Your 30-day sprint to the 2019 JEE Mains 

With just about a month left for the 2019 JEE Mains, as an engineering aspirant, you must be anxious about creating and following a study strategy to clear one of the most competitive engineering entrance examinations in India. The last few days are incredibly crucial for the JEE preparation as in the past you may have split your time between studying for your Boards and JEE and other engineering entrance examinations. However, with JEE exam slated to be conducted between April 7-12th, 2019, you have about 30 days left. You may think it’s impossible, but with a focused approach and some pre-preparation, your dream to get into the IITs may come true!

Here’s a detailed study plan followed by some tips and techniques that might be helpful:

Week 1

It is crucial that you devote time to all the subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics during the day. The first week’s schedule will allow you to combine some important topics with some less important ones which may or may not be asked.

Subject Topics
Physics
  1. Work, Energy & Power
  2. Electrostatics
  3. Gravitation
  4. Wave Motion, String Waves & Sound Waves
  5. Optics & Kinetics
  6. Newton’s Law of Motion
Chemistry
  1. Carbonyl Compounds
  2. Alkyl Halides & Aryl Halides
  3. Mole Concept
  4. Chemical Bonding
  5. Periodic Table
  6. Carboxylic Acid & their Derivatives
  7. Redox Reaction
  8. Atomic Structure & Electrochemistry
Mathematics
  1. Logarithms
  2. Quadratic Equations
  3. Limit & Continuity
  4. Inverse Trigonometry
  5. Binomial Theorem
  6. 3D Geometry
  7. Probability & Statistics

At the end of this week, use one day to attempt mock tests and look at sample question papers for the topics that you studied this week. While attempting the tests, try and complete the paper within the stipulated time and note down the amount of time you spend for each question. It will help you manage your time better when you sit for the actual exam.

Do not be disheartened with the incorrect responses that you selected. It is only the beginning and it gives you three more weeks to understand and remodify your study plan according to the topics that you need to concentrate on more.

Week 2

At the beginning of Week 2, you can divide your time between revising topics that you studied so far and picking up new topics for this week’s agenda.

Subject Topics Revision
Physics
  1. Simple Harmonic Motion
  2. Centre of Mass, Momentum & Rotational Dynamics
  3. Nuclear Physics & Modern Physics
  4. Fluid Mechanics & Elasticity
  5. Vectors
  6. Heat & Thermodynamics
  7. Calorimetry
  1. Wave & String Motion
  2. Current Electricity
  3. Wave & Ray Optics
  4. Newton’s Law of Motion
  5. Gravitation
Chemistry
  1. General Organic Chemistry
  2. Biomolecules
  3. Chemical Equilibrium
  4. Surface Chemistry
  5. Co-ordination Chemistry
  6. Hydrocarbons
  1. Atomic Structure
  2. Carbonyl Compounds
  3. Alcohol, Phenol & Ether
Mathematics
  1. Differentiation & Integration
  2. Vector Algebra
  3. Sequence of Series
  4. Complex Numbers & Theory of Equation
  5. Trigonometric Ratios
  6. Matrices & Determinants
  1. 3D Geometry
  2. Probability & Statistics
  3. Vector Algebra
  4. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  5. Sequence of Series

Now that you have covered some of the significant topics along with the revision of Week 1, you may re-attempt the mock tests that you took last week along with working on 2-3 more sample papers. If you are unable to complete the exam in the allotted time, work on your time management skills by finding out your problem areas. Take note of the incorrect answers and reach out to your peers or a teacher if you need help.

Week 3

This week your focus should be on revision. With only two weeks to the exam, you must concentrate on strengthening the concepts that you have studied so far. Along with this, work on solving at least one mock test per day. The study schedule for this week must also include time for some new topics that are important for the JEE exam.

Subject Topics Revision
Physics
  1. Magnetism
  2. Electromagnetic Induction
  3. Circular Motion
  4. Semiconductors
  1. Centre of Mass, Momentum & Collision
  2. Simple Harmonic Motion
  3. Nuclear Physics & Modern Physics
  4. Thermodynamics
Chemistry
  1. Ionic Equilibrium
  2. IUPAC Nomenclature
  3. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  4. Qualitative Salt Analysis
  1. Periodic Table
  2. General Organic Chemistry
  3. Chemical Equilibrium
  4. Mole Concept
Mathematics
  1. Parabola, Ellipse & Hyperbola
  2. Solution of Triangles
  3. Fundamentals of Mathematics
  4. Permutation & Combination
  1. Limits of Continuity
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. Matrices & Determinants
  4. Integration

Week 4

As the countdown begins to the exam day, its time you focus what you have studied so far and look at the most recent years JEE papers to understand what are the frequently asked topics and the exam pattern. In your 7-day study schedule, devote an entire day to one subject unlike the previous weeks, where you found time for all three subjects in a day. Begin with the subject you are most comfortable with and spend one day revising the topics that you have studied so far. Once you have finished covering all the subjects, then spend the remaining 4 days attempting sample papers from the last 2-3 years.

Tips & Tricks to crack the JEE Mains

  1. Create flash cards while studying a topic, they will come handy while revising.
  2. Create a formula sheet and stick it on your study table so that you can keep referring to it during your JEE preparation.
  3. Assign a keyword to a concept or a formula which can help you to relate and remember the topic.
  4. Understand and note down your strong and weak topics in the JEE main 2019 syllabus.
  5. Once you know your best/strongest topic, you can focus more on it, giving you scope to score more.
  6. Do not study any new topic.This can confuse you and play with your confidence right before the exam.
  7. The day before the exam, make sure not to study very late. End your study session by early evening and take a walk to revise the topics you have studied.
  8. Go to bed early a day before the exam and wake up with a fresh mind and attempt the question paper confidently.