Best Books for IIT JEE Preparation- Reference Book List for JEE (Main+Advanced)

Best books for IIT JEE preparation

Dear IIT JEE Aspirant,

In our efforts to provide you the best study resources for IIT JEE preparation, we are now providing a list of books, you need to refer for your IIT JEE preparation. These are very standard books and should be referred by every student, who aspires to clear IIT JEE.

As you might know, JEE is now a two stage exam. JEE Main is the first stage MCQ based exam. The candidates who clear the cut-off as mentioned by IITs and have secured more than more than certain marks (75% for general category and 65% for SC/ST category students) or are in the top 20 percentile of their boards are eligible for JEE Advance. However there is no weightage of class 12 marks. The JEE Advance exam is very much same as age old IIT JEE exam.

This book list covers all the topics which are mentioned in IIT JEE syllabus. They also have study material and questions of the difficulty level as have seen JEE exams. These books cover both IIT JEE Mains and Advance exams. So, you need not to buy separate books for Mains and Advance exams.

IIT JEE Preparation- Reference Book List

Before looking for reference list of the books, you should be well aware of JEE Main and Advance Syllabus.

IIT JEE preparation starts with NCERT Books. This might surprise some of you, but there is no alternative to these books. NCERT Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are ideal starting point of your IIT JEE preparation. Once you are through with NCERT books, including questions in the back, you should move to IIT JEE reference book list given below.

Apart from this, one also needs to attempt previous 25 years IIT JEE question papers. Since questions tend to repeat in many topics, solving previous year IIT JEE question papers will help. You can download all previous 10 year question papers of IIT JEE from here. Many books are available in the market, providing 25 years question papers, you should solve them completely.

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IIT JEE Physics Book List

  • HC Verma Concept of Physics Part 1
  • HC Verma Concept of Physics Part 2
  • IIT JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey

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Additional Reference Book list for IIT JEE Physics Preparation

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Physics for IIT JEE by Resnick, Halliday, Walker
  • Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov


IIT JEE Chemistry Book List

  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Modern approach to chemical calculations by R.C. Mukherjee.
  • Numerical Chemistry by P.Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by Arihant Publication

Additional Reference Book list for IIT JEE Chemistry Preparation

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee.
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd.


IIT JEE Math Book List

  • IIT Mathematics by M.L. Khanna.
  • Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.D. Sharma.
  • Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.S. Aggarwal

Additional Reference Book list for IIT JEE Math Preparation

  • Trigonometry, Geometry Books by S.L. Loney.
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron.
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight.
  • Calculus and analytic geometry by Thomas and Finney
  • A Mathematical Analysis by G.N. Berman


IIT JEE Reference Book List by Topics

IIT JEE Physics Book List by Topics

MechanicsHC Verma
Thermal PhysicsHC Verma
Electricity and MagnetismHC Verma
ElectromagnetismHC Verma
OpticsH.C. Verma
Modern PhysicsD.C. Pandey
Heat and wavesH.C. Verma

IIT JEE Chemistry Book List by Topics

 Organic Chemistry Arihant Prakashan
 Organic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
 Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd
 Inorganic Chemistry Arihant Prakashan
 Inorganic Chemistry J.D. Lee
 Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
 Physical Chemistry O.P. Tandon
 Physical Chemistry P. Bahadur
 Numerical Chemistry P.Bahadur

IIT JEE Math Book List by Topics

Differential CalculusArihant
Integral CalculusArihant
Vector and 3D GeometryArihant Prakshan
Higher AlgebraBarnard and Child
Co-ordinate GeometryDr. Gorakh Prasad
Differential CalculusDas Gupta
TrigonometryS. L. Loney
Co-ordinate GeometryML Khanna
VectorShanti Narayan
MathematicsTata McGraw Hill
Introduction Probability & Its ApplicationsW. Feller
A problem book in mathematical AnalysisG. N. Berman


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Hope this exhaustive book list was helpful in your IIT JEE preparation. If you think, we need to change anything in this list, do let us know in the comment section below.

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Best of Luck

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