Chemistry Books for IIT JEE Preparations

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Is your Chemistry preparation for JEE failing you? At times, no matter how hard you try, the organic Chemistry nightmares keep coming back. We know that this is the time when your preparation has shifted gears to the battle-ready mode. There is much at stake with less than a month left to go for JEE Main 2020.

Also read: Last Month Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020 Chemistry

We keep hearing from students that they absolutely ‘hate’ Chemistry. Split between Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry, students often find it tedious to manage all three topics together. To crack the JEE Main exam and save a seat for yourself in one of the top engineering colleges of India, your chemistry must be excellent.

Preparation for JEE Level Chemistry

The best way to ensure that your JEE chemistry preparation is pretty simple. Read NCERT thoroughly. This book should always be your core focus. Other reference books will be handy for you only when you are well versed with NCERT.

To ace the Chemistry part of the JEE exam, it is also equally important to give many online mock tests and solve past year JEE question papers. This will help you to understand different topics in depth. When compared to Maths and Physics, Chemistry preparation is very different. It needs constant memorisation, visualisation and clarity of concepts. If your concepts are clear, then you can score well in the exam.

Highlights of the JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Section

Here’s something you need to know before we venture out into the best books to prepare your JEE level Chemistry from:

Mode of the exam CBT Mode
Duration of the exam   3 Hours
Number of Chemistry Questions  25 Total

– 20 MCQs with -1 negative marking

– 5 numerical value questions with no negative marking

Essential Books to Study JEE Level Chemistry From

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

This book has been an international bestseller for the kind of conceptual clarity that it provides to learners. The book presents concepts related to Hydrocarbons Stereochemistry and Resonance in a very easy manner.

  • NCERT class XI and XII for Inorganic Chemistry

NCERT is hailed to be the best resource for Inorganic Chemistry JEE preparation. It has very clear diagrammatic explanation of various topics and phenomena, making it easier to understand. This book is the best bet for Inorganic Chemistry.

Other than these, here’s a tabulated list of books helpful for JEE level Chemistry:

Physical Chemistry – Modern Approach to Physical Chemistry by R.C Mukherjee
Organic Chemistry – Solomon’s and Fryhle’s Organic Chemistry by Wiley
Organic Chemistry – Organic Chemistry by Momison and Boyd (Mainly For JEEA)
Inorganic Chemistry – Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D Lee
Inorganic Chemistry – Modern approach to chemical calculations by R.C Mukherjee (Mainly for JEEA)

Want to ace the JEE Main 2020 exam? Make sure you study from the books mentioned above to make the most of the remaining time in hand.

All the best!

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