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JEE Main 2019: 12-week preparation strategy

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JEE Main is one of the most sought-after examinations for students aspiring to pursue an engineering degree. JEE Main 2019 is scheduled to be conducted by NTA once in January and again in April. It will be a computer-based test and the tentative date for the examination is from January 6 onwards.

Students aspiring to sit for JEE Main 2019 can expect to face stiff competition as a huge number of students have registered for the test. The JEE Main Cutoff will be released along with the result on January 31, 2019. Students should have their score well above the cutoff to get admission to the top colleges like IITs and NITs. With only a few months left for the exam, it is high time that they take their preparation up a notch. With proper strategy, time management and rigorous practice they can work towards improving their JEE Main score.

Here we present a 12-week preparation strategy for JEE Main 2019.

Get your facts right

Know about JEE Main Paper before you begin. The subjects for JEE Main are – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The total duration for the test will be 3 hours. The questions will have multiple choice options from which students have to mark the correct option. For each correct answer, 4 marks will be given and 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. So accuracy and time management are crucial to crack JEE Main.

Learn the syllabus well

The syllabus for JEE Main covers around 40% of the syllabus of 11th standard and about 60% of the syllabus of 12th standard. So your NCERT textbooks are enough to help you prepare. However, you can follow some reference books by good authors. We present some of them below.

  • For Physics – H.C Verma, D.C Pandey (Arihant
  • For Chemistry – R.D Sharma, M.L Khanna, IA Marron (for concepts), SL Loney (for trigonometry)
  • For Mathematics – O.P Tandon, J.D Lee, R.C Mukherjee

Also, you should learn about the weightage of each topic. You can get an idea from previous JEE Main papers and by attempting mock tests offered by various online coaching sites.

Make a schedule and stick to it

Once you are familiar with the syllabus, you should sketch a schedule and stick to it religiously. Make a plan to divide all of your topics into three parts to be studied for 4 weeks each. Be sure to include practice tests and revisions after completing each part. Ideally, about 10 to 12 hours of study is needed to complete your syllabus along with revision. Squeeze in as much time as you can manage to complete your goal.

Figure out some smart strategies

Some smart strategies can be worked out when you are done preparing some of the chapters. Remember the important formulas, shortcuts, and equations by writing them down in a paper and pasting them on the walls of your room. Study all the basic concepts carefully and learn the applications of those concepts. Try not to skip any topic as JEE paper can be quite unpredictable. Try to work on the weaker areas so that you can at least attempt the basic questions.

More mock tests the better

Mock tests are the most important part of JEE Main preparation. They can improve your speed, accuracy and give you more confidence to face the final exam. You can find multiple online sites that provide paid or free test series for JEE aspirants. Attempt as many mock tests as you can to reduce silly mistakes and evaluate your preparation.

Sleep well and relax

Reduce stress and anxiety and lead a healthy lifestyle. Sleep well to have a fresh mind. Do not try to cram up the night before the examination as it will only make remembering difficult. With proper planning and systematic studying, you can stay relaxed and be well prepared for JEE Main 2019.