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.

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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 –

ParametersB.E./B. TechB. ArchB. Planning
Mode of ExaminationCBT ModeMathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam3 hours3 hours3 hours
Total subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing TestMathematics, 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 Questions60 

(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 SchemeFor 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 Marks300 Marks400 Marks400 Marks
Medium of paperEnglish, 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

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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). 

DayPhysicsMathsChemistryMock test and paper solving sessions
Day 1Work, Energy and Power, Electrostatics GravitationLogarithms, Quadratic Equations Application & Derivation Carbonyl Compounds Alkyl Halides & Aryl halides, Mole conceptsPractice mock tests available on the official JEE Main website
Day 2Current Electricity, Heat TransferLimit & Continuity, Circles & Family of Circles SetsCarboxylic Acids, Alcohol, Ether & Phenol along with their derivativesPractice while keeping a time check (to check accuracy)
Day 3Wave Optics,  Ray Optics, KineticsInverse Trigonometry, Binomial TheoremChemical Bonding, Periodic Table, Redox ReactionSpecifically, work on the objective type practice tests
Day 4 (Rest)Revise the Studied Topics Give Mock TestsRevise the Studied TopicsGo through the Mock Test Videos to analyze how to use the tactics and give quick answers
Day 5Wave Motion, Sound WavesPair of Straight Lines P block, d& f block S- blockSpecifically, work on the Numerical answer based questions
Day 6Thermal Expansion3D GeometryAtomic Structure, ElectrochemistrySolve previous years’ question papers (JEE Main)
Day 7 Newton’s Law of Motion, FrictionProbability & StatisticsGaseous State, Solid StatePractice while keeping a time check(to check accuracy)

JEE Main 1 Month Preparation Tips (Week 2)

DayPhysicsMathsChemistryMock test and paper solving sessions
Day 8Simple Harmonic Motion & Circular MotionIntegration, DifferentialOrganic Chemistry, BiomoleculesPractice mock tests available on the official JEE Main website
Day 9Centre Mass of MomentumSequence and SeriesSurface Chemistry, Chemical EquilibriumPractice while keeping a time check(to check accuracy)
Day 10Collision Rotational DynamicsVector AlgebraHydrocarbons, Hydrogen & its compoundsSpecifically, work on the objective type practice tests
Day 11 (Rest)Revise the Studied Topics Give Mock TestsRevise the Studied TopicsGo through the Mock Test Videos to analyze how to use the tactics and give quick answers
Day 12Nuclear Physics, Modern PhysicsComplex Number and Theory of EquationCoordination Chemistry and SolutionsSpecifically, work on the Numerical answer based questions
Day 13Vectors CommunicationComplex numberChemical KineticsSolve previous question papers (JEE Main)
Day 14 Fluids Mechanics, ElasticityTrigonometric RatiosThermodynamics and PolymersPractice while keeping a time check (to check accuracy)

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

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

 

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

DaySubjectTopics for Revision
22PhysicsModern Physics, Wave Motion & String Waves, Simple Harmonic Motion
23Mathematics Integration, Complex number, Matrices & Determinant, Theory of Equations
24ChemistryAtomic Structure, Alcohols, Phenols and Ether, Aldehyde and Ketone
25PhysicsWork, Energy, and Power, Rotational Dynamics, Centre of Mass, Momentum, and Collision
26Mathematics Trigonometric Ratios, Sets, Relations & Functions, Integration
27ChemistryChemical Bonding, Periodic Table, S-block,  Thermodynamics, d & f blocks, Ionic Equilibrium and Chemical Equilibrium
28Attempt 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)

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

JEE Main Question Papers – January Session (2020)

ExamQuestion 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 NameAuthor
Advance physicsNelkon and Parker
Aptitude test problem in physicsKrotov
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick & Walker
Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid BodiesS.L. Loney
Physics Volume 1 & 2Tipler
University PhysicsFreedman and Young
Problems in PhysicsA. A. Pinsky
Mechanics Part-1 & 2DC Pandey
Problems in General PhysicsI. E. Irodov
Problems in PhysicsV. Zubov & V. Shalnov
Concepts of Physics Volume I and IIH. C. Verma
Feynman Lectures on physicsR. P. Feynman
A collection of questions and problems in physicsL. A. Sena
Element of Dynamics part I & IIS. L. Loney

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 –Chemistry

Books for Organic Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
Organic ChemistryO. P. Tandon
Concept of Organic ChemistryM. S. Chauhan
Organic Chemistry volume 1I. L. Finar
Organic ChemistryArihant Prakashan
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic ChemistryPeter Sykes

Books for Physical Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
IIT JEE ChemistryO. P. Agarwal
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur
General ChemistryEbbing
Physical ChemistryO. P. Tandon
University ChemistryBruce Mahan
Modern Approach to Chemical CalculationsRC Mukherjee
Physical Chemistry (For Reading Theory)P. Bahadur
Physical ChemistryP.W.Atkins

Books for Inorganic Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
Concise Inorganic ChemistryJ. D. Lee
Inorganic ChemistryArihant Prakashan
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced)OP Tondon

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 – Mathematics

Books NameAuthor
Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12R. D. Sharma
AlgebraArihant
Maths for Class 11 & Class 12R. S. Agarwal
VectorShanti Nayaran
IIT MathematicsM. L. Khanna
TrigonometryS. L. Loney
Problems in Calculus of One VariableI. A. Maron
GeometryDr. Gorakh Prasad
Differential CalculusArihant
Integral CalculusArihant
Introduction Probability & Its ApplicationW. Feller
Higher AlgebraBarnard and Child
A problem book in mathematical AnalysisG. N. Berman
Higher Algebra 4th EditionHall and Knight
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEETMH Publication
Calculus and Analytic GeometryThomas 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.