How to Prepare for JEE Main 2017

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main replaced the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) from 2013 onward. This year, the exam schedule for offline candidates is 2 April, 2017 and for online students it is 8 and 9 April, 2017. Here are some preparation tips for the JEE Main 2017 for engineering aspirants preparing for to apply to engineering colleges across India.

  1.  Focus on revision.
  2.  At this crucial juncture, don’t bog yourself down by consulting too many reference books. Stick to the texts that you have read thoroughly. A best practise is to revise lecture notes or coaching class notes.
  3.  Previous question papers will give you an idea of the latest question pattern (papers older than three years have a different exam pattern). Also read: Detailed analysis of JEE Main 2017
  4.  Review the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks because they may be close to the question pattern in JEE.
  5.  The JEE Main is a thorough test of your readiness and aptitude. Start with questions that you can answer fairly quickly. This could give you more time for difficult questions.
  6.  JEE is a test of your grasp of concepts. Choose questions that can show your understanding of concepts because wrong answers can give you a negative marking.
  7.  It is not imperative to prepare for all topics – at least not now!
  8.  Attempt as many mock tests online as possible. Also read: Previous years’ JEE question papers
  9.  Build your confidence before the exam.
  10.  Stay healthy. Falling sick could impact your results!

Also read: 6 yoga poses to help you do well in exams

JEE Main Syllabus

It is important to understand the pattern and syllabus of the exam to prepare effectively for it. Build up your skills in areas that you are strong but make sure you don’t ignore your weak points. The JEE Main paper is divided in two sections. Paper 1 has objective type questions that are based on Physics (tough topics include rotational dynamics & geometrical optics), Chemistry (tough topics include solid state & inorganic chemistry) and Mathematics (tough topics include probability, permutation & combination & integral calculus).  Paper 2, also objective, is divided into three sections, Part I deals with Mathematics, Part II is Aptitude test and Part III is the Drawing test. Choose questions carefully to demonstrate your grasp of various topics.

Books to consult for JEE Main

NCERT text books can be helpful, but if you want to improve your skills, you could consult H.C. Verma for physics, S.L. Loney for trigonometry, K.C. Sinha for Algebra, and O.P. Agarwal and R.C. Mukherjee for Chemistry.

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:

  • Resonance
  • ALLEN Career Institute
  • Aakash

Note: In the actual test, the same sequence might not be followed.

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