JEE Advanced Preparation Tips - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

JEE Advanced Preparation Tips - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

With less than a month to go before JEE Advanced, students desirous of a seat in one of the 23 IITs are immersed in their studies. They need to because JEE Advanced demands an in-depth knowledge of concepts and their application. It is not just about putting in the hours, but equally about using smart ways to maximize the time left at one’s disposal. It is the performance in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that hold the key to cracking JEE Advanced. Also, the candidate must not waste time in preparing for topics that are not included in JEE Advanced syllabus. To give you an example, Electronic Devices and Electromagnetic Waves which were part of JEE Main syllabus are not included in JEE Advanced syllabus. In this article, we share with you JEE Advanced 2019 preparation tips for Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics so that you stay a step ahead of your peers. Also, to ensure you never go off track, the syllabus of each subject is given for ready reference. So here's wishing you all the best and hoping that you successfully crack JEE Advanced 2019.
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JEE Advanced Preparation Tips

Keep the company of good books to get a good result!

How much harder one tries, if the study material and preparation is not up to the mark, there is a good chance things may go wrong. For example, if you buy a book that covers all the topics of a specific subject but uses the difficult language you might be forced to move at a snail’s pace. Then there are other books which are easy to understand, but contains many mistakes that are enough to sabotage your JEE Advanced 2019 plans.

Now it is incomprehensible to make wholesome changes to the books you are already following. But if there are areas that need some tweaking here & there is no harm in bolstering them with the right book or two.

Here is our pick of books for JEE Advanced 2019 preparation for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics:

NCERT Books Are For All Seasons

If there are a couple of topics where you lag conceptually, your first stop for building concepts should be NCERT books, which are generally easy to follow and mostly error-free. Besides they have officially endorsed textbooks for CBSE 10+ 2 exam.

Other reasons why NCERT Books are indispensable

  • Contain illustrations making it fun and easier to understand difficult concepts

  • There are exercises at the end of every chapter which is designed to edify concepts included in that chapter

  • Important points that the candidate needs to remember are highlighted for easy reference. So, if the candidate needs to do a quick revision, he/she can simply go through the highlighted points

JEE Advanced 2019 Preparation Tips for Chemistry

Here we bring you a list of suitable books to prepare for JEE Advanced Chemistry. The books are listed in three heads: Organic, Inorganic and Physical.

Physical Chemistry Books

Physical Chemistry

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P.W. Atkins

  • Explains concepts, including those needed to solve numerical problems, in detail and in an effective manner through examples and presentations

  • At the end of each chapter, there are exercises for concept building and improving problem-solving ability

  • There is also a checklist following the exercises containing answers to important questions

  • The full-colour layout and presentation of the book is lively and engaging

  • The book is best for dealing with questions related to Equilibrium, Quantum Theory, and Structure of Molecule

  • The book also teaches the student how different equations can be used to solve easy-to-complex problems

Note of caution: The in-depth nature of the book can be a double-edged sword as revision can be time-consuming. So, the student needs to devise a strategy to make revision faster, like underlining important portions.


Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • A unique feature of the book is almost all topics included in JEE Advanced 2019 are more or less covered

  • It, in particular, could help you brush up sections like Energetics, Solutions and Electrochemistry.

  • The book deals with both numerical problems and theoretical concepts

  • Contains sufficient solved material and practice questions

Note: If you are looking for an in-depth explanation you will be a little disappointed because many concepts are only briefly dealt with.


Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

If the mole concept frightens you, this book is your saviour as it deals with it effectively and in great detail. Other key highlights of the book are:

  • The book gets high marks for its cogent and lively explanation of various problems related to physical chemistry.

  • Covers every type of problems you might expect in JEE Advanced.

  • To facilitate easy learning illustrations and examples are used throughout

  • There are also many tricks included in the book designed to aid memory

  • At the end of every chapter, there are solved and unsolved problems to practice

  • Difficulty levels of the problems are graded, making it easier to access progress.

Note: This book is not designed for concept building and the candidate must refer other books for that. Use the book for improving you numerical problem solving only.

Organic Chemistry Books

Organic Chemistry

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O.P. Tandon Organic Chemistry

  • The latest edition of the book is aligned with the new exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2019

  • Includes questions that are modelled on previous year’s question papers which can help a candidate get into the same gear as the exam demands

  • The language used is simple, which is backed by good logical explanations.

  • Contains enough material about reactions and reaction mechanism.

Note of Caution: There is a complaint among some sections about the lack of a proper question bank.


Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

  • A good book to build the fundamentals of the subject as the thrust is on concept clarity

  • Simple easy-to-follow language is used to explain complex reactions

  • Also, complex equations are kept for the latter part of the book, so that the student is prepared by the time he/she attempts them

  • Interdisciplinary knowledge building exercises are also included, example: drug chemistry and life sciences

  • Instead of memorization, the book helps the student understand the inner dynamics and working principle of reactions

Note: There are some sections which are meant for PG students. So, candidates mustn’t invest their time in irrelevant details.


Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chuahan

  • The book has few irrelevant topics and is in tune with the JEE Advanced 2019 syllabus.

  • It is meant to assist the student in three important pain areas: problem-solving, visualization of structures and understanding of mechanisms.

  • Understanding of organic reactions is made easier and fun by incorporating illustrations and explanations

  • At the end of every chapter, there are explanations to practice problems

  • To make things easier, key concepts have also been provided in a tabular format

Note: While it could be described as a stand-alone book, candidates may try other books for certain topics like detection of functional groups.


Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

  • The highlight of the book is its ability to make the learning of complex problems and concepts easier

  • Colour photographs are used in the book for effect and to make learning interesting

Inorganic Chemistry Books

Inorganic Chemistry

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J.D Lee

  • The book offers a concise but powerful explanation of concepts and problems

  • Includes lots of practice material including MCQs.

  • At the end of the chapter, answers are given to problems with suitable explanations

  • The book has a good balance between theory and practical applications of concepts

  • Is frequently recommended by toppers and teachers alike

  • Student reviews of the book are overwhelmingly positive

Note: While most topics are covered by the book, the candidate may opt for other books to supplement his/her learning


O P Tandon Inorganic Chemistry

  • Theoretical concepts are dealt with cogently and at length

  • All key topics are covered in the book

  • Very useful for learning basic concepts of inorganic chemistry

Note: Combined with J.D.Lee, the two can be a lethal combo. If at all there is anything missing, NCERT Inorganic Chemistry should have it covered!

JEE Advanced 2019 Chemistry Syllabus:

Inorganic Chemistry

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Physical Chemistry

General, Gaseous and liquid states, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetics, Chemical equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics, Solid state, Solutions, Surface chemistry, Nuclear chemistry


Inorganic Chemistry

Isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals, Preparation and properties of compounds, Transition elements (3d series), Preparation and properties of the following compounds, Ores and minerals, Extractive metallurgy, Principles of qualitative analysis


Organic Chemistry

Concepts, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes, Reactions of benzene, Phenols, Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above), Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides, Properties and uses of some important polymers, Practical organic chemistry

JEE Advanced 2019 Preparation Tips for Physics

Physics is considered by many students as the most difficult of the three subjects. So, you need to be extra careful with what you are reading and from which source. Here are a list of physics book for your JEE Advanced 2019 preparation that you can rely on.

Physics Books for JEE Advanced Preparation

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Concepts of Physics by H C Verma (Vol-1 and Vol-2)

  • From simple concepts to advanced problems, this books touches every topic included in JEE Advanced 2019

  • There are concise explanation to concepts in a format that is easy to follow

  • Logical explanations are given to explain how a specific problem is solved

  • Illustrations are used to aid understanding

  • The book has sufficient solved and practice material

Note: The concise nature of the book may be a problem if you are looking for a detailed explanation. Also, detailed explanation of problems isn’t available.


IIT JEE Physics by Arihant (35 years Chapterwise Solved Papers 2013-1979)

  • The book includes solutions to JEE Advanced question papers of the last few decades

  • Apart from getting an idea about the questions asked in JEE Advanced, candidates will be learn tricks to solve questions asked in the exam through the book

  • Apart from solved papers, the book also has study material

Note: This book shouldn’t be used as the source book to build concepts or even as the sole material to learn how to solve problems.


Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday/Resnick/Walker

  • The fundamental concepts of physics have been explained in great detail and in easy-to-grasp manner

  • The book has a good mix of illustrations, mathematical derivations and example solutions

  • The latest edition of the book contains over 1000 new problems. Many of these problems require the candidate to use logic in using formulas he/she has learn in the book. This encourages the candidate get into the thick of things than simply focusing on rote learning.

Note: There are some topics like sound waves and wave motion that candidates might want to consult other books as well

Syllabus of JEE Advanced 2019 Physics:

  • General

  • Mechanics

  • Thermal Physics

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Optics

  • Modern Physics

JEE Advanced 2019 Preparation Tips for Mathematics

Mathematics is considered to be of intermediate difficulty, easier than physics and harder than chemistry. If you prepare well and from the books listed here, you might score heavily in the subject.

Mathematics Books for JEE Advanced Preparation





Objective Mathematics By R.D. Sharma

  • The book covers the entire syllabus of JEE Advanced 2019

  • Includes lots of solved examples

  • Illustrations are also used to make it easier for the student to grasp the concept and logic to different solutions

  • Some of the best covered topics are: permutation and combination, algebra, and quadratic equations

Note: Though the book covers the entire syllabus, some sections lack proper depth.


Plane Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry (Two Books) by S.L Loney

  • Topics like Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Height and Distances are explained in great detail

  • Consists of sufficient solved and unsolved questions for in-depth practice and revision

  • The book is a balanced mix of theory and practice

  • The answers to questions asked at the end of a chapter are given at the end of the book.

  • The book has very errors making it a very dependable source for JEE Advanced 2019 preparation.

Note: The book includes topics that are not required for JEE Advanced. So, the candidate must skip those topics and focus on the relevant ones.


Problems in Calculus Of One Variable by I.A.Maron

  • Both differential calculus and integral calculus are addressed well in this well-reviewed book

  • Every concept is properly explained

  • Illustrations are used to assist learning

  • Includes all types of questions asked in JEE Advanced.

  • Also, questions are graded depending on their difficulty level. This can help the candidate get a clear picture regarding his/her prepartion.

Note: There are limited numbers of problems. So the candidate has to depend on other books for practice.


Hall and Knight Higher Algebra

  • This book is suitable for building both basic and advanced concepts of algebra

  • Includes hundreds of solved and practice problems

  • Solutions to problems are explained in a structured manner with suitable explanations

Note: One criticism against the book is it is more suited to the subjective exam pattern of qualifying exams than the objective-based JEE Advanced.


Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)

  • The book is tailor-made for engineering entrance examinations, including JEE Advanced

  • All of the key concepts of integral calculus are captured in the book along with the strategies for solving problems.

  • Step-by-step procedure of solving specific problems is given making it easier for the candidate to get a deeper understanding of the subject

  • The revised edition includes all types of questions: Solutions are provided for all of these questions

    • Multiple Correct Answer

    • Single Correct Answer

    • Passage-Based

    • Assertion and Reason

    • Integer Answer Types

  • Important points in every chapter are highlighted for quick reference

Note: There are many unimportant problems included in the book which are not needed for JEE Advanced.


Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal (By Arihant Publications)

The strengths and weaknesses of this book are almost identical to integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal, who is also the writer of this book.


A Text Book of Algebra For JEE Main & Advanced by Dr. SK Goyal (Arihant Publications)

  • The book covers all the topics included in JEE Advanced 2019

  • It starts with the fundamentals of algebra and effortless moves into more complicated topics.

  • Solved examples are included in each chapter for easy understanding

  • Exercises are also available at the end of each chapter and include three types of questions: Previous year’s question papers have also been included in the book to help candidates get an idea about the pattern and difficulty level of the exam.

    • Subjective questions

    • MCQs

    • Fill in the blanks

JEE Advanced Syllabus - Mathematics

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Analytical Geometry

  • Differential Calculus

  • Integral Calculus

  • Vectors

Don’t burn all your fuel before exam day

A common mistake students make is they prepare so hard in the last few days, forgoing sleep and food, that by the time the exam day arrives, they are in the worst physical and mental condition. Consequently, at the exam, they make one silly mistake after another and tend to panic at the slightest trouble. To avoid such a fate, it is necessary to take proper rest and eat healthy food so that you are in peak health and mental condition on exam day. When you are happy and relaxed, you can see things clearly and handle even the most difficult of situations with a cool head.

So, how do you relax and stay happy during these stressful days?

You can just about do anything that makes you forget about the exam. Like you can play with your pets, go for a light jog in the morning, watch a comedy show, or engage in lively chatter with your mom or sister.

Don’t think too far ahead

There is no doubt with JEE Advanced the stakes are very high: there is an IIT seat to be won or lost. But you don’t achieve your dreams by day dreaming. Instead, you have to be in the present, prepare hard, and also rate your progress on a day-to-day basis.

If you race ahead of time and dream yourself of getting admission into, say, IITB, you are building unnecessary expectation and putting yourself under pressure. A better more effective strategy is to follow the mantra: work hard and results will follow.

Get familiar with JEE Advanced 2019 exam pattern

The exam pattern of JEE Advanced is different from JEE Mains. So, the candidate needs to take this into account when making a preparation strategy. The exam pattern includes details like marking scheme, distribution of questions, and type of question which is useful for making preparation plans. However, here is last year’s exam pattern to give you a fair idea about this year’s pattern as well.





Mode of exam




English or Hindi


Type of Questions

  • Single correct option

  • One or more correct option(s)

  • Matching List Questions

  • Numerical Value Answer


Number of papers



Exam Duration

Each paper will of 3 hours duration



Paper 1: 9 a.m to 12 p.m
Paper 2: 2 p.m to 5 p.m.


Negative marks

Some questions have negative marking

Get going with JEE Advanced Sample Papers

Along with studying textbooks and working practice sets, the candidate is also urged to try a couple of JEE Advanced sample papers to get into the exam mode. Doing sample papers will help the candidate work on time management and accuracy. It may be noted that to be successful in JEE Advanced, it is simply not enough to be fast, but he/she must also be accurate.

Note: Sample papers on their own aren’t enough to build accuracy, but they can build on what the candidate has learnt from the textbook and practice sets.

Don’t let self-doubt creep in

Always believe in your abilities and stay away from naysayers. Believing in oneself also means being positive, which in turn would help you stay relaxed. If you make a few mistakes when doing a problem, don’t get disheartened, but be optimistic that you at least now know where errors are happening. Plug those holes and you may not make that mistake on exam day. As the adage goes: See the glass as half full, not half empty!!

Make it a habit to take notes when studying

The small notes you take when reading a book or when solving a problem are very handy when doing revision. To begin with, it is a collection of points that are tailormade for you (after all it is you who have compiled it), Second, the notes will help you simply go through the important points without having to go through huge blocks of text. With exam day getting closer and closer, there may be many sections that you could do without having to spend so much of time and energy.

Follow these JEE Advanced Preparation tips for physics, chemistry and mathematics and you might hit the jackpot!

Best of Luck.