# I am studying in class 12 and about to begin my preparation for iit jee please give me tips to crack it.

Ramesh V
70 Points
13 years ago

Dear Vamsi,

Being IIT JEE the toughest job in the world. Special preparation and the right approch is utmost.Firstly, it is important to recognise the requirement of the exam.

The proof of this lies in the fact that never in the recent history of the exam have the minimum qualifying marks been more than 35 per cent. So, logically, if you can score even 40 marks in each paper, you can very well obtain a rank higher than 1500.

Aim to master around 60 per cent of the syllabus.  This is for those students who have been out of touch with JEE for, say the past five or six months. But for those who have been putting in a steady number of hours, it is possible to complete 80 per cent of the syllabus.

What should you study and what should you leave out? That's simple. Every subject contains some topics that are either difficult to comprehend or that require more time to develop an intuitive insight in order to understand the underlying difficulty in apparently simple forms. Friction, rotational motion, fluid motion, wave mechanics, volumetric analysis, ionic equilibria, hybridisation, heights and distances, combinotonics, inequalities, induction, binomial coefficients are some such topics.

The right reference materials make a big difference. The IIT guides for Physics (Gupta & Gupta), Chemistry (O P Agrawal) and Mathematics (Khanna & Sharma) published by Tata-McGraw Hill and J T Nath come highly recommended. Use text books which contain large number of solved problems. While going through the solution, concentrate more on why that particular method is being used rather than mugging up the method mindlessly.

As coaching classes are in vogue, students can avail of this facility as well. However, take assistance from those teachers who specialise in analysing instead of just solving problems.

Here is a suggested list of topics that you should master first before others:

Physics : Thermodynamics, Conduction and Convection of Heat , Hydrostatics and Bernoulli's Principle, Waves in Elastic Media, Interference Beats and Doppler's Effect, Electrostatics (full) , Electromagnetic Induction, Lorentz' Forces, Circuits with Capacitors, Modern Physics (full), Collisions, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Elasticity, S.H.M.

Chemistry : Atomic Structure, Bonding, Redox Reactions, Volumetric Analysis, Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics, Ionic Equilibria, Electrochemical Cells, Solutions, Hess's Law, Organic Chemistry (full) with special stress on reaction mechanism of reactions named in the syllabus, Oxyacids of P,S, C & N, Properties of Ozone Thiosulphates, H2O2, Coordination Compounds.

Mathematics : Calculus (full), Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Complex Numbers, Progressions, Solution of Triangles, Solution of Trigonometric Equations, Vector Analysis, Straight Lines, either Circles or Conic section.

Regards.

Ramesh