Presently, JEE Main is one of the competitive exams which is the gateway for different engineering institutes of India including NITs and IIITs. An IIT aspirant also needs to cross this hurdle of JEE Main, to be eligible for one of the toughest known exams of “IIT JEE ADVANCE”. Moreover, roughly 20% of the registered students clear IIT JEE Main every year. Meanwhile, regarding the topic, today we have mentioned some of the best books for JEE Mains, which will greatly facilitate your preparation.
Returning again to the challenges of the exam, most students don’t count solving a set of 30 questions in each subject of Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics in a time of 180 minutes (3 hours) as easy. Therefore, one must be fast and accurate while solving questions since any mistake can lead to negative marking.
The marking scheme is quite simple for the exam, as every correct answer awards 4 marks and every incorrect deducts 1 from his aggregate total. So, one gets evaluated in a maximum score of 360.
JEE Main is one of the exams that is based on basic concepts and understanding of different principles/theorems that are being taught in the 11th and 12th standard. The syllabus of the exam includes all the topics included in NCERT books.
The exam has all types of questions, some of them are based on principles (like Archimedes, Bernoulli, etc.), theorems (Pythagoras, Theorems for triangles, etc.) and applications of theory (Projectile, Equations of motion, etc.). It has both theoretical and numerical type of problems, with 4 multiple choices. Among the 4 choices, only one choice is most appropriate or correct.
One can follow multiple books to practice and learn the concepts required to crack the exam. The most recommended books for the understanding of basic concepts for JEE Main is NCERT books (for all the three subjects). One counts it as a baseline material for JEE Main and learning all the principles, formulas and theorems. It is one of the best books for theoretical questions as its authors have manipulated some of the problems in JEE Main from NCERT textbooks.
Once an aspirant has completed the theoretical study from NCERT books, he/she can refer below-mentioned books for practice and improving on their concepts.
There is one well-known book by a professor in IIT Kanpur, naming “Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma”. The book comes in 2 volumes(Concepts of Physics Vol.1 and Vol.2) which are the most recommended for JEE aspirants. This book includes short answer type questions to sharpen one’s basic understanding. Also, this book includes a single choice and multiple choice questions that can be very helpful to build up your concepts and apply whatever you have learned in your theory. At the end of every topic, you can find exercise problems, which can be really fruitful to score good marks in JEE Main.
That single book can surely make you crack JEE Main with a very good score along with NCERT Physics book. If you feel you still have time, you can check DC Pandey (Arihant Publications) and Resnic Halliday.
Concentrate on NCERT for theoretical questions and learning of concepts including chemical reactions and formulas. A student can refer to NCERT chemistry for solving theoretical problems, but it doesn’t have a good number of them. For the practice of problems and extending your knowledge towards different topics, you can refer these books-
For Organic chemistry-
Organic chemistry by O.P Tandon
The concept of Organic Chemistry by M.S Chauhan
For Inorganic chemistry–
Inorganic chemistry by J.D Lee
Inorganic chemistry by O.P Tandon
For Physical chemistry-
Numerical Chemistry by R.C Mukherjee
Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon
Practice as many problems (numerical as well as theoretical) from the mentioned books when you are through with NCERT books and you surely can score really well in Chemistry.
Mathematics is considered as one of the subjects that play a vital role in cracking JEE Main and ranking good. For learning concepts and theorems, one can refer to Mathematics NCERT book, but it doesn’t have very good level problems for practice.
For practicing Mathematical problems and to get an idea of implementation of theorems/principles, you can refer these books-
Objective Mathematics by R.D Sharma.
IIT Mathematics by M.L Khanna
Trigonometry by S.L Loney
Geometry by S.L Loney
Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Once you are through with the above-mentioned books, you must practice mock test papers and solve previous year exam papers. The JEE organizing committee (CBSE earlier, NTA from 2019 onwards) has released some of the mock test papers. Also, different publications have done the same.
Some of the publications are-
Arihant publications(Most recommended)
Mock tests can help you to get an idea of where you stand and a rough estimate of how much you can score. One must dedicate the last two to three weeks before the exam to solving previous year’s problems. You should take the last 15 year papers of IIT JEE Main and solve them. That will get you ready for your IIT JEE Main exam and you will surely score really good.
Along with theory, numerical questions will help you boost your marks and get you a very good rank. As it is said for competitive exams-
“More you practice, closer you move towards scoring good marks”.
Don’t forget to download JEE Main preparation app on the Google Play Store. It provides free notes, topic-wise study material, quizzes, mock test, question papers, and all the updates related JEE Mains/Advanced exam.
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