Best 10 books for IIT-JEE Preparation

Have you ever been to a restaurant and become hassled about what to eat, as everything you set your eyes on looked mouth-watering? Did you then end up eating and spending more than you should on the wrong dishes? This may be a little out of context but trust me, this is exactly what happens when it comes to picking the right JEE advanced books for your referral, folks. Due to the lack of proper guidance, students buy some junk books that are not that great and spend more money than required.

So, what exactly are the best books for IIT JEE Advanced? Which book would turn out to be your savior for important subjects like physics, chemistry, and maths? The biggest problem when a student starts preparing for JEE Advanced is what should he/she study to crack JEE. Along with the growing number of aspirants, even the number of professional writers and books is increasing.

Here’s a list of books which teachers and academicians have vouched for over the years. What more can you expect in this article? Well, a list of books subject wise! And we have kept the content concise and comprehensive for your benefit.

Read on!


  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma

These all-inclusive books are tailored for the students of 10+2 level. Apart from covering all the topics related to the JEE advanced syllabus, the two parts have a number of solved and unsolved problems for students. The best-covered topics in these books are Mechanics, Electrostatics, Modern Physics, Thermodynamics, and Optics.

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

Chapters like Electro Magnetism, Rotation, and Wave Optics have been covered very well in this book. It contains descriptions of physical principles, which are well supported by mathematical derivations of the equation, description of laboratory experiments, historical backgrounds, etc. followed by reliable, solved examples.

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

This book is divided into six parts. It has a preface at the beginning and chapter-wise answers and solutions at the end. The best-covered topics are Basis of Vector, Trigonometry, and Calculus. But it requires a clear understanding of physics concepts and can be very time-consuming. So, though it is one of the best reference books, it is advised to read only in your free time as an extra resource.


  • Mathematics

Maths XI & XII by R.D. Sharma

One of the best books in Mathematics for beginners, the two volumes include exercises that cover the entire syllabus of mathematics pertaining to IIT JEE advanced and other state level engineering examination preparation. These one-stop books have solved illustrative examples, which help in explaining the concepts better.

  • Trigonometry & Geometry
  1. Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney

S.L. Loney has given a clear explanation of fundamentals with solid background concepts. The best part of Plane Trigonometry Part 1 is its coverage on Heights, Distances, and Inverse Trigonometric functions. It also has answers given at the end of the book, which are very accurate.

    2.  Plane Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney

This book is one of the finest pieces of work with the right mix of basics and standard problems. The best part is its coverage in Straight Lines and Circles. It has a good level of concepts and exercises for the complete syllabus of coordinate geometry pertaining to IIT JEE, AIEEE, and other state level engineering examination preparation.

  • Algebra

Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

Higher Algebra includes lots of solved and unsolved examples, which offer excellent practice to students. The book comprises of chapters on ratios, proportion, arithmetical and geometrical progression, harmonic progression, scales of notation, permutations and combinations, partial fractions, the theory of numbers, and determinants. Solutions to the problems are arranged in a point-wise manner with step-by-step explanations, making them easier to understand.

  • Calculus

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

Calculus is one of the toughest topics in mathematics and by solving the problems in this book, you can master the subject. All I.A. Maron Calculus books are good for both Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus. This book includes various problems, with full explanations and illustrations. The questions are arranged in order of increasing difficulty so that students can grasp them easily.


  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

This book covers the entire Physical Chemistry syllabus including Atomic Structure, Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation and Stoichiometry. The OP Tandon Chemistry book has both theoretical and numerical problems, which make it a must-have for all those who are preparing for JEE advanced examinations. Topics like Energetics, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Solutions and Electrochemistry are very well explained.

  • 1. Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

A perfect blend of concept clarity and its application, the part 1 and part 2 in the Paula Bruice Yurkanis book have been presented exceptionally well. Part 2 deals with Hydrocarbons, Steceo Chemistry, and Resonance. Part 3 deals with Substitution and Elimination Reactions.

       2. Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

The complete text of O.P. Tandon’s book has been thoroughly revised to make the subject matter simpler and systematic. The new edition includes Multiple Choice Questions, Matching-Type Questions, and Assertion Reason-Type Questions. Also, several new articles and reaction mechanisms have been added in a number of chapters.

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry XI & XII by NCERT

These books are the Bible for all JEE aspirants. Topics best covered in NCERT Inorganic Chemistry syllabus are Preparation and Properties of Non-metal, Transition Elements, Ores and Minerals, Extractive Metallurgy and Group Analysis. The books clearly define concepts and theories along with a lot of exercises and practical activities to reinforce them.

This was the list of the top JEE Advanced books to help make the task of choosing books a tad easier for all aspiring candidates. Accompanied with our collection of topics and tips for cracking IIT JEE, these books will surely boost your preparation of IIT JEE.

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