How to prepare for JEE Main 2024: Tips from FIITJEE Expert

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2024 ( JEE Main )

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Check JEE Main 2024 preparation tips from FIITJEE experts and score good marks in the exam.

 

How to prepare for JEE Main 2024 - NTA (National Testing Agency) will conduct JEE Main 2024 in two phases - January, and April. JEE Main 2024 exam date session 1 is January 24 to February 1 while session 2 will be held from April 1 to 15. JEE Main Application Form 2024 has been released.

A vast majority of students are enthused and willing to take all four attempts at JEE Main 2024 as the ‘better’ score out of the 4 tests would be considered for the final rank. With just a few months left for JEE Main 2024, candidates appearing for the first attempt exam should first complete their JEE Main 2024 syllabus and look forward to a sound revision using the tips we have shared below. 

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How To Prepare For JEE Main 2024 With Past Year Question Papers

Procure the past 4-5 year question papers of JEE Main. Please note that both offline papers (one in number) and online papers (multiple) have been held over the past few years. This would mean you should comfortably have around 15 papers at hand. Divide these papers randomly into 3 equal sets (call them A, B & C) and proceed as follows:

Q:   How many months are required to prepare for JEE Mains exam?

A:
The time period required to complete the JEE Main preparation depends mainly on the students. Every student has their own pace of study. Ideally, 6-month time is good enough to complete the JEE Main preparation. Students who have started preparing from class 11 or 12 can easily prepare for JEE Main. In 6 months considering the topics of JEE syllabus have already been studied in classes 11 and 12. JEE Main preparation is most effective with classes 11 and 12 as almost 90-95 percent of topics are similar in both exams. This way students can easily complete the entire JEE Main. Syllabus as well as the syllabus of classes 11 and 12. After the board exams, students get 2-3 months' time where they can focus entirely on JEE Main. Students who have started late for the JEE Main exam can make a 6-month plan where in the first three months they have to focus on revising the syllabus studied in classes 11 and 12. In the next two months focus on solving questions of JEE Main and analyzing the mistakes being made, if any. The last month should be focused on solving mock tests and JEE Main previous year question papers.

Q:   How to crack JEE Mains in first attempt?

A:
Clearing the JEE Main exam in first attempt is not a difficult task. If we SEE the year over year Statistics the ratio of students who clear JEE Main in first attempt is high in comparison to students who dropped a year after class 12. One thing which makes it easy to clear JEE Main with class 12 is that students are in regular touch of most JEE syllabus. To score good marks in JEE Main in the first attempt, it is advised that students study class 11 and 12 topics thoroughly, clear all the concepts and solve mock test papers. NCERT books which students study in class 11 and 12 are the best books for JEE Main preparation. Students must study NCERT properly and solve all the questions in the book and do not memorize the concepts as some students do.

Q:   How should I prepare for JEE Mains and Advanced together?

A:
Students can prepare for both Mains and Advanced together but it is not a wise idea to prepare together as both exams have different syllabus, exam pattern and difficulty level. The difficulty level of JEE Advanced exam is much higher than JEE Mains. If preparing together for both the exams, make a list of topics that are asked in JEE Main as well as Advanced. Solve questions from these topics from NCERT as well as additional books. For JEE Mains, students can stick to NCERT but for JEE Advanced students need to take help from books like HC Verma.

Set A:  Attempt JEE Main questions in this set topic-wise to understand your command on concepts involved. Now accordingly plan further revision and practice. Jot down all such concepts where you have committed mistakes and refer to them frequently to avoid repeating those in further practice/tests.

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Set B:  In this set of JEE Main question papers, you are advised to attempt questions topic-wise to check for improvement and the need for more practice in topics where you still face problems. At this stage, you are advised to get in touch with your respective teachers to clear any conceptual doubt you might be having. If you find any concept that is still not clear, it is better to avoid questions based on them and focus on topics where you have better command and confidence.

Set C:  Take JEE Main previous year papers in this set as full tests the way you would be taking your actual JEE Main 2024.

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How to prepare for JEE Main 2024 Physics

    1. Make yourself familiar with various units associated with physical quantities. Compile a list of all units where you often get confused.  
    2. Pay special attention to topics that are in the syllabus for JEE-Mains but not in JEE Advanced like Semiconductor devices, Electromagnetic waves, communication system etc. Questions based on these topics are often straightforward and simple. A little extra reading helps you improve your score significantly. A thorough understanding of all that is given in NCERT textbooks on such topics is usually sufficient to solve questions in JEE Mains.
    3. Make sure you have a good command of ‘Vector treatment’ wherever required.
    4. Along with any standard formula also understand their limitation. For example, the famous equations of Kinematics are for uniform acceleration only.

How to prepare for JEE Main 2024 Chemistry 

Physical Chemistry

You should maintain a diary for quick revision of simple formulas pertaining to chapters like atomic structure, solid-state, ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry. Also, keep in mind the situations where these formulae cannot be applied directly. Extra emphasis should be given to the topics mentioned above as more questions are often asked from these topics. One should also remember the values of log 2 (0.3010) and log 3 (0.4771) as they often come up during calculations.

Q:   How to prepare for JEE Main from Class 11th and 12th?

A:
Starting the JEE Main preparation from class 11 or 12 is the best time. As JEE Main syllabus consists of topics from class 11 and 12, students can easily cover all the topics along with school. Students can begin by checking the topics that is covered in both school and JEE Main and give special attention to them. For all three subjects, study NCERT and also take help from reference books. Understand the concepts thoroughly and solve numerical problems. To crack JEE Main along with class 12, students should devote at least 2-3 hours for JEE beside class 12 studies. Regularly solve JEE Main mock test and solve previous year question papers to evaluate the performance.

Q:   How much time is required to prepare for JEE Mains?

A:

The time required to prepare for JEE Mains depends on several factors, such as your current knowledge level, the amount of time you can dedicate to studying, and your desired level of excellence. However, here are some general guidelines:

  1. Ideally, you should start preparing for JEE Mains at least 6-8 months before the exam date. This will give you ample time to cover the entire syllabus, practice mock tests, and analyze your performance.
  2. If you have already started preparing, it's essential to make a time table and stick to it. Allocate at least 6-8 hours daily for studying, and ensure that you take regular breaks to avoid burnout.
  3. It's important to note that the amount of time required to prepare for JEE Mains can vary depending on your current knowledge level. If you have a strong foundation in the subjects, you may require less time, whereas if you need to build your fundamentals, you may need more time.
  4. Additionally, it's important to remember that studying smartly is more crucial than studying for a long time. Focus on understanding the concepts, practicing challenging problems, and analyzing your performance regularly.

In conclusion, the amount of time required to prepare for JEE Mains can vary depending on several factors. However, ideally, you should start preparing at least 6-8 months before the exam date, and make a study plan that suits your needs and schedule. Remember to study smartly, practice regularly, and analyze your performance to achieve your desired score.

Q:   Is one month sufficient for JEE Main preparation?

A:
One month is not sufficient for JEE Main preparation if a student has not started preparing or have not studied earlier for the exam. As the syllabus of JEE Main is vast, studying all the topics and remembering them take a lot of effort. However, class 12 student can get a decent score in JEE Main if time after the bard exam is devoted exclusively for the JEE preparation. Since most topics of JEE Main and class 12 are similar, students need to revise all the topics and solve previous year JEE Main question papers. Start solving JEE Main mock test papers at last 3-4 days before the exam to make yourself comfortable with the exam.

Q:   How can I crack JEE Main 2024?

A:
Students can easily crack JEE Main. Exam if they make a study plan and follow a strategy. The first step to clear JEE Main 2024 is to understand the JEE syllabus and exam pattern clearly. Check which topics are asked in the exam and what are the types of questions. Identify the JEE Main topics that are similar to class 11 and 12 and start studying them along with the school classes. The second advice is to make a time table for your study. Ideally, 6-8 hours of study is sufficient for JEE Main. Students should choose a time which suits them best. They can study in night or morning or both. It is important that they give at least 3 hours daily specifically for JEE Main preparation. Selecting the right study materials/books is also very important for JEE Main preparation. It is advised that students begin their preparation by studying the NCERT books thoroughly and then advance to additional books. The most important advice in clearing the JEE Main. Is not to over-burden yourself with the preparation. Study regularly but also spare some time for your hobbies.

Q:   Can I prepare for JEE Mains in 4 months?

A:

To get a good rank in JEE and make to the IIT, you need to have a strategic planning that suits the present format of selection. The present format demands an all-round performance as it considers your Board Examination, JEE Mains and Advanced. Here are certain points that would help you.

  • Understand the JEE Mains syllabus and start reading the NCERT books thoroughly. The NCERT books are written by some of the best brains of India and these books are quite precise and concise. Your preparation must start with NCERT books. Read these books thoroughly and solve all the back exercises. Also try the example problems for further practice of objective questions. Remember that reading and understanding the NCERT books are not the same thing.
  • Solve previous year JEE Main question papers to understand your preparation level. It will also help in understanding the difficulty level of the exam and chapterwise weightage of various topics. 
  • Solve JEE Main mock tests regularly to enhance time management and problem solving skills

Organic chemistry

Here the focus should be on various name reactions that you have come across and their mechanism. Reactions like Ozonolysis, Aldol, Cannizzaro, Perkin, and Hoffmann’s should be thoroughly understood and questions related to them should be practiced. Special focus should be on GOC and one should be good at comparing the stability of reaction intermediates and questions related to acidity and basicity. Isomerism and Organic compounds containing Oxygen should be dealt with in minute detail. Lastly one should remember tests of the various functional groups.     

Inorganic Chemistry

Here again one should maintain a diary for noting down trivial facts pertaining to the formula of ores and the composition of alloys which often come up in objective tests. Besides this, the focus should be on chapters like chemical bonding, p block elements, and coordination chemistry from where the bulk of questions are asked.    

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How to prepare for JEE Main 2024 Mathematics 

For Maths, it is advisable to have a list of formulae and important concepts handy. It is better to make this list oneself rather than rely on some pre-prepared list as while writing it out one can modify it to suit individual requirements.

  1. Co-ordinate Geometry: Go through the formulae with an eye on trying to pick up similarities between them – this will help in recall during the examination. Do not underestimate geometrical properties especially for straight lines and circles; include those in your notes too.
  2. Trigonometry: Split your notes into four parts - basic formulae, trigonometric equations, inverse, and solution of triangles. Though there seem to be a lot of formulae in this chapter in reality JEE-Main questions are likely to be based on the more common results so keep those in mind.
  3. Algebra: There are few formulae here, mainly properties. For Quadratic or Theory of equations be clear about how the symmetric sums of roots occur in an equation as well as the transformation of equations. It is important in Complex Numbers to revise the interpretation of various formulae in the geometric form, it makes them more intuitive and easier to remember. Binomial, Permutation and Combination, and probability are all connected and should be revised together. In the latter two it's good to have a marked a few typical problems to revise as well since they are less formula-based and geared more towards problem-solving strategies.
  4. Calculus:  You should be very clear on the standard limits, differentiation formulae, and standard integration results. Besides this also revise the theoretical requirements for Continuity and Differentiability as well as the properties of Definite Integration.
  5. Vector and 3-D Geometry: Try to do them in conjunction as they are closely related. The questions in this section are likely to involve standard formulae.

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