International Sanskrit Examination Resource 

Free Course Books and Materials for 2019 onwards

The following study materials and books may be downloaded for individual use. 

Sanskrit knowledge at a more basic level is assumed prior to using the course books listed below. A full course, step by step from the beginning, is available through published course books - see information elsewhere on this site - together with free videos. New students could be 'fast-tracked' using the 'An Introductory Book from Year 7' with Answers.


1. IGCSE Part 1 This follows on from Mahabharata Book 3 (see Published Course books).

2. IGCSE Part 2 (draft)

3. Videos for IGCSE 2019 onwards - see side menu.  These provide a systematic course, from the beginning, or can be picked up by the student at a level suitable to his/her knowledge. These cover the main points of the syllabus. Study books are used with each video and homework is suggested. Tests which follow Series 2, Videos 1, 4 and 7 should be helpful for checking progress. More tests and answers may be found in the tutors' section.

4. Epic Civilisation Course

5. IGCSE Set Literature Study Aid    Translations  (These help with the Set Literature for 2019 onwards. Last updated 15.7.18)

Support materials:

1. Language Study Aid    (A revision booklet covering most of the grammar required as well as exercises.)

2. Paradigm lists & videos:  Nouns  Verbs   Audio and video

3. Rearranged vocabulary: starred list  'Sanskrit only' list (These lists of IGCSE words are in categories rather than being alphabetical.)




Note that these books include literature extracts for practice only; literature which will be examined is listed in no. 5 above.

                           St James Sanskrit Course Book 1A                           

                           St James Sanskrit Course Book 1   

                           St James Sanskrit Course Book 2  

                           St James Sanskrit Course Book 3 

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Last page update:5.12.18