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While preparing for a war, it is very important to ensure that the weapons used are suitable and will help you win. Similar is the case while selecting the best books for IIT JEE preparation, students have to choose the best books for IIT JEE for each subject. The JEE Main preparation books a student chooses can affect his/her future in a drastic way. Many students go to the internet and search for "JEE Main Books etc", "best books for IIT JEE free download etc." in order to save money. Well, the truth is that you won't get the best books for JEE Main on the internet, you would have to spend some money to buy them.
One should be very careful while buying JEE Main Preparation books as your future depends on them. Read the article to know more about the best books for IIT JEE Preparation as suggested by an IITian himself.

JEE Main Books: Important points to shortlist books

Few Tips to keep in mind while preparing for JEE Main & JEE Advanced

  1. Choose only 1 book of a level to solve problems as most of the problems will repeat in two same level books because their basic framework is the same and they are supposed to cover same fundamentals. This can waste your time.
  1. Never start any book of advanced level before having crystal clear basics. This is a very important advice- These advance books can create many misconceptions if you are using it wrong.
  2. Buy only the latest editions of JEE preparation books. Each new edition ensures that the book is more concurrent and includes solved questions & practice questions based on the latest question pattern and examination trends.
  3. Don’t pick too many books at a time. Be with one book and look at other books only when you need help on a particular topic. To know which book to refer for which topic, read the description or ask your teacher.

Best Books for IIT JEE Preparation

Best Books for IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 (Physics)

The candidates can check out the books mentioned below for IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 for Physics. The type of the book has also been provided to give an idea about its contents. Students can choose the book that suits their style of studying from the list given below.


Book Type


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

Text-book & problems

Recommended for Mechanics, Electricity, Modern Physics, Heat & waves, Optics. Exercises of this book is mandatory to solve while completing this book.

NCERT Physics


Class 11 and Class 12 books by CBSE. Basic Text

NCERT Book for Class 11 | NCERT Book for Class 12

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

High Level Problems

Only pick it up when you are done crystal clear with your concepts. Consists of Complex level problems. Only for Mechanics, Electricity & modern Physics.

Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick, Halliday

Volume 1

For Class 12

Reference Book and Problems

Good for Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Heat.

Arihant Physics by DC Pandey

Detailed Text and Problems

Consists of many solved problems. This must be used for reference only after understanding the fundamental.
Mechanics Part 1Mechanics Part 2 | Optics & Modern Physics | Waves & Thermodynamics

University Physics by Sears & Zemansky 

Average Problems

Good numerical problems

Elements of Statics & Dynamics S.L. Loney

Text and High Level Problems

Detailed Mechanics text and problems.
Part 1 |  Part 2

Interactive Physics

Text & Problems starting from the beginning

Perfect guide for self-study. Detailed text for deep understanding covering problems from very basic to Irodov level.


Best Books For IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 (Chemistry)

The candidates can check out the books mentioned below for IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 for Chemistry. The type of the book has also been provided to give an idea about its contents. Students can choose the book that suits their style of studying from the list given below.




NCERT Chemistry

Text Book for Basics

Class 11 and class 12 books for CBSE. Basic Text- Mandatory for Inorganic chemistry.
NCERT Chemistry Class 11 | NCERT Chemistry Class 12

Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd

Detailed Text

Best for strengthening conceptual knowledge

Reaction mechanism by Parmar & Chawla

Detailed Text

Recommended for Reaction mechanism I & II and Halogens

Arihant Chemistry

Detailed text and Problems

It is not recommended if there is time constraint. Only Good for preparation when there is a lot of time in hand. A deep base can be made using this book’s text.

Organic Chemistry by Francis Carey


Recommended for Text of Nomenclature, Polymers.

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

High Level Problems and Basic Text

Very nice problems for understanding various mechanisms. Cover Basic text of this book too before attempting the exercises.

IIT Chemistry by O.P. Agarwal

IIT-Level Problem

Highly recommended for practice

Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee

IIT-Level Problem

Fairly Recommended for practice but don’t use it after solving high-level books as most of the questions will repeat.

Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins

Detailed Text

Illustrated text for deep understanding. Recommended for text.

Numerical Chemistry by P.Bahadur

Problems Specific

Highly Recommended. Solved numerical problems are very good. Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium problems cover every single aspect you need to know about them.


Best Books for IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 (Maths)

The candidates can check out the books mentioned below for IIT JEE Main and Advanced 2019 for Mathematics. The type of the book has also been provided to give an idea about its contents. Students can choose the book that suits their style of studying from the list given below.




Mathematics by R.S. Agarwal

Basic Text

XI and XII Basic text for beginners. Platform Building.


Basic Text

CBSE prescribed books for XI and XII

High school mathematics by Hall and Knight


High Level problems for practice. Recommended for Quadratic Equations.

New Pattern Mathematics for IIT JEE by ML Khanna

Average Problems

Good Problems for Practice and understanding the fundamentals. Exercise use to covers all type of problems. – Recommended for Permutation & combination.

Algebra made easy by K.P. Basu

Reference Book

Recommended for Mathematical Induction & Theory of Equations

A problem book in Mathematical analysis by G.N. Berman


 Recommended for practice of Definite & Indefinite basic Integration problems. Ample number of questions for practice.

Calculus and analytic geometry by Thomas & Finney


Recommended for Coordinate Geometry and Calculus.

Coordinate geometry by S.L. Loney


Cover Conic section here. Highly recommended book by coaching centres

Problems in calculus of one variable by I.A. Maron


Considered good for Differential Calculus and Functions.

Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

Reference Book

Recommended for Practicing to strengthen the basics of Trigonometry.

Higher Algebra by Bernard and Child

High level Problems

High level book. Must be picked after an advanced understanding of the subject.

Arihant Mathematics

Text and Problems

Great for understanding Vectors


Best Books for IIT JEE - FAQs

There are many options available when it comes to choosing a book for IIT JEE Main preparation. Students often get confused and could not decide which book to choose and which to avoid. Given below are some of the most frequently asked questions related to choosing a book for IIT JEE Main.

Question 1: Is an NCERT book enough for JEE Main preparation?
No, you can't rely solely on NCERT. The questions asked in JEE Main are conceptually deeper than as compared to an NCERT Textbook

Question 2: What books can I use with NCERT  for my IIT JEE Main Preparation?
You can refer to the books mentioned in this article above. The books are the one recommended by an IITian and can be referred for preparation of JEE Main.

Question 3: Can I clear JEE Main by just understanding the concept?
No, you can't. You can't just read the rules of cricket and become a great player like Sachin Tendulkar. To be good at something, you will have to practice what you read and implement it, then only you will succeed.

Question 4: What's the guarantee that I will pass my exam after studying the books mentioned above?
Ans. No one can give you guarantee that you will pass. Can you give yourself guarantee that you will give you 100% while preparing for the exam? If you guarantee that you will give you 100% then we can also guarantee that you will get a good rank.

Question 5: Do the books recommended above cover the latest syllabus?
Yes, these books cover the latest syllabus of JEE Main.

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About the Author: Sanju K. Sinha

He is an IITian pursuing his B.Tech from IIT Guwahati. Sanju cracked IIT JEE in 2012 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019

The JEE Main 2019 exam will be conducted by NTA from 2019 onwards. JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 will remain the same as previous years. The students are advised to take the best books for IIT JEE preparation. The JEE Main books used by the students should be one that covers all the topics thoroughly and provides a conceptual understanding of the topics. A summarised form of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2019 has been given below.

Mode Computer-based
Duration 3 hours
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions 90 questions
Maximum Marks 360 marks
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer-1 mark for each wrong answer and 0 marks for no answer

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