HC Verma Physics Book – The ‘Bible’ for JEE Preparation

I am sure H.C. Verma Concepts of Physics book is known to every JEE aspirant. This article will give you a few more reasons as to why this book is the ‘Bible’ for JEE preparations. The book comes in two volumes for JEE preparation. It is simple to understand and is well-organized in its approach. The book explains Physics right from the scratch and in an easy to understand language.Possibly, these are the key reasons why this book has been ruling the market for decades and generations of IITians have referred to it.

Key Strengths of HC Verma Physics book

A natural flow of the book-

Unlike several other Physics books for JEE preparation, this book by HC Verma does not take it for granted that you are already skilled in mathematics when you start studying Physics. The book has a few introductory chapters that explainthe students all the mathematical tools they will need to use in the subsequent chapters. These include basic mathematical concepts and Calculus that later prove to be quite handy in solving a variety of Physics problems asked in the JEE examination.

Moreover, the actual Physics chapters are also systematized quite well. Every concept is introduced in a methodical manner and explained step-by-step.

Easy Language-

HC Verma book for Physics uses easy English which is very much appreciated by the Indian students. Also, the examples used to explain a concept are also picked up from daily life experiences of Indian students. Therefore, simple language, examples derived from daily life problems and easy-to-understand explanations help the beginners to understand JEE Physics clearly.

How to use the book for JEE preparation?

For the past twenty years, HC Verma Physics book has remained the ‘Bible’ for Class 11 and Class 12 students. See the following points to understand how you should best utilize this book and enhance your learning about Physics.

  • The book introduces topics step-by-step. One should start reading the book right from the first chapter. In case you try and jump a chapter and read the book in a random manner, you will tend to miss out on an important concept.

  • Before you start solving the problems, it is crucial that you read the entire chapter and understand each and every concept well. It is important to lay the right foundation first and for that, you must read it at your own pace.

  • Example problems included in the book are there to help you understand a concept better and you must solve them. You should not skip them or postpone solving them, as they will help you better retain what you have learnt from the theoretical concepts.

  • After solving an example problem, you should check it with the solution given in the book in the following manner:

1. If your answer is correct, do check if you have arrived at it using the correct process. Also compare why the process in the book is better. If you want, you can also consult your teacher for this.

2. In case your answer is incorrect, you should check ‘why’ it is wrong. It is better to learn from your mistakes in the learning phase.

3. Revise the chapter again in case you haven’t understood the concept of the question.

4. If there is amathematical or procedural error, strive to learn the correct method. This will help you immensely in the actual JEE exam.

  • Apart from the example problems, you should also solve questions at the end of each chapter.

  • Questions in each chapter too are organized systematically. You should start solving questions section by section and from first to last question within a section.

What is missing in the book?

While H.C. Verma takes care of Physics preparation for JEE completely in his Concepts of Physics books, one does need to refer to a wider variety of problems for more practice. You can use sample papers given in other books, test series, mock tests of the coaching classes, and previous years’ questions papers for practice.

What you shouldn’t do?

Many students follow multiple books for the preparation of JEE for Physics. This only ends up confusing the students. My advice would be to study from only one book at a time. In case you are unable to understand a topic or a topic is missing from the book you are referring to, then only refer to that topic in another book.

One Last Tip…

In the end it does not matter if you are referring to the best book or the best study material. The only thing that can do the trick is your passion and hard work. So, study hard and jump to the top!

Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution