The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI), will be held on May 5, 2019. If you are one of the aspirants appearing for the NEET, here are some books that will help you with the preparation.
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NCERT Textbooks for Class 11 and 12: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Preparation should be begin with the NCERT textbooks of all the three science subjects. It is important to have clear conceptual knowledge regarding topics in the syllabus, before moving on to reference books for further practice.
The Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
One of the most time-tested study materials, HC Verma teaches physics in an intricate manner. It is a much sought-after book not only for higher-secondary students but also for competitive exam aspirants.
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon (GR Bathla Publications)
This is a detailed book on concepts of physical chemistry. There are plenty of numerical problems and practice papers to solve, which is good for tactical preparation.
Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
The book is vouched for by several successful NEET candidates. It has extensive mock-test papers, covering every chapter of the Biology syllabus. Students can get a hang of question patterns for medical entrances.
Biology Books by Pradeep’s Publications
One of the most comprehensive biology books for medical aspirants. Many candidates refer to them even after getting into medical colleges. It is a highly recommended book for cracking MCQs. The book contains plenty of diagrams and tables to aid in preparation.
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
This is one of the coveted books to understand calculus-based physics, for students appearing for competitive exams. However, it can be considered for advanced preparation rather than for understanding fundamentals.
Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GR Bathla Publications)
A book designed to cater to the changing patterns of questions in JEE and NEET exams, in recent years. You will be able to find lots of relevant questions, which will help in gaining an in-depth understanding of the subject.
Arihant 40 Days (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
For effective revision exercises, consider this crash course package from Arihant publications. It contains highly targeted and focused study materials, to prepare for competitive exams like NEET and JEE in a short time.
Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – KN Bhatia / K Bhatia (Dinesh Publications)
Get access to 10-years question papers of all state and national-level PMTs in this collection of books. The books are in accordance to the changes in syllabus of NEET, as approved by MCI (Medical Council of India).
Trueman’s Elementary Biology (Volume 1& 2)
The list is incomplete without the Trueman’s series of Biology books, which offers comprehensive explanation of complex topics, with plenty of diagrams. It is a highly informative book for students aspiring to major in subjects like medicine, botany or micro-biology.