JEE MAIN 2020 PREPARATION TIPS
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JEE Main session for January 2020 has been conducted successfully. JEE Main 2020 April session was scheduled for July 18 – 23, 2020, it has been further postponed considering the rising impact of COVID-19 in the country, the exam will now be conducted from September 1 – 6, 2020. Candidates can use this time of social distancing productively and invest in a better preparation for the coming session.
NTA released the sample questions for numeric value answer based questions in mathematics. Paper 1 will involve various questions both in the form of MCQs and numerical questions while Paper 2 is now segregated amongst B.Arch and B.Plan aspirants. With regards to B.E/B.Tech paper, there will be 75 questions in totality when contrasted with the previous count of 90. Likewise, aspirants for Paper 2 - B.Arch will have an aggregate of 77 questions. Read JEE Main Revised Exam Pattern
JEE Main January Session Paper Analysis for B.E/ B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning Papersof all shifts is available, April session aspirants of JEE Main 2020 can take guidance from the same. Anand Kumar, the mathematician famous for his Super 30 project, will develop a course module for JEE Main Preparation with the help of CSC e-Governance India Services. This module will be made available to students in rural India in just Re 1.
JEE Main is one of the toughest engineering entrance exams which ensure you the admission to one of the premier institutes of country. JEE Main April exam is scheduled to be held between September 1- 6, 2020. Candidates have just two months of preparation time to prepare for the prestigious paper. In order to ace the exam easily, candidates have to make a proper time table and follow it religiously. While preparing for each topic, the candidates need to note down the important topics or points from the same. This will help the candidates with last-minute revision.
First of all you need to divide the syllabus according to the days you are left with and then you are required to make a proper time table to finish it on time. There are three major subjects in JEE Main examination- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The division of the syllabus for the next 60 days is tabulated below. If you have less days in hand, you can always modify the division of days proportionately:
Number of days for exam preparation
Total Number of topics
Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Mathematics
Total No. of days to revised the topics of Mathematics
Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Physics
Total No. of days to revised the topics of Physics
Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Mathematics
Total No. of days to revised the topics of Physics
Time table to be followed along with the information about how many hours to give to preparations of each section like physics, chemistry, maths, mock test etc. is given below:
Topics to be covered
7:45 – 8:00
Wake up and freshen up/prepare for studying
8:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:30
Lunch/ Sleep and Leisure time
3:30 – 6:00
6:00 – 6:30
A short break and Leisure time
6:30 – 8:30
Attempt any mock test or Practice previous years question paper
8:30 – 9:30
Break/ Dinner and Leisure time
Revise all the topics studied the whole day, Analyse your mock test
The time table is to be followed regularly for 2 months before the exam and once the exam comes near, start dedicating more time to Revision and attempting mock tests along with the previous years’ question paper. Candidates must emphasize more on revision and attempting mock tests since they help us prepare in a better way and let us know our strengths and weaknesses. Previous years’ question paper and mock tests give an overview of the exam pattern and marking scheme.
Revise your notes: Covering the syllabus is not the key for success in JEE Main, what actually matters is how much you retain for the exam. Therefore, revise your notes every day for a strong grasp of concepts and application. Revise your formulas as most of the questions will be formula based. It’s not practical to revise and retain all the important formulas at once so please revise some portion of it daily during your last days before the exam.
Important topics: Observing the last year's JEE Main question paper, it was noted that the paper was quite balanced and spread out, covering most of the paper so keep a balanced preparation. However, there are topics from which questions are surely asked.
Radioactivity, X-Ray, Atomic structure and Photoelectric effect are some such topics from Physics. Besides these, some easy to cover and recurring topics include Unit and Dimension, Instrument etc. It’s difficult to identify important chapters in chemistry, but questions from chemical bonding, transition element and coordination compounds appear almost every year. Straight-line circle, Vector and 3D are some most asked topics from mathematics. Topics like Quadratic equation, sequence and series are some easy to cover and recurring topics in mathematics.
Candidates can also divide the topics in categories of easy, medium and difficult in terms of their difficulty level and move in the direction of easy to difficult. Since tough concepts are harder to retain, so it is best to brush up these concepts once before the exam.
Considering JEE Main 2020 April Session is just a couple of months away, aspirants should fasten their seat belts and completely dedicate their schedule to JEE Main 2020 preparations.
Here is an exclusive 90 days study plan by collegedunia. We’ve categorized topics on a monthly basis on the basis of relevance for the convenience of aspirants. The plan is as follows:
Topics to be covered in first month:
Topics to be covered in second month:
Topics to be covered in third month:
Must Read Interviews of JEE Main 2020 Toppers (NTA Score 100)
JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Shubham Srivastava AIR 1, encourages a balance of work and play.
Shubham secured AIR 1, and topped the JEE MAIN 2019 exam with 100 percentile in his April attempt. He shares that he followed a clear strategy of sticking to the NCERT textbooks as the problems asked in the exam are NCERT based. He studied for 4 hours per day and believes that there should be a balance between study and other activities. Shubham advises the future aspirants to be dedicated and genuinely interested in what they are studying instead of worrying about ranks. Read More
JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Sambit Behera AIR 11, comments, “The only thing is to have faith in your ability as it will help you sail through any hurdle and will help you accomplish your goal.”
Sambit secured AIR 11, with 100 percentile. He believes immense and constant hard work and the appropriate guidance by his parents and teachers are the contributing factors for his success. He took a lot of mock tests and rectified the conceptual mistakes he would make at the time of practice. Read More
JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Bojja Chetan Reddy, AIR 21 advises a stress free approach towards the exam for a good performance
Chetan says that he initiated the preparation for JEE MAIN when he was in VIII standard in school. Months of rigorous revision followed by lots of practice can be seen as some of his strategies for success. It helped him get a grip over concepts and made him completely ready for the exam. He suggests the aspirants to treat the exam like an exam instead of overburdening oneself with pressure. As per him, without the stress, one has a better frame of mind during the entire process of preparation and exam taking. Read More
JEE Main 2020 is a tough nut to crack and for their benefit, many candidates join a coaching institute which has also become a trend. Joining a coaching institute does help a lot but it isn’t necessary. The coaching material will help you form a strong base for IIT JEE 2020. You would have to follow a particular study pattern set by the respective institutes and plan your study schedule accordingly. If you are comfortable studying in such a way, you can join a reputed coaching institute.
But, if you cannot copewith such a pattern, don’t forget self-study is always the best option. Self-studying will prove to be as advantageous as joining a coaching institute considering you plan your time table well and follow the same rigorously. Meanwhile, you can prepare for various Olympiads and exams like NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) which will strengthen your skills and knowledge from the grass root level. This will also aid in the preparation for your board exams.
Class Notes are the perfect example of an initiating step that helps you begin from scratch and build your concepts strong slowly. Always remember to pen down all the important information you receive in the class. Class notes will provide the basic founding steps to your JEE Main preparation. Once the basic concepts are clear and understood, students can move on to build on this knowledge.
Online Test Series
Candidates can purchase the online test series by some of the best and top coaching institutes in online mode only. The tests will be a dummy of the actual question paper and will definitely help the candidates in getting an overview of the actual question paper and prepare for it in a better way. The features of the online test series will exactly the same as the original question paper. Read JEE Main Mock Test
Online tutorials are a good source of preparation as one can find unlimited video lectures on each subject. Each video is quite informative and easy to comprehend. The lectures are prepared by field experts to cater to the needs of students who are slow at understanding concepts. The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture.
Previous Year Sample Papers
Candidates are advised to attempt at least 10- 15 previous year sample papers before appearing for the actual examination to understand the paper pattern, marking scheme and types of questions asked in the examination. By attempting the previous years’ question papers, candidates can analyze their level of preparation and work on their weaker sections. This will strengthen your preparation and will definitely help you in achieving a better score.
It can be a difficult job to select a book for the preparation of the examination. Candidates have to keep few points in mind while selecting a book for the preparation:
Scoring well in the JEE Main exams is the dream of many aspirants. The two- level entrance test opens the gateway to the prestigious institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs etc. One may find it difficult to understand a particular topic from books. Hence, Youtube channels are a good source of preparation as one can find unlimited video lectures on each subject. Each video is quite informative and easy to comprehend. The lectures are prepared by field experts to cater to the needs of students who are slow at understanding concepts.
The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture.
Educational content has grown immensely on Youtube. It is highly advisable that students must utilize it in the best way possible. The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture. These apps are cost effective, time saving and economical.
Collegedunia: Collegedunia’s Youtube channel is one of the best platforms where you can find updates regarding the examination from time to time. The registration process to appear for the entrance test, information on how to prepare for the exam, pattern of the question paper, marking scheme, results, cut off and everything is available on the Youtube channel. One can visit the channel and gather all types of information according to his/ her requirement.
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 Notes and Lecture notes from top institutes and toppers as well. Along with it, previous year question papers and sample papers are available.
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Planning and strategizing isn’t the challenging part. The challenging and time consuming bit is the action. For your ease, we have devised subject-wise strategies for your reference that will help you crack the Engineering entrance exam.
Physics:Understanding concepts and solving problems is the key to score well in Physics. Tighten your grip on the basics of the subject rather than memorizing the formulas. While preparing, master the concepts before you start solving questions. Numerical problems and conceptual questions, both are important for JEE.
Mathematics: Mathematics requires immense practice and you must ensure that concepts and formulae are at your fingertips. Know every possible shortcut and formula. Mathematics is not just solving, it needs a little visualisation skills too.
Chemistry: Complete NCERT thoroughly and you’re done with the basics of your Inorganic Chemistry. Make suitable notes for each chapter and study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Constantly revise your reactions and formulae in free time. On the other hand, for Physical Chemistry, read from NCERT and have your concepts clarified. After you are done with the chapter, write down all equations from the chapter in a notebook for speedy reference while solving problems.
With the advent of digitization in every sphere, online education has paced up considerably. There are many online resources available for JEE Main Preparation. 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. It is advisable for the candidates to not make these apps their core preparation source but use them as additional tools to enhance their preparation level. Such a preparation source comes with advatages like cost-effectiveness, handiness and reduced time consumption.
Best Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation
Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday and Walker
Understanding of JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
Practice Book Chemistry For Jee Main and Advanced 2020 by Arihant Experts
Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics by A. Das Gupta
For a detailed list of JEE Main 2020 Important Books, Click Here
Preparation for JEE Main should focus on covering individual subjects separately since topics and types of questions simultaneously. Here are a few tips for scoring well in JEE
Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main exam?
Ans. The type of questions asked in JEE Main 2020 will be Multiple Choice Question, with four choices each. Drawing section will comprise of questions to test the drawing and sketching skills of the candidate.
Ques. How can I prepare for JEE Main 2020 without coaching?
Ans. The stress regarding the preparation process is understandable considering JEE Main 2020 is just a few months away. Coachings can be a guiding unit for the candidates, however, the preparation bit always depends on the aspirant’s dedication. Candidate’s must make a timetable and stick to it. Beginning with cilearing the basics is always a good take. Make your conceptual understanding strong and practice as much as you can. Take frequents mocks and work on your strengths and weaknesses. With planning and hardwork, the exam won’t seem as troublesome.
Ques. What is the new Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020?
Ans. Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) of JEE Main consists of three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 11 and 12. B.E/ B. Tech Paper will have 75 questions of varying marking scheme. Exam Pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch) will include Mathematics (Class 12), Aptitude and Drawing section. Paper 2 will carry 77 questions of varying marking scheme. Exam Pattern for Paper 3 (B. Planning) will include 3 sections i.e. Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Objective Type. Read More
Ques. How to prepare for JEE Main from Class XI?
Ans. Two years is more than enough to prepare for an exam like JEE Main. Candidates should start with enhancing their grasp over NCERT books and strengthening their conceptual base. Thereafter, candidates can move to the core books for preparation. Candidates can also subscribe to online mock tests and test series for time management and formulation of effective strategies.
Ques. What is the syllabus for JEE Main 2020.
Ans. NTA released JEE Main 2020 syllabus for B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. Check here
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College