JEE Main 2020 preparation tips: It is always challenging to prepare for JEE Main Exam as students need to prepare for class XII exam as well as JEE Exam, therefore it is important to have a proper planning and strategy for the exam.
JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is considered one of the toughest exam for engineering in the country. JEE main is an all India exam which will be conducted by National Testing Agency and the mode of exam is completely going to be online. JEE Exam is important for getting admissions to IITs and ISM. Preparation for JEE Main exam include following tips.
JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips and Strategy (Official Guide)
There is no replacement for hard work to clear any exam however there are certain trips and tricks for every exam that can help in clearing the exam. Same applies for clearing the toughest exam for engineering students which is JEE.
Some of the tips for clearing JEE main 2020 exam are:
#1. Managing Time
Time management is the most important requirement for sailing through the JEE Main exam, while preparing for the exam one should set small targets instead of setting big targets. One should decide the time limit for finishing a particular topic depending on its difficulty level.
#2. Understanding Syllabus
One should get themselves acquainted with the syllabus of the exam and should also check for the weightage of each and every topic in the JEE Main exam. This will help them in proper time allocation on the topics depending on their priorities and comfort areas.
Below is the subject wise syllabus for JEE Main 2020
JEE Main Syllabus for Maths
- Sets relation and functions
- Complex numbers and quadratic equations
- Matrices and determinants
- Permutations and combinations
- Mathematical induction
- Binomial theorem and its simple applications
- Sequences and series
- Limits continuity and differentiation
- Integral calculus
- Differential equations
- Co-ordinate geometry
- Three dimensional geometry
- Vector algebra
- Statistics and probability
- Mathematical reasoning
JEE Main Syllabus for Physics
- Physics and measurement
- Laws of motion
- Work power and energy
- Rotational motion
- Properties of solid and liquids
- Kinematics of gases
- Oscillations and waves
- Current electricity
- Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
- Electromagnetic induction and currents
- Electromagnetic waves
- Dual nature of matter and radiation
- Atoms and nuclei
- Electronic devices
- Communication systems and Experimental skills
JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry
Section A – physical chemistry
- Some basic concepts in chemistry
- States of matter
- Atomic structure
- Chemical bonding and molecular structure
- Chemical thermodynamics
- Redox reactions and electro chemistry
- Chemical kinetics
- Surface chemistry
Section B – Inorganic Chemistry
- Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
- General principles and processes of isolation of metals
- Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
- Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements
- D – and f – block elements
- Co-ordination compounds
- Environmental chemistry
Section C – Organic Chemistry
- Purification and characterization of organic compounds
- Some basic principles of organic chemistry
- Organic compounds containing halogens
- Organic compounds containing oxygen
- Organic compounds containing nitrogen
- Chemistry in everyday life
- Principles related to practical chemistry
#3. Recommended Books for JEE Main
While preparing for the JEE Main 2020 exam, one should choose the appropriate reference material. One can start with preparation with the NCERT books and also refer the books as provided by the coaching center. Choose the right material holds a lot of significance as there is a dearth of time and one cannot waste time going through inappropriate material.
Below list shows the highly recommended preparation books for JEE Main exam (subject wise).
JEE Main Books for Physics
|Concepts of Physics Volume I and II||H. C. Verma|
|IIT JEE Main & Advanced: 14 Year’s Objective Solved Papers||Various|
|Fundamentals of Physics||Halliday, Resnick & Walker|
|Problems in General Physics||I. E. Irodov|
|A Collection of Questions & Problems in Physics||L. A. Sena|
|Physics Volume 1 & 2||Tipler|
JEE Main Books for Maths
|Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12||R. D. Sharma|
|Maths for Class 11 & Class 12||R. S. Agarwal|
|IIT Mathematics||M. L. Khanna|
|Problems in Calculus of One Variable||I. A. Maron|
JEE Main Books for Chemistry
|Organic Chemistry||Morrison Boyd|
|Organic Chemistry||O. P. Tandon|
|Inorganic Chemistry||O. P. Tandon|
|Modern Approach to chemical calculation||R. C. Mukherjee|
|Numerical Chemistry||P. Bahadur|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry||J. D. Lee|
#4. Refer topic wise coverage of previous years
One can formulate a strategy using the previous year question papers, one can see the coverage and weightage that each topic for physics, chemistry and mathematics has held in the previous years.One can also check the answers and methodology used to arrive at the answers of previous year questions, this will give them a simulation of the exam condition as well.
Below is the chapter wise weightage for JEE Main 2020
Chapter Wise JEE Main Physics Weightage
|SHM & Waves||4||1|
Chapter Wise JEE Main Maths Weightage
|Matrix and Determinants||8||2|
|Permutation and Combination||4||1|
|Sequence and Series||8||2|
|3D and Vectors||12||3|
|Total||120 Questions||30 Marks|
Chapter Wise JEE Main Chemistry Weightage
|P Block Elements||8||2|
|Alcohol, Alkyl Halide, and Ether||8||2|
|General Organic Chemistry||8||2|
|Oxidation, Reduction, and Hydrolysis||4||1|
|Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics||4||1|
|Solution and Colligative Properties||4||1|
#5. Preparing for both class XII and JEE Main Exam
Many of the students appear for the class XII and JEE Main exam both at the same time. Both the exam holds importance and while preparing for one exam one should ignore the other. For some colleges Class XII results have an equal importance. Also some colleges give admissions on the basis of class XII results. Students cannot lose focus either of the important exam.
Therefore, while preparing students should shortlist the topics that are common for class XII syllabus as well as for the JEE Main exam. One should first thoroughly prepare for those topics.
#6. Finish existing topics and then move ahead
While preparing for the JEE Main exam, it is important that the candidate picks the basic topics first and becomes thorough with those topics before moving ahead with other topics. This type of preparation will help in the long run. As in the long run it will boast confidence in the candidate.
#7. Develop Clarity of Concepts
Rather than solving too many questions, one should spend time in learning the concepts of all the topics. If one is thorough with the concepts of each topic, then can solve a lot many different questions in the exam. Candidates should learn the application of these concepts and try to do different varieties of their application.
This will help them develop their mind and will help in solving a lot many newer type of questions.
#8. Prepare short notes and flash cards
Making short notes and flashcards is one of the key methodology for preparing for the JEE Main exam. Students can note down through these important points, basics and formulas separately or use a flash card for them.
During the last stages of the preparation one the students are left with only one month’s time, then students cannot go through the complete course material. At this time the flash cards or the summary of the key points is really helpful, one can simply go through these major points before the exam.
#9. Practice JEE Main exam sample papers and question papers
One of the crucial part of preparing for the JEE Main exam is solving as many papers as one can. Solving practice papers helps to analyze the level of the preparation of the students. The students will be able to check whether they are able to solve the question in the time frame or not. This will also give them an idea about the questions that are talking more time for them.
Solving question papers will also help them see which questions are tough for them and are taking more time and which are moderate difficult or easy for them. Based on this, students can either do more practice on the difficult questions or could formulate a strategy that involves doing easier and moderately difficult questions and leaving the extremely difficult questions. After all it is about scoring highest in the stipulated time interval.
#10. Take JEE Main Online Test Series
JEE Main online test series could massively help students to easily crack the exam. Students should also acclimatize themselves with the actual exam conditions. This is one of the most important part of exam preparation. This involves sitting for the mock exam in similar conditions and during the same tome interval which 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM and 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.
This will prepare them for the actual; conditions and they will not face and difficulty during the exam day.
Revision for the exam holds a lot of importance for all the exams, similar is the case with JEE exam. One should not while preparing for the exams the formulas or topics that are difficult for them to retain and should take a revision of these topics before the exam day.
This will help them recall the things at the time of exam.