As we are well aware, the JEE Main 2021 will be conducted by NTA in multiple sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic year. With less than a month to go for the first session of JEE Main to be conducted from 23rd to 26th February in two shifts, you need to plan your studies effectively. Given below is a subject-wise study plan to help you prepare for JEE Main 2021 and qualify it with a high percentile score.
Quite a number of students consider Physics as the most fascinating subject. Though a scoring subject, you need to be fast, accurate and smart. Using discretion and picking up the right questions during the exam is very important and should form a part of your exam strategy.
- Strong conceptual knowledge along with application of concepts to problems is the key to ace JEE Main Physics. Pay proper attention to your lessons, listen to the teachers, revise the lessons daily after the classes, go through each derivation, prepare short notes for revision purpose and most importantly memorize the formulae, definitions and processes.
- Questions in JEE Main are based on the NCERT. Hence, it is imperative to cover the NCERT textbook and its exemplar completely. Reading the theory in detail at least 4-5 times along with practicing all the examples is a must. Additionally, the exercise questions should be solved with great precision.
- After completing the NCERT textbook, you should refer to ‘Concepts in Physics’ by Dr. HC Verma for strengthening your basics. Beginning with its examples, solve objectives I, II and the theory questions.
- A good study material consisting of actual exam like questions like that of Aakash IIT-JEE, which is well-researched and prepared after analysis of last 10 years’ JEE question papers, can help you prepare effectively for the intended exam.
- While preparing, pay extra attention to chapters like System of Particles and Rotational Motion, Current Electricity, Electrical Potential and Capacitance, Ray Optics and Units and Measurement etc. as these are extremely important. On the other hand, fewer questions are asked from Mechanical properties of solids, Magnetism and Matter and Kinetic Theory of Gases etc.
Chemistry can be a rewarding subject if studied with a plan. Here’s how you can prepare for JEE Main 2021 Chemistry:
- Majority of questions in Chemistry in JEE Main are straightforward and based only on facts elucidated in the NCERT textbook. Hence, you should thoroughly go through the NCERT textbook along with NCERT exemplar. Practice every solved example and exercise question.
- Additionally, practice as many mock papers as possible and with great accuracy and speed. The aim should be to complete the Chemistry paper in the shortest span of time. Every minute saved would allow you additional time for complex and time consuming problems in Physics and Mathematics.
- Time is of essence and you must not waste it on books that are too difficult or irrelevant for JEE Main. There is no point in stuffing your brain with a 1000+ page book and not able to recall the relevant facts in the exam.
- While Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Bio-molecules, Polymer, Aldehyde Ketone and Carboxylic acids, Equilibrium, Coordinate Compounds etc. constitute the major part of the Chemistry paper, Qualitative Analysis, General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements and Surface Chemistry etc. have less number of questions in the exam.
Mathematics is the key element of the JEE Main exam. Though it has the same weightage as Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics score is considered the deciding factor. Given below are tips to help you strategically prepare for JEE Main 2021 Mathematics.
- It is rightly said, the only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics. Mathematics requires regular practice. You should devote an hour every day to practice mathematics questions. Attend all the classes, pay attention to your teachers, revise whatever is taught in the class the same day and practice as many questions as possible on the topic. Supplementing it with NCERT textbook and solving all the practice exercises of the NCERT exemplar can give you an edge.
- JEE Mathematics tests your acquired knowledge and aptitude. Hence, it is important for you to understand the derivations deeply. Ask yourself questions such as: What is the need for such a formula? What steps or techniques are used to arrive at the conclusions? Where to use this formula? All the rationale behind should be probed into.
- A typical question often requires a combination of various concepts and their intertwining among themselves. Their analysis helps in strengthening the concepts and imbibing the requisite skills. Hence, it is important to work upon the pattern of solution to a problem.
- During the exam, picking up problems on the basis of easy, medium and difficult and attempting them in this order goes a long way in ensuring success as initial success generates confidence and calms down the mind to think more analytically for the remaining more tricky problems.
- Solve at least 20-25 problems daily. A single good source containing a larger number of questions is much more effective than to have multiple sources.
- We recommend Aakash Study Material for the purpose because of its logical sequence, actual exam like and original questions and simple yet lucid content.
- Thoroughly prepare chapters like 3-Dimensional Geometry, Applications of Derivatives, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability and Matrices and Determinants as they constitute a higher number of questions in JEE (Main) exam.
Apart from that, solving previous years’ papers can help familiarize you with the exam pattern, types of questions asked, difficulty level etc. and prepare for JEE Main 2021. Make sure you solve as many mock tests as possible. Mock tests not only help you assess your level of preparedness but are also a great way to improve speed and accuracy. After taking any test, it is important to analyse the mistakes committed and learn from them.
Also, it is to be noted that to cater to the decision of different boards across the country regarding the reduction of syllabus, the NTA has decided to provide choices in numerical value based questions. However, the total number of questions to be attempted in JEE Main 2021 will remain the same (Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25 and Mathematics – 25), wherever applicable.
We hope the above mentioned preparation tips and analysis would help you prepare for JEE Main 2021 and ace it. All the best!