Best Books for IIT JAM Physics | Study Material

By | May 13, 2020

IIT JAM is conducted for providing admission into a masters program which is offered by the top institutes. It is known as the Joint Admission Test for Masters Program. To score well in IIT JAM Physics section, candidates need to go through with practical preparation tips. When you start with your preparation, you need to go through with the IIT JAM Syllabus and Exam pattern. Once you have the complete information about the IIT JAM Physics syllabus, then you need to find out that which is the best books for IIT JAM Physics Preparation/Study Material as there are two type students, one who is preparing by own self and one who is preparing for the exam by joining coaching institutes.

Best Books for IIT JAM Physics Preparation

Here we have listed the best books for IIT JAM Exam Preparation:

Name of the Book Author
Intro to quantum mechanics David Griffith
Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications Nouredine Zettili
Quantum Mechanics (Schaum’s Outline Series) Yoav Peleg, Reuven Pnini, Elyahu Zaarur, Eugene Hecht
Introduction to Solid State Physics Charles Kittel
Elementary Solid State Physics Omar
Solid State Physics S. O. Pillai
Statistical Physics Reif
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Riley, Hobson, Bence
Mathematical Methods for Physicists Arfken
Classical Mechanics Herbert Goldstein
Classical Mechanics John R. Taylor
Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions David Morin
Heat and Thermodynamics  Mark Zemansky
Thermodynamics Kinetic Theory and Statistical Thermodynamics F.W. Sears, G.L. Salinger
Optics Ghatak
A Text-Book of Optics Brijlal and Subhramanyam
Introduction to Electrodynamics Griffith
Electronic Devices and Circuit Boylestad / Nashelsky
Nuclear Fission and Cluster Radioactivity: An Energy-Density Functional Approach M.A. Hooshyar, Irwin Reichstein, F. Bary Malik
Nuclear Physics V. Devanathan
Atomic and Molecular Physics Raj Kumar

Test Series or Previous Year Question Papers

Name of the Book Author
IIT-JAM: M.Sc. (Physics) Previous Papers & Practice Test Papers (Solved) R Gupta
Solved Papers & Practice Sets IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test for M. Sc. from IITs) – Physics Arihant Publications

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus
JAM Maths syllabus is comprised of the below-listed subjects:

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
  • Oscillations, Waves, and Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
  • Modern Physics
  • Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics


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