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Wanna crack JEE 2018? This is what you should aim for till December!

It is less than a year left now for the preparations of JEE 2018, and it is a hectic phase for all of its aspirants. There must be too many formulae, methods, equations to remember till now. The syllabus must be on the verge of completion. Now it’s the time to use the remaining months wisely in order to eat the fruits of the trees which were planted a year ago. The most crucial time for you guys is untill December. 

JEE 2018: Short-Term Plan Till December

Till now, you must have solved many problems as and when the particular topic was taught. It was really important in order to understand the concepts perfectly. However, now since the syllabus is almost over, you have a huge mountain of topics to cover starting from calculus in physics to calculus in mathematics. Thus you have to study almost the entire syllabus in/till December perfectly. It is possible only when you do things with proper planning and time management.

Why is it really important to study as much as possible till December?

Well, in order to answer this question, imagine yourself at the time when you’ll be in January 2018. You will have your 12th Boards exams in February end, followed by ‘JEE’ (which has certain topics which are not in ‘Advanced’). So, in short, you will have very less time to focus on JEE Advanced, which becomes really important for you to study as much as possible till December.

Here are certain tips that will help you build your plan till December, with the ultimate aim of cracking JEE 2018.

  1. Get thorough with your reference books.

I have mentioned some of the best reference books you should solve in order to crack this exam.

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
1.     5 Volumes of D. C. Pandey

2.     2 Volumes of H. C. Verma

1.     Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon

2.     Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee

3.     Inorganic Chemistry for by OP Tandon

4.     Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd

1.     IITJEE Books by S. K. Goyal for Mathematics

2.     IITJEE Books by Amit Agarwal for Mathematics

3.     IITJEE Books by  R. D. Sharma for Mathematics

It is critical to solve each and every problem of all the reference books. Even solved problems are very important. Now-a-days, students have the tendency of referring to many books for the same topic and at the same time. However, that is really of no use. Instead of that, it is advisable to stick to some credible books.

  1. Jotting down important questions 

When you see any question which is different, make sure you note it down along with its solution properly. Such questions usually include different concepts from multiple chapters. They are helpful for Olympiads too. It helps during the last phase of preparations, when you might feel there’s nothing left to do.

  1. Make your own notes.

It is advisable to prepare your notes for every chapter. On an average, this hardly takes 60-70 minutes per chapter. This will save your time in referring to books for concept revision again and again. You can certainly utilize this time in solving more problems.

  1. One complete revision is a must.

It is really important to revise the entire syllabus, including the theory and all the problems that you have solved from the reference books. Some might ask: What will happen if I go through them once again? But believe me, this will help and boost your confidence in many ways.

  1. Option elimination technique

It’s important for students to use this technique wisely. There certainly are 2-3 questions in the paper that are completely based on this concept. You should try this method in questions which you feel can be solved. However, don’t waste time in doing so if you cannot.

  1. Understanding Chemistry

This subject is quite different from the other two. Physics and Maths are usually problem-solving subjects. But your capacity to remember also plays an important role in Chemistry.

Physical Chemistry – If you are using calculators for solving physical chemistry problems, you should stop that before December. Solve as many ‘long’ problems related to stoichiometry and other topics without calculators. This will increase your efficiency in the long term. Complex questions are normally easy but framed in such a way that you get totally confused.

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry – No one can deny that the syllabus of this subtopic is huge. Still, there is a tendency among students to learn more than required in organic and inorganic (which may be helpful in other competitive exams). However, it’s a complete waste of time if you are aiming to crack JEE. The paper setters stick to the mentioned syllabus only. So, it is advisable for you to study only those topics that are given in the official syllabus. Also at the end of December, you should have at least 40% of the reactions at the tip of your tongue.

  1. Studying for 12th Boards

There’s a criteria that you should be in the top 20 percentile in 12th boards to get admission in the IITs. Thus, you cannot completely neglect 12th standard board exams. You should study for it as and when the college unit tests arrive. However, don’t focus on it too much because you will have an entire one month preparation before your board exams.

  1. Solve previous years’ question papers after December

Avoid solving previous years’ question papers till December. It is advisable to solve them in January start to get an idea about where you stand and plan your schedule accordingly.

How about going through an article on how you can start your preparations based on the paper pattern of 2016 JEE? Click here to know more.

You could also check out our study planner for JEE 2018.

Cheers! 🙂

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