How to Prepare for JEE Advanced 2015
The Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) has been replaced by the JEE (Advanced) since , 2013. This will be for admission to all the 16 Indian Institute of Technologies in India, along with the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. Only the 1.5 lakh top candidates in the JEE (Main) will be eligible to take the JEE (Advanced) scheduled on 24 May, 2015.
JEE Advanced 2015 preparation tips
Here are some suggestions on how to prepare for JEE Advanced 2015:
- Practise: now that your 10+2 exams are over, you need to start practising harder.
- Previous papers can be good for practicing. Remember that beyond three years, the question pattern was different. Go through JEE Advanced 2014 exam paper's analysis - this may help you get a very good idea about this year's pattern.
- Choose the right book for your study. Practice question patterns should be similar in nature to the JEE Advanced question papers.
- Logically speaking, the pattern of questions is such that you must start preparing from the 10th standard papers and then proceed towards the 12th standard. But do not try to revise any topic that you have left by.
- One aspect that needs to be kept in mind is that the JEE Advanced is a test of your grasp of concepts. Have a transparent understanding of the entire topic.
- Group study may be good, since it can let you assess yourself, but all the members in the group must be dedicated enough!
- Lastly, don't lose motivation, don't lose confidence and don't compromise your health -- any one lost among these hamper your chances of cracking the exam.
JEE Advanced 2015 dates and syllabus
The scores of JEE Main will be announced on 27 April, 2015 and then the selected candidates will take the JEE Advanced test held by the seven IITs: IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. JEE Advanced is an offline paper that will be held on 24 May this year. JEE Advanced 2015 results should be available on 18 June, 2015. (check your JEE Advanced 2015 results on http://www.examresults.net/jee/)
As we all know by now that the pattern of papers has changed over the last few years, we may still expect a certain format in the JEE Advanced 2015 exam. The marks distribution is still not very clear.
- Multiple choice question (MCQ), single correct answer
- MCQ, multiple correct answers
- Reason-based questions
- Linked comprehension MCQ type
- Integer answer type
- Matrix match questions
Not much can be said about the importance of individual topics, but some are more prominent in the papers than others. The syllabus for JEE Advanced 2015 will be the same as of IIT-JEE 2012. Some of the topics that need to be prepared well are:
- Physics: General physics, thermal physics, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics are the main topics.
- Chemistry: Physical chemistry can improve your score, but the inorganic section may also be well-utilized if you have grasped it well.
- Mathematics: Calculus, determinants, permutation-combination, vectors and coordinate geometry may be named as priority. Apart from this, three-dimensional geometry has easy scoring and may improve your score card.
Books and coaching centres for JEE Advanced 2015
Some books that may be referred to for preparing are H.C. Verma for physics, O.P. Agarwal and R.C. Mukherjee for physical chemistry, K.C. Sinha for algebra and S.L. Loney for trigonometry.
Coaching centres may offer focused integral classes and advise on how to prepare for the test. With dedicated effort, classes can be a helpful resource for you. A few well-known coaching centres for engineering entrance exams:
- ALLEN Career Institute
You will be competing with the top 1.5 lakh candidates who have qualified in JEE Main 2015, but don't let that bother you. All that you need is "to be good with your basics," says Jayant Bagalia of NC State University. Focus on your concepts and avoid negative marking.