Take your IIT JEE dreams seriously. Most students don’t. Take them serious enough to become amazing and move beyond mediocre. Get coaching and guidance. You’ll know when you’re ready for the next phase when you attract the right teacher to help you get there.
Don’t get confused with questions like “How to start?”, “From where should I begin?”, “When to study?”. Start with your favourite subject. It will give you confidence to prepare well for IIT JEE. Follow a routine, a timetable giving equal importance to all the subjects – Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Make sure you achieve your daily or weekly targets.
Number of hours to study for JEE : You should never ‘measure’ the number of hours you study. What matters more is that you should study with full concentration whenever you study. You need to identify the right time(s) when you can study well with full concentration. A minimum of 4-6 hours per day is considered good for JEE preparation.
Follow a JEE study material but don’t undermine the NCERTs. Solved examples and summary is of great help. For maximum score, all you need is time management and pattern of solving questions. These management of time and pattern can be only achieved by serious dedicated practice and questions solving.
Do your homework/assignments on time and take them seriously. Don’t neglect what’s happening currently in your coaching/preparation in order to improve previous concepts or backlogs. You first priority should be to finish your current assignments and homework on time.
Make problem solving a habit. If you’re stuck on a harder problem, start solving easier problems. When small problems gets resolved, it gives you a feeling of being a winner and pushing you to do more! You should also know the right way to practice the IIT JEE problems. Focus on Concepts, Practice, Speed and Accuracy. Your teachers in coaching will help you immensely in this.
Appear for mock tests, and assess yourself regularly. Take a look at each test and analyse if there’s anything you can do to improve your score. The purpose of the periodic tests in coaching is to make you realise your mistakes and not to repeat them in the succeeding tests. “Count the marks you lose due to silly mistakes, conceptual error, wrong interpretation of any question and other mistakes. After every test compare it with the previous one. This will not only reduce your chance of committing a mistake but also it will motivate you as marks will increase.”
Ask your teachers regularly about doubts/problems. Have a voice in the classroom (or after the class when teacher open the session for questions). Never ever let your doubts be unresolved. Make your teachers aware of any issue you are facing in the preparation.
Make your own notes. You always remember better when you write things by hand rather than read from a book. Never try to copy the exact text from the book. Read, and then write them in your own words. Make a separate notebook for remembering formulas in each three of subjects.
Notebook for mistakes : “Make a notebook containing your mistakes. Whenever you make any mistake in mock test or forget a concept or formula etc. note it down in this notebook. As time passes you’ll have a collection of mistakes which you aren’t supposed to commit in exams. Revise from this copy regularly. This would help you score higher.”
IIT JEE preparation takes a lot of your time. You will understand topics/concepts, solve problems and old concepts fades away from your mind. For efficient preparation, consistent revision is necessary. Your notes will help you during your revision time.
Very important point : Have a passion and determination, the self motivation to clear IIT JEE. Work hard and maintain the consistency throughout in your IIT JEE preparation.