What Should Be Your Strategy To Study For IIT JEE Main 2017

JEE Main 2017

IIT, NIT, IIIT, ISM, etc. are some of the most esteemed institutions for engineering courses across the country. Every year, lakhs of students aspiring to be a part of these elite technical institutions appear for the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE out of which only a few thousands get the chance to be a part of these institutions. JEE is held in two stages, the JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The JEE Main 2017 will be conducted on April 2nd, 2017 by the Central Board of Secondary Education, and the JEE Advanced 2017 will be held on May 21st, 2017 under the guidance of IIT Madras.

Every year, lakhs of students appear for the IIT-JEE entrance test to get admission in these institutions. As the preparation time, spans for 2-3 years and the syllabus required to be covered is vast; it is important to perform smart work rather than just hard work. With only a few months left, you cannot afford to lose even a single day.

JEE Main 2017 – Complete Strategy

With such a huge competition and so less a time to prepare, it is necessary that you follow a proper study plan for your preparation. In this section, we have discussed the subject wise preparation strategy for JEE 2017.

Paper 1 for JEE Main

JEE Main Paper 1 comprises of engineering courses B.Tech/B.E. It consists of three subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 30 question each. The time allotted to solve these 90 questions is limited to 3 hours.

How to prepare the concepts of Physics for IIT-JEE

The topics in Physics are more conceptual and need thorough understanding. Learning these concepts is quite difficult and needs more time to grasp. Just mugging-up the lessons is surely not an option if you want to rank well in JEE. You might be good with electro statistics or kinematics, but the thorough understanding of Thermodynamics is equally important.The other topics such as Fluid Mechanics, friction, rotational mechanics seems difficult for most students, but it can be easily learnt if you follow a strict schedule and proper guidance. NCERT textbooks are most suitable to prepare for JEE. But, you can also study from numerous reference books out there in the market.

Best Books for Physics
Concepts of Physics by HC Verma Vol-1 and Vol-2
Understanding of Physics by DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Study Tips Physics for IIT-JEE

  • The questions that are asked in physics involve a large amount of thinking, and one has to be well versed with the concepts before attempting the questions.
  • As you have already dealt with the motion of a body in two dimensions in you 9th standard, you should start your preparation with kinematics. You should practice as many questions as possible
  • After mechanics, it is advised to start with waves and simple harmonic motion. These topics are completely new to you, so you must not feel too overwhelmed as once you start to solve the questions, you will find them very easy.
  • After dealing with SHM and waves, you can start electrostatics and magnetism. These topics involve theorems and laws, and we have to remember formulae based on them which are to be kept in mind while attempting the questions.
  • After finishing electrostatics and magnetism, you can start optics and modern physics. These topics are fairly familiar, as you have covered these in your class 10th, These topics are very scoring, as the questions are simple.
  • The questions from the topics such as gravitation and semiconductors are formulae based and straight forward. Covering these topics will give you an extra edge, as although they do not hold the same weightage as the other sections do, they take very less of your time.

How to prepare Chemistry for IITJEE

Chemistry is considered to be the easiest among the three subjects but shouldn’t be taken lightly. It involves the study of three different parts of chemistry such as Organic, Inorganic, and Physical. Let’s take these topics individually to have a better understanding about each of them.

  • Organic Chemistry: It involves various reactions which demand to understand, the mechanism of writing equations is quite complex. You need to practice them frequently. If you try to memorize the mechanism, you won’t learn The major topics covered in organic chemistry are purification and characterization of organic compounds, hydrocarbons, halides, alcohols, phenols & ethers, carbonyl compounds and environmental chemistry. Each topic requires a lot of critical thinking and hard work. Apart from NCERT, there are few reference books given below for organic chemistry which is very useful in understanding and solving numerous problems.
Books for Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes and MS Chauhan
Organic Chemistry by RT Morrison.

Study Tips for Organic Chemistry

  • Chemical bonding is one of the most difficult topics to understand, for any beginner while the easiest when it comes to solving questions that appear in JEE. You can start by going through the NCERT while making short notes and diagrams followed by solving sample JEE questions. You can use tricks to writing the electronic configuration of elements faster as most of the questions are based on the same.
  • Nomenclature is also a very important section, and you should not take this lightly. The questions based on nomenclature may not be direct but can be asked as a part of another question. Questions in JEE Main from this topic are direct and very easy to solve.
  • Hydrocarbons, halogens, alcohols, aldehydes, acids and amines cover the major section of the questions paper. The questions asked are usually based on the name reactions, the reaction mechanism of any important reaction
  • Root locus problems where the formation of any element followed by a chain of reactions(involving all the discussed topics) is given with missing intermediate components which are to be found.
  • For remembering the reactions in organic chemistry, you should remember the mechanism through which one element is converting into another. Once you remember the mechanism and how the electron transfer or the cloud sharing is occurring, a step by step procedure of the same will lead you to the product for any similar reaction.
  • Inorganic Chemistry:You need to study Inorganic chemistry well if you want to score among the JEE top rankers. The best way to learn the concepts of inorganic chemistry is to wake up early in the morning. As it involves the study of the periodic table which is hard to remember. The best way to learn the periodic table is to create a flow chart or a mind map to know changes in elemental properties.
Books for Inorganic Chemistry
NCERT textbook
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

Study Tips for Inorganic Chemistry

  • Metallurgy is one of the easiest topics in inorganic chemistry. You can easily remember the processes of formation of different metals by making cue cards and diagrams. Once you visualize the process, you can retain the facts and properties of these processes efficiently. The questions that appear are also straightforward and fact based.
  • Questions from s-, p- and d- block elements are based on the properties of the elements, and until you remember the properties of each element listed by heart, you may end up confusing yourself. The key is to keep on revising the properties. After the first revision you may not retain any of it, but once you close the third or fourth revision, you will end up retaining most of it.
  • The salt analysis is one of the most difficult topics to tackle. Using comparison tables, you can make this easier. The properties of salts and their reactions can be remembered with regular revisions as for the other topics.
  • For all the topics in inorganic chemistry, you can make placard and notes and have a quick revision now and then in your leisure time, while boarding the bus to school or taking a stroll in the morning.
  1. Physical Chemistry:It requires a lot of practice along with good conceptual knowledge of the subject to appear for JEE. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, equilibrium, solid state, surface chemistry are few most favorite topics of all time for JEE. A book called New Pattern Textbook of Physical Chemistry for Competitions is the best book for any competitive exam.

Study Tips for Physical Chemistry

  • As you are already familiar with mole concept, balancing and unitary method, start with stoichiometry and redox reactions. These topics demand a lot of practice and the questions are direct and easy, helping you build a knack for solving questions and build confidence.
  • Topics such as surface chemistry and chemical equilibrium are comparatively easier than the rest of the questions that appear are usually straight-forward and predictable.
  • Thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and Ionic equilibrium are interesting and binding. Give these topics the time they demand and with patience practice the questions that follow.
  • Topics such as solid states are a bonus, once you close the topic, you can easily retain the concepts without much effort, and the questions that are asked can easily be divided into sets, and the approach is clear and stepwise.
  • Atomic structure demands a lot of calculation and using tricks and approximations is a must for these questions.

How to prepare Mathematics for IIT-JEE

Mathematics, as we all know, involves a lot of practice. Studying intensively over a short period just before the examination is not at all the correct approach to succeed in JEE. Keeping the syllabus in mind, you should prepare each and every topic well in advance. The questions from topics such Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Permutations & Combinations, Sequences & Series, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations are frequently asked in JEE (Main and Advanced). A list of few important points is given below,

  • With only a few months left, you should exercise at least one problem from each of the topics (given above) daily.
  • Do not solve any question in your mind, always use pen and paper.
  • At the last hour, do not rush for different books or journals, if you any doubt; clear it with your teacher or post your specific query online. We @Byju’s will provide all the assistance you need even at the 11th
Books to Mathematics
Mathematics by RD Sharma class 11th and 12th
Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry by SL Loney
Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Calculus of One Variable by IA Maron

Always start your preparations from most basic concepts and increase it to advance level. If it feels necessary, make notes on your own without seeing the book. This will not let you forget the concepts which you have just learned.

Study Tips for Mathematics for JEE Main

  • Set theory Solving questions from the NCERT and previous year questions is sufficient as the questions asked usually repeated every year and do not vary much.
  • The questions in mathematics are lengthy as compared to other subjects which are why many students face difficulty in solving them. But it is also true that if one wishes to score an excellent rank, they have to score well in this section.
  • The topics that constitute the major portion of the question paper are calculus, probability, permutation and combination, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors and 3-D geometry and functions.
  • Questions from permutation and combination, binomial theorem and probability are tricky, but once you understand the question, you can get the answer in no time. This is why it is advised to practice a lot of questions from these topics to understand the approach for each type.
  • To solve questions in Trigonometry and coordinate geometry, one must be well versed with the formulae. You can make a chart or a map to memorize these formulae and practice lots of questions based on these. As you go on practicing the questions, you will be able to grasp as to how the formulae and equations are to be substituted to the reach the final result.
  • For Calculus, there are only a few formulae and concepts you have to keep in mind, and once you understand which section the question lies in, you can solve the questions step by step with great ease.
  • The questions in complex number are typical and cannot be predicted. You have to cover this section in depth to understand what the question posed to your demands.
  • Functions and Quadratic equations are comparatively easier and are the topics with which you should start your preparation.

Paper 2 for JEE Main

JEE Main Paper-2 comprises of engineering courses B.Arch/B.Planning. It consists of three parts as under

  • Part I – Mathematics
  • Part II – Aptitude test
  • Part III – Drawing Test

There is a total of 82 questions out of which 50 are of aptitude, 30 on math and two questions will test your drawing skills. The time allotted to solve these 82 questions is limited to 3 hours.

  1. Mathematics: Topics such co-ordinate & 3D geometry, trigonometry, probability, integration & differentiation are most likely to be asked in the JEE. It is an objective type test. The rest of the syllabus remains same as of Paper-1 with the same number of questions.
Books to refer for JEE Main Paper 2 – Mathematics Mathematics NCERT textbooks of class 11th and 12th
  1. Aptitude test will assess your understanding of the Awareness of persons, places, building materials, objects, texture related to architecture and build-environment. It will also check your skills related to visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional Analytical reasoning is going to test your mental abilities. JEE aptitude part heavily depends on observation and imaginative questions for which one should be good with solid transformation, visualizing solids in different views.
  1. Drawing testwill have two different problem statements about three-dimensional drawings for which candidates are advised to bring their pencils, geometry box set, eraser and color pencils and crayons. Try to solve the previous year questions for better understanding of the problem statement. For Aptitude and Drawing test these books can be referred,
Books for JEE Main – Paper 2
A complete self-study guide for B.Arch by PK Mishra
Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Architecture Entrance by PK Mishra

If you are aiming for IIT-JEE 2017, you must set a steady goal-oriented strategy for your preparation and must work hard towards it. There are a few key points to be kept in mind before starting the preparation.

JEE Main 2017 – Preparation Tips

  • Cover NCERT thoroughly.Read your NCERT textbook and make a note of important concepts dealt in each of the chapters and practice questions on these topics from the reference books you have. Follow reference books but don’t often switch from one book to the other as it might affect your preparation.
  • Get your basics clear. Make your concepts crystal clear to you. Give the topics time it demands. How much you have studied is more important than how many hours you have studied. Seek help from your teachers, mentors, friends to through your basics and clear your doubts.
  • Follow a reliable source.Don’t rush for all the books available in the market. Choose the right book or online lecture and practice questions from the same book(s), marking questions on the basis of their difficulty level, so that the practice must be done accordingly, allotting more time to difficult topics. A practice test series must also be followed to gain experience on how to manage time and pressure during the actual examination.
  • Make notes and tricks.For easy learning and revision, make short notes and tricks for each chapter. For example, the metal series in electrochemistry and the order of elements in the periodic table can easily be remembered by following a pattern. Similarly, in mathematics and physics, trigonometry and modern physics can be dealt easily in a similar manner. Making notes in your language is very useful and hard to forget.
  • Utilize the resources.Practice previous years question papers and sample papers and take online mock tests. This will help you to acquire the skill of time management plus improve your knowledge.
  • Be confident.Do not follow someone’s path blindly; make your moves as every person has a different way of doing things. Learn the concepts of each subject well in advance and be confident within yourself. It will help you approach your goal with the positive attitude.

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