How to Crack JEE Main without Coaching?
Samiksha Jain, 14 Nov 2019, #JEE Main
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How to Crack JEE Main Without Coaching – JEE Main 2020 January attempt will be held from January 6 to 11, 2020. Candidates preparing for the entrance exam must have pulled up their socks. These students must be juggling between various, notes, books and importantly trying to answer how to crack JEE Main 2020 without coaching. This statement, if you look closely, is nothing but a poor reflection of the state of affairs of Indian education. Students today in top schools in cities like Delhi and Mumbai are tied to coaching for fear of missing out. They think they can't crack the exam, whether it is JEE Main or any other entrance exam without coaching and therefore every other student end up taking coaching classes. The consequence is we have a mushrooming of coaching institutes all across the country, with many students blindly following them like the Pied Piper of Hamelin. All these raise some genuine questions – is it prudent to fly solo without the wings of a coaching institute to do well in JEE Main? Can a candidate compete with coaching-aided candidates on an equal footing? Also, how to crack JEE Main without coaching.

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Taking Coaching is Not the Only Solution

On the day of JEE Main result, students wait long before the toppers rattle off names of coaching institutes that helped them strike gold. But for someone looking to crack JEE Main without coaching, it doesn’t have the same pull as the success stories of students who have cracked JEE Main without coaching. Luckily, success stories of candidates who have cracked JEE Main without coaching, though few and far between, do exist. And these outliers can be your inspiration if you too want to qualify JEE Main without coaching.

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That is why we at Careers360 have focused on candidates who have managed to crack JEE Main without coaching and shared success tips here. We have also sprinkled our own tips throughout so that you have all the tricks in the book as to how to crack JEE Main without coaching.

Success Mantra to Crack JEE Main 2020 Without Coaching

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Pay attention in class: The first rule of thumb that candidates have to follow unfailingly to succeed in JEE Main 2020 without coaching is to pay attention to lectures at school. By paying attention, the candidate not only creates a conducive learning environment for himself but also opens the doors to clear doubts by asking questions. It will be an added bonus if the candidate is also sharp in his analysis. Also, even when you are discussing a problem or concept with friends, keep an open mind. For you never know, they may sometimes have the simplest solution to the most daunting looking problem. If it happens, you will have one problem less!

Make self-study a mantra: At times we become so accustomed to hand-holding that we don’t even realize what we are too capable of creating our own history. Yes, don't rely on anyone. Make your own study plan which suits you the best and follows it religiously.

Before stepping into the ring, learn about your opponent: The syllabus and exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 provide useful insights into the exam that can be incorporated in the preparation strategy to make it more effective. For example, the JEE Main 2020 syllabus includes a number of additional topics not included in the syllabus of most Class 12 board and equivalent exams; that is not all as questioned asked in the exam are of more advanced nature and concept-oriented. Using these insights, you can draw up an actionable study plan that will help you crack JEE Main 2020 without coaching.

If Stuck Somewhere, Seek Help From Fellow Mates: You can’t afford to be shy to seek help with if you are in doubt. If you aren’t able to understand a concept or problem, approach the person who you think might be able to help you. The person can be a teacher, a relative or a friend. If the person is a teacher, approach him after class, discuss the problem with him. The point is you have to figure out the go-to persons early on in your preparation, and they have to be dependable. Yes, it is difficult to find such people, but no way impossible. All you need is the determination to learn, come what may.

Internet Is An Oyster of Information, Jump Into It: If you are afraid that you may be handicapped without coaching, you need to be only be reminded of the Internet, which has answers to all your questions and more. The only thing you need to do is learn how to use this mammoth information, Goliath. On the platform, you will practically find all concepts explained by foreign writers to our desi versions. Then there are also forums, where you can bond with like-minded people and get all the advice you need – books you need to buy for JEE Main preparation and why. What is more, you can download question banks and sample papers for JEE Main on the Internet, which have become such a crucial element of the preparation package, all for free.

Don’t Give Up Come What May: If you want to crack JEE Main without coaching, you must have one trait in great measure – perseverance. During your preparation, you may face many ups and downs, go through extended troughs, and the trick in such situations is to keep the spirit going and confidence up.

Don’t Skip Study: Regular study will ensure that you are never out of touch with your JEE Main 2020 preparation. This in turn will increase efficiency as you won’t have to brush up what you have read earlier. Another benefit of regular study is you will not lose your goal. Make it a point that at the end of the day, you take stock of the day’s progress and the pain points. The next time you sit to review your study plan, incorporate these points.

Prepare Notes While Studying: Notes have multiple benefits. For one, once you start making it a habit of taking notes, you will become more engaged in your studies. Second, with the passage of time your notes will become better, to a point that they can act as stand-alone books. This will make revision easier and fun, as you don’t have to read pages of texts to memorize or understand a few concepts, for example. Also, considering they are much lighter than most books, you can carry them along, and don’t have to miss out on your daily study or revision.

Solve Previous year's Sample/Question Papers: If you really want to crack JEE Main without coaching, you can’t afford to ignore this point. It is because it is by solving sample papers that you will be able to estimate how much you have read you are able to retain. Also, sample papers contain similar type of questions to the ones that are asked in the entrance exam. So, solving them is a great way to get oneself ready before the real thing, that is JEE Main 2020. If you get stuck when you are solving a problem, check where the problem lies and plug the gap. If you set a timer when you solve a sample paper, you may also develop your time management skills. Remember, the more sample papers you solve, the more confidence you carry to the exam hall. Also, considering you may have come across many tricky situations when solving the sample papers, if a similar type of tricky situation crops up at the exam hall, you are less likely to go on a panic mode.

Finally a word of caution,

Don’t Take Yourself or Exam Too Seriously: Nothing can puncture a student’s dream of cracking JEE Main without coaching than the weight of expectation. It is because once you start having lofty expectations, you start looking too far ahead and don’t stay in the present and do what is to be done. That is not all as over-thinking can lead to anxiety, which in turn can create a cycle of health issues – sleep disorders and others. To avoid such a fate, you must stay in the present and not get bogged down by expectations. Go for a jog in the morning, take timely breaks, eat healthy, go to bed on time, watch a light comedy and spend time with family. It will relax your nerves and you will feel much better.

Follow the tricks given here, and you should be able to crack JEE Main without coaching.

Best of luck!!

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Hi there Rajan!

Hope you are having a nice day!

I would like to inform you that the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 - National Testing Agency has announced new changes in the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. The detailed exam pattern of JEE Main with number and type of questions have also been announced by NTA in the official information brochure. JEE Main 2020 comprises of 2 papers; Paper 1 for engineering aspirants and Paper 2 for students seeking admissions in architecture and planning courses. According to the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern, Paper 1 will comprise of multiple choice questions and numerical questions whereas Paper 2 is now separate for B.Arch and B.Plan aspirants. JEE main exam pattern for B.Arch will comprise of objective questions for both Mathematics and Aptitude, numerical questions for Mathematics and questions for the drawing section. As per the JEE Main exam pattern 2020 for B.Plan, questions will be asked from Mathematics and aptitude and there will be an extra section on Planning with multiple choice questions on the same. Paper 1 of JEE Main exam will have 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section will be given equal weightage with 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions and total marks for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be 300. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 candidates can get an idea about the nature of exam, weightage given to each section, duration of the exam and other important aspects of the national level entrance test. Go through the complete article to get detailed information on JEE Main exam pattern 2020. And for more syllabus part I am giving you a link below:-

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Can I skip my B.Plan. paper which is scheduled one day prior to my JEE Mains B.Tech paper? Will that affect my JEE Mains B.Tech. result?

sumit ranjan 7th Dec, 2019
Hi there hope you are doing great. Yes you can you skip the examination which is schedule one day before the BTech examination. It will not affect your leave means result so don't worry and focus on your JEE mains examination. Hope this will help you. Good luck.

is arihant mathematics is useful for jee main?

sumit ranjan 7th Dec, 2019
Hi there hope you are doing good yes Arihant mathematics is useful JEE mains 2020. Sincerely follow Arihant mathematics and you will achieve 2020 good marks in JEE mains. In the last moment you must solve the previous year questions. Hope this will help you good luck

i have registered for jee main 2020 January attempt i got exam date and centre but i will not be able to attend my jee main Jan paper so can i try for jee main april attempt2020 ?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019
Hello Anagha

  • There's no problem if you had applied for jee mains January session and you are not going to appear for it, you can still apply for the april session and attend the jee mains april session.

  • As it is totally upon the will of the students that whether they want to appear in both January and april session of Jee mains or not , so , one is free to appear in either jee mains January session or jee mains april session or even both.

  • And in case if one appears in both the January and april session then the best score out of the two is considered for admission.

So , just relax , there's no meed to worry and prepare well for jee mains april session if you are not going to appear in January session .


easy chapter for jee mains in physics

Rishi Garg 7th Dec, 2019

Here is the list of some easy chapters of Physics:


Geometrical Optics (Some Basics)

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Heat Transfer

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