The first phase of JEE session is now over with the NTA conducting the exam on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 January and declaring the results on January 19, 2019. All aspirants now are aware of their percentile and can roughly estimate where they stand in terms of their All India Rank. This year also brought something new — students are fortunate enough to have two chances to attempt JEE Main. So, it is important that they make the best use of this opportunity.
Below is Gradeup’s question analysis of the JEE Main January exam, which would help you understand the difficulty level of the paper.
According to individual experiences in January 2019, candidates must now prepare new strategies to score better in the JEE April exam. This means analysing the January paper and understanding where you scored well and where you did not.
With this learning, students will get a better idea about which topics to focus on more.
Study these topics having a clear-cut strategy in mind. There are about 70 days left for your JEE Main April exam, so time is limited and crucial.
Plan these 70 days with utmost sincerity, and make sure you make the most of this time.
Tips to prepare for JEE in the next 70 days
1. Prepare a time table for the remaining 70 days before April JEE Main paper. This must include a regular testing system.
2. The timetable should include all chapters of each subject. If a topic is difficult, do not ignore it. Revise the fundamentals of each chapter.
3. Thoroughly revise the NCERT textbook because as observed in the January session, some questions were asked directly from NCERT.
4. Practice previous years’ papers and try to solve chapter-wise papers of IIT JEE. While doing this, try to observe how the same concepts are asked in different ways.
5. If you are weak in a particular topic, do not leave it out. Go through its fundamental concepts and formulae. This will enable you to solve some problems from these topics, if not all.
Tips to prepare Physics for JEE Main
Students currently in class 12 should cover the entire syllabus of classes 11 and 12 from a conceptual textbook like Concepts of Physics by HC Verma.
For class 12 syllabus, you must focus entirely on NCERTs and previous years’ papers. Students must write the derivations again and again to memorise them.
Tips to prepare Chemistry for JEE Main
Students currently in class 12 should make short notes of class 11 chapters from both the books of NCERT. Use the remaining days of January and the first week of February to do this.
From the second week onwards, start preparing for your board exams and give more emphasis on a numerical solving approach. This will help you both in JEE Main and the board exams.
For students who have already passed class 12, reading these topics from NCERT books are a must:
- Environmental Chemistry
- Oxidising and Reducing Agents of Organic Chemistry
- Ionic Equilibrium
- Salt Analysis
- Coordination Compounds
Tips to prepare Mathematics for JEE Main
While maintaining a balance between boards and JEE Mains, you need to start by completing your board exam preparation. To do that, you can solve last 10 years’ board papers and write a full-length paper once a week.
Further on, you need to divide your time into 50-50 for JEE and boards. Both board exams and JEE have a specific pattern of questions.
Around 7-10 questions in JEE are from NCERT and include these topics: Probability, Vector 3D, ITF, Continuity and Differentiability, Area Under Curve. Therefore, you can prioritise these chapters with maximum weightage in JEE Main, while revising for the boards.
On an average 20-25% questions are from previous years’ papers making practice very essential. Attempt two mock tests every week before you finally appear for JEE. These mocks tests would clear your concept and also aid in identifying your strengths and weaknesses.
For completing the entire syllabus in a comprehensive manner, Gradeup has launched Rankup JEE: A 70-Day Score Booster Course for JEE Main April’19. It is designed by expert faculty from Kota and Delhi who have mentored 100+ double-digit JEE rankers.
In this course, all 78 chapters of JEE Main are covered with a detailed study plan through Live Classes, Mind Maps, Exercises and Doubt Discussions. It helps you get exam ready with mock tests, discussions and their live analysis.
In the end, your hard work and persistence will pay. Keep revising all subjects and don’t get stuck or spend too much time on one particular topic. Your focus should be on maximising your score and ranking higher than the January JEE Main exam!