14 JEE Advanced Preparation Tips for Gap After JEE Main

14 JEE Advanced Preparation Tips for Gap After JEE Main

The JEE Advanced preparation in the gap between JEE Main and JEE Advanced is an important phase of the entire JEE preparation. Relax for 2 or 3 days after JEE Main, as now you will be preparing in an entirely different way for upcoming 45 to 50 days. JEE Advanced not only checks your theoretical knowledge but also how you comprehend a problem. As you have already revised all important topics of JEE Main, all you have to do is to take your understanding to next level.

Tips for the JEE Advanced preparation in the gap between the JEE Main and JEE Advanced

  1. If you think that you have done well in JEE Main and you’re expecting a good rank, then be happy and confident that you will score well in JEE Advanced too. But, if you are not satisfied with your performance in JEE Main, don’t worry, you can still do it if you really want to. Just trust yourself and don’t be tensed.
  2. Do not choose new chapter/topic. Just review all the chapters that you practiced in last two/three years. You need not learn new things in these 45-50 days. Do not practice the same type of questions more than twice as JEE Advanced is an exam of new questions.
  3. If you think that you do not recall things very well and need revision, then refer to the same notes/books, covering the topics or chapters, that you have studied from before. As the day passes, try recalling things briefly.
  4. Many people think that an average student (who scores below 150 in JEE Main) can’t do good in JEE Advanced. As syllabus, paper pattern, marking scheme of JEE Advanced is entirely different from JEE Main, it is the aptitude that matters. So you need to study extremely hard for the 45-50 days after JEE Main to do well in JEE Advanced.
  5. Just forget the past and start without wasting time. Nobody will ever ask your JEE Main rank after you get a rank in JEE Advanced.
  6. Divide the syllabus into one of the four levels — Excellent, Good, Average, and Weak. If a particular topic comes under either average or weak, don’t skip it. Prepare it with extra effort. At least raise it to “Good” level, so that you may be able to solve an easy question from that chapter on the D-day.
  7. You should not do new questions in the last 10-15 days, rather solve previous IIT-JEE/JEE Advanced papers. Give as many mock tests as you can but before taking JEE Advanced, sit for the mock tests according to JEE Advanced timings (i.e. 9-12 or 2-5). Try to go for a test series (any coaching institute or online) which gives you a proper analysis of what you are actually doing in a paper. The aim is to boost your self-confidence by solving previous years’ papers, revising topics, and doing good questions. This is to avoid demotivation at last moment.
  8. One important thing is that the Chemistry syllabus of the JEE Advanced is really huge when compared to JEE Main. So make sure to give extra effort to it. Apart from NCERT, you must go through these books — Organic Chemistry by Leroy G. Wade and Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D.Lee.
  9. Mechanics is a base to the entire syllabus of Physics in JEE Advanced. It accounts for 20-25% of the JEE question paper. If there is a question from Rotational dynamics in JEE Advanced paper, then it will check concepts from Newton’s law of motion, Work, Power & Energy, Centre of mass etc. Question from any chapters can be linked with mechanics. These type of questions are very common in JEE Advanced. You are required to practice such questions a lot.
  10. Pure questions from Trigonometry, Logarithms is a rare sight. But question involving Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Sequence & Series may use properties of Trigonometry and Logarithms. So, it’s better to go through entire formulas and some practice from R.D. Sharma.
  11. Most important chapters for JEE Advanced preparation (which carry heavy weightage):
    • Mathematics: Complex Numbers, Vectors & 3D Geometry, Probability, Matrices, Conic sections (Parabola, Ellipse, Hyperbola), Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives (Lagrange’s mean value theorem, Leibniz integral rule), Definite Integral in Calculus, Area under curves.
    • Physics: Mechanics (Newton’s law of motion – Problems on FBD, Work, Power & Energy, Centre of mass, Rotational Dynamics, Simple Harmonic Motion), Gravitation, Heat & Thermodynamics, Sound Waves, Electrostatics & Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Modern Physics (Dual nature of matter, Atoms, Nuclei).
    • Chemistry: Coordination Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium (chemical & ionic both), Chemical Kinetics, p-Block Elements, Metallurgy (Extraction and applications of metal), Mole Concept, Organic Chemistry (Named reactions and their mechanism, Alcohols & Phenols, Aldehydes & Ketones, Carboxylic acids and its derivatives).

    Definitely, revise these topics.

  12. Here’s a list of the topics that are not a part of JEE advanced, but are part of JEE Main syllabus. So, you are required to skip these chapters for your JEE Advanced preparation:
    • Physics: Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic waves, Communication Systems.
    • Chemistry: Biomolecules (Vitamins, Nucleic Acids and Chemical Constitution of DNA and RNA), Chemistry in everyday life.
    • Mathematics: Sets and Relations, Statistics, Trigonometry (Heights and Distances), Mathematical Reasoning.
  13. You should ensure that you have at least 5 to 7 days just for revision. Remember that this one week is only for revising what you already studied (especially Chemistry) and not to pick a new topic that you haven’t studied so far. In this way, you can summarize all the topics/chapters which before the exam.
  14. Believe in yourself. Trust the efforts that you have put in throughout the JEE Advanced preparation. Getting tensed a week before the exam is not a good idea. Keep your mind free and possibly do things which relax you, like listening to music, watching inspirational movies, playing cricket etc.

Final Words

These 45-50 days of your JEE Advanced preparation have great potential to affect your rank. Serious JEE aspirants study for as much as 15 hours per day during this phase. To be competent, you should give your best efforts to the preparation.

Remember, all the efforts that you put in the JEE Advanced preparation will be wasted if you do not utilize these 40-50 days properly. So, put all your energy to it and do your best. Good luck!

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