We believe that self study is what makes a student score well and bag a good rank. Coaching and tuition are simply facilitator to achieve your target. Good mentors and teachers are important, but whats more important is the books that you refer. A book can ruin your life or it can make your life ridiculously simple. This is what we’re going to help you with here in this article.

We have bifurcated the books that you should definitely have and the books that might help you in specific areas.

HC Verma (Part I)

HC Verma (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 above books are the ones that you should have as they are recommended by subject experts. They explain the concepts in a way that is easier to understand and retain.

Here are some more books and details for highly recommended books.

### Books for Physics

**HC Verma (JEE level)**

Concepts of physicsAuthor 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.

**Conclusion**

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**

**Author Info**

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*

**Conclusion**

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

### Chemistry

**Chemistry Inorganic**

**NCERT**

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.

**Study Material**

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.

**Chemistry organic**

**NCERT**

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!

**OP Tondon**

The book contains more than enough information about reactions, reaction mechanisms and the logic of reactions. It is a favorite for students preparing for the JEE exam.

**Study Material**

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.

**Advanced problems in organic chemistry for JEE**

Authored by MS Chauhan, this is a great book for IIT JEE Organic Chemistry problems, it covers basic level of problems which can be beneficial to understand tricky concepts with ease. Students find this book helpful as it makes solving the difficult problems quickly and easily.

**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 clear understanding of organic chemistry concepts for the entrance exams. Start with MS chauhan where you get comfortable with the eaiser level of questions, and then follow it up with this book.

### Mathematics

**SL Loney**

**Author Information**

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, transformation of coordinates, circle, systems of a circle, the parabola, polar equations of a conic, general equations, etc.

**Conclusion**

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**

**Author Info**

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 has 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.

**Conclusion**

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*

**Differential Calculus**

**Author Info**

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 many 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.

**Conclusion**

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*