International Sanskrit Examination Resource
Free Option B Course Books and Materials
The following study materials and books may be downloaded for individual use.
Institutions preparing students for the IGCSE examinations are welcome to use the materials but should register that use with ISER.
An overview of the contents of each book can be viewed on the Examination Preparation page, together with any special notes related to syllabus requirements.
When updates are made to existing books every endeavour is made to supply the last available book.
The course is copyright to St James Schools:
(previous experience of Sanskrit at a more basic level is assumed)
MAIN BOOKS: St James Sanskrit Course, book 2: St James Sanskrit Course Book 2
St James Sanskrit Course, book 3: St James Sanskrit Course Book 3
Epic Civilisation Course: This course may be printed directly from the syllabus.
IGCSE Option B Exam study workbook: This covers most of the grammar required for Option B as well as exercises, all the set texts needed to prepare for the Option B exam and the Epic Civilization course. For more experienced candidates this could be be used instead of St James Books 2 and 3. Click Here
For anyone who still has an older version of St James Book 3 (pre-2009) you can update your old book by downloading: Updated Gita verse pages and the New Hitopadesha Stories, however it is recommended that you use the latest version of Book 3 listed above.
List of Option B grammar sutras: this is the alternative option which is set against the Hitopadesha stories. Panini Sutra list
Rearranged vocabulary list: This list is in categories rather than being alphabetical. This can provide a helpful way of testing and remembering the words. List
Set Text Stories for 2010: IGCSE Set Text Book
Dhatus & Verb Form Chart: chart
Last page update: 8.4.13