Tips And Preparation Strategy For JEE Main 2020 

The key to right preparation is proper and timely planning. Correct attitude and acute focus is the key to be a topper.

The JEE Main 2020 is conducted by The National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to Undergraduate Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), etc. in the next academic year (2020-2021) in two phases, the first phase for Admissions to B.E./ B.Tech(Paper-1) & B. Arch/ B. Planning (Paper-2) was held from 6th Jan to 11th Jan 2020 and the second phase for admissions to B.E./ B.Tech (Paper-1) & B. Arch/ B. Planning (Paper-2) earlier scheduled in April, will be now be held between 18th July to 23rd July 2020. Students have the option to appear in one or both phases. The result will, however, consider the students’ performance in the best of the two phases. Due to Covid-19 students had the option to change their test centres till May 3rd as earlier announced by NTA.

The candidates aspiring to take admission to the undergraduate programs at IITs for the year 2020 will also have to appear in B. E. /B. Tech Paper of JEE (Main)-2020. Based on the performance in Paper-1( for B.E./B. Tech. )of JEE (Main)-2020,  top 2,50,000 candidates would qualify for JEE (Advanced) 2020 which is now rescheduled for 23rd August 2020. Admission to IITs will be based on category -wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE(Advanced) subject to the conditions as would be mentioned in JEE(Advanced)-2020 Website. 

How to Prepare for JEE Main in this Last 1 to 2 Months

A serious aspirant ideally must have completed the syllabus by now. The following points would, however, count. Those who have taken the January Exam and scored 97 percentile or more must work towards improving their rank and improve their Accuracy & Speed. Those who have scored above 90 but less than 97 must do a serious analysis of their mistakes and make a workable plan to improve upon their weaker topics.  

Time Management: Proper planning is most important for the timely preparation and dealing with the study pressure.  

·         All the three subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics are equally important. So, divide these crucial remaining weeks aptly in the three subjects 

·         Prepare a chapter-wise and topic-wise revision schedule. 

·        Create short notes and list all formulae & points to remember. This will help in quick revision before the examination. 

Correct Methodology: The correct approach for those appearing for the first time or second time is to stick to one source and not to refer to a multitude of books/study material available in the market. To reap the benefits, the students should remain focused throughout the preparation period with a positive attitude to study with utmost concentration. Ensure to keep brushing-up through notes & flagged important problems with a twist. Taking Online Mock Tests on the actual pattern is recommended at this time. 

Focus on your Goal: The key to right preparation is proper and timely planning. Correct attitude and acute focus is the key to be a topper. Divide your preparation time accordingly & stick to a single system of preparation and have faith in yourself. Thus, you can build up your confidence level and crack any difficult question. Ensure solving all previous years’ paper it will help to keep your concepts crystal clear. 

Study Material and Important Topics

One must not start any new books at this stage. This stage should be utilized more for problem-solving, developing short cuts, and memorizing formulae, understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses. Aspirants must take up Mock Tests in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode to develop ones’ self-confidence and exam temperament. Time Management is crucial to score more marks in the actual JEE (Main).   

Important Topics in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

The syllabus of class 11th & 12th is equally distributed across the question paper in JEE Main. However, while you are preparing all chapters of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, stress may be given on the following topics.
Mathematics: Quadratic Equations & Expressions, Complex Numbers, Probability, Vectors, Matrices in Algebra; Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Definite Integral in Calculus.
Physics: Kinematics, Gravitation, Fluids, Heat & Thermodynamics, Waves & Sound, Capacitors & Electrostatics, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Optics & Modern Physics.
Chemistry: Coordination Chemistry & Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium, Mole Concept in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. 

Recommendation: Students are advised to avoid selective study in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Generally, all topics are covered as mentioned in the syllabi. 

Study Plan in the Last One Month 

The last 1month should generally be utilized to consolidate one’s preparation by focusing on revision at a glance, problem-solving and overcoming the weaker areas in preparation. However, the following points should be kept in mind: 

·         Build your immunity to stay physically & mentally fit. 

·         Develop speed by solving quizzes/Mock Tests of JEE Main level problems with time management. 

·         Speed & Accuracy will be your key to success in JEE Main 

·         Take Online mock-test series to build a winning exam temperament. 

·         Sample papers will give you a fair idea about the pattern of questions and help one improve time management. 

·         Solve the Previous year’s JEE/AIEEE papers for understanding the level of questions asked. 

·         Focus on your weaker areas and improve your concepts. 

·         Remember it is the quality of time spent and not the quantity alone. Hence, take short breaks of five to ten minutes after every one or two hours of serious study. Relax completely when you take a break. 

·         Practice meditation to develop inner calm, poise, confidence and power of concentration·          

·         For the practice of Numerical/Integer Type questions introduced this year follow a reputed source like or sample papers on JEE Main official website.  

·         If one has the right “attitude” required towards preparation for the JEE Main, then even an average student can crack it. 

Finally, don’t be nervous if you find the paper tough since it is the relative performance that counts. Put your best analytical mind to work and believe in your preparation. 

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