Preparation Tips For JEE Mains

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is one of the most competitive exams in the country and is taken by over a million engineering aspirants every year. The exam is a prerequisite for admissions in several top engineering institutes in the country and the score is also used to shortlist candidates for JEE advanced. The score of JEE advanced is then used for admissions in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

To help the JEE aspirants prepare for the exam more effectively, some important tips and strategies are given here. First, it is important to note some details of the exam.


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JEE Mains Details

  • JEE is conducted in the month of April every year and has two papers i.e. paper 1 (for engineering courses) and paper 2 (for B. Arch/ B. Planning).
  • JEE Mains is conducted in both offline and online mode.
  • The paper includes only objective type questions with a negative marking of 1 mark. (For paper 2, the drawing section is subjective).
  • Paper 1 has total marks of 360 while paper 2 has a total mark of 390.JEE Mains Preparation Tips

Be Confident with the Basics

The JEE mains include questions from a wide range of topics. It should be noted that most of the syllabus topics are from the Class 11 and 12 board syllabus. It is important to be thorough with all the basics including derivatives, formulas, diagrams, etc.

Practice and Periodic Revision

It is suggested to practice a lot of different variations of questions to be able to tackle any question in the exam. Apart from practice, it is important to revise the topics periodically to retain the concepts for longer.

Take Mock Tests

It is extremely important to take several mock tests as it helps to analyze the preparation level. JEE mock tests can also help to get acquainted with the actual exam scenario and devise personal test-taking strategies.

Solve Previous Year Papers and Sample Papers

By solving previous year question papers, one can easily understand the question types and JEE mains exam pattern in detail. This can help to strategize the preparation plan and know the important topics. Also, solving sample papers are equally important as it ensures one has enough practice and is capable to solve any JEE question easily.

Apart from these tips, JEE aspirants are suggested to visit online JEE forum to get involved in various exam related discussions. These were some of the important tips that can help JEE aspirants prepare more effectively for the exam and get an excellent score. To learn various JEE related topics in a more effective and engaging way, aspirants can subscribe to BYJU’S YouTube channel.


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