Studying from the right book lets you understand the topics in-depth and get a good drip on the subjects. Generally, CBSE and ICSE boards prescribe NCERT Books for their curriculum. However, there are many reference 12th commerce books available that provide extensive information about the concepts.

To ease your exam preparation, we have curated the best 12th Humanities Books for each subject in English and Hindi mediums. Read the complete post to know which book to refer to for mandatory and optional subjects for the Humanities stream. 

CBSE & ICSE Class 12 Humanities Books List (NCERT English Medium)

As per the Class 12 Humanities subjects, there are two mandatory subjects, and the remaining 4 must be chosen from the list of optional subjects. Based on commonly chosen subjects in the Arts stream, we have listed books accordingly. 

Here is a list of the best 12th class arts books name list as prescribed by the board. Scroll down to check more subjects books in both English and Hindi mediums.

Subject Textbook Name Book price
History Themes In Indian History - Part I for Class 12 Rs. 90/-
History Themes in Indian History Part - 2 for Class - 12 Rs. 225/-
History Themes in Indian History Part - 3 for Class - 12 Rs. 130/-
Geography NCERT textbook geography for class 12: Fundamentals of human geography Rs. 80/-
Geography NCERT India People and Economy for Class 12 Rs. 120/-
Political Science Contemporary World Politics Textbook in Political Science for Class XII Rs. 86/-
Political Science Politics in India since Independence (Class XII) Rs. 139/-
Sociology Indian Society Textbook in Sociology for Class - 12 Rs. 110/-
Sociology Social Change and Development in India Textbook in Sociology for Class 12 Rs. 105/-
English Flamingo Rs. 45/-
English Vistas (Core Course) Rs. 70/-

12th humanities question papers

12th humanities question papers

History Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
CBSE Oswaal Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 12 History Book Chapterwise & Topicwise Includes Objective Types & MCQ's Rs. 335/-
Both Full Marks History Class 12 CBSE (2020-21) Rs. 419/-
Both Arihant CBSE History Chapterwise Solved Papers Class XII (2017 - 2009) - Latest CBSE Sample Paper & 3 Sample Questions Papers Rs. 137/-

Geography Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both Satish Satish Geography For Class 12th CBSE Ten Years For Session 2020 Rs. 150/-
Both Arihant Cbse Chapterwise Solved Papers 2018-2009 Geography Class 12th Rs. 185/-

Political Science Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both V.K Puri MBD Class 12 Political Science Rs. 349 / -

Sociology Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both Oswaal Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 12 Political Science Book Chapterwise & Topicwise Rs. 299/-
Both Arihant 15 Sample Question Political Science Class 12th Cbse 2019-2020 Rs. 113/-

English Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both Arihant Publication All in One English Core CBSE Class 12. Rs. 335/-
Both Gajendra Singh CBSE All in One English Core Class 12 Rs. 415/-

Class 12 Humanities Reference Books for Optional Subjects - English Medium

The below PDF includes the complete list of all reference books for 12th Humanities optional subjects. Go through the PDF and start preparing for your respective optional subject in CBSE or ICSE board.

Download 12th Humanities Books List (English Medium)

CBSE & ICSE Class 12 Humanities Books List (NCERT Hindi Medium)

Subject 12th Humanities book CBSE Book price
History Bharatiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishaya Bhag I for Class 12 Rs. 120/-
History Bharatiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishaya Bhag II for Class 12 Rs. 140/-
History Bharatiya Itihas Ke Kuch Vishaya Bhag IiI for Class 12 Rs. 80/-
Geography NCERT Manav Bhugol Ke Mul Sidhant for Class 12 Rs. 100/-
Geography Bharat - Log Aur Arthvyavastha for Class 12 Rs. 120/-
Geography NCERT Bhugol Mein Prayogatmak Karya for Class 12 Rs. 100/-
Political Science NCERT Samakalin Vishwa Rajniti for Class 12 Rs. 130/-
Political Science NCERT Swatantra Bharat Mein Rajniti for Class 12 Rs. 150/-
Sociology NCERT Bharat Mein Samajik Parivartan Avam Vikas for Class 12 Rs 140/-
Sociology NCERT Bharatiya Samaj - Samajshastra for Class 12 Rs 140/-

courses after 12th humanities

courses after 12th humanities

History Reference Books for Class 12 Humanities (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both JPH JPH Class 12 Itihas (History) Hindi Medium Based On Ncert/Cbse Guide Rs 350 /-

Geography Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both by Dr. Chaturbhuj Mamoria & Dr. H. S. Garg Geography for Class XIIth (Hindi) Paperback Rs. 299/-.
Both Neeraj NEERAJ GEOGRAPHY (Bhugol) HINDI MEDIUM - XII Class - XII (Neeraj Publication) Rs. 220/-

Political Science Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both Full Marks POLITICAL SCIENCE - CLASS 12 (HINDI) Rs. 250/-

Sociology Reference Books for Class 12 (CBSE & ICSE)

Board Author Book Name Price
Both Neeraj NIOS SOCIOLOGY 331 Class 12 HINDI MEDIUM Study Guide & Course Material & Solved Papers As Per Latest Syllabus Rs. 249 /-

Class 12 Humanities Books for Optional Subjects - Hindi Medium

The below PDF includes the complete list of all reference books for 12th Humanities optional subjects. Go through the PDF and start preparing for your respective optional subject in CBSE or ICSE board.

Download 12th Humanities Books List (Hindi Medium)

FAQ's

What are the best ICSE books for the preparation of Class 12 Maths?

The following are some of the best ICSEbooks for the preparation of Class 12 Maths:

  • S. Chand's ISC Mathematics Book II for Class XII Paperback by O.P. Malhotra, S.K. Gupta, Anubhuti Gangal
  • Understanding I.S.C. Mathematics (Vol. I & II) Class- XII Paperback by M.L. Aggarwal
  • S. Chand's ISC Commerce for Class XII Paperback  by C.B. Gupta

List some of the best Hindi reference books for CBSE Class 12 Economics?

  • Introductory Microeconomics Class 12 CBSE (Hindi Medium) by TR Jain and VK Ohri
  • Introductory Macroeconomics Class 12 CBSE (Hindi Medium) by TR Jain and VK Ohri

What are the best humanities books for CBSE sociology?

  • Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 12 Political Science Book Chapterwise & Topicwise by Oswaal
  • 15 Sample Question Political Science Class 12th Cbse 2019-2020 by Arihant
  • Indian Society Textbook in Sociology for Class - 12 by NCERT

Are NCERT books enough for preparing class 12 humanities syllabus?

Yes. NCERT books are enough for preparing class 12 humanities syllabus. These books are designed to help students get deeper insights about each topic. 

Which is the best book for Humanities class 12 Maths?

All in One Mathematics class 12 by Arihant Publication is one of the best books for Humanities class 12 Maths.