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NCERT for JEE Mains

While preparing for JEE mains, students often wonder if NCERT is enough for the preparations. While these books are excellent for laying down the foundation and help you master the basics, they might not be enough to crack such a competitive and high-intensity examination. 

There are several reasons why experts suggest referring to other books while preparing for JEE mains. Some of them are listed below –

    • Numericals are an important part of the exam and take up a significant portion of the Physics section. These questions require a lot of practice, and aspirants need to work on multiple questions to be able to do them smoothly at the time of the exam. NCERT books do not have enough numerical questions for you to practice. Hence, you will have to refer to other sources.
    • NCERT is excellent for Inorganic Chemistry, and we have seen a lot of direct NCERT questions being asked in this section. However, other parts of Chemistry, like Physical Chemistry, require you to refer to other learning materials and books specifically created for JEE preparation.
    • When it comes to Mathematics, practice is key. The more questions you practice, the easier it will be for you to solve them during the exam.
    • Most JEE toppers agree that studying from specialised JEE books was beneficial for them and helped them score higher in the exams. 

These reasons make it clear that while NCERT books are essential for your JEE prep, they might not be sufficient. Here’s a list of a few other books that you can refer to while preparing for the JEE Mains. 



    • Objective Mathematics Vol 1 and Vol 2 by R.D. Sharma
    • Arihant Skills in Mathematics- Set of 7 books by Dr SK Goyal, Amit M Agarwal
    • The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney
    • IIT Mathematics by M.L. Khanna
    • Complete Mathematics (TMH) by Ravi Prakash, Ajay Kumar, Usha Gupta



    • Problems in Physics-S.S. Krotov
    • Physics for IIT-JEE-Resnick, Halliday, Walker
    • IIT JEE Physics-DC Pandey
    • Problems in General Physics-I.E. Irodov
    • Concepts of Physics (Part I)-HC Verma
    • Concepts of Physics (Part II)-HC Verma



    • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations-R.C. Mukherjee
    • Organic Chemistry-Morrison Boyd
    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry-J.D. Lee
    • Organic Chemistry-O.P Tandon
    • Numerical Chemistry-P. Bahadur
    • NCERT Textbooks for Mathematics

So, to give you a short answer to the question “is NCERT enough for JEE mains?” you know the answer is no. NCERT textbooks are great for setting a strong base and help you understand the concepts better as you progress in your preparations. However, they might not be enough to get a high enough rank in the exam. 

Aside from the books mentioned above, we at Sri Chaitanya also provide our students with comprehensive study material, allowing them to brush up on their concepts and revise efficiently. In addition, we conduct regular mock tests and evaluations, giving our students an opportunity to know where they stand and work on their weak areas before the exam.  

So, if you’re also preparing for JEE mains and looking for appropriate guidance to help you through the process, look no further. Sri Chaitanya is your best bet for preparing for the upcoming JEE. Our teaching faculty will guide you to achieve the best rank that opens the doors to your dream college. 104 students have secured 100 percentile in All India JEE Main 2021 (July), as per the NTA results. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today to know more about our courses!