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A disciplined preparation as per JEE syllabus is recommended at the start of std 11. The points that are present below will be useful in your preparation for JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020-21.

What will be the IIT JEE 2020-21 Examination Pattern? As by this time, we all know that JEE Main 2020-21 will be conducted by National Testing Agency in computer-based mode, twice a year, in January and April. Now, you have the option of appearing in one or both exams. If you appear for both of the exams, the best score among the two will be considered for rankings. JEE Advanced 2020-21 will be conducted in online (CBT) mode only. The number of students who would be eligible for JEE Advanced is currently top 2.45 Lakh candidates clearing JEE Main. This limit may get increased for JEE 2020-21.

How to Prepare for IIT JEE 2020-21?

At the start of JEE preparation, you have to focus on learning time management, discipline, following a routine, and clearing basic concepts well. Some of the things you can do:

  • The basic thing that you should do is to work on your calculations in terms of accuracy and speed. Try to be accurate as well as fast. This needs practice.
  • You need to improve your analytical skills. Find out various methods to solve the same problem. Try solving puzzles and riddles. You have to build your concentration in studies
  • Make a habit to study every day. With the time passing by you will be able to study for long hours without losing focus.
  • Give up mugging things up and focus on learning concepts and applying them on problems.

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IIT JEE 2020-21 Preparation Strategy From Class 11

A well structured and systematic study plan from std 11 will definitely help you in securing a very good rank in IIT-JEE 2020-21. In std 11th, understand all the important topics and all the basic concepts well because in std 12th you will find use of the most of the topics of std 11th. Anyhow, you have to build up your interest in all the three subjects PCM equally. Figure out JEE syllabus and make a daily basis study schedule covering all the 3 subjects. You have to make sure that you achieve your daily or weekly targets. If you are willing to join a coaching then it will be very easy as you just have to follow your teachers and complete your homework/assignments on time.

Subject-wise Study Strategy for IIT JEE 2020-21


Physics requires logical thinking, a thorough understanding of basic concepts and the application of mathematics to solve problems. Physics depends very less on memory and more on executing the ideas and concepts to solve problems. Understanding the concepts and solving problems is the key to score well in physics. Try and expertise the basics of the subject rather than memorizing the formulae. While preparing, you need to keep your concepts clear before you go for solving questions. Numerical problems as well as conceptual questions, both are important for JEE.

Golden rule to be a master in physics in JEE: Practice, Practice, and Practice Problems. The main objective is to solve so many questions that you start anticipating which method would likely work best for a particular question. With that sort of experience you will be able to get the solution quickly.


For Mathematics, practice is the only key to success. All the important formulae should be on your tips. You should know every shortcut possible. Mathematics is not just solving, it needs a little visualisation skills too (ex.- graphs and curve sketching).

“Work on the theory really well. At least understand what is the basic idea. What are we calculating? Why are we doing so? What is its significance? Where is it applied? A working amount of memory is required to recall the formulas and methods. So don’t go in with the expectation that everything is just thought and understanding-oriented. You will have to remember bulk of stuff in the beginning. With time it will eject out as a reflex.” – Rajanish Kumar Upadhyay (IIT Mandi).


The best way to study Organic Chemistry for JEE is to learn by understanding and then going through it again and again. You should write a summary of important points. Always start with the basics and then move ahead with complex concepts. You should practice problems each time when you study a topic. Try to make a separate notebook for named reactions & their mechanism and revise it daily.

For Physical Chemistry, read from NCERT as it will help you going through the basic concepts and then have your concepts clarified at your coaching institute. To become an expert at Physical Chemistry you need to develop problem solving skills. Be fluent with all the formulae. You should know all the formulae of chemical bonding, equilibrium, kinetics, radioactivity etc. Solving as many problems in Physical Chemistry helps.

Inorganic Chemistry involves a lot of memorizing. You have to study NCERT properly. Try to make very precise notes for each chapter. You might think it is a waste of time right now to maintain so many notes but they will prove very worthy for your JEE revision.

IIT JEE Without Coaching ClassesCan I crack IIT JEE without coaching classes?Yes, you can! You can really ace the JEE even without coaching classes. In fact the new exam pattern is designed so that it cannot be gamed by coaching. If you are still worried, relax and read more to know how to crack the JEE without coaching.

  • Click Here for Syllabus of JEE Main – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Click Here for Syllabus of JEE Advanced – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Click Here for JEE Main previous year question paper and answers.
  • Click Here for JEE Advanced previous year question paper and answers.

Things to Avoid in IIT JEE 2021 Preparation:

  1. Postponing and Backlogs: Postponing things is a lazy habit, you do not need to do this in JEE preparation. Always try to finish work and assignments on time and it is a habit which helps in achieving your goal. You should always clear your doubts as soon as possible.
  2. Excessive TV/Social media/Video games.
  3. Reading too many books: Anyday, quality matters more than quantity. The number of books you read is not proportional to your chances of clearing JEE. You need to be aware of what is present in the syllabus and try and avoid questions which are above the exam level.
  4. Only mugging and not understanding concepts: Do not rely on mugging up things. Avoid mugging up unless it’s some chemistry part or basic formulas.
  5. Feeling depressed due to low scores in tests.
  6. Depending only on self study.

Are you appearing for JEE Main exam? These would be useful for your preparation.

What should be the strategy to prepare for JEE Main and Advanced?

The JEE Main and Advanced preparation strategy should be very well planned. It depends upon the student’s present situation, how much he / she has already studied. Also it depends upon the general aptitude and learning ability. However some JEE Main and Advanced preparation tips are must for all candidates.

Study hard from day 1. Do not wait for the last moment to study the syllabus. The topics are common for board exams as well as the JEE. So do not panic. Simply study well whatever is there in your board syllabus. Side by side, practice questions of JEE.

Set short term goals and stick to them. You must have a schedule that you will finish a fixed number of topics or chapters in a given week. These goals should be realistic.

Devote 5-6 hours daily for JEE Preparation daily. This time is separate from your school or coaching classroom time.

JEE Main and Advanced Preparation includes understanding concepts, practical application of theory, and problem solving skill development.

NCERT Books are sufficient to score high in JEE.

Many students still believe that NCERT books are not enough. That is partly a myth. NCERT books is the key to understand concepts. For certain topics, where extra help is required, students may refer to JEE reference books. But it is important to note that too many reference books should not be studied. Referring too many books may only lead to confusion.

It is absolutely necessary that all NCERT questions are solved for Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. After this is done, you may move on to JEE question banks to solve questions of JEE level.

The study material provided by coaching institutes is good for further problem solving. Students must do self analysis on how difficult questions they can solve from time to time.

For JEE Main exam, NCERT books are the best. To move up to JEE Advanced level, reference study material should be used.

What are the most important topics for JEE Exam Preparation?

Please note that all the topics are necessary to be covered. Year to year the pattern of question distribution changes a lot. After a lot of analysis it has been found that these topics are most important.

Physics: Newtons Laws of Motion, Work Enery Power, Conservation Laws, Rotation Motion, Electrostatics, EMI, Heat and Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics and Radio Activity, Semiconductor.

Chemistry: Redox Reactions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, GOC, P Block Elements.

Maths: Conic Section, P&C, Probabilty, Quadratic Equation, Definite Integration, Differential Equation, Vector and 3D, Complex Number.

This article is a part of the series on JEE Main and Advanced Preparation. If you have any queries on IIT JEE Preparation Strategy, you can ask in comments below.

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