While you have set your mind to enter into one of the premier institutions like the IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, you would be looking for tips and tricks which can help your preparation turn quite productive. If you wish your preparation should bring your the desired outcome, then strategically focusing on some areas would help. While preparing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), you should first start by building a strong and solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge, says Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services Pvt. Ltd. Careers360 brings to you more tips from the expert on how to prepare for JEE 2017.
- Identify and improve on your weak areas
- Get a personalized improvement plan & track your progress
- Get a list of probable colleges based on current preparation level
For JEE 2017, first a student needs to clear the JEE Main exam with good score. For admission year 2017-18, as many as 2,20,000 top rankers of JEE Main would be eligible to take JEE Advanced for IIT admissions.
Ideally, the preparations should begin from class XI onwards and apart from mastering all the comprehensive skills, it is equally important to increase your accuracy and gain speed in order to make the cut in the top list.
A student can do well in JEE Main exam, if he/she has a thorough grasp of the concepts. However, for JEE Advanced, comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability skills are required as well to solve problems. Students should give ample importance to three subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics - and get all the fundamentals right in class XI and XII itself.
Preparation strategies for JEE
Every year, lakhs of students appear for JEE and aspire to get into one of the premiere institutes of the country, however, not everyone is able to secure a seat in the country’s top institutes. Reasons could be many. But your chances of cracking the coveted engineering entrance exam would go high if you have a plan in place as per the time. To raise the probability of cracking JEE, here you go with some of the exam strategies you can adopt to attain success in the test.
1. Start early
A student keen to appear for JEE exam, should start early preparation, preferably from Class XI onwards. Right from the beginning, a student should put in adequate efforts to prepare for the exam. Apart from an early start, the basics and fundamentals should be strong enough to crack an easy or a difficult question.
2. Know about the exam
Before one starts the preparation for the entrance test, it is essential to understand the format of the exam, type of questions that appear in the question paper, level of difficulty, marking pattern, eligibility, syllabus etc. This will help the aspirants to have a focused approach towards the exam.
3. Practise sample papers and learn time management
The time duration for the exam is three hours and with multiple choice questions and negative marking, managing time and speed is very important, which will come over time and with practice. To better your speed in terms of giving your best shot within the limited time of 3 hours, practise more and more sample papers or previous years question papers to have a grip on the type of questions that come in the actual exam. Practising the sample/model papers will enable students to be more quick in solving the questions/problems for the entrance test. This will further help in managing your time efficiently while you attempt your question paper.
4. Track your progress
You need to periodically solve mock test papers and monitor your progress. Doing this exercise will help you identify your weak areas. It’s crucial that once you have been able to identify your weak areas, you must invest more time and give more focus on your weak areas. Tracking your progress will help you evolve as a better and refined competitor for the entrance test. Simultaneously, you must also concentrate on improving your speed and accuracy.
5. Revise thoroughly and take breaks
Do not get complacent with your mock test results. Revise thoroughly and take short breaks at regular intervals, re-energize yourself and start again. Revision for the national level engineering entrance exam should not be chapter-wise, rather it should be concept-wise. At times, such questions are asked in the test in which multiple concepts are interlinked. If students revise concept-wise, then chances of inadvertently missing out on anything are very less. The concept-wise preparation will automatically result in candidates’ quality of attempts.
6. Relax and Meditate
While it would be a rigorous exercise to have some dedicated hours of preparation for the entrance exam, you must engage in some recreational activities which would act as stress-busters for you. Meditation, yoga, or any other form of relaxation technique as it suits you would be helpful. Such techniques have a stress relieving effect and also help you have a higher degree of concentration.
7. You may join coaching classes for expert guidance
Some of the aspiring students might be brilliant in studies, however, due to lack of proper guidance and expert suggestions, they might end up far behind their desired score/marks in the test. With cut throat competition, enrolling for a coaching class can help a student gain the desired guidance and master tricks to crack the competitive exam. However, before joining a coaching class, students must analyze several factors like whether an institute provides the right environment, adequate training, the right faculty etc to crack the exam or not.
Apart from the aforesaid 7 preparation tips, students aspiring for JEE must pay attention to details and spend a good amount of time on the following important topics.
Important topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for JEE preparation
Aspiring candidates of JEE must thoroughly prepare the following topics from all the 3 subjects, as these are quite important from the exam point of view.
Physics Important Topics
Dimensional Analysis, Gravitation & Electrostatics, Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Electromagnetic Induction, Waves & Sound, Geometrical Optics, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics.
Mathematics Important Topics
Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles and Family of Circles, Sequence and Series, Probability, vectors, Quadratic equations and expressions, Complex numbers, Matrices, Parabola, Hyperbola in coordinate geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of derivatives and Definite integral in calculus.
Chemistry Important Topics
Mole concept & the concept of equivalents, Redox reactions, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics and Chemical equilibrium in physical chemistry. Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives in organic chemistry and Coordination chemistry, Chemical bonding and Qualitative analysis in inorganic chemistry complete as a topic.
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