IIT-JEE Preparation Tips

Some important tips for those who prepare for the IIT-JEE exam. Also, the article gives information regarding the books to follow for the IIT-JEE exam.


All IIT Aspirants read through carefully.I have put together some of the important aspects of JEE preparation along with my experience added to it.

The Fist thing one should develop is Confidence.There are nearly 7000 people cracking the exam every year then why not you?
People say that only students who score above 90% in their 10th can really plan to attempt JEE.Many people including my parents suggested me to take the EAMCET coaching (for Andhra Pradesh) ,because according to them IIT would not be easy for me as I got only 85% in my 10th exam.If I dint have the confidence to take up this challenge I would have probably ended up being in some local college today.Thus confidence matters a lot. But here I want to add that Overconfidence is highly dangerous.You should be confident but you should do the hard work to the same extent.

Joining Coaching Classes Helps?
Definitely, Being in IIT Madras for 3years I never met any IIT student who hasn't attended the coaching classes.If you are wondering what makes coaching classes so different from Schools, then here's the answer: There is no difference in the teaching, the only difference comes in the exams they conduct weekly.Having regular exams at such small intervals makes you study the subject as and when it is taught and it also helps in removing any exam fear you have.Additionally, coaching centers have Study hours which are to revise that day's portion and clarify any doubts with the lecturers.

After joining the coaching center, attend the classes every day, write every exam seriously (copying in exam doesn't help you).Respect your lecturers and maintain proper relationship with them. if you get a doubt ask immediately,do not fear if your doubt is a very minor one.Our Basic aim is to get a grip over the basics which can be fulfilled only if you clear your doubts regularly. Remember lecturers will teach you only things that they have prepared ,they may miss some minor details,its your duty to know them.

Books to follow:

Concepts in Physics (Vol I and II ) by HC Verma : A must read book.Read the concepts and do the problems for your own benefit.
Arihant Series : The best books to strengthen your concepts especially for Electricity and Magnetism.
After reading concepts go for books like Resinick and Halliday ,Irodov and do some subjective questions in each topic. This will help you memorize your concepts .
Then go for books with objective questions for IIT( preferably Arihant)

For Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry follow S L Loney without any second thought .Its the best.
For Calculus follow Piskanov( I doubt the spelling ) for the rest I think coaching class material should be enough.
Then do the Objective problems( Arihant has a good collection)

Basic books are NCERT 11th and 12th textbooks.
Then you can go for Morrison and Boyd for Organic,J D Lee for Inorganic ,I dont remember books for Physical chemistry but your lecturers will tell you.

Very Important Tip: You read books, you get some knowledge and you pass the weekly exams, but how long do you think you can remember the data.You would forget it in a year however strong your memory is.The solution for this is: You maintain three books,one for Maths, one for Chemistry and one for physics.Allot some 3-5 pages(not more than that) for each topic, for example 3-5 pages for Calculus in the Maths book .When ever you study a topic note down the important points in that book, in as small and as legible handwriting as possible. When you are doing some problems you may come across an objective trick,just note down in the allotted pages.This ensures that whatever you read in the two years you have it in some 200 pages i.e you are just writing the summary of dozens of books in some 30 - 40 pages.So when you think you forgot something you need not refer the dozen books and waste time,everything will be in those 30-40 pages.One more advantage is that during exam these books will be like your super power.You can refer these books in just 30min and you have all the knowledge you gained in two years right in your memory.

All India Mock test: When your in 12th join a Mock test series(1year program) , preferable by FIITJEE,as it has great standards.Mock test help you get away with unnecessary Exam tension. After every mock test analyze your results. Observe which are your weak area and what are the silly mistakes you are doing.For the next mock test, work more on your weaker areas and avoid repeating the same mistakes again.Do this rectification throughout the series and You will definitely crack the JEE with the best rank possible.

ALL the BEST....

Final Yr. B.Tech
IIT Madras
ISC Gold Member

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Author: anuj31 Oct 2009 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 2

The trend of IIT Jee entrance examination question paper is changing very frequently nowdays. The pattern of physics Question are based on the observation of surround us .If a candidiate of Entrance Exam always aware of surrounds and apply concepts and formulas in it then the physics get easy . For this , He should study extensive on all the topics of subject. On some topic , which he/she have confidence , do intensive study . The candidate must search a simply tricky way to solve the question while doing the study . There is also different process for solve the different question. some time the solution is hidden in question itself & for this types of question we need only a bird watch. The thought of person play a leading role in solving the physics question . There are two types of question first one is objective and other is subjective . The process of solving these two types of question is different .
so develop habits of thoughts

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