Knowing the important chapters and how to learn them is necessary if you want a good rank. This will help you make the best of your time.
The 4 types of chapters
You can divide the chapters based on how much ‘weightage’ (importance to the exam) vs how much input (effort to learn and understand) they require. The 4 types of chapters are –
|High Weightage, Low Effort (Easy)
These are the most important group of chapters. These you must complete very very thoroughly.
|High Weightage, High Effort (Hard)
These are the second most important group of chapters. You will probably have to spend a lot of time on these chapters.
|Low Weightage, Low Effort (Easy)
These are the chapters you can do only when you have time left after the first 2.
|Low Weightage, High Effort (Hard)
Forget these chapters! You don’t need to bother with them as you should focus on the above three types of chapters instead.
Here’s a Subject wise break-down
Note : Input = Effort you need to put in!
I highly recommend that you download the weightage vs effort sheet for every subject and pin it to your wall. Fill in your confidence level in each chapter and you will know where you stand.
You can use this information to make a timetable for your JEE preparation, depending on-
- Your ability and speed – Some students require that they spend more time on some chapters if they are weak at maths or chemistry for example.
- Amount of time left – How many months do you have left?
- Your goals – What rank do you want to get?
How much do you need to study? Find out here.