IIT-JEE Preparation : The Ultimate Guide for JEE Main and JEE Advanced [Revised 2019]

The Ultimate Guide for JEE Main and Advanced Preparation.

This is the most comprehensive guide for JEE preparation. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about IIT JEE that will help you to clear JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams.

With JEE getting more competitive every year, the right guidance for JEE preparation is the first step to achieve the goal of clearing JEE. Through this guide, you’ll be able to know JEE study tips, preparation strategy, reference books, exam details, and much more.

The question is : how to prepare for IIT JEE? Well, that’s where this ultimate guide comes into play.

Chapter-1 : Getting Started with IIT-JEE Preparation

How to start JEE preparation?

Starting IIT JEE preparation in correct way is the most difficult thing for many students.

This is how you can start your JEE preparation :

  • Go through the complete JEE syllabus at start. You need to learn topics, understand concepts and practice questions as per the syllabus.
  • Create a study schedule or timetable giving time to all the subjects. Do not neglect any subject. Identify your most productive hours and study every day.
  • Take small breaks between study sessions to maintain the focus and concentration in studies.
  • Make sure you achieve your daily or weekly targets.
  • Write notes from day one of your preparation.

Don’t get confused with questions like “How to start?”, “From where should I begin?”, "When to study?". Start with your favourite subject. It will give you confidence to prepare well for IIT JEE.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced are exams which tests candidates on different levels of conceptual understanding. In the next chapter you'll see the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced preparation.

Chapter-2 : Difference Between JEE Main and JEE Advanced Preparation

JEE Main is more memory based and tests your understanding, speed and accuracy. Whereas JEE Advanced requires in-depth understanding of concepts. JEE Advanced questions are tougher than JEE Main when it comes to difficulty level.

When you start JEE preparation, don't think of JEE Main and JEE Advanced as two separate exams. The JEE syllabus, preparation books, study material, preparation strategy is same for both exams.

The ideal way of preparing for JEE Main and JEE Advanced is to just focus on working well with the concepts and the art of applying them wherever required. The difference comes when you solve mock tests and previous years papers of JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Now it's the good time to look at the ideal preparation strategy and study tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Chapter-3 : JEE Main and JEE Advanced Preparation Strategy [Study Tips]

IIT JEE preparation tips.

Here are some useful study tips for IIT JEE preparation :

  • Don’t refer multiple books and material in your preparation. An IIT-JEE coaching study material is more than enough to cover the syllabus.
  • Your best study comes in silence, so get rid of any distraction that disturbs you in studies. Build up your interest in all the three subjects, PCM, equally.
  • Work on your concepts so that you will be able to solve every type of question in the exam. You can use the Feynman Technique to get in-depth understanding of any concept or topic. You should be aware of simple, basic concepts before knowing the complex ones. New concept delivered in a way that builds upon existing topics/concepts is easier to make sense of and retain.
  • Study examples carefully. They help you to relate concepts to real world things. You can understand theory better with the help of examples.
  • Break down the topic into several parts. Learn one by one. Visualise things. Draw diagrams to understand the concepts well.
  • Make problem solving a habit. Spend some time everyday in solving problems. Only covering the theory will get you nowhere. You have to reach to the solution in the fastest possible time. Learn to apply tricks in solving problems. Balance Speed and Accuracy.
  • Don’t mug up things. Avoid cramming unless it’s some chemistry part or basic formulas. Make notes of important terms, formulas, reactions, mistakes while solving problems, etc. Include your own shortcuts and tricks.
  • Time management is very important to clear JEE exam. To manage time well, you need to solve mock tests. In your tests and exams, attempt that subject first in which you are most comfortable. Prepare an exam strategy and stick to it during mock tests and JEE.
  • Check the analysis after finishing the test (available in JEE online test series). If you can’t analyse your test, you don’t know how to improve in the next test. You have to identify your mistakes. If you got a question wrong, understand why you got it wrong. Find out what you’re good at and not so good at. Work on your weakness.
  • Consistency is the key. Instead of studying all night one day and sleeping on the next day, it is better to study for equal hours on both days.
  • Start revising early. Include specific revision slot in your JEE preparation schedule. For efficient preparation, consistent revision is necessary.
  • Clear your doubts and questions. Don’t hesitate to ask someone who knows that topic or subject well. [IIT qualified experienced teachers are available at the comfort of your home through JEE online courses].
  • Be smart about your goals and strategy. It’s okay to make mistakes but be smart enough to learn from them. Don’t panic and stay calm in tough situations.

JEE preparation is about studying 3 subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Along with the above study tips, you should also be aware of the subject-wise tips for JEE preparation.

Chapter-4 : JEE Physics Preparation [Subject Tips]

IIT JEE Physics preparation tips.

Let's look at some of the best preparation tips for IIT JEE Physics :

  • Understand the basics concepts well for Physics. Physics requires logical thinking, a thorough understanding of fundamental concepts and the application of mathematics to solve questions. Physics relies less on memory and more on applying ideas and concepts to solve questions.
  • Physics is different than other subjects because it is so heavily based upon problem solving. Start by simple problems and then move on to more difficult problems. Solving problems help you gain clear knowledge about the concept.
  • The more you practice Physics and analyse your mistakes, the better for you.
  • Solve variety of questions from coaching study material. The JEE study material will have all the theory and questions as per JEE level.
  • HC Verma and DC Pandey books are considered good for JEE Physics preparation.

Here are some useful posts for JEE Physics preparation :

How to study physics for JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

What are the best ways to solve physics problems in IIT JEE?

How to tackle physics conceptual questions in JEE?

Chapter-5 : JEE Chemistry Preparation [Subject Tips]

IIT JEE Chemistry preparation tips.

Here are some of the best preparation tips for IIT JEE Chemistry :

  • For Physical Chemistry, Read from NCERT and have your concepts clarified at your coaching institute. After you are done with a chapter, write down all equations from that chapter in a notebook for quick reference while solving problems. Solve problems from NCERT and your coaching material.
  • In Organic Chemistry, you need to study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Make notes while you study each chapter. Write down the name of the reaction, mechanism (if required), and a few example reactions and exceptions (if any).
  • Inorganic Chemistry involves a lot of memorizing. Study NCERT properly.
  • Make notes. Notes are very very important for Chemistry. Specially when it comes to remembering things. Make it a point to note down the key points. And keep referring to them. Just go through them before going to bed. This will help you a lot.

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Chapter-6 : JEE Maths Preparation [Subject Tips]

IIT JEE Math preparation tips.

Here are some of the best preparation tips for IIT JEE Maths :

  • Mathematics requires a lot of concentration, skill and brainwork.
  • Practice, practice, practice, is the only key for Mathematics. From wherever you can. The maximum you can.
  • In JEE, questions are sometimes lengthy and the options are also close enough, so give special attention to calculations and time management.
  • The concepts and formulas should be at your fingertips. Know every shortcut possible. Know every formula possible. Never make the blunder of deriving formulae in the exam.
  • A working amount of memory is required to recall the formulas and methods. So don’t go in with the expectation that everything is just thought and understanding-oriented.
  • The important chapters which constitute the bulk of questions in JEE Maths are Coordinate geometry, Vectors and 3D, definite integration and matrices & determinants.

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Chapter-7 : Managing JEE and Board Exams Preparation

Many students who are in class 12 also gets worried about managing JEE preparation and Board exams together.

Here's how to manage JEE preparation along with board exams.

  • Board exams basically test your knowledge while JEE questions test application of knowledge. Acquiring knowledge with clear concepts will take care of you Boards. JEE Main and JEE Advanced requires more practice, speed, accuracy and time management skills using various results and tricks.
  • You have to be flexible between solving questions for board exams and JEE. Board exams have step-wise marking scheme, you need to write in points, flowcharts and diagrams are part of the answers. While in JEE, you just want the answer in the shortest possible time with rough calculations.
  • Make the best use of your school time to study for your school board exams. The unit tests and pre-boards (half yearly exams) are good time to check your preparation level of boards.
  • JEE syllabus covers all your class 12th concepts and topics of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. You will be well prepared for board exams when you prepare for JEE.
  • Keep JEE your priority because understanding concepts from JEE syllabus and solving problems will make it easier for you to solve board exams level problems. Writing subjective answers in boards is not difficult if your concepts are clear.
  • Either during board exams or a month before the exams (as per your preparation level), you need to solve sample papers of your board to practice subjective questions and answers.

If you put your best effort, you can score great marks in both JEE and board exams.

Chapter-8 : JEE Main and JEE Advanced Examination Details

As a JEE aspirant, you need to know exam details of JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams are conducted in online mode (computer-based). In the JEE online mode, students will take up the examination at designated exam centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer instead of using pen and paper.

JEE Main is conducted twice a year, in January and April. Students are having the choice to attempt one or both exams. Those appeared in both the attempts; their best of the two scores will be considered further for preparation of Merit List /Rankings.

JEE Main exam is of 3 hours. There will be a total 90 questions, 30 questions from each section. Total marks will be 360. Every correct answer gives you 4 marks while one 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Related Page : JEE Main Complete Exam Details

JEE Advanced examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of 3 hour durations. Both the papers are compulsory. The number of questions and marks distribution is not fixed in JEE Advanced exam.

Related Page : JEE Advanced Complete Exam Details

Chapter-9 : JEE Main and JEE Advanced Preparation Books

IIT JEE preparation books.

Here are the list of recommended books for JEE preparation.

  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma.
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey.
  • Cengage Maths by G TIWANI.
  • Comprehensive Mathematics for JEE Advanced by Tata McGraw Hill publications.
  • NCERT Textbook.
  • Problems in Physical Chemistry for JEE (Main & Advanced) by Narendra Awasthi.
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry.

Don’t read too many reference books for JEE preparation. Stick to one good MCQ book of each subject or even better study from a JEE coaching material. Don’t undermine the NCERTs. Solved examples and summary is of great help. NCERT textbook is recommended for chemistry.

Best Books for JEE Preparation

Chapter-10 : JEE Main and JEE Advanced Past Years Papers

Solving past year papers will give you the best idea of the level of questions asked in JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Solve minimum last 10 years JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers.

JEE Main Past Years Papers

JEE Advanced Past Years Papers

Chapter-11 : Is Coaching Required for JEE Main and JEE Advanced Preparation?

IIT JEE coaching.

Yes, coaching helps a lot in JEE preparation. A coaching institute has systematic and well defined process to prepare students for JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The teachers in coaching have many years of experience of preparing students for IIT-JEE, not just in terms of academics but also in handling mental pressure of students. [5 Signs you need a coaching to clear IIT-JEE]

Chapter-12 : JEE Main and JEE Advanced Online Preparation

A team of experienced and qualified teachers (including IITians) are preparing students for JEE in online mode using computer/laptop and internet connection. It’s like a normal classroom where you will be able to interact with teachers and can ask your doubts.

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