Yes, In the first place we can say that it is a tough exam but the thing you need to be clear about JEE is that it’s not something which is impossible to crack. Yes, you can crack it only if you’re focused on your goal and doing enough hard work (in a smarter way) with impeccable consistency. Nowadays, the reason why this exam seems like such a huge hurdle is partly because of the level of competition out there and partly because of all the unnecessary hype surrounding the exam. As a result, it’s quite obvious that JEE may appear impossibly tough to every aspirant, which is not the case.
In case if you feel like you are not talented enough to crack JEE, don’t worry. It will take time but with consistent practice and determination, you can improve your problem -solving skills and the speed you need for this exam. Remember this, one does not have control over one’s congenital talent, but one does have absolute control over one’s hard work. To improve your performance, you can join a good coaching institute in your locality. There you will get proper guidance regarding your queries, an updated study material, enough practice papers and a bunch of staff to resolve all of your doubts. Once you choose the right institute it will make your journey much more regulated and disciplined.
Which one is the most important subject for JEE?
JEE includes three subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with equal number of questions and each having equal weightage.
So we can say that each one is an important subject for JEE. Sometimes It may depend on the student’s choice in which subject he or she interested most. In case, if you feel that you are weak in any subject, then I would suggest you to make it your first priority and start working on it because if you just focus on your favorite subject, and if the paper comes easy then a large number of students will be closer to you. In general, you have to master 2 out of 3 subjects thoroughly. If you just stick to a single subject, you might qualify the cutoff but that’s not sufficient to get admission in a reputed institute.
Being from Physics background and as a physics teacher, I can tell you how to strengthen your physics subject in IIT JEE Preparation.
Physics is a subject of concept and application and at the same time, you also need to be good in mathematical manipulation. To improve your knowledge of the subject, first of all, you have to devote sufficient time to it as it is one of the trickiest parts of the preparation. To boost your preparation, you can enroll yourself in a good coaching institute. First, try to grab every concept clearly, word by word and then practice different questions to tune those concepts this will help you to articulate your understandings. Also try to keep your math strong, especially calculus and vector part. Because If you want to do good in physics you must have a strong foundation of basic mathematics.
Let me put some important points here…
(1) Always refer and revise your class notes after reaching your home.
(2) Do a lot of practice that’s what you need but do it in the right direction. Discuss with your teachers and go according to the prescribed syllabus.
(3) Learn something new from every problem you solve. Write it down and discuss with your friends.
(4) Develop the habit of visualizing because imagination is the soul of physics.
(5) Perform your experiments properly in the lab. It will help you to understand the topic in a much better and deeper way. Because in JEE exam some of the unconventional problems are from these experiments.
(6) While solving problems you will collect a lot of doubts. Whenever you get time just discuss them with your subject teacher. You can make a copy and write all of your doubts in it along with the answers. It will help you in the future during revision before the exam. Never be shy and never let your doubts be unresolved, clear them ASAP.
DISCLAIMER: Some of you may start liking Physics deeply and want to dive deep but remember that JEE doesn’t expect you to be an expert in Physics. Please give equal amount of your time to each subject. This is the key to success in JEE.
Some of the important topics to focus on: –
- Kinematics (Projectile motion, Relative motion in 1-D and 2-D)
- Gravitation (Almost similar to electrostatics)
- Rigid Body dynamics (This is a very important portion of mechanics as it includes both translational and rotational motion. So, each concept from this chapter is important)
- Thermodynamics (Calorimetry, Thermodynamic processes, and kinetic theory)
- Geometrical Optics (Lens theory, TIR, and prism)
- Wave optics (modifications of YDSE and Diffraction)
- Wave mechanics (Wave equation, Interference and Doppler effect and)
- Circuit theory (AC-DC circuits with L, C, and R, Graph-based growth and decay functions)
- Electrostatics (Electric field /potential, Gauss law, Capacitor combinations, and energy-based problems)
- Magnetism and EMI (Biot Savart’s law, Solenoid, EMI based various kinds of questions)
- SHM (Complete chapter- solve varieties of problems, Phasor diagrams)
- Modern physics (This is an easy section usually you will get formula-based questions so go through theory well as well as do enough calculative questions (do not use calculator). focus especially on Bohr’s model, Photoelectric effect, and mass defect)
Some of the important books for IIT JEE Physics.
(1) H.C Verma both parts 1 and 2. This is a very important book for all JEE aspirants, you should try all the questions including solved, objective and subjective exercises.
(2) To improve your problem-solving skills and boost your rank Cengage books are really good for IIT JEE Preparation. (This book is beneficial for those who are doing a corresponding course)
(3) For the concept part, you can go for Physics for IIT-JEE- Resnick, Halliday, Walker, and books by D.C Pandey.
(4) For previous year question papers use “Chapter-wise Topic-wise Solved Papers” by D.C Pandey.
Motivation for JEE
There will be times when you’ll feel less confident and you will start feeling low. There will be times when you feel mentally exhausted. That is the time when you need to be rigid, just fight back don’t lose your hope. Have faith in yourself your hard work will definitely work out.
In the end, I would like to say that JEE is not just an exam, it is like a beautiful journey a journey of self-exploration in the path of which you will learn the value of your hard work, your persistence, and patience. But remember this is not the destination, it is just a path to your destiny.
All the very best for your journey. Good Luck!