Students who are planning to appear for JEE Mains 2018, the dates have been announced and the court has been set for you to start your preparations. JEE exam is conducted by CBSE for admission to undergraduate engineering programs.
JEE Mains exam , in the offline mode, is scheduled to be held on 08 April 2018. Online application form will be released in the first week of December 2017.
As per the previous years’ papers, JEE Main exam includes questions based on the NCERT syllabus of class 11 and 12. So, through this article, we will suggest you how to revise the syllabus for JEE Main 2018.
What changes to expect in JEE Mains 2018?
- The difficulty level of the JEE Main 2018 is liable to be elevated to the level of the JEE Advanced or near to it.
- Weightage to School Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination will not be considered for JEE Main 2018.
- Eligibility criteria of JEE Main will be the same as JEE Advanced i.e. 75% marks or be in top 20 percentile in class 12th or equivalent examination. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
- The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE Main system. If you are a candidate from these states then you are advised to fill the JEE Main 2018 application form.
- There are no changes in JEE Main 2018 exam pattern and syllabus as of now so you do not need to change the course of your preparations.
Differences and similarities between JEE Main and Class 11th and 12th Examination syllabus:
When it comes to the syllabus for 11th and 12th as compared to the syllabus of JEE Mains, there is not much difference. IIT JEE is of more advanced form while in 11th and 12th it is the standard basic form that we learn from the NCERT. So for the preparation of JEE Mains, you need to have an in-depth knowledge of the basics that you learn in the 11th and 12th.
While questions in the board exams are mostly based on concepts, questions in JEE are based on the application of the concepts. Questions in JEE might be even based on two-three concepts put together. Having in-depth knowledge of the concepts is, thus, a must if you are appearing for JEE Mains. Start off with your NCERT books, and once you have finished them (including the problems), move on to more in-depth books.
How to maintain a balance between 12th standard board exam and JEE Main preparation?
Class XI syllabus holds equal weight-age compared to Class XII when it comes to questions asked in competitive exams like JEE. Therefore to be thorough with JEE Mains preparation you have to be thorough with 11th and 12th standard syllabus. But this is time taking as at the same time you have to focus on your 12th boards. Let us see how to maintain a balance between JEE Mains and 12th board exam preparations.
- Start Early
The best time to start revising XI is immediately after you enter XII. The syllabus is fresh in your head and you can revise everything really quickly. Students on an average have revised their entire class XI syllabus by starting early in just about 2 months!
- Revise the most important chapters first-half
If you haven’t started early and been too busy trying to cope with new Class XII theory/concepts, you would be wise to start revising at least the most important chapters! We’ve enlisted chapters that you should be revising right now (based on effort required and exam importance), up until the end of January.
- Identify connected concepts between XI and XII
For example, when you’re studying 3-Dimensional Geometry and Vectors in Class XII Maths, you should revise 2-Dimensional Geometry and Complex Numbers from Class XI. Similarly, in Chemistry while studying Solutions in Class XII you can revise Mole Concept from Class XI.
Revision strategy for JEE MAINS:
- Make a month-long strategy for revision with particular topics assigned to each day. Fix some hours for each subject -Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It would better to take all three subjects in a parallel way.
- Revision for JEE Main preparation should start from selecting the mistakes which you have made during the last mock test. These mistakes will tell you exactly which points should generally be taken into sharp consideration.
- Try to know your weaknesses as per the topics honestly and bring these topics to stronger focus. You can assign a larger time period to those topics which you think more difficult.
- Put your notes forward now to revise the whole course in the short time period. Make for revision perspective.
- You can keep almost last 10 days free in order to revise the small topics like communications, green chemistry, mathematical induction etc.
- Give some additional time for consolidating important formulas which must be learned well so that you can develop your performance and speed while solving sums in the exams.
- Don’t avoid the problems thinking that you have already solved the same problems during the preparation. Revising them will help you a lot in reminding the possible mistakes.
- Solve past year papers and mock papers.
We hope JEE Main aspirants will find this easy to comprehend and follow. The revision plan as discussed is very important as the 11 and 12 syllabus includes many topics on which questions are asked in JEE Main 2018.