JEE Main Preparation Tips: How to crack JEE Main 2020

JEE is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission into the B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch./B.Plan. courses that are offered by the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and CFTs (Centrally Funded Institutions). The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA). Only the students who qualify the JEE Mains will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2020. Therefore, the students must prepare well so that they can crack the examination and get admission in the college of their dreams.  In this article, we have curated the best JEE Main Preparation Tips 2020 so that you can pass this examination with flying colours.

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Before proceeding, it is very important for the students to know the paper pattern of the JEE Main 2020 Exam.

Parameters JEE Main 2020 – B.E./B. Tech (Paper I) JEE Main 2020 – B. Arch (Paper-II) JEE Main 2020 – B. Planning (Paper-III)
Mode of Examination CBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours (180 mins) 3 hours (180 mins) 3 hours (180 mins)
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions 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) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (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 and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

Quick JEE Main Preparation Tips:

  • Always complete the topic you have started and only then proceed towards the next.
  • Always try to clear the concept of the question, then move forward. If you have any doubt, not it down so that you can ask it to your teacher later on.
  • Try to create your own notes while you are preparing.
  • Solve previous year question papers.
  • Try to attempt numerous mock tests.
  • Revision is the only key to success.
  • Memorization is also an important fact while preparation.
  • Give proper time to each subject as each subject has its own importance.

JEE Main Detailed Preparation Tips

Here we have listed preparation tips, follow them blindly.

1.Study Plan

  • Create a study plan for your preparations.
  • Collect information about the complete JEE Main Syllabus and divide them equally as per your time so that every minor topic should get covered in your study plans.
  • Cover the syllabi for class 11th and 12th thoroughly encompassing both your concepts and practice.
  • Make short notes for preparations
  • Collect Mock papers and Sample papers.
  • All three subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) are very important and students should give them equal importance.
  • Candidate should refer to the syllabus and analyze the exam pattern using previous years’ papers and prepare accordingly
  • Self-belief is most important as it generates a lot of positivity and gives a boost to your confidence.

2.Time Management

  • Before starting the study, create a timetable which includes all subjects.
  • Students must give equal weight to all the subjects and prepare for them as per the time-table.
  • Include short breaks of 15 minutes between long hours of study.
  • Maintaining a proper schedule for every task that you do can lead you to success.
  • Divide the time for all subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Create your own plan as only you know what works best for you.

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3.Study Materials

  • Refer NCERT syllabus books to prepare for JEE Main.
  • NCERT Physics and Chemistry books will give you a good knowledge of basic concepts.
  • Clear basic concepts.
  • Make separate sheets for formulas and theorem that can help you a lot while solving numerical in Physics and Mathematics.
  • Memorize all the important Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics formulas for JEE Main.
  • collect the previous JEE Main exam papers and solve it.
  • Highlight the main topics.

4.Maintain Health

  • During preparation, try to take care of your health.
  • Take fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid junk food and heavy diet.
  • At the time of preparation do yoga and meditation, it will help you to calm your mind, increasing inner peace, confidence, and power of concentration.
  • Never overstress yourself and try to get sleep for at least six to eight hours.

5.Revision

  • Try to complete syllabus in time so that you will get enough time for revision.
  • Do not start a new topic in the last stage of preparation.
  • Make sure you revise every topic thoroughly and prepare well every topic by revising time and again.
  • Prepare a separate revision plan for last-minute preparation.
  • At last revised all main topics and formulas.

6.Refer good books

Books always play an important role while cracking the exam with a good score. There are so many books available in the markets for JEE Main Preparation but what matters the most is picking the right one. So we suggest you select the best book for preparation which will build your basics strong and go with the books that have described topics and study material. Here we are listing the best books for JEE Main 2020:

Subjects

Books

Physics
  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Problems in General Physics- I.E. Irodov
  • The concept of Competition Physics- Agarwals
Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry by Paul Bruce
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd
Mathematics
  • Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma
  • IIT Mathematics by ML Khanna
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation with Section-Wise

JEE Main Books Important for Mathematics

  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight
  • Maths XI & XII by NCERT
  • Coordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron

JEE Main Books for Physics

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma

JEE Main Books for Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

7. Stress on the Important Topics for JEE Main 2020

Here we are enlisting the subject-wise important topics that you must cover while preparing for JEE Main 2020:

Subject

Branch

Percent wise Coverage of Topics in JEE Main 2020

Physics

Mechanics

30%

Heat & Thermodynamics

7%

Electrostatics & Current Electricity

17%

Magnetics & Electro-Magnetic Induction

13%

Optics & Waves

3%

Modern Physics

10%

Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves & Elasticity

7%

Semi-Conductor Devices, Electromagnetic Waves and Principles of Communication

13%

Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

30%

Inorganic Chemistry

30%

Physical Chemistry

40%

Mathematics

Co-Ordinate Geometry

17%

Calculus

27%

Algebra

27%

Vector/3-D Geometry

10%

Trigonometry

6%

Sets & Relations, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics

13%

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