JEE Advanced study plan

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JEE Advanced study plan

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Ramesh Batlish

JEE Advanced study plan

With two weeks left for the exam, RAMESH BATLISH shares last-minute tips for aspirants

With JEE Advanced exam 2019, scheduled, just two weeks away, aspirants are already on their toes, preparing to clear the final hurdle in their path to secure the most prestigious seat in the IIT's. Even though it is one of the toughest entrance exams to clear, proper preparation strategies, rigorous practice will help students clear the exams with ease. As the stress levels and pressure will be on the higher side among the students, yet their focus should be to effectively utilise the remaining one-month time.

The students should begin their preparation with a full proof time table devoting equal time slots for each subject.

JEE Advanced paper has a mixture of various types of questions. There are questions of multichoice type with either single correct answer or multi correct answers. There could be comprehensions followed by two or more objective type questions with single or multi correct answers. The matrix match type questions may involve matching two columns or even three columns. The Integer type questions involve a subjective type question with the answer an integer or could be asked correct to two decimal places. Students are advised to be careful as the paper has negative marking. The preparation strategy should be built with effective time management and subject-wise planning. Here are some vital tips that will help you to prepare for JEE Advanced in one month.

Study Schedule: With just a month left, the students must follow the time table strictly.  Getting success in JEE Advanced is not that easy but do remember with hard work and commitment you can achieve anything in life.

Mock test: Play an important role in making you familiar with the pattern of paper as well as checks your strong and weaker areas. To analyze your preparation and build the right examination temperament, students are advised to take mock tests. It is advisable to do Test Analysis after every Mock Test for improvement.

Time Management: Always remembers all students have 24 hours in a day.  Most of the students have queries about how many hours of studies can change the outcome? As per the experts, 5-6 hours of serious study in a day is vital to crack JEE Advanced.

Speed and Accuracy: There would be limited time given to the students to complete the exam. You have to maintain a constant speed but don’t forget accuracy will help you gain more marks. There is negative marking in the exam. The accuracy will come with practicing the questions in limited time.

Health: Don’t forget to take care of your physical and mental well being. In the end, good health is very important for any exam. Take a good sleep about 6 hours in a day. This should be done a month before the exam.

The pattern for the exam remains constant, however, no question has ever been repeated in JEE Advanced exam. As the question paper for the JEE Advanced exam will be divided into three sections Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.  The major focus should be given to the following topics:

Mathematics: Quadratic Equations & Expressions, Complex Numbers, Probability, Vectors & 3D Geometry, 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 & Thermodynamics, Waves and Sound, Capacitors & Electrostatics, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Optics and Modern Physics.

Chemistry: Qualitative Analysis, Coordination Chemistry & Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibrium in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Complete as a topic.


Single Choice Correct: The best way to attempt these questions is to run through the Question- Option - Question way. Scanning the question again after the options in mind helps strategising the approach to solve the question. Sometimes the options themselves guide the correct strategy or even the correct answer.

Multiple Choice Correct: Each question has to be solved and mapped with all options. It may also happen that the options are same values written in different form. Statistically these are the questions with least percentage of correct responses.

Comprehension Based: Even if you know the concept mentioned in Comprehension, you should still read it thoroughly, there are chances of redefining a concept or providing hypothetical assumptions. In that case your correct approach might lead to incorrect answer.

Matrix Match Type (One to One Matching): If the question is of One to One matching, then your approach should be finding the odd one out(if any). This will help you quickly reach the correct mapping.

Matrix Match Type (One to Many Matching): This type of Matrix Match would be the most challenging and time taking. The suggested way would be to attempt this problem if you are confident on the concepts of all 4 rows, or else keep this question at bay for last.

Integer Answer Type: Generally these questions are the subjective questions converted to objective, and hence would be time taking. The correct way would be treat them as subjective and solve them only if you have a command on the topic or if you have attempted all other questions of the paper. These questions also have a low scoring statistical record.

Reason Assertion Type: These days these types of questions are not at all asked, but in case there are few questions of this category, be very careful if both the statements are correct. Because, then it’s very tricky to decide between the options A and B. or else you can mark the correct response easily.

The writer is FIITJEE Expert

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