Tips To Crack JEE Main: Guessing Your Way To The NIT’s and IIT’s

The JEE Main 2021 April and May Session have been deferred due to a rise in the COVID-19 cases in India. The National Testing Agency is expected to announce the release of the new exam dates. But if the dates are uncertain now, one thing is sure about this exam, i.e., the difficulty level. Cracking JEE Main is not an easy task. It requires months or even years of hard work and dedication. Many aspirants start their preparation a year or two in advance, while many crack the exam in just a month or two of preparation. Time is crucial for preparing for JEE Main, and this article lays down essential strategies, reference books, and last-minute tips to crack the exam.

JEE Main Preparation Tips

  1. Refer to the right books – The aspirants are advised to source the right books instead of accumulating many unverified books, which leads to incurring unwanted expenses as well as not contributing as reference material. Candidates are advised to refer to NCERT books and several other books to gain proper knowledge and comprehend concepts.
Maths XI & XII by NCERT  Organic Chemistry by Morrison & BoydFundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. MaronNumerical Chemistry by P. BahadurConcepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma
Higher Algebra by Hall & KnightInorganic Chemistry by J.D. LeeProblems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
Trigonometry by S. L. LoneyOrganic Chemistry by Paula Bruice YurkanisPhysics by D.C. Pandey
Coordinate Geometry by S. L. LoneyModern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. MukherjeeComplete Physics for JEE Main 2021 by N.K. Bajaj
  • Learn Time Management- One of the essential JEE Main 2021 preparation tips includes learning the art of time management. Candidates are advised to carve out an everyday timetable and adhere to it precisely. The timetable must be able to cover the complete syllabus within a stipulated time.

They must lay down a certain time limit on when they expect to finish which subject/topics. This can be done in an organized way by assigning more time to the topics a candidate finds difficult to comprehend than the topics they find relatively easy.

Before going forward with a new topic, the candidate must thoroughly revise the   earlier topics along with solving their doubts if any.

  • Make a thorough examination of the syllabus – Candidates must be well acquainted with their syllabus. They should precisely be aware of the prominent topics from which questions will be asked. This will further assist them in being able to divide their time accurately. Thus, the students will be able to assign adequate time to topics that are given more weightage in the examination. Along with the syllabus, they should also be aware of the examination pattern.
  • Understanding the JEE Main Exam Pattern – One of the most critical tasks prior to strategizing and drafting one’s timetable is familiarizing oneself with the JEE Main exam pattern. Look through the exam pattern, strategize accordingly (which sections to attempt more questions, how much time to spend on each section, etc.) in order to achieve their preconceived goal.
  • Solve JEE Main Question Papers – Like it is important to acquaint oneself with the examination pattern and syllabus, it is equally vital to make yourself familiar with the question paper. This can be done by going through and solving the past years of JEE Main as well as the sample papers. This will enable the candidates to know the type of questions, number of questions, topics from which most numbers of questions come, time limit, marking scheme, etc.
  • Attempt Mock Tests on a daily basis – In addition to solving the past year’s question papers and sample papers, the candidates must take mocks on a daily basis post-completion of the syllabus to get an insight into the real-life exam environment. It will further help you to assess your strengths and weaknesses, wherein you have to work more coupled with enhancing your exam writing and time management abilities.
  • JEE Main Important Topics (Weightage according to previous years’) –

Knowing the weightage given on various topics of different subjects in the JEE Main will help the candidates prepare their study plan accordingly keeping the same in mind.

Mechanics – 30%Algebra – 27%Physical Chemistry – 40%
Electrostatics and Current Electricity – 17%Calculus – 27%Organic Chemistry – 30%
Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction – 13%Coordinate Geometry – 17%Inorganic Chemistry – 30%
Modern Physics – 10%Set and Relations, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics – 13%
Semiconductor Devices, Electromagnetic Waves and Principles of Communication – 13%Vector/3-D Geometry – 10%
Simple Harmonic motion, Waves and Elasticity – 7%Trigonometry – 6%
Optics and Waves – 3%

Subject Wise Preparation Tips for JEE Main

  1. Physics – Physics is mostly an analytical subject that demands a thorough understanding of the topics incorporated in the syllabus. It requires the candidates to apply the theories and concepts learned in the real world and solve different numerical problems.

The candidates should aim at achieving a clear understanding of the topics instead of trying to learn or mug up the same. This is especially important as questions in the examination will mostly be concept-based along with numerical.

  • Mathematics – Mathematics is an exhaustive subject requiring both problems solving and the candidates’ theoretical abilities. One needs to excel at both to be able to attempt all the questions satisfactorily. Candidates must proceed stepwise; to understand the theory first and then applying the same to solving various problems. The way to grasp mathematical concepts and develop fluency is by practicing daily.
  • Chemistry – Chemistry is comparatively more straightforward and requires less understanding of the other two subjects mentioned above. It comprises a large number of reactions, equations, and mechanisms.

The candidate must get updated with all the different names, diagrams, chemical terms, and symbols at the end of their preparation. The same can be referred to from the NCERT books.

JEE Main General Preparation Tips for Class 12 students

Candidates appearing for both JEE Main as well as Class XII board examinations as they have a tough time ahead of them. Mentioned below are a few preparation tips that will help in both the examinations.

  1. Locate the common topics in both the Class XII boards syllabus and JEE Main – Being able to figure out the common topics will enable the students to know which topics to emphasize.
  2. Prepare short notes/flashcards – Making quick notes in the form of a journal/sticky notes or flashcards is a fundamental component of JEE Main preparation. The primary purpose behind making short notes or flashcards is to help the students save time as the examination day approaches.

They can quickly go through the same to revise formulas, names, reactions, and other essential details. A few days before the examination, the students cannot revise or go through the entire chapters/books.

Then these short notes and flashcards will be handy as with the help of these; they can quickly revise the salient aspects of the chapters/topics and recall other principal details.

  • Revision – Revision is by far the key to success for both examinations. The thorough revision will enable the candidates to perform better in the test and boost their confidence. While revising, the candidates might get alerts as to which topics take longer for them to revise, is difficult to recall, thus allowing them to allocate more time to that.

Thus, we are sure that we have been able to guess your way to get admission into the top IITs or NITs in the country. With the official dates of the remaining sessions yet to be announced, students must not lose focus from their final preparation and must take care of their health.

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