Many students who like to prepare for JEE ask this question – “What is the best way for the preparation of IIT-JEE at home?”
IIT JEE is one of the toughest entrance examinations in the world. It’s important for JEE aspirants to follow proper schedule, preparation tips and strategy in order to prepare for JEE exam at home.
JEE is a 2 stage exam – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is required for admission in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally/ State funded technical institutions, whereas JEE Advanced is for admission in IITs. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.
In this post, I will share with you the best way for the preparation of IIT JEE at home. But first let’s see the JEE exam structure and syllabus you need to study.
JEE New Exam Pattern and Syllabus [Updated]
JEE Main has changed its exam pattern from 2020. There will now be a total of 75 questions in JEE Main exam. 25 each in Physics, Chemistry and Math. 20 questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as numerical values. Each section is of 100 marks and total marks will be 300.
There is no change in JEE 2020 syllabus but JEE 2021 and 2022 syllabus is expected to be reduced by NTA and IIT council, because of the hardship faced by students due to COVID-19 pandemic.
16 Effective Tips for the Preparation of IIT JEE at Home
Here are some best tips for IIT JEE preparation at home.
1. Buy the required books and study material for JEE
Collect all the required books and material for JEE preparation. Try to follow a JEE study material so that you can focus on JEE syllabus topics only. Don’t undermine the NCERTs. Solved examples and summaries in NCERT textbooks are very helpful for JEE.
2. Create a study schedule and follow it every day
Follow a study routine, a timetable, giving equal importance to Math, Physics and Chemistry. Consistency is very important in JEE preparation. Instead of studying all night one day and sleeping on the next day, it is better to study for equal hours on both days.
3. Eliminate all distractions at home
Staying all the time at home may lead to frustrations and boredom, so it’s crucial that you don’t get distracted from your studies and preparation. Avoid spending excessive time on social media be it Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or Instagram. Get rid of all such unproductive things from your life for the sake of getting into an IIT or NIT.
4. Start loving Physics, Chemistry and Math
Try to make studies fun and interesting through smart approaches, real life examples and with the help of persuasive teachers. Start enjoying your studies and you are on track to crack JEE.
5. Manage your time well between studies and other tasks
Managing time during JEE preparation is very crucial as you have to find a balance between studies and other things. Long continuous study hours can bring exhaustion and too many breaks may result in not being able to complete your work on time.
6. Focus on small goals to achieve big result
JEE syllabus looks huge at the start. Divide it into modules. Take up one topic at a time and focus on accomplishing the goals related to the topic; once that is over, move to the next topic in the syllabus. When a test is coming, revise theory and solve problems from all the topics.
7. Have a good theoretical knowledge of everything
The advantage of reading theory of all the topics is whenever you see a question, you will have a fair idea about ‘What topic, the question revolves around’ and what are the probable concepts which you can use to solve that question.
8. Practice problems every day
JEE demands a lot of practice. Make problem solving a habit. Spend some time everyday solving problems. If you are not able to solve a problem, read the theory again and again till you get the feel of the topic. Take help from your teachers if required.
9. Don’t feel depressed if you are unable to solve questions
You should never feel depressed if you are unable to solve questions of a specific topic or a subject. Put your efforts and hard work to understand the theory and again solve the problems. If you follow this mantra consistently then automatically the performance and marks in tests will improve.
10. Never procrastinate, complete your work on time
JEE preparation is a process of applying your effort in studies, understanding concepts and solving problems for a longer period of time. Make sure you achieve your daily or weekly targets. Complete your homework and assignments on time and take them seriously.
11. Be curious to learn and ask from teachers
Resolve all your queries and doubts, no matter how silly they are. If you don’t understand anything, ask the same question again and again from your teacher. You can clear all your JEE doubts online.
12. Revise every day and make short notes
Keep revising what you are studying, every day, every week, every month. It takes long to learn something for the first time but it doesn’t take much time to revise it every now and then. Make short notes of every chapter for quick revision.
13. Give regular tests to assess your performance
Give regular tests according to the JEE exam pattern to assess your learning and performance. Start with time bound chapter-wise tests, then part tests of multiple chapters, and at last full paper tests after completing the syllabus. Solve online mock tests as JEE Main and JEE Advanced will be conducted in computer-based mode.
14. Time management and pattern of solving questions
Time management while solving papers is very important to clear JEE exam. In your tests, always give specific time to each section and try to finish the same within allotted time. Attempt that subject first in which you are most comfortable. Know the right method to practice the JEE problems. Work hard to improve speed and accuracy.
15. Remain calm and positive to crack the exam
Remaining calm and composed is the quality that differentiates between the one who does well in the JEE exam and the one who doesn’t. In your JEE preparation, there will be times when you’ll feel low and have negative feelings of not doing well. During these tough times, you need to stay strong and motivated to crack the JEE exam.
16. Sleep well and eat healthy food
Sleep well and eat your meals on time. It will help you in concentrating more on your studies, revision and exam preparation. A good sleep relaxes your mind, improves your ability to remember things. You’ll focus well and always feel energetic.
Additional Tip : Join an online coaching and attend classes from home
Don’t get worried about not being able to go to a coaching institute. These days you can attend JEE coaching classes at home only. Many students nowadays are studying for JEE online from IIT qualified experienced teachers at the comfort of their home.
Important Chapters and Topics in JEE Preparation
|Mechanics [Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Conservation of Momentum, Work Energy and Power, Gravitation, Rigid Body Dynamics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Fluid Mechanics, Waves]||Electrochemistry [Conductivity and conductance, Battery and cell, Faraday’s laws, Nernst equation, Kohlrausch’s law]||Matrices and Determinants|
|Modern Physics [Photoelectric effect, Bohr H atom, De Broglie wavelength, Nuclear Physics]||Thermodynamics [Laws of thermodynamics, Enthalpy, Entropy]||Probability and Permutations & Combinations|
|Electricity and Magnetism [Kirchhoff’s laws, Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law, Electromagnetic induction]||Chemical Kinetics [Arrhenius equation, Order of Reaction]||Co-ordinate Geometry|
|Optics [Reflection and refraction, Young’s double-slit experiment]||Chemical Bonding [VSEPR, Hybridisation, Molecular orbital theory]||Definite Integrals|
|Coordination Compounds [Nomenclature, Isomerism, Colouration].||Vectors and 3D Geometry|
Note : In JEE exam, a question can come from any topic or chapter. Complete all the topics as sometimes an easy question can come from the topic which you find unimportant or difficult to read. [Tips to study difficult topics and chapters for IIT JEE]
JEE Physics Preparation at Home
- Start reading from the NCERT textbook of Physics to learn basics and then refer to books like HC Verma and DC Pandey. Alternatively, you can follow a coaching material to study Physics. Don’t start solving problems before clearing your basics.
- Process of solving MCQs in Physics – Always read the theory, then solve all the questions solved by your teacher in class, then solve MCQs from coaching modules, then solve any other book. Directly solving MCQs will not clear all your concepts.
- Revise all the formulas with the case and conditions applied multiple times.
- Be careful about the signs (-ve and +ve) and units while solving Physics problems. Strictly avoid calculation mistakes.
- Practice questions regularly (setting the time limit as an alarm). This will increase your speed of solving, analyzing power and make you fond of concepts and at some time the formulas as well.
JEE Chemistry Preparation at Home
- Don’t start to memorize everything in Chemistry. Focus on understanding the fundamental concepts, then it will be easier to memorize other stuff.
- Write all formulas and equations in your notes after completing a chapter.
- Solve problems from NCERT, coaching material and previous years questions.
- While practicing questions, make sure you understand each step of the problem and why it is necessary.
- In Organic Chemistry, study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Make notes of each chapter.
JEE Math Preparation at Home
- Practice, practice, practice, is the only key for Mathematics.
- The more you study and practice Math, the more it develops your brain and increases your problem solving ability.
- Give special attention to calculations and time management.
- The concepts and formulas should be at your fingertips. Know every shortcut and formula possible.
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