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JEE Advanced Study Plan

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JEE Advanced is the second and final step in the race for admission to the top colleges of the country. This exam is several notches higher than JEE Main in terms of its toughness. Thus, a wholesome JEE Advanced study plan is of utmost importance for each serious JEE aspirant. A schedule will help you in staying motivated throughout and in achieving your targets timely. Here is a JEE Advanced study plan which will suit your preparation in all possible ways.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 1: Know the exam

To start your preparation in the correct direction you must know about the JEE Advanced. Thus, this should be the first step of your JEE Advanced study plan. JEE Advanced takes place a month after the JEE Main and is meant for the JEE Main qualified students. You will be allotted IITs on the basis of your JEE Advanced Rank.

The most important thing to know about JEE Advanced is the surprise element involved with this exam. The pattern of JEE Advanced changes every year and you cannot be sure of even the total marks of the exam. The type of questions asked also varies a lot. Generally, single correct, multiple correct, integer type, assertion-reasoning and matrix matching type questions have appeared in different combinations in past years.

The paper has a variable negative marking scheme too and the negative marking percentage can go up to 50% too in some sections. The difficulty level of the exam is pretty high and the competition involved is great too. Thus, looking at the previous year’s papers and reading up about the exam is a crucial initial step of your JEE Advanced study plan.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 2: Purchase the best books for JEE Advanced

Assuming that you are done with your NCERT books and other basic books for the JEE Main, you will have to take your preparation to one level higher for getting an in-depth knowledge for JEE Advanced. For this step of your JEE Advanced study plan, you would need some JEE Advanced specific books.

The first quality while looking for theory books should be seeing that the book gives a proper explanation of proofs because the questions of JEE Advanced would not be based on conventional theory, so you should know how to derive stuff yourself. For numerical type books, a good mix of questions is essential. The book must have all possible types of questions with a lot of confusing options to clearly check your conceptual understanding.

For mathematics Arihant books or Cengage series serves this purpose as the questions in these books are pretty good. In physics HC Verma, DC Pandey books and finally I.E. Irodov are useful. For chemistry, the books are different for each segment and NCERT forms the backbone for JEE Advanced too and there are various books for practice like Himanshu Pandey or P Bahadur or OP Tandon which are widely used.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 3: Starting with the theory and concepts

Pick up some good books which are written with the sole purpose of explaining the theory and understand the chapters of the JEE Advanced syllabus in depth. Don’t skip things and read between the lines. Along with the theory keep on managing solved examples to learn concept application. Learn inorganic from NCERT from the beginning to avoid problems in the last months. Also, keep noting down everything that you think you might forget or any trick that you devised while studying a tougher concept. These notes will help you during the review in the last months.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 4: Solve good quality questions

For JEE Advanced, prefer quality over quantity. A rigorous time bound practice helps but can be done in the final stages. This is an important step of your JEE Advanced study plan and so nothing should go wrong in this one. When you start your practice do miscellaneous solved examples first. Give proper time to each question and even after you are done with a question, think of a new way of doing the question as the same question might appear to you in a different form in the exam. Check the solution too as there again you might get an alternative approach. This helps you in analyzing the problem in any possible form that it appears in and also directs your mind to the correct way of thinking.

Once you gain speed and start feeling confident and you feel that for a review you need higher level stuff, then you can go with books like I.E. Irodov in physics or A Dasgupta for mathematics. This will give you an extra edge among the top scorers.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 5: Revision and past years papers

Once you are done with a topic and are fully confident in it, you must attempt the archives to get a fair idea of the paper. It will also help you in understanding your standing. Try to understand every option given in the question and think why it won’t be correct because knowing why an option is wrong is also important. Analyze the paper well and gauge your preparation level through them.

Revise things weekly or fortnightly definitely to make sure that nothing that you did previously goes waste. Also, every time you sit for revision try making notes which are more concise than your previous notes for getting quick review sheets for the end. Keep a day every week for clearing backlogs too. Don’t allow things to pile up!

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 6: Time bound, part and full-length mock tests

Once you are done with two or so topics from all subjects you must do some questions in a time bound way in case you don’t have proper part test papers. Part tests are important since they help you achieve small targets leading to the ultimate goal. The best way would be to do at least one test each month and doing them every 15 days would be better. The part tests will guide you through the possible customizations that you should do in your JEE Advanced study plan to make it perfect for yourself.

Once your syllabus is complete, a good practice of full syllabus mock tests is very helpful. Try keeping the negative marking as strict as possible so that you don’t feel surprised in the exam and are prepared for the worst. These tests should teach you how to effectively manage the time between the three subjects.

JEE Advanced Study Plan Step 7: Utilizing the time between JEE Main and JEE Advanced

The one month gap between JEE Main and JEE Advanced is very important for every aspirant. A number of students give up in this phase and quit the race to IITs due to numerous reasons like lack of confidence, fear, and lack of preparation or pressure too. So stay mentally very strong during this time. Give a lot of mock tests and try finding out the perfect paper strategy for yourself. Decide the order in which you will be attempting the various subjects in the exam and how will you be dividing time. This is the final and a very crucial step of your JEE Advanced study plan.

Before the exam don’t take stress and treat it like a normal mock test you gave. Stay away from all pressurizing factors. Churn out all notes and review sheets you have made and turn the past year’s papers once too. Do all it takes to keep you motivated. If you stay motivated in this phase half the battle will be won.

The above mentioned 7 step JEE Advanced study plan will help you ace the exam. Just try customizing it according to your study pattern. JEE Advanced might be tough but it is definitely achievable with dedicated efforts. Don’t drain yourself in the early days and study regularly. Have faith and do well! All the best!

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