JEE Main Study Plan

jee main study plan

JEE Main is the first step towards the end of the JEE preparations for aspirants who have spent days and nights thinking about getting into the top colleges of the country. This opens the first door to IITs and is thus, considered to be a major exam by aspirants. Lots of aspirants prepare with the sole aim of doing well in JEE Main and just trying their luck in JEE Advance since they feel they are not meant for the latter. For this reason and otherwise too, a good JEE Main study plan is of utmost importance for doing well in this exam.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 1: Knowing the JEE Main and its pattern

A lack of awareness about the exam makes you regret a lot later when you realize your mistakes. Thus, it’s always good to be better informed beforehand. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE and is based on a level similar to the board examinations and school syllabus of class 11th and 12th.

JEE Main tests your basic concepts and also your coverage of syllabus so quantity and quality both matter here. You can’t go with the plan of knowing a few things and knowing them well, you need to know the basics of everything. Formulas are also an integral part.

So step one involves talking to seniors who have cleared the exam and who can tell you the do’s and don’ts of the preparation. After this try going through a previous year paper of JEE Main to know the general paper pattern. This step will give you an idea of what you are going to be facing in the exam.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 2: Choosing the right books

This is also an important step in having a good JEE Main study plan as preparing a lot of stuff and then finding out that it was irrelevant hurts a lot. Thus, awareness in terms of the correct usage of the books is important.

NCERT books in the case of Chemistry and Physics are a must and a book like RD Sharma or ML Aggarwal for Mathematics is a must do. Students from boards other than CBSE should definitely do the NCERT Chemistry and not skip it on the pretext of doing their own board book. This might work in Mathematics and Physics but for Chemistry, NCERT should be done.

After the basic theory books, you can go for exemplars which are pretty useful from JEE Main point of view and some JEE Main specific books from publishers like Arihant or MTG can be used for a further practice.

The last book needed will be an archive of previous year JEE Main questions since the pattern of the paper remains largely similar and some questions might get repeated in different forms. So getting the required books completes the second step of forming your JEE Main study plan.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 3: Completing basic theory and making notes

This step involves starting the NCERT books or the other basic board level books which help in clearing your concepts and making short notes of the same. These notes help in revision towards the last few months when the entire syllabus is done.

This step of your JEE Main study plan lays down your foundation and so shouldn’t be ignored even if the chapter feels too easy. Read through the lines of the NCERT and don’t miss out on anything.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 4: Solving lots of problems

After learning the concepts, knowing concept application is very crucial. This will help you in aptly applying everything you learned. Don’t keep a long gap between reading theory and doing questions because the concepts become stronger with these questions. Start from the very basics and if you find the questions too easy for you then try doing them in a time bound manner. Also always check the solutions provided for finding shorter and alternative means of doing a question.

Exemplars are really good, and the ones by Arihant give solutions as well as tips and tricks for faster solving. Try doing a lot of questions and maintain speed too. This way you will learn time-saving as well as you will be able to learn formulas which are difficult to memorize through their continuous usage.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 5: Solve the archives

Solving the archive is almost the last step in completing your JEE Main study plan. The last past years’ papers are a must do for you because there are chances of repetition of a similar type of questions. Also, understanding the paper pattern gives you the idea of a perfect strategy that would suit you in attempting the paper.

Try doing the archives when the entire syllabus is done so that you can attempt the paper completely with all three subjects. This will give you a proper idea of time management that you will need for the exam.

JEE Main Study Plan Step 6: Doing mock tests involving the entire syllabus

This step of your JEE Main study plan is to be done after syllabus completion during the last month of the exam. This helps you get in the flow and makes you adapt to the paper pattern. Also, the archive questions might be a bit familiar to you, so doing different level mock tests is helpful in preparing yourself for different situations.

Along with the above steps here are a few tips that might be useful:

  • Don’t sit for more than two hours at once for sitting and take short breaks every two hours.
  • Try keeping one day every week for revision of previously done portions.
  • Try giving topic specific tests every 15 days to gauge your performance.
  • Don’t directly mug things and try understanding concepts.
  • Don’t skip inorganic chemistry and do it patiently regularly.

With this plan and these tips, you are good to go and your JEE Main study plan is all ready to be followed by you! All the best!

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