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JEE Main 2018 Exam Preparation, Study Time Table, Books

JEE Mains Exam Preparation Guide

JEE Mains is an examination held on an all-India basis.

It is conducted for admission in various courses of engineering in various colleges of India.

JEE Mains is the most popular engineering entrance exam in India.

Roughly, 12 to 13 lakh students appear for JEE Mains every year. This is a huge figure. Here, in this article, we will give you certain tricks and tips for efficiently preparing for the examination.

Students are often confused about how to plan this long journey of preparation for the exams.

In this growing age of competition, you can’t just rely on senseless hard work without output.

When preparing for an examination, students should always keep in mind that the only way to success is clever hard work.

Note: You can use this guide as a self-study guide if you haven’t joined any coaching.

If you have, it will only help you grow stronger.

JEE Mains Exam Make a Time Table

Many students have a perception that it is not that important to have a timetable for study. This is not true.

If it were, then why would a school or a college have a timetable.

Timetables only make your work easy by managing your time. If you have a timetable, you can give time to all the subjects equally.

Timetables should be made by every student by themselves, taking care of their comfort and preferences.

Nevertheless, we will attempt to give a timetable that would suit almost all the students in general.

Research has found out that solving maths is the ultimate workout for our brains. So, it is highly advised to start your study session with some maths problems.

We recommend starting with easy ones. Solving easy problems have a psychological effect on your brain.

It helps to boost your confidence. Once you are confident enough, move on to the difficult problems.

After mathematics, you can move to any of the subjects according to your wish.

But still, we recommend studying Physics before Chemistry.

Make sure to take proper rest between every subject.

Let’s assume that your school is over by 2 pm, then we can design a proper timetable.

This is what a general timetable should look like.


 Mathematics 3:00 pm – 4:oo pm
 Rest 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
 Physics 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
 Rest 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
 Chemistry 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 Rest 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mathematics 9:00 pm – 9:35 pm
Chemistry 9:35 pm – 10:00 pm
Physics 10:00 pm – 10:30pm

You can see that Mathematics is given more time than other subjects.

This is important because mathematics helps to increase your mental strength.

Try to give more time to Mathematics than other subjects when you design your timetable.

If you are still skeptical and need some guidance, you can check what advice the JEE toppers gave.

JEE Mains Exam Books

There are many books available in the market that boasts about JEE Mains preparation.

But, it does not mean that all those books are good.

When asked from the teachers of top coaching institutes and the students that topped the examination previously they all recommend reading NCERT Books for Chemistry and H.C. Verma for Physics.


For physics, we highly recommend H.C. Verma’s “Concept of Physics Volume I and II”. No other book comes even close to H.C. Verma when it comes to explaining the fundamentals.

You should also read “Fundamentals of Physics” by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker in parallel for a deeper understanding.

If you are preparing for JEE Advance as well, we are recommending these books as well:

  • Objective questions on Physics by DC Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  • Problems in General Physics- I.E. Irodov
  • Concept of Competition Physics- Agarwals
  • Problems in Physics by AA Pinsky


For chemistry, we recommend NCERT textbooks. The concepts in the NCERT textbooks are explained quite clearly.

And, the language is fairly simple to understand which makes the book stand out from the crowd.

Even though NCERT books are enough, we also recommend “Modern Approach to Chemical Calculation” by R.C. Mukherjee.

If you are preparing for JEE Advance as well, we are recommending these books as well:

  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Numerical Chemistry by R.C. Mukherjee
  • General Chemistry by Ebbing
  • Organic Chemistry by Paul Bruice
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd
  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. LEE
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon


For mathematics, we recommend NCERT textbooks.

You should move on to other advanced textbooks when you are finished with the NCERT textbooks.

For practice, we recommend all the textbooks by K.C. Sinha.

If you are preparing for JEE Advance as well, we are recommending these books as well:

  • Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma
  • IIT Mathematics by ML Khanna
  • Complete Mathematics by Tata McGraw Hill
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

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