List of Most Recommended IIT JAM Books You Must Have



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As beautifully said by Charles William Eliot:



Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;

They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,

And the most patient of teachers.



IIT JAM is an exam which also tests the depth of your knowledge. How deep your conceptual knowledge is? If you are preparing for this prestigious exam, then a good IIT JAM Study Material will be enough to crack this exam. But there are also various students who are determined to make their concepts so strong that no one can point the finger at their knowledge and ambition.



Eduncle supports this ambition of such passionate students who are looking to gain more and more knowledge. Apart from providing the Best Study Material, we are providing you the ultimate list of books which you can use to support your hunger for knowledge. Click on the below subject-wise list to jump directly to the respective books section:



 IIT JAM Physics Books


 IIT JAM Mathematics Books


 IIT JAM Chemistry Books


 IIT JAM Geology Books


 IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Books


 IIT JAM Biological Science Books


 IIT JAM Biotechnology Books



IIT JAM Physics Books



If you are preparing for Physics, then here are the topic wise IIT JAM Physics Books which you can use in your preparation.



Mathematical Methods


Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

 Mathematical Physics by H.K. Das

 Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics – Mary L. Boas


Mechanics & General Properties of Matter


 Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner and Kolenkow

 Mechanics by D.S. Mathur

 Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma


Oscillations, Wave and Optics


 Physics of Waves and Oscillations by N.K. Bajaj

 Optics by Ajoy Ghatak


Electricity and Magnetism


 Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths


Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics


 Thermodynamics by Garg, Bansal and Ghosh

 Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics by F. Reif.


Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics


 Solid State Physics by Puri Babbar

 Semiconductor Physics by Streetman

 Electronic devices and circuit theory by Boylestad and Nashelsky

 Op-Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits by Ramakant A. Gayakwad

 Digital Fundamentals by Flyod



IIT JAM Books For Physics Recommended By Toppers – Swarnim Shirke, AIR 1 IIT JAM Physics


 Introduction to Mathematical Methods in Physics – Mary L. Boas

 Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma

 Introduction to Electrodynamics by David J. Griffiths



IIT JAM Mathematics Books


Mathematics syllabus includes following topics and here are the topic wise IIT JAM Mathematics Books folks may refer to crack IIT JAM 2019.




 Integral Calculus: F. Ayres (Schaum’s), Gorakh Prasad


 Vector Calculus: Murray R. Spiegel (Schaum’s), A.R.Vasishtha


 Linear Algebra: Seymour Lipschitz (Schaum’s), H. Anton, A.R.Vasishtha.


 Ordinary Differential Equation: Peter J. Collins, G.F. Simmons, M.D. Raisinghania.


 Principle of Real Analysis: S. C. Malik.


 Real Analysis: H. L. Royden.


 Modern Algebra: A. R. Vasishtha 8. University Algebra: N. S. Gopalakrishan.



IIT JAM Chemistry Books


Chemistry syllabus includes following topics and here are the topic wise IIT JAM Chemistry Books folks may refer to crack the exam.



Physical Chemistry



 Atomic and Molecular Structure: Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins

 Theory of Gases: Physical Chemistry–Peter W. Atkins

 Chemical Thermodynamics: Physical Chemistry–Thomas Engel & Phillip Reid

 Chemical and Phase Equilibria: Principals of Chemical Equilibrium & Phase Rule –K.G. Denbigh

 Electrochemistry: An Introduction to Electrochemistry–Samuel Glasstone

 Chemical Kinetics: Chemical Kinetics – Keith J. Laidler

 Solid State: Solid State–Peter W. Atkins

 Adsorption: Introduction to Surface Chemistry & Catalysis – Gabor A. Somorjai

 Basic Mathematical Concept: Differential Equation & Matrices–Shanti Narayan



Inorganic Chemistry



 Periodic Table: Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee

 Chemical Bonding and Shapes of compounds: Inorganic Chemistry – Meissler & Tarr

 Main Group Elements (s and p blocks): Concise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Lee

 Transition Metal (d block): Concise Inorganic Chemistry – James E. Huheey

 Analytical Chemistry: Quantitative Inorganic Analysis – A. I. Vogel

 Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Chemistry – James E. Huheey

 Instrumental Method of Analysis: Instrumental method – Skoog, Holler & Crouch



Organic Chemistry



 Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry: Stereochemistry Conformation and Mechanism-P.S. Kalsi

Organic Chemistry: Clayden, Greeves, Warner and Wothers

 Organic Chemistry: Carey & Sundberg

 Natural Products Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (Vol-II) – I. L. Finar

 Heterocyclic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (Vol-I) – I. L. Finar

 Qualitative organic Analysis: Introduction to Spectroscopy – Pavia, Lampman, Kriz, Vyvyan



IIT JAM Books For Chemistry Recommended By Toppers – Amardeep Kumar, Rank 1


Jonathan Clayden, Organic Chemistry

Peter Atkins, Physical Chemistry

James E. Huheey, Inorganic Chemistry


IIT JAM Geology Books


Apart from the study material, if you are interested in gaining more knowledge then you can go for below-mentioned books for IIT JAM Geology preparation.



The Planet Earth


 Physical geology- Mukherjee Geo-dynamic

 Evolution of India- K S Valdiya





 Geomorphology- M.J. Selby

 Introduction to Geomorphology by Kale, VS, and Gupta

 A Remote Sensing Geology by R.P. Gupta



Structural Geology


 Structural Geology- Prof. Haakon Fossen

 Structural Geology- S.K. Ghosh/Billings/Davis






 Paleontology: Ecosystems, Environments, and Evolution by Brenchley, P.J. and Harper, D.A.T.

 Introduction to Paleontology by Arnold






 Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India by Ravindra Kumar

 Strati-graphic principles and practice by J.M. Weller.




 Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins/Cornelis Klein

 Optical Mineralogy by Paul F. Kerr

 Optical Mineralogy by P.K. Verma





 An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic.

 Petrology by John D. Winter

 Igneous Petrology by M.K. Bose



Economic Geology


 Industrial minerals and rocks of India by Deb

 Economic Mineral Deposits by Bateman, A.M., and Jensen, M.L.

 Ore deposits of India their distribution and processing by Gokhale, K.V.G.K. and Rao



Applied Geology


 Hydrogeology- Todd and Karanth

 Ground water by H.M. Ragunath



Here are some books suggested by AIR 1 – Rahul Pandey (IIT JAM Geology 2018 Topper)


 Structural Geology by MP Billings
 Structural Geology: Fundamentals & Modern Developments by SK Ghosh
 Structural Geology by Robert J Twiss & Eldridge M Moores
 Textbook of Physical Geology by GB Mahapatra
 Physical Geography by Savindra Singh
 Introduction to Geomorphology by VS Kale & Avijit Gupta
 Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology by JD Winter
 The Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks by Sam Boggs
 Mineralogy by Dexter Perkins
 Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy by CD Gribble
 Palaeontology Invertebrate by Henry Woods
 Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India by Ravindra Kumar
 Principals of Engineering Geology by KM Bangar
 A Textbook of Geology by PK Mukherjee
 Groundwater Hydrology by David K Todd & Larry W Mays



IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics Books


Below is the list of quality books which you can include in your preparation. To know more tips to crack the exam, visit: IIT JAM Mathematical Statistics




 Fundamentals of Mathematical statistics: S.C. Gupta & V.K. Kapoor

 An introduction to probability and statistics: V.K. Rohatgi

 Introduction to Mathematical statistics: Robert V. Hogg and Craig Mckean Hogg

 Introduction to the theory of statistics: Mood and Graybill


Previous Year Papers


 M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics: Anand Kumar



IIT JAM Biological Science Books


Check out the following topic wise list of books of Biological Science. If you are looking for more tips and tricks, visit: IIT JAM Biological Science



 Life Sciences: Fundamentals and Practice – I, II: Pranav Kumar, Usha Mina

 Principles of Genetics: Gardner, Simmons, Snustad

 Cell and Molecular Biology: Karp

 Biochemistry: Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer, John L. Tymoczko

 Developmental Biology: Scott F. Gilbert, Susan R. Singer

 Kuby Immunology: Barbara A. Osborne, Richard Goldsby

 Essentials of Physiology: Lauralee Sherwood

 Molecular Biology of the Cell: Bruce Alberts

 Microbiology: John P. Harley, Donald Klein



IIT JAM Biotechnology Books


Chemistry syllabus includes following topics and here are the topic wise books for IIT JAM Biotechnology folks may refer to crack the exam.


 General Reading (Chemistry, Math, Physics): CERT for General reading and MCQ Books by Dinesh or Pradeep

 Microbiology: Microbiology by Prescott, Pelczar

 Biochemistry: Biochemistry by Lehninger

 Molecular Biology: Molecular Biology by Watson

 Cell Biology: Bruce Alberts or Lodish

 Development Biology: Gilbert



Hope we have enlisted every quality book which can enlighten your knowledge to cross limits. For those who think that the above list of IIT JAM Books is huge and they will end up with a huge pile of books on the table, they need not to worry at all. Studying through our focused study material, you can also ensure 100% success without any fear. So, stay hungry stay focused and always remember:


Learning never exhausts the mind.

                                                                                              – Leonardo da Vinci


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