This is a follow up to my article on reviews of JEE Chemistry and Physics books. It would be good to read them before reading this article because I will be using the terminology used in those articles.

**For noobs:**For people from CBSE board, I would recommend sticking to

**RD Sharma class 11th**and

**RD Sharma class 12th**. For people from ICSE board, I would recommend

**ML Agarwal class 11th**and

**ML Agarwal class 12th**. A lot of students jump to high level books like ML Khanna, TMH, etc without even knowing the basic theory. I would strongly recommend understanding theory and solving problems of these books before jumping in to anything else. In fact, these books have better description of various topics than any other source.

For semi-pros, I would recommend different books for different topics:

- For coordinate geometry, I would recommend
**Arihant, SK Goyal maths**. This book is totally worth the investment - For calculus, I would recommend
**Arihant differential calculus**and**Arihant integral calculus** - For algebra,
**Arihant algebra**is your best bet - For vectors and 3D,
**Arihant book**is pretty good - For trigonometry, school level books (RD Sharma/ML Agarwal) are enough. Don't underestimate the power of these books. Also, pure trigonometry problems are rare in competitive exams like JEE Advanced

For legendaries, I would recommend all of the above books. Arihant books are excellent for JEE preparation. Please note that, I don't get any commission from Arihant to publicize their books. I am stressing on Arihant books only because I found them quite useful and I would say, I was able to improve my maths only once I started solving Arihant books.

Besides the above books, legendaries must also walk an extra mile when it comes to trigonometry because you cannot afford to lose even a single problem,

**Arihant trigonometry**is the perfect book hereFor good practice, I would recommend

**TMH**

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ReplyDeletethe reso books frm which i m doing dont contain enough explaination .so got advice to finish whole 11th ncert in1-2 month.shld i do this or shld do frm other book instead reso

My organic chemistry is too weak and I got the worst teacher in that who rushes too fast and explaing that we r revising the topic .plz advise how to proceed for organic chemistry

ReplyDeleteshould resnik halliday b done simultaneously along with school syllabi or to do after 1-2 chapters (topics) get completed?

ReplyDeleteI think Resnick Holliday should be avoided. It contains so many illustrations and case studies, which never appear in JEE and are out of pattern. I mean, you will either be unable to cover required things properly and waste your time. Literally, we don't have much time. I would advice you to give time for books which contains problems like D.C. Pandey and B.M. Sharma as well as FIITJEE or other problem books. Remember, you have to do justice to those books.

Delete"which never appear in JEE and are out of pattern" - this is highly debatable. When you are talking about a top rank, every mark matters.

DeleteHi Bhaiya, i am preparing for JEE 2018 and am using sk goyal coord. geometry after completing R D SHARMA. However, i feel that the objective portion is not very good. So, should i move on to TMH for objective problems or should i stick with sk goyal?

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ReplyDeleteaman now there is an new publication of Cengage(BM SHARMA, G TEWANI, KS VERMA)in the market and mostly people used to prefer for PCM..

ReplyDeleteWhich will be better pls tell me.......Arihant series for phuysics chemistry or maths

Is tmh jee advanced questions level comparable to those of fiitjee aits.

ReplyDeleteIf not what is the level of tmh jee advanced maths

What about using titu anderescue books for maths plz aman check if they would be good it can be downloaded easily from net

ReplyDeleteYou have not at all recommended ml Khanna here?

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ReplyDeleteI loved coordinate geometry by sk goel as you have mentioned but I have heard somewhere that arihant algebra is a tough book so should I go for it or stick to fiitjee package ?

ReplyDeleteHello aman i have a small query here have u as u recommend tmh so u solve tmh and arihant algebra parellely or best questions from both May u do full justice to my query

ReplyDeletesir which book would you recommend for preparing complex numbers?

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ReplyDeleteAman,I am using lg wade and peter Sykes .Is Morrison and Boyd good for further studies.I am aspiring for a rank under 200 in jee advanced. Pls reply fast

ReplyDeleteAman you used maths arihant series but its a massive book...so did you do only solved examples,exercises only or the whole book?

ReplyDeleteWhat should I do for understanding the 'Basic Mathematics' part at the begining of class 11? It's taking me on a ride to do all of that!

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