With the JEE Main exam approaching way too fast and with the very little, but crucial time left in hand, it becomes very important for an aspirant to plan things out. An aspirant needs to manage XII boards along with the revision of JEE, which becomes a major factor in the determination of their JEE Main rank. It is essential to manage the time meticulously in these days. Every step taken will determine their performance in the exam.
To start with, the dilemma that every aspirant face during these months is – the board exams. The fact that boards are given a weightage of 40% is tempting for an individual and they devote most part of their time towards the boards, which can prove to be a very dangerous thing. Even though it’s a completely agreeable fact that NCERT books are like the bible for those appearing for JEE Main, it doesn’t imply that mugging up the syllabus would get you an outstanding AIR. The syllabus may look similar but the pattern and level of questions differ in some way or another. The truth is, most questions that JEE asks are logical, where an individual has to apply every concept, to reach a solution. So adequate time must be given towards problem-solving for JEE besides the boards.
Keeping in mind that some topics are more important than others, following topics must be emphasised during the revisions:
Important topics for JEE:
Kinematics, Rotational and fluid mechanics, Waves and Sound, Heat and thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Capacitors, Magnetism, LCR- circuits, Electromagnetic induction, Optics and Modern physics.
1. Physical Chemistry: Mole Concept, Structure of atom, Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium, Electrochemistry.
2. Inorganic Chemistry: Chemical Bonding, Co-ordination Chemistry, s, p,d (important) and f block elements. (For inorganic part, NCERT is strictly recommended)
3. Organic Chemistry: Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds containing Halogen, Nitrogen and Oxygen, Polymers.
Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Complex numbers, Vectors, Coordinate geometry, Conics, Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Definite Integral and Probability.
Post board examination, there isn’t much time available for learning new things, even less time for revision. This period should only be dedicated to solving mock test papers and test series. Solving past year question papers is also a good option to boost confidence and to simulate for exams. Both speed and strike rate matter. You need to be quick and accurate to achieve high scores. High speed with less accuracy can affect your score.
JEE Mains is not difficult, rather it is tricky! If used strategically, this fact can be exploited to your advantage. Some questions can be solved using tricks that you had learnt in the course of preparation. During preparation always give a thought to solve the questions in a limited amount of time. If you succeed you learn a trick, if not, the conventional method is always an option. These small tricks save a huge amount of time during the examination.
Finally, you should keep in mind the choice of your questions. It is always better to strike off the easier ones first, transiting towards average and then towards the difficult ones.
Be confident. Be smart. And all the best for JEE Main 2018!