|Table of contents|
|How was this guide made for JEE aspirants?|
|Why did EduRev make this guide?|
|Step 1: Understand the syllabus and exam pattern|
|Step 2: Understand the Previous Year Questions(PYQs)|
|Step 3: Select the right course and reference books|
|Step 4: A goal without a plan is just a wish|
|Step 5: Prepare for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry productively|
|Step 5.1: How to Prepare for Physics?|
|Step 5.3: How to Prepare for Chemistry?|
|Step 6: Practice, practice and more practice|
|Step 7: Analyse your performance|
|Step 8: Tips to avoid silly mistakes|
|Step 9: One month before the exam|
|Step 10: One day before the exam|
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You have taken the first step towards your dreams and decided to prepare for JEE to secure a seat in India’s top engineering colleges. If you don’t know where to start and “How to start preparing for JEE?” is the question on your mind then, EduRev is going to help you find an answer to that question through this guide.
Let’s have a look at the fool-proof STEP by STEP preparation strategy for preparing for the JEE Examination at home.
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Selecting the right course from the start is very important as it will shape your preparation. Select a course which provides you with all the necessary study material so that you don’t have to waste time searching for things.
Find a course that provides an explanation of the topics along with practice problems.
Have confidence in the course selected and stick to it. If you keep on switching courses, it will lead to confusion.
Reference books should be kept limited to avoid stress and confusion.
You must check out the course for preparation for the JEE exam on EduRev. It has videos, documents and notes to understand the concepts along with lots of practice problems. The link for the mind- maps is available here and for revision notes, check this link.
You have already selected your preferred course and reference books. You have also understood the syllabus and the exam pattern and now, you are ready to start studying. Directly jumping into the preparation without a plan will cost you double the effort. Therefore, it is important to have a plan and a set timetable to optimise your preparation.
Make a timetable so that you have sufficient time to learn all the concepts and practice them.
Divide time in such a way that you are able to cover all the subjects.
Always set aside a few hours for revision.
Stick to the timetable to ensure self-discipline.
The sleep timings should be adequate. Reducing sleep will only reduce your productivity.
JEE exam has 3 subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The strategy required to prepare for these subjects vary from one another and it can be confusing at times how to start preparing for them. EduRev has provided all the necessary tips required to ace these subjects.
Let us look at the subject-wise approach to prepare for JEE:
EduRev provides complete chapter notes, quality videos, tests, revision notes and so much more on its course Physics for JEE.
Formulas are not enough for numerical problems: Sometimes numerical problems are designed in such a way that you have to apply conceptual knowledge in order to solve it. Hence only memorising the formulas won’t be enough. here
Chapter-wise Test Practice: While preparing chapters in Physics, give chapter-wise tests as well as topic-wise tests for a better understanding of your weak and strong areas. EduRev has approximately 250+ tests compiled for your complete preparation. For practice, click here.
What to read in NCERT: It is important for you to go through NCERT summary points and points to ponder in blue boxes. Applications given in the NCERT are important to study. NCERT for Physics can be difficult to understand at first, so you can understand the topics from videos or reference books first, and then study them from the NCERT.
NCERT: Solving NCERT Examples & questions is important as many applicayion based questions come from NCERT. For your ease, EduRev provides all Solved Exemplar and Exercise questions, which are available in each chapter in the course for JEE.
Reference Books: You must practice from H.C. Verma and D.C. Pandey which are very good books for practising questions from the exam point of view. Edurev provides questions and solutions for all the chapters of H.C. Verma and D.C Pandey, you can check out H.C. Verma Solutions & D.C. Pandey Solutions for JEE Physics.
Irodov Book can be preferred for some of the important topics for question-solving. Solving Irodov is one of the milestones which most of the students try to cross. You can practice questions of Irodov (with solutions) easily at EduRev; check it out here.
Previous Year Questions (PYQs): After all the question practice, to analyse and practice questions through PYQs of Physics. PYQs can help you to understand the type of questions coming in Physics in the past few years. Solving PYQs will also help you to learn about your weak points so that you can practise the weak points more. If you solve 10-12 sample papers, then you would get information about the pattern of questions and how much time should be devoted to each section. You can practise Previous Year Questions of Physics chapter-wise of the past 35 years on EduRev, check it out here.
Mock tests: Once you have finished the entire syllabus, take full-length IIT JEE mains mock tests. Mock tests are available here.
Flash Cards: Flash cards can also help you to do a quick revision of the important concepts. EduRev has complied flashcards of all chapters of Physics, click here to check.
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EduRev provides complete chapter notes, quality videos, tests, revision notes and so much more on its course mathematics for JEE.
Important tip: The most important thing to do while preparing for mathematics is to practise as many questions as you can.
NCERT: Solving NCERT Examples & questions is a must. For your ease, EduRev provides all Solved Exemplar and Exercise questions, which are available in each chapter in the course for JEE.
Previous Year Questions (PYQs): PYQs can assist you to comprehend the kind of questions that have appeared in mathematics in recent years and identifying your weak spots. On EduRev, you can practise previous year's questions in mathematics chapter-by-chapter for the past 35 years. For the link, click here.
Mock tests: Once you have finished the entire syllabus, take full-length JEE mock tests. Mock tests are available here.
Reference book: You can also practice from Vikas Gupta which is a very good book for practising questions from the exam point of view. Y
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The most important resource to prepare for chemistry is NCERT. It is imperative to study NCERT chemistry line by line. It is also important to study the chemistry lab manual as sometimes some questions may appear to be out of the syllabus but they are actually from the NCERT lab manual. EduRev provides NCERT textbooks, NCERT solutions and NCERT Exemplar in each chapter of the JEE course. EduRev provides complete chapter notes, quality videos, tests, revision notes, mind-maps, formula sheets and so much more on its course Chemistry for JEE.
(i) Organic Chemistry
Start with NCERT: You must cover the NCERT thoroughly and take notes to revise the chapter every now and then.
Named Reactions: In organic chemistry, you need to learn named reactions with their mechanisms.
Understand the mechanisms: Instead of memorising the reactions, try to understand the mechanism of the reaction.
All the reactions covered in the NCERT should be at your fingertips.
Important Topics: GOC, O-containing compounds, isomerism and hydrocarbons are very important topics. These topics must be practised more and more.
Practice test: After studying every chapter, solve the problems to get a better grasp of the concept.
(ii) Physical Chemistry
Solve and practice NCERT Questions: In Physical Chemistry, questions such as numerical questions are really important. You must solve NCERT intext questions and exercise questions properly before jumping onto PYQs.
List of Formulas is important: You must prepare a list of all the formulae and revise them regularly. EduRev has compiled formula sheets for you, click here to check.
NCERT may not serve the whole purpose so you can also refer to some good books like RC Mukerjee and P. Bahadur. These books are available on EduRev.
Do or Die Chapters: Chapters like Thermodynamics and Redox reactions are very important, questions may come directly from here.
Practice tests: After studying every chapter, solve the problems to get a better grasp on the concept.
(iii) Inorganic Chemistry
NCERT is Important: NCERT is more than sufficient for your Inorganic chemistry portion. NCERT must be followed; good questions are framed from it; questions do not come from outside of NCERT; only NCERT-based questions are asked.
Do or Die Chapters: Chemical bonding and the periodic table account for half of the inorganic chemistry syllabus; revise them thoroughly through NCERT. Direct questions are asked from chapters like S and p blocks. You must learn their examples by heart.
Practice tests: After studying every chapter, solve the problems to get a better grasp on the concept.
You can practice Previous Year questions of Chemistry chapters of the past 35 years on EduRev, check it out here.
Chapter-wise Test Practice: While preparing chapters in Chemistry, you can give chapter-wise tests as well as topic-wise tests for a better understanding of your weak and strong areas. EduRev has approximately 200-300 questions compiled in its tests for each chapter. You can practice from tons of questions given in each chapter at EduRev at this link.
Concept Building: For concepts and revisions of Chemistry, you can check out the content on EduRev by clicking here.
Flash cards can also help you to do a quick revision of the important concepts. EduRev has complied flashcards of all chapters of Physics, click here to check.
For detailed information on How to Prepare for Chemistry for JEE, you must check out this guide made by EduRev experts. Click here.
Once you have covered the whole syllabus and you have practised enough questions, it is time to amp up your revision game. You should start revision at least 2 months before the exam. You should start attempting mock tests for the following reasons.
Analyze the test: After taking a mock test, the most important thing to do is analyze it. It is more important to analyze the test than it is to take the test. Taking a practice test will not help you improve your grades. You must figure out your personal error bandwidth, as well as how many mistakes you made while guessing an answer, how many silly mistakes you made, and how many questions you skipped. You will find the solution if you correct these errors. Every step matters, so consider what you should do to improve your score on the next test.
Look over the solutions: The next step is to thoroughly review the mock test solutions. Surprisingly, after giving a mock test, many students ignore the solutions, defeating the purpose of the test. Don't make the same blunder. Carefully and patiently go over the solutions. While working through the solutions, you will be learning how to apply problem-solving theory, which is a crucial skill for passing the JEE exam.
Silly mistakes can cost you that seat in your favourite college/university. Therefore, it is important to prevent such mistakes from happening.