5 IIT JEE Preparation Facts You Must Know

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IIT JEE facts: IITs are a hub of uncountable opportunities, a great Launchpad for your career growth and dreams truly made of gold. And even if you are in doubt whether you want that life, don’t worry. I’ve seen people from the IITs doing everything under the sun after graduation- Consultants, eminent professionals, CEOs, scientists, journalists, writers, explorers, wildlife researchers, photographers, and teachers, truly whatever you want.

But why should you get into IITs? Simple. They get a lot of funding and attention which means they bring limitless opportunities for their students. The more you get to experience, the better vision you get of what your path should look like. Is this not possible at all from other colleges? Sure is. But it’s slower. Because your channels are limited. So, why not put in some front-loaded extra effort now and reap the benefits for life?

 Table of Content:

Serial no. Topic- 5 IIT JEE Facts for best preparation
1. IIT JEE basic facts
2. Your NCERT is your IIT JEE Bible
3. Practice is what makes you IIT JEE material
4. IIT JEE requires discipline
5. Take a series of Mock Tests before the D-Day

 

5 IIT JEE Facts for best preparation:

  • IIT JEE basic facts:

 

  • You get two chances to crack IIT. That’s right. Sometimes even life doesn’t give two chances but don’t worry. IIT does! This gives you one more chance of redeeming your scores if, for some reason, the first attempt didn’t go well for you. Back in the time, students would take a drop year to give the same exam again. Because it was a one-time exam situation. If you miss once, that cost you a year if you only wanted the IITs.
  • There are two modes of taking the exam: Computer-based test (online mode) and Pen-and-paper test (offline mode).
  • There are two types of examination in JEE Mains: Paper 1 that consists of PCM (for B.E/ B.Tech courses), and Paper 2(for B.Arch/B.planning courses) that consists of Maths, aptitude and drawing test.
  • IIT JEE requires a specific score in each of your subjects. That’s right. You can’t just cash in from your strongest subjects. You have to up your ante in all of them. Don’t let that frighten you. This is an opportunity for you to grow in places you haven’t already. However, IIITs/NITs don’t really have this subject-wise cut-off for each subject. In those exams, you can probably get a great rank even if your score in one of these subjects wasn’t as good as the others.
  • JEE Main answer key: After the exam, the NTA releases the JEE Main answer key of both the papers on JEE’s official website. Candidates who are not satisfied with the answers can challenge specific question until a pre-decided date at a cost of Rs. 1000 per question.
  1. Your NCERT is your IIT JEE Bible:

Every JEE ranker ever will tell you that your basics are your foundation for everything. And those strong basics are built right from your NCERT. One of the cool IIT JEE facts is that the exam doesn’t give you extremely tough or hard-to-solve questions, what major challenge it poses is time. You need to be hands-on with methods, strategy, and calculations. You’d be surprised how much time and mind-space simple things like faster calculations leave for you. Once you have your CBSE in place, we’d always recommend you the following books according to the subjects:

  • Physics: HC Verma, Dc Pandey, O.P Tandon, Resnick Halliday (Volume I & II),
  • Maths: RD Sharma, Arihant Books. Cengage, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry – SL Loney, Algebra – Hall and Knight, Calculus – Thomas and Finney
  • Chemistry: NCERTs for Inorganic chemistry, Paula Bruice for Organic, Numerical Chemistry-P Bahadur
  1. Practice is what makes you IIT JEE material:

Tell me one thing: Do you know think or strategize or even put effort when you add single digits? No. Why? Because you have done it so many times that it has not only becomes easy but also habituated. That’s where you want to be for your JEE preparation. IIT JEE sometimes requires critical thinking. You can’t possibly think in one tangent of a concept and ignore the possibility of involving other related concepts too. You want to see a certain type of question, and your brain has seen so many of them that you don’t even have to consciously think about it.

Practice many patterns of questions- whether they are objective type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) or drawing test questions. Apply different strategies, find shorter cuts to a problem. The key is to practice many questions and of various patterns. That is where you come to a point where you see a question and in a fraction of seconds, your mind is already set in motion.

Pro Tip: We repeatedly hear from students about the problem they face in Organic chemistry. Based on the questions that have occurred in the past exams, here are some common topics that you can focus on for IIT JEE.

IIT JEE Facts- Common topics of Chemistry:

  1. Matter and its nature, and the States of Matter
  2. Atomic Structure (extension of Structure of an Atom)
  3. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (extension of Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour)
  4. Environmental Chemistry (extension of Our Environment)

IIT JEE requires discipline:

Design a methodical and practical time schedule for studying such that all the subjects get your focus. This is your custom-made schedule, you are your best judge. Strategize according to your strength and weaknesses. Mark time for revisions in the roaster so that the day comprises of studying new concepts, revising the studied ones, and numerical questions.

  1. Take a series of Mock Tests before the D-Day:

One of the critical IIT JEE facts is that about time and accuracy. First of all, here’s how it goes- You do the basics. You practice, practice, practice and finish your syllabus months before the exam. You solve many previous year papers, check the JEE Main Answer key. And then when you think you are ready, you appear for Mock tests.

Mock tests conducted by various institutions/ coaching classes/ online learning apps like Toppr that basically have the same exam set-up that you will have in your actual paper. This means that lakhs of students appear for it, the time period, mode of exam, types of paper, scoring schemes, everything is similar to your real exam. This is called exam simulation. You get an AIR from your mock tests too. This may not be the exact representation of your actual rank but this sure is a good reflection of what to expect and things to correct.

With these 5 IIT JEE facts, we think you have what it takes to materialize your dream of getting into the IITs. It goes without saying that your health comes above any of these. Do not ignore your well-being while preparing. Wish you all the best for your studies.

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