Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced is the competitive examination for students who are seeking admission in the prestigious IITs. The ideal time for preparation is 2 years, that is, from you Class 11 and then onto Class 12. This is because the JEE Advanced syllabus is inclusive of the CBSE 11th and 12th Class syllabi. But preparing for JEE in one year – is it possible? Definitely, and let us see how Embibe will help you achieve that.
Everyone has different grasping power, some are slow learners, and some are not. Some like studying at a stretch, some like doing it in parts. Time management and how you study – that’s all up to you. What you need to do first and foremost is set targets to cover the syllabus and act accordingly. As simple as that.
How to crack JEE Advanced in one year?
Let’s take a look at each subject individually.
Physics – In Physics, a major portion of questions come from Mechanics and Electromagnetism – around 65%. In Mechanics, there are no formulas; everything is conceptual. So practice as much as you can and do not stick to mainstream questions. Try different types of questions. While in Electromagnetism, there are a lot of formulas and a whole lot of concepts, this is the most difficult part of the syllabus. Avoid going deep into the topic and concepts, the questions that appear in JEE are not tough, but are based on applied knowledge. So, strengthen your theoretical knowledge. Modern Physics is easy and covers around 10% of the questions so basics are enough for it. Optics and Properties of Matter account for 15% of the questions and in both these topics there are not many concepts and regular questions appear in the examination. The last part is Heat and Thermodynamics which accounts for 10% of the questions. The questions are generally numerical based on basic laws.
Mechanics (1 month) + Electrodynamics (2 months) + Optics (2 weeks) + Properties of Matter (2 weeks) + Heat and Thermodynamics (3 weeks) + Modern Physics (1 week)
Chemistry – Physical Chemistry accounts for about 30% of the question paper and the questions are rather typical than applied. This is the most scoring part of chemistry section. Inorganic chemistry also has about 30% of questions. It has both applied as well as typical questions. Preparing for it takes a lot of time because being able to solve questions you first need to know basic properties. Organic chemistry covers around 40% of the questions, where most of the questions are applied and based on series of reactions except GOC. It’s a bit hard, to begin with, but once you get the concept there is nothing easier than organic chemistry.
Physical (1 month) + Inorganic (1.5-2 months) + Organic (2-2.5 months)
Mathematics – Algebra comprising majorly of Complex Number, Permutation Combination and Probability almost accounts for 10% of the question paper. These 3 topics cover 80% of algebra portion; questions are relatively easy and scoring. Co-ordinate geometry is conceptual and covers 25% of questions; regular questions come from this portion. Vector and 3D is the most scoring section of the paper and covers 30% of question, sometimes questions are bit lengthy, but the effort fetches reward. The most important and difficult portion is calculus, which solely accounts for 35% of the question paper and needs lots of practice, there is no trend in types of questions.
Algebra (2 weeks) + Co-ordinate geometry (1 month) + Vector/3D (1.5 months) + Calculus (2 months)
5 months is quite a sufficient time to finish up the JEE Advanced syllabus. The rest of the time should be used for practice, attempting previous years papers in time constraints, revising concepts and formulae. Just remember; never pick two difficult topics to study at the same time. E.g. – don’t study electrodynamics, calculus and organic chemistry together. Always choose one difficult topic with two easy topics; it reduces the burden and effort.
7 quick revision tips for JEE Advanced
- Make formulae sheets along with your preparation.
- Keep marking tricky questions to look upon at the time of revision.
- Always solve questions in time constraints.
- It is not at all necessary to attempt questions in order so start with the easiest.
- You only have 1 year – focus on problem solving tactics rather than analysis of questions.
- If reverse approach is easy to do, then use it rather than following full solution procedure.
- Have faith in yourself.
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Our aim is to help students with various visualisations and data to help them appear for their exams with a sound and a fool-proof strategy with 92% accuracy in score prediction. Embibe prides itself in being the best alternative, a guaranteed tool for success for over 4 years for several students now placed in some of the most sought after engineering colleges. Embibe is the best place where you will find all the resources that you need to use – from practice to different types of tests, to learning through video lectures and also getting your doubts solved.