Sumit Raj, started his preparation for JEE Main from class 10th onwards. It took him just 2 months to revise and prepare for his 12th boards. Sumit is currently living his dream in IIT Hyderabad. He shared some of his strategies and preparation tips for those appearing for JEE Main.
Name: Sumit Raj
JEE Main Score: 185/360 (Rank: 3942)
Appeared in Which year: 2016
Took Admission in: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
Qualified for JEE Advanced: Yes
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What did you choose - Offline or Online mode for taking up the exam?
I chose the Offline mode as I had practiced mock tests offline.
Did you take Coaching Classes? If yes, how did they help in your story?
Yes, I took an individual from Patna. I studied from Vikas Rahi for Maths, S K Singh for Chemistry & Kashinath for physics. It proved to be very helpful as syllabus was very tough. I don't think it is necessary to get coaching from Kota if any teacher is able to teach well.
How did you manage to prepare for JEE Main along with your Class 12th exam?
I took two months, especially Jan and Feb for 12th exam prep. Most of the syllabus was similar, so two months was sufficient for preparation.
What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and, what special efforts did you put for improving them?
Math was my weak area; I tried coaching, but still couldn't improve fully on maths. The math level at that time in IIT was very high.
What mock papers did you take?
I took Brilliant coaching mock paper and test series. It was helpful especially the test series, we need to sit for eight hour at a stretch, and it was helpful.
Write some of the Preparation tips for someone who is starting four months before the exam?
First of all, 4 months is too less, for IIT you need to start your preparation just after class 10th. The main point is basic should be strong. If that's the case, then build upon that, even if you can solve problems see the concept behind it. Read the same book again, don't keep switching books. Join 1 test series.
Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for Physics
Physics - H C Verma both the part is must to solve all numerical and example. Practice from Arihant from DC Pandey is an additional advantage. You can take some objective related book that will be recommended but not compulsory. NCERT is a good book if you are giving boards
Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for Chemistry
For Chemistry, there are different books in physical, organic and inorganic. For physical I practice R C Mukherjee and Arihant, for organic my teacher teaching and Arihant, but you can read Morrison Boyd, for inorganic I only read NCERT book as there were lots of reaction to mug up.
Mathematics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.
For Mathematics, I mainly practiced with M L Khanna. Initially, I started with K C Sinha who have different books for calculus, algebra, trigonometry, coordinate. But R D Sharma and M L Khan
na are good enough. You can practice some objective book as well such as Das Gupta
What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?
In general, I am very happy with my Dual degree at IIT Hyderabad. But I would probably Practice more Maths.