Ask an IITian for tips for making revision notes for JEE preparation and they are likely to guide you with a well chalked out study plan. The key to acing the JEE lies in a number of factors, and consistency and dedication make it to the top of the list. Students need a definite, systematic study strategy to prepare for the JEE.
How to revise for JEE Main
The curriculum prescribed for the JEE is vast, and the thought of revising the entire syllabus, in a short period, can be quite daunting. How do you go about it?
Determine all that needs to be done, before you get into the 'revision mode'. The best strategy would be to device a realistic revision plan, in the time available to you. By this time, you should be certain of your strengths. You should be confident of the concepts, topics, subjects that you are thorough and comfortable with. Rather than spending time revising topics that you are confident of, focus on concepts that you are not so good at.
Systematic chapter-wise revision
Follow a methodical plan that includes chapter-wise revision. This includes –
Revision of important chapters
Some chapters are more important than the others, for the JEE. You can be assured of a few questions from these chapters. Therefore, having a good grasp of the concepts, introduced in these chapters, can improve your chance of a better score. Solve as many questions, of a different kind, as you can from each of these chapters.
Here is a subject-wise list of important chapters, for your benefit. The list is curated based on an analysis of previous years question papers.
Important chapters in Physics
Important chapters in Chemistry
Important chapters in Mathematics
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Revising weak concepts
Identify concepts and topics that you have the most trouble with and work at mastering them. Begin by understanding the concepts and how and where they should be applied. It is important to be thorough with your revision. A poor understanding of concepts can result in incorrect answers, which in turn reflects on the score, because of the negative marking. Here is a checklist to help you determine the topics and concepts that would need more attention, during revision –
Revising these topics and concepts will improve your chance of securing a better rank. Solve as many practice papers as you can and take mock exams. Refer to the NCERT text books, as they explain the concepts in the simplest way.
How to prepare revision notes for the entire syllabus
Notes make learning easy. Well-written notes are detailed and exhaustive and cover all important aspects of a subject. They should be handy, easy to read and understand and make a revision of chapters and concepts, effortless.
Keep the following in mind when preparing notes –
Use the aforementioned tips for your revision. At the same time, do not attempt to revise everything at one go. The revision strategy can be broken down further, for a thorough revision
Choose revision topics wisely – Do not study everything in your notes, all at once. Instead, begin with topics that are important. Move to the 'not so important' topics, once you are sure of the really crucial ones.
Make the best of your notes – Your notes should be concise, yet cover everything that you need to remember. Turn to them for quick reference.
Solve practice papers – While notes are important for revision, it is desirable to spend the last few weeks, before the JEE, in solving practice papers. These could be mock tests or the previous year's question papers
Devote time for answering difficult questions, in your notes
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The retention of studies in the brain varies from person to person. This necessitates that those people who have limited retentions should do more than one revision.
Preparation for IIT will need prudent planning without which attainment of success is nearly impossible. First of all, the textbooks provided by NCERT namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for classes eleven and twelve are to be understood clearly so that the basics of the different chapters are fully clear to the aspirants.
Question papers in each of the subject carry questions on all the chapters. Hence the aspirants should not show any panic even if only half of the chapters in each subject is covered. The questions are attached with four multiple answers. Failure to read the books thoroughly will create confusion and hence there is every chance that the aspirants may end up with the selection of a wrong answer resulting in negative marking.
Hence the success-mantra lies in two third preparation of each subject with full dedication. Even if one secures 210 marks out of 360, one will be in the range of 100 percentile in IIT mains which is sufficient to get a seat in an NIT or one can further pursue IIT advanced.
The author has enlisted several points and if followed, there is every possibility of one's selection.