Did you know that approximately 45% of the questions in the JEE Main exam are topics from class 11? How can you know this? By analyzing the past year question papers.
If you have missed JEE Main exam in January or it didn’t go as planned, well you have one more opportunity.
So, what makes revising the class 11 topics critical as well as tricky?
- JEE Main in April 2019 will be close to your board exams. You will have to find the right balance to prepare for both the exams.
- Class 11 topics are equally important, so you will have to cover the syllabus for not just your board exam but also JEE.
Well, it is not going to be easy for you. It will take a lot of effort from your side to crack one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. You will not just need a precise preparation strategy but also a well thought out schedule.
So, what can you do to cover all bases? Here are some tips:
Revising Class 11 Topics
By now you know that class 11 topics are as important as your class 12’s if you are preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination.
Here is how you should be preparing the class 11 topics:
- The Ideal situation:
If the JEE exam has been on your radar than starting early is the ideal situation. Like most JEE aspirants you should too start revising the class 11 topics just as you join class 12. The topics will be fresh in your mind and will make revisions easy and quick.
You should take at least 2 months before you begin preparing the topics of class 12.
- Know the most important topics:
Yes, it is important to prioritize, whether you have revised the topics earlier or not. JEE is not just about hard work, but also smart work. If you have revised earlier, studying the important class topics will further solidify your concepts for JEE.
The second JEE Main 2019 is almost here and if you didn’t revise the class 11 topics earlier, prioritizing becomes all the more important. This will help you save time and focus on the topics that are most likely to be asked in the exam.
- Effort vs Difficulty
Now that you know the important topics, you should further dive deep into analyzing the previous year papers.
If you have very less time to prepare for JEE Main exam in April, you should bifurcate the important chapters which carry the most marks vs the effort required to learn the topics.
Here is how you should divide the class 11 topics:
- First, complete the topics which carry the most marks and require a minimum effort from you.
- Second, complete the chapters which carry the most marks and require you to put in some effort.
- Thirdly, if you have time you can brush up on topics which carry fewer marks but also requires less effort from you.
- Only if you have a lot to juggle, you can avoid the topics that are low scoring and also require some effort.
- Finding related topics from class 11 and class 12
Most topics in class 12 are an extension of the chapters covered in class 11. So, a smart way to go about covering the syllabus of both the classes you can study related topics.
Example: If you are studying electromagnetism (class 12 physics), you can easily cover the gravitation concept from your class 11 syllabus.
The Final Step
Lastly, take as many mock tests you can along with revising the concepts. These tests will help you to improve your speed and accuracy, which the exam demands. Mock tests will not only boost your confidence but also help you retain information for a longer duration.