JEE, which indeed is one of the most coveted exam in India, is based entirely on the concepts which are developed while studying the syllabus of Class 11th. It’s always good if you have devoted ample time while developing your basic concepts while in Class 11th itself. But assuming that they have mastered these concepts and that there is no need of revision again later, and hence not reviewing and revising the syllabus of Class 11th in Class 12th is one of the major mistakes which many students commit in the preparation of JEE. Always remember that reviewing concepts and syllabus is as important as studying them. And this post will suggest some ways with which you can review the syllabus of Class 11th while in Class 12th for the JEE.
First things first, allot a specific period from your timetable for reviewing the syllabus of Class 11th everyday. The length of this allotted time period may depend on several factors like how much you like studying the syllabus of Class 11th, your seriousness and level of preparation while in Class 11th, how easy is Class 12th for you, how strong is your memory and lastly, how much time you can allot for revision without affecting your present preparation.
It is a well known fact that 60% of the questions in JEE come from the syllabus of Class 11th, either directly or indirectly. And you will get to know these indirect questions as well while solving the problems in Class 12th. For example, you may get a question on the application of rotational mechanics (from Class 11th) in current electricity (from Class 12th), and then you can review all the concepts of rotational mechanics at once. This will keep your memory afresh and intact.
Solving conceptual questions from H. C. Verma and practicing several tests topic-wise from the syllabus of Class 11th once in a week is also the best way to review. Since reading the entire topic again and again from a book would perhaps be a waste, therefore if you have already covered a topic well, then the best choice for revising it would be to solve relevant problems. The point here is that you should try fresh questions. Also, note that you should remember standard questions that have a hidden trick so that you can co-relate it to some other question.
For Mathematics, keep solving as many questions as you can. This is the best and the only way to revise Mathematics. It has a number of associated benefits, the most important being: you won’t forget the formulas! Additionally, if you are prone to forgetting the formulas, then you should maintain a notebook listing all the important formulas in a clear and concise form so that you can go through them quickly in a very short time.
For Physics, trying out new problems and revising the theoretical concepts every now and then will be useful. Similarly in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry can be revised in the same way as for Physics; and for Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, try to read them daily as they require a but of mugging.
Learn theory till your concepts are clear, and practice this theory learned through questions. Test your concepts thoroughly. Focus on problem solving a lot. Do as many questions as you can and try to give as many mock tests as possible.
Revision is the most powerful weapon in your arsenal. Read more about its power here.
All the very best then!