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JEE Main & Advanced Book Reference and Important Topics for Physics, Chemistry & Maths


JEE Main & Advanced Book Reference and Important Topics for Physics, Chemistry & Maths

JEE important topics and reference books

By Admin 21st Jul, 2017 05:36 pm

JEE important topics and reference books for Physics

A good knowledge of the subject and chapter wise weightage is crucial to an excellent JEE rank. You might spend months studying hard 24x7 but end up achieving only an average score. The key to a successful score is studying smart, not hard.  Let’s look at the important topics and reference books for Physics.


Reference Books for Physics
Topic Author/Publication
Concepts of Physics (Part I) HC Verma
Concepts of Physics (Part II) HC Verma
IIT JEE Physics DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics I.E. Irodov
Physics for IIT-JEE Resnick, Halliday, Walker
Problems in Physics S.S. Krotov
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
University Physics Freedman and Young
Aptitude Test Problems in Physics  Krotov
Advance Physics Nelkon and Parke
Objective questions on physics D.C. Pandey - Arihant Publications
Feynman Lectures on Physics R. P. Feynman
A collection of questions and Problems in Physics  L. A. Sena


Priority-wise sequence of the important topics in Physics


Most of the questions in JEE are from Mechanics and this makes it the most important topic for an engineer. If you have considerable skill in mechanics, it will help you solve questions.The fundamental laws – Newton’s Laws of Motion, Universal Law of Gravitation, the Law of Conservation of Linear Momentum, etc., form the framework of physics. JEE aspirants are expected to know them properly apply these laws to a wide variety of situations.

Any JEE level mechanics problem can be solved by a combination of one or more of these:

• Newton’s laws

• Work energy theorem

• Law of conservation of energy

• Law of conservation of momentum (linear/angular)

• Equation of continuity

• Bernoulli’s theorem

Electricity and magnetism

Quite a few questions can come from applications of Coulomb’s law and Capacitance, Kirchhoff’s laws, Series Parallel Reduction, etc. Although there are a lot of standard formulae in Electrostatics and Magnetostatics, you need to remember them (with directions involved). This will help you on your JEE exam day as you won’t have enough time to derive standard results. Practise from Motional EMF as it is also one of the most asked topics and should be among the top priority chapters for JEE.

Thermal physics

You can expect a mix of calorimetry with the laws of thermodynamics as this chapter covers a big chunk of the paper. Work on the calculations of work, internal energy and heat in various processes.

Fluids and waves and sound

Practice ample questions from Fluid Mechanics, Waves and Sound, and Doppler Effect.

Potentiometer-related experiments

Your JEE paper will have questions on error analysis concerning potentiometer-related experiments.


One of the easiest topics for JEE is Optics and you need to practise many questions including the topic Huygen’s principles.

Modern physics

Focus on the nuances of Bohr’s model and memorise the common formulae.

JEE important topics and reference books for Chemistry

Reference Books for Chemistry
Topic Author/Publication
Organic Chemistry Morrison Boyd
Organic Chemistry O.P Tandon, Solomons
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R.C. Mukherjee
Numerical Chemistry P. Bahadur
Concise Inorganic Chemistry J.D. Lee
University Chemistry Freedman and Young for Physical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Volume 1 I. L. Finar

Concept of Organic Chemistry M. S. Chauhan
Chemistry XI & XII NCERT
Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon & J.D. Lee


Priority-wise sequence of the important topics in Chemistry

Read, revise, repeat is the formula for mastering the Chemistry section of your JEE. Unlike Physics, marks are equally distributed over the three streams of chemistry. So. Be sure that you don’t skip any topic. Let us look at some of the important topics.

Physical Chemistry

Mole Concept:

It is important to understand the application of mole concept to various types of reactions, especially redox reactions. Several questions of physical chemistry in JEE Main and JEE Advanced can be solved easily if one is well-read on the mole concept.

Atomic Structure

Questions from Atomic Structure are regularly asked in JEE.

Other topics

Questions on concepts like Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, etc. have to be revised as they all have nearly equal weightage and are guaranteed to come in the exam.

Organic Chemistry

General Organic Chemistry

Be thorough with the general organic chemistry section – electrophiles, nucleophiles, types of reaction, acidity, basicity, etc. The remaining organic chemistry is just the application part.

Named Reactions

Being familiar with the mechanism of a specific reaction is an advantage as a large part of organic chemistry consists of standard “named” reactions. You should know these reactions along with the mechanisms. Solomon and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry is one of the best book for learning organic chemistry.

Organic Synthesis

A lot of problems of organic chemistry in your JEE are from organic synthesis. You have to identify the missing reagents/chemicals in a specific step of the synthesis. Hence, it is important to be aware of the common reactions. The portion of organic synthesis, which involves writing a sequence of steps to synthesize a given compound from a given set of reagents with as little effort as possible is also an important part.


Inorganic Chemistry

All chapters in this section are important. Stick to the syllabus as there are many of compounds you need to be well-versed in with respect to their methods of preparation, chemical reactions, uses, etc. Don’t just rot learn the section p-block elements as many questions are asked from this section. You will be able to understand reactions if you have a good grasp of periodic table and the trends in the properties of atoms (ionization potential, atomic radius, electronegativity, electron affinity, the electrode potential).

JEE important topics and reference books for Mathematics

Reference Books for Mathematics
Topic Author/Publication
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
Coordinate Geometry S.L. Loney
Differential and Integral Calculus N. Piskunov/ A Das Gupta
Calculus and Analytic Geometry Thomas and Finney
IIT Mathematics M.L. Khanna
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE Tata McGraw Hill publications
Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics A Das Gupta
Trigonometry S L Loney
Class XI & XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I.A. Maron
Integral Calculus Arihant Publication
New Pattern Mathematics for JEE Main/Advanced Arihant Publication


Priority-wise sequence of the important topics in Mathematics

Practice, Speed, and Accuracy are your weapons for scoring full in the Math section of JEE. The mathematics syllabus for JEE broadly consists of the following topics:

  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Vectors


Although the priority of differential and integral calculus is undoubtedly the highest among any other chapter, calculus needs to be done after trigonometry and algebra.


Chapters on functions, limits, continuity, differentiability, differentiation, application of derivatives, integration, definite integrals and differential equations are important. The calculus section covers around a third of the paper. You need to know every standard formula and technique used in calculus.

Co-ordinate Geometry

You should be familiar with this topic as it is usually taught in high school. The basic concepts of the slope, equation of a line, etc should be well-known to you. If you solve problems both subjective and objective, from this section, you have a good score in your hands.

Vectors (and 3D Geometry)

Coming to this section after a good practice of coordinate geometry will make 3D geometry portion relatively easy as JEE contains numerous problems pertaining to vectors that require standard formulae as in the case of a parallelopiped, etc.


The only solution to solving this section, especially the questions on permutations and combinations and complex numbers is practice. Tip: If you can correlate question from complex numbers to a coordinate geometry problem, you have won the war.


Although very few questions are purely based on trigonometry, there are questions that involve standard trigonometric identities. Memorizing standard formulae is an important part of the JEE Mathematics preparation.
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