Engineering aspirants now have only about three months left to prepare for JEE Mains. It seems to be a rather short time to start with the preparation for JEE Mains 2020, but it’s never too late. So, students who have registered themselves for one the most appeared competitive examination, this year, should just buckle up and start brushing up their skills. One can definitely crack JEE Mains in 3 months and read ahead to know how to go about with that.
How and where to begin
With the clock ticking and pressure building up, students often fail to understand how and where to begin with. The first step is to get the idea of the exam pattern. JEE Mains Examination evaluates a student on the basis of their knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The paper set is a multiple choice question type having 30 questions from each of the three subjects mentioned above. Total questions asked is 90 and each question carries 4 marks. Thus, the maximum score is 360. Just like any other competitive examination, JEE Mains 2020 too will have negative marking for every wrong answer.
The syllabus for the examination is huge and thus the next step is to know what part of it is important and which part of it will fetch a better score. For this students need to have knowledge about the weight of the different topics in the JEE Mains examination.
Subject wise weighted topics in JEE Mains 2020
Starting with Chemistry which has can be categorized under three main topics which are namely: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. The highest weight is given to Physical Chemistry and the least to Inorganic Chemistry. The latter is, however, the easier segment and students can score well in it with minimal effort. The main focus must be on grasping the concepts of Physical and Organic Chemistry. One of the finest books for organic and physical Chemistry is O. P. Tandon. It has a number of solved multiple choice questions which helps a student understand the type of questions asked in the examination.
Next, in Physics, the topic which is a favorite one for all examiners is Mechanics. It is the most weighted topic in Physics thereby deserving a lot of practice of problems based on its concepts. Solving problems from H. C. Verma is a must. Next on priority list ranks Electro Dynamics and Modern Physics. Thermodynamics and Optics are also important chapters which can help the students to score more.
In Mathematics, the higher weighted chapters include Integral Calculus, Differential Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, and Matrix Determinants. Engineering aspirants need to be thorough with the important formulas in Mathematics, especially in Calculus and Trigonometry.
For JEE Mains preparation, students must follow NCERT books for all subjects. As JEE Mains 2020 will give 40% weight to class 11 syllabus and the rest to class 12, one must prepare accordingly.
Week-wise study plan for JEE Mains preparation
After fathoming the importance of all the chapters subject wise, next start making a study plan. Divide the week’s schedule into three segments wherein you will cover chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Students should do not cramp your week with all the tough chapters. Combine some less weighted chapters of Chemistry and Physics with an important and highly weighted chapter of Mathematics. Keep a day free for revising the topics covered in a particular week.
The total number of weeks left is 12. A minimum of 3 weeks must be spent solving previous year papers and giving mock tests. This will allow students to get an idea of where they stand. It also enhances their time management skills which are a very crucial factor for any competitive examination. The study plan should be strictly followed in order to crack JEE Mains in 3 months.
Analyzing the area of strength and weakness
One of the effective ways to find out the area of strengths and weaknesses is by solving previous year papers. It is advisable to concentrate on your weaknesses, however, one should not invest too much time there and focus more on fetching marks from the chapters they’re well versed.
Often while taking JEE Mains preparation, students stress out a lot. It is extremely important to take a break and relax sometimes. If one has a strong will and determination for the next three months, cracking JEE Mains is definitely possible.