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Check out Subject Wise Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2017 by Khushal Sharma

Last Updated - March 13, 2018

Khushal Sharma secured a B. Tech seat in Vivekananda Institute Of Technology, Jaipur. He scored 98 percentile in JEE Main 2014 . He wanted to take admission in IIT Delhi but he couldn’t make it yet he is quite happy with what he has achieved. Currently, he’s pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. 

Khushal Sharma used NCERT as well as other textbooks for preparation and gives credit to coaching faculty for clearing all the doubts and concepts.

In the interview that we had with him, Khushal Sharma shared his thoughts and success mantra for JEE Main aspirants.

Q 1. What did you choose - Offline or Online mode for taking up the exam?

Offline Mode - there is not just one specific reason why i opted for offline mode but as far as i can recall there were only a few centers in Ajmer at that time. One should opt for offline mode if he/she is not much comfortable with giving exams on screen. Also the center assigned was nearby. Offline exams require you to travel to centers which could be far away. Even there is another con is that just in case if you want to improvise your answer you cannot do that in offline. if you marked your option "D" black once and then you realize i was supposed to mark at "B" you cannot do it in offline exam.


Q 2. Did you qualify for JEE - Advanced?

Yes, I did.


Q 3. Did you take Coaching Classes? If yes, how did they help in your story?

Coaching classes, yes they were pretty much helpful as for the things we skipped in earlier classes and logic's were not build so these coaching centers and school teachers have helped us in explaining them. They also told us about "To Do" and "Not To Do" in exams which we would have figured out in years. They also helped us in strategies which were to be followed and these varying from time left in exams. Also they provided with the notes which were beneficial from JEE point of view and were difficult to figure out from NCERT books.


Q 4. How did you manage JEE Main Preparation along with your Class 12th exam?

I don't know why this myth is still in market that JEE preparation requires you to study other than 11th and 12th syllabus. Is it so, if you are appearing for JEE you have not qualified 11th? Or if you did qualified 11th and didn't studied anything in 11th? Yes it requires little more effort to revise only few concepts of 11th rest all is covered in 12th syllabus. So for me there was no such thing called 'Manage' for JEE preparation along with 12th. I just focused on the syllabus of 11th and 12th and for extra things my mentors helped me out.


Q 5. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Strong point was I have a nice concentration power. And if we speak about subjects mine Physics and Chemistry were strong points. And about mathematics it was not weak but it required practice. So what i used to do was i learned general format of getting solutions for particular type of questions. Now whenever i am doing mathematics i just used to pen down things that how few questions used trick and how they were different. So, this thing build concepts and doing questions make them even better.

Q 6. What mock papers did you take?

I used JPH's reference books. It consisted some sample papers and Mock test papers. I used to solve them and also there were many available on internet which i used to solve. I also solved previous four years of papers to ensure the pattern of questions and order by which i have to attempt to make it up in time.


Q 7. Write some of the Preparation tips for someone who is starting 4 months before the exam?

If you are a late riser, its ok don't worry, the best way for you is to give yourself 100% in cracking previous year papers and Mock test papers. Go get them, find logical solution to those questions and if u find some difficulty consult your teacher and be loyal to them they are your real friend they might scold you for your mistakes but they will help you anyhow if you are genuine to them.


Q 8. Physics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

For physics, there is a certain pattern which you only know about yourself, you first need to figure it out, which is called study pattern. If you are good at Theory section read theory first then go for numerical part. And if you are good at numerical thing go for numerical part first. But to solve numerical you must be knowing some theory about it for better understanding. So, at least read theory of those numerical first. Now you must refer books which you are comfortable in understanding with. I used NCERT and JPH's.


Q 9. Chemistry: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

For chemistry, you first need to learn basics of chemical reactions and what were the products and bi-products involved in the reaction. if two substance react then what will be the outcome. So, you first need to study the general pattern. Now after that you will have a better understanding how things happen and what will be the outcome. Now next you need to know the exceptions involved, because chemistry involves a lot of exceptions. Then you must go for equation balancing and learning equations. Again, you must refer books which you are comfortable in understanding with. I used NCERT and JPH textbooks.


Q 10. Mathematics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

Mathematics also involve the similar pattern, you first need to learn the general pattern then next you need a lot of practice and for the question in which tricks are involved you need to figure them out and u need to pen down these things as how and why they are different from same category of questions for better understanding. Again same suggestion for mathematics, you must refer books which you are comfortable in understanding with. I used NCERT and JPH textbooks.


Q 11. What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Although, I really don't want to change anything as my college was very good. But still if someone asks I would have filled counselling form.



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