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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.

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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.

Important Books for JEE Main and Advanced by AIR 1 – IIT JEE 2013


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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Stereo Chemistry, and Resonance. Part 3 deals with Substitution and Elimination Reactions.
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.
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.

JEE ADVANCED EXAM and BOOKS – Frequently Asked Questions

Ques.1 Are NCERT books enough for cracking JEE Advanced?

Ans:  No, because JEE Advanced asks conceptual questions and concepts of that level can’t be cleared just with the help of NCERT.  

Ques.2 What are the best IIT JEE books for preparation?

Ans: Detailed information about best books has been provided above in this article. Please go through the article to know about some of the best books.

Ques.3 Can anyone crack JEE Advanced without practicing problems just by understanding the concept?

Ans: No. The reason for this is simple you won’t be able to solve questions based on similar concepts within the exam. So, practicing problems is the must.

Ques.4 How important is the class 11th syllabus for JEE Advanced?

Ans: The class 11th syllabus for JEE Advanced is equally important class 12th syllabus is. Since pattern and exact weightage of class 11th topics in JEE Advanced can’t be predicted because every year there is some change in it. So, it is better to consider it equally important.

Ques.5 Which are important topics from class 11 mathematics for JEE Advanced?

Ans: Here is the list of important topics from class 11 mathematics.

  • Relations and functions
  • Trigonometric functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Quadratic equations
  • Linear inequalities
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Probability
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences and series
  • Straight lines
  • Conic section
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Limits, derivatives, and continuity of functions (including L’Hospital rule)

Ques.6 Which are important topics from class 11 chemistry for JEE Advanced?

Ans: Here is the list of important topics from class 11 chemistry.

  • Structure of Atom and other basic concepts of Chemistry
  • Molecular structure and Chemical Bonding
  • Classification of elements and periodicity of properties
  • Thermodynamics and Equilibrium
  • Gases and liquids
  • Redox reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • s- and p- block elements
  • Organic Chemistry

Ques.7 Which are important topics from class 11 physics for JEE Advanced?

Ans: Here is the list of important topics from class 11 Physics.

  • Kinematics (motion in a straight line and plane)
  • Newton’s laws of motion, law of conservation of linear momentum
  • Different types of friction
  • Circular motion
  • Work, power, and energy; non-conservative forces
  • Elastic, inelastic and non-elastic collision
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanical properties of solids (stress, strain, elastic energy)
  • Mechanical properties of fluids (streamline and turbulence, surface energy, and surface tension)
  • Rotational mechanics
  • Thermal properties of matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of perfect gases
  • Waves and oscillations

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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