What is IIT… A brief intro
What To Do
- Believe in yourself rather in others.
- Take breaks. Do not study all day. Read, play, enjoy with your friends. These will actually help in long term in keeping you relaxed and stress free.
- Eat healthy. Remember you need to stay healthy in order to study hard.
- Remember that you know yourself better than anyone else.
- Sleep properly, for 7-8 hours a day.
- You will need it. Make routine of every subject. This will help you in giving time go each and every subject. Start the preparation right after you pass class 10 boards.
- If you start late you may not be able to cover the entire syllabus properly.
What Not To Do
- First of all DO NOT use too many reference books.
- DO NOT start new topics that you haven’t done before.
- Do not waste time on trying to solve a problem or question. Look for the solution in the answer booklet, understand and move on to the next one since time is of essence here.
- Never ever adopt your classmates method of studying. Generally students get influenced by their peers. Everyone is unique and you should study according to your comfort for best concentration.
- Always start from the basic concepts. Avoid cramming.
- Don’t look for solutions without attempting to get the right answer.
- Don’t keep your work pending. You might not be able to catch up later.
- But never leave any chances.Catch each and every opportunity so that you won’t be sad later.Work hard to your greatest extent, rest will be given to you.
- Don’t ignore school work, especially after the new rules are in place.
- Whatever happens, don’t take IIT-JEE too seriously. IIT is just a college. Even if you don’t get in as an undergraduate you shall have another chance to join as a post graduate student. Remember, missing out on IIT-JEE isn’t the end of the world.
- “Avoid looking at the questions asked in past IIT exams. Some students try to solve these questions to get an edge but this is not required if you have solved AIEEE papers and revised Class 12 syllabus well.
- Avoid writing lengthy solutions for problems — particularly while doing your preparations.
- Do not worry if the first two hours of the paper prove to be average for you. Make sure that you do well in the third hour. Your target should be to solve one-third of the paper to be able to make it to the top 1.5 candidates.
- Proper guidance
- Good books and study materials
Subjects and Difficulty Levels
Clearing JEE (Main) is not a difficult task. “A systematic approach when preparing for it will help students crack it. In AIEEE 2012, mathematics and physics were definitely difficult as compared to AIEEE 2011. Chemistry was relatively simple. About 25% questions in the paper are easy, 50% are average and 25% are difficult. The cut-off for JEE (Main) is generally around 60% for NITs and IIITs,” says Ramesh Batlish, Noida centre head, FIITJEE.
According to Anand Kumar, founder, Super 30, Patna, “The tough chapters include probability, permutation and combination and integral calculus in maths; rotational dynamics and geometrical optics in physics; solid state and inorganic chemistry in chemistry; 3D images in engineering drawing; and logical reasoning in aptitude. Revision of the Class 11 and 12 syllabus and practising the last 10 years’ question papers of the AIEEE helps a lot. For logical reasoning, solving GRE questions is a good idea.”
Structure of the Exam
This is a three-hour paper comprising three sections: part 1 – physics, part 2 – chemistry and part 3 – mathematics. There are 30 questions in each of three subjects; which are of objective type-multiple choice with single correct answer. In each section there are 30 questions of four marks each. One should be very careful as there is one-fourth negative marking for every question
This three-hour paper consists of part 1 – mathematics, part 2 – aptitude and part 3 – drawing. The mathematics section has 30 objective-type multiple choice questions with single correct option and one-fourth negative marking. In this part, the syllabus for mathematics includes common topics from Class 11 and 12 CBSE or state Boards. The aptitude section has 50 objective, multiple choice questions with four options and one-fourth negative marking.
Combined Preparation: JEE and Boards
The new selection system gives importance to Class 12 board marks as well, hence one must prepare for both the exams simultaneously. The student must practice all NCERT problems, while brushing up JEE concepts. But the last choice is yours.
Join Test Series
For better preparation and to know where one stands, one can join a popular test series programme. These tests not only check an individual’s level of preparation for the JEE but also make aware of one’s command over the subject, strong and weak areas and writing speed.
While dealing with exam pressure, time management plays a crucial role. Plan and divide the time remaining aptly for the three subjects. You can prepare a chapter-wise and topic-wise revision schedule. It is recommended to create short notes, list all formulas and points to remember. This will help in quick revision at a later stage.
The correct approach for those taking the exam for the first or second (last) time is to stick to limited source and not refer to a numerous books and study material available in the market. The syllabus and paper pattern for JEE Main, JEE Advance and Board Exams are different. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and prepare accordingly.
Develop month-wise plan and break it into weeks. Initial about three to four months, one can focus on developing concepts for each chapter separately. March should be Kept for board exams, except for certain days when you can simultaneously solve previous year papers papers of AIEEE and IIT-JEE. April and May can be used to revise formulae and take mock tests. All three subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are equally important, thus one must devote at least two to three hours to each subject on a daily basis. It’s the quality of time spent on self-study that matters, not quantity.
The syllabus of Class 11 and 12 contribute about 45% and 55% of IIT-JEE question papers, respectively. While preparing, put more stress on the following topics.
Mathematics: Quadratic equations and expressions, complex numbers, probability, vectors, matrices in algebra; circle, parabola, hyperbola in coordinate geometry; functions, limits, continuity and differentiability, application of derivatives, definite integral in calculus.
Physics: Mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, capacitors and electrostatics, magnetics, electromagnetic induction, optics and modern physics.
Chemistry: Coordination chemistry and chemical bonding in inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical and ionic equilibrium, mole concept in physical chemistry and organic chemistry.
Practice Makes Perfect
Practice as much questions as you can for JEE. Keep in mind the following tips while preparing:
- Study on a regular basis and proper sleep is must.
- Keep in touch with like-minded students to get that extra edge
- Problem-solving should be more qualitative than quantitative
- With the right attitude, even an average student can clear it successfully
Summary At a Glance
- Always study in the morning time and set a target to finish at least one chapter of every subject.
- If you have any problem or question related to your subject try to watch YouTube videos related to that topic or simply Google it.
- In most of the books objective questions are given, if you have no special books for the jee main and jee advanced preparation try to solve these questions (given at the end of every chapter)
- Divide the time into three times, always give a break to your mind and physique so that when you start again you will be fresh enough to understand your next topic. And manage it on your own way like you can attempt first mathematics, then chemistry, and at last physics etc.
- Believe in yourself. This is the first thing you should have that is a strong belief in yourself that you have the ability to become an IITian . Work hard. Someone has rightly said where there is a will, there is a way.
- Work hard. Try to give as much time as you can in understanding the topics being covered. Even if you are not feeling well for solving problems, read popular articles on the topics or Wikipedia pages related to the topics. Having a clear concept is more important than being able to solve problems.
- Have a proper guidance. A good and experienced teacher or coaching institute will generally be of help. They are familiar with the pattern of the examination, and the kind of effort that a student needs to put in. So joining a well reputed institute can make things easier for you.
- Concentrate on each topic. You should go through each chapter with a lot of concentration. If suppose you are unable to solve a problem choose another problem of the similar type. Try to understand the basics of each topic instead of solving all problems. Very often a thorough understanding of a few topics proves better than a superficial idea about all topics.
- Revise. Whatever is being taught to you in school or tuition immediately revise it once you’re back home. This will help you to keep in touch with all topics, since a lot needs to be covered in a short time.
- Put in effort continuously. Don’t lose your heart if you are unable to do something. You will have to work hard everyday till you reach your destination. The journey is not that easy but if u have strong determination you can do it with ease.
- Have good study materials at your disposal. Go for HC VERMA in physics and NCERT. Go for arihant publications for chemistry. For maths go for arihant and NCERT too. Plus, have a question bank of previous 34 years by arihant publications or FIITJEE archive. solve this and you will have a sharp edge over others.You need to work on Chemistry O.P Tandon also, it helps you a lot.
- Manage your time very efficiently, as the IIT JEE requires has a vast syllabus and has to be cover over a limited period of time.