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Best books for JEE Main 2020 - All engineering aspirants wishing admissions to IITs and NITs must keep the list of best books for JEE Main for their preparation. Cracking the exam where 12 lakh plus students are in competition requires a strong strategy and a plan backed with best books for JEE Main 2020. The list of JEE Main best books for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics must be used to cement the concepts learnt along with a good amount of practice. Along with the list of the best JEE Main books to refer to, a know how about JEE Main syllabus, exam pattern and other information about JEE Main would be an added advantage to crack the exam. A good list of best books for JEE Main 2020 that have been recommended by experts and toppers are available in this article. Check them out!
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” said Ernest Hemingway. Well yes considering that acing the exam will need some extra preparation, which are the best books for JEE Main 2020 is one question that makes a difference. The list of all important best books for JEE Main 2020 compiled with the help of experts and toppers is mentioned below.

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Best books for JEE Main 2020 Physics

Physics has both theoretical questions and practical problems. Since questions are mostly concept based and direct questions rarely come in this section, the books that . The books that will help you in studying, revising and practising the JEE Main physics syllabus are listed as follows

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Best books for JEE Main Physics

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Name of the book and author

Book will be best for


Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma

Quality problems on all topics


Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & walker

Concepts of all the topics


Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications): Set of books for

  • Electricity & Magnetism

  • Mechanics (Vol. 1 & 2)

  • Optics & Modern Physics

  • Waves & Thermodynamics

Explanation, Derivation and question set of quality solved/unsolved problems


Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov

Practicing problems


Understanding physics by Freedman and Young

Explanation, theory of all topics


Problems in physics by SS Krotov

Practicing problems


Problems and solution of physics by Shashi bhushan tiwari

For practicing problems and study detailed solutions.


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Best books for JEE Main 2020 Chemistry

Most students feel that chemistry is the easiest section of JEE Main exam because of less formulae, calculations involved etc. However, it is a subject that mostly revolves around theories and concepts. For chemistry, consider NCERT as the bible and plan your study plan around it only. The list that you can use to hone it and build further is given below

Best books for JEE Main Chemistry


Name of the book and author

Book will be best for


NCERT Textbooks (for Class XI and XII )

Many questions are being asked directly from NCERT textbook


Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

For practice of solving Physical Chemistry Numericals


Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon

Good explanation of topics


Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur

Good explanation and set of quality problems


Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee

Good reference book on Inorganic Chemistry


Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins

Refer to this book once you are done with the above books or want to practise more


Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

Refer to this book once you are done with the above books or want to practise more

Best books for JEE Main 2020 Maths

Mathematics is generally considered the toughest of all subjects and includes comprehensive problems on prescribed topics. Its preparation requires a lot of practice of relevant questions and deep understanding of concepts. Maths though is very scoring and if prepared well, you can score full marks, ultimately fetching you a good rank. The reference books for practising the problems of JEE Main mathematics are given here

Best books for JEE Main Maths


Name of the book and author

Book will be best for


Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma

Basics of every topic


Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney



The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney

Coordinate Geometry


Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications



Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)

For solving problems


Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)



Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)



Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMH

For explanation of topics

Arm yourself before you battle - JEE Main Preparation Strategy

Any preparation effort is only worth when it is backed by factors that add value to it. So JEE Main syllabus, exam pattern are areas that have to be well known to all candidates.

If you know what to study, half your battle is won

The starting point is knowing the topics to study. Subject wise knowledge with an idea of weightage would be ideal. So make a list of topics you have to study well and start right away. To make that list, you should know the JEE Main 2020 syllabus (given at the end of this article) as well as important topics to study. Note that an equal number of questions are asked from physics, chemistry and mathematics in the exam. Only then you can compile the list of the best books of JEE Main 2020 to study from.

An ace up your sleeve - JEE Main 2020 Important Topics

With 12 lakh plus students appearing, your exam plan has to be such that you ace it. ‘’The early bird gets the worm, but the wisest bird gets the fastest one’’ rightly said Matshona Dhliwayo. So work smartly and wisely to see the desirable output. To do so, you need a good list of such important topics to study.

The important topics need more emphasis so you need to study them well. A list of such important topics from the previous years are mentioned subject wise below. Use the list of JEE Main best books given at the start for the specified topic to get your preparation right and tight.

JEE Main 2020 Important Topics

JEE Main Topics - Easy and Difficult Topics

Well JEE Main topics can be classified into easy and difficult ones. The big question is how to measure the difficulty levels of the topics in JEE Main 2020? Fret not. Our experts have listed these out based on the previous year papers and tons of their experience.

JEE Main Chemistry Easy and Difficult Topics - Chapter wise

JEE Main Physics Easy and Difficult Topics - Chapter wise

JEE Main Mathematics Easy and Difficult Topics - Chapter wise

Easy topics and chapters

Mathematical reasoning, Sequences and series, Sets, Relation and functions, Principle of mathematical induction,

Moderate topics and chapters

linear inequalities, complex numbers and quadratic equations, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem, Vector algebra, Matrices and determinants, integrals, application of derivatives, Linear programming, Inverse trigonometric functions

Difficult topics and chapters

Conic sections, Introduction to 3D geometry, Probability, Limits and derivatives, straight lines, Trignometric functions, Applications of integrals, limit, continuity and differentiability,

JEE Main Syllabus 2020




Sets, relations and functions

Physics and measurements

Some basic concepts of chemistry

Complex numbers and quadratic equations


States of matter

Matrices and determinants

Laws of motion

Atomic structure

Permutations and combinations

Work, energy and power

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Mathematical induction

Rotational motion

Chemical thermodynamics

Binomial theorem and its simple applications



Sequences and series

Properties of solids and liquids


Limit, continuity and differentiability


Redox reactions and electrochemistry

Integral calculus

Kinetic theory of gases

Chemical kinetics

Differential equations

Oscillations and waves

Surface chemistry

Coordinate geometry


Classification of elements and periodicity in properties

Three dimensional geometry

Current electricity

General principles and process of isolation of metals

Vector algebra

Magnetic effects of current and magnetism


Statistics and probability

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

S - block elements - alkali and alkaline earth metal,

P - block elements, group 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 elements,
D and f block elements


Dual nature of matter and radiation

Coordination compounds , Environmental chemistry

Mathematical reasoning

Atoms and nuclei,
Electronic devices

Purification and characteristics of organic compounds, Some basic principles of organic chemistry

Communication systems

Experimental skills

Organic compounds containing halogens, oxygen and nitrogen

Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry in everyday life,
Principles related to chemistry

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i scored 92.2236137 percentile in Mains I belong to general category So, Will i get a chance to give jee advance means will i b in top 250000 coz only top 2lac 50 thousand student can give advance right?

Aman Raj Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello Patient

Considering the rank formula( "864469 are the number of candidates appeared for the January exam. So rank formula is (100- your total score) * 864469 / 100"), your rank will be be around 67-70k. So with this rank you are pretty safe with your qualification.


hi!i got 99.59 percentile in jee mains under ews category which nit i would expect?

Raj Aryan Sharma 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Pranav.

With 99.59 percentile, you can get an estimated CRL Rank of 3,500. This has been calculated by using the formula: (100-99.59)*869010/100 = probable rank. With this rank and the EWS Quota, you can easily get into all of the top NITs, be it NIT Trichy, Warangal or Suratkal. Talking about branch now, you can easily get ECE and CSE both in all of the top NITs, so you can focus on your JEE Advanced now. For more details on the colleges that you can get, use this college predictor -

Congrats on the percentile and all the best.


Sir I have appeared in Jee main 2020, January 7th shift 1 and I got 128 marks. Can you please help me to calculate my percentile??

Harsh Pandey 23rd Jan, 2020
The percentile score cannot be calculated just by knowing an individual's marks only... it requires a really tough and complicated procedure which is performed by the conducting body to provide results.. Percentile score is based upon the relative grading of the candidates in a session so it differs from session to session that what Percentile score they will get in  particular marks. So if you have scored 128 marks then too knowing your marks won't tell you what Percentile score you have got.. Therefore it's better to visit NTA's official site and get your result from there which clearly mentions your Percentile score for the exam..
Thank you..

top 5 government btech collages of uttar pradesh entrance exam other then jee and jee mains

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi akanksha singh,

The top 5 B.Tech colleges which are accepting upsee exam scorecard are:

1. Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Kanpur: It is the North India’s best engineering colleges, also HBTI is one of the country’s oldest scientific institutions. HBTI offers UG ,PG and doctoral programmes in engineering, and computer applications. These courses are accredited and approved by NAAC and AICTE. For CSE Branch the closing rank of HBTI is 5328. The fee per annum for B.Tech is 53,000.

2. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow: The campus is spread across 100 acres. The specializations offered in B.Tech are ECE,CSE,CE,ME,Chemical Engg., EEE.. The annual fee for B.Tech is Rs. 31,000. The cutoff rank for CSE goes from 209 - 937 rank.

3. Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology (KNIT), Sultanpur: The college was founded in 1976 by the Kamla Nehru Memorial Trust.  The course fee for Bachelor of Technology is Rs. 59,600 per annum. The opening and closing rank for Computer Science and Engineering is 1271- 2134.

4. Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur: MMM offers most of its courses in technical fields of engineering. The course fee for B.Tech is Rs. 76,800. And the opening and closing rank for CSE is in between 1321- 2564.

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if someone failed in class 12th 2018 then he reappeared board exam in 2019 and passed out with 78%,does he eligible for jee main and jee advanced 2020?

Sujatha Venkat 23rd Jan, 2020

Hello Samaresh,

Yes,you can apply for jee mains and you are eligible for mains. Since you cleared your 12th it is not anymore problem. And you cleared it with 78%. Yes,you can apply for jee mains. All the best for JEE mains. Prepare well. Do hardwork. Work until you achieve it. Good luck. If you are qualified for Jeemains then you will be eligible to write jee advanced.

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