Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is a national level examination regulated by the CBSE board providing admissions in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded institutions.

While preparing for IIT JEE, do keep in mind that your class XII board exams also play a vital role. So you must pay appropriate attention to your board exams.

Now the very first thing that comes to mind regarding IIT JEE preparations is the class XI & XII NCERT textbooks to help you clear your basics. The JEE MAIN has specifically been designed to test how well students know their fundamentals and how they apply them to various problems.

The NCERT textbooks have been prepared by some excellent minds in their respective fields and give you value for money. Apart from this, use a couple of reference books to get a better understanding of  the topics you’re studying but don’t go overboard with the number of reference books you’re using. It will do nothing but confuse you. Get the ones that cover maximum syllabus and suit your learning style.

You should also keep your hands on a list of various topics and the weightage they carry so that you can get an idea of how much time you should invest in different topics.

It goes on without saying that you should always keep solving last years’ IIT JEE papers. It will give you a clear idea about how to practice in accordance with the exam pattern and also you get your revision. Also while doing this, keep an eye on your watch too. Time management is very crucial here and you just can’t waste too much time on a single question and ignore the rest of them

If a question is taking too much time, move on.

To excel in JEE Advanced, you should stick to CBSE syllabus but there are a few topics that you need not to cover. These are :

MATHEMATICS – Mathematical induction, statistics, linear inequality and mathematical reasoning.

PHYSICS- Magnetism & matter, EM waves, electronic devices (solids & semiconductors) & principles of communication systems.

To crack JEE advanced, you should try solving short answer questions, subjective type problem and questions based on assertion reasoning and MCQs as well to build up speed and accuracy.

Given below is a list of reference books you can consider –


  1. P. Bahadur – Numerical chemistry
  2. Paula Bruice Yurkams – Organic chemistry.
  3. J.D. Lee – Inorganic chemistry


  1. H.C. Verma – Concepts of physics.
  2. I.E Iroda – Problems in general physics.
  3. Halliday, Resnick & Walker – fundamentals of physics.


  1. S.L. Loney- Trigonometry and geometry.
  2. Hall & Knight – Higher algebra
  3. I.A. Maron – Problems in calculus of one variable.

Expert tip: RELAX. Stressing out about exams and rankings is not going to have any good impact on your preparations. Spend quality time on studying, not in terms of quantity. Give yourself a break every once in a while. Refresh, relax and keep going.


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