JEE Advanced (IITJEE): Ten Tips to Get Selected With a Good Rank
Is it Possible to Crack the JEE Main if You Start Now?
At the time of writing this article it's June, 2012. It's less than a year to the next IIT JEE which has been replaced by JEE Advanced. As of now, you first have to clear JEE MAIN and only then you get the ticket to appear in JEE Advanced.
And the million dollar question is: Can I still crack JEE MAIN and JEE Advanced if I start my serious preparations now?
The short answer is yes.
This article is intended for students who, for whatever reason, have not already been studying for months, but who want to score high enough on the JEE Main to be selected for the JEE Advanced and also want to get a good rank in JEE Advanced.
Read on to find out how.to achieve this.
What Will Be Covered
* First Steps
* How a Course Can Help
* Best Books to Aid Study by Subject
* Ten Tips to Focus Your Study Plan
- The very first step is to get focused. Your final result is a comparative rank against long term planners, who have been preparing for at least two years, if not more. Only a concentrated, industrious, and planned study plan will yield the desired score and rank.
- After studying IIT JEE and AIEEE question paper patterns, I have observed an abundance of numerical problems. In all the three subjects—physics, chemistry, and mathematics—a candidate is most likely to scale the cut-off if he/she is adept at solving numerical problems.
- Focus on improving your problem-solving speed, which requires continuous practice. Drill yourself with regular numerical problem practice. By the time you go for the actual exam, you will have developed a knack for recognizing the type of problem at once, just by looking at it.
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How a Coaching Course Can Help
There are two ways to find practice problems and solutions: a good coaching course or books on all the three subjects.
A good IITJEE coaching course will provide relevant topic-wise modules of questions and solutions. It will also set pre-planned time limits for completion to help you pace up yourself. If you can take a course and follow it religiously, you will get help with the following:
- solving a variety of difficult questions
- judging your performance on difficult questions
- matching your level with that of other students
No study program should rely entirely on a course, however. Thousands of students will be following the same course, so you will need other study tools to keep you ahead in the race.
Best Books by Subject
If you can't afford a course, there are other ways to access practice materials. With the right tools and a rigorous schedule, you will succeed. Make this your mantra: Practise the most relevant numerical problems daily, and that will see you get through the exam.
Buy or borrow these books for access to difficult problems and their solutions:
- Make sure you can solve problems from the NCERT class XI and class XII textbooks.
- For best concepts, use IIT Mathematics for JEE (Main and Advanced) by M.L. Khanna
- For the most abundant supply of difficult questions: New Pattern IITJEE Mathematics by Dr. S.K. Goyal
- Plane Trigonometry and Elements of Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney
- Concepts of Physics, Volumes 1 and 2, by H.C. Verma
- Problems in General Physics, by I.E. Irodov
- Fundamentals of Physics, by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
- Understanding Physics for JEE Main and Advanced (series), by D.C. Pandey
- Study the NCERT chemistry textbooks for classes XI and XII.
- Organic Chemistry, by Morrison and Boyd
- Numerical Chemistry for JEE Main and Advanced, by P. Bahadur
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry, by J.D. Lee
- Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations, by R.C. Mukherjee
- Physical Chemistry, by P. Bahadur.
- organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry books by O.P. Tandon
Ten Tips to Focus on Your Study Plan
1. Solve at least 40-80 numerical problems daily.
Including physics, chemistry and, mathematics.
2. Set time limits for questions.
Practice to improve speed on problem-solving.
3. Start with the difficult areas first.
Prepare brief notes on the hardest sections.
4. Prioritize by topic.
Develop your strategy to prioritize your subjects in accordance to your requirements..
5. Analyze your mistakes.
Find the points that you often face difficulty with and which slow you down.
6. Never quit until you have achieved daily target.
Once you have solved your daily problems, make tomorrow's plan.
7. Practice logical thinking.
Build your solutions step-by-step with contextual thinking. Discard stray thoughts.
8. Until the exam ends, don't give up.
Keep up your routine and resolve to keep trying.
9. Use your board exam syllabus.
Material from the board exams will be included on both JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
10. Consult test papers from previous years.
Obtain copies of test papers from the past 10-15 years and solve the questions.