It’s that time of the year when all your focus is concentrated on one thing – JEE Main preparation. You know it very well that there are less than 45 days to go for JEE Main 2020 January.
Preparation is in beast mode, and there’s so much at stake. Well, we’re here to guide you through one of the most dreaded and boring subjects of the examination – Chemistry. Split between Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry – your chemistry with Chemistry never seems to be great.
Yes, that’s what we keep hearing all the time from students that they ‘hate’ Chemistry, and we hear you loud and clear. But hating Chemistry won’t solve your problems. It’s you who needs to solve the problems. That’s exactly what we’re going to help you with.
We’re sharing some handy tips and tricks to master Chemistry in the time left.
The Preparation Technique
Chemistry preparation, in contrast to Mathematics and Physics, is differently oriented. It requires memorisation, visualisation, and clarity of concepts. The best chemistry preparation strategy mostly demands a chance to revisit all the chapters and concepts. If your concepts and equations are clear, you can score really well.
Let’s come to the point and share with you 5 great tips to deal with the phenomenon called Chemistry. Read on:
- Prioritise between Organic, Inorganic, and Physical: Split equally between Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry, it is important to prioritise between these three. Physical Chemistry has easy problems and requires you to remember the formulae. These can be revised by having a quick look at the solved examples. Organic and Inorganic Chemistry involves remembering the structures and equations which can be done with cards or charts.
- Sample papers and previous papers: Previous year papers of JEE Chemistry are very easy sources to understand the pattern of questions asked in the JEE Main. If you have mastered concepts, referring to the solved examples is a highly productive practice that can lead to a quick revision in a very short time. Attempt one mock paper a day to get hold of your concepts.
- NCERT is the key: NCERT Chemistry for class 11th and 12th are very important books, and many of the topics in JEE Chemistry are completely covered in them. Thus, if you are preparing for your board exams concepts seriously, it will surely pay off in Chemistry as well. You can also refer to few more concept building books for Chemistry.
- Mock or previous papers: Previous year papers of JEE Chemistry are the perfect source to understand the pattern of questions asked in JEE Main. However, as the pattern has changed this time around, you must solve mock tests based on the latest exam pattern. If you have mastered concepts, referring to the solved examples is a highly productive practice that can lead to quick revision in very short time.
- Identify the recurring topics: You should check all previous papers thoroughly and identify concepts that are mostly asked. The formulae, Chemical Reactions, diagrams etc. from these chapters/concepts should be prioritised during revision.
Apart from these techniques, you must also have a deeper understanding of how to prepare the three main branches of Chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic.
Let’s dive deep and strategize on the best way to deal with all three branches:
- Physical Chemistry: It’s the most scoring branch of them all. With limited time left, focus more on NCERT Chemistry to understand the basics of it. Write all your doubts in a notebook and make a habit of making short notes of the important concepts which can prove really useful in the last month.
- Organic Chemistry: Learning by understanding is of utmost importance in Organic Chemistry. Focus on high scoring chapters like General Organic Chemistry and know the weightage of each topic. The most important aspect of mastering Organic Chemistry is practising all basic concepts thoroughly.
- Inorganic Chemistry: This is one subject that requires cramming, especially at this stage of your preparation. You must understand the context of the reactions. Important topics are atomic mass, electron configuration, chemical bonding, and atomic number.
Lastly, maintaining an exam temperament is very important for which must attempt JEE Main previous year question papers as well.
If you follow these tips and tricks, your Chemistry with Chemistry will definitely reach new heights. All the best!