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JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips – Weekly Guidelines

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips – The most important and sought-after entrance exam for engineering students in the country –  JEE Main, has undergone various changes this year. These modifications in the JEE Main exam pattern were inspired by the numerous challenges faced by the students during and after the advent of COVID-19. Hence, in order to make the exam fairer and less pressurizing for the candidates, the JEE Main will now be held 4 times a year (February, March, April, and May). 

In addition to this, both the JEE Main papers i.e Paper 1, Paper 2 (A) and 2(B) will be divided into 3 sections pertaining to 3 different subjects. According to the revised JEE Main exam pattern 2021, all the 3 subjects/sections in the JEE Main Paper 1 question paper will have 10 Numerical Value Questions and 20 MCQs each. Out of the 10 Numerical Value Questions, candidates will have to attempt only 5 questions. The exam will be conducted in both MCQ and non-MCQ formats. 

Overall, candidates will have to attempt –

  • 75 questions out of 90 questions in Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech)
  • 77 out of 82 questions in Paper 2A (B.Arch.)
  • 100 out of 105 questions in Paper 2B (B.Plan)

A majority of candidates, who have already appeared for the February session exam, stated that the higher number of attempts seems to be more beneficial to them. 

  • Instead of getting a single chance, the provision of 4 attempts via 4 exam sessions has opened the doors of increasing the chances to improve on their ranking.
  • If a candidate sits in all 4 exam sessions,  the marks from the best out of the 4 will be taken into consideration.
  • Besides, a few well-prepared students may take only one or two attempts to attain the qualifying marks for JEE Main exam.
  • In case a candidate gets admission in a much sought-after UG course/program in a top NIT institution, which is not in demand in IIT, the individual can opt for the former.

Noticeably, for those who want to appear for more than one session of the JEE Main in a year, the gap between one to the next exam session (February, March, April, and May) will be less than a month. Hence, Buddy4Study experts have compiled JEE Main 1 Month preparation tips that will assist candidates to achieve their goal – passing JEE Main 2021 exam with flying colors.

Remember:

  • Prepare a systematic timetable for the last month for optimal revision before the exam.
  • Give equal emphasis on solving mock tests or previous years’ question papers.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

To qualify for the IIT Joint Entrance Exam, candidates will have to understand the new JEE Main exam pattern. The exam will be an objective or MCQ-type with numerical value answer-based questions. Check further details in the table below –

Parameters B.E./B. Tech B. Arch B. Planning
Mode of Examination CBT Mode Mathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions

(Asked)

90

(30 questions from each subject)

20 MCQs and 10 Numerical value answer based questions

82

(Mathematics- 30

Aptitude- 50

Drawing- 2)

105

(Mathematics- 30

Aptitude- 50

Planning Based-25)

Number of questions

(To be Answered)

75

(25 questions from each subject)

77

(Mathematics- 25

Aptitude- 50

Drawing- 2)

100

(Mathematics- 25

Aptitude- 50

Planning Based-25)

Type of Questions 60

(MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme For MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response

Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: 

+4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

For MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response

Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: 

+4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

8 Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

8 Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

8 Regional Languages

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips– Strategies and Tips

As only a month is left before the upcoming JEE Main examination, Team Buddy4Study advises you not to start reading any new topics. Being the final month, the only aspect that you should be concentrating on is revision.

#1 – Start Revising with a Plan

The first tip for the JEE Main preparation before the exam is to retain your composure and move ahead with a plan. As most of the promising candidates would have completed at least 90% – 95% of their syllabus by now, execution of effective JEE Main preparation does require a plan. 

You need to create the plan after analyzing your strengths and weaknesses and separating the topics based on them. While creating a timetable, you should also keep slots open for revision and mock tests. following this step will act as a good helping hand in your JEE Main preparation.

Take help from the JEE Main syllabus 2021 and allocate time and energy to each one of the topics based on their difficulty level. Even better, you can take the help of a priority matrix to create an effective timetable and study accordingly.

JEE Main Preparation Pattern – Priority Matrix

Matrix 1

Easy and Important Topics

Matrix 2

Fairly Easy Topics but can be Studied Later

Matrix 3

Important Topics but Quite Difficult

Matrix 4

Difficult Topics

The main idea behind creating this priority matrix is to understand and segregate easier topics from difficult ones.

Additionally, candidates can also follow the sample revision table below that we have created as a helping tool to complete the JEE Main preparation without any hassle. 

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips (Week 1)

Students can emphasize these topics in the first week (of the month before the exam). 

Day Physics Maths Chemistry Mock test and paper solving sessions
Day 1 Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics Gravitation Logarithms, Quadratic Equations Application & Derivation Carbonyl Compounds Alkyl Halides & Aryl halides, Mole concepts Practice mock tests available on the official JEE Main website
Day 2 Current Electricity, Heat Transfer Limit & Continuity, Circles & Family of Circles Sets Carboxylic Acids, Alcohol, Ether & Phenol along with their derivatives Practice while keeping a time check (to check accuracy)
Day 3 Wave Optics,  Ray Optics, Kinetics Inverse Trigonometry, Binomial Theorem Chemical Bonding, Periodic Table, Redox Reaction Specifically, work on the objective type practice tests
Day 4 (Rest) Revise the Studied Topics Give Mock Tests Revise the Studied Topics Go through the Mock Test Videos to analyze how to use the tactics and give quick answers
Day 5 Wave Motion, Sound Waves Pair of Straight Lines P block, d& f block S- block Specifically, work on the Numerical answer based questions
Day 6 Thermal Expansion 3D Geometry Atomic Structure, Electrochemistry Solve previous years’ question papers (JEE Main)
Day 7 Newton’s Law of Motion, Friction Probability & Statistics Gaseous State, Solid State Practice while keeping a time check(to check accuracy)

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips (Week 2)

Day Physics Maths Chemistry Mock test and paper solving sessions
Day 8 Simple Harmonic Motion & Circular Motion Integration, Differential Organic Chemistry, Biomolecules Practice mock tests available on the official JEE Main website
Day 9 Centre Mass of Momentum Sequence and Series Surface Chemistry, Chemical Equilibrium Practice while keeping a time check(to check accuracy)
Day 10 Collision Rotational Dynamics Vector Algebra Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen & its compounds Specifically, work on the objective type practice tests
Day 11 (Rest) Revise the Studied Topics Give Mock Tests Revise the Studied Topics Go through the Mock Test Videos to analyze how to use the tactics and give quick answers
Day 12 Nuclear Physics, Modern Physics Complex Number and Theory of Equation Coordination Chemistry and Solutions Specifically, work on the Numerical answer based questions
Day 13 Vectors Communication Complex number Chemical Kinetics Solve previous question papers (JEE Main)
Day 14 Fluids Mechanics, Elasticity Trigonometric Ratios Thermodynamics and Polymers Practice while keeping a time check (to check accuracy)

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips (Week 3) (Solely Meant for Revision)

Day Subject Topics for Revision
Day 15 Physics Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics
Day 16 Mathematics Probability & Statistics, 3D Geometry, Vector Algebra
Day 17 Chemistry General Organic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, p-block
Day 18 Physics Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Ray Optics & Wave optics
Day 19 Mathematics Circles, Sequence & Series, Applications of Derivatives
Day 20 Chemistry Chemical Bonding, Periodic Table, S-block
Day 21 Attempt a full-fledged question paper while keeping a time check.

 

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips (Week 4) (Solely Meant for Revision)

Day Subject Topics for Revision
22 Physics Modern Physics, Wave Motion & String Waves, Simple Harmonic Motion
23 Mathematics Integration, Complex number, Matrices & Determinant, Theory of Equations
24 Chemistry Atomic Structure, Alcohols, Phenols and Ether, Aldehyde and Ketone
25 Physics Work, Energy, and Power, Rotational Dynamics, Centre of Mass, Momentum, and Collision
26 Mathematics Trigonometric Ratios, Sets, Relations & Functions, Integration
27 Chemistry Chemical Bonding, Periodic Table, S-block,  Thermodynamics, d & f blocks, Ionic Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium
28 Attempt a full-fledged question while keeping a time check.

 

Read More:- JEE Main Last Week Preparation Tips – Planning and Execution

#2 – Practice with Previous Years’ Question Papers and Books

Solving the JEE Main question papers from previous years is undoubtedly one of the best strategies to prepare well for the upcoming exam. You can download and attempt all the JEE Main question papers to evaluate your performance in the upcoming exams.

JEE Main Question Papers (2019)

Paper Question Paper
JEE Main 2019 Paper 8th April – Shift 1 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 8th April – Shift 2 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 9th April – Shift 1 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 9th April – Shift 2 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 10th April – Shift 1 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 10th April – Shift 2 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 12th April – Shift 1 Click Here
JEE Main 2019 Paper 12th April – Shift 2 Click Here

JEE Main Question Papers – January Session (2020)

Exam Question Paper
B.Arch./B.Planning ( 6th Jan, Morning Shift) Click Here
B.E/BTech ( 7th Jan, Morning Shift) Click Here
B.E/BTech ( 8th Jan, Morning Shift) Click Here
B.E/BTech ( 8th Jan, Afternoon Shift) Click Here
B.E/BTech ( 9th Jan, Morning Shift) Click Here

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips – Recommended Books

Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted as per the JEE Main syllabus to score well in the upcoming entrance test.

Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 – Physics

Books Name Author
Advance physics Nelkon and Parker
Aptitude test problem in physics Krotov
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick & Walker
Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid Bodies S.L. Loney
Physics Volume 1 & 2 Tipler
University Physics Freedman and Young
Problems in Physics A. A. Pinsky
Mechanics Part-1 & 2 DC Pandey
Problems in General Physics I. E. Irodov
Problems in Physics V. Zubov & V. Shalnov
Concepts of Physics Volume I and II H. C. Verma
Feynman Lectures on physics R. P. Feynman
A collection of questions and problems in physics L. A. Sena
Element of Dynamics part I & II S. L. Loney

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 –Chemistry

Books for Organic Chemistry

Books Name Author
Organic Chemistry O. P. Tandon
Concept of Organic Chemistry M. S. Chauhan
Organic Chemistry volume 1 I. L. Finar
Organic Chemistry Arihant Prakashan
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry Peter Sykes

Books for Physical Chemistry

Books Name Author
IIT JEE Chemistry O. P. Agarwal
Numerical Chemistry P. Bahadur
General Chemistry Ebbing
Physical Chemistry O. P. Tandon
University Chemistry Bruce Mahan
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations RC Mukherjee
Physical Chemistry (For Reading Theory) P. Bahadur
Physical Chemistry P.W.Atkins

Books for Inorganic Chemistry

Books Name Author
Concise Inorganic Chemistry J. D. Lee
Inorganic Chemistry Arihant Prakashan
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) OP Tondon

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 – Mathematics

Books Name Author
Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12 R. D. Sharma
Algebra Arihant
Maths for Class 11 & Class 12 R. S. Agarwal
Vector Shanti Nayaran
IIT Mathematics M. L. Khanna
Trigonometry S. L. Loney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I. A. Maron
Geometry Dr. Gorakh Prasad
Differential Calculus Arihant
Integral Calculus Arihant
Introduction Probability & Its Application W. Feller
Higher Algebra Barnard and Child
A problem book in mathematical Analysis G. N. Berman
Higher Algebra 4th Edition Hall and Knight
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE TMH Publication
Calculus and Analytic Geometry Thomas and Finney

#3 – Take a Break

Managing time and preparing for the JEE Main 2021 exam tends to make both the mind and body tired. If you take a look at the JEE Main preparation tips by candidates who cracked the exam successfully and got recruited in reputed Indian Banks, taking small breaks in between the study time is a piece of common advice.  

Relaxing and taking breaks not only breaks the monotony of studying non-stop but also refreshes the mind. This much-needed relief can assist you to study with more vigor and concentration.

Exercising is also a good way to de-stress your mind and body. It is a proven fact that Yoga and meditation calm the mind and increase the power of focusing and retaining information. So, take a walk, eat something healthy and fresh, and meditate before sitting for the next round of JEE Main preparation with more enthusiasm.

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips – Effective Last-Minute Tips

Solving the previous year’s JEE Main question papers is undoubtedly a tough nut to crack. While time management tips to prepare for JEE Main 2021 help in planning the study routine, execution requires extra effort. Buddy4Study advises you to consider these aspects to execute your JEE Main preparation plan.

  1. Do not stray from the time allotted for one subject. The JEE Main preparation routine should be followed diligently. Revisions should never be missed.
  2. Make sure that you are practicing “numerical value-based answers”. This is a newly introduced section and you must solve the JEE Main practice papers available on the official website to get comfortable with it.
  3. Topics should be studied from easy to difficult level
  4. You should remember the theories mostly asked in the Physics section.
  5. Devote quality time on preparing the different sections of JEE Main syllabus.
  6. Don’t get stuck to only one subject. Your self-created time table should have variations to prevent you from having a mental block
  7. Instead of reading something new, it is best to revise the JEE Main syllabus
  8. Instead of practicing orally, the written format should be opted during JEE Main preparation (especially, Physics, Chemistry, and Maths)
  9. Designate a time to solve each question and gradually practice reducing the set time
  10. If stuck on a particular problem, divert your mind by studying some other topics or revising previously read topics, and then come back to solve the problem
  11. B. Planning aspirants must also emphasize the ‘planning section’
  12. B.Arch. students must give at least half an hour to the ‘Drawing section’

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips – FAQs

What books are best to study before JEE Main?

Candidates will find the required book list as per the subjects in the above article. However, study religiously from NCERT books for JEE Main preparation.

How many questions do I need to solve during JEE Main 2021?

You need to solve 75 questions (B.E/ BTech), 77 questions (B.Arch.), and 100 questions (B. Planning). Each question carries 4 marks. However, 1 mark is deducted for incorrect answers from Part A (MCQ section).

How many times can I attempt the mock tests to crack the JEE Main exam?

There is no fixed limit to attempt the mock tests to prepare for JEE Main. The more a candidate practices, the higher will be the chance to crack the JEE Main entrance exam.

Should I continuously prepare for JEE Main?

Practicing for JEE Main diligently with small breaks is the appropriate way to prepare for the exam. Taking breaks and exercising relieves the mind and body from exhaustion and invigorates the person to start studying again with enthusiasm. Also, don’t laze around during your JEE Main preparation. Understand the formulas instead of roting them.

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