Mathematics can be concurred only by Practice, Practice and a lot of Practice.

IIT-JEE 2019 examination is being conducted by NTA in Computer Based Mode (CBE). JEE Main 2019 examination for April session would be held between April 7 and April 20 whereas JEE Advanced 2019 examination would be held on 19 May. There is approximately one month left for JEE Mains Preparation and two months for JEE Advanced Preparation.

One of the three subjects in the National level Entrance Examination is Mathematics. The syllabus is very similar to class 12 Mathematics, but it is vast in nature comparatively. It is the most scoring subject out of all the three. There have been many changes made in the examination format, however, there is no change in the Mathematics syllabus.

Let us have a look at the topics to prepare for IIT-JEE 2019

1. Sets, Relations and Functions
2. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
3. Matrices and Determinants
4. Permutations and Combinations
5. Mathematical Induction
6. Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
7. Sequence and Series
8. Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
9. Integral Calculus
10. Differential Equations
11. Co-ordinate Geometry
12. Three-Dimensional Geometry
13. Vector Algebra
14. Statistics and Probability
15. Trigonometry
16. Mathematical Reasoning

All the 16 units in the syllabus are important. Some carry more weightage or are more important than others. Let us divide the units according to their importance –

“Must Do” Topics “Scoring” Topics “Foundation” Topics “At least once done” Topics
Weightage: 3% to 8% Weightage: 2% to 4% Weightage: 2% to 6% Weightage: 2% to 6%
• 3-D Geometry
• Probability and Statistics
• Vector Algebra
• Integration
• Complex Numbers
• Parabola
• Trigonometric Ratios
• Applications of Derivative
• Limit and Continuity
• Matrices and Determinants
• Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines
• Inverse Trigonometric Functions
• Circles and Family of Circles
• Sequence and Series
• Logarithms
• Quadratic Equations
• Theory of Equations
• Sets, Relations and Functions
• Differentiation
• Permutation and Combination
• Binomial Theorem
• Locus
• Hyperbola
• Ellipse
• Fundamentals of Mathematics
• Solution of Triangles

The analysis of the last five-year entrance examinations shows that a minimum of 2-3 questions come from the “Must Do” Topic list. These questions vary in the difficulty level. Whereas, the questions from the “Scoring” Topics are very easy. The aspirants can take full advantage of these topics to score more. The “Foundation” Topics are essential and 1-2 questions from them can be expected. Though, the “At least Once Done” Topics do not carry much weightage, there is still a probability of 3-4 questions to be expected from them.

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Some Tips of Preparation of IIT-JEE Mathematics: –

  • Practice as much as you can

One cannot score in Mathematics without practicing Mathematics. The practice would make you understand the different types and formats of the questions. It would also help you in learning the formulae and the tricks. The speed to solve the questions would also increase.

  • Start from the basics

Build your foundation first and then, move forward to build walls. Start with learning tables till 30, squares and square roots, cube and cube roots. Study the “Foundation” topics first to build base. Then, move forward with the “Must do” and “Scoring” topics as they carry the maximum weightage in the entrance examination. Though, don’t forget that each topic is important in its own area.

  • Make a proper schedule

Nothing is possible without a proper schedule. Manage your study time and divide it according to the importance. Don’t go in blind and start with everything at once. It will only confuse you more.

  • NCERT to set the basis

All the topics are covered in the NCERT in easy language. Start your preparation by studying from NCERT and then move forward to other books.

  • Do not Stress

Stressing about the preparation would not give you a chance to prepare anything. Just stay relaxed and tackle one topic at a time with your schedule. Eat healthy and nutritious food to maintain your physical health. Take regular breaks in between study time to de-stress yourself.

  • Avoid Making Silly Mistakes

The aspirants are more likely to make silly mistakes and mark the wrong answer in a rush or excitement of an easy question. You should be prepared for both difficult as well as easy problems.

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All the Best!