help book is curated and developed by Oswaal Editorial team to make learning easy for students. Some of its help books also incorporate e-learning activities and online solutions to enable hybrid learning for students.

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