How to prepare for JEE Main 2020 in 1 month - Interview with Aakash Institute Expert
Satyendra Singh, 02 Dec 2019, #JEE Main
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How to prepare for JEE Main 2020 in 1 month - If you dream to pursue engineering from one of the IITs, NITs, then cracking JEE Main becomes mandatory for you. NTA will conduct JEE Main 2020 first attempt from January 6 to 11 and second attempt in April from April 3 to 9. While candidates count the remaining days, how to prepare for JEE Main 200 in 1 month is one of the crucial question. To excel in the national level engineering entrance exam, candidates must be equipped with certain skill to assure their success in JEE Main. To help students in curbing their anxiety, Careers360 interacted with Aakash Chaudhry, Director, Aakash Educational Services. During the interaction, Chaudhry shared some tips and tricks on how to prepare for JEE Main in last one month to help candidates score more in the most coveted engineering entrance exam.
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Here is the excerpts from the interview:

Careers360: Nearly one month is left for JEE Main 2020. What preparation plan and strategy do you suggest to the students to balance their Class XII board preparation along with JEE preparations?

Aakash: While JEE Main 2020 is the key to grab a seat in one of the top engineering colleges across India, securing good marks in board exams is equally important. The board result is a number that stays with you for whole life and whether you make it to a college of your choice or not, you need to have a good score in the board exams to be able to explore other lucrative career options. Moreover, the board exams have 40% weightage in deciding your rank for JEE Main 2020 result that would get you admitted into prestigious NITs.

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The daunting challenge of excelling in both the exams can sometimes de-motivate or even distract students. To overcome this problem, students have to internalize the fact that they have to be adept at multi-tasking. The troika of efficient time-management, carefully crafted strategy and judicious planning can help students immensely in their quest to breeze through both the exams. Besides this, they can go through the below-given tips to bolster their preparation and pass the exams with flying colors.

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  • Make a proper and fixed routine for the last one month. You should not keep waking up till late at night. Also, you must make it a practice to wake up early in morning, say at 6.00 am.
  • You must develop a habit of studying for six hours continuously with a break of 30 minutes after 3 hours. This routine should be preferably at 9.00 am to 3.30 pm.
  • To prepare simultaneously for board examination and JEE Main 2020, thoroughly practise from NCERT textbook and solve the exercises rigorously.
  • In the last 10-12 days after board exam, practise as many as multiple choice questions as you can.

Careers360: Do you think studying just the NCERT syllabus would be sufficient for a student to clear JEE Main and follow up on JEE Advanced? Please explain.

Aakash: Studying from NCERT is a must, but not sufficient for the exams. It contains good set of questions, but the theory described is brief. You must refer to one good textbook for problem practice as well as theory. NCERT exemplar is good for JEE Advanced but for JEE main, you must practice objective type questions.

Careers360: What books would you suggest to the JEE Aspirants for preparation in this final phase of preparation?

Aakash: By now, students should be thorough with NCERT books and exemplar along with rigorous practice through solving JEE Main 2020 sample papers of the last five years in order to get a gist of the pattern and complexity level of the entrance exam. Students should solve at least 15-20 sample papers before appearing in the entrance exam.

Other Reference Books:




  • NCERT textbook and exemplar

  • Previous year’s JEE objective type question (single option)


  • NCERT textbook and exemplar

  • Co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry- S L Lorney

  • Calculus – I.A, Maron

  • Algebra- Hall & Knight + Bernard- child

  • Previous year IIT-JEE question bank


  • NCERT text book and exemplar

  • Physical chemistry- P.Bahadur, N Awasthi, Atkins & RC Mukherjee

  • Organic chemistry- M.S.Chuahn, Jerry March I Linar

  • Inorganic chemistry- JD Lee

  • Previous year JEE question bank.

Careers360: What are the important topics for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that you think students must focus on to perform well in JEE Main 2020?

Aakash: Every portion of the syllabus is important, but, there are certain topics in every subject that form the basis of the entire subject and can serve your purpose of scoring well. These topics can be applied in all other chapters, and therefore, having a thorough understanding of them is important.

Physics: You should have a fair understanding of Kinematics and Dynamics, and it is essential to be able to build a strong problem-solving ability. Also, the Theory of Fields (Electromagnetism) is very important. But do not ignore Heat & thermodynamics, optics and modern Physics. They are easy and scoring also.

Chemistry: Physical Chemistry can fetch you good scores and hence, all the units under it must be done carefully. Students tend to neglect Inorganic Chemistry, but just a proper understanding of it can prove to be beneficial. General Organic Chemistry must be understood and memorized to score well in Organic Chemistry.

Mathematics: Calculus forms a base for almost every part of Mathematics. Other important and scoring topics are Determinants, Sequences, Permutation and Combination. The student must be able to relate the complex numbers with Coordinate Geometry and Vectors. Three Dimensional Geometry should be practiced to get that additional or compensating score.

Careers360: What changes in strategy should a student need to bring in preparation in the last one month? What importance does solving sample papers hold?

Aakash: One should not spend so much time learning a new concept or tackling very difficult topics at this stage. This is the time to improve your accuracy by attaining perfection in what you have already learned and understood.

Test and appraise yourself by solving JEE Main 2020 mock test/sample papers of JEE Main and gauge your performance. Identify the areas where you commit mistakes and work towards eliminating them.

Careers360: How should a candidate prepare himself/herself for the D-Day or the exam day, as a lot of students get nervous and lose concentration? What would you advise to ensure they feel confident and give their best shot during the exam?


  • Thoroughly read the questions and choices before attempting or finalizing your response.

  • You should not get stuck at one tough problem. If it seems difficult, move on to the next question and mark it to be done later on.

  • If you are not confident on the answer, do not go into unnecessary guesswork.

  • Remember if the test is tough for a well-prepared student, then it is tough for all. It means that the cutoff will also go low, so do not panic. Also, if the test is easy then it is easy for all and cutoff will go high. Just focus on committing any unnecessary silly mistakes.

  • Sleep for 8-10 hours before the exam day.

  • Do not over-study or revise for long hours before the exam.

  • Breathe well and meditate a little before the exam starts. This will relax your mind.

  • Eat well (neither too much nor less) on the day of the exam.

Careers360: Any other message you would like to share with the JEE 2020 aspirants?

Aakash: The JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams test the knowledge as well as temperament. So it is important to have a strategy for tackling them. If you have patience and can handle the pressure, you are bound to perform well. Go ahead and come out with flying colors. Best of Luck!

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Difference between jee ame and ame cet exams?

Indrajit Gupta 10th Dec, 2019

Hello Akankhaya,

JEE Ame:-

•JEE ame is a Scholarship Examination to get admission in Aeronautical & Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Govt. Approved Institute in india.

•It has only one paper. Paper conducted both hindi and english language.

•A candidate must be less than 25 in age.

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•AME CET is the national level common entrance exam for admission in Aircraft Engineering Courses in approved institutions in India.

•Paper conducted both hindi and english language.

•A candidate must be between 16 years to 28 years old.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes!!


College options after getting good percentage in Boards in PCM stream without giving JEE?

Drut 10th Dec, 2019
Hi krishnam
There are many colleges which have there own entrance exams if you don't want to give JEE and some colleges which accept 12th percentage as admission criteria.
  • First of all there is BITS pilani with its own entrance exam by the name of BITSAT, they don't ask for JEE. All its branches provide admission on the basis of BITSAT only.
  • Then there is VIT vellore with its own entrance exam by the name of VITEEE, they don't ask for JEE. All its branches provide admission on the basis of VITEEE only.
  • One of my favorites is THAPAR UNIVERSITY PATIALA whose online counselling takes place on the basis of JEE but also opened offline counselling this year for those who didn't gave JEE. They accept 12th percentage in offline counselling.
  • Other private colleges such as AMITY, MANIPAL etc are there which are good and would accept 12th percentage.

is jee main exam 2020 is cancelled ?

Indrajit Gupta 10th Dec, 2019

Hello archil,

No, JEE mains exam 2020 is not cancel. The  Application Form for JEE Mains 2020 starts from 7 February 2020 to 7 March 2020.

For further details, kindly check below mentioned link:-

If you have any doubt about query, please feel free to ask.

I hope this helpful for you.

All the best!!


what is EWS system for JEE and how can i approach for it ? i forgot to apply it in jee mains ..can i use it in jee advance ? also i belongs to OBC which will be better for me for good colleges ..EWS or OBC certificate ?

prem meghani 9th Dec, 2019
Dear Aspirant

Ews is category which stands for Economically weaker section and you have to issue the ews certificate and the eligiblity is you have to in general category and your family annual income is less than 8 lakh ,then you will fall under this category.This category is applied in Jee and you can get benefit of this at time of counselling and the cutoff for this category is lower than general category as trend from last year.the cutoff was around 78 percentile last year.

All the very best

what should I do after +2 pcm?

prem meghani 9th Dec, 2019
Dear Aspirant,

You have many option after 12 th .It totally depends on you In which field you are interested.
You have option of defence also and you can also go with engineering.If you want to do Engineering then you have to attempt Jee main and Jee advanced exam and you can get admitted in top nit and iit.You can also give open exams of air Force and navy .You can also join merchant Navy and their are many other options on which you can move.

All the very best
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