Best Books for IIT JEE Math

Best Books for IIT JEE Math

Best Books for IIT JEE Maths

1. MATHS 11TH AND 12TH BY RD SHARMA

 Important Note: Recommended for JEE Mains, Fundamentals Oriented

  • Best Maths book for beginners.
  • Has exercises covering the entire syllabus of IIT JEE Mains
  • It includes illustrative solved examples which help in conceptual understanding

Suggested topics: Algebra, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Quadratic equations, Determinants


2. PROBLEMS IN CALCULUS OF ONE VARIABLE BY I.A. MARON

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Topic based numericals with increasing level of difficulty

  • Highly recommended for Calculus (both differential and integral), which is one of the toughest topics
  • Contains sample problems with full explanations and illustrations
  • Unsolved problems have additional twists, to develop students’ capabilities
  • Questions are arranged in order of increasing difficulty

Suggested topics: Differential and Integral Calculus

Limitations: Doesn’t have enough practice problems and practice papers


3. HIGHER ALGEBRA BY HALL AND KNIGHT

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Fundamentals Oriented, Numerous numericals and practice problems

  • Concepts are explained logically and concisely
  • Challenging
  • Cheap
  • Has lots of solved and unsolved examples, with step-by-step explanations in solutions, making it easier to understand

Suggested topics: Algebra

Limitations: Sub-topics such as position of roots, range of quadratic functions, and rational inequalities. It follows a subjective pattern.


4. COORDINATE GEOMETRY BY SL LONEY

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Fundamentals Oriented, Comprehensive practice problems

  • Covers basic concepts well
  • Exercises are comprehensive and cover entire coordinate geometry

Suggested topics: Straight lines, circles. The concept of loci, which is very difficult to master, is covered very well in this book

Limitation: This book wasn’t written from the point of view of competitive exams


5. PLANE TRIGONOMETRY BY SL LONEY

USP: Recommended for both JEE Mains and Advanced, Fundamentals Oriented, Comprehensive numericals

  • Trigonometry is considered one of the scoring topics in Maths and this book explains its concepts brilliantly
  • Exercises are comprehensive

Suggested topics: Heights and distance, Inverse trigonometric functions

Limitation: This book wasn’t written from the point of view of competitive exams