The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc. Now, AIEEE is known as JEE (Main) and IIT -JEE as JEE (Advanced).
JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Eligibility Required to apply for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Exam are as below:

– Candidates must have qualified Class XII examination in the 10+2 pattern of the examination from a recognised Central/State Board of Secondary examination for CBSE or ISCE.
– Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognised Board/University.
– Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
– Any Public School/Board/University in India or in foreign countries recognised by the Association of Indian Universities or as equivalent to 10+2 pattern
– HSC Vocation examination.
– A pass grade in the Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
– HSC 3 or 4-year diploma from AICTE approved State Board of Technical Education.

– Candidates who are appearing in the Class XII final or equivalent examination may also appear in the JEE (Main) exam.
– Candidates can take a maximum number of 3 attempts at exam as per the Eligibility Criteria.

Exam Pattern for JEE (Mains): JEE (Main) will have two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may take Paper-1, or Paper-2, or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Refer table below for requirement of papers for different courses:

B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs)Paper –2
All other undergraduate coursesPaper –1

Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:

Paper 1Physics, Chemistry &
Objective type with equal
weightage to Physics,
Chemistry & Mathematics
Pen and Paper based
OR Computer based
3 hours
Paper 2Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II &
Drawing Test – Part III
Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing
Only Pen and Paper
3 hours

Some of the books which can help candidates to prepare for JEE (Mains) exam are suggested as below-


1) Best Books for JEE Mains Mathematics:

2) Best Books for JEE Mains Physics:

3) Best Books for JEE Mains Chemistry:

For complete practice of all the three subjects of JEE Mains. You can buy complete set of below practice papers. These will really prove very helpful in your JEE MAINS Preperation:

FOR PAPER- II : Best Books for B. Arch. Exam Preparation:

These books consists of all the related topics at one place.

For the Preparation Books of JEE Advance 2016, you can refer here.

We wish our candidates All The Best for the Upcoming Exams and wish them great future ahead!!

Leave a comment below for any further queries or suggestions.


  • JEE Mains Preparation says:

    JEE is a tough competitive exam but coaching do come handy when it comes to understanding basic concepts. And when the coaching is online, you can just sit back and study from your home. It’s easy, free and very effective. I would recommend online coaching for JEE aspirants.

  • Aarif salam says:

    Name the books that i can consult for the prep. Of jee mains 2014

    • admin says:


      You can refer any of the above stated books. These books cover complete syllabus of the JEE Mains 2014 exam.

  • JKGoel says:

    I have to prepare for JEE (main) 2014 for B.ARCH/B. PLANNING i.e. Paper-2. Please clarify that the Mathematics books mentioned above will cover the course and will be sufficient to prepare the exam. Further what books you will recommend for aptitude test and drawing test for this programme.

    • admin says:

      Hi JK,

      For JEE(main) 2014 B.Arch, you can refer A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch : 2014 Entrance Examination. This is a really nice book. This book covers architecture aptitude, analytical reasoning, drawing aptitude and mathematics along with previous years solved papers for a better understanding of the exam structure and pattern.

    • vishal says:

      Currently no books availble for drawing and aptitude test., you can enhance your drawing by some pdf ebooks and for aptitude you can use wikipedia search all topics related to architecture like history, building history, mugals buildings, taj, world famous architects and their works etc…. There is a self study guide availble by arihant publication “a complete self study guide for b.arch” by PK Mishra isbn 978-93-5094-710-4.. It covers all aspects of the architecture aptitude test… For mathematics ML Khanna IIT Mathematics is best…

  • gajanan yadav says:

    Thanks guidance it help to me for preparation

  • Amin says:

    How many subjects should i have to be eligible for this exam. I’m currently having 4 subjects and im doing A level. Could you please help?

  • ibtisam mandal says:

    hi, im preparing for jee main 2014 from a book named PATHFINDER FOR NDA & NA as i find the syllabus is same so is it fine if i prepare from that book nd i dnt have enough money to buy a new book will it help me to secure the minimum marks to get a goverment collage nd i m doing very hard frm that book

    • admin says:

      Hi Ibtisam,

      I would not suggest you to refer NDA book for JEE Main exam preparation. If you don’t want to spend much money on books, you can buy second hand books from the market which covers syllabus as well as solved paper of JEE mains.


  • akash soni says:

    What should I learn in 3 crack jee mains

    • admin says:

      Hi Akash,

      I think nothing new can be done in 3 days, but you can always use this time to revise your concepts and may also practice previous years’ papers.

  • Vishal says:

    I am preparing for Jee Mains 2015. Accordingly, i have selected Concepts of Physics by HC Verma for Physics, what books shall i refer for chemisry?? Will NCERT Text book be enough?


    (@ AP BOARD)

  • HJ great says:

    I need best books for JEE preparation .. plz suggest me books for all three subject

    • admin says:


      Above stated books are good to prepare for JEE Mains. You can buy one of each subject from the above stated books.

  • ashutosh says:

    sir i am preparing for jee 2016 i read ncert text book pl suggest me book for all three subject . thanks

  • Souradeep ghosh says:

    I am thinking of buying Pearson’s objective mathematics by Dinesh Khattar for jee mains as recommended by my tutor. Is it good enough for objective practice?

  • chandra prakash saini says:

    dear sir ,
    iam preparing for jee main 2015, from the fallowing book:
    a master resource book in physics for AIEEE, JEE MAIN AND ADVANCE( Arihant)
    would it be helpful?

  • Salman Najeeb says:

    Am lookin for a book..with only objective oriented questions..and worked out problems….which book would be more helpfull..for me..?

  • piyush says:

    i was thinking to buy the arihant publication – jee mains in 40 days, i do not go to any coaching for iit jee , i wanted to know whether these books are better than tata mcgraw hill – book or i should but those complete pcm books.. ??

  • roushan pandey says:

    i am preparing for jee2015 which books should i chose for scoring best?

    • admin says:

      Hi Roushan,

      You can select from the above stated books. All above stated books are good and helpful for JEE exam preparation.

  • Shahbaz Rangrej says:

    I have to prepare for JEE(Main) 2015 for B.ARCH/B.PLANNING sir will you please recommend me the best book which will cover the course including drawing and aptitude test and will be sufficient for the JEE (Main) exam.And please recommend the book for drawing and aptitude test.

  • siddhant says:

    is ncert enough to achive good marks in JEE mains???

  • Chetan says:

    I am preparing for jee(mains)2015 and iam using following books
    Maths-Target publications,
    Physics-Target publications,
    Chemistry-Pradeep publications.
    will these books are sufficient for study or i would by another.

  • chaitra says:

    hi.. i am preparing for JEE 2016. can anyone suggest some best books which cover all the postion of 2016 syllabus ?

  • pramada says:

    hi. im right now in 2 puc and want to write JEE main. will i be able to crack it? what books and preparations should i do to write it next year?

    • admin says:

      Hi Pramada,

      You can refer above stated books for JEE main exam preparation. Don’t loose your confidence and do prepare well to write the exam this year. Try to give your 100%.

  • Payal says:

    hello sir, could you just tell me that which books are better for JEE mains preparation- Arihant or tata McGraw Hill

  • vikrant says:

    Sir i am preparing for jee 2016. Can you please tell me a good objective book from which i can practice the questions for mains and advanced and get good marks

  • Akshatha says:

    Hello wat books r best suited to crack JEE mains?? Which books can b used for math??

  • sharun says:

    Now I am going to repeat for jee main and advance 2015 and hav started my preparation. What books should I refer for advance exam

  • prarik sanghani says:

    I want to know that which is the best book to crack jee mains without getting any tution … and i have 6 months for prepration would be possible without tution to crack mains..

  • S.A.Karim says:

    I want to crack jee-main 2015…..
    but right now I am the student of 1st year civil engineering batch in UPTU…..
    So, please refer me the best book for crack jee main 2015
    in the short period……..
    would I go with set of PCM in 40 days jee mains????

  • minal says:

    Sir, i want to crack “jee mains b.arch” and “nata”for 2015…plzz suggest me the best book for both exams for 2015???and i also want to know that is there be any change in the exam pattern in 2015???plzzz reply:(

  • Alisha says:

    I need to prepare for JEE MAINS 2016 without coaching classes
    Which is the subject students score the least marks in JEE MAINS i.e least scoring

    From the messages I gather NCERT books have to be thoroughly read
    For concepts clarity which is most readable ARIHANT, MTG or McGROW HILL
    For revision ARIHANT or MTG in 40 days is to be used

    Kindly advise how the timetable for MAINS studies should be
    Should most of the topics be completed by June 15 so that in 12th concentration has to be also on Board exams as it is very important now to score well in Boards

  • harshit says:

    sir,can you tell me a gujarati medium books for jee main & advance.
    beacouse i am in gujarati medium school.

  • Akash kumar says:

    Name the books that i can consult for the preperation Of jee mains 2015…

  • Deenganesh says:

    Sir… i am preparing for JEE 2015 without any coaching and i have books (1). CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS HC VERMA. (2). CENGAGE CRASH COURSE CHEMISTRY. (3). ARIHANT HANDBOOK SERIES PCM.

    I want to focus more on short theory, concepts, formulas with chapterwise solved paper so i can recover jee in 8 month

    these books are good or other….

    also sir can i prepare jee advance in this small 8 months

    plz……. reply soooon

  • Pahul Sharma says:

    Hlo..sir..I obtain,58%in h.p.board..
    And in 2014 I got 130 marks in jeemain..plz suggst me many marks is best for take addmison in top 5 NIT in C.S.E. Stream, acording to my board marks.plz rply soon on my email addrs…

  • deepak says:

    I got compartment in 2013 and passed in 2014. also not attend jeemain in 2013 but attend in 2014 not qualifying . am i elligible for jee main and advanced in 2015.

  • sankalp sinha says:

    sir, i am want to crack jee mains exam without doing coaching..which books are best for jee o.p tandon for chemestry is good enough??? and for physics i am reading theory from pradeep and solving questions from h.c. verma and in maths i am reading only r.d sharma’s textbooks.

  • praveen jain says:

    sir, i am preparing for jee mains ,from which book i should prepare plz suggest me

  • surya says:

    sir,which book i need to buy for chemistry,should consist both examples and objective other than tmh.for jee mains 2015
    thank you

  • sanjeev says:

    sir iz mcgraw hill complete chemistry n phyics for jee mains are sufficent …..

  • komal says:

    how I score marks in jee ??? plz suggest me

  • onkar says:

    Sir I will be really thankful to you if you solve my problem sir right now I am in class,11 and I am not going to any jee coaching but I go for cbse tuition and I still want to crack jee mains its my only aim along with good marks in cbse as referred by cbse teachers I am having sl Arora phy modern abc chem rd Sharma maths but I feel that they aren’t sufficient for mains are they????? If not please tell me that I should buy resonance jee main pack wich comes with test series or tmh complete series or Pearson objective series and please tell me that is level of jee mains similar to cbse ????!!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Onkar,

      I would suggest you to do some extra preparation for JEE along with your CBSE Syllabus. You can buy any of the above stated books to practice more questions (from JEE point of view). You can refer JEE Maths Book for JEE main Maths preparation. Similar books for Physics and Chemistry as well.

  • suryakanth says:

    sir,which book i need to buy for chemistry,should consist both examples and objective other than tmh for jee mains 2015
    thank you

  • Shaleen says:

    Hi Sir,
    I am preparing 4 jee main 2015 suggest me which books I have to use from the following
    3.tata Mac graw hill
    I want a book which can clear my concepts and consists of many problems for practice with not only the answers but also the complete solution .Also I have heard that from previous years papers no questions r asked but should I still refer them since I have only a few months left .Please help n reply me on my email address as soon as possible. Thank u

  • Neeraj rawat says:

    sir plz suggest me some hindi books for jee main preparation?

  • ashu says:

    I want to tackle the jee exam. plz suggest me a right book

  • pukhraj says:

    Sir plz suggest me some hindi books for jeemain 2015

  • pukhraj says:

    Sir plz suggest me some hindi books for jeemain 2015

  • amanat says:

    suggest me a best book for preparation of jee b.arch including solved papers

  • Jeet darji says:

    I m the student of gujarat board in science..I want to start preparations of jee main 2016 specially in maths..i have refered arihant maths handbook..
    Please suggest me the best book for jee main maths for starting.

  • preethi says:

    can i download important books for jee preparation ??? if so from where can i download

  • Shraya chatterjee says:

    Am preparing for JEE MAINS 2016, which books will be the best?

  • nishita says:

    I want IIT-JEE gujarati medium books. from where I can find?

  • jitendra kumar says:

    Sir please give me suggestion for b.-2015 preparation through internate. plz,after three days exam is coming.

  • suraj srivastava says:

    Really it is a best book for preparation of jee mains

  • Vishal says:

    I wanna prepare for jee exam 2016 plz help me of the best for strengthng my concepts

  • Sir,please guide me for IIT-JEE MAINS examinations 2015.please tell me preparations to it

  • Ashutosh kumar kushwaha says:

    Please advise me for the best books for the preparation of jee mains 2016 which could help me to learn every chapter from very beginning for the excellent practice to cracks jee mains 2016 .
    Coz it is my last attempt to do so.
    Help me because I am so confused.

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  • CHHOTU says:

    Best arihant book PCM for jee main one book for one subject the best book give message 9467240678

  • sunny yadav says:

    Plz suggest me a best book for self preparation for jee mains paper 1 2016 …..

  • sunny yadav says:

    Plzz rply me earlier as soon as possible……

  • Abbasi says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am preparing JEE Main till now. So kindly give me a book which we can study easily……

  • Aditya says:

    Sir, I am appeared in 10+2 .my exam 10+2 will start from 18 th feb.I have filled jee main form.
    So i will not have much time for preparing .Therefore i requested you to provide suggest me which jee 2016 compatition book i will have to buy which will be usefull for preparing me.And i also want to know that how can i learn online coaching.

  • Aditya says:

    Which is best book for preparing jee & IIT 2016 entrance exam

  • Arham says:

    Hii …….
    For JEE 2016 only 12 std books are okk
    Or i should refer more book if more which book i should refer

  • Lakhandeep says:

    I want to jee all solved question paper.

  • Abhishek Arjun Nayak says:

    Sir, I am preparing for the upcoming JEE Main 2016. Please tell me what books should i refer for it?

  • Navdeep says:

    I need best books for JEE preparation .. please suggest me books for all three subject

  • Akhlaque Ahmed says:

    Plzz suggest me a best book for self preparation for JEE Mains paper
    Is only ncert chemistry book is helpful for mains.

  • aayushi says:

    which book is useful for preparation of B. arch 2017. Please give me suggestion for Hindi medium student

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