i am just started preparation for RMO and other OLYMPIADS.I AM REFERING challenges and thrill of pre cllege mathematics and arihant RMO book.do i need to solve other books for maths for iit jee other than rao iit coaching books ? are OLYMPIAD books helpfull for IIT JEE? or shold i refer other books?and I also have HALLIDAY RESNICK WALLER and HC VERMA.CAN I GO FOR halliday resnick waller insted of hc verma? i starts organic with paula yurkanis bruics and SHIVER AND ATTKINS for inorganic.are they good for jee?
Physics & Maths tutor, JEE Main and Advanced Expert, IIT Delhi Student, Olympiad Specialist
Good to see you preparing for RMO and other olympiads with a good number of books. The answers and suggestions to all of your questions from my side are:
Apart from Arihant RMO and challenges and thrill of pre college mathematics (which is a great book) and your rao coaching books, I don't think much more needs to be done apart from what you are doing for maths for IIT JEE except for solving previous year's questions and sample papers.
Olympiad books generally have questions of a higher order than JEE. So yes, they can be incredibly helpful because if you are able to solve the questions in there with relative ease, JEE preparation should be a cake walk for you. However, I suggest that you go sequentially to harder questions. For instance, start by solving the NCERT Text questions, then move on to R.D.Sharma or some other book, then solve your coaching packages, and then proceed to olympiad question books.
Resnick Halliday is a great book for physics. However, I do recommend solving HC Verma as well, because several of the questions in HCV have been tailor made for the JEE Advanced exam
For organic chemistry, Shiver Attkins is okay, but there aren't too many questions in there. I suggest you buy RC Mukherjee for solving questions on organic chemistry.