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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 2022 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 2022 Syllabus
  • Go for the latest editions and ensure that they follow the latest JEE Main 2022 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 Chemistry Books

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:

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S.No Authors /Publisher Name of Books
1 O.P. Tandon Organic Chemistry
2 Paula Bruice Yurkanis Organic Chemistry
3 Organic Chemistry by MORRISON & BOYD Organic Chemistry
4 Arihant Prakashan Organic Chemistry
5 Solomons Organic Chemistry
6 I. L. Finar Organic Chemistry Volume 1
7 Bahal & Bahal Organic Chemistry
8 Peter Sykes Organic Chemistry
9 J.D March Organic Chemistry
10 M. S. Chauhan Concept 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.No Authors /Publisher Name of Books
1 NCERT Chemistry XI & XII
3 O.P. Tandon Inorganic Chemistry
4 J.D. Lee Inorganic 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.No Authors /Publisher Name of Books
1 O.P. Tandon Physical Chemistry
2 P.Bahadur(G.R.Bathla & Sons) Numerical Chemistry
3 Bruce H. Mahan University Chemistry
4 R.C. Mukharjee Numerical Chemistry
5 P.W.Atkins Physical Chemistry
6 Ebbing General Chemistry
7 NCERT Chemistry 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.

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General Ques for JEE Main 2022 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 Maths Books

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.No Name of the book and author Authors/Publishers Book will be best for
1. Objective Mathematics R D Sharma Basics of every topic
2. Plane Trigonometry S L Loney Trigonometry
3. The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry S L Loney Coordinate Geometry
4. Algebra Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications Algebra
5. Play with Graphs Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) For solving problems
6. Differential Calculus Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) Calculus
7. Integral Calculus Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) Calculus
8. Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMH For 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 Books ISBN No.
Differential Calculus for IIT-JEEby Amit Agarwal 8188222208
Integral Calculus for IIT-JEEby Amit Agarwal 9351761436
Calculus and Analytic Geometry byThomas and Finney 818501552X
Problems in Calculus of One Variable byI. A. Maron 9351762599

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

Name of the Book ISBN No.
Coordinate Geometry for IIT-JEEby SK Goyal. 9351761401
Algebra for JEE Main & Advancedby Arihant Publication 935141843X
Vectors & 3D Geometryby Arihant Publications 9351761452
Trigonometry for JEE Main & Advancedby Arihant Publications 9351418464
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by TMH Publication 1259003744
Higher Algebra 4th Edition By Hall and Knight 1259003744

List of Preparation Books for PnC, Probability

Name of the Book Author ISBN No.
Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications Vol I and II for JEE Main & Advanced William Feller 8126518065
General Ques for JEE Main 2022 Preparation

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

Ans. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2022 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 Physics Books

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.No Authors /Publisher Name of Books
1 H.C.Verma Concepts of Physica Vol I and II
2 I.E. Irodov Problems in General Physics
3 Halliday, Resnick & Walker Fundamentals of Physics
4 Krotov Aptitude Test Problems in Physics
5 Nelkon and Parker Advance physics
6 A. A Pinsky Problems in physics
7 Arihant Publications Objective questions on physics by D.C. Pandey
8 R. P. Feynman Feynman Lectures on Physics
9 L. A. Sena A collection of questions and Problems in Physics

JEE Main B.Arch Books

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 2022 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?

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 2022 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.

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Which is the best book for JEE Main 2021 preparation for someone whose conceptual bases are not clear?
mohit sarohi

Hello Vikram,

For conceptual clarity, NCERT books of class XI and class XII are highly recommended. On top of that here are some of the best books to begin your JEE Main 2021 preparations: 

  • Chemistry: O. P. Tandon & P. Bahadur
  • Physics: H. C. Verma & ‘Halliday, Resnick, & Walker’
  • Mathematics: R. D. Sharma & S. L. Loney

For a detailed list of prescribed books for JEE Main preparations, you can refer to this link: Best Books for JEE Main 2020 Recommended by Toppers

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