How to Prepare for JEE Advanced

The JEE Advanced exam is for engineering aspirants who want admission in India’s premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The JEE Advanced exam was known as the Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) until the year 2013 and, thereafter, was renamed.

There are seven zonal IITs (with the inclusion of the Roorkee, Madras, Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, and Guwahati ones) that admit students on the basis of their scores in the JEE Advanced exam. On a rotational basis, the aforesaid IITs conduct the exam.

Additionally, there are other universities that consider the applicant’s scores in the JEE Advanced examination for admission to their engineering programs. These include the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs), the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science.

However, to qualify for the JEE Advanced exam, the candidate has to be selected in the JEE Main exam. Only 224000 candidates who have been shortlisted via the JEE Main exam are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Advanced: Exam Paper Structure

The JEE Advanced exam is inclusive of 2 papers that contain 3 sections that are Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. However, the structure of both papers varies.

In the first paper, there are 10 multiple choice questions and each has only 1 correct answer. Then, there are 5 questions that have more than 1 right answer. And for the other 5 questions, the candidates have to answer via a single digit.

For paper two, there are 8 multiple-choice questions, having only 1 right answer each. More so, for the other 8 questions, the applicants have to read a passage and answer ‘matching-list’ kind of questions.

JEE Advanced: Exam Preparation Tips

  • Prepare a study schedule, depending on the time of the day that is suitable to study. Keep in mind to set your study hours when your concentration levels are the highest.
  • Always take breaks at intervals during study period so you can concentrate better.
  • Take regular mock tests for getting adequate practice. Also, the aspirants become familiar with the examination pattern by doing so.
  • In addition to mock tests, the aspirants are advised to practice with past years’ question papers as well.
  • Take the practice tests only after studying the entire syllabus. In fact, you must complete the syllabus a couple of weeks before the exam and then, solve practice tests for the remaining period.
  • Solving the questions is not sufficient, but managing your time is equally important too. As such, you should be able to solve the questions in the prescribed time limit. Also, you must assign a time limit while taking mock tests.
  • Be sure to read the newspapers every day. Note that there is much to learn through reading, thus you must inculcate the habit of reading.
  • For Physics, you should cover the most important topics that include Dynamics, Modern Physics, Optics, and Kinematics. Also, there are other topics such as field theory, uniformly accelerated motion, potential energy concepts, angular momentum, and linear momentum conservation that you must focus upon.
  • Under Chemistry, you should be thorough with the basic concepts of both organic and inorganic chemistry. Moreover, you must pay attention to physical chemistry if you want to score high in the exam.
  • Where Mathematics is concerned, you must study determinants, combination, permutation, sequences, and Calculus. Then, there are other topics such as Trigonometry, Co-ordinate, Geometry, three-dimensional Geometry and Vectors to complete as well.
  • Remaining healthy is important too. For doing so, you must drink sufficient water throughout the day for the body hydration. Further, you should eat nutritious meals. To reduce stress, you must also practice yoga, and meditation techniques. Following a regular exercise schedule is beneficial too.
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