37 Evergreen, Best Books for JEE Main & Advanced – 2019

best-books-jee-main-advancedChoosing the right books for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 2017 will provide the correct direction to your JEE preparation. JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams are not new.

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When I took the examinations, there used to be IIT JEE (Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination) and AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exams), but this was almost 9 years ago – so yes it has been a very long time. But, some things still remain the same, like the books mentioned below.


READ: A brief history of the JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.

I have written a post about the must-have JEE Main exam prep books where I talked about some additional reference books.

These books listed below have stood the test of time since many years and almost all successful IIT JEE, AIEEE, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced aspirants swear by these books. Although its not like all the 65 books have been used by each and every aspirant but you might want to refer to 1 – 2 books from each subsection mentioned below.

To make it simple for you, I have put comments next to each of the books regarding how I used it and how it was used by my friends who got much better ranks than me in the JEE exams.

1. Chemistry
1a. General Books
1b. Physical Chemistry
1c. Organic Chemistry
1d. Inorganic Chemistry
2. Physics
3. Mathematics
3a. General Books
3b. Algebra
3c. Trigonometry
3d. 3D, Vector & Co-ordinate Geometry
3e. Calculus

Chemistry Books for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

General Books for Chemistry prep

The two books below will help you cover pretty much everything you need for cracking the Chemistry paper in the JEE Main and Advanced exams. However, to go that extra mile you will have to refer some additional books and we have got you covered there too!

Chemistry Textbooks for Class 11 & Class 12 by NCERT

ncert-chemistry-textbook-pictureThe NCERT Chemistry text books for Class 11 and Class 12 are really great when it comes to getting started with Chemistry at this level and helps you pick up some of the most important concepts of JEE Mains and Advanced Chemistry in a really great way for all the three branches of chemistry – Physical, Organic and Inorganic.

I did a mistake of not referring to these books initially and paid a huge price when I scored bad in my first all India test that was conducted by Brilliant Tutorials. After I saw that my other friends, whom I thought to be smarter than me, were referring to these books I knew where to look next. These books are available in 4 total parts and you can find them here.

IIT JEE Chemistry by O.P. Agarwal

This is one book that is recommended by almost any JEE chemistry teacher or even shopkeeper when you speak about Chemistry for JEE Prep. But you gotta take my word on this that you should avoid studying Inorganic and Organic chemistry from this book when you are just starting out.

The only reason you should have this book with you is as your chapter-wise and topic-wise guide and also for the vast number of problems at the end of each chapters. But, try to avoid this book as much as possible for concept-building.


Physical Chemistry (Numerical Chemistry) Books for JEE

physical-chemistry-op-tandon-picturePhysical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

Various Physical Chemistry concepts have been explained to great depth in this book and it also accompanies tough problems of various levels with their solutions. If you are preparing with taking JEE Advanced in mind then the problems in this book will be of great help to you however if you are looking to appear only for JEE Mains then you can give this book a miss. More details about this book can be found here.

numerical-chemistry-p-bahadur-picturePhysical Chemistry by P.Bahadur

This book for Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur is as good as the one by O.P Tandon, that I mentioned above and can be used for preparing both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams. During my days of JEE preparation, I did refer to the chapters of Chemical Kinetics, Ionic Equilibrium & Thermodynamics from this book and solved most of the numerical problems as daily practice.

university-chemistry-bruce-mahan-pictureUniversity Chemistry by Bruce H. Mahan

This book is a course text-book higher education level Physical Chemistry in many colleges and provides in-depth explanation and coverage of almost all topics related to the subject. If you are in doubt about any specific topic in Physical chemistry then reading through that part of the book is highly recommended. You can find more details about this book here.

modern-approach-to-chemical-calculations-mukherjee-pictureModern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

This book can easily be termed as the H.C. Verma of Chemistry, well not literally! During my JEE preparation days I used to swear by this book owing to the quality of the numerical problems in it and the explanation of the solutions – simple, to the point and lucid. Without solving questions from this book no preparation for JEE level physical chemistry can be termed as complete. More details about this book can be found here.

physical-chemistry-peter-atkins-picturePhysical Chemistry by P.W.Atkins

Before I say anything about Physical Chemistry by P.W.Atkins, please make sure you do not go into solving the problems in this book. They are of really high level and you do not really need to solve such problems to prepare yourself for the JEE Main exams or even the JEE Advanced exams. Just refer to the book for its solid concepts. Reading through the book was a charm during my JEE Prep days.


JEE Main Organic Chemistry Books (and Advanced)

Like I mentioned above, you must go through the Organic Chemistry chapters in the NCERT chemistry text books for Class 11 and Class 12 before you touch any of the books in this list. I am saying this out of experience as it would make it easier for you to have a rough idea of what the author is trying to convey.

Organic Chemistry is a highly scoring subject provided you have crystal clear concepts. Wrong information and bad teaching practices have created a false assumption among students that Organic Chemistry is tough, which is not at all true. You should also go through these common mistakes in Organic Chemistry that students make during their JEE Prep.

organic-chemistry-op-tandon-pictureOrganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

This text book for Organic Chemistry, written by O.P. Tandon puts JEE Main and Advanced exams forward, which means you will spend less time finding problems to solve for your daily practice. However, I was not a fan of this book when it comes to studying Organic Chemistry although many of my friends do make this one as their primary reference book.

Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

organic-chemistry-morisson-boyd-pictureOrganic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd is definitely one of the best books for Organic Chemistry out there. Now, if you really want to build some of the best and most solid concepts in Organic Chemistry, this book should be on the top of your lists. Now, mind you the book is really thick which means you will have to put in extra hours. But trust me, if you do all these, you will definitely have an edge over your friends in the Organic Chemistry part of the JEE Main / Advanced exams.

You should also spend some time to solve the end-of-chapter questions to check your grasp of various concepts. FIITJEE generally gives tough organic questions in their All India Open Tests and I had scored a 99.99 – percentile in the Organic Chemistry module just be studying Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd.

advanced-problems-in-organic-chemistry-chauhan-pictureAdvanced Problems In Organic Chemistry For JEE by MS Chauhan

This book has a vast amount of great JEE level problems and tricky questions that really test your Organic Chemistry concepts to the core. A must buy, if you want to gauge your preparation in Organic. However, there is a solution manual available as well for this book but we would suggest not to get the manual before you have put your 110% in solving the problems. More details here.

Organic Chemistry by Solomons

organic-chemistry-solomonsOrganic Chemistry by Solomons and Fryhle is another great book that can be used for JEE Main & Advanced Organic Chemistry preparation. It is more of a choice – you can either choose between this or the Organic Chemistry book by Morrison & Boyd. I used to hear from my friends that the concepts of Stereochemistry has been explained in the simplest yet most effective way possible in this book.

The publishers of this book have released a JEE Mains special edition which drops out all the JEE irrelevant matter from the original book. You can find it here.

reactions-rearrangements-reagents-sanyalReactions, Rearrangements and Reagents by Sanyal

This book is more like a reference textbook and final revision material for Organic Chemistry. It contains all the name reactions, reagents and basic concepts like SN-1 SN-2 +I -I +R -R. It also list the practical use of all the organic chemical reactions so that you do not have to mug up things and can remember reactions by their actual utility.

I saw this book with a fellow JEE aspirant on the day of the final exam and regretted for sure that I could have saved so much time had I known about this book before hand. A must have, for sure. You can go through the comments section on Flipkart to see how many students actually swear by this book!


Inorganic Chemistry Books for JEE Mains & Advanced

Inorganic Chemistry preparation, in my humble opinion, differs a bit from the two other branches of chemistry. You will have to be more thorough with properties of elements and compounds. Now, for Inorganic Chemistry your NCERT Chemistry text books for Class 11 and Class 12 are really really really indispensable. This was true 9 years back when I took my JEE exam and this is true even till this date!

Arihant’s Inorganic Chemistry

In addition to the NCERT Texts, you will need another book that is written with JEE exams in mind just so that you can get a feel of the kind of questions you can expect on your D-Day. The Inorganic Chemistry book from Arihant has a good amount of JEE level problems and solved questions from previous years. You should use this book as the one from O.P. Tandon mentioned below just to solve the problems – try to avoid reading theory from either of them.

inorganic-chemistry-op-tandon-picturesInorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

This book is an alternative to the Arihant book I mentioned above. Same commentary applies here as well – just use the book for solving the JEE level questions and to go through the questions that have been asked in the previous years’ papers. Avoid reading theory from them. More details about the book can be found here.

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

concise-inorganic-chemistry-jd-leeLooking for a solid base to your Inorganic Chemistry Preparation? Look no further! Yes, Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee is the best book for Inorganic Chemistry reference for your prep. The book is extremely relevant to JEE portions and does an awesome job in explaining concepts such as the periodic table properties and chemical bonding.

However, some portions in this book might not be your cup of tea so I would strongly recommend to go through the NCERT texts first before you start reading from this book. I used this book on various occasions during my preparation and surely reaped the benefits.


Physics Books for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

Physics used to be one of my most favourite subjects back in the day when I was preparing for JEE exams. Its only because Physics is one subject which you can correlate with your surroundings very easily. However, this is entirely my view point and you may not agree with me which is okay.

In addition to the Physics Textbooks for Classes 11 and 12 by NCERT (always keep in mind that JEE Main and Advanced exams are organised by CBSE), here are some of the Physics books for JEE Main and Advanced exams.

Concepts of Physics Volume 1 & Volume 2 by H.C. Verma

concepts-of-physics-hc-vermaThis is a very fine general Physics textbook written by Prof. H.C. Verma, who also happens to be a professor and an experimental physicist at IIT Kanpur. Here is the link to his website. Available in two volumes, this book is more than enough for building your concepts of Physics. All the basic theory and concepts have been explained by the prof in simple and easy to understand language.

After studying the chapters, you should attempt the end-of-chapter problems so that you can verify whether or not you thoroughly understood the concepts in there. Some problems are of very easy level and some are tough – try to complete the tough ones as well. In my opinion, if you study both the books well, you should be all set with your Physics preparation for JEE.

IIT JEE Main & Advanced – 14 Year’s Objective Solved Papers

jee-physics-previous-papersNot a reference book per se, but this one will help you to get an idea of what kind of questions are actually asked in the JEE Mains and Advanced exams.

When you finish studying a chapter from H.C. Verma or any of physics books mentioned below, try to attempt problems of those topics from this book so that you know where you stand in your Physics preparation for the JEE exams. I would recommend you to buy this book but any other book that has a listing of previous years’ JEE questions is good enough as well.

fundamentals-of-physics-resnick-hallidayFundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

This is an expensive book and a really thick one but it is a charm to read physics from this book. Used as a general physics textbook in American universities, you can refer to this book just for additional study and there is no compulsion for going through this book. The only reason I studied a few chapters (Gravitation, Kinematics & electrostatics) from this book was the author’s ability to explain everything so well from nature’s point of view.

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

problems-in-general-physics-irodovI.E. Irodov was one of the greatest General Physicists of all time (fun fact – he was a soldier in World War 2). His book, Problems in General Physics contains close to 300 problems in various topics of General Physics and in order to solve these problems you will really need to have strong concepts.

However, I did not have the time to solve the entire book (and trust me no one actually does that) but I did try to solve the problems from kinematics, gravitation and fluid mechanics. You do not need to buy this book as it is available online along with its solutions at this website.

A Collection of Questions & Problems in Physics by L.A. Sena

collection-of-questions-and-problems-in-physics-la-senaIf you are doing self-study and have not joined any coaching class or tutorials for your JEE Prep then I would surely recommend you to use this book.Why? This book not only has more than 400 highly conceptual problems but also has the solutions for each of them and the solutions are accompanied by well-illustrated diagrams. You can read more about this book here.

I came to know about this book after starting college at IIT Bombay when a couple of my friends from Chhatisgarh were discussing about this book – they had not taken any coaching classes.

Physics Volume 1 & 2 by Tipler

physics-tipler-picturesThe Physics texts (Vol 1 and Vol 2) authored by P.A. Tipler is a textbook for general physics used by students in many countries. One good thing about this book is the way things are laid out such as real-life examples and excerpts from documentaries – helps in the long run to those students who are preparing own their own.

In my opinion if you do not want to buy the expensive books by Resnick and Halliday mentioned above you could buy these books instead (provided you have enough time to go through additional material for Physics, after you are done with studying HC Verma).


Mathematics Books for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

For time immemorial Mathematics has been one of those subject where JEE paper setters have always tried to put the skills of aspirants at test. Mathematics problems can either be very easy to solve or look too deceiving before you can actually figure out how complicated they are. But, with ample practice you can overcome everything.

General Books for JEE Mathematics Prep

In my opinion, Cracking JEE Maths is more about practice than concepts. You just have a couple of hours to prove your mettle on the exam day, so when it comes to Mathematics you must make sure you practice a lot and practice a very wide variety of questions. Here are a few general books that you must follow in addition to the NCERT Class 11, 12 Math textbooks.

Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12 by RD Sharma OR Maths for Class 11 & Class 12 by R.S. Agarwal 

mathematics-class-11-rd-sharmaAs the heading for this section suggests, you should go for either of the books as both give a general outlook to all the required and important topics in Mathematics for JEE Main and Advanced exams. Both the books have an ample amount of solved examples and detailed explanations for various mathematical concepts. The ideal way to prepare is start with one of these books and then move on to the books mentioned below (as required)

Link for Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12 by RD Sharma – Vol 1, Vol 2

Link for Maths for Class 11 & Class 12 by R.S. Agarwal

Tata McGraw Hill (TMH) Mathematics

tmh-mathematics-for-jee-mainTMH for JEE Mathematics is a must if you are targeting either JEE Main or JEE Advanced or both. The level of problems in this book go from easy to very difficult and every problem in the book is different from the last one. This makes sure you are exposed to a variety of types of Math problems so that you are well equipped for the JEE Main and Advanced days.

One suggestion from my end would be that you should go slow with the book as some of the very tough problems can at times de-motivate you. When you see yourself running into such a situation, take it easy, take a break and come back to it later. I used this book myself and owe my success in JEE math to this one.

PRO Tip – Do not use this book for building concepts, coz you won’t find any. Its a pure drill question bank of the top notch level.


Algebra Books for JEE Main & Advanced

algebra-jee-main-advanced-arihantAlgebra By SK Goyal from Arihant

This book is one of the best JEE Level books out there – has the right mix of theory and problems. If you are preparing with JEE Advanced as your target then this one should be your go-to book and you can avoid the books I mentioned in the general section above, not the TMH one of course. I have heard good things about the book but it was not there during my days of JEE Prep so no personal comments. More details.

higher-algebra-hall-knight-bookHall & Knight – Higher Algebra

Although I did not refer to this book ever but have always heard good things about it from my friends who were preparing with me. If you are looking for a book to build your Algebra concepts and go through more theory then you should have a copy of Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight. However, it being a general algebra book you can stumble on to many topics that do not fall in the purview of JEE syllabus.


Trigonometry Books for JEE Main

trigonometry-sl-loneyPlane Trigonometry by SL Loney

This book has been used since many years for preparing JEE Trigonometry. You might not be fond of the presentation of topics in the book but has good concepts. What I did was just used this book to go through various necessary Trigonometry concepts and then used the TMH Math book to solve problems. My suggestion – you do not need to buy the book compulsorily.


3D, Vector & Co-Ordinate Geometry for JEE Main & Advanced

coordinate-geometry-sl-loneyCo-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney 

Co-ordinate geometry are some of the very easy topics in JEE Main and Advanced exams and students usually score pretty high. I used to read a couple of chapters from this book and then used the TMH book to solve the problems. However,I did not refer it to much because of the fact that the co-ordinate geometry problems can be pretty much solved with your class 10 (CBSE) geometry knowledge and some basic common sense.

vectors-3d-geometry-arihantVector and 3D Geometry from Arihant

This is another book from Arihant that is favorite among the JEE prep circle and teachers when it comes to studying Vector and 3D geometry. Like Co-Ordinate geometry, these are some really simple sections as well and you aim should be score full. I did not use this book, instead studied Vector and 3D geometry – both from the NCERT Mathematics Text Books. You can find more details about the book here.


Calculus Books for JEE Prep

Calculus is a very important topic in both JEE Main and Advanced exams. Make sure you leave no stone unturned in order to master this branch of mathematics. Calculus would be needed in your first year of engineering and the years to come depending on the branch you choose.

Differential Calculus from Arihant

integral-calculus-arihantThis is one of the best JEE Main and Advanced focused books in the market for studying Differential Calculations. It has both good amount of theoretical concepts and practice problems which vary between various levels of difficulty. You could start with the NCERT books and then continue with this. More details about the book here.

Integral Calculus from Arihant

Just like the Differential Calculus book from Arihant, this one is also equally good and will help you in preparing well for the Integral calculus portions for the JEE exams. With calculus you must always remember that practice is the key to success!

[*] A note about some more books. Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron (link) and J. Edward’s book on Calculus (link) are some great books that you could refer to when you want additional help. However, the calculus books from Arihant cover all these material and also follow it up with JEE level problems and previous years’ questions.


Probability Books for JEE Math

This is the trickiest of all topics in the entire JEE Syllabus. In my experience you can either solve a JEE level probability question in one shot or get stuck on it. Now, in the exams if you are stuck on a Probability question then better leave it for later. You can score way more by concentrating on questions from other areas.

Introduction to Probability & Its Applications by W. Feller is one of the best probability books out there. But it is a really vast book and lot of topics in it are not required for the JEE prep. You can refer to it if you want but trust me, you would be better off studying Probability from the NCERT math text books and then solving related questions from the TMH math book (look above)


I hope with this massive list, you can choose 1 (or may be 2) book from each of the sections and begin your JEE preparation or put it back on track if you are already at it. Always remember, success in JEE is a mixture of hard work, conceptual clarity and of course some luck!

Please let me know in the comments section if you like this list. You can also tell me if you feel I missed out any good book or I need to remove a book from the list above.

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  • Anant Grover -

    I want to take a help from anyone of u all. Currently I m in class 9th so Shall I start my preparation for jee from 9th only or later

    • Shruti P. -

      Class 9 will be a great time to start concentrating on your basics of science and maths. You can start going through ncert books of class 10 and then class 11. But always remember that you should first finish your class 9 portions before doing any of the higher class books 🙂 Hope that helps

  • Diwakar -

    mam I m a average student and I wnn to study physics for jee mains in a simple way…so plz cn u suggst me a bst book of physics Which strts their concepts frm very low to high level plz……Physics n Physical chmistry

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Diwakar, NCERT books are the best for grasping the concepts. You should also use the Physics books by HC Verma which are equally good and even better for certain topics.

      Re-read the concepts over and over again until you understand them completely. I was an average student too when I started my JEE Prep but with hardwork and sheer determination I managed to get a good rank. All the best 🙂

      • vishesh sachdev -

        if you want to getfull marks in physics then follow this books==>>
        1) physics by h c verma
        2) error less physics
        3)ncert 11th and 12th
        4)abc physics
        5)arihant physics for jee
        you should solve full book of h c verma because h c verma is a father of physics ok

  • Rizwan Baruah -

    Informations regarding these books are really true….I have tried some of those and these are just awesome……. Every jee aspirant should give an eye on this helpful site

  • Saurabh -

    Mam mai chemistry me weak hu aur mai iit crack krna chahta hu please koi chemistry kiaise book btaeye jisse mai iit crack kr sku

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Saurabh. Physical CHemistry se start karo if you feel you are weak in CHemistry. Numericals ko master karo then touch Inorganic – Ismein mostly elements / compunds ki properties yaad rakhni padti hain. Sabse pehle, you should read the chapters from NCERT books.

  • Rishu lakra -

    I have to clear just jee main with 200 marks so wht I have to read to get 200 marks in jee main exam…….plzz tell me for all subject

  • Ram -

    Hi Mam! I want to crack iit and be listed in top 10 (2017).Can you suggest me some important advice related to books,etc.?

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Ram,

      Like I have mentioned earlier, appearing in JEE is one of the best decisions. Limit yourself to two books each for every subject for starting the preparation:

      1. Theory Books
      2. Book for numericals / practice

      Take unlimited tests and solve many questions. Repeat solving the same question.

      Hope this helps


  • Yash Sharma -

    Hii! Mam,thank you so much for giving these helpful details,but mam i wants to crack both jee mains & advance,so i’am confused which book of physical chemistry(p.bahadur,op tondon,r.c mukherjee) i have to buy to clear my all concepts & also crack jee exam with maxi. marks & i also wants advice for the book of inorganic chemistry which can complete my all concepts of inorg. chemi. & also help me to crack jee mains & advance with maxi. Marks, so kindly help me to complete my concepts by giving me advice of best books for me to crack jee(mains &advance) with maxi.marks,thank you mam.

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Yash, Physical CHemistry is one of the highly scoring sections of JEE Chemistry so get this straight – your concepts should be clear and you should practice and practice a lot.

      RC Mukherjee Book is great for practicing numericals and there by strengthening your concepts.

      For reading theory you can start with the NCERT books as the information given in this book is to the point and totally apt for beginners.


  • Aseem Muhammad -

    thank you very much for this article.
    I got some books of maths and physics.but i can under stand what type of quastion is asked on the exam plzz give me a right path of syllobus(sorry if i make any mistake above becouse i am very very week in english)

    • Shruti P. -

      We are working on our next 2 guides titled:

      1. How to prepare for JEE Main that gets you a top rank.
      2. Open floodgates of marks in your JEE Exam

      Stay tuned, your queries will be answered in these guides

  • neeraj -

    hi everyone,,
    i’m in 11 , want to crack iit, what should I do, if from today I will start preparation ??
    plz tells me …

    • Shruti P. -

      Neeraj, there is no apt number for this. Study 4 – 6 hours daily depending on what you are comfortable with. Practice questions and previous years’ papers a lot.

  • Mohd .Nauman -

    Mam , Telugu akdemi question bank for mains and iit is suitable for preparation and undetstanding physics and to cracks mains …mam pl..z give advice

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Nauman, I have not gotten a chance to go through the book you mentioned, so i am not sure.

      Pick from one of the books I mentioned in the list above and you should be good to go.

  • Akash -

    This is a good list of helpful books every jee aspirant should have.
    Thanks for the post.
    I am using G.Tewani by cengage for practice in place of TMH…Is it okay..?
    Plz do rply or mail me in my inbox.
    Thanks mam

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Akash, I think TMH has a better collection of problems as compared to the Cengage material. Hope this helps.

      All the best for your preparation.


  • Akash -

    This is a good list of helpful books,every jee aspirant should have.
    Thanks for the post.
    I am using G.Tewani by Cengage for practicing instead of TMH….Is it okay or I would buy TMH.
    Plz do rply or mail me in my inbox.Thanks.

  • freeiitjeecoaching -

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  • Iitjee Online Preparation For Free -

    Re-read the ideas over and once again till you perceive them fully. i used to be a mean student too once I started my JEE homework however with hardwork and sheer determination

  • Akash -

    This is a good list of helpful books for iitjee aspiring students.I am using cengage instead of TMH maths for practice…Is it sufficient or do I also need to buy Tmh ..? Plz do rply or you can mail me…Thanks.

    • Imtiyaz Hassan -

      I am a B.Tech student at IIT Kharagpur.
      i suggest you that you should go through TMH
      Best book for IIT aspirants.
      best of Luck n work harder


    Ma’am i want to prepare for jee mains 2016 and at the same time i have to prepare for my college exams. i am giving jee mains for a better college. kindly suggest me a way out to keep it balanced. also suggest me some ways of time management so that am able to prepare well for both the things. and for the books i had prefered arihant’s crash course for jee mains
    Are these books ok for preparation or should i change???

  • Vedant Deshmukh -

    Your Message… Mam this is vedant here. I am in clas 11th wants to score 300 above in mains. I need suggesthn about how much hours i should study and how to spend time for theory and numericals?curently i sleep for 4 hours a day ,is my slep god enough?

  • Aneek Biswas -

    Hi mam, I am bit weak in chemistry, and I want to set off with physical chemistry. But in but confused about what to choose between atkins and silbey, Robert J. Which one is the best?

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Aneek,

      Although Silbey and Robert are great authors but I would still recommend the Physical Chemistry book by JD Atkins – just for its simplicity and lucidity.

  • dharmendra kumar -

    Hi mam please provide me these best books in pdf format as soon as possible because i am wants to help P.M. modi to save the nature.

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Ajay, I think you should give equal importance to Physics as well. You never know the JEE Examination Committee decisions – what if they start enforcing sectional cut-offs.

      So your aim should be to achieve equally good scores in all 3 subjects Physics, CHemistry and Maths

  • Mit Bakhai -

    Very helpful. my financial condition is not so good therefore pls. Say me which books are available in PDF and which is compulsory book and which of these books are cheap so I can buy it if it is not available from PDF.

    Once again thank you very much

  • Saras -

    Ma’am I am a student of class 11th and i have completed NCERT but my concepts are still not that much clear so I am getting problem in solving question in physics and chemistry so which reference book should i start for concepts and which one for practsing problem.
    I have also completed R. D. Sharma and i think i am good in maths but still which book i should start practsing from. Section wise.

    Pls Reply soon.

  • Prabhakar M.S. -

    I am a 45 years old voluntary retired engineer.
    I wish to change my profession to be a tutor who is capable to coach iit jee aspirants in physics, chemistry and mathematics. As i have no other work, full time i will be preparing towards my aim of mastering Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. As i have lost touch, i have to begin from the basics. How long will it take for me to reach the jee advanced level of proficiency and be fit for imparting coaching?.
    I was a brilliant student during my student days. I wish to start a small self independent coaching classes for jee main and advanced, where i wish to teach all subjects myself. Kindly
    give your suggestions.

  • Sanjana -

    Hey can anyone help me in getting a gud book for physics that too from basics I am studying in ramiah and I want to crack IIT mainly from kinematics that too having solution

  • shantanu sachdeva -

    Hi shruti
    Read ur article and i found it great
    But the thing that my teachers suggest is that u should not make a library out of ur room
    So can u suggest me the best 3 books in each phys chem and maths except ncerts?
    P.s: also tell me.which institute were u in?
    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Shantanu, your teacher is absolutely right. But the point is you might be comfortable with one book and some other student might be comfortable with another.

      Like I have already mentioned several times, NCERT books are a must for all three subjects.

      If you need more practice and understanding then refer to the other books as well.

      • Shruti P. -

        And yes, I did not join any coaching class but took a crash course of 6 weeks. However, my friends who joined coaching were in a better position than me.

        I am not saying its a must to join coaching but may be I am not that brilliant 🙂

        Thanks, all the best

  • Shruti P. -

    You are right Saurabh. That is why at the beginning of the Post I clearly mentioned in bold letters –

    “Although its impossible to refer all books, but you might want to refer to 1 – 2 books for each subject” to broaden your understanding.

    Thanks 🙂

    • Aman Kumar -

      Maam i want to ask from which book should i start my jee prep. First……..NCERT or simply pay attention to H C VERMA

      I have this query because ncert textbook lacks most of the info and concepts which are given in hc verma

    • satvik -

      yes it is best book lookinga t the paper of jeeadvance 2015 it is best book for maths
      g tewani is not an intelligent man this book contain aiits questions from fiitjee resonanceand many other coaching instituts

      • satvik -

        yes it is best book lookinga t the paper of jeeadvance 2015 it is best book for maths
        g tewani is not an author he copied aiits papers for coaching institutes this book contain aiits questions from fiitjee resonanceand many other coaching instituts which are of high level and useful for us

  • Free Iitjee Coaching Classes -

    It is additional of a alternative you’ll be able to either make a choice from this or the chemistry book by Morrison & Boyd. I accustomed hear from my friends that the ideas of Stereochemistry has been explained within the simplest however handiest means attainable in their books.

  • Sankalp -

    Shruti didi,
    Organic chemistry by Himanshu Pandey is also a good book for jee, was recommended to me by my fiitjee teachers you might consider adding it to the list, rest all books are best available books for jee prep.

    Thanks for this post

  • Free Iitjee Coaching Classes -

    It is further of a various you’ll be able to either create a alternative from this or the chemistry book by Morrison & Boyd. I accustomed hear from my friends that the concepts of Stereochemistry has been explained inside the only but handiest suggests that getable in their books.I have ”early calculus by larson and edward” pls recommend if this book is sweet for jee..

  • Aadi Hegde -

    mam.. am a average student.. I want a book in maths… with detailed concepts…. and problems… which book can I refer..?? plss help me..

    • Shruti P. -

      Hi Aadi, for maths concepts you should refer to the NCERT maths books. I know many teachers and students say those are not the best books for JEE Maths but trust me they have the JEE Maths concepts put put in the easiest possible way.

      FOr solving problems, refer to TMH for Mathematics.

      • satvik -

        but mam tmh contains very huge amount of questions and we doesnt have enough time
        and ncert doesnt get anything it is a verylow level book and the questions asked in jeeadvanced 2015 are of very very high level than ncert
        from my point of view for maths do only packages of coaching institutes and archive for maths

  • Manish -

    I have solved all questions of Ncert all subjects but still I am not able to get above 200 marks in my advance test series at my coaching
    what should I prefer lot now? ?

    • satvik -

      do coaching study materials for numericals but for concepts do only conceptual books for iit not numerical books because you have done numericals in your packages

  • Abhishek -

    Hi mam, I just wanted a good rank in jee mains so as to get any nit, please help me , I m preparing but confused a lot, don’t know what is right way……I’m weak in concepts, and yes please do guide me some books…. For only jee mains…..
    Thanks you a lot…

    • satvik -

      there is a huge difference in jee mains and advanced so for jee mains you have to do
      focus on class 11 and 12 both . many students focus only on class 12 boards and they do nothing with class11 and there are only 3 to 4 preparation days in jee mains after boards so focus on class12 and class11 both books for jee mains if you want to get good marks in jee mains so only focus jee advanced . jee adv prepares in such a way that you can get automatically good marks in jee mains so first read ncert and do exercises and then read university physics by hugh d yound 13 th edition :; organic chemistry by robert thorton ; inorganic by jd lee;physical by any of the above mentioned books;;;for maths i dont know

  • Abhishek Kumar Thakur -

    Your Message… (*)A fantastic one offcourse,it would hlp mny gys prprng 4 JEE.i thnk TMH nd arihant wid s.l loney wll be more than enough 4 maths. Intrstng dat i am a medical aspirant bt my sis nees dat.pls cll on NUMBER REDACTED.i need sme more hlp 4 her.

  • Abhishek Kumar Thakur -

    Shruti Di.If u hd sme time then pls recommend and send name sme evrgreen book 4 aipmt nd aiims,also 4 jipmer wbjee and bihar combined through e-mail.Thanxx for previous guidence

  • Saugata -

    This has been a comprehensive list of books for preparing JEE and thanks for that.
    It would be great if we have a mapping of topics with books for both theory and problems:
    Example: (Its just an example only)
    Theories on Mechanics – Resnick Halliday
    Problems in Mechanics: Irodov
    It would really be useful for all preparing JEE.

  • Shubham -

    Shruti Mam, I am presently in class 10 and covered up all my course. I am in future edge Institute and scored good in NTSE. Which coaching Institute should I prefer for 11? I have already cleared ncert 11 and 12.Also,I want to be AIR-1. Please suggest.

  • Sahil Singh -

    Hello Mam,I am also a student of class 10th and completed most of the chapters of physics and maths.For maths,i have solved rd sharma 11th and 12th.I am solving CENGAGE physics which is really amzing and I am looking for any advanced book for maths which could get me a good percentage of marks in jee. So,can you tell me should i also use cengage for maths or go for tmh.

    I have read your previous coments on cengage and tmh maths is a single book,so i am feeling complexions in it.
    Can i use both cengage and tmh?
    Please reply me and you have done a vey nice job and i have never seen any post like this.

  • Taranjit Kaur -

    could u plz tell me one book for jee main prep which can cover all three subjects ….
    and also one book which includes previous year’s questions……….
    plz reply soon

  • Taranjit Kaur -

    i have to give my jee exam this year.
    i m prepared with my +2 concepts in all sub.
    but still confused with +1 phy & chem. plz guide me about my studying pattern for it…

  • shivansh patel -

    Thanks mam for this helpful post. Mai paresan tha ki kaunsa sa book buy karoo lekin aapke wajah se mera confusion clear ho gya thanks mam

  • ajinkya -

    I have cengage (all 18) and HCV which other books do I need as there are plenty of questions here?Cenegage was recommended to me by my friend but it has too many problems.

  • rupesh kumar roy -

    Your Message… (*)hi mam maai aabhi 10th ka xam da raha hu muja iit ki tayari karni hah muja sara subject ka book ka nam suggest kara jiss sa ki maai aacha rank la saku thank u so much mam

  • roopa -

    I am studying inter first year and I want to be in top ten in mains and I want to succeed in advanced also. Please give suggestions

  • roopa -

    I am studying inter first year and I want to be in top ten in mains and I want to succeed in advanced also. Please give suggestions

  • Harsh Maurya -

    Hey guys great work i have to tell U all one thing on my way on buying the books i got to publisher (g.k. publications) this publisher is selling mathematics books at cheap price on flipkart as well books are exact copies of the one’s written by author as well they have part two also for trigonometry…

  • Neeraj kr -

    h! Sir i have cracked jeemains 2016 but i m confused what i should study now my chemistry portion is fine but maths & chemistry is not so gud so please reply i will wait how should i study

  • Neeraj kr -

    h! Sir i have cracked jeemains 2016 but i m confused what i should study now my chemistry portion is fine but maths & chemistry is not so gud so please reply i will wait how should i study?

  • Neeraj kr -

    h! Sir i have cracked jeemain with 73 marks my chemistry portion is f!ne but maths & physics is not so gud i m confused what I should study now please reply me

  • Mrinmoy Adhikary -

    hi mam, i want to get good marks in jee main and then want to get chance in iit.. but without coaching how can i get success??

  • Kunal -

    Currently… I am in standard 11th….I started my class from 2nd may in resonance….. Can u help me by telling whibook book I should prefer to get my selection in IITs…

  • ujjwal ruhela -

    mam my theory portion for jee is complete .plz tell me the best 1-2 books from above which strengthen my numeric portion in pcm….I prepare for 2017 jee …
    yr information is really helpful for all aspirants. thank u.

  • SHIVAM -

    Your Message… (*)hello..
    mam should I refer McGraw hill for chemistry and maths…
    Will they help me to crack JEE??

  • Siddharth -

    Mam I m in class 12th and I wish to appear in jee main 2017 but I think I’ve got less time to study and I also have to give mhcet ,please can u suggest a planar for me for 1 year please help …..

  • Muthu -

    Dear Shruti and friends,

    This is for my son. Could you suggest math books that will strengthen conceptual understanding (even though may not be useful for JEE). He will be going to grade 11 soon but won’t take JEE as he’s doing Math, Econ, Accounting, and Business. He may do either Math or Stats BSc later.

  • BDSA -

    Mam, I am in class 10 and I want to take admission in one of the IITs. But I am a merely an average student. Should I go for JEE. As my CGPA class 9 was only 8.8.
    Please reply.

  • shreekant -

    pl. comment fro following books
    2. Physics by Tipler Vol I & II.
    3. Solomons and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry for JEE (Main and Advanced)
    4. Physical Chemistry for JEE (Main and Advanced) (Wind)
    5. IIT Mathematis For JEE (Main & Advanced) (Set Of 2 Volumes) (Paperback) by ML KHANNA.

  • rIshabh sharma -

    shurti maM !
    i aM gOod In cHemistry. But. not in nuMerIals As mole concept and etc so plz advice me to select good book for. Iit questions i already done 11numericals

  • megha -

    Your Message… (*)hi shruti di….I am a 12 class dropper and want to appear for jee mains nd also weak in organic chemistry. ..which book for organic will be good for me….by Morrison and Loyd or by Sanyal


    Your Message… (*)I just want to know which book should i buy for organic chemistry lg wade or morrison and boyd.few days ago I saw a video of topper of 2013 jee main who ask to avoid to buy morrison.
    so m confused which is the best so plz… help me

  • Yash bajaj -

    Hello shruti
    I m in class 11 and had not joined any coaching institute can u help me
    Can tell me how should i prepare for jee

  • sruthi -

    thank you mam for your valuable message its really very helpful but mam I have only 1 year for jee mains can do it along with my class 12 board

  • sumit tiwari -

    I just want to crack jee mains (not advance) so can u please short list some books for the same. Even I didn’t join any coaching so what are your suggestion wheather I join coachings or study at home. please guide me and give the names of book for jee mains .please.

  • prasad j. K. -

    hi mam ! I start for preparation of iit jee from end of june 2016 . Can you think the time i have is sufficient for getting good rank . And how many hours i must study daily .or which shedule is best for me.

  • Gowtham -

    Mam i am complete 12th with 75% in JNV and attend for jee main (2016) but due to lack 4 marks I am not qualified but with my father suggestion & I decided to go for the long term and crack it this time , but now after reading your post I don’t want join in any coaching institutes I want prepare my self from my teacher guidance and from the good books
    but I am weak in physics so is it better go coaching classes or my self reading, is it good idea plz give me your valuable suggestions to my email

  • Anurag Mudgal -

    Mam i am 10th and i have completed my 10th pcm frm ncert and s chand-phy. and chem. and r.s.aggar. Maths.
    So i m thinking to start 11th. From books listed below. Jst tell whether my strategy is write or wrong and also suggest me whether i should go for self study or coaching. Thank you.

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  • Bobbili.Guru sai siva balaji -

    I am balaji I live in Hyderabad I always had a dream ro crack IIT but i am very distractive I always dont hurt others feelings so I cant tell NO to others
    U helped me think I am motivated only for a little while so can u suggest some alternative s to these problems ie the 2 problems I mentioned above
    But this helped me a lot

  • Bobbili Venkateswara Rao -

    This is my father account I am a person who doesnt like to hurt others feelings so when I wanted to study I get disturbed by my friends as I cant hurt them I cant say NO This is my 1st problem and I stay motivated only for a little while this is 2nd problem can u give me some alternatives for these 2 problems
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  • Gopika -

    Mam,I am using r d sharma’s book for maths ,h c verma’s book for physics and modern ABC for chemistry. Is this book are correct for my jee mains preparation and did I have to add any further book for cracking jee mains with a high marks.pls reply fastly mam

  • mohamed shifaz -

    Hi Maam
    what i read above was amazing but the problem is it put me into more of confusion of which book to buy.
    i have hc verma for physics but for chemistry(organic inorganic and physical) i need your serious recommendation for jeemains and even maths maamplzplz can you tellme which one(only 1) to refer for maths organic inorganic and physical chemistry
    plz maam asap im really hellout of confused here
    i hope you reply me asap

    Thx and regards

    shifaz mohamed

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  • Swaran Karthikeyan #30 -

    Starting in the 2nd term of 11th grade is not too late is it in order to clear the jee exams and get into IIT?Also could you please send me some links for good online coaching classes, or are the books mentioned enough?
    Thanks a ton!

  • Swaran Karthikeyan #30 -

    Aren’t these books a little too old?Will they still be able to help me in 2017/2018 or do I have to buy more?
    Thanks again

  • ajay -

    i have bought cengage books for mathematics and above books for physics and chemistry is that books help me to get rank in jee main ?

  • Shaikh Hammad -

    Tmh, contains 2 books, one for jee main and other for jee advanced. So, as the book u have mentioned above was for jee mains(2014),so can we refer or practice it for jee advanced also???? Please reply.

  • Rajesh -

    Hello Shruti,
    I live in Canada. I was looking for an advise for Jee Preparation Material for my Nephews ( One in English Medium and Other is in Gujarati Medium). I came across your fabulous blog/Site. I would like to thank you for mentoring all of us.Big thank you!

    My nephews have only one year to prepare for JEE Main ( 2018). Although I came across your two year Plan for JEE preparation, is there one year time table available? If yes, where can I find?

    The above suggested books in the article are very helpful however, considering one year available for preparation. Can you please suggest selected books subject wise, which provide; 1) Foundation or Conceptual clarity (without this no use of doing hundreds of questions), and 2) Books which provide quality questions and cover application of most of the theory presented in NCERT books. I do not want to buy two books. Apart from this, Do you have any ideas for Gujarati medium students.

    Look forward to hear from you.


    2) Quality questions w

    Second questions; Do you have any idea if any of the bove texts available for Gujarati Medium Students.

  • Rajesh -

    Corrections in my above message :

    I said I do not want to buy two books. What I mean was I do not want to buy multiple books for same topics for examples, In organic chemistry, Can I look for one book for theory and one book for quality questions etc.


  • mugdha ghosh -

    Thank you very much this very help , glad you shared with everyone didi 😀
    Thank you again .
    May god bless you.


    Good collection but the details for each book is missing. I wrote a blog on Top 12 Books for Your JEE Preparation here, where I have described why and how you should follow each book.

  • Pankaj Dahiya -

    thanks i am really happy to know the right books although i have use ms chauan solomon and fryhyle 2017 which was awsome book and have a very good theory but i am weak in maths so pls mujhe maths ki koi bdhiya theory books bataiye for jee(mains and advanced) hope you will help me soon once again thanks for the information … pls email me soon



  • Ravi sivaji -

    Thank for providing this much valuable information to students it’s very helpful to students who dream of cracking IIT and this website is the the best IIT guide I have ever visited on my browser I have been waiting for this type of website for this long I hope that this website will provide the same hope which it provided me to all students who think of IIT as a monster to be battled with good work and u are eligible to receive greater admiration

  • Shankar narayanan -

    Im a 12 std student of tn stateboard.. im willing to prepare for jee main.. suggest me the best book maam

  • shatrughan yadav -

    Man actually I am going to take admission in class11 isc board and I want to do fill jee main form without any coaching please help me

  • Akash -

    This helped me a lot to plan strategy for clearing IIT JEE. I cracked IIT JEE without any institute. I am in IIT DELHI now.

  • Shubham Jangid -

    Hii mam! I have heard that HC Verma doesn’t contained whole concepts & theories of jee syllabus in physics

  • Ritwik Neema -

    Hello mam I am 2018 drop out iit aspirant.
    I would like to know how far do u recommend cengage PCM collections. I read ur article and was impressed with the positive reviews it has received. I am eagerly waiting for your reply as my current Amazon cart contains 8 boons from your list.
    Thank you

  • Shweta -

    Thankyou very much . This information is very helpful . But you have not mentioned DC Pandey for physics . I think it is also a good book for JEE preparation

  • Ankit Gupta -

    Can you please tell the best book (only 1) from each section of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics?
    I will go to class 11 next year and I am finding problems because of such a large number of books suggested by you on this site and many others on other sites.

  • Rahul Singh -

    For coordinate geometry and algebra, SK GOYAL is the best….. it contains easy to toughest questions and better thing is that it has solutions also, so you don’t have to look up here and there if you are not getting any answer!!! I suggest everyone to buy it blindly if you are not getting any good book…..!!!

  • Abhinav sharma -

    It`s really very nice nd helpful in crakcing jee and also in gaining more knowledge by referring the book listed above! Thank u # SRUTHI mam.

  • Tejas bitale -

    Mam, im 12th now and I want prepare jee main & advance so please tell me best book which do my preparation early


    I am going 2 class11just after 2month what should be my preparation for JEEto get a rank in top500 and what should be my forth subject to balance my mark in HS final

  • Sanujit Acharya -

    Thank you madam, the article was very useful to me. But can you please recommend something about Arihant’s D.C. Pandey series of physics.

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