Maths Books for IIT JEE Preparations

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The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) exam is considered to be one of the most competitive engineering entrance exams in the country. When it comes to especially the math portion of the exam, students often end up losing marks due to silly mistakes. The subject is such that it requires consistent hard work and practice. JEE Main 2021 is undoubtedly a tough nut to crack, but with the best books and resources, you can surely ace the exam.

Also read: Last Month Preparation Tips for JEE Main Math

How to Begin your JEE Preparations?

The best way to start is to find the most suitable books. Always remember: No matter how many reference books you might want to study from, NCERT remains the core. An aspirant targeting the JEE exam must be well averse to NCERT Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics books. Reference books will come in handy once an aspirant is done with the concepts.

Preparing JEE Level Mathematics

What sets JEE Main Mathematics from other subjects is the complexity of questions, traps set for test-takers, and results-oriented approach over the method-oriented solution.

Recent trends in JEE Maths

JEE Mains or Advanced has never been predictive and, therefore, never succumbed to any trend. One of the foremost reasons for JEE being tough is the unpredictable nature of the exam, which often shocks the test takers.

Highlights of the JEE Main 2021 Maths Section

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

Mode of the exam CBT Mode
Duration of the exam3 Hours
Number of Maths Questions  

30 Total

– 20 MCQs with -1 negative marking

– 10 numerical value questions with no negative marking


Important Study Topics For JEE Main Math

If you solve previous years’ JEE question papers, you will observe that these topics are asked repeatedly over the years.

  • Definite calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Vectors
  • Circles
  • Complex Numbers

Essential Books to Study JEE Level Maths From

The Elements of Coordinate Geometry Cartesian Coordinates by S.L. Loney

This book has been referred to as a holy grail for Coordinate Geometry and has straightforward explanations of various concepts. A lot of books in the market are inspired by this book and have been customized better for JEE preparation. However, for reference to concepts, this book remains to be unbeaten for Coordinate Geometry.

Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

Trigonometry is also a complex topic as it requires deep memorization of various complex formulae. Here again, S.L Loney’s book on Plane Trigonometry is hailed as the best resource for preparation.

Standard books like NCERT / R.D Sharma

Most of the students tend to ignore the standard books that have the major chunk of concept explanation and practice material for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Standard books like NCERT, State Board books, and textbooks present the best resources from various textbooks in a single source. Also, the numerous solved examples in these textbooks can always be referred to for quick reference on problem-solving and concept building.

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

Problem Plus in IIT Mathematics A Das Gupta
Arihant Publications series by Amit Agrawal
Higher Algebra by Hall and knight (Mainly For JEEA)
Cengage New pattern Mathematics by G Tewani

Want to ace the JEE 2021 exam? Make sure you study from the books mentioned above to make the most of the remaining time at hand.

All the best!

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