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Talking about engineering, IITs and NITs are considered as the mecca of engineering in India and almost every engineering aspirant wants to study in these extremely reputed institutions. However, all of these meritorious candidates have to pass a critical hurdle in order to secure themselves a seat in one of the IITs or NITs, which is the JEE, or Joint Entrance Examination. It is an annual entrance test, conducted in two steps, in order to give admissions to the students in various IITs, NITs and other government and private funded colleges.

In order to get admission in one of the IITs or NITs, you will need to qualify the first step of the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main. Basically, JEE Main is the first step of the two-step examination which is conducted to give admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology. Apart from JEE Main, the other part of the two-step examination is known as JEE Advanced, in which you can only apply if you have qualified the JEE Main in the same academic year. Apart from qualifying JEE Main, an applicant should also come in the top 20 percentile category of his or her respective Qualifying Education Board in order to be eligible to appear fro the JEE Advanced Examination.

From a competitor’s point of view, JEE Main is considered as the most severely fought and highly competitive examination in India for admissions into various technical institutions of the nation. According to the statistics, approximately 15,00,000 applicants have appeared for the JEE Main examination in the year of 2017, and it is almost certain the number of candidates are going to increase for JEE Main 2018. So, in order to maximize your chances to get selected in JEE Main, you will have to select the best books for JEE 2018 Preparation, since these books will clarify all the critical concepts of various topics and subjects and along with it, increase your probability of clearing this hurdle.

Let us look it from a different point of view. Has it ever occurred to you that you have visited a branded showroom of apparels and got bamboozled by all the segment of apparels present over there. All the clothes which are displayed in a showroom are exotic and you desire to buy each one of them, but your budget restricts and limits you. However, if you do not have a clear idea about what exactly you want, you might end up getting some clothes, which, after you purchase them, make you regret about your decision. The same thing happens for the correct study material when you shop for the books for JEE Mains, since every book is a self-acclaimed one and each one of them claims to be the best in the market. If you do not have a proper idea and a good guidance, you will often buy some irrelevant books, which will do you no good for your preparations.

So, now the question arises, what are the so-called best books for IIT JEE preparation 2018? Which ones should you buy so that you could achieve the best possible results in crucial subjects such as Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics? One of the most crucial problems which a JEE aspirant faces with is what are the particular topics which he or she should study so as to crack the examination with the best marks. Since the numbers of candidates applying for JEE Main are increasing with a tremendous pace, it has been seen that a lot of authors and publishers have come to the foray and are selling their self-acclaimed books to these students.

In this article, we are going to discuss about some of the best books for JEE Mains 2018 by various Indian and international authors and publishers, which are sure to help you with your JEE preparation and will enable you to crack these examinations with flying colors.


Concepts of Physics, Volume I and Volume II by H.C. Verma:

This set of 2 books are considered to be the “Bhagwat Gita” of Physics by all the aspirants of JEE. These 2 books have most of the topics covered from both JEE and 10+2 point of view. Apart from an array of objective and reasoning exercises, these books also have several solved examples, which give the students a thorough idea about the topics. Mechanics, Optics and Electrostatics are some of the finest topics covered in these books.

Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker:

This book has an amalgamation of the mathematical derivations of important formulae, previous historical data and physical examples, in order to help the students grasp the topic very efficiently. Electromagnetism, Rotational Mechanics and Waves are the best topics of this book.

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov:

This is comparatively more difficult than the previous two books and is considered as one of the best books for JEE Mains only. It is basically a practicing book with loads of questions and it is advised that it should only be done to maximize your clarity in that topic.


Mathematics XI & XII by R.D. Sharma:

Considered as one of the best books for mathematics, this set of 2 books cover most of the topics from JEE as well as 10+2 point of view. There are numerous solved and unsolved questions which help the students to understand each topic in a better way.

Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney:

It is the best book for trigonometry from JEE perspective, as it has lots of problems which the students can solve to get a maximized clarity in trigonometry and its related topics. The answers are given at the end of the book, which can be used to tally the answers.

Plane Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney:

This is the go-to book for all kinds of co-ordinate geometry chapters for JEE Mains as well as JEE Advanced. Among all the topics, Circles and Straight Lines are the best in this book.

Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight:

This book covers most of the topics related to algebra which can probably come in JEE mains, Advanced or any other State Level entrance examination. This book has lots of questions, both easy and difficult, for the thorough practice of the JEE aspirants.


Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon:

This book has all the topics of physical chemistry covered from JEE point of view. It has both theoretical, reasoning as well as various numerical problems, which make it an indispensable book for the JEE aspirants.

Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis:

This book is an ideal example of how a book should be, neither too theoretical, nor too numerical. This book has equal number of numerical and theoretical problems, which tend to clear all the major topics of Organic Chemistry.

Chemistry XI & XII by NCERT:

This set of books published by the NCERT is an indispensable tool for the JEE aspirants. Both, from JEE Mains as well as 10+2 point of view, this book is always recommended for the candidates to have a strong knowledge of the concepts of chemistry.

So, these were the books recommended by IIT toppers, which they used to follow and study during their preparation days. Thus, if you follow these books carefully, you will surely develop a high amount of concepts and knowledge regarding all the subjects for JEE.

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