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JEE Main Preparation, Study Plan and Toppers' Tips

Updated On - August 17th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

JEE Main is one of the major engineering entrance exams for all the 10+2 engineering aspirants. JEE Main Preparation is a laborious exercise which requires proper strategy and plan. The exam is a gateway to some of the top engineering institutes such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes.

From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency will hold the national level examination. Unlike last year, JEE Main will be conducted twice a year in online (computer-based) mode.

The schedule is as follows:

  • JEE Main January 2019 session: Registration from –  September 1 to 30 || Exam Dates – Jan. 6 to 20
  • JEE Main April 2019 session: Registration from –  February 2019 || Exam Dates – Apr. 7 to 21
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Students need to approach both JEE Main and boards with a compact preparation strategy to perform well. Therefore, in this article, we will look into some of the important topics and form a preparation timetable. Check How to Bridge Gap Between JEE Main and Boards Preparation

Study Material for JEE Main Preparation

JEE Main study material consists of various resources including- important books, sample papers, study notes, lecture notes, android apps, etc.

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

It is advisable for all the JEE Main aspirants to get their basics strong and cover each and every topic given in NCERT books of both class 11 and class 12. However, there are some recommended books for JEE Main Preparation which include:

  • A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes- Chemistry
  • A Master Resource Book in Mathematics for JEE Main by Prafull K Aggarwal- Mathematics
  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2- Physics

Read More About JEE Main Important Books

Android Apps to Prepare for JEE Main

Apart from some good books, aspirants can go for android apps specially designed for JEE Main Preparation. These apps include: Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc. Check here Top 10 android apps for JEE Main Preparation.

Online Resources

With the advent of digitization in every sphere, online education has paced up considerably. There are many online resources available for JEE Main Preparation. Some of them include.

How to prepare for JEE Main in 30 Days?

We all are aware that JEE Main is conducted in the first week of April every year, just when board exams are underway. Therefore, preparation for JEE Main is crucial, especially in the last 30 days. Find here JEE Main Preparation Timetable for last 30 days

JEE Main Study Notes and Sample Papers

While preparing for JEE Main, candidates must refer to good study notes and practice as many sample papers as they can. For your convenience, we have compiled JEE Main Study Notes and Lecture notes from top institutes and toppers as well. Along with it, previous year question papers and sample papers are available.

Download JEE Main Study Notes from the table below:

JEE Main Study MaterialReference Link
JEE Main Study Note 1Click Here
JEE Main Study Note 2Click Here
JEE Main Study Note 3Click Here
JEE Main Study Note 4Click Here

JEE Main Sample Papers for each subject have been tabulated below:

Question PapersLinks
JEE Main Sample Paper Set AClick Here
JEE Main Sample Paper Set BClick Here
JEE Main Sample Paper Set CClick Here
JEE Main Sample Paper Set DClick Here
JEE Main April 8 sample PaperClick Here
JEE Main April 9 sample PaperClick Here

JEE Main Toppers’ Tips

Ashwin Kumar Scored 210 in JEE Main 2013

He got admission in NIT Warangal. He appeared in 2013 and scored 210 out of 360 in the exam. He followed the ideology of accuracy within the time limit and studied previous year papers with the primary focus on NCERT books.

He says practising 1 previous year paper every 4th-5th day for a month can help you a lot. He used to make short notes of important formulas and reactions and used to revise it daily in the morning for at least one hour or so. Check here JEE Main Preparation Tips by Ashwin Kumar.

Purvi Mittal Scored 223 in JEE Main 2014

She advises focussing equally on all the 3 subjects to score well in the exam. She appeared in 2014 and scored 223 marks. She took coaching from FITJEE for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. She also joined FITJEE’s All India Test Series which is conducted twice in a month.Her suggestion is to go through the entire syllabus and make a preparation schedule accordingly. She recommends dedicating 1 month to 1 subject to increase proficiency in each subject.

For attempting the paper she advises to solve physics section first. It can be solved in 60 minutes easily. Next, she advises attempting Maths. Read More About JEE Main Preparation Tips by Purvi Mittal 

Nitin Raghav Scored 237 in JEE Main 2014

He scored 237 marks and took admission in MNIT Jaipur. He recommends focussing on mock test and previous year papers. He followed a simple strategy understand each and every word to clear your concepts.

For Mathematics HC Verma proved to be a saviour for him. To speed up your calculations find out some quick tricks and follow them and also learn all the formulas by heart for speeding up your calculations. He used to study much offline paper such as Arihant, Disha Publications.

For Chemistry He stressed on NCERT books only as he feels questions in chemistry are not twisted and comes directly from the textbook. For studying organic part he suggests O.P. Tondon book. Find here JEE Main Preparation Tips by Nitin Raghav

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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