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How to get good rank in JEE Main Exam


By Vaishnavi Tyagi

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JEE Main is one of the top entrance exams in India. A candidate has to work hard to get a high rank in JEE Main Exam. JEE Main is given by lakhs of students but only a few thousands are lucky to make the mark. It offers the opportunity for students to study in prestigious institutes like IIT, NIT, IIIT, DTU, etc. across India. The cut throat competition makes it necessary to adopt a strategy to crack the JEE Main exam and get a high rank in JEE Main 2020 exam.

JEE Main is a national level entrance examination for admission in B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning, respectively. It is conducted twice a year – January and April. The registration for JEE Main January session started on September 3, 2019 and the last date to apply was October 10, 2019. The first session of JEE Main exam will be held in the month of January while the second session of JEE Main 2020 will be held in April 2020. The exam date for JEE Main January session is from January 6, 2020 to January 11, 2020. Also, from the year 2019, the NTA is conducting the JEE Main exam in Computer based test mode where the students have to appear for the JEE Main exam online only.

JEE Main has three papers: Paper 1 for B.Tech/B.E., Paper 2 for B.Arch and Paper 3 for B.Planning. Candidates can opt to give any of the three papers or can also appear for all of them.

 

Also see:

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA releases Sample Question of Numerical Value for JEE Main 2020

NTA JEE Main 2020 Syllabus - Physics, Chemistry, Maths Also download PDF

 

The total duration of the JEE Main entrance exam is 3 hours. Total marks for B.Tech/B.E. JEE Main Paper 1 is 300 and for B.Arch & B.Planning JEE Main is 400 each.

Also, read: New JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Preparation Tips – Balance between Boards and JEE Preparation

Here are some tips to get a good rank in JEE Main:

1) Tip to score high in JEE Main - Go for basics: This is the most important thing that you need to take care while giving theengineering entrance exam like JEE Main. Most of the time we do not understand the importance of basics while preparing for exams and directly jump to question papers.
Basics help us in understanding the question. Most of the JEE Main questions test your basics rather than your formula remembering skills or speed. The tip to score more in JEE is that your basics should be strong. Only then you can understand the question very well and answer it confidently. The key to prepare for JEE Main exam is to study from NCERT 12th standard book and to memorize all the basics of all the chapters.

 

2) Important tip to crack JEE Main exam - Take time to go in detail: Once your basics are clear then you are ready to go in detail. For example, while deriving a formula there are always some assumptions made in the end to make it simpler but JEE Main questions start from these assumptions only. So you need to prepare the topics for JEE Main exam in detail.
Also See: JEE Main 2020 January Application Correction process begins, check details

 

3) Must have to crack the JEE Main exam- Improve your reasoning and analytical skills: It sounds weird that for an engineering entrance exam you need to improve your reasoning and analytical skills but it is true. Exams like JEE Main always check the skills by altering the format of questions asked.

 

Also see: NTA releases Sample Question of Numerical Value for JEE Main 2020

 

4) Preparation tip for JEE Main exam - Choose good books for preparation: While focussing on clearing your basics, it is very important to invest in some well-recommended books for preparation of JEE Main. Practice MCQs and Numerical based questions from previous year’s papers. Keep solving different types of questions as it prepares you well for any type of problem.

 

5) Improve your score in JEE Main by working on your weaknesses: Give more time to topics that are tough for you and take the help of 3-4 books to understand that topic. Focus on the marking scheme for every topic from the syllabus and give time to each topic accordingly. For example, there are some topics that cover only 1-2 questions like Probability, Permutation and Combinations. There is no need to invest much time on such topics.

 

6) Join Coaching Classes or Test Series: Although it's not a thumb rule to join coaching classes for JEE Main/Advanced it helps you to keep you on your toes. You need to judge your preparations with time and good coaching provides you that platform. You get a chance to rate yourself with your classmate and regular test atmosphere keeps you up to date with your preparations.
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7) Improve JEE Main AIR by Practice, Practice & Practice: This is the only tool that will work in the long term. There is no substitute for practice and you need to do it to improve your speed and confidence. It will also help you to understand your knowledge of the subject and the areas where you need to work more.

 

8) Don’t forget to take out some time to relax: Apart from indulging in studies to crack the exam, you also need to relax to revamp your mind. Eat well, sleep well, take naps if you feel tired from hours of studying and sometimes go for outdoor activities to recharge your mind and body. It increases your focus and helps you to re-energize.

 

Important Books Recommended for JEE Main Preparation

 

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd

H.C. Verma Concept of Physics – Part 1

IIT Mathematics by M.L. Khanna

Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

H.C. Verma Concept of Physics – Part 2

Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.D. Sharma

Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon

IIT JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey

Differential Equation by A Das Gupta

Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron

Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

Physics for IIT JEE by Resnick, Halliday, Walker

Trigonometry, Geometry Books by S.L. Loney

Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

In order to score a good rank in JEE Main exam, a student needs to be well versed with the latest Exam Pattern of JEE Main exam. Let us have a look at the revised exam pattern for JEE Main exam 2020.

 

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Students have a choice to appear in JEE Main 2020 in only one, or two or all three exams, respectively. Candidates also have an option to sit for one or both sessions of JEE Main exam that will be conducted in an academic year. The total number of questions has been reduced from 264 to 233. JEE Main 2020 exam will now also include numerical questions along with MCQ questions.

Here are the changes in JEE Main 2020 exam patterns in all three papers below:

 

B.Tech/B.E. – JEE Main 2020 Paper 1

 


Total Number of questions

75

Number of questions per section

25

Type of questions

 

Mathematics section

20 questions MCQ based

 

5 Questions Numerical based

Physics section

20 questions MCQ based

 

5 Questions Numerical based

Chemistry section

20 questions MCQ based

 

5 Questions Numerical based

Exam mode

Online (CBT) Mode

 

B.Arch – JEE Main 2020 Paper 2

 


Total Number of questions

77

Number of questions in Mathematics section

25

Number of questions in drawing test

2

Number of questions in Aptitude test

50

Type of questions

 

Mathematics section

20 questions MCQ based

 

5 Questions Numerical based

Exam mode

 

Paper 2

Online (CBT) Mode

Drawing test

Offline on A4 sheet

 

B.Planning – JEE Main 2020 Paper 3

 


Total Number of questions

100

Number of questions in Mathematics section

25

Number of questions based on planning

25

Number of questions in Aptitude test

50

Type of questions

 

Mathematics section

20 questions MCQ based

 

5 Questions Numerical based

Planning

MCQ based

Exam mode

Online (CBT) Mode

 

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning

 

B.Tech/ B.E. – JEE Main Paper 1

B.Arch – JEE Main Paper 2

B.Planning – JEE Main Paper 3

Physics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Chemistry

Aptitude

Aptitude

Mathematics

Drawing

Planning

 

 

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