Although students receive 2 opportunities to apply for JEE Advanced, offering your best in the first attempt is of utmost importance. With almost four weeks left for the first phase of JEE Main 2020 to be scheduled from 6 January to 11 January 2020, its time to follow a disciplined preparation plan and focus on revising all the important chapters and topics.
Serious aspirants must have finished the syllabus and have already begun to study important topics. A proper study schedule will consist of a distribution of different chapters as per their weighting in the review. This will help not only in the disciplined preparation, but also in the effective use of time. Reviewing the books, just go through the subjects and sections that have already been covered so that you can recall them for a longer time.
Utilizing the last four weeks for JEE Main Phase 1
Week -1- Categorize topics as per your command level
Physics- Prepare key points (summary) of all chapters and categorize them into the topics (as topics of strong, adequate and bad order) in three classes according to the command level. Practice the problem of previous year’s subject papers where you have adequate control and link to books / teachers wherever you need assistance.
Chemistry- Pay special attention to chapters such as atomic structure, solid state, ionic balance, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry. Continue to list the simple formulas you encounter while answering questions. It will be useful during the last week’s revision.
Mathematics (Calculus) — Start with differentiation basics and then work your way to limitations and related concepts. Also include the revision of derivative application functions and concepts. Work hard on definite integration properties and review differential equation concepts.
Week 2- Analyze weak areas and work on them
Physics- Go through books / notes in poorly controlled places to clarify key concepts and then aim to test the final training with questions from previous paper. If your quality is promoted, do more work from regular outlets as well. However, if you feel there is no scope for any significant improvement, these topics can be skipped.
Chemistry(Organic Chemistry)- Focus on the different naming reactions you studied and their mechanisms throughout XI and XII. Practice issues related to the reactions of Ozonolysis, Aidol and Cannizzaro which arise very often in tests. As well as chemical tests of specific functional groups, questions related to acidity and basicity order should be extensively studied.
Mathematics (Coordinate Geometry)- Begin your week with equation revision and keep a close eye on the differences between formulas. In particular, focus on conics ‘ geometric properties, with their implementations in mind.
Week 3- Revise topics which you are good at
Physics — Practice as much as possible on topics with good command. Special attention should also be paid to topics in syllabus for JEE-Main but not in JEE-Advance such as semi-conductor machines, electromagnetic waves, communication system, etc. Questions are often straightforward and simple, based on these subjects. A little additional reading helps you to significantly improve your ranking. To answer questions in JEE-Main, a detailed comprehension of all that is given in NCERT text books on such topics is normally enough.
Inorganic Chemistry- Chapters such as chemical bonding, p-block elements, Coordination Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis will be the main areas of inorganic chemistry. Try to keep things in mind so you can keep them until the test.
Mathematics (Algebra) — Start with quadratic equations and move towards complex numbers (in particular geometric properties). Emphasis on matrix and determinant properties, as well as vector and 3D mechanics, provides a more complicated approach to permutation and combination, probability, progression. Sometimes, whenever possible, rewrite equations.
Week 4- Attempt Mock tests and Analyze your preparation
Physics- Practice one test every day, followed by an in-depth analysis based on the errors you have committed and the overall speed at which questions are resolved.
Chemistry- Now that the redesign is complete, spend time studying the observations you have taken regularly over the past three weeks and taking daily mock tests along with your detailed analysis.
Mathematics (Trigonometry and General Revision) — Continue with trigonometric identity revision and reverse trigonometry. Work your way to the triangle solution and have a firm grasp of mathematics.
Because JEE Main 2020 will take place in two phases, students now have the option of participating in one or both phases. The final outcome will be found in the better of two steps based on performance. To increase the chances of grabbing seat at one of the most sought-after institutes, students are recommended to put their best efforts into the first phase of the exam.
Right strategy and time management play a vital role in determining an aspirant’s rank. The remaining weeks should be used wisely to overhaul, maintain speed and increase accuracy to solve a particular problem, identify and correct the weaker areas. Eventually, the relative performance on the day of the test is going to matter.