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Steps to Prepare Chemistry for IIT JEE: Tips To Score Higher (Explained)


IIT JEE Chemistry Preparation: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry are the three parts of Chemistry covered in the IIT JEE test. Based on these, the Chemistry section in JEE Main question paper is prepared. Candidates will excel in writing the exam if they master the fundamentals of these three areas of Chemistry. Candidates with a firm grasp of all three components may receive a perfect score on the IIT JEE Chemistry exam. This post will cover the steps for Chemistry preparation for the IIT JEE test.

Common inquiries from applicants include how to study Chemistry for the IIT JEE and how to prepare for the JEE Mains using NCERT textbooks and solutions. Candidates must use several strategies to prepare for the three components of the subject to do well in the JEE Main Chemistry section. Read the entire article to discover study material, preparation tips, and chapters that candidates need to know for their IIT JEE Chemistry preparation.

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Steps to Prepare Chemistry for IIT JEE – Important Tips

The JEE Main exam dates for both sessions are already out on the official website of NTA. To get into one of the most reputed institutions in India for pursuing undergraduate engineering courses, candidates should come up with a good strategy to crack the IIT JEE exam. While preparing a strategy to qualify IIT JEE exam, candidates should always keep in mind that they should focus on all the three main subjects that will be asked in the exam.

Many students do not dedicate enough time to preparing for the IIT JEE Chemistry section because they think the subject is easy and doesn’t require much attention. On the other hand, some students use the same point to good advantage by giving enough time to this subject. As a result, they end up scoring 100% marks in this subject, thereby increasing their overall IIT JEE scores.

The article discusses how to study Chemistry for JEE Mains and Advanced in detail. Given below are some of the best practices for studying Chemistry for the IIT JEE exam.

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

When preparing for the IIT JEE Chemistry section, thoroughly review the JEE Main and Advanced Chemistry Syllabus. The syllabus of IIT JEE Chemistry gets candidates acquainted with the topics that will be asked in the exam. Being well versed with the topics that will be asked in the exam helps candidates choose the right study material for their preparations.

JEE Main 2022 Chemistry Syllabus

Students often buy study materials with lots of irrelevant content on topics that are not even mentioned in the IIT JEE Chemistry syllabus. So going through the syllabus as a first step ensures that candidates know what will be asked in the exam and choose the best books and other study material accordingly. The link to the syllabus of IIT JEE Chemistry is provided below:

JEE Advanced 2022 Chemistry Syllabus

Read NCERT Chemistry Books for IIT JEE Preparations

Many students often ask how to study NCERT Chemistry for JEE Mains and Advanced. NCERT Chemistry books play a vital role in one’s IIT JEE preparation, and candidates can get excellent scores if they read them correctly. Reading Chemistry NCERT textbooks of Class 11th and 12th without skipping minute details helps candidates build up the foundation of all the three sub-parts of Chemistry. More tips to study NCERT Chemistry for JEE Mains and Advanced are given below:

  • Go through the Chemistry section of the previous year’s IIT JEE exam question papers before starting with the NCERT books. Keep a note of all the topics asked in recent years to pay special attention to them while reading the NCERT books. 
  • Carefully read each line of the Class 11th, and 12th Chemistry NCERT books as NTA asks direct questions from the textbooks.
  • Practice all the questions given in the NCERT Exercises at the end of every chapter. 
  • Along with NCERT questions, practice questions from IIT JEE question banks to strengthen the grip on the topics candidates have covered from the NCERTs.
  • Prepare handmade notes for JEE Main and Advanced Chemistry as they come in handy during revision. 
  • Revise topics from time to time while studying NCERT Chemistry for JEE as multiple revision results in effective learning.
  • Keep taking JEE mock tests regularly. It familiarises candidates with the type of questions asked in the Chemistry section of the IIT JEE exam and also makes candidates comfortable with the exam interface.

Focus On All 3 Parts – Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Always keep in mind that all three parts of chemistry are interconnected; candidates can’t ignore any part; candidates must study and understand all three parts. Candidates must have a stronghold on each part if they want to score well in this subject.

Pro Tip: Start with Physical Chemistry before moving on to the Inorganic and Organic Section.

Periodic Table Is a Must Know

If candidates are just starting to study Chemistry, it is advised that they put a large-sized poster of the Periodic Table in their study room.

Understand Complete Reaction Mechanism

Do not ever try to remember any reaction; that is not a good practice. Instead, try to understand the complete mechanism behind each and every reaction. Especially for Organic Chemistry, it is very important to understand the mechanism of reactions completely.

Learn Formulae Thoroughly

Candidates must memorise all the formulae of Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium, Kinetics, and Radioactivity.

Give Extra Attention to d-Block Elements, f-Block Elements and Coordination Compounds

Most of the questions that come from p and s-block elements are easy to solve. I will suggest candidates pay extra attention to coordination compounds and d-block elements.

Make Personal Notes

This is not important only for Chemistry but for all subjects if candidates are seriously preparing for JEE examination. Know how to create personalised notes, and here’s how candidates can make notes for revision.

How to Study Physical Chemistry for JEE Mains

A significant portion of the Chemistry section of the JEE Main exam comprises the questions from Physical Chemistry. Candidates should have practised a good number of questions from Physical Chemistry before appearing for the JEE Main exam as it majorly involves computations and estimations. Given below are the best books for Physical Chemistry (theory and numericals):

  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XI
  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XII
  • Physical Chemistry by Narendra Awasthi
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Physical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

How to Study Organic Chemistry for JEE Mains

A considerable number of questions in the Chemistry section of the JEE Main exam are asked from Organic Chemistry. To attempt a good number of questions correctly, candidates should seriously practice and learn the mechanisms behind all the reactions, thereby memorising the important formulas. Given below is the list of books that candidates can refer to for JEE Main Organic Chemistry preparation:

  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XI
  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XII
  • Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chauhan
  • Organic Chemistry Objective by Arihant
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

How to Study Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Mains

NTA asks direct questions in Inorganic Chemistry from the NCERT books. So it is vitally important for you to thoroughly go through the NCERT books of both class 11th and 12th. Questions in this section are also repeated frequently in the JEE question papers. So make sure that candidates must also go through and practice all the questions asked in the previous year’s JEE question papers from inorganic chemistry. Given below is the list of the books candidates can prefer to prepare for NEET organic chemistry:

  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XI (Very Important)
  • NCERT Book Chemistry – Class XII (Very Important)
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

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Candidates are now aware of how to get prepared for the IIT JEE’s chemistry section. Increase your preparation efforts and make frequent revisions a habit. Take online JEE practice exams and review the test analysis to identify your deficiencies. Improve scores by addressing the areas of weakness. Candidates should take chapter-by-chapter JEE Practice Tests to hone their fundamentals as they continue to study each course.

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