Best Books for JEE Main 2020 Recommended by Toppers

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    Acing an exam with more than 11 lakh aspirants requires a well thought out preparation strategy with the best resources. Preparing for JEE Main is an uphill task and applicants often get confused with the books to depend on for better results. Best books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation must be bought keeping the following tips in mind:

    • Your set of books must include accurate material for concept building, and questions with varying difficulty levels. Check JEE Main Paper Analysis
    • Go for the latest editions and ensure that they follow the latest exam pattern.
    • NCERT textbooks should always be your priority.
    • It is advisable to not go for too many books at a time. Stick to a few reliable sources and prepare accordingly.
    • Make sure your books have solved- unsolved sample papers and previous year question papers

    JEE Main Reference Books for Chemistry

    Best Books for JEE Main – Chemistry

    List of Preparation Books for Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry is very vast and might be a little difficult, especially for beginners. The questions related to reaction mechanisms deserve special attention. Best Books for JEE Main Preparation for Chemistry section are:

    Read tips to excel in JEE Main Chemistry Section

    S.NoAuthors /PublisherName of Books
    1O.P. TandonOrganic Chemistry
    2Paula Bruice YurkanisOrganic Chemistry
    3Organic Chemistry by MORRISON & BOYDOrganic Chemistry
    4Arihant PrakashanOrganic Chemistry
    5SolomonsOrganic Chemistry
    6I. L. FinarOrganic Chemistry Volume 1
    7Bahal & BahalOrganic Chemistry
    8Peter SykesOrganic Chemistry
    9J.D MarchOrganic Chemistry
    10M. S. ChauhanConcept of Organic Chemistry
    Note: A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes - This is one of the best books suggested by JEE Toppers but read this book only after you have covered considerable part of your Organic Chemistry syllabus.

    List of Preparation Books for Inorganic Chemistry

    Inorganic chemistry remains a puzzle even to the best students. Some key recommended books for Inorganic Chemistry are tabulated below:

    S.NoAuthors /PublisherName of Books
    1NCERTChemistry XI & XII
    3O.P. TandonInorganic Chemistry
    4J.D. LeeInorganic Chemistry
    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee. This book will teach you how to understand the subject rather than cram it.
    • Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) by OP Tondon - a great book for numeric problems

    List of Preparation Books for Physical Chemistry

    In Physical Chemistry, concepts are easy to learn, and the key is to solve the numerical problems. Some of the best JEE Main preparation books are mentioned below for conceptual clarity in Physical Chemistry:

    S.NoAuthors /PublisherName of Books
    1O.P. TandonPhysical Chemistry
    2P.Bahadur(G.R.Bathla & Sons)Numerical Chemistry
    3Bruce H. MahanUniversity Chemistry
    4R.C. MukharjeeNumerical Chemistry
    5P.W.AtkinsPhysical Chemistry
    6EbbingGeneral Chemistry
    7NCERTChemistry XI, XII
    • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee. This is the best book to ace numeric problems in Physical Chemistry.
    • Numerical Chemistry 22/e by P Bahadur. This book is highly recommended by several top rankers.

    Must Read

    General Ques for JEE Main 2020 Preparation
    Q. What if I rely only on NCERT Books for JEE Main Preparation?
    Ans. One needs to understand the proportion of questions being asked from NCERT books in each subject. If a student only studies NCERT, it is sure that s/he will achieve around 60% marks in Chemistry, 21% in Physics, and 8-9% in Mathematics. So you need to understand that you need to keep NCERTS at top for Chemistry, and for conceptual understanding only in Mathematics.

    JEE Main Reference Books for Mathematics

    JEE Main Preparation Books for Mathematics

    Mathematics is often considered the most challenging subject in entrance exams, not just for JEE Main Preparation, but otherwise too. It is important to understand how theorems were arrived at and the intuition behind several conventions and ideas. Thus, studying theory in Maths is also very important as it gives a better understanding of the concepts.

    Students must use the school level books to build their foundation and then move on to the advanced books for more in-depth practice. The key to scoring well in this subject is practice and the ingenuity to solve problems.

    S.NoName of the book and authorAuthors/PublishersBook will be best for
    1.Objective MathematicsR D SharmaBasics of every topic
    2.Plane TrigonometryS L LoneyTrigonometry
    3.The Elements Of Coordinate GeometryS L LoneyCoordinate Geometry
    4.AlgebraDr S K Goyal Arihant PublicationsAlgebra
    5.Play with GraphsAmit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)For solving problems
    6.Differential CalculusAmit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)Calculus
    7.Integral CalculusAmit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)Calculus
    8.Complete mathematics for JEE MainTMHFor explanation of topics

    A list of recommended books for JEE Main Mathematics section topic-wise has been provided below.

    List of Preparation Books for Calculus

    Name of the BooksISBN No.
    Differential Calculus for IIT-JEEby Amit Agarwal8188222208
    Integral Calculus for IIT-JEEby Amit Agarwal9351761436
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry byThomas and Finney818501552X
    Problems in Calculus of One Variable byI. A. Maron9351762599

    List of Preparation Books for Trigonometry, 2D & 3D Geometry, Vector Algebra

    Name of the BookISBN No.
    Coordinate Geometry for IIT-JEEby SK Goyal.9351761401
    Algebra for JEE Main & Advancedby Arihant Publication935141843X
    Vectors & 3D Geometryby Arihant Publications9351761452
    Trigonometry for JEE Main & Advancedby Arihant Publications9351418464
    Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by TMH Publication1259003744
    Higher Algebra 4th Edition By Hall and Knight1259003744

    List of Preparation Books for PnC, Probability

    Name of the BookAuthorISBN No.
    Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications Vol I and II for JEE Main & AdvancedWilliam Feller8126518065
    General Ques for JEE Main 2020 Preparation

    Q. Should I refer to multiple books for JEE Main Preparation?

    Ans. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020 are requested not to refer to multiple books but only use the books that are ‘most-important’ from preparation point of view, and that addresses all concepts and questions with solved examples.

    JEE Main Reference Books for Physics

    JEE Main Preparation Books for Physics

    In Physics, proper understanding of fundamental principles is the key to solve complex problems. Proficiency in solving numerical problems is very crucial. Problems related to Mechanics and Electromagnetics in particular needs special attention.

    Best books to refer to key topics in Phyiscs are mentioned below:

    S.NoAuthors /PublisherName of Books
    1H.C.VermaConcepts of Physica Vol I and II
    2I.E. IrodovProblems in General Physics
    3Halliday, Resnick & WalkerFundamentals of Physics
    4KrotovAptitude Test Problems in Physics
    5Nelkon and ParkerAdvance physics
    6A. A PinskyProblems in physics
    7Arihant PublicationsObjective questions on physics by D.C. Pandey
    8R. P. FeynmanFeynman Lectures on Physics
    9L. A. SenaA collection of questions and Problems in Physics

    Preparation Books for B. Arch 

    JEE Main Preparation Books for B. Arch 

    JEE Main B. Arch Paper will entail questions from three sections- Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. Some of the best books for Mathematics section have been enlisted already, however, the other sections can be aced by referring to the following recommended books:

    1. A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2020 Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications
    2. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal
    3. Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra.
    4. B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) - SC Garg
    5. Steps to Architecture: B. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide by Nimish Madan
    6. NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material by Ar. Shadan Usmani

    How should I choose right book for JEE Main Preparation?

    How should I choose right book for JEE Main Preparation?

    While selecting books for JEE Main preparation, candidates should make sure to keep the below mentioned factors in mind:

    Lucid Language – The book that candidate chooses should be easy to read and decipher. Fancy words or tough vocabulary can create confusion making it difficult for students to comprehend.

    Use of illustrations – Candidates tend to learn and grab fast visually than by reading. Thus, a book with illustrations will make concepts easy to understand.

    Accuracy – JEE Main is big entrance test for which there’s a huge market of study material. Candidates need to ensure that the book they are picking is accurate.

    Syllabus oriented – Make sure that book that a candidate is picking must be related to JEE Main 2020 syllabus. Random books should be avoided for preparation purposes.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


    August 15, 2020JEE-MAIN 2020

    The Week in Education: Studen ..

    August 15, 2020JEE-MAIN 2020

    Supreme Court hears UGC Case ..

    August 14, 2020JEE-MAIN 2020

    Students Use Hashtag to Prote ..

    August 13, 2020JEE-MAIN 2020

    Mahindra École Centrale Relea ..




    No Comments To Show