In this competitive world, students put in their best efforts to keep themselves different and unique from all. The huge demand for careers in Engineering has encouraged an undying spirit in students to outshine their peers. The time has gone when simply achieving a good percentage in class was sufficient to have an edge over others. Nowadays, earning good marks in competitive exams has gained equal importance owing to the urge to kick-start one’s career.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is one such competitive exam that is conducted every year for admission into an engineering course all over India. Unlike the conventional method, JEE is now held at two different levels that is namely JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). The exam is carefully engineered in order to assess the aptitude and analytical, logical and reasoning skills of the students. Although the syllabus of class XI and XII and that of JEE (Main & Advanced) is similar, the pattern is quite different. The difficulty level of the examination is quite above the normal standard of the board examination.
Normally, students experience exam-fever and become anxious just before the exam. To avoid this situation, it is best to start preparing beforehand and to be familiar with the details of the exam that they are going to appear for. For this, it is essential for students to browse through some of the vital topics and strategies that will assist students to crack the exam.
The JEE (Main) exam is organized by CBSE. Candidates who crack the JEE (Main) are qualified for admission into engineering colleges like National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and several other government and private colleges. There are a total of 90 multiple choice questions which are to be solved within 180 minutes. Thus, it is advisable for a candidate to devote not more than 2 minutes per question. The whole syllabus of the JEE Main is important and hence students cannot afford to miss out any subject. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from the core of the entire syllabus. Therefore, theoretical knowledge of these subjects is of utmost importance to score well in the exam.
Physics: Students should have a basic understanding of several important topics like Kinematics, Dynamics, and Electromagnetism. They should be proficient enough to solve problems efficiently and quickly.
Chemistry: Both Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry are of great importance. Therefore, it is necessary to possess a fundamental understanding of both.
Mathematics: Calculus, Trigonometry, Matrices & Determinants, Permutation & Combinations are some of the important topics in which students can get good marks. Therefore, students need to have a thorough understanding of all these topics. They should also be able to relate the complex numbers with Coordinate Geometry and Vectors.
The paper contains two objective type papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each Paper comprises of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with two different sections in the first paper and three separate sections in the second paper. Each paper consists of 60 questions divided in such a way that 20 questions are devoted to one particular subject. 180 marks are allotted for each paper. In some sections, there is negative marking for all the incorrect answers.
Physics: Kinematics, Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Modern Physics are the most scoring portions. Out of these Modern Physics requires minimum time to prepare. Some of the other topics on which these questions are raised are Heat and Thermodynamics and Optics. In this subject, always remember, concepts are few and applications are huge.
Chemistry: Organic Chemistry requires a strong concept, Mechanism, and road-map to master it. Physical Chemistry requires basic conceptual understanding, the formula on tips and sufficient numerical practice. Inorganic Chemistry is the most exhaustive part of Chemistry which can be better tamed with the help of charts, mnemonics, and brain-mapping.
Mathematics: Students should be proficient in Coordinate Geometry, Vectors, and 3D and Algebra and should have the ability to solve complex problems. For Calculus, students should have good command on Basic Functions and Graphical behavior. For problems related to Probability, students must have a strong understanding of Permutation and Combinations. For Trigonometry, Formula and Problem Solving skills can be enhanced by regular practice.
Tips for Last Minute Preparation
1. Solve Previous Year Papers
Students should solve JEE Previous year papers in order to grasp the latest trends as every year several drastic changes take place in the exam pattern and the complexity level of the exam. Students should solve at least 15-20 mock papers before appearing for the entrance exam. Solving such papers in a time-bound manner helps you learn time management skills thereby improving performance.
2. Relaxed Mind
Before appearing in the exam, students are advised to rid themselves of all the anxieties and tensions by just relaxing, listening to music or having some kind of fun. A good sleep and fresh mind is the key to applying the maximum of your aptitude during the exam time. Most of the students usually wake up the whole night before the exams and sleep in the daytime. However, this habit is suddenly reversed on the exam day, leaving the body in a state of confusion. This leads students blank. The best way is to regulate your mind by shifting your study time in such a way that your mind remains fresh during exam time.
3. Have Faith in Yourself
When appearing for JEE, the best thing one can do is to be confident and have trust. Feel confident about your preparation. Self-confidence is something that wins half of the battle. This unwavering confidence will certainly give you the desired result.
To sum it up!
We hope the article offers effective JEE preparation tips. By studying smartly, you not only reach your full potential but also achieve your goals. In addition, it boosts your confidence level and assists in gearing up for the impending exams up ahead.
Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.