This article provides you with strategy to prepare for JEE mains and JEE advance for Chemistry, physics and maths separately. You’ll also get to know important topics for the exam that must be prepared well and how to manage your board exam preparation, JEE mains and JEE advance preparation in parallel.
Chemistry is the easiest and the most scoring part of JEE Mains and Advanced Paper. You should be having a great hold on Chemistry keeping in mind the situation you are in. Honestly, this is the subject that could still fetch you about 90+ (out of 120), in JEE if studied properly and with full dedication!! Chemistry could be divided into 3 parts,
– Physical Chemistry
This is the easiest part of all of the JEE syllabus. Go through all the chapters, studying each and every part and practicing lots of questions. You would need to memorize the formulas, have a good hold on a few concepts and should be able to do a little multiplication, division etc. Most of the question of this section are application based and require the memorization of formulas and a little bit calculation.
– Organic Chemistry
This again is also a very scoring section and needs to be understood well. You should know all the Reactions well, how they proceed and most importantly, the mechanism they follow. Most of the questions in JEE Advanced test how well you understood the mechanism of the reaction.
If you are good at mugging up which most of us are, this is a section which could surely fetch you 100% score. Inorganic chemistry requires a good amount of time to read and memorize each and every aspect of whole bunch of reactions. You would need to put in a lot of time in this section and put it again and again to master Inorganic Chemistry and if done with full dedication, it would surely throw back a great result.
Go through your NCERT thoroughly for Chemistry. NCERT is like a Bible for Chemistry. Read each and every line of NCERT by heart and understand every bit of it. Chemistry is a very-very scoring section of all three, and one should never Bluff with it.
Important Chapters: Mole Concept, Equilibrium, Liquid Solutions, Chemical Kinetics, All of Inorganic is equally important, Benzene, Aldehydes and Ketones, Amino Acids, *Perkin’s Reaction*
This section would require a lot of time to master which you don’t have. I would advise you to go through Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics and Thermal Physics first. These are the most scoring and the least time-consuming parts of Physics. If given a good amount of time and understood well, it could give you a good score. These 3 constitute of about 60+% of Physics syllabus.
Modern Physics should be given a greater emphasis as it is mostly a formula and calculation based section and usually, quite a good number of questions are asked from this section.
Thermal Physics is also a calculation and formula based section and require a lot of memorization of formulas.
Move on to Optics after finishing this section. This is a very broad section and requires a lot of practice and a food hold on the concepts.
At last, if left with some time, start with Mechanics. Mechanics is the most important part of Physics but still I asked you guys to leave it for the end as it a vast and a difficult part. It requires a great amount of time and strong concepts. However, if you already have gone through Mechanics before and have quite a good hold over it, I would recommend you to revise and go through this section first especially Work Power Energy and Rotational Mechanics.
Important Chapters: Thermodynamics, Current and Electricity, Wave Optics, Atomic Structure, Rotational Mechanics
Maths is the broadest and the most difficult section of all 3. It consists of Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, and Vectors. You don’t have enough time to cover all these sections.
I would suggest you, to go through the Calculus part first as it is a very easy to learn, scoring and a substantial weightage part. Then go for Geometry and Vectors. These 2 again consume a lot of time but are more of calculation based sections and require a lot of practice. These 3 alone comprise about 70% of the JEE Maths syllabus.
Also go through certain parts of Algebra like Complex Numbers, Probability and Quadratic Equations. Don’t try to cover all of it. Focus on quality rather than quantity.
The most important thing in Mathematics is practice. The more you practice the better you learn, and higher the chances of solving the question on JEE Day.
Important Chapters: Limits and Continuity, Maxima-Minima, Definite Integrals, Parabola, Circles, 3D Geometry, Complex Numbers, Probability
Now summing up, you need to prepare Chemistry very well and try to complete most of the part of it. Physics and Maths on the other hand should be done with patience and more emphasis should be made on quality rather than quantity. JEE is definitely going to put up a difficult question and a light read of these chapters are not going to help you. Try to go through the chapters that I have asked you to before. However, if there are certain topics on which you have a quite a good hold and but I haven’t mentioned in the TO DO FIRST list, do those topics first and then follow mine.
Please attempt the previous year questions after completion of each topic. This is one of the most important part of JEE Preparation. Please do not forget to do this and attempt as many previous year questions as possible. Also try to attempt the previous year papers during the last few weeks.
If you are preparing for Boards too, prepare simultaneously for JEE also. Attempts around 20 questions each day from various topics during Boards. Don’t go for anything new during the last week of JEE Mains, revise key concepts like Inorganic Chemistry and all other formulas and don’t go for anything new.
If you are preparing for JEE Advanced, after JEE Mains, you still have about 1.5 months more to prepare. Continue the same strategy. Try to cover the above mentioned part first and then move on to other topics.
All the best!