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Best Books for IIT JAM 2020 Preparation: Topic & Subject-wise Books

Updated On - July 13 2020 by Latika Kalra

IIT JAM 2020 Important Books: IIT JAM exam is conducted for candidates who want to pursue post-graduate degree courses such as M.Sc. (Two Year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and others. To score well in the IIT JAM exam, candidates must have to cover all the topics asked in IIT JAM syllabus. For this, students, must refer to some standard books which includes all the topics as per the prescribed IIT JAM Syllabus. Interested candidates can check some of the books that are generally recommended by topers and experts from the below section.
While selecting the books, the candidates must check that the book they are referring must cover the entire syllabus. The right books will also have IIT JAM previous year question papers and IIT JAM mock tests. As these Mock tests and Questions Papers plays a very important role in the preparation of the IIT JAM exam.  Applicants must shortlist books that cover everything as part of the syllabus. Candidates can download IIT JAM 2020 Books pdf available on various websites.

How to Select Best Books for IIT JAM 2020?

Given below are some points that every candidate must familiar with while choosing the books for IIT JAM preparation:

  • Always choose the latest edition books, as they contains updated contents.

  • Candidates must check that the book has the previous years’ question papers as well.

  • Candidates must cover topics from books by famous authors or known publication houses.

  • One should always choose a book, which is in easy language and easy to understand.

  • While selecting the books for IIT JAM exam, candidate must compare the contents of two or more books to get an authentic and correct explanation of important topics.

Best Books for IIT JAM 2020 Preparation

Given below are some subject and topic-wise important books that will help candidate in IIT JAM Preparation:

Books for Physical Chemistry:

IIT JAM Books for Physical Chemistry
Books Name 
Authors

Atomic and Molecular Structure: Physical Chemistry

Peter W. Atkins

Chemical Thermodynamics: Physical Chemistry

Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid

Theory of Gase: Physical Chemistry

Peter W. Atkins

Electrochemistry: An Introduction to Electrochemistry

Samuel Glasstone

Chemical and Phase Equilibria: Principals of Chemical Equilibrium & Phase Rule

K.G. Denbigh

Adsorption: Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis

Gabor A. Somorjai

Basic Mathematical Concept: Differential Equation & Matrices

Shanti Narayan

Chemical Kinetics: Chemical Kinetics

Keith J. Laidler

Solid State: Solid State

Peter W. Atkins

For covering the syllabus of Inorganic section, candidates can take help from the following section:

IIT JAM Books for Inorganic Chemistry
Books Name
Authors

Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds: Inorganic Chemistry

Meissler & Tarr

Instrumental Method of Analysis: Instrumental method

Skoog, Holler & Crouch

Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry

James E. Huheey

Periodic Table: Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J. D. Lee

Analytical Chemistry: Quantitative Inorganic Analysis

A. I. Vogel

Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J. D. Lee

Transition Metal (d block): Concise Inorganic Chemistry

James E. Huheey

To cover all the topics of Organic chemistry section asked in IIT JAM Paper, candidate can take help from these books:

IIT JAM Books for Organic Chemistry
Books Name
Authors

Qualitative Organic Analysis: Introduction to Spectroscopy

Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, Vyvyan

Organic reaction Mechanism and synthetic applications

Organic Chemistry-Clayden, Greeves, Warner and Wothers

Organic Chemistry- Carey & Sundberg

Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism

P.S. Kalsi

Natural Products Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (Vol-II)

 I. L. Finar

Heterocyclic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (Vol-I)

I. L. Finar

Books for Physics:

Given below are topic-wise important books to cover the syllabus of Physics generally asked in IIT JAM exam:

Books for IIT JAM Mathematical Methods Questions
Books Name 
Authors

Mathematical Physics

H.K. Dass

Mathematical Methods In The Physical Sciences

Mary L Boas

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Erwin Kreyszig

Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering

Riley, Hobson & Bence

Vector Analysis: Schaum’s Series

Murray R Spiegel

Books for Mechanics & General Properties of Matter Section:
IIT JAM Books for Mechanics and Matters Property section
Books Name
Authors

An Introduction to Mechanics

Kleppner and Kolenkow

Classical Mechanics & General Properties of matter

A.B. Gupta

Classical Mechanics

Walter Greiner

Classical Mechanics

J.C. Upadhyaya

Classical Mechanics

Herbert Goldstein

Books for Oscillations, Wave and Optics Topics
Books Name 
Authors

Optics

 B. Ghosh

Waves and Oscillations

N.K. Bajaj

Waves and Oscillations

Brij Lal & N Subrahmanyam

Optics

Eugune Hecht, A. R. Ganesan

Optics

Ajoy Ghatak

Books for IIT JAM Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics Topics
Books Name 
Authors

Electronics

B. Ghosh

Solid State Physics

S.O. Pillai

Digital Fundamentals

Floyd

Solid State Physics

Puri & Babbar

Electronic Devices & Circuit Theory

Boylestad & Nashelsky

Books for IIT JAM Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics Topics
Books Name 
Authors

Heat & Thermodynamics

H.P. Roy & A.B. Gupta

Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics & Thermal Physics

F. Reif

Thermodynamics

Garg, Bansal & Ghosh

Books for IIT JAM Modern Physics Topics
Books Name 
Authors

Nuclear Physics

D.C. Tayal

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

David J. Griffiths

Quantum Physics

H.C. Verma

Concepts of Modern Physics

Beiser, Mahajan, Choudhury

Books for IIT JAM Electricity and Magnetism Topics
Name of Books
Authors

Electricity & Magnetism

B.Ghosh

Introduction to Electrodynamics

David J. Griffiths

Book for IIT JAM Mathematics Section:

Given below are topic-wise important books for covering the topics of Mathematics section:

Books Name
Authors

Modern Algebra

A. R. Vasishtha

Integral Calculus

F. Ayres (Schaum’s), Gorakh Prasad

University Algebra

N. S. Gopalakrishnan

Real Analysis

H. L. Royden

Vector Calculus

Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum’s), A.R.Vasishtha

Linear Algebra

Seymour Lipschitz (Schaum’s), H. Anton, A.R.Vasishtha

Principle of Real Analysis

S. C. Malik

Ordinary Differential Equation

Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania

Book for IIT JAM Biotechnology Section:

For covering the topics of Biotechnology section, interested candidates can take help from the following books:

Books Name 
Authors

Cell Biology

  • Karp, G. 2010. Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments. 6th Edition. John Wiley & Sons. Inc.

  • Cooper, G.M. and Hausman, R.E. 2009. The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 5th edition. ASM Press & Sunderland, Washington, D.C.; Sinauer Associates, MA.

  • De Robertis, E.D.P. and De Robertis, E.M.F. 2006 Cell and Molecular Biology.,8th edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia

Genetics

  • Griffiths, A.J.F., Wessler, S.R., Lewontin, R.C. and Carroll, S.B. IX Edition. Introduction to Genetic Analysis. W. H. Freeman and Co.

  • Klug, W.S., Cummings, M.R., Spencer, C.A. (2009). Concepts of Genetics. XI Edition. Benjamin Cummings.

  • Russell, P. J. (2009). Genetics- A Molecular Approach. III Edition. Benjamin Cummings.

Plant Physiology

  • Taiz, L. & Zeiger, E. 2006 Plant Physiology. (4th edition) Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, M.A.

  • Hopkins, W.G. and Huner, P.A. 2008 Introduction to Plant Physiology. John Wiley and Sons.

  • Salisbury, F.B. and Ross, C.W. 1991 Plant Physiology, Wadsworth Publishing Co. Ltd.

Molecular Biology

  • Watson, J. D., Baker T.A., Bell, S. P., Gann, A., Levine, M., and Losick, R., 2008 Molecular Biology of the Gene 6th edition. Cold Spring Harbour Lab. Press, Pearson Pub.                            

  • Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish et. al., (2007), W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, USA

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et. al., (2008), Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA.

Microbiology

  • Pelczar, M.J. (2001) Microbiology, 5th edition, Tata Mc Graw-Hill Co, New Delhi.

  • Presscott, L. Harley, J. and Klein, D. (2005) Microbiology, 6th edition, Tata Mc Graw-Hill Co. New Delhi.

  • Waites MJ, Morgan NL, Rockey JS, Higton G (2001) Industrial Microbiology: An Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell.

Animal Physiology

  • Eckert animal physiology: mechanisms and adaptations by Randall, David J., Burggren, Warren W; French, 2002

  • Animal physiology: adaptation and environment by Schmidt-Nielsen, Knut, 2nd Edition.

  • Human physiology and mechanisms of disease by Guyton, Arthur C; Hall, John E. (John Edward), Sixth Edition.

Development Biology

  • Wolpert-Principles of Development, Second Edition                                              

  • Developmental Biology, 6th Ed, Gilbert

  • Human Embryology and Developmental Biology Book by Bruce Carlso.6th edition

Immunology

  • Kuby Immunology, Richard, Thomas, Barbara, Janis, (5th Ed., 2003), W. H. Freeman and company, New York, USA.

  • Immuno Biology- The immune system in health and disease, Janeway, Travers, Walport and Shlomchik, (6th Ed., 2005), Garland Science Publishing, New York, USA.

  • Immunology, David, Brostoff and Roitt, (7th Ed., 2006), Mosby & Elsevier Publishing, Canada, USA.

Biochemistry

  • J.L.Jain

  • Buchanan, B.B., Gruissem, W., and Jones, R.L. (2000). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. American Society of Plant Physiologists, Maryland.

  • Lehninger Biochemistry

Biotechnology

  • Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA Textbook by Bernard R. Glick and Jack J. Pasternak (sixth edition)

  • Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction Book by Terence Brown (seventh edition)

  • Principles of Gene Manipulation: An Introduction to Genetic Engineering

  • Book by R. W Old and S. B. Primrose (sixth edition)

Ecology

  • Sharma, P.D. (2010) Ecology and Environment, (8th Ed.) Rastogi Publications, Meerut.

  • Ecology(Peter H. Raven, George B. Johnson)

  • Chapman, J.L., Reiss, M.J. 1999. Ecology: Principles and applications (2nd edition) Cambridge University Press.

Systematics and evolution

  • Evolution, Futuyma, D. J., Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, USA

  • Judd WS, Campbell CS, Kellogg EA, Stevens PA and Donoghue MJ (2002) Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. SinauerAssociaes, Inc., Massachusetts.

  • Gurucharan- Plant Systematics

Plant embryology

  • Bhojwani, S.S. and Bhatnagar, S.P. 2003. The Embryology of Angiosperms. Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.

  • Maheshwari, P. 1980, An Introduction to the Embryology of Angiosperms. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., Bombay – New Delhi.

  • Eames, A.J. 1961 Morphology of the Angiosperms. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd. Bombay.

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