Those who wish to pursue engineering through IITs have to clear 2 important exams – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Every year around 9.5 lakh students appear for the JEE exam to get admission in IITs, NITs and other prestigious engineering colleges. This exam is one of the tougher exams and thus, requires the right preparation process. Though coaching is really helpful, however, it is one of the important factors to crack JEE. In this article, you will find some tips and tricks 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 total 90 questions. There will be 30-30 questions in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 20 will be MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) type and 10 will be numerical type questions. Students can attempt any 5 questions out of these 10 numerical type questions.
How To Prepare JEE At Home
Taking small steps can make a big difference in life. Here are some tips that you must follow, which if done correctly, will prove to be a real game-changer and will ultimately help you prepare well for JEE.
Preparation Tips for Home Studying
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Start with NCERT books, which are the foundation for JEE Main. Build a strong foundation of concepts and principles from NCERT books. Note that 60-70% of JEE Main paper is based on NCERT books. Having a clear syllabus base is an important feature for JEE preparation. Once you are done with these books, start citing other books.
Choose the Right Reference Books
The reference books cover topics ranging from basic level to advanced level application-based questions. Some of the best books for JEE Maths include Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma, Algebra by Dr. SK Goyal, Arihant Publications, S.L. Loni etc. Some of the best chemistry books for JEE include J.D. Lee, O.P. Tandon, R.C. Mukherjee, Morrison and Boyd. There are physics books from authors such as I.E. Irodov, H.C. Verma, D.C. Pandey, etc. Follow the correct syllabus for the exam.
Nowadays it has become very easy to get information from the internet. You can use your computer or phone to browse various websites that provide educational content and study material. You can also find chapter-wise PDFs of all subjects, preparation tips, video tutorial sessions, live and recorded, etc. These will help you to increase your knowledge and score high marks for the exam.
Revise daily and clear doubts
The more you repeat, the more you remember. Revision will help you remember important facts and formulas, which ultimately improves your problem solving skills and accuracy. Never let your doubts remain unexplained. Clear your questions and doubts with your teachers, friends, or people who can help you. Make sure all concepts are clear.
Solve previous year question papers of JEE
It is very important to practice solving previous year question papers of JEE. This will help you get an idea of the question pattern and marking scheme for each subject. Solving previous year papers helps the students to increase their problem solving speed. Students can easily access previous year questions and solutions online. You can also download them for free from the links given below.
The mock tests are available on the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency). You can also find these on other teachers’ websites. The more you practice mock tests, the more familiar you will become with the exam. This will help you to boost your confidence and attempt the exam in a stress free manner. Try to finish the test in the given time. It helps you to improve problem solving skills and manage time efficiently. Analyze yourself after every mock test. This will help you to find out your weaknesses and perform better in the next attempt.
Make short notes for revision
It is highly recommended to make your own short notes on a chapter while learning. It should contain important facts, shortcuts and key points. These notes will come in handy when you have only a few days left for the exam. You can revise these notes and remember 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 will feel demotivated. do not give up hope. Eating healthy and exercising daily helps you stay in a relaxed mood. Don’t waste time on TV and internet.
it’s not too late. Be positive and start working in the right direction. Learning the basics and following the right plan is the key to crack JEE Main and Advanced. Create your customized plan by following the tips given above. Follow your plan diligently and you will definitely get admission in your dream college.