Pradeep and Modern series provide two great book sets on chemistry and physics for competitive exam or board preparation. We would not like to say that one book is better over another, we would leave it to your judgement as it is more of a matter of preference. In general both are excellent books and we would like to highlight general perspective from students, internet and experience.
Look and Feel of the Books
Pradeep is the heavier and larger of the books and arguably has more content in terms of examples, questions and descriptions.
Goodreads and Amazon’s Ratings
Goodreads rates Modern ABC Chemistry at 4.06 whereas Modern ABC scores 3.8 based on student reviews. Generally goodreads is a good measure of what students say on the book. Pradeep’s Physics gets a thumbs up with 4.45 although number of raters are less. Similarly Pradeep’s Chemistry gets a high rating of 4.5. Amazon too maintains a 4.5 star rating on Pradeep’s series where as Modern ABC Chemistry matches Pradeep. Modern ABC Physics is rated slightly lower at 3 stars presently.
Comprehensive coverage of Course
Modern ABC is easy to understand and considered good for school course and board exam. It can be used in conjunction with other books for preparation of competition however other prescribed books like P Bahadur, Tandon etc should be used for IIT preparation. For 11th and 12th standard Modern ABC is a great choice it has the necessary theory, experiments and practical aspects. Pradeep’s Chemistry contains, short answer type questions, examples, questions specific to competitive exams like JEE, AIPMT, AIIMs etc. Pictures with examples make it easier to follow the concept and guidance for competition is given. But to state the obvious preparation for competitive exam alone cannot depend on Pradeep’s series.
- Cost and Expensiveness
Pradeep is costlier than Modern ABC. Check Amazon list price for Pradeep Chemistry, Physics and Modern ABC Chemistry and Physics.
However significant amounts of money can be saved on Pradeep Chemistry and Physics as well as Modern ABC by renting. www.pustakkosh.com offers the books for Pradeep’s Physics, Chemistry and Modern’s ABC Physics and Chemistry in various options to Rent Starting from Rs 400 or Buy Used or Secondhand. The options save more than 50% of the cost. Other related books are available too and they can be checked as needed. Follow these links to reach the books directly on www.pustakkosh.com.
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