Is NCERT enough for JEE Main?
While preparing for JEE Main, the commonly asked question is ‘Which books to refer for preparation’? Many students ask this question and the popular response is NCERT books. Throughout the years, NCERT books have been considered a staple in the JEE Main preparation. Since the entrance examination is based on the 11th and 12th standard syllabus of CBSE, NCERT books are seen as the perfect reference for studies. However, is NCERT enough for JEE Main? If NCERT is not enough, then which books can we refer to?
Careers360 breaks down the answer to this question in the article below. Read the full article to know the answer to ‘Is NCERT enough for JEE Main’.
What is NCERT?
National Council of Educational Research and Training publishes textbooks which are used for standard education in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). These books for various classes are released and used by students all over the nation. NCERT plays a vital role in JEE Main preparation since students use these books to study for the entrance examination.
Why are NCERT books used for JEE Main Preparation?
Since NCERT books cover all of the topics which are included in the official syllabus of JEE Main, students use these books for preparation. The syllabus of JEE Main and 11th and 12th standard of CBSE is quite similar and since NCERT books are used by CBSE, the students feel these books are the best reference material. Being familiar with these books since 11th and 12th standard is also another reason why NCERT books are considered important for JEE Main preparation.
So is NCERT enough for JEE Main?
There are various reasons why NCERT is considered enough for JEE Main. While the factor of NCERT books having similar topics to JEE Main syllabus is the most important, there are also other points that point towards it being advantageous:
Over the past years, it has been noted that the questions of inorganic section from Chemistry have been directly taken from NCERT books.
Similarly for Mathematics, many questions available in NCERT books have been repeated in JEE Main question papers. The basic concepts of the mathematics topics have also been discussed clearly in NCERT books and past JEE Main candidates have agreed that preparation was much defined and stronger by using these books.
11th and 12th standard NCERT books can be used to understand the basic concepts of Physics. NCERT books explain all the topics in a more detailed way so that the students understand and perform well in the exam.
JEE Main toppers and experts also recommend NCERT for JEE Main preparation. According to experts, studying NCERT is enough to qualify JEE Main.
The Other Side of the Coin
However, many experts also argue that NCERT is just not enough to qualify and obtain a good score in JEE Main. According to JC Chaudhary (Chairman & MD, AESL), NCERT books are important, but students should also refer to different author books for each subject in order to get good results in the entrance examination. Many experts and previous JEE Main toppers also agree that other than NCERT books, different books should be checked to gain a wider perspective of the topics since there is no definite assurance how the questions will be framed by the authorities. Some popular books for reference are often recommended and students are advised to check them out. By adding these books in the preparation process along with NCERT books, the students can be assured to bring good results and obtain a valid score for their admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs or qualification for JEE Advanced.
Some Recommended Books for Reference
Concepts of Physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & walker
Understanding Physics by Freedman and Young
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
Organic Chemistry by O.P Tandon
Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D Lee
Objective Mathematics by R.D Sharma
Algebra by Dr S.K Goyal
Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S.L Loney
Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
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it would be so helpful, send me the weightages of physics and chemistry for JEE exams and preperation as I am a JEE ASPIRANT. plz send me the topics , must read topics and other topics to prepare for JEE from both physics and chemistry. and the number of questions asked from each topic or chapter..
Hi aspirant ,
The important for physics with huge weightage are - Kinematics, gravitation, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, capacitors and electrostatics, magnetics, electromagnetic induction, optics and modern physics.
The important for chemistry with huge weightage are - Chemical Bonding , Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium , Coordination Compounds , Heat and Thermodynamics , Polymers and Biomolecules .
The important for mathematics with huge weightage are -
Quadratic equations and expressions, complex numbers, probability, vectors, matrices in Algebra; circle, parabola, hyperbola in coordinate geometry; functions, limits, continuity and differentiability, application of derivatives, definite integral in calculus.
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I have got 28 in Mathematics, 72 in Physics, and 68 in chemistry. Is it possible for me to get admission in any engineering college if I perform well in JEE or UPSEE?
So in total you have scored 168 out of 360. This is a decent score, you are in a much better position than most students. i can assure you that you can get a decent college by this score. You should try for JAC counselling for admission in NSIT, DTU and IIIT Delhi. Also apply for other universities like Thapar, GGSIPU and CU.
For UPSEE, you need to score well enough and then you may be able to get admission in HBTI Kanpur or prominent colleges of Lucknow.
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And if you want to appear for JEE Main 2021, then hold on, because there is a reduction in the syllabus. Since it has not been officially announced, we do not know which chapters will be removed. For now, stick to the NCERT only, as buying any book will be too early for JEE Main 2021.
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Dear sir/Mam I am fill form of VITEEE 2020 but due to COVID-19 it has been cancelled and admission is on basis class 12th marks and Jan JEE mains percentile, but Im not giving jan JEE mains exam and my 12th percentage will be 55%(general) can I get admission......
Hey Ayush :)
Since Viteee is cancelled due to the situation of this pandemic and is based on the numbers of board results as well as on jee mains exams.
You need to get 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology (PCM/PCB) in +2 (or its equivalent).
If you get minimum this much marks then only you are able to participate in viteee.
I feel that you should practice hard and appear in second attempt of jee mains which will be going to be held on 1-6 September 2020.
Or you can appear in improvement of board marks and then apply in next year. I feel with the hard work you will be able to get a good college.
If you wish to appear in this year only then you should also apply for other papers such as comedk, upsee, paper of Gla university etc.they contain many good colleges.
Many colleges also provides management quota such as abes,aktu etc(especially in upsee there is a liberty of 10% management quota ). you can go to this way also, these colleges does there own test and interview to get the admission for these 10% management quota seats. you can go to the website of upsee to look at the number of colleges and there management quota. wish that you will take fine and best step according to your will and ability.
I also recommend you to go to official sites of these colleges and have a look on the eligibility criteria. so as to get maximum opportunities.
These above steps should be taken after 2nd attempt of mains(in your case it is first).
You should practice hard for 2nd attempt of mains. you can go to online material providers which provides you the basic idea of the previous years mains question pattern.
I feel that 10 to 15 practice set of each subject is sufficient to anyone.
Plan strategically and work hard for your future.You are the best maker of your future.
I wish you get a very nice college in future.
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