How To Prepare For JEE Main Exam

“Success doesn’t happen overnight, you have to keep your eyes on the prize and don’t look back”. This is the only funda to transform your dreams into reality. In India, there are numerous competitive exams that require a lot of diligence, dedication, and practice to accomplish one’s dreams. One such exam is Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main, it is the national level undergraduate engineering entrance examination that acts as the gateway for admissions to top engineering Institutes of India such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) conducts JEE every year to enrol admissions to the meritorious students in diverse IITs of the country. But from this year, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting JEE Mains exam in both the modes. Students who are willing to get admitted in any of the top IITs should have to crack IIT JEE with the prime score. Candidates have to qualify JEE Mains to appear for the next level exam,i.e. JEE Advanced. 12th standard marks of the aspirants have a major impact on this highly competitive exam. Therefore, it is really essential to pay proper attention and concentration to obtain high-grade marks in this board examination to procure well in JEE mains exam. The rank and score, they secure in JEE will determine the destiny of the students.

Here are some preparation tips that one should follow to crack this stiff competitive exam JEE Mains:-

Manage your time well-

“The best preparation for tomorrow can be done by doing your best today”. This quote states the exact value of time. If you have some work to do, do it today and don’t let it for the next day. So, one of the most important tip for the preparation of JEE Mains is time management itself. Candidates should make a clear-cut timetable and must ensure to abide by it. For doing so, students must read the syllabus and finish it within the stipulated time. They should make certain targets based on the difficulty level of the topic to ensure that how many days they’ll take to complete it. And, gradually they’ll be able to finish the entire course within the drafted time-frame. Then, candidates can also get the chance to revise the whole syllabus thoroughly a month or fortnight before the exam.

Know your syllabus and subjects well:-

Before appearing for an exam, one should pull up his socks and gather all his practice weapons. Candidates must be well versed about the JEE Main 2019 syllabus for better preparations. They must be aware of the questions that will be asked in the examination. This will help them to divide their time accordingly. Hence, JEE Main 2019 exam requires a thorough understanding of the syllabus. One should cover each and every topic of the syllabus clearly. The syllabus and exam pattern are the most important weapons for JEE Mains examination. Acquire knowledge of the overall syllabus and exam pattern of JEE Main properly and plan your preparation accordingly.

Comprehend the Exam pattern first:

To score well in the upcoming JEE Mains examination, students need to verify all the necessary details regarding the exam. One such important task is understanding the exam pattern, it will help the students to possess a better knowledge about the type of questions, exam mode, no of questions, etc.  that will be asked in the examination.


JEE Mains 2019

Mode of Exam

Online and Offline Mode

Number of Questions

90 Questions

Type of Questions

Objective types

Exam Duration

3 hours

Number of Sections in Question Paper

Section I: Physics

Section II: Chemistry

Section III: Mathematics

Marking Scheme

Marks secured for each right answer- 4 marks

Marks deducted per wrong answer- 1 mark

Total marks

360 marks

Make books your Best Friend:-

A book is something that possesses all the qualities that a best friend have. So in spite of making and wasting time with friends, make books your best friend. A book can never judge you and will remain by your side always.It always teaches you the right paths to take for your career. For the preparation of JEE Mains, NCERT books are must for all the subjects and apart from them, one should go for the other related books to acquire more and more knowledge.

Refer to the Important books for JEE Mains:-

While doing the preparation for this national level entrance exam, candidates should prepare with the right books. It is advised to all the JEE Mains aspirants to make their basics strong and clear. Every topic and chapter of NCERT books of both class 11th and class 12th should be covered. Beating about the bush will not give you the desired result. So, students should not go for useless reference books, they can start their preparation by practising Class XII NCERT Books. Students should not waste their time in the old books only, they should go for the following recommended books:


Important Books


Fundamentals of Physics –  Halliday, Resnick & Walker

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

Concepts of Physics Volume I and Volume II - H.C. Verma


Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

Inorganic Chemistry –  J.D. Lee

Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur


Trigonometry by S. L. Loney

Higher Algebra –  Hall & Knight

Maths XI & XII by NCERT

Numerical in Calculus of One Variable – I.A. Maron

Co-ordinate Geometry –  S. L. Loney

Practice Till the End:-

“Practice makes the man perfect”. This quotation itself states that one can accomplish all his targets by practising. For the preparation of JEE Mains, one should learn the difficult topics again and again so that they got set in their mind. Candidates can crack the examination easily by studying the difficult topics time to time and this will lead to crack the exam easily.   

Go through the sample papers:-

For better results in exams, one must go through the last ten year’s sample papers to get practice of the questions. With the preparation of exam, solving sample papers comes automatically. Practice as many sample papers as you can and search out your lackings so that they could help to have a good result. By solving question papers, one would be aware of the questions, weightage, and pattern of exam.

Revise until you become wise:-

Before entering the examination hall, a candidate must be prepared well to achieve what he has come for. It is not important for the candidates to revise the syllabus only a month before the exam. As you finish a topic or unit, revise until you become wise but don't pay much time on it. Before appearing for an exam it’s very important to study well and revise the whole subjects. To become absolute with the subject, candidates can solve previous years question papers, sample papers, and also take up mock tests online.

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