Those who aspire to pursue engineering through the IITs have to clear 2 important exams – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Approximately 9.5 lakh students appear in the JEE exam every year for seeking admission to IITs, NITs, and other prestigious Engineering colleges. This exam is one of the difficult examinations and thus, requires the right preparation procedure. Even though coaching is really helpful, however, it is one of the important factors to crack JEE. In this article, you will get some tips and tricks on how to prepare for JEE at home.
If we quickly look at JEE Main, it is an objective type test conducted in an online mode. There will be a total of 75 questions. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will have 25 questions each. 20 will be MCQ (Multiple choice question) type and 5 will be numeric type questions.
Taking small steps can make huge changes in life. Here are a few tips you should follow, which if done correctly, will be real game-changers and ultimately help you prepare well for JEE.
Preparation Tips for Studying At Home
Learn NCERT First
Start with NCERT books, which are the base for JEE main. Build a strong base of the concepts and theories from NCERT books. Note that 60-70% of the JEE Main paper is based on NCERT books. Having a clear base of the syllabus is an important attribute for JEE preparation. Once you are done with these books, start referring to other books.
Choose the Right Reference Books
Reference books cover topics from basic level to advanced level application-based questions. Some fo the best books for JEE Maths include Objective Mathematics by R.D Sharma, Algebra by Dr. S K Goyal Arihant Publications, S.L. Loney, etc. Some of the best chemistry books for JEE include books by J.D. Lee, O.P. Tandon, R.C. Mukherjee, Morrison, and Boyd. There are physics books from authors like I.E. Irodov, H.C. Verma, D.C. Pandey, etc. Follow the correct syllabus for the exam.
Nowadays, accessing information from the internet has become very easy. You can use your computer or phone to browse different websites, which provide educational content and study materials. You can also see chapter wise PDFs of all subjects, tips for preparation, video tutorial sessions, both live and recorded, etc. These will help to boost your knowledge and attain a higher score for the exams.
Revise Daily and Clear Doubts
The more you revise, the more you will memorize. The revision will help you to remember important facts and formulas, which ultimately improves your problem-solving skills and accuracy. Never let your doubts be left uncleared. Clear your queries and doubts with your teachers, friends, or people who can help you. Make sure all the concepts are clear.
Solve JEE Previous year question papers
It is very important to practise solving JEE previous year question papers. This will help you to get an idea of the question pattern and mark scheme from each topic. Solving previous year question papers helps students to increase the speed of solving problems. Students can easily access previous year questions and solutions online. You can also download these from the links given below for free.
Mock tests are available on the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency). You can find these in websites of other educators also. The more you practise mock tests, the more familiar you will be with the exam. This will help you to improve your confidence and to attempt the exam in a stress-free manner. Try to finish the test in the given time. This helps you to improve problem-solving skills and manage time efficiently. Analyze yourself after each mock test. This will help you to find your weaknesses and perform better in the next try.
Make short notes for revision
It is highly recommended to make your own short notes on a chapter while learning. This should contain important facts, shortcuts and main formulas. These notes will be very useful for you when you have only a few days left for the exam. You can revise these notes and memorize important points and formulas.
You should always have a positive attitude. Believe in yourself. Always remind yourself what your goal is. You can listen to motivational speeches and also put such posters in your room. There will be times when you feel demotivated. Don’t give up hope. Eating healthy and exercising daily helps you to be in a relaxed mood. Don’t waste time on TV and the internet.
It is not too late. Be positive and start working in the right direction. Learning the basics and following the correct plan is key to crack JEE Main and Advanced. Make your own customized plan following the above-given tips. Follow your plan diligently and you will definitely get into your dream college.