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Best books for JEE Main 2020: Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) Downloads

Updated On - May 25 2020 by Latika Kalra

JEE Main 2020 Important Books: Candidates seeking admission in IITs and NITs must have some best books for JEE Main. Students must prepare the list of JEE Main best books for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to clear the concepts in a good amount of revision. Along with the JEE Main books for preparation, candidates must know how about JEE Main syllabus, exam pattern and other vital information about JEE Main. This will definitely help students to crack the exam. Given below is the list of best books for JEE Main 2020 that have been recommended by experts and toppers. Check this from the list below:

Books for JEE Main 2020 Physics

Physics contains both theoretical questions and practical problems. Since questions in Physics are mostly concept based and direct questions rarely come in this section. Candidates must refer to following books that will help them in completing the JEE Main syllabus, revising and practising the JEE Main physics syllabus are listed as follows

Best Books for JEE Physics Preparation
S. No
Name of the book and author
Topics must be studied


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 DC 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

Practising problems


Understanding physics by Freedman and Young

Explanation, the theory of all topics


Problems in physics by SS Krotov

Practising problems


Problems and solution of physics by Shashi Bhushan Tiwari

For practising problems and study detailed solutions.

Books for JEE Main 2020 Chemistry

Chemistry seems to be the easiest section of JEE Main exam as this section consists of fewer formulae, calculations involved etc. However, chemistry revolves around theories and concepts. For this subject, students must study from NCERT and cover topics from this only. Given below is the list of important books that aspirants must have to score well:

Best Books for JEE Chemistry Preparation
Name of the book and author
Topics must be studied


NCERT Textbooks (for Class XI and XII )

Questions are being asked directly from the NCERT textbook


Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

For the 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

A 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

Books for JEE Main 2020 Maths

Mathematics is the toughest of all subjects and includes comprehensive problems from prescribed topics. Preparing Maths syllabus requires a lot of practice of questions and a basic understanding of concepts. Students can score well if they prepared well. Interested applicants can refer to following books for practising the problems of JEE Main mathematics syllabus:

Best Books for JEE Maths Preparation
Name of the book and author
Topics must be studied


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 an explanation of topics

JEE Main Preparation Strategy

Prepare as per syllabus
  • For preparing and scoring well, students must be familiar with JEE Main syllabus and JEE Main exam pattern are areas that have to be well known to all candidates.
  • First, finish some basic topics and then proceeds further by exporting those topics. 
  • Candidates must focus on making short notes which they can use it a few months before the main exam.
  • Solve sample papers and the previous year's question papers as these will help candidates to know the level of their preparation.

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