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How to Crack JEE Main: Tips from Experts and Toppers – “Be comfortable with the subjects. Enjoy learning and enjoy the preparation time you spend. Be passionate about your goal as you can drive yourself to achieve them only if you like them” - Bhogi Suraj Krishna who secured AIR 1 in JEE Main 2018 rightly sums up the positive preparation strategy that students should possess to do well in the examination. While a lot of questions on how to crack JEE Main is asked, who are actually the correct people to give their views? Therefore, Careers360 presents “How to Crack JEE Main: Tips from Experts and Toppers” to give you a proper guidance for the upcoming examination. By following the given tips, you can aim to prepare well and secure high scores in JEE Main. Read the full article on How to Crack JEE Main: Tips from Experts and Toppers to know more.Latest: JEE Main April 2019 Correction Window and EWS Registration open now
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JEE Main 2019 will be conducted twice in online mode by NTA. The examination for Paper 1 and 2 for the second attempt will be held from April 7 to 20, 2019. The application form of JEE Main 2019 for April session is released on February 8, 2019.
Expert Views on JEE Main 2019
Since JEE Main 2019 is going to be conducted twice – in January and April, the experts do consider this as a blessing for the candidates, since they can attempt one and then work on their mistakes and attempt the second one too.
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R.L Trikha of FIITJEE sums it up as; “It is a boon in disguise for an aspiring engineer. Students get two chances to appear in the examination with the best score considered. He/she gets three months more after appearing first time in January, for removal of weaknesses and consolidating preparation along with the board. There is no extra coaching involved since coaching covers up to the second attempt in April”.
Steps to Crack JEE Main
During preparation for an examination, it is important to note down the steps which can help you crack down the exam. The following points have been recommended by JEE Main experts and previous toppers.
However, there is one thing that must be understood – a common plan sometimes does not match all. Brajesh Maheshwari, Director of Allen Career Institute explains; “There cannot be any “one size fits all” approach when it comes to studying. The best method to study is to make a study schedule on the basis of one’s SWOT analysis, i.e. analysis of one’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to determine how much time to be allotted to each subject topic wise”.
Prepare a Strategy
The first task to be completed for JEE Main preparation is to build a strategy. Since the examination is being held twice, you need to adjust accordingly since there is not much time for the January examination. Nitin Vijay of Motion Education emphasizes this point; “No matter what study preference you have, be it coaching, online learning or self-study, in any case, the amount of daily effort you put in needs to be ramped up by about 20% - 30%, which will ensure that you fast-track your progress and finish the curriculum on time”.
Another preparation strategy which can be used is a simultaneous preparation of JEE Main and 12th board examination. Sharing the same sentiment, R. L Trikha, Director of FIITJEE says “Since students are already in Class XII, hence their board and JEE Main preparation of topics of Class XII must be done simultaneously”.
Talking about his preparation, Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3 JEE Main 2018) says. “It was slightly difficult to manage preparation for both the board exams and JEE Main. However, my main aim was to crack the JEE Main exam. Since the syllabus for JEE Main and board exam is more or less the same, I mainly studied for JEE Main 2018. At the same time, I did not completely neglect the preparation for my boards”.
Schedule your Study Time
It is important for you to schedule your study period according to your own preference. By correctly preparing a timetable, you will be able to divide your time according to the subjects you are weak at and for which you need more time as compared to the rest. According to R.L Trikha, “Timetable should be planned in such a way that each week 30% of time should be utilized in the revision and preparation of Class XI and JEE Main syllabus progressively. All three subjects should be prepared with almost the same time and attention devoted to each of them. Short to the point notes and formulas and concepts at a glance should be used for quick revision just before the first attempt in January and second attempt in April. At regular intervals, mock tests should be taken to assess the preparation, strengthen weak topics and to increase speed and accuracy”.
Speaking of providing subjects at the same time, Pawan Goyal (AIR 6 JEE Main 2018) reminisces “I regularly studied for at least 5 to 6 hours each day. I would study whatever I felt like keeping in mind that I had to cover all three subjects – Physics, Maths and Chemistry. You see you have to maintain a balance between all three and do well in all”.
Uma Shankar, National Coordinator of Sri Chaitanya has prepared a short time-table for all JEE Main aspirants which has to be followed for good results.
Maths at least two hours
Physics at least two hours
Chemistry at least 2.30 Hours
At least one topic wise/ Chapter wise test
Cumulative test on above-covered topics as just similar to JEE Main
Expose to as many as possible number of Grand Tests in Maths, Physics and chemistry like Jee Main final test
Expose to as many as possible number of Grand Tests In Maths, Physics and Chemistry like JEE Main final test
Attempt Mock Tests Regularly
One of the most useful preparation strategies is perhaps, attempting mock tests of JEE Main. Through the mock tests, you will be able to understand the exam pattern of JEE Main and test out whatever you have studied and been preparing. Time management can also be practised through the mock tests. Since the JEE Main exams are going to be held in online mode, candidates who are not familiar with the computer-based examination can practice. Registrations for Mock test centres be set up by NTA for all interested applicants are now open.
Parth Satish Laturia (AIR 3 JEE Main 2018) emphasizes the importance of the mock test. “I used to solve the JEE Main sample papers regularly. This helped me identify my weak and strong areas. I then tried to remedy my weak areas while building up my strong points. I also used to regularly attempt JEE Main mock tests”.
“Mock Tests, play an impeccable role in improving your knowledge, speed and accuracy. Start preparation of the same from August onwards. Take an initial mock test, and get the performance analysis to understand your strong and weak areas, your accuracy rate, level of attempts, no of questions attempted. Now if your weak areas lie in the topics from which more number of questions is asked, you will have to spend more time on that to strengthen on those topics. It is suggested to practice 2 mock test every month and 10-15 mock tests two months prior to the exam” - Nitin Vijay, Motion Education Pvt. Ltd.
Be Clear and Clarify your Concepts
“One should never give up till one is clear about the concepts” - Bhogi Suraj Krishna (AIR 1 JEE Main 2018)
It is important to be clear about all of the concepts involved in the syllabus of JEE Main. Having a clear-cut concept means that you have clarity about whatever you have studied which will ensure good performance during the examination. It is advised to take help whenever you are unsure about any chapter or concept so that no problems arise in the future. “Make sure to get clarity and confidence in concepts. Don’t hesitate to clarify your doubts immediately with help of your lecturer when needed” - Uma Shankar, National Coordinator of Sri Chaitanya.
Important Topics for JEE Main by Experts and Toppers
Laws of motion
Work power and energy
Thermal properties of matter
E.M.I and A.C
Heat and Thermodynamics
Waves and Sound
General Organic Chemistry
Practical inorganic chemistry
Matrices, Determinants and Linear Equations
Sequences and series
Sets and relations
Three Dimensional Geometry
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability
Maxima, Minima, Monotonicity and Mean Value Theorems
Indefinite, Definite integrations
Areas, Differential Equations
Heights and Distances
P&C or Probability
Application of Derivatives
Important Books for JEE Main by Experts and Toppers
Problems in General Physics
Advanced Level Physics
Nelkon and Parke
Physics Part-I &II
Resnick and Halliday
Sears and Zemansky
Concepts of Physics
Concept of Competition Physics
Hall and Knight
Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics
T.M.H Volume 1 and 2
S.L. Loney part-I
Calculus in one variable
Statistics and Probability
Bruce H.Mahan (Addison-Wesley)
Elements of Physical Chemistry
Pauling L. Freeman (Vakils)
C.N.R. Rao (Ed.) (Macmilan)
Morrison and Boyd
Morrsion and Boyd
For more detailed list of important topics and books of JEE Main – Click here
Quick Tips to Crack JEE Main by R. L Trikha, FIITJEE
Having familiarity with the pattern of exam will make it easier to crack.
Time Management is crucial to score more marks in JEE Main.
Learning one’s strength and weaknesses and improving upon them will help secure a better rank in JEE Main.
Aspirants must practice mock tests in online modes to develop self-confidence.
Maximum number of problems should be solved in order to develop a sound confidence level.
Proper training for online mode of answering the exam is important
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