What are the tips and tricks for IIT_JEE? plz reply

What are the tips and tricks for IIT_JEE?

plz reply


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mahabahu indian
35 Points
11 years ago



Physics – electrostatics, capacitors, electric current, Magnetics

Chemistry – Nomenclature, isomerism, GOC, Hydrocarbons

Maths – functions, limits, continuity and differentiability

Physics – Electromagnetic Induction, Modern Physics

Chemistry – Aldehydes and Ketones, Alcohols and Ethers, Amines

Maths – Application of derivatives, integration        


Physics – Optics, Mechanics

Chemistry – States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium

Maths – Straight lines, circles, parabola, Properties of triangle


Physics – Properties of matter, SHM, waves

Chemistry – S, P, D block and transition elements

Maths – Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Probability, Determinants



Revise thoroughly your Notes and don’t read anything new. Don’t read anything 4 days before the big day to relieve you from tension. Be confident and cool.


 In the exam hall after getting the paper first read the whole paper quickly. It will give you a rough idea about the questions to be attempted.

Dont try to do the complete paper rather try to do the questions correctly in which you are confident, this will reduce negative marking. make some targets that I have to do these number of questions in this much time. Students generally try to attempt the whole paper and make mistakes in hastle.

Do only those questions in first attempt in which you are very much sure and which are not lengthy. attempt rest of the questions in the 2nd attempt if time permits.

Mark the questions in the first attempt which you feel that you can do this but it will take time. then do these marked questions in 2nd attempt if time permits

Conclusion is do less questions but do it correctly.

 Chemistry :

Chemistry is an interesting subject for which one must show little bit of attention and Interest at the Time of Preparation. Many of the Topics in this subject are real world happenings. Firstly the students should get grip on the basics then the subject will be easy. Some of the Strategies to be followed during the Chemistry Preparation based on the IIT JEE New Schedule

• One must focus much on the topics which are supposed to be small in size and get good deal of Marks. So Focusing on concepts is to be done first and the remaining next.
• IIT JEE Chemistry Questions will be some what tough but they are from the given syllabus.
• Practicing is the only way to get grip on the concepts. One must by heart the Formulae, Definitions and Limitations. NCERT Books are enough for this,.
• Divide chemistry in to three parts namely Physical, Organic and inorganic.
• The Derivations of the corresponding elements and components in Physical chemistry should be learnt thoroughly. That will build your concept building skills.
• Getting grip on the concepts during the preparation time makes this interesting and easy.
• Making flow charts is another technique
• One must focus much on the Organic chemistry as it has many concepts like chemical bonding, periodic tables and more.
• Make charts of the topics chapter wise in your reading room for further preparation.(like formulae, Color Chart, Solubility chart….)
• The Inter 1st year topics in the IIT JEE Syllabus should be chosen for preparation in January as it’s the right time to do so.
• One must coordinate both the IIT JEE and intermediate. The students who gets grip on the Intermediate syllabus should not work rigorously for IIT JEE separately.
• The month of February should be allotted for the Intermediate Preparation and every day the aspirants should go through the formulae, Chart revision so as to keep touch in the subject.
• Every day allot 3 hours for the Chemistry preparation. The long term students should spare entire January for the revisions and Mock tests should be appeared by the students.

Self Study Calendar :

October – November 30 : Electro Chemistry, Equilibrium, Stereo Chemistry, General Organic Chemistry, Thermo Chemistry, Co-Ordination Chemistry.
December : Chemical Kinematics, Representative elements, Hydro carbons, Alkile-Arkile Halides.
January : Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Gaseous State, Staichometry.
February : Solutions, Carbon Compounds, Hydroxy Carbon Compounds.
March : Qualitative Analysis, Metallurgy, Practical Organic Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry.

Reference books :
• 3000 Problems in Chemistry – Schaum’s solved Problems
• NCERT Books
• Organic chemistry – Wade Junior
• Inorganic chemistry – J.D.Lee

Mathematics :
• The students mainly should focus on the Practice as that is the only weapon to get good marks in Mathematics. That gives the ability to solve the same problem in many ways.
• The students should give much priority to the topics which they feel much difficult.
• What ever may be the topic, one must be good at the Basics and concepts. So that they have to practice a lot.
• The important topics which are not easily set in our memory should be made a notes for further use.
• IIT JEE Preparation will not be an barrier for the intermediate preparation. In this situation revising the IIT JEE 1st year Portion is good thing. At the same time second year syllabus should not be kept aside by the name of 2nd year syllabus.
• The aspirants should also focus on the aspects that they have left at the time of the Intermediate preparation and focus on them too.
• In this situation self study is most useful for the aspirants. One must appear as many as mock tests to get grip on the subject.
• The students who are taking long term coaching should focus on the typical topics, Applications.

Reference Books :
• Co-ordinate Geometry – S.L.Loni
• Objective Model Question Books
• Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus – Tata Macgraw hill
• Other IIT JEE Maths Books.

Physics :
The subject which has lot of scope for the concepts to get grip as an IIT JEE Aspirants in Physics. Some Formulae and their Application and guessing the answer based on the both then its almost easy to crack IIT JEE Physics Paper. If not it will be much difficult to get good marks.

• In this situation the students should identify the fields in which they are good and in which they must focus much, one must check the 10 years weightage of the Marks from the topics and on must take lightly on the topics which get less than 15% weightage and focus on others.
• In that calculation if the weightage of the topic ranges from 90-95% then its supposed to be the major aspect and focus much on them.
• The students must focus on the topics in which they are good at.
• Firstly the students should get the 2nd year portion for the Preparation and then for the 1st year.
• The students who have already started preparation and also going for the coaching will have more chances. The lecturers guidance will be useful for them
• The students should follow some strategies in the Books for the preparation too. The Books with descriptive questions should be given higher priority.
• In case of Physics Self Study Calendar is most prominent one. The students should prepare the calendar so that one should study a minimum of 4 hours a day.
• Appearing as many as test will be useful

Topics to be Focused :
• Gravitation, Electrostatics, Magneto staics,
• Current electricity, heat transformers, Fluid dynamics.
• Sound waves, Wave Optics, Superposition principle, simple harmonic motion. Mechanics, Modern physics, Nuclear Physics, Thermo dynamics, Elasticity and surface tension and ElectroMagnetism,.












If you believe you can then absolutely Yes !!!

It is always possible to crack IIT-JEE in 8 months but do not take this lightly becaus ethere are students who are toiling for this particular examination for 2 years !!

So you have to double you Preparation Time in order to compete with them !!

Prepare for atleast 12-13 hours a day for IIT-JEE alone ....& do it wholeheartedly & sincerely !!

Give Equal Time for Chemistry,Mathematics & Physics !

An Ideal Time Table can have the Time Allotment for the PCM Subjects as so

Mathematics-5 hours

Physics- 4 Hours

Chemistry- 4 Hours

Never leave a Subject !!! Always prepare all the 3 subjects together simultaneously !

2) Always BUILD UP Always start from BASICS because “without base, there will be no altitude” and “journey of a RIGHT & APPROPRIATE BASICS.

3) Never prefer solutions of questions before doing SELF-ATTEMPT at least five times till you get the right answer because “without fall you can not stand at once”.

4) Never leave the question in between. 

5) Always try a question with CONCEPTUAL APPROACH, not just read the question then start doing without getting the point that what question is saying.

6) Your study schedule should be such that you will even easily get the time for a little enjoyment daily.

7) Most important thing is that you should be having a time schedule as well as REGULARITY in study.

8) Also you will have to take appropriate sleep or rest of at least 6 hours a day if you are preparing for IIT-JEE otherwise your mind set-up for next day will not be in place.

9) Never cram the things, always TRY TO UNDERSTAND the problem or theory.

10) And BE CONFIDENT while you are preparing. NEVER LOSE CONFIDENCE.

11) Always keep contact with intelligent students of your class or at coaching centre.

12) For your brain storming, I always preferred MTG publications monthly magazine in maths part.

13) Always be AHEAD in exams

14) Always keep the copy of latest syllabus for particular exam. Always check the syllabus before starting a new topic.


16) Whenever you complete any chapter or particular topic, first of all, go through that topic from NCERT. (It’s very important).




Thus for the benefits of the student community (or any body who is interested in learning the art of the problem solving) I have presented below a sequence of steps that, if followed, can immensely help in solving questions in Physics and Maths.


  • Read The Question/Problem carefully.
  • Identify what is being asked.
  • Make a list of knowns and unknowns.
  • Note carefully the information given.(Sometimes, some informations which are part of general-knowledge are not specifically given.Note such relevant informations-if any.)
  • Sketch a neat diagram or a rough graph to aid your thinking.(Diagrams and graphs should be drawn in such a way that they describe the situation of the problem clearly.)
  • If you can make an estimate of the final solution (by reasoning or some logical guess!), then you must do that. Because at the end when you actually get your answer by solving the problem then you can check the truthfulness of your answer by comparing it with your estimate.

PART-2 :

  • Write a verbal description of relationship among all quantities.
  • Write all relevant formulae known to you involving known and unknown quantities.
  • Examine similar problems to see if their solution techniques are applicable.
  • Look for a pattern so that you may think upto many steps ahead of your calculations.
  • You may start with a special simpler case to gain insight.
  • Sometimes a problem may be broken into two or more number of non-overlaping cases and each case may be solved separately.


  • DO all calculations according to your decided plan.
  • Check your solution with your estimate and graph. Does it make sense? Does it seem resonable?

If every thing seems fine, then you have got your solution

  1. Keep It Simple, Stupid – There is nothing more you can do in last week before JEE. So, the important rule is – Don’t do anything new, silly or stupid. Keep things simple. Stay confident. Try to console yourself that you tried your best to do whatever could have been done in the last 2/3 years. Assume it to be true even if it is not. The idea is to stay positive.
  2. Don’t do anything new -  It is very important that you restrict yourself from doing anything new. A lot of students think that they will get benefits from doing new questions at the last moment and they buy books related to Mock JEE exams and for many of you out there, it may be quite depressing. That doesn’t mean you know lesser concepts but it is very difficult to decide whether the “being” tested Mock exams are of JEE quality actually or not.
  3. Simulate JEE conditions – Please ensure that you are taking 2 sittings of 3-3.5 hours each as in JEE exam at 9-12 and 2-5 PM. Wake up on time (early morning), go to bed in time and have a good sleep of 8-9 hours every day. Everyday should be treated as JEE day.
  4. Stay fresh and healthy – There is nothing like a relaxed, cool and fresh mind in this extremely tough, competitive and tensed world. So, try your best to behave as one (atleast try to behave) and your performance will come naturally. Don’t get into any mess with anybody at your home, neighbors or friends, whatever the case may be. Try to behave as smiley and you will feel nature’s energy into you. Think good and only good will happen automatically. Eat healthy and fresh food. Fruits and Salad are always good for health. So, prefer them over junk food or heavily fried food. Go for a morning walk to let fresh energy circulate in you.
  5. What should be revised ? – Revise some concepts from your class copy, revision (may be Formulas) copy, have a look at previous years JEE questions, your institute’s Test Series. The idea is to do what you have already done. All you need to do is to keep the momentum up. Thinking about too many things deviates from your main aim (JEE). We need to keep ourselves aligned towards our aim.
  6. On the Exam day – Try to reach your exam centre one hour before the scheduled time. Don’t get panicked or create panic in any case if you stuck in jam. Stay calm and think about alternatives. It is always advised to go and see your exam centre location a day before your exam. It always helps.

Whatever happens, don’t get involved in the Paper – 1 discussion during the 2 hour break with anybody (be it parents, friends and especially the most dangerous, unknown students and their parents). Don’t eagerly start estimating your marks or the number of attempts. If you have done good or bad in Paper-1, you already know that. Don’t get too much attached with this. The negativity of not able to attempt those many questions as somebody else or wrongly solving some easy questions sucks a lot of energy and this process is irreversible.
If possible, try to keep yourself away from exam centre during the break. It is always good to revise some basic and important formulas for 30 minutes during this time. It helps keep the momentum going and nobody will try to disturb you while you are revising those.
Bring a water bottle and some chocolates with you. If you feel anxious in the initial phases of the exam, have some water. It brings down anxiety and increases concentration. If you feel low in energy, have some chocolate for instant energy.

Last but not the least – Believe in God and luck. In this world, some of the things will never be explained by science. They can only be felt within without any mathematical or scientific reasoning. Let and feel that very cosmic energy within you.

The format of JEE papers keeps changing. However, for the last three years, the format has included two separate papers of three hours each. Both these papers include three sections on physics, chemistry and mathematics. The questions in these papers are of the senior-secondary academic level expected at the stage. Each section includes questions under different headings.


To score in mathematics, you need to have the ability to solve simple, stereotypical questions, as well as challenging and complex problems that you might have to face unexpectedly.

Before you solve a problem, you must:

(a) Identify exactly what needs to be answered
(b) Identify the data and conditions that will guide you to the answer.
(c) Visualise the problem mentally and, if needed draw a sketch or diagram from the given data and write the appropriate symbols and equations.

  1. While attempting questions, try not to make any particular problems a prestige issue. Hence, if you are unable to solve the problem within a reasonable amount of time, you should skip the question and move on. Always remember that there may be simpler problems awaiting you
  2. Don’t be tempted to guess the answer to a question. It may prove costly if there is negative marking.
  3. Also, always try and attempt some mock question papers in a simulated environment before the D-day. In fact, there are many online test that provide useful mock practice test for students. One such website is

Step-wise problem solving skills

  1. Read and understand the problem clearly — (a) What am I supposed to find? (b) What am I solving for? (c) What data and conditions have been provided?

  2. Develop and carry out a plan of action — (a) Have I ever solved a similar problem? (b) What strategy should be followed? (c) How do I apply the skills needed to implement a strategy?

  3. Find the answer and check it — (a) Does the proposed solution seem to be reasonable? (b) Does the proposed solution need to be checked? In multiple choice questions or multiple-answer questions, try to identify the choices that cannot be correct or choices that immediately follow from the other choices.


The format of the physics section in the JEE question paper changes every year. Subject problems, which involve details solutions, have been dispensed with. For the first time, in JEE-2007, questions based on paragraph, assertion-reason type questions and questions on matrix matching were included. IN JEE-2008; MCQs with more than one correct choice were included in the paper.

Studying tips

  1. Learn the definitions and formulae in each chapter first. It is essential to understand the assumptions involved in deriving a formula. The technique and mathematical tools and logic used must be clearly recognized and understood.
  2. Write down important formulae in a separate notebook. Also, make a note of special techniques used in solving some problems in the chapter. These notes should be made for all the chapters. They will be useful before the exam, when you have limited time
  3. Carefully review chapters and recall the formulae, laws and techniques in the chapters. If you are unable to recalls them, refer to your notes

Identification of problem areas
          In each chapter, identify the problem areas, which need closer study. Prepare a note of the questions you failed to solve in the first attempt. Write down the correct solutions in a separate notebook. If you are unable to solve a problem, consult your teacher. In physics, checking the given choice for dimensional consistency is often very helpful.

Questions based on experiments
         In the physics paper, there is at least one question based on an experiment. You must learn how to determine the least count of measuring instrument such as vernier calipers, micrometer screw and spherometer, and to use them in making measurement. The rules of determining the significant figures in the result of a calculation must be clearly understood.

Books recommended for physics

  1. Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  2. Advanced Level Physics by Nelkon and Parker
  3. Physics of class Xi and XII by NCERT


           The three branches of chemistry are evenly represented in both the papers in the JEE. The chemistry paper in the year 2008 was in the following format in both Paper I and Paper II:

Straight-objective type: This involves questions with four alternative answers, of which only one is correct.

Multiple-correct answer type: This involves questions with four alternative answers, of which more than one is correct.

Reasoning type: Here, each question involves two statements, which have to correlated with each other. Only one answer is correct.

Linked-comprehension type: This is a paragraph stating certain facts, from which a set of three questions is framed with four alternative answers, of which only one is correct.

Physical Chemistry
          The subject matter in physical chemistry involves topics with well-focused principles. Their application to different problems is straightforward. You should pay more attention to this branch of chemistry so that you can solve problems related to it more comfortably. Be thoroughly prepared with:

  • Bohr’s theory of atomic structure, quantum numbers and orbitals.
  • MO approach to diatomic molecules, hybridization/VSEPR theory
  • Vander Waals equation of state and application to behaviour of real gases
  • Crystal systems, packing of atoms, ionic solids and density of crystals
  • Collegative properties of non-electrolytic and electrolytic solutions
  • Electrolysis, conductance and galvanic cells
  • Differential and integrated rate laws, effect of catalyst and temperature on the rate of reaction
  • Determination of PH of acids, bases and salt solutions (including hydrolysis) and solubility product
  • Le-Chatelier Principle, relation between Kp and Kc
  • Stability of nuclei
  • Thermo-chemical calculations and criterion of spontaneity

As for inorganic and organic chemistry, be prepared with:

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Boron and its compounds
  • Silicates and silicones
  • Oxoacids of phosphorus, sulphur and halogens
  • Inter halogens and compounds of noble gases
  • Important compounds such as H2O2, NAHCO3, NA2CO3, KMnO4, K2Cr2O7
  • Transition elements, lanthanides and coordination compounds
  • Quantitative analysis of salts

Organic Chemistry

  • Isomerism with optical isomerism
  • Inductive and resonance effects on acidity and basicity of acids and bases
  • Factors affecting SN1/SN2 reactions
  • Reaction involving rearrangement
  • Bromination and hydrogenerations of cis-and-trans-alkenes; debromination of different isomers of 2, 3-dibromobutane
  • Reimer-Tiemann reaction
  • Characteristic reactions of ketorres, aldehydes and carboxylic-acid derivatives
  • Reactions with Grignar reagent and those of diazonium salt
  • Carbohydrates and polymers
  • Qualitative analysis of organic compounds


Diptanu Deb
14 Points
11 years ago


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