JEE Main Preparation Tips for Maths
Surbhi Mehtani, 07 Jul 2018, #JEE Main
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JEE Main Preparation Tips for Maths - “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”, as rightly said by Bobby Unser and sensed by JEE Main aspirants. If you are a JEE Main aspirant, your opportunity to succeed is not far away, all you need is the right preparation for it. Mathematics is the most scoring of all the three subjects being asked in the JEE Main 2019 exam. It is a subject that is based on calculations and formulae. However, there is a properly prescribed syllabus for JEE Main Maths which is vast even if it is mostly similar to Class XII syllabus. With the help of JEE Main 2019 preparation tips for maths, it would be easier for you to prepare well. Preparation tips for Maths for JEE Main 2019 will help you to have a clear idea of what are the must-read topics, important books to refer and much more. A word of caution here would be that all topics are important for JEE Main. The topics presented here are indicative as per the thorough analysis was done by our experts. Read the full article on JEE Main 2019 preparation tips for Maths in the order to know the weightage of the exam based on expert opinion, topper experiences, and past analysis.

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Be an early bird!

  • Start the preparation as early as possible.

  • This will save you from the last moment panic and this will also earn you some extra time for your revision and more practice.

  • Early preparation will help you complete your board syllabus, much before time.

  • This again will save you from unnecessary pressure, and, the pressure during preparation is not a good thing to carry.

Become your own Manager!

  • You have to show your skills in managing your board exams along with your preparation for JEE Main 2019. You can’t compromise with either one of them.

  • Manage your books, schedule and time such that you get the best out of it all with a seat at the IITs or the NITs.

Plan your every day!

  • Make a schedule. Set fixed hours for every activity of your daily schedule. Try to stick to it even if some days it doesn’t work out.

  • Choose the right books to study. This is a savior if you don’t want to burden your head with lots of study material.

Start with NCERT

  • Experts say the best books to start with preparation are the NCERT books not only for maths but for all the three subjects as they are the basic books that cover your Class XII syllabus and form the foundation for the JEE Main Syllabus.

  • All the important topics covered in NCERT books are in easy and understandable language.

... Then build your basics with Other

  • While NCERT set the basis for important concepts and chapters, there are other books that should be referred for deeper, detailed and better understanding of the concepts.

  • Below is the list of some books that are suggested by experts and should be referred while following JEE Main Preparation Tips for Maths

Books to refer for JEE Main

S.no

Name of the book

Author/Publisher

1

Class XI & XII

NCERT

1

Class XI & XII

R.D. Sharma

2

Trigonometry; 103 Trigonometry Problems by Titu Andreescu & Zuming Feng

S.L.Loney, Titu Andreescu & Zuming Feng

3

Co-ordinate Geometry

S.L.Loney

4

Higher Algebra

Hall Knight+ Bernard-child

5

Problems in Calculus of One Variable Algebra

I.A.Maron

6

Algebra

Arihant

7

Differential Calculus

Arihant

8

Integral Calculus

Arihant

9

Complete Mathematics for JEE Main

Tata McGrawHill (TMH)

10

New Pattern Mathematics for JEE Main/Advanced

Arihant Publications

11

Previous year-IIT-JEE- question bank

 

Let the Expert Speak!

It is always advisable to follow what the experts’ say as their years of expertise in their field will guide you way better than anyone could.

 

Maths Topics to Study for JEE Main

S.no

Name of the topics

1

Conic Section

2

Probability

3

Definite Integration

4

Vector & 3D Geometry

5

Permutations & Combinations

6

Quadratic Equation

7

Differential Equation

8

Complex Numbers

9

Calculus; Definite Integral in Calculus

10

Sequencesengineers

11

Determinants

12

Coordinate Geometry; Matrices in Algebra: Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry

13

Application of Derivatives

14

Functions, limits, Continuity & Differentiability

Topic Wise Preparation for JEE Main Maths

There are total 16 units in JEE Main Syllabus for Maths but not all carry the same weightage. Some of the units are more important than others and must be given more importance, time and practice.

For quick perusal, the JEE Main Syllabus for Maths is divided, depending on their weightage and importance in the exam in the tips for JEE Main 2019 Preparation for Maths as given below:

 

Not to be missed!

Here are the 7 ‘Not to be missed’ topics that are absolutely important while preparing for JEE Maths. Questions of varying difficulty would be asked for these topics. You can expect 2-3 questions from the topics listed below:

 

Must Read Topics

S.No

Topics 

Weightage

1

3-D Geometry

5%

2

Probability and Statistics

7%

3

Vector Algebra

5%

4

Integration

 8% (Definite + Indefinite integration)

5

Complex Numbers

 5%

6

Parabola

3%

7

Trigonometric Ratios

3%

Easy peasy!

These are the easy ones and can be used as an advantage to score more. Make sure you avoid making silly mistakes since there is negative marking in the exam.

 

Scoring Topics

S.No

Topics

Weightage

1

Applications of Derivative

4%

2

Limit and Continuity 

3%

3

Matrices and Determinants

4%

4

Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines

2%

The basic ones!

These are the essentials and 1 – 2 questions from these topics in the Maths section can be expected in the JEE Main exam.

 

Fundamental Topics

S.No

Topics

Weightage

1

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

2%

2

Circles and Family of Circles

6%

3

Sequence and Series

5%

Once done, Right!

  • Yes, there are topics which once done are good to go with.

  • You should study them at least once before going for the exam. You can expect 3 – 4 questions from the topics below.

Some more topics

S.No

Topics

Weightage

1

Logarithms 

1%

2

Quadratic Equations

 -

3

Theory of Equations

5%

4

Sets, Relations and Functions

 4%

5

Differentiation 

2%

6

Permutation and Combination 

2%

7

Binomial Theorem

1%

8

Locus

 -

9

Hyperbola

2%

10

Ellipse 

2%

11

Fundamentals of Mathematics

 -

12

Solution of Triangle

1%

Not to Forget Tips:

Apart from scheduling your study hours and following the JEE Main 2019 preparation tips for maths, there are some tips to keep yourself motivated, happy and healthy throughout the preparation.

 

You should:

  • Not take too much stress: Stress will stop you from studying so it is better you better say NO to it.

  • Eat good food: Eat good, healthy and nutritious food throughout the preparation to stay fit and fine in the process. Bad health will not allow you to study for long hours.

  • Take small breaks: While sitting for long hours in one go, plan small breaks for yourself.

  • Not LEAVE preparation for last days: This could be the worst thing to follow if one really wants to get through the exam. This would only cause panic; it’s better to start early.

  • Not feel demotivated: Take the exam with a healthy spirit. Don’t take it as a burden otherwise, the results can turn to be another way around.

  • Feel positive: As simple it could be-Think positive and Stay in high spirit during and after the exam.

Wish you All the Best!

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