JEE MAIN 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE/OFFLINE TEST
Kenil Ghanshyambhai Limbani scored 99.87 in JEE Main 2014 and took admission in SVNIT SURAT. In this article he provides various preparation tips and strategy to the aspiring applicants of JEE Main.
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Ans- I was offered admission in all institutes of Gujarat and all NITs.
Ans- I chose Offline mode for taking the exam.
Pros of Offline examination:
1. Development of interpersonal skills: When in a classroom, students are required to speak their mind. They are required to give presentations or speeches. They also have to work in groups with all kinds of people differing in viewpoints. Online courses require none of that. Traditional style teaching encompasses these things.
2. Development of memory and learning: While preparing for the traditional ways of examination, a student has to learn and has to memorize the teachings of the class. Doing this regularly develops their memory power and also enhances their ability to learn and imbibe the teachings fast and effectively. When someone does not study and only memorize, it does not get embedded in his or her long term memory the way it does when he/she does study it.
3. Motivates the students to learn: One problem with online classes is that, they motivate us to get a degree, but not to learn. When students receive face to face verbal feedback and constructive criticism from their professors, it instills in them a motivation to not want to let their professors down. It is the relationships and bonds that are formed that give face to face learning an advantage over online learning.
Cons of Offline Examinations:
1. Lots of resources required: To conduct a traditional way of examination, it needs a lot of resources and capital investment. A physical campus, requirement of adequate faculty and study material, seating arrangements etc. are all mandatory for the traditional method.
2. Difficulty for the physically disabled students: The physically disabled students have limited access to such traditional methods of educations and examination. Reaching the campus, writing the papers could be an obstacle for them.
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Ans- Yes, I took the coaching Classes. In my story, I thought of opting for coaching classes after my teacher had advised that coaching classes are helpful to crack JEE-Advanced. So I did not take any coaching classes for preparation for JEE Main but I took coaching classes for JEE Advanced. But I didn’t get any kind of extra help having joined the coaching institute. So in my case coaching classes is not necessary for cracking IIT JEE but one thing is important which is dedication.
Ans- 1. Focus on concepts & theory While JEE Main is about practice, board exams are about theory. You have to be at articulating the theory and concepts you have learnt rather than applying them across many questions. Until you have a good grasp on theory & concepts you can do well while practicing for JEE Main. You would be tested heavily on theory and hence this provides a great opportunity for you to get well versed with it and brush up some concepts in more detail as it would ultimately help you in JEE Main as well
2. Revise thoroughly In board exams, revision is the key to scoring marks. Its also important for JEE Main that you remember all the formulae so that you don’t miss on the easy questions. There are some aspects in each subject which need to be learnt by heart and revising it thoroughly can help you fetch easy marks. If you have a time constraint, prioritize the chapters with maximum weightage in JEE Main, which you have already covered and make sure that you revise them.
3. Have a Plan Before you put pen to paper have a goal and plan in mind. Strategy is key to competitive exams’ preparation like JEE Main. Use the time for preparing for board exams to optimize your JEE Main preparation. A structured and detailed plan will not just help you focus but will also enable you to see the entire syllabus in one go and then break it down piece by piece. Here, you should be extremely careful not to exaggerate your abilities to complete topics. Be very practical and create a plan accordingly that satisfies boards as well as JEE Main preparations. Trying to do too much will stress you and disappoint you because it is not possible to work all day continuously without rest. Include breaks, naps, and snacks in your plan as well so that you replenish your body from time to time.
4. Complete the Syllabus Make it a point to go through the entire syllabus thoroughly without missing out on any topic. Many students tend to leave out topics because they think they are too easy or too difficult or because they barely have time. Start your preparation early so that you have time to complete the syllabus. JEE Main has questions from all the topics. Make sure you touch every aspect of the syllabus regardless of what you think about them (easy or difficult). This approach will help you ace your boards as well as your JEE Main exam because you will have studied everything clearly.
5. Understand the pattern Having a thorough understanding of the question paper pattern is a must. JEE Main follows specific paper patterns that can be understood & strategically used to score well. This will help you study because you will know how to break time down and how to prepare for the test. Note the differences between the board exam paper pattern and the IIT pattern. Do not get confused between the two.
6. Avoid comparison Do not compare your board exam preparation with your JEE Main preparation. In fact, you shouldn’t compare any aspect of these exams. Use the time during board exam preparation to optimize your JEE Main preparation but do not keep comparing the exams at every step. This will lead to confusion.
7. Practice Previous Year Papers Practice previous year test papers of JEE Main will help you polish concepts that you are not confident about and get into the real groove of the JEE Main. According to the results, enhance your study process to help yourself further. Alongside, do not miss out on previous year board exam papers so that you work on both hand in hand. 8. Take up a Test Series Studying with the help of a test series will also help you focus, understand your weak points, and augment your studying methodology accordingly. The Internet has many test series that you can make use of for board and JEE Main preparation. Studying for both exams hand in hand will give you ample time to prepare for JEE mains once the board exams are over and ensure that you do well in boards as well.
Ans- My strong areas were Mathematics and Chemistry and my weak area was Physics. It took less time to prepare for the strong areas. With great efficiency and management of time I used to prepare those subjects. But in the case of Physics I took some time for solving the problems of Forces, Vectors, Fluids and many more. I devoted more time in solving those problems. Ultimately my physics did become strong enough for cracking exams like JEE and in the case of Board exam I got 100/100 in physics.
Ans- What you need to focus on is what you want to do with these important years and how to study for JEE. I'll recommend some books that helped me a lot and ones you could refer to. I used to solve the papers given in the books as the answers for the PCM Section were mentioned there. Solve subjective questions. They help strengthen the concept and get a grip over application of various formulae, laws and theorems. It is very essential that you solve the subjective questions of the very old IIT papers too (1980's-2004). Also, do the subjective questions from the text books you buy.
Ans- You should have a fair understanding of Kinematics and Dynamics and it is essential to be able to build a strong problem solving ability. Also, the Theory of Fields (Electromagnetism) is very important. In addition to Mechanics and Electrodynamics; enough time must be allotted to Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics and Modern Physics. These topics are generally the most neglected topics which later become risk factors. But they are the easiest and scoring topics and share a good percentage of total marks of the exam. Books for physics –
1. DC Pandey series (Arihant publication) (solve all the questions, good for practice; also it has good explanation and solved examples, it'll help you understand the concepts)
2. HC Verma (solving problems is optional if you're doing DC Pandey but you'll need to solve the objective type and short answer questions; they are good theory based questions)
3. Cengage publication series - There is an option between Cengage and DC Pandey. You could choose either. Check out both before buying. Choose the on you feel is better for you.
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Ans- Physical Chemistry can fetch you real good scores and hence all the units in it must be done carefully. Students tend to neglect Inorganic Chemistry but just a proper understanding of it can prove beneficial. Enough time should be devoted to general principles of Organic Chemistry, as this will make the remaining part easy to comprehend. Physical Chemistry is important as numerical problems asked from this section are scoring and not too difficult. Pay special attention to learn Inorganic Chemistry as there are many facts and figures to be remembered. One can learn this topic by continuous revision.
Books for chemistry -
1. Concepts of physical chemistry by Dr P Bahadur/OP Tandon any one will do and the book by RC Mukherjee.
2. NCERT for inorganic and organic.
3. You could refer to JD Lee for inorganic but only those topics that are mentioned in the JEE syllabus and those which aren't extensively given in NCERT.
Ans- Calculus forms a base for almost every part of Mathematics. Other important and scoring topics are Determinants, Sequences, Permutation and Combination. The student must be able to relate the complex numbers with Coordinate Geometry and Vectors. Three dimensional geometry should be practiced to get that additional or compensating score. One must be able to understand inter-relationship between various topics so as to know their importance. The knowledge and skills developed by understanding and preparing the chapter Coordinate Geometry can be used to solve problems in complex numbers. The knowledge of Vectors is also very helpful in these topics. To solve problems of Probability, the student must be strong in Permutation and Combinations. Formula and problem-solving skills developed by thorough practice of Trigonometry are useful in almost all topics. Finally, there is no denying the fact that the most important tool that a mathematician has, is Calculus.
Books For mathematics-
1. Cengage series (solve all books and each question of each chapter; solved examples are good and theory is very well explained in the book; level of questions is also very good)
2. Arihant publications books on differential and integral calculus by Amit Agarwal. They are very good and will help you understand calculus thoroughly. The solved examples (around 100 per chapter) will help you to understand the question and technique to be used to solve it. You could also try solving the exercises.
3. SK Goyal only if you want to, not a necessary.
Ans- Being in the second semester of my NIT year I think I'm in some credible position to answer this question. The truth is half the time you forget that you're in an NIT. Well at least it’s true for me and many of my friends. During the initial days of the college we used to acknowledge the fact that we're in a premier institute only when we saw the huge arch in front of the college main gate sporting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology Surat. And some people tend to have this constant gnawing from inside that they couldn't make it to the IITs. Most of them set out to repeat for the JEE the next year parallel to the academics in the first year. I have seen that almost all, if not for a few, fail at this. You know why, because deep down we know that this place is good enough for graduation. The campus placement is the funniest thing. Unlike most private colleges and government colleges, NITs doesn't entertain mass recruiters like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, CTS etc - the companies that people know. So when the placement days come, you'll have a very hard time convincing people that getting placed at Zynga, Broadcom or Amazon, is actually a lot better than getting placed in the companies that they know. Also times have changed now. No NIT completely guarantees placement for all, especially with the current market scenario India is facing. But this fact, people can't possibly understand. So their idea is that "If you're in NIT and not placed, then you must suck as a person". Yeah good luck trying to convince them.
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Ans- 1. Choose Proper Study Material: It is a common misconception among aspirants that preparing from a number of books will help them in getting good marks. The truth is that referring the right books only will aid you in securing high marks. Don’t run behind multiple study material to prepare for JEE Main. Ask your teachers and seniors which JEE Study Material to refer. Students should choose books that cover entire JEE Main Syllabus and are as per JEE Main Pattern. Suggesting the books for preparation of Mathematics, Dr. Ravi Prakash- Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Delhi University, says, “Complete Mathematics by McGraw Hill Education Pvt Ltd., Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney and 103 Trigonometry Problems by Titu Andreescu & Zuming Feng are some of the good books that JEE aspirants can refer”.
2. Prepare a Time Table: Four months is a good amount of time to excel in JEE Main, provided you are sincere and dedicated towards achieving your goal. These final months are very crucial for every JEE aspirant and a proper plan is needed for the preparation. You should make a time table to devote time to each subject as per your weaknesses and strengths. Coaching experts also believe that having a proper time table proves to be very helpful for the students. Shailendra Maheshwari, Director- Career Point, says, “Work according to a time table. It is better to have a plan than not to have any at all”. Pramod Vakacharla, who has been the highest scorer of JEE Main in past, outsmarted over 13 lakh candidates, who took the exam. Revealing his JEE Main preparation time table he says, “I dedicated around 11 hours daily on studies. I spent 4 hours on my daily classes and rest 7 hours on self-study”. In an interview with Careers360, JEE Main Topper Kishalay Raj, who scored perfect 120 in Mathematics and made just one mistake each in Physics and Chemistry sections, told that proper time management during JEE Main Preparation and consistency boosted his confidence for the paper. He says, “I used to study about 8-9 hours a day during my JEE preparation phase. I would go for regular classes in coaching Institute for 3-4 hours and rest of the time I regularly spent on self-study at my home. I divided my time equally among the three subjects”. Strengthen Important & Key Concepts: Students appearing for JEE Main should know that not all topics carry equal weightage of marks. Some topics carry more marks, while others don’t. Devoting much of your time on such important topics is recommended. You just need to identify such topics and practice them more. Mr. Shailendra Maheshwari, Director- Career Point says, “Devote your time to topics as per their weightage from the examination point of view”
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