Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Listed below books that will help you prepare for the D-day

Students often look hard to find the best book and study material to prepare for a subject. However, they must realise that since most of the syllabus is already covered in their syllabus of class 11 and 12 they need not wait to start studying for IIT JEE.

Start with books you already have. Make sure that you have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts. Solve all the questions step-by-step and then graduate on to the other books that have been recommended for IIT JEE.

Most of the books listed here will have similar questions and topics, though there are a few which indeed have some novelty in them and are easier to understand. We will present you a list of subject-wise books for you to study:


Books that you must have
Concepts of Physics Vol. I and II by H.C. Verma is good for theory in Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics, Heat & Waves and Thermodynamics.
NCERT Physics of Class XI and XII
You may also buy

IIT Physics Guide by Gupta & Gupta
Interactive Physics by MTG is the only book of its kind in the market and covers topics like Rotational Mechanics really well.
Krishna's Guide for IIT Physics
New Pattern IIT JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey is the best book for problems of Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Krane is the best one for Thermodynamics.
Physics I & II by Halliday & Resnick is good for theory of Mechanics, Electricity, Heat & Waves and Magnetism.
Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov is good for Modern Physics, Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism.
Problems in Physics by Abhay Kumar Singh
Schaum's 3000 Solved Problems in Physics

Books that you must have
NCERT Books, and Maths XI and XII by R. S. Agarwal are good enough for topics of Algebra like Inequality, Probability, and Progression. However, you will need lots of solved examples along with them for practice.
Play with Graphs by Amit Agarwal is a very good book to help you understand graphs. It is very useful for both Screening and Mains.
TMH Mathematics IIT Guide is good for solved examples. However, you must buy only the latest edition for best results. Exercises are not enough but there are about 100 solved examples for each chapter that you can practice with.
Books by S. L. Loney are good for Vector, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus.
Differential Calculus by Amit Agarwal and Integral Calculus by Amit Agarwal has a decent and novel collection of problems. The level of problems is also good.
You may also buy
3000 Solved Problems in Maths by Schaum Series by TMH is good for practice.
Books by Piskunov, and Shanti Narayan are good for Vector, Trigonometry and Calculus.
Differential Calculus by Edwards and Integral Calculus by Edwards
For those who find Calculus really tough, there is a very good book by Thomas and Finney, offered by Pearson Education. It has several good examples and exercises. Theory is covered in detail, along with formulas and diagrams. The CD offered with the book is really useful too.
Higher Algebra by Barnard & Child, and Hall & Knight.
Introduction to Probability & its Applications by Willliam Feller
K. D. Joshi's book that has only JEE and Olympiad problems and is good for revision purposes.
M L Khanna’s IIT Math Guide has lots of solved examples throughout the book. It is good for Calculus, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, and Vectors.
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) by Bharati Bhawan Publications is good for practice too.
Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I. A. Maron
Problems in Mathematical Analysis by Berman
‘Problems Plus in IIT Maths’, written by Das Gupta, has some good problems to practice. However, if you have TMH, you won't need this one.

Books that you must have
IIT Chemistry Guide by O. P. Agarwal is recommended for Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.
NCERT Chemistry for XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by P. Bahadur has a good number and level of solved examples. However, it has little theory, and exercises are not that great.
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
Organic Chemistry by I L Finar Vol. I
You may also buy
Book by O. P. Tandon is good for beginners.
Inorganic Chemistry by P. L. Soni
Inorganic Chemistry by Satyaprakash, Madan, Bahl & Tuli
Introduction to Chemical Calculations by R C Mukherjee
Krishna's IIT
Numerical Chemistry by Gurtu & Kapoor
Numerical Chemistry by Sarin & Sarin
Organic Chemistry by Arihant Prakashan is very good but has several errors too.
Organic Chemistry by Bahl & Bahl
Organic Chemistry by Jerry March
Organic Chemistry by Solomons
Physical Chemistry by Castellan
Physical Chemistry by P. W. Atkins
Reaction Mechanism by Peter Skyes is very good.
Schaum's 3000 Solved Problems in Chemistry is good for practice.
Study Guide to Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
Study Guide to Organic Chemistry by Solomons
Concise IIT Chemistry by PKB
However, there is no need of being threatened by the long list suggested above. The study material provided by prestigious sources like ....... often covers all the topics in detailed and concise form and do not require additional books for reference.

So, get busy with your schoolbooks, and buy NCERT books, if you don’t already have them. You can use free study material online and buy books only if you really need help on a topic.

If you need experts’ help, you can send me email chemistryiit[a]


Aiden Thomas said...

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mr. arkantos said...

a nice blog,

but someone has to write a blog for biology books too(aipmt)

MaddyKhanna said...

Really Nice blog. Thanks for the guidance. I just have one query... I go to Vidyamandir Classes. The modules they provide are not good in theory and concepts. Just wanted to know a good book of physics and chemistry which have elaborated theory concepts.


Zakaras said...

Hi ! I wanted to ask which book should I use for Chemistry practice (I am preparing for IIT) .i am in 11th. Is DC pandey objective enough for physics practice ?

Unknown said...

nice blog, will ask for studies if any help is required- anit

Unknown said...

nice blog. keep it up. i am a student, if i have doubts will ask you

Manas Kapoor said...

This post has good list of books. This kind of study material helps of IIT students. Thanks for sharing this kind of post.

Anmol Kapoor said...

Rc Mukherjee or p bahadur

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