The books for Classes IX to XII will also cost 15% to 20% more from the academic session 2012-13.
According to the council, the demand for textbooks during the 2012-13 session will be around 3.5 crore.
The council had to revise printing charges by around 50% after a gap of 13 years. NCERT is mandated to publish books for the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and it decides on the print run of the books on the basis of the enrollment data.
The council has increased the price to a maximum of Rs 45 per book for Classes I to VIII. For higher classes, the average price rise has been 15% to 20%.