Success Story, Books recommended by IIT JEE Toppers: 2006 topper Raghu Mahajan

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Every student aspiring to crack IIT JEE wonders what are the some of the success secrets of IIT JEE toppers and what do they study, well to here are the success secrets of IIT JEE Toppers from year 2006 to 2011.

2006 topper Raghu Mahajan :

No. of hours studies every day: 7 to 8 hours for two years

Advice: The Biggest General Advice is NCERT textbooks are very, very important. There is a tendency to ignore these textbooks, but please take them seriously.

Books recommended :


University Physics by Freedman and Young, 11th edition or newer
Concepts in Physics by H.C Verma (Two volumes. Do only problems. Do not read the text)
Schaum’s 3000 Solved problems is Physics by Alvin Halpern
Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
Video Lectures (MIT freshman physics classes)

Chemistry :
Chemical Principles: a quest for Insight by Peter Atkins
Organic Chemistry by Solomons and Frhyle
Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee (This is a mammoth book. Do only things that are in syllabus)
Qualitative Inorganic Analysis by Vogel (Again, you need to pick what is in the syllabus.)
Video Lectures (MIT Freshman Chemistry):

Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Trigonometry by S.L Loney
Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney
Calculus by Thomas and Finney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
A Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by Tata Mc-Graw Hill. Older editions that contain subjective type questions preferred.

  • Swastik

    Please give me the link of chemistry video lectures. Do you want to mean Walter Lewin’s lectures by MIT physics video lectures?