Reference Books For JEE Preparation

Reference Books for Effective IIT JEE / JEE Main Preparation 2015 – 2016

A lot of students and their parents wonder which are the best books for IIT JEE preparation. Some of our experienced faculty, who are also IIT students and alumni, have listed in this post important reference books that are essential for an effective 2015 – 2016 JEE preparation.

JEE Chemistry:

1. NCERT Chemistry 11th and 12th class: The NCERT chemistry books are quite exhaustive in the content aspect. The intext and exercise problems are on a very basic level and cover each and every part of the chapter thoroughly. Use these books to develop sound fundamentals first, and then move on to more advanced level problems from other books and material.

2. Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur (Objective book): It’s one of the most highly recommended books for physical chemistry for any engineering entrance exam. The set of problems in the book are very exhaustive. The problems available are from state level engineering entrance exams to JEE for each chapter in the book. Problems for state level engineering entrance exams like MHCET, EAMCET, WB JEE, RJPET and other exam conducted by individual institutes like BITSAT, VITEEE, Manipal engineering entrance exam are also covered in this book.

3. Arihant Organic Chemistry Objective (Optional): NCERT theory is sufficient for organic and Inorganic but to undergo extra practice, students can refer to Arihant publication books which are re-published each year based on the current pattern of JEE.
Few other books that you can use to pickup some quality problems – O.P Tandon and Arihant Problem Collection Objective for IIT JEE

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JEE Physics:

1. NCERT Physics 11th and 12th class: Physics NCERT textbook have been written marvellously well for Physics. The technical language is the first barrier you will face with these books, but it will only prepare you well for JEE. In JEE the first barrier is the language barrier, i.e you need to first comprehend what the problem states.

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2. H.C.Verma: It was written by a Prof. from IIT-Kanpur in the early 90′s. It’s the only book till now which has explained all the concepts precisely with a very exhaustive set of problems. The problems of this book provokes analytical reasoning and helps develop strategy to apply concepts in every possible way. As you move ahead in the exercise the problems keeps on becoming challenging, till you reach the last two problems in the chapter which can only be solved if you have understood the chapter well.

3. Resnick, Halliday & Walker (Optional): This book is referred as additional reading material to further understand the theory of each chapter. Each and every concept is explained to the finest detail with multiple examples for each concept. The examples taken are more close to real life phenomena we observe.
Few other books that you can use to pickup some quality problems – I.E Irodov and Concepts of Physics by G.C. Agarwal

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JEE Mathematics:

1. NCERT Maths 11th and 12th: The problems in the book are basic and easy. Most of the problems can be solved orally by the student. This book should be covered very early in one’s preparation.

2. A. Das Gupta Objective: It’s a practice book for each chapter, and a good indicator of your understanding of each chapter. ‘Practice makes perfect’ and this is the motto of this book.

3. S.L. Loney for Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry: The author has written the book in a very exhaustive manner, in-fact even PhD students use these books. For ideal preparation it’s always preferred to have a mentor to guide the student on which part of the book is solved and which part can be left out.

4. G.N. Berman: This book is specifically used for Calculus, and on every concept in every chapter a number of different problems are available. Don’t use this book beyond Calculus as it contains higher level mathematics, which is not at all needed for JEE.
Few other books that you can use to pickup some quality problems – I.A Maron and A Das Gupta Subjective.

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Nisharg Golash

I have been teaching for 6+ years now. Preparing students for IIT-JEE, AIEEE and BITSAT has been my passion, as I cleared IIT-JEE in 2008. Many of my students from Gupta Tutorials in Indore are in various IIT's and NIT's. With me the most important factor is learning the CRUX of the subject or the topic, my aim is to teach you the concept so that problems can be tackled by you. Obviously few examples will be discussed with me during the class to explain you but each class will have some amount of homework. Be regular and stick to your schedule is my Funda to do things perfectly. I have recently published few International Research papers in the field of chemistry. I have worked with Chemical Consultancies like Newreka to assist them in a few projects in Pharmaceutical Industries. Currently working in NESTLE India Ltd.

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230 thoughts on “Reference Books for Effective IIT JEE / JEE Main Preparation 2015 – 2016

  1.' Subhadeeo Debnath says:

    whether sl arora physics is good for iit preperation?

    1.' Shivank says:

      SL Arora is very cohesive and great for basics and good enough for scoring well in CBSE exams (better substiture for NCERT)but for IIT I think HC Verma or Haliday must be referred to.

      1.' Subham Banik says:

        What about Dinesh for Physics and Chemistry?

    2. HI Subhadeeo

      Try to use other books like H C VERMA for solving numericals and Resnick Halliday Walker to read theory to reach upto IIT Level. S L Arora can be used to get good marks in your CBSE Board Exams.

      Best Wishes

    3.' Debo says:

      You should refer to HC Verma for concepts and some book from Arihant for problems.

  2.' Sora says:

    I agree with your list. It is practical, and in my opinions includes all good and important books. I gave my JEE this year.

  3.' aastha says:

    thanks for ur recommendations….

  4.' saurabh says:

    I want the best level books for the preparation of JEE and JEE advance

    1. JEE and JEE advance are so different and yet too much different, Target JEE advance and prepare accordingly. Because JEE Mains is AIEEE, you can understand the pattern in last 2-3 weeks. JEE advance will be more conceptual and comprehensive in nature.
      Use the above recommended books for your preparations. If their is any particular need then you can have a word with me.

      Best Wishes

      1.' rahul says:

        I need help

  5.' mohit says:

    Is H.C Verma is better than D.C pandey

    1.' keshav says:

      HC Verma good for theory and some questions..
      but for advance level DC Pandey is much better.

    2. I’ll say that will depend on you, HC Verma is good for basics and concept building. Though very advance level problem are missing in it. But DC Pandey has both basic as well advance level problem.
      A core JEE aspirant should use HC Verma first and later try to solve DC Pandey in the reverse order (from last exercise to first)

      Best Wishes

  6.' Chirag bansal says:

    Please advice me which book is good for understanding Chapter Alternating Current for JEE advanced and capacitance also.
    and practicing questions on chapters also.

    1. Read the theory from either University Physics or Resnick Halliday Walker

      For solving problems you can use HC Verma, G C Agarwal or D C Pandey

  7.' Mohit says:


    1. Use NCERT to get good marks in 12th boards.

  8.' ALAPAN says:

    is comprehensive physics of laxmi pub. enough for IIT and JEE main?


    1. Its enough to get an average rank in IIT JEE Mains but to get a top rank use other books.

  9.' Sakansh says:

    Are foreign author books really recommendable? Coz they haven’t prepared anyone for JEE, isn’t the language sophisticated?
    Anyways, I am using RC Mukerjee for Physical Chem. , and DC Pandey and HCV for Physics and SK Goyal for Maths..
    Is it exhaustive enough to get me through? Or you also recommend some others?

    1. Foreign Author books are good to understand the theory, JEE is not just an exam with fixed pattern. Its more conceptual in nature. So at this point try to focus on concepts. The books you are using are good and sufficient for a good IIT JEE preparations.

  10.' seafarer says:

    which is the best objective for chemistry.? op aggarwal or p bahadur or any other…

    1. Use P Bahadur objective, its favourite for all teachers.

  11.' suvidh says:

    is rd sharma better or a das gupta objective better? for iit preparations ………
    i dont go to anyy coaching classes so i need one good book for mathematics

    1.' saurabh says:

      rd is better for u

    2. Use A Das Gupta Objective. R.D Sharma is not written with JEE perspective in mind, its very exhaustive in nature for CBSE Exam. On the Other hand A Das Gupta is written with JEE perspective.

  12.' satish says:

    Do you think the importance of IITs is still relevant today when IITs have increased ? Moreover should one prepare from class IX onwards or XI onwards?Pls comment.

    1. Yes, IIT’s are important even if there number has increased. The reason is not the brand name but the opportunities you get there. You are trained with the great minds of India and by the great minds. This is important to develop your thought process and help to have a successful career ahead.

    2.' Shreyas says:

      If you are a workaholic student then join from 11th if you re not too serious then join from 9th because u ll know the pattern to do and complete studies

      Source- Personal Experience

  13.' siddharth singh says:

    i am in clss 11th…sggst mee some good books of maths and physics..for jee prepration..
    Em using TMH for maths and HCV for physics..plss sggst some more good books

    1. The books you are using are sufficient, still you can use Resnick Halliday Walker, G.C Agarwal and Arihant physics for IIT additionally.
      For mathematics you can use A Das Gupta Objective, Arihant Maths for IIT JEE, S.L Loney for further practice.

  14.' Subham Banik says:

    Is there any book written by Prafulla in Mathematics??? Will it help in cracking IIT?

    1. I will not suggest use that book, there are a couple of books. Please try follow the standard books

  15.' Gautam Rajpal says:

    sir i wanna study for iit.. physics however does not work out for me that well.. please suggest some books so that i can prepare for physics.. Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday and Rensick is better or its iit edition?? i m presently studying in class 11th.. thank you!!

    1. Its the best book if you want to understand the concepts. You can also avail University Physics which is quite similar. It will help u a lot

  16.' siddharth singh says:

    sggst me the two best book for physics..other than halliday and irodov coz my teachers says..solving irodov nd all is really not usefull..coz they contain high level problems than IIT

    1. Try HC Verma and GC Agarwal if you just wanna solve problems, also dont forget to try additional problem in NCERT

  17.' Shashi kumar says:

    H.C. Verma is the best book in the world but d.c. Pandey is also best book for jee (main & advance)

    1.' Nisharg says:

      ya, H C Verma works only on the basic fundamentals but D C Pandey will take you a step ahead of what is required for IIT JEE

  18.' siddharth singh says:

    thnx a lot..for ur million dollar sggstns…plss..sgsst few very good boooks for physical and organic chemistry…

    1.' richard says:

      for organic i suggest you to use ORGANIC CHEMISTRY BY HIMANSHU PANDEY its a great practice book… its too juch isolated kinda off book but yeah its great in terms of quetions.. i am student of Himanshu pandey sir.. personally… he is the best teacher for organic anyone could ever have..

  19.' Rajesh Meena says:

    Hello im in class 11th i want to start my jee preparations……
    i have TMH for maths , physics and chem
    HC Verma for phy
    is those books are enough to score …………..

    1. Yes, they are good books to start with, go ahead and then have a word in a month or 2. I’ll help you with other good sources to learn from.

  20.' ankit says:

    Sir, should i use GN berman or thomas n finney for basics n concept building in calculus? Will it help me for jee adv? Or sgst me anothr book!

    1. Use G N Berman but till integral calculus, please do not start with Areas and other chapters from it as it’s beyond your JEE level and you will waste a lot of time doing that.

  21.' richard says:

    i am bit strong on physics and chemistry but my maths is poor i have took drop for jee preparation.. can you suggest me some book for maths with easy concept and good quetion.. i tried solving TMH (i understood the concepts but the question ran over through my head) please help….. i have heard name of such books:OBJECTIVE MATHEMATHICS BY RD SHARMA,ML KHANNA….

    1. Use M L Khanna objective or A Das gupta for practice.

  22.' krishna says:

    Is Tata mcgraw hill phsics good???? as i had already bought it what are extra topics i have to cover????????

    1. Please don’t cover the extra topics, but all the rest you can do it. Its a good book to practice with

  23.' ravi says:

    which book should i follow for jee advanced maths

    1. A Das Gupta objective or M L Khanna objective are good for practice

  24.' Shourya Pandey says:

    I am in Xth and will be giving board exams next year March. I have completed the mathematics syllabus for iit jee (except calculus) and I have completed many chapters of chemistry and physics. However I need one (and only one ) good book for organic chemistry. Please suggest.

    1. Read NCERT first then you can use comprehensive chemistry for now. Later when you are in 11th please have a word with me again..

  25.' Varun says:

    I Am Preparing For Jee 2015 And Im In 11th Pls Suggest Me Good Books For Physics Chemistry And Maths
    Books I Own Till Now:
    JD LEE
    And Please Also Give Me A Stratergy To Solve Books On Each Subject (Like Which Book To Start First,How Many Books Etc…..)
    Tanx In Advance!!

    1. Hi
      Please don’t use Irodov or RD Sharma. Also, I’ll say solve NCERT first nd you can start with any book of your choice, just make sure when you start a topic from any of the book don’t leave it in between to start it from other book. Complete it, get your doubts clear and then after few months do the same chapter from a different book.

      Best wishes

  26.' Varun says:

    The Main Problem I Have Is Maths Since I Cannot Solve Maths Very Efficiently And I Need To Master Its Basics.

    1. Hi Varun
      To master mathematics I’ll suggest you have doubt clearing session with some good teacher, as how to go about a problem can’t be learn quickly by books alone. Also you can refer M L Khanna subjective the old edition as it has all the solutions step wise and it will help you to get an idea.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg Golash

  27.' Rahul Jain says:

    Sir, presently I am in Grade Xth and i a have competed my NCERT course and i am keen in cracking IIT,so can you please help me with books I should start with..Like which books would be best..Thanxx in advance..

    1. Hi
      Its too early to start with IIT preparations. But its good that you are clear about your future and aspirations. You can refer M L Khanna subjective the old edition, and start with straight lines. After straight lines try to learn trigonometry from it. These 2 chapters are very important and time consuming. So invest as much time as you can.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg Golash

  28.' prakhar says:

    I am student of class 11 preparing for JEE kindly suggest me some good books for maths(for concepts only).. i have lots of material to practice but i need the theory. Is KC Sinha better or something else?? pls reply

    1. Hi
      At this point K C Sinha is a good book, you can use M L Khanna for theory or Amit Mishra’s IIT books. Still my personal suggestion will be to get a good teacher who can give you concise notes in each topic.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg Golash

      1.' prakhar says:

        Thank you, would you please suggest whether i should look in other books for chemistry? I use OP TANDON and RC.Mukerjee

  29.' shubham singh says:

    i am in 11th standard , i have sl arora,hc verma and coaching module in physics
    chemistry-comprehensive,universal self scorer ,coaching module
    maths-rd sharma ,sk goyal for algebra and co-ordinate geometry and amit m agrawal for trigonometry ,coaching module
    does i require any other book . plz tell me

    1. Hi

      The books you are using are equally good, please let me know which coaching modules you are using so that I can give you a complete feedback.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg Golash

  30.' Harsh says:

    Sir i want to enquire that, Is IIT maths by ML khanna & objective maths by ML khanna a same book???
    If no than which to be followed…..?
    similarly IIT chemisty & objective chem. by OP agrawal are same???

    1. Hi
      Its the same book but modified as per new JEE pattern. Similarly its true for O.P Aggarwal. Please follow them as they are really good books for the current JEE

      Best wishes

      1.' nitish pol says:

        hey actually i m in 12th standerd i didnt join classes for iit jee preparation i have joined normal coaching classes IS this possible to prepare for iit jee and advanced and bord from now. I am ready to take any efforts m ready to study for 12 hours a day. is this possible to prepare for iit advanced without coaching classes plz tell me and plz man dont lie to encourage me tell me the truth plz plz plzzzz

        1. Hi Nitish

          Everything is possible and if you really believe in it then surely its gonna happen.
          Its just a suggestion that you take guidance from your seniors or other teachers, anyways in the end even the best teacher can not make you Clear IIT if you don’t work hard enough. So, trust yourself and prepare well.
          Taking Guidance is not a bad option. Also, if you stick to self study then ready the chapter carefully atleast twice and write the concepts separately. Also, keep a proper revision schedule to revise each topic you have studied.

          Best Wishes

  31.' alisha says:

    you say DC Pandey is a good book. But there are so many books by DC Pandey. Which one should i buy? I already have the 34 year IITJEE ques. book by him. But it has limited ques. for practice.. i would like to practice more. So which DC Pandey book should i take.pls guide..

    1. Hi Alisha

      Please buy the version which has key concepts and problems in it. Please do not by any objective book or IIT previous year papers chapterwise. If you are still confused then let me know I’ll help you with the links and then you can check the name and buy accordingly.

      Best Wishes

      1.' alisha says:

        well from what i know. he has a different books for mechanics, thermodynamics, optics. no book with all chapters. this would practically drain me of my money!! i dont want soooo many books. maybe 1 or 2.
        Also wat is wrong with buying objective ques. book. that wud giv more practice.. right???

        1. The issue with the problem books is that you will learn how to solve those problems types mentioned in those books. But you will not learn how to apply the concept in different situations which is more crucial in IIT JEE

          Also, you can buy G. C Agarwal Vol1 and Vol2 which is a complied book for key concepts and problems. It has 40-50 solved problems and then about 150 unsolved problems on each chapter which will help u a lot.

          Best Wishes
          NIsharg G

  32.' vicky says:

    sir, plz suggest me a good book for inorganic chemistry theory and problems. should i go with op tandon??i only have few study materials for practise ri8 now.

    1. Ya you can go with O P Tandon or Arihant Objective for practise. In Inorganic basically the types of problems are same and its very factual. Practice as much as you can

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  33.' jasmeet says:

    i understand all the concepts in class, practice some problems, (although i think i should practice more) etc, but i make a lot of mistakes. especially in tests, for chemistry, i find it hard to mug up reactions and end up making silly mistakes. what can i do to prevent such a scenario in the future?

    1. Hi

      You are on the right track, just wait for some time. You are currently preparing yourself. Don’t have a mind set that as soon as you’ll learn things you will be able to master it. Mastering takes some more time. Be patient and keep doing your hardwork.

      One piece of advice, analyse your test papers after giving the test and once when you get it score. This help you a lot, to reduce your recurring mistakes. Also, it will help you to identify silly mistakes that you are doing.

      If there are few specific things you want to talk about please let me know more.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  34.' Radhul dev says:

    which book is better for mathematics in IIT preparation?

    1. Hi Radhul

      After NCERT you can try these books.

      A. Das Gupta Objective: It’s a practice book for each chapter, and a good indicator of your understanding of each chapter. ‘Practice makes perfect’ and this is the motto of this book.

      S.L. Loney for Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry: The author has written the book in a very exhaustive manner, in-fact even PhD students use these books. For ideal preparation it’s always preferred to have a mentor to guide the student on which part of the book is solved and which part can be left out.

      G.N. Berman: This book is specifically used for Calculus, and on every concept in every chapter a number of different problems are available. Don’t use this book beyond Calculus as it contains higher level mathematics, which is not at all needed for JEE.

  35.' Radhul dev says:


    what about chemistry?which book i should follow ?P Bahadur or OP Agarwal or any other

    1. Hi

      Try to use P Bahadhur. Avoid O P Agarwal as much as possible but in the end you fall short of problems for any topic you can refer it.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  36.' RAHUL says:

    Sir plzz help me out … I m preparing for iit jee 2015 .. I have joined fiitjee … But later i found difficulties in my studies with fiitjee …. So i joined 3 parallel tutions … I guess this saved me…. Though i m getting good scores in fiitjee tests … But i like the 3 tutions more….i m in big trouble now … The things a mashed up now … Sir plzz help me

    1. Hi

      I’ll not be able to give you the right advice before knowing exactly what you have covered in which coaching and to which level. Please ask the spanedea team to arrange an online meeting or a conference with me.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  37.' Aditya Pandey says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am in class 9th now and want to go into Non-Medical stream for engineering and give the IIT JEE Exam after XII.
    Currently, I have a little knowledge about this and I am waiting eagerly to start preparation.
    Well, Currently in my school, (This time was my first Board Exam in September) I can easily score from 83 to 86 %. But looking at news everywhere, I am getting very scary becuase there’s written that even the students who are getting 97-98 in XII and 96-97′s in JEE MAIN are getting a rank of about 13 to 15000 !!! What should I do now ??? I know that I will have to do very hard work for this. Looking at this news, I have extended my cut-off ranking to 1000 only. I want to come under 1000.
    I trying very hard for achievements.
    Can some one give some advice to me what should I focus on for now and what preparation can I do for that exam because seeing the syllabus : , I can see that there’s some of the easy stuff out there which I am studying now.
    Well, Currently, I am almost ready for my 9th final exams (SA2-2014 [CBSE]) in Maths and Science. I am focusing for the Social Science, English and Hindi through concentration in school. Well, I am also worried about the Upcoming CBSE-PSA on JAN/18th/2014.
    Can someone please suggest me some books about these preparations and need advice also ???
    Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi

      I think media has created a fear in your mind. IIT is not tough at all if you follow one simple rule and that is to be REGULAR in your studies. Please do not fear it, its a very concept based logical exam. Definitely to be regular you have to work hard enough but do not get scared of it. Use M.L Khanna for now and start studying Trigonometry and Co-ordinate Geometry from it. Aim to finish these two topics by 10th class end. Use the old edition of the book which has subjective problems and there stepwise solution in it as you will be learning by your own.
      Do not worry about much of other subject and enjoy your life.. If you’ll do this much in next one year, you will be able to achieve top 100 rank for sure.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  38.' faisal javid says:

    Hello sir, I am currently studying in 11th class and.started my iit jee preparation this year I use the books who h you named above I even practise regularly but I can’t score well in my fiitjee phase tests… I have thought over it and still can’t rectify the problem I have can you help me out

    1. Hi

      Do not worry about marks. You have just seen the drastic change in your understanding and it will take atleast 6-7 months more before you start getting a good score. You are currently in the preparatory phase of life and it will take some amount of time to master it. Just don’t loose hope and keep going.
      Also, just analysis your mistakes that you are doing, it may possible you are making same mistake again and again. So rectify it.
      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

      1.' faisal javid says:

        Hello sir, this time I worked even harder for round 2 but again I didn’t score well I don’t know what to do can you please help me sir? I hope you give me a solution sir… I have been studying really hard but am not getting the desired results :(

  39.' prashant srivastava says:

    sir ,i have passed my 12th exams this year..i scored 92 in maths,95 in chemistry and 80 in physics..i appeared for jee this year after doing only 1 year foundation course from varanasi’s best institution which produces city topper every year but i failed to crack even jee mains..this year i hav not joined any coaching institute..for physics i am considering hcv and resnick halliday, maths-tmh+ncert, chemistry-ncert+morrison boyd..please guide me..

    1. Hi

      The books you are using are much more then sufficient to Crack IIT, but now it depends on your approach and your learning. How you are planning to cover your portion and appear for the test. Please give me a brief outline of how much syllabus you have covered and what you are planning so that I can give you the correct advice.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

      1.' prashant srivastava says:

        sir 1st of all thnx for phy i hav compltd whole mechanics+electrostats+geo chem-coordination compound+d &f block+grp15+general organic chem..i hav also compltd some physicl chem topics like thermo,states of matter,electrochemistry &chem kinetics bt i m not satisfied..sir with maths i m havng lots of troubles..i hav only clrd progression,limits and plan is to complt whole cours till jan chem i hav a plan to complt organic & inorganic till dec then to focus on physicl chem whole jan..sir is my plan appropriate to crack jee..pls guide me wich topics r imp in maths..i m bad at conic& ther any book to cut down or on to wich i must focs more..??pls help me..

      2.' nitesh dewan says:

        Hey sir, i’m preparing for jee mains and i’m bit confused between amit m aggarwal and mc graw hill jee main

  40.' girish says:

    Sir i am bad in basics ,,which book i refer to crack jee mains

    1. Hi

      First thing is what you consider is your basics? Also, the books I have mentioned above for PCM are sufficient to built concepts for any students. Please try to follow that. If there are problems related to a particular chapter or a concept then please mention it, I’ll help you with the source where you can read and understand it.

      Best Wishes
      NIsharg G

      1.' Soarav says:

        I am happy with the fiitjee package for iitjee preparation

  41.' Mahi says:

    Does organic chemistry by himanshu pandey include solution to each and very question within the book? Is is a good book for organic?

    1. Hi

      No, I’ll personally do not suggest to use that book. Its level is very basic and it directly do not focus on IIT JEE Advance.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  42.' Syed Saif Ali says:

    sir i have dropped my college in oct. as i was nt satisfiied wit it. now i have very Little time for jee preparation plz guide me on for physics , chemistry and specially in mathematics.

    1. Hi

      At this point of time try to finish your whole syllabus by November end. And make a revision plan for December and start giving couple of test papers each day, irrespective of the fact that you think you are not ready to give a test, It will give a better insight how you should modify your plan to get to the target. And discuss your doubts with teachers and friends, please do not delay it any further now.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  43.' anshuman says:

    perhaps the best book for iit jee preparation for physics and maths is of ceengage series

    1. Hi

      Ya it can be but that majorly depends on your understanding as well.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  44.' supratim banerjee says:

    sir,i am a student of class 11 have a dream of crack iit. i dont want to go any coaching institute. currently an i reading ncert all, comprehensive physics, chemistry,rc mukherjee chem numerical& arhiants objective physics by dc pandey. are those sufficient ?

    1. Hi
      Ya its sufficient, but at your school try to form a discussion group where you can discuss your doubts. As having multiple people ina group will give you more new ideas to solve a single problem.

      Best Wishes

  45.' ria khare says:

    which book is better for iit …. op tandon or Rc mukherjee….. please tell me….sir

    1.' Rajiv Goswami says:

      I’m a State Board student(11th).Do I have any scope to compete with CBSE students as JEE is open for all?.NCERT books are very important and i’ll buy it but Sir, as you have mentioned above a number of books do I have to refer each one of them or only one?
      Its my wish that you will satisfy my queries.
      Thank You.

  46.' Rajiv Goswami says:

    I am a State Board Student(11th).Sir,I want to ask you that will I’ll be able to compete with other board like CBSE?,because entrance for jee is open for all and people say that CBSE students are more practical and conceptual than SSC students.I know NCERT books are very important and I’ll buy them but as you’ve mentioned above a number of books,Will I have to refer one book or these many of them?
    Sir, I wish that you will satisfy my queries.

    1. Hi Rajiv

      Please do not consider yourself any less than CBSE students. IIT JEE is all about understanding the very crux of the problem and solving them conceptually. You can start with NCERT as of now, later once you have studied 5-6 chapter you can take a call which book you want to buy.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

      1.' Rajiv Goswami says:

        Thank you sir for your kind guidance.I hope that you’ll satisfy my queries in future.

  47.' Akash Sonowal says:

    I go for iit jee coaching class so i wanna ask you either than hcverma, is any material required for iitjee.physics.

    1. Hi Akash

      H C Verma is a standard book & complete in itself to learn concepts. Though to practice more and more problems you will be needing other sources as well. For now you can stick to HC Verma only.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  48.' Aditya Pandey says:

    Hello, Sir
    I want to opt for Non-Medical in future after 10th.
    I am currently in 9th and scoring 85 to 90% Marks.
    But I want to score 10 CGPA in 10th. How should I prepare ? What to do next ?
    Any one Please help..

    1.' jayvardhan kunal says:

      sir, is ml khanna objectve sufficient for jee advance prep ??
      how much will it help for advnce prep?

      1. Hi Jayvardhan,

        Ya it’s pretty much sufficient for the preparations, please focus on solving it completely.
        Best wishes
        Nisharg G

  49.' Ankit says:

    Sir pls. help i have wasted my two years but now i’m serious I have planned to study concepts from NCERT and practise problems from books like HC Verma,OP Tandon,TMH Maths will this help.

    1. Hi Ankit

      Ya it will help you a lot, keep it going.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  50.' Mallikarjuna Segu says:

    Thank you very much for your post. I live out side india and your post really helped me to find good books for my son. I purchased HC Verma for physics (volumes 1 and 2) and A Das Gupta for mathes. I am confused which book to buy for chemistry as I am seeing different names with same author. Also to buy online most of the Bhadur books are out of stock on flipkart website. Can you send me some links for chemistry covering both concept and problems.


    1. Hi,

      If its difficult to get hands on P bhadhur then second choice is RC Mukherjee. I’ll suggest try to get an ebook of P bhadhur and start practising from it. As in General for chemistry all 3 sections needs different books. So start by physical as its most logical section and time consuming. Keep others for later as of yet. Once you finish Physical get in touch once again I’ll help you out how to deal with other 2 sections.

      Best Wishes
      NIsharg G

  51.' U.Kannan says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My son is planning to write IIT JEE (2nd Time), and he is not going to any spl coaching classes. Kindly advise us which authors book can study for getting good mark. He got 96.5 cutoff in Tamil Nadu +2 Exam.

    PN : At the time (2013) of applying JEE-Main I had selected the wrong category because of that he unable to go IIT Advanced after scoring eligible mark.

    1. Hi,
      Please use the above mentioned book and also ask him to finish the complete sly by August end once and then start solving 2 papers every week with revision of chapters. Exam temperament is one of keys for Droppers in IIT.

      Best Wishes
      NIsharg G

  52.' sahithi says:

    sir i want to clarify my doubts in physics can you please help me out

    1. Please register for a trial class and than lets try to work it out how you want to go about the doubts.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  53.' fiza says:

    Is universal self scorer good for jee mains? If not then what to use my focus is only mains jee not advnc

    1. Hi Fitza,

      If your focus is IIT JEE Mains then you can continue with Universal. keep your focus on solving the book completely as practice as many papers as possible.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

    2. Hi Aman

      If you can get Arihant Objective for PCM it will be good, solve them completely and keep the target of solving couple of chapters each day.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  54.' aman says:

    which book i must solve for preparation of jee mains in the last months as a revision…

    1. Hi Aman

      If you can get Arihant Objective for PCM it will be good, solve them completely and keep the target of solving couple of chapters each day this will help you to increase your speed during solving papers as well.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

    2.' ravi says:

      sir, i have given the 10th board exams and have 2 months break . sir i have completed whole mechanics in physics , and many chapters in chemistry and mathematics but many teachers tell me not to study extra things in lower classes and thatswhy i am very confused please give me some right suggestion wheather i should continue up or leave it to study in std11 and should i use dc pandey or ie irodovo after hc verma in physics

  55.' maha says:

    where can i download free books that u hav mentioned

    1. Hi Maha
      you have to search for free copies though there are many sites which can avail you ebooks at very nominal rates.
      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  56.' Amol says:

    I have just entered class 12 and am starting jee preparations.I find calculus difficult. Is G Tewani good for calculus.pls suggest some other books

    1. Hi Amol,
      G Tewani is a good book but I’ll still prefer M.L Khanna over it. Try to get one old edition of the same and use that.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  57.' amol says:

    I am a PCMB student of cbse board and want to crack both NEET and JEE mains.I am finding calculus difficult. Which book would help me right from the most basic to most advanced stuff? pls suggest

    1. Hi Amol,
      Use M.L khanna to learn each and every type of calculus problem. Check all the examples and exercise with answers to understand the concepts clearly.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  58.' NIVETHAA RAVI says:

    Hello sir,
    I’m Nivethaa from Chennai. Now I’m in 12th class. Also I’m a student of FIITJEE.I’m soooo……… scared about IIT JEE exam. I try my level best to get good marks in FIITJEE’s phase, midphase tests.But I’m failing to get.But now, my school also pressurizing to get very good marks in 12th board exam. How to get good results in FIITJEE exam? pls suggest me some ideas.I hope u’ll help me.

    1. Hi Nivethaa,
      Don’t worry much about your boards right now. Focus only on two things, firstly your IIT JEE preparations and then the experiments in physics and chemistry you perform in school.
      You will have sufficient amount of time to work on board exam just a week before it in Feb’2015. Till Jan’2015 only focus on your JEE preparations and work hard on it.
      If there are more queries please let me know.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

      1.' NIVETHAA RAVI says:

        Hello sir…..
        I’m happy that u considered my comment.Thank you soooo much for that. But, In my school they say that for physics, board exam will be tough.They asked us to solve 115 previous year question papers. But, if I start my preparation for board in Feb then it creates a lot of problems.What should i do?…..

  59.' John says:

    Dear Sir,

    My son will join 11th this year. His marks are in the range of 70 to 85% in various exams( PCM) till now. ( slacker, but can be pushed).

    So he is above average, but not the cream. He is finding time management difficult.

    How do I know if he is capable of studying in I IT?

    I am NOT asking if he is capable to crack JEE. With an integrated coaching he may crack it.

    My worry is if he is capable (has the caliber)to study in I I T?

    Do you have any data on success rate within I I T w r to academic grade in 11th and 12th?



    1. Hi,
      As far as studies in IIT’s are concerned its all about his interest in the branch he’ll take. Any student who is getting 65-70% in Maths and Science till 10th is capable of performing well in his engg. Therefore, at this point I’ll not suggest you to worry about his engg career, it will be great if he works above avg there as well.

      As for Time management right now in 11th and 12th is something which is the weak area for every IIT aspirant. I’ll suggest every student to have a GAME PLAN for these 22 months. You should be very clear what you are going to do even after 8 months from now on a particular day. So make a schedule for it and follow it. Secondly, please do not worry about his marks in school examination as he can score well in boards if he starts focusing on board pattern after 20th Feb of the year he’ll appear. Focus only on IIT right now leaving everything behind it. Third thing, please ask him to do experiments seriously in school labs as it will help him a lot to understand the core concepts he’ll be learning theoretically.

      Best Wishes
      NIsharg G

  60.' saurabh says:

    hellow i had just ciaer the 10 boards and start prepare for IIT JEE.I am confused. should i study with NCERT or my marharastra boards which i will take for 11 and 12.are NCERT books better than maharastra board books. ihave also buy NCERT books.Should i study them or study my maharastra board books .PLEASE HELP ME

    1. Hi,
      Please start with NCERT and finish them in next 8-10 months. Then start solving your maharashtra board books, you’ll find them very easy and it will hardly take a week to solve the whole textbook once you are thoroughly done with NCERT except on couple of chapters which are not their in NCERT book.

      Best Wishes
      NIsharg G

  61.' saurabh says:

    i am just started preparation for RMO and other OLYMPIADS.I AM REFERING challenges and thrill of pre cllege mathematics and arihant RMO i need to solve other books for maths for iit jee other than rao iit coaching books ? are OLYMPIAD books helpfull for IIT JEE? or shold i refer other books?and I also have HALLIDAY RESNICK WALLER and HC VERMA.CAN I GO FOR halliday resnick waller insted of hc verma? i starts organic with paula yurkanis bruics and SHIVER AND ATTKINS for inorganic.are they good for jee?

  62.' Tarun Khanna says:

    What books will be included in the fiitjee package for iitjee preparation??

  63. Hi,
    The more you practice the better your odds are to CRACK IIT. Its not about how many books you have done for one chapter but about how many chapters you have done from each book. Take one book which you like and complete all the chapters from it quickly and move to next one.
    Every book will help you to develop few concepts. Even Olympiad books as well are good. If you have the time then you must solve them,

    Best Wishes
    NIsharg G

  64.' saurabh says:

    can i go for HALLIDAY RESNICK WALLER instead of H.C.VERMA.PUALA URAKIN BRUICE is good for iit jee organic book?can i rerly on RAO IIT ACADEMY material for jee?I want flying result in OLYMPIAD.Are olympiad books are helpful for jee?

    1. Hi Saurabh,

      Sure you can go ahead with Resnick Hallidey. I’ll say ya the material you are referring is good but please only don’t rely on it. Refer the books specially NCERT to crack JEE.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  65.' rufina says:

    i am happy but i have a confident that i will get more than 90%

  66.' Rishabh Singh says:

    I m presently studding in class 11…. i want to prepare for IIT-JEE 16 …
    and I m a good student who can understand the concepts very fast…my only prob. is I m not Hard Working….
    My doubts are:
    -> are tuition beneficial
    -> Can u plz suggest me with two best books for eack subject for IIT JEE….as i don’t want to go for more than 2 books for each sub.
    -> RD SHARMA or TATA McGraw Hill
    ->Do i have to go for SL LONEY or ML KHANNA
    -> I E IRODOV or DC PANDEY or Resnick Halliday (other than HC VERMA)
    -> I have a book where selected parts of JD LEE, Solomer are merged…other than this can u suggest one more book
    ->why is NCERT preferred in Chem …its a very basic level

    1. Hi Rishabh,
      As you said you are not such a hardworking student over which you are a quick learner. For you personalized course is the best fit where you discuss only doubts and selective concepts.
      My pick will be:
      Tata McGrawHill
      SL Loney
      Resnick Halliday Walker

      Also, I have no idea which book you are talking where concepts from JD Lee extra are merged, please tell me the name so that I can give my inputs on it.

      As, NCERT Chemistry is to the point. Though its always best to refer class notes in chemistry specially due to it’s vast scope on conceptual level.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  67.' skr says:

    I have just entered in class 11 and i am preparing for jee.
    I am confused about the book that i should buy for physics.
    Is it Hc Verma or any other.
    Plz. suggest.

    1.' Happy kumar says:

      Besides it use math books of Board
      Care on,
      Some of above books contains higher problem like irodove only read the books in care of jee syllabus.solving very tough problem does not give any benifit in favour of jee exam.

  68.' Happy kumar says:

    there are any online digital library that provides Deep & special knowledge of all topics of jee main and advance syllabus

    1. Hi Happy,
      Please google it. I haven’t came across any digi lib I can refer to my students.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  69.' Happy kumar says:

    What is minimum mark or maximum rank for govt Nit and iit

  70.' lavanya says:

    sir i passed my 12th in 2014 itself im from ANDHRAPRADESH BOARD got 84.3% in my ap board. i got verry less in jee main 2014 . thinking to write jeemain again next year in 2015 plz help me which books to prefer ..

  71.' lavanya says:

    sir i passed my 12th in 2014 itself im from ANDHRAPRADESH BOARD got 84.3% in my ap board. i got verry less in jee main 2014 . thinking to write jeemain again next year in 2015 plz help me which books to prefer …i dnt go to coaching and tutions i need the best book which has concepts and poroblems.

    1. Hi Lavanya,
      If you can complete the above mentioned books and solve them completely you will surely be able to do great in IIT JEE. But as a piece of advice books alone are not enough for IIT JEE preparations, please take guidance of suitable teachers as well. As they are a lot more experience than you in the field and will help you understanding each and every thing in a easier manner. Do practice a lot and work hard.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  72.' Aayush Jaiswal says:

    Is universal self scorer is enough for jee
    …if i complete it fully

    1. Hi Aayush,
      Please don’t use universal. Such books will not help you a lot in your IIT JEE preparations. Instead you can go for Tata Mcgraw Hill objective books.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  73.' Anshuman says:

    Hello. I’ll be attempting IIT second time ,next year. I’ve scored well in MAINS and 95.6% in 12th CBSE, but my strategy for advanced was wrong and was further hampered by indulging in too many books based on suggestions from all kinds of people. Please suggest a perfect book to hone my skills in Organic, Inorganic chem and Calculus part in Maths.(mainly problem solving). Please also suggest the strategy i should follow in next 1 year to optimise my performance in Advanced . I’ll be joining vibrant classes in Kota.

    1. Hi Anshuman,
      Please do refer the above mentioned books, though what I am able to understand from your post is that you have a difficulty in applying concepts to solve problems rather than understanding the concepts. Please practice and practice more.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  74.' Aayush says:

    I m preparing please suggest some books for physics, chemistry and biology

    1. Hi Ayush,
      The post with the best reference book for AIPMT will be up today. Please refer to that post.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

    2. Hi Ayush,

      Please refer to the following link for AIPMT books.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  75.' rahul kumar says:

    i want a best theory book of physics for iit jee .please name good theory book for iit jee

    1. Hi Rahul,
      You can refer University Physics from Pearson Edition or Resnick Halliday Walker to understand the theory. Though these books are very exhaustive in nature and will consume a lot of time, so please keep an eye on that as well. But please do read NCERT as well for your comprehensive IIT JEE preparation.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  76.' piyush says:

    I completed my diploma in Electronics and communication engineering.
    and i want to compete in 2015 IIT-JEE examinations which books i should read and one more thing i am 10th passed and doing my 12th from NIOS Which bobks i should read including some reference books and question bank etc

    also please give me some suggestions how to prepare for this :D

    1. Hi Piyush,

      Please refer to all the books mentioned in the above post. I’ll advice try to join a couple of test series. Test series will help you a lot better than any other question bank.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  77.' Monika Singh says:

    Hello Sir! I want to know if NCERT’s theory is sufficient for JEE (Main)?

    1. Hi Monika,
      Sure NCERT theory is sufficient for JEE-Mains but the challenge is that in a single read its very difficult to understand every concept to its core. So, if you are not using any other book to read please read NCERT as many times as you can. You will wonder how small lines gave you much to learn.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  78. SIr please tell me books for IIT preparation
    I am in 11th standard and using the following books:
    1.H.C Verma
    2.D.C Pandey
    3 S.PJauhar
    4.R.D Sharma 11th and 12th.
    Are those sufficient?

  79. Hi Akhilesh,

    Please replace S P Jauhar with P Bahadur and DON’T use R D Sharma. Use A Das Gupta or other material. R D Sharma is too exhaustive and it’s not for JEE, it will help you to give good marks in board though.
    Get back to me if you have any other doubts.

    Best wishes,
    Nisharg G

    1.' kazi says:

      Hi ..!
      There is many students who are in there craze to be an iitian ….
      But many few know thers true potential …..
      Lyk sachin can never be a good singer and lata as a player…! So ..i was in search of my true potential …so please help me to go through my true potential….
      Now i m in try to crack iit ….by ..
      Hc verma
      Rd shrma
      Nd ….pbahadur ..
      But all these are not by my heart …
      I do aall these by parental force ….
      Please help….

  80.' bhargavi says:

    I m in 11th std right now and I want to crack jee with a double digit rank . I have completed algebra chapters from ncert but still I am unable to solve most of the questions from a das gupta objective so this has demotivated me I also have hall and knight and sk goyal for algebra so after ncert I should move on to which book ?
    For physics I have ncert hcverma I.e. irodov resnick halliday ,dc pandey ,university physics do I need to complete all these books for jee advanced and what should be the order in which I should finish these books?

    1. Hi Bhargavi,

      I am glad to hear about your JEE goals. Please go ahead with Hall and Knight. But I will suggest if you are so clear with your goal take the help of some faculty to resolve all the problems you were not able to solve.

      For physics, do H.C.Verma and then you can choose between University Physics or Resnick Halliday Walker. Do any one of them as both are equally good. I will suggest University Physics to a greater extend.

      You have give regular test, that is one paper every month and analyse them thoroughly to achieve your goals.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  81. Sir please tell me a book for graphs of physics as position time and velocity time graphs

    1. Hi Akhilesh,

      I will suggest not to refer any book as of now. Give it some time and discuss it your friends and teachers, even then you find it really difficult then please get back to me I will suggest you the book only for graphs.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  82.' raghvesh says:

    I am repeating class 12 as well as iit bcoz i got 75% in 12 board in2014 .now iam taking coaching so plz suggest me best book for theory as well as practising question separately for each subject for iit main and advance

    1. Hi Raghvesh,

      This is very crucial time for your preparations, please use the above suggested books for practice. Do more and more of practice, as you have already joined a coaching try to cover the theory aspect there itself. As far as JEE Main and Advance are concerned there is no difference in theory of it. The difference will lie how well you are in all the topics as in Advance we expect problems where you have to use 2-3 concepts from different domains together to get the answer.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  83.' raghav says:

    Iam repeating class 12 as well as iit as i got only 75%in 12 board 2014 now dis is my last chance to crack iit so please suggest me best books for iit jee preparation both for theory as well as practicing questions also suggest a good book for clearing concepts in mathematics

    1. Hi Raghav,

      Please use the above reference books for your preparations. If you have troubles with theory in Mathematics than you can refer M.L.Khanna old edition where you can read the problems with there solutions and try to understand their approach towards it. Still I will consider it as half measure, try to get help from your teachers and clear concepts first.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  84.' raghav says:

    Please tell me shld i use cenage book or arihant for studying algebra

    1. Hi Raghav

      If these are the only two choices then please go ahead with Arihant Algebra.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

      1.' raghav says:

        Thanku sir…

  85.' raghav says:

    Is there any other choice except arihant and cenage for algebra

    1. Hi Raghav,

      Surely, there are many other books. You can use M.L Khanna objective, A Das Gupta or Hall & Knight.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  86. Hello sir can you tell me which Distance Learning Program is better as i want to understand theory and problems

    1. Hi Akhilesh,
      Distance learning program will not help you to learn theory a lot but it will surely help you to provide with extra material by which you can practice a lot of problems which are essential part of your preparations. You can go for Bansal Distance Learning Program or Akaash Distance Learning Program. Both are equally good to opt for. Please do not go for FIITJEE or Resonance or any other distance learning program.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  87.' Saurav says:

    Sir I need your suggestions since I’m from state board I have a habit of solving only text book but for Jee my teachers r saying to solve first basic problems then slowly increase your level. This is quit difficult for me but I’m trying to transit my self according to the situation. But that’s stressing me up. I’m a stress free learner and i enjoy studying but trying these pattern of increasing the problem level and referring different book is not helping. Can you give me some suggestions that how i follow these so that i can enjoy learnin as well as i stay stress free. An idea may also do.

    1. Dear Saurav,

      Just select one book and solve it completely. Do not worry about solving other books till the time you have completed each and every chapter from the book you have started. It’s great that you are a stress free learner, be that way and keep your focus on learning new things.

      Best wishes
      Nisharg G

  88.' aditi dorle says:

    Hello sir!!
    I’m in 11th now and I’m taking coachings for IIT jee .my tutor has reccomended me to refer physics comprehensive ; chemistry comprehensive and maths r d sharma. Do u think I’ll be able to crack jee advance by studying these books??
    If not then what should I do??
    I can’t even argue with my sir about the books he has reccomended us.tell me what to do now. I’m very much determined to crack IIT jee…

    1. Dear Aditi,
      Have you joined a personal tutions or an institute? As per any JEE tutor/expert no one will recommend Comprehensive text books for JEE. Please use them only for your board preparations and select the books mentioned in the post above and start solving them one by one. Comprehensive are good but not written for JEE aspirants.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  89. Hello Sir which is the best study material among various materials I have heard about Fiitjee
    and plancess please tell me the best one

    1. Dear Akhilesh,
      To read theory strictly use textbooks or class notes. Do not read it from any other source. Also, to solve problems use the material with which you are comfortable. If I have to choose then I will use FIITJEE, but you have to make the choice. As no material is bad or good. Its about how much you are able to learn from it and how can you improve your skills further.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  90.' Ayush Agrawal says:

    I am a student of FIITJEE Kanpur.My performance in the internal phase tests has not been good.
    I am solving OP Tandon for Chem., DC Pandey for Physics & SK Goyal for Maths. and the study material by FIITJEE.
    Are these books enough ??.Please Comment..

    1. Dear Ayush,
      Is your performance going down? Are you getting less percentage of marks with every test? If you have consistent performance in all your test even at 40% of the total marks than don’t worry. Just worry about not going to lower lower marks. Secondly, all the books you are using are good, please continue with them.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  91.' harsh dave says:

    i am studing in 11th standard. i would like to know whether ml khanna for mathematics is enough to crack jee and conceptual physical chemistery by prabhat kumar and adarsh kumar.

  92. Dear Dave,

    Both the reference books you are using are good enough. Keep the priority on solving both the books completely. Do all examples and exercise form the same. It will help you a lot. Please let me know if there are any other doubts.

    Best Wishes,
    Nisharg G

  93.' Shivam Pandey says:

    10 Sir,I am currently in class 8 and want to crack iit.In class 8,I have given escape velocity test of fiitjee in which I got a national rank of 81.I have attempted NSEJS this year.I have covered and mastered all the topics of physics,chemistry and maths till class 10.I have covered 4-5 chapters of class 11 physics,3-4 chapters of class 11 and 12 chemistry and 2-3 chapters of maths from class 11.In fiitjee,Igot 100%fee waiver but I have decided to not join fiitjee.I will be starting progression,limits,and trigonometry of class 11 and 12 with next week.Not from NCERT
    but I have covered class 10 topics of PCM from about 5-6 company books and mastered it.I have HC Verma Volume 1 and I am thinking when I will cover 7-8 topics from physics I will start to do HC Verma and I will also buy Resnick Halliday Walker and I.E.Irodov Till the end of the December I will have coverd 7-8 topics from physics,5-6 topics from chemistry and 4-5 chapters from math class 11 and 12 from 1-2 company books including NCERT.I am very good at maths I have masteres arithmetic for NSEJS and in every topic of maths that I study of JEE level I practice about 80-120 questions from 1 books excluding NCERT.I am thinking to take fiitjee correspondance in class 9.I know many books for iit preparation of PCM.Your advice will absolutelyhelp me .TEll me some strategies to do it.

    1. Dear Shivam,

      The only suggestion to you with respect to all the points you have mentioned implies you are a hard working brilliant student; You should try to have a counselling session with me or any other professional who can explicitly guide you.

      Currently, I will suggest try to learn more vedic methods of doing calculations and excel the same. Once you are comfortable with handling large numbers please let me know we can discuss the next steps on the same.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  94.' Manthan says:

    Sir is anurag mishra mechanics part 1a good book? Whether it is neccessary to buy resnik halliday and walker .

    1. Dear Manthan,

      You can use Anurag Mishra’s book, its a good book by an Indian author. Also, referring to Resnick Halliday and Walker is not necessary at all. But if you get a chance than do go through it.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  95.' Suryavo says:

    is gc agarwal better or hc verma

    1. Dear Surya,

      Use H.C.Verma if you have to choose between these two.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  96.' Suryavo says:

    is KL Chugh a good book?

    1. Dear Surya,

      I will not recommend you to use K L Chuch.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  97.' Suryavo says:

    IS SN De a good book for 12?

    1. Dear Suryavo,

      Sure, it’s a comprehensive book. You can go ahead and use it wisely.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G




    1. Dear Ananya,
      Spend most of the time with mathematics. Focus on trigonometry and coordinate geometry. You can use M.L.Khanna old edition where the complete solutions are also mentioned. 3 hours a week is more than enough at this stage. Once you are through with these two sections let me know, I’ll suggest you how to take it forward with functions and graphs.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  99.' Murali says:

    I am very much confused between books for chemistry thinking about op tandon ,morrison boyd,solomans fryhle, op aggarwal , himanshu chauhan. Please give best books for each branch of chemistry.

    1. Dear Murali,
      Please do not use any of the mentioned book in your comment. Use NCERT first, once that is done thoroughly please let me know. I’ll help you further on how to proceed.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  100.' vaibhav says:

    Is there any book like i.e. irodov or adg(subj) for chemistry.
    I want good problem book but relevant to jee not beyond or less.
    And is there alternatives to above books.

    1. Hi Vaibhav,
      You can use Arihant books simply for practising problems. Plus you can use MTG magazines for chemistry as well.

      Best wishes,
      Nisharg G

  101.' harsh dave says:

    Sir,currently I am in 11 standard. This year I have not focused for jee preparation.can I be able to crack jee with 1 year sincere preparation? Sir can u suggest some good books?

    1. Hi Harsh,
      Sure, one year of thorough preparation will help you to get a decent rank in IIT JEE Advanced as well. But you have to be more true with respect to your preparations and how many hours you are putting in every single day. As the count down is begun for you, go through NCERT’s of 12th CBSE first. As your boards are equally important as IIT JEE Advanced, plus the chemistry and physics NCERT are marvellously written.

      Next go ahead with H.C.Verma in physics and chemistry you have to opt for different book in different sections. Organic you can use S.N Sanyal, for inorganic you can use J.D.Lee and for physical chemistry you can use P.Bahadur. For maths you can use arihant publication books as they have improved a lot in this current academic year.

      Let me know if you have other doubts on your preparations.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  102.' jubed says:

    sir please give me specific books to get master in physics , chemistry and maths at iit level

    1. Dear Jubed,

      Please refer to the books mentioned above, they are complete to guide you to achieve top 100 rank in JEE Advanced. Let me know if there are specific doubts/questions you have about how to use these books or plan your preparations.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  103.' GURSIMAR SINGH says:

    Respected Sir



    1. Dear Gursimar,
      First please evaluate how good are you in Chemical Equilibrium. If you think, you have understood every concept in it then you can refer Physical Chemistry by Atkins for Ionic Equilibrium. Also, while using Atkins please do not deviate a lot in the thermodynamics and kinetics involve with ionic equilibrium. As Atkins is generally used by tutors or undergraduate students to understand the complete chemistry of a reaction. Therefore, please try to read it but don’t deviate from your goal.

      For thermodynamics you have two choices either read thermodynamics in physics first and then move to chemistry or use Atkins/ J.D.Lee for thermodynamics. Again the concern with these book is do not go in extra depth then required until and unless you have extra time.

      Extra depth of concepts in such topics is important but time is always a constrain for each student. So make the right choice. If you think I should tell you exact pages to read do reply, I’ll help you with it as well.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

      1.' GURSIMAR SINGH says:

        thanks for the reply..sir
        .PLEASE…suggest the page numbers.sir

        thanking u..
        gursimar singh

  104.' Nikhil says:

    Sir, I am in class 11th. I have universal for maths and physics along with NCERT textbooks. Please give me suggestions about which books to buy for chemistry. Also, are the books I mentioned above, sufficient to crack JEE Mains?

    1. Dear Nikhil,
      As I have suggested in the post, you can refer to any book for physics, maths or chemistry from them. Though you can take Universal also for chemistry. In last 3 years Universal publication has improved there book and the latest edition has a very few mistakes with respect to solutions/answers.
      More than the book current JEE pattern requires clarity of each concept and sufficient practice. So whichever book you choose be through with it. Do not leave even a single chapter from it.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  105.' Nikhil says:

    I have universal self scorer and ncert textbooks for all the three subjects. Is it sufficient to crack jee mains, should I buy any other books too ??

    1. Dear Nikhil,
      No book is sufficient for JEE due to its vast syllabus and infinite possible application of each concept. So, don’t worry much about with books. Read NCERT thoroughly at least twice and then use Universal for practice. If you can’t solve even a single problem take it seriously and re-do it after going through the relevant concept.
      Regularity and practice are the two pillars to crack IIT JEE Mains as well as JEE Advanced.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  106.' nikita maan says:

    sir i am a student of class 11 and i am in a extreme need of a chemistry book which contains theoretical illustrations as well as numerical kindly suggest me a book for iit advance thank you

    1. Dear Nikita,
      For JEE Advanced you should go through NCERT as many times as you can. Cover all the points to remember and Key points in the boxes. JEE Advanced paper will be more focused on NCERT. In the past we have seen full comprehensions/passage problems are directly from NCERT.
      Except that I will suggest currently, revise your notes. Go through all the formulae and special cases, like molar conductance & specific conductance. If you are trying to find a book for any specific chapter please let me know. I can give you better suggestions then.

      Best Wishes
      Nisharg G

  107.' Isha says:

    hello sir,
    I am Isha, a student of class 10 and am going to move to class11 in april. initially I wasn’t very clear about taking up engineering, but now I am and aim to clear the IIT-JEE exam with a very good rank. i would be greatly obliged if you could advise me as to how should i start studying for clearing the exam, what should be my timetable, my strategy, etc. and how to balance class11-12 studies with iit preparation. also, I have joined vidyamandir classes, but my performance over there is not very impressive, even though i am a school topper. what should i do so that i can top both in my school and coaching classes? please do reply at the earliest; thanking you…

    PS-I read all ur posts, and found them to be amazing… i hope i will get the same quality of reply… :)

    1. Dear Isha,
      I’m glad to hear you are finally determined to get a good rank in JEE and pursue engineering as your career, though do remember the road ahead is not easy. As you have mentioned you have joined VMC but still not so satisfied with it, then try other option like Online tutoring. As you have just started it will not disturb your momentum of preparations.
      Secondly, just be regular and read as much as you can in all three subjects. Prepare neat and organised notes as you will be needing the same for next couple of years! And you will be amazed to know sometimes I still need them almost after 9 years from when I made them. Read NCERT first and choose any book mentioned from the list above to practice. Do not waste time, currently the number of chapter you might have done must be one or two so you can spend some time learning graphs. Get Play with Graphs of Arihant publications.
      Also, visit the blog regularly to get more tips and tricks.

      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

  108.' VK says:

    Sir, I am a NTSE state topper and I missed NSEP by 2.1% in class 10. I will go to 11th this year. I have already finished HCV and 11th RD Sharma and Many other books of 11th and 12th with basics. So, keeping my level in mind are these books sufficient to get top 50 or top10 rank in Advance
    Resnick halliday Krane
    SL Loney Both books
    Hall and Knight
    IA Maron
    JD Lee
    I will also use my Coaching Material and Arihant Popular books like DCP .
    Also with a thorough study of these books can I go to the IPhO.
    I have been to HBCSE for two OcSCs in2014. Sir, I will study with full dedication Also advice if I can cover my course in time.
    Thank You in Advance

    1. Dear VK,
      I’m really astonished that you have moved so swiftly with the course. You are a very bright student therefore, do not stop with the books mentioned in the list. Go beyond them – there are many good authors in physics, mathematics and chemistry who discuss a simple concept of rotational motion in most sophisticated phenomenons. Keep your the doors for knowledge open. Dedicate fixed number of hours every day for such learning and during the rest keep going with regular books, as getting a top 10 rank in JEE is also crucial to avail the doors of infinite opportunity in life.
      Be in touch.
      Best Wishes,
      Nisharg G

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