FAQ’s from Solid State in JEE

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the JEE (joint entrance examination) every year. It is a platform that enables aspiring candidates to get admission into some of the prestigious engineering colleges in India. Candidates must work tirelessly with intensive hard work and focus for obtaining success in this examination. Chemistry is one of the easiest subjects to score good marks in the famed JEE. The questions asked in chemistry are much simpler and take lesser time as compared to the questions asked in physics or mathematics. A few important chapters and some concepts are highly significant as there is a pattern in which these questions repeat every year. Going through these questions will give you a fair idea about your preparation status and help you to utilize the remaining time before the examination.

States of Matter

Important Topics In Solid State

Solid state does fall under the important topics, which help you in scoring for JEE. Following are the concepts that should be studied carefully:

  • Classification of solids
  • Crystalline state
  • Seven crystal systems (cell parameters a, b, c, ?, ?, ?)
  • Closely packed structure of solids (cubic)
  • Packing in fcc, bcc and hcp lattice
  • Nearest neighbours
  • ionic radii
  • simple ionic compounds
  • point defects

 What are the types of question that are generally asked in JEE?

Question:  A example of an important question would be: What are the characteristics of covalent solids?


Generally, in the exams, MCQs are asked and hence this question can be asked in several other ways. The content required to answer such questions remains the same and comes from the important topics mentioned above.

Books For Reference

Refer NCERT textbook for class 12th,  this book contains all the details in a very precise manner. A quick view of this can help you to understand the fundamental concepts and their applications. The important points are neatly mentioned in the book making it the most student-friendly book. Some other important reference books include O.P. Tandon and P. Bahadur. For more details download BYJU’S – The Learning App.

Practise This Question

Which of the following does not give oxygen on heating? 
(IIT-JEE, 2013)