Most Effective Self-Study Plan for JEE Main 2023-2024 Exam



“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” - Robert J. Collier


This quote by Collier stands true for JEE Main aspirants. If you can't or don't want to join a coaching program, you can still make it to one of the top engineering colleges in India. Many students have done that before you and many will do it after you. But, the key is to have a smart and effective self-study plan for JEE Main 2023-24. 

Now that JEE Main 2022-23 exams are over, here's what you can learn from the students who studied on their own and still did well in the exam:


Have a Clear Understanding of the JEE Main Syllabus


One major difference between the CBSE board exam syllabus and JEE Main syllabus is that the former only comprises the Class 12 syllabus for the subject (Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics). The JEE Main syllabus, on the other hand, includes both Class 11 and Class 12 syllabi for the subject. 

Some of the JEE Main topics are not covered in the CBSE syllabi for both classes and if you are preparing for the engineering entrance exam, you will have to study them too. 

Check JEE Main 2023 syllabus here.


Know the JEE Main 2023-2024 Exam Pattern Well 


JEE Main 2023 Paper 1 exam was conducted online. This computer-based exam is for B.Tech or B.E. aspirants. It has three sections:

  •         Physics,
  •         Chemistry, and 
  •         Mathematics. 

There are a total of 90 questions in JEE Mains exam, out of which students have to solve only 75 questions. Candidates get 3 hours or 180 minutes to solve the paper. PwD category students get four hours to solve the paper. 

Each section of the paper is further divided into:

  •         Section A consists of 20 MCQs (Multiple-Choice Questions)
  •         Section B consists of 10 Numerical Value Questions. Students have to attempt only 5 out of 10 questions given in the exam. 

Students get 4 marks for correct answers and -1 mark for incorrect answers. No marks are deducted for not attempting a question. Thus, students get marks out of a total of 300 marks in the JEE Main exam.

The exam is conducted in 13 languages: Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. 

Know more about the JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern here.


Choose the Right Books for Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation 

JEE Main preparation books play a vital role in your exam preparation. While some of the topics will be from the Class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks, you will have to refer to other books for detailed understanding and practice. 

Here is a list of the best JEE Main books recommended by experts. 

You can also choose to subscribe to the modular topic-wise lessons by askIITians experts which include video lessons, formula sheets, NCERT + other reference book solutions, and thousands of practice questions. 


Create a Realistic and Achievable Study Plan 


The trick to making a perfect study plan is to be realistic. If you have less than 6 months for preparation, you cannot hope to revise the entire Class 11 and 12 syllabi. What you can do is break down your study plan into daily and weekly targets. 

Your study plan should also answer these important questions:

  •         How many hours can I really study every day?
  •         What are the topics I need to focus on?
  •         What is my weak area?
  •         When should I start my revision? 

AskIITians experts can help you make a study plan that works for you. Seek their help to create a day-wise and topic-wise JEE Main study plan for successful, result-oriented exam preparation.


Solve Previous Years' JEE Main Papers as well as Sample Papers 


Solving previous years' papers and sample papers is the best way to get an idea of the JEE Main exam pattern, the type of questions asked, and the level of difficulty. This will help you understand where you stand in your preparation and what more needs to be done. 

You can find JEE Main’s question papers from previous years here. 

We offer the All India Test Series for JEE Main aspirants, which is prepared by former IITians. It is regularly updated to include the latest questions asked in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams. These tests are available topic-wise, chapter-wise, unit-wise, class-wise, and as full-length mock tests. 

If you subscribe to AITS for JEE Main 2023 now, you will get a detailed analysis of your performance, which will help you understand your strong and weak areas. You will also be able to see the comparison chart of your performance with each test you take as well as how your scores compare with the scores of thousands of peers attempting the test. 

We also give you an All India Rank (AIR) so that you can understand where you stand vis-à-vis other aspirants. Practising with these tests will give you an edge over other aspirants as they are designed to help you score higher in the JEE Main exam. 


Prepare Revision Notes and Formula Sheets


While we offer readymade revision notes and formula sheets to our students, we still recommend students prepare their own. This is because when you make your own revision notes, the concepts tend to get stored in your long-term memory better. 

If you have chosen self-study as your mode of preparation, here are some tips on how you can make your own revision notes:


  1.     Understand the concept thoroughly before writing it down: This is especially important for topics like Mathematics, where a small mistake can change the entire meaning of the concept. If you do not understand the concept clearly, there is no point in trying to write it down.
  2.     Write in your own words: Do not copy from textbooks or other sources. Write the concept in your own words so that you can understand it better. This will also help when you have to revise the concepts before the exam.
  3.     Highlight key points: When you are making notes, make sure to highlight the key points and formulas so that you can easily revise them before the exam.
  4.     Organize your notes: Once you have prepared your revision notes, make sure to organize them in a way that is easy for you to understand and revise. You can use highlighters and coloured markers to highlight important points. You can also use sticky notes to mark important sections of your notes.
  5.     Make sure your notes are legible: This is an important point, especially for Mathematics. If your notes are not legible, it will be very difficult to revise them before the exam.


To prepare formula sheets for JEE Mains revision, you should:


  1.     Note down the important formulas immediately after finishing each topic: As you finish each topic, make sure to write down all the important formulas in a separate notebook. This will help you revise the formulas before the exam without having to go through the entire topic again.
  2.     You don't need to write every formula: Only note down the important formulae. You can derive many of them through derivations. Or you may note the formulae you can derive under the important ones with a pen of another colour.
  3.     You may design your formula sheet like a mind map: This will help you revise the formulas quickly before the exam. The advantage of this approach is that you will be able to see the relationships between different formulas, which will help you understand the concepts better.
  4.     You can also use colour-coding: For example, you can use different colours for different topics in each chapter. This will help you quickly register the topic in your mind at one glance.
  5.     Have only a one-page formula sheet for each chapter: This will help you revise the formulas quickly and efficiently. On the last day before the JEE Main exam, you should revise all the formulas from all the chapters. Hence, concise formula sheets are very important.


Benefits of Self Study Plan for JEE Main 2023-2024


  1.     Organized approach

There is no doubt that an IIT JEE self study plan can be very effective in terms of preparation and utilization of the time available. The study plan will help you focus on short-term goals for a long-term outcome.

  1.     Understanding and evaluating your preparation level

An efficient JEE main study plan will also have a platform for evaluating your preparation level. The huge syllabus can be segmented into shorter goals, as mentioned earlier, and completed in due course of time. With this, you can also focus on seeking evaluation programs from AskIITians and find out where you need to concentrate more. This step will help you to fortify your conceptual foundation and preparation level exceptionally.

  1.     Excellent guidance from top mentors

Another benefit of an online self study for JEE Mains program is the best guidance from top-level academics and subject matter experts. Understand the chapters and topics of the relevant subjects and progress accordingly.

  1.     Increasing confidence

The entire course of self study IIT JEE will deliver exceptional results. These results will increase your confidence day in and day out. It means you will become super-efficient in developing your concepts and prepare well for the JEE Mains 2023-2024.

To conclude, we would like to say that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to preparing for the JEE Main exam. The best way to prepare for the exam depends on your individual strengths and weaknesses. However, these tips will definitely help you in your journey to crack the JEE Main exam. All the best!



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