JEE Main is one of the competitive exams, all of engineering enthusiasts have heard of. Every year more than a million students register for the exam with a hope to get in one of the best engineering college in India. Among a million, around 2.2 lakh students crack the exam and are eligible for ‘JEE Advanced’.
What is the requirement of a study plan?
As the selection ratio suggests, it is one of the toughest entrance exam and you should have a plan to approach it the right way. Every mark can make a difference in your rank and your college. That’s why you need to make a proper study plan, so that you can convert your hard work in smart work and get the most out of your study.
You must have a study plan consisting to crack the exam with a good rank. To create a proper study plans, you can come up with some basic questions-
- Where should I study from?
- How much should I study?
- How many days are enough to complete the syllabus?
- How much time, I should dedicate to individual subject?
- Is theory sufficient or problem practice is also required?
- How many questions should I practice before the exam?
If you will approach it the right way with proper study plan, you will get through JEE Main easily. It just requires proper study plan and answers to the above mentioned questions. Here we can start analysing every question to get a better idea of how one can create a good plan.
Where should I study from?
You should start from NCERT books, which is also recommended by CBSE (previous organising committee for JEE Main). NCERT books will help you to understand basic principles, theorems and concepts that are required in theoretical as well as numerical problems. It will create a base platform and gives you an overview of the syllabus of the exam.
Once you are through with NCERT, you should start practicing problems and applying those theoretical concepts in numerical problems. We have also recommended some books that can help you to score good marks in one of our articles.
How much should I study for JEE Main?
There is no such restricted study time, but you should give at least more than 4 hours of study which might involve theoretical study along with solving numerical problems. You should dedicate enough of your time in problem practicing also as only understanding of your theory won’t suffice.
You can divide your study hours in practicing problems and studying theory as per your convenience but make sure you practice as much problems as you can.
How many days are enough to complete the syllabus?
“It’s never too late to start”
If you are as close as two months from JEE Main, you do not need to panic or lose hope. You can gear up and start your preparations. Start with NCERTs and learn the concepts. You can solve problems from previous year papers, if time permits.
One year can be considered as ideal time to prepare for JEE Main and secure a good rank. The syllabus needs to be completed with proper understanding of concepts and their applications. It requires around 10 months of good study and then you can dedicate the rest of the time in practicing previous year papers and mock papers.
How much time/effort, I should dedicate to an individual subject?
It might vary from person to person as someone may be good in Mathematics, while the other person may be good in Physics or Chemistry. Each subject has its own value and holds equal importance in JEE Main.
For Chemistry, theory from NCERT can help you enough to have a good understanding of all the concepts. You can solve multiple choice questions to get an idea of their applications. In general, Chemistry will require less effort and time as compared to Physics and Mathematics since the latter has more numerical problems.
For Physics and Mathematics, problems from NCERT are not sufficient to get a good understanding of application of your concepts. It requires numerical problem solving and asks for more effort and time.
You can dedicate your study time according to your choice for each subject. Just make sure you practice all of them.
Is theory sufficient or problem practice is also required?
You can’t practice problems, if you are not aware of theory. Similarly if you haven’t solved problems before the exam, you might face difficulties. You should start from understanding theory and learning all basic concepts and formulas. Later on, you should try to apply the same while solving problems. Problem practice and theory in JEE MAIN are complementary to each other.
You need to do both of them and link the theory while solving numerical problems.
Theory won’t suffice your preparation for JEE Main.
How many questions should I practice before the exam?
You should have practiced enough of problems before your exam as it gives you a good idea of how to approach the question in the minimal time with a better accuracy. There isn’t a fixed number but it is highly recommended to practice more than 5 previous year papers and around 10 mock tests. You should practice multiple choice questions from different books( we have mentioned in “Best books to prepare for JEE MAIN).
Make sure you have practiced enough to gain a good confidence towards approaching a problem. The more you practice, you will explore the better ways to solve a question.
If you have answers to all these questions, you are ready to manage a study plan that can lead you to crack IIT JEE MAIN with a good rank.
“A good study plan requires smart work rather than hard work”
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