How to Prepare for IIT-JEE Exams

Here are some tips that will help you to crack the exam of IIT JEE Mains and Advance.

Make a schedule: It is quite important to schedule your study hours. It is not necessary that you have to wake up early in the morning and start studying right away. You need to figure out the time of the day when your concentration levels are high. So, you can simply make a time table and stick to it. Also, don't forget to take breaks in equal interval of time; it will avoid exertion.

Make sure you test yourself: Mock papers are available online as well as offline in abundance. You can test yourself by solving questions banks, which you can download directly from the websites. However, you are advised to do this after being done with all your textbooks.

Maintain time: If you solve all the numericals in a day, that's not enough. What is equally important is to solve them on time. You can simply put an alarm and try to solve the questions within a particular time frame. You can follow the same for mock papers as well. You can assign yourself a time frame when you are taking the mock test. Do not forget to do the correction.

Read as much as you can: Only sticking to the textbooks and question banks may not help you completely. If you do not want to take any chance, you need to become a voracious reader. Make sure you finish a newspaper everyday during the first half of the morning. Also, do not forget to go through the latest magazines. These will help you to know many things that are going on in your surroundings.

Pay extra attention to certain topics:

Physics- Some of the topics in this subject that you must pay attention to are angular momentum, concept of potential energy and uniformly accelerated motion, conservation of linear momentum, and field theory (electric, magnetic, and gravitational field). Having a fair understanding of Kinematics and Dynamics will help you to come up with a strong problem solving ability. Do not neglect Optics and Modern physics.

Chemistry - Basic concepts of Organic chemistry and basic concepts of inorganic chemistry is a must thing to do. If you want to score really good then pay some attention to physical chemistry as well.

Mathematics - Except for calculus, the other scoring topics include sequences, determinants, permutation, and combination. The other topics in which students should have in-depth knowledge are vectors, co-ordinate geometry and trigonometry. For compensating score, practice three-dimensional geometry.

Structure of the IIT JEE main exam:

The time frame for JEE main is three hours and it includes 90 multiple-choice questions. It comprises three sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, each section comes with 30 questions. For answering each question correctly, four points are added. For each wrong answer, one point is deducted.

Structure of the IIT JEE advanced exam:

Though the JEE advanced exam covers the same three sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics - the structure is different. The exam consists of only two papers.

In paper one, each section comes with 10 multiple choice questions with only one correct answer, five multiple choice questions with more than one correct answers and five questions for which the test taker has to come up with a single-digit answer.

The paper two comes with eight multiple choice questions with only one correct answer, eight questions which would require the test taker to respond to a reading passage, and various "matching list"-type questions.

Last Updated on : December 30, 2016