Books to refer while preparing for IITJEE

Most of you must have this confusion as to which books to refer while preparing for IITJEE. Well the solution to this confusion is quite simple: follow one and be thorough with it. Though there are some really good books and here in this blog I will suggest you some of them. But make sure that first you complete one and then only jump to another book. While studying from books do each and every practice question i.e. solved examples, unsolved questions, MCQ, and all types of question. But before following these books please ensure you are comfortable with your board level books. You must study from NCERT. NCERT books will help you score great marks in JEE MAIN.



I will strongly suggest Concepts of Physics by H C Verma part 1 and 2. You should read each and every line in the book. Solve all the numerical – solved and unsolved, and MCQ questions which are mostly theoretical. This book increases your understanding of the subject to a great extent. It strongly builds your concept.

Now if you think, you have time left then you can refer either of the two:

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov: Though it is one of the best books but it is usually advised to refer it in your free time. It is very difficult and time consuming

Cengage series: It is a set of 6 books each dealing with different modules of physics. It has abundant no. of questions in all types. I will suggest to solve them within time limit for better results.



Chemistry in itself is 3 subjects- Organic, Inorganic, and Physical. It is easy scoring part and less time consuming while attempting question paper. But you need to be thorough with concepts.

Physical: It is considered to be the easiest part and requires less of verbatim learning and more of understanding. For good quality questions refer Goldberg publication book. It has all the important type of questions that can be framed. You can also use O P Tondon or R C Mukherjee. It is quite famous among students as it has ample no. of questions to practice.

Inorganic: This part requires minimum time for solving but maximum time for learning. A thorough knowledge of NCERT is enough for JEE MAIN but you can refer J D Lee  for more knowledge and higher level questions.

Organic: It requires both understanding and verbatim learning. You need to learn many equations but at the same time you need to be thorough with the concepts too. You may expect many questions from this part. Solomons and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry for IIT JEE and Morrison and Boyd Organic Chemistry both are equally good. Then for more question practice you can also refer O P Tandon.  


Maths is the most time consuming section but if you have done ample of practice then you are definitely going to get through it in exams too. For maths usually different books have some sections that are good. So you can refer following books for the stated topics.

Differential Calculus – A Das Gupta

Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney

Plane Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney

Problems in Calculus of One Variable – I.A. Maron

Higher Algebra- Hall and Knight


The following two books are also good

Maths XI & XII by R.D. Sharma

IIT Mathematics – M.L. Khanna

Cengage series is also good and can be used for practicing questions of all types like MCQ, multiple correct, matching questions, fill in the blanks , etc.  

So I hope this may help you with your JEE preparations. Just make sure that you follow one book at a time and then jump to another. Apart from this you can take help from study materials available at educational websites such as www.winuall.com , or coaching institutes materials are also good.  


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