We at Embibe believe that self-study is what makes a student score well and bag a good rank in JEE. Coaching and tuition are just the facilitators to achieve your target. Good mentors and teachers are important, but what is more important is the books that you refer. A book can be an amazing mentor and guide to success. This is what we’re going to help you with here in this article.
We have listed some books that you should definitely have and the books that will help you in specific areas.
HC Verma – Concepts of Physics (Part I)
HC Verma – Concepts of physics (Part II)
IIT JEE Physics – DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics – I.E. Irodov
Physics for IIT-JEE- Resnick, Halliday, Walker.
Problems in Physics- S.S. Krotov
Organic Chemistry – Morrison Boyd
Organic Chemistry – O.P Tandon.
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R.C. Mukherjee
Numerical Chemistry – P. Bahadur
Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Lee
IIT Mathematics – M.L. Khanna
Differential Calculus – A Das Gupta
Class XI & XII Mathematics- R.D. Sharma.
Trigonometry, Geometry Books- S.L. Loney.
Problems in Calculus of One Variable- I.A. Maron
Higher Algebra- Hall and Knight
So, the books mentioned above are the ones that are very useful as they are recommended by subject experts. These books explain the concepts in a way that is easier to understand and retain.
Here are some insights on highly recommended books.
Books for Physics
HC Verma (JEE level)
Concepts of physics
Author Info – Harish Chandra Verma is an Indian Nuclear Experimental Physicist and author working in a Department of Physics IIT Kanpur. Professor Harish has taken initiatives like Shiksha Sopan to uplift the standard of physics education in India.
About the book
H.C Verma’s concepts are easy to understand and apply. The book also features plenty of questions, but it doesn’t have too many solved problems. However, the theory is very clearly and elegantly explained. The question set provided in the book is very much relevant to JEE exam .
HC Verma books are well known for their detailed presentation of physical concepts while providing an exhaustive list of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The basics are thoroughly explained which makes this book an ideal and enjoyable study material for competitive exams like IIT-JEE and other state level engineering exams.
Last updated – 2015
Price – Rs. 321*
Halliday, Resnick & Walker
David Halliday – In 2002 Halliday was named as the most outstanding introductory physics text of the 20th century by the American Physical Society.
Robert Resnick – He has also been awarded the Oersted Medal (1974) the highest award given by the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Jearl Walker – He teaches physics at Cleveland State University. He is also the first recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from Cleveland State’s College of Science.
About the book
An all-inclusive book, Halliday, Resnick & Walker covers complicated plots and theory in a simple and interesting way. It begins every chapter with a real-world example of the concept at work and is an engaging read.
Price – Rs. 600*
Halliday, Resnick & Walker provides an answer to specific feedback questions which help students understand physics better. The number of real world examples really help a reader connect with physics. Accepted as clear, correct, and complete, the new addition is accessible and user-friendly.
Update: A book has been written by Amit Gupta on Fundamentals of Physics David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Jearl Walker
Last updated – 10th edition 2013
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) standard books used in CBSE board is a preferred choice for Inorganic Chemistry. It is simple, clear and understandable.
Many coaching institutes provide a condensed form of the theory in booklets or study packages which are good for revision. Since teachers in coaching institutes follow the same syllabus and pattern of their books, referring to these books is essential for a student in a coaching class. Even if you are not enrolled in a coaching class, the study material from the popular classes like FIITJEE or Resonance are available from friends, or even in the market.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) standard books used in CBSE board is a preferred choice for Inorganic Chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry requires some amount of rote learning, and the NCERT textbooks contain the right amount of information in an easy to understand way. Definitely, read your NCERT textbook before you go for more difficult textbooks! These books are highly recommended for JEE exam.
The book contains more than enough information about chemical reactions, reaction mechanisms and the logic of chemical reactions. It is a favorite for students preparing for the JEE exam.
Many coaching institutes provide a condensed form of the theory in booklets or study packages which are good for revision.
Advanced problems in organic chemistry for JEE
Authored by MS Chauhan, this is a great book for IIT JEE Organic Chemistry problems, it covers the basic level of problems which can be beneficial to understand tricky concepts with ease. Students find this book helpful as it helps solving the difficult problems quick and easy.
New Pattern Advanced Problems in Organic Chemistry
Authored by Himanshu Pandey and published by G.R. Bhatla Publications it’s a comprehensive book for Organic Chemistry. An essential book for candidates applying for JEE and other entrance exams, the book is useful to make the clear understanding of organic chemistry concepts for the entrance exams. Start with MS Chauhan where you get comfortable with the easier level of questions, and then follow it up with this book.
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations
This is one if the best books for solving numerical problems related to physical chemistry topics.The numerical problems are well-explained too and the book provides a well organised question set for JEE preparation helping students solve chemical problems quick and easy.
New Pattern Numerical Ability
A good book for JEE preparation, because it has a lot of solved and unsolved numerical problems. It covers almost all the topics of the JEE syllabus. It also has several model test papers for students to practice.
SL Loney was born Sidney Luxton Loney on 16 March 1860 is a well-known mathematician whose books are still widely referred to across India.
About the book – SL Loney has a clear explanation of fundamentals with solid background concepts. It also has several solved and unsolved problems perfect for practice and revision. It is very reputed for co-ordinate geometry, with chapters on coordinates, locus, equations representing two or more straight lines, the transformation of coordinates, circle, systems of a circle, the parabola, polar equations of a conic, general equations, etc.
It is a must have for those appearing for IIT-JEE and other competitive exams. Complete with plenty of examples and exercises, SL Loney’s geometry book is a great learning experience for all school and college students.
Price – Rs. 125*
RD Sharma is the head of Science and Humanities of BTE (Board of Technical Education). He’s serving as Vice Principal of Guru Nanak Dev Co-ed Polytechnic, Rohini – 15, New Delhi. As a professor, he is known to be adored by his students.
About the book
RD Sharma books have tons of examples and exercises for students to practice. It has questions ranging from the toughest to the easiest. Solving such a diverse range of questions helps students grow and gain confidence.
RD Sharma has more questions than NCERT but has comparatively less theory. Apart from being a good choice for preparing for JEE, it also has challenging questions, which means that it has something for everyone.
Last Updated – 2014
Price – 810.00*
Amit Agarwal has written several books for JEE Mains and Advanced. He is an Indian author whose list of books include – Play with Graphs: A Magical Book teaching You the Techniques of Problem Solving through Graphs, A Textbook of Vectors and 3D Geometry for JEE Main and Advanced: Leading Edge Texts and much more.
About the book
The textbook aims to help students learn and apply various mathematical concepts. It’s great for beginners and experts. It covers basics in detail, which is crucial to building strong concepts for the various competitive exams.
The book has detailed explanations with illustrations which are explained with graphs to provide an engaging learning experience. Students who find JEE mathematics tough will find this book an easy read, as it’s a great book to get a hold of concepts in mathematics.
Price – 430*
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