As you know that the second installment of the JEE Main 2019 exam is now just a month away. JEE is the gateway and a golden opportunity for you to take admission in top engineering colleges in the country.
The JEE Main examination is known for maintaining the quality of questions asked and will test your in-depth knowledge of concepts and problem-solving skills. Scoring well in JEE Main isn’t easy and you will have to put in some hard yards and implement a well thought out preparation strategy.
IIT- JEE Mathematics
Do you feel that mathematics is difficult, and you can’t score well without burning the midnight oil? Well, you are not the only one who believes in that myth. If you can get a hang of the concepts, you will realize that mathematics is a scoring subject.
If you really want to crack JEE Main, you should give mathematics equal importance along with Physics and Chemistry, as it is a key component of the examination.
What should be your first step?
A goal without knowing an actionable path is not going to take you anywhere. Before diving deep into JEE preparations, it is important for you to know what you are preparing for.
The first step you should take to score well in JEE Main Mathematics is to know the syllabus and the paper pattern in and out. This will help you to know and understand the topics you need to cover, and the type of questions usually asked in the exam.
To know the exam pattern, do go through JEE Main previous year papers.
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The 3 T’s
Important Topics– JEE Main Mathematics
The syllabus for the mathematics section is vast and covers grade 11 and grade 12 CBSE syllabus. Some of the important topics that you can’t afford to miss are:
- Coordinate Geometry
- Definite Integration
- Differential Equations
- Application of Derivatives
- Permutations and Combinations
- Quadratic Equation
- Complex Numbers
- Vector and 3D Geometry
- Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability
Some of the easy topics that require less time to prepare and are scoring:
- Applications of Derivative
- Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines
- Matrices and Determinants
- Limit and Continuity
Some Tips to score well
- You should always begin with important chapters like Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, 3-D Geometry & Vectors, Limit & Continuity and Sequence & Series. If you analyse the previous year papers, you will see that these topics have the most weightage and are frequently asked.
- You should make notes of formulae, especially for Trigonometry and Algebra to score well in these chapters.
- Besides the formulae of the above chapters, the properties of cones (Coordinate geometry) should be at your fingertips.
- Make sure that you revise chapters like Matrices & Determinants, Limit and Continuity etc. which have high weightage and are easy to score.
- Last but not least, keep taking JEE Main mock tests and solving previous year papers. The more you solve, the better you will get at problem-solving, managing time and avoiding silly mistakes.
Tricks to revise JEE Mathematics
It is not possible for you to remember every concept and formula without revising. Revisions should be a key part of your preparation strategy. Here are some tricks to revise JEE Mathematics:
- Schedule your revision sessions for short spells (25-30mins) and most importantly after you take a mock test. This will help you solidify your understanding of the concepts.
- Do your revisions in solace and in a silent environment. You will have to avoid all distractions.
- A study states that revisions done in the morning hours have more impact and retention of information is prolonged. Revise the topics you have studied a day earlier in the morning hours.
- Studying for long hours can be boring, so you can add some spice to your revision sessions. Use color markers & sticky notes or scribble formulae in whiteboard can stir things up for you.
- Begin your revisions with topics that are must do’s. The topics to cover under this section will be the ones that have the highest weightage and requires time to revise. Topics: Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Complex numbers, Probability & Statistics and
- Once you have covered these chapters, you should shift your focus on to the topics which are easy to score and have high weightage. Topics: Limit & Continuity, Matrix & Determinants etc.
- If you have time left, you can move on to topics that are usually asked in the examination but don’t carry much weightage.
Every small step you take towards JEE preparation makes it more efficient. Learn and use these 3 T’s to attain an edge over your competitors.