Physics is one of the most important subjects for any Science student. It’s a subject of logic and concepts. It is one subject that students find quite tough to deal with!
Being associated with various trades of engineering and applied sciences, Physics bears higher importance in engineering entrance examinations, especially JEE Main and Advanced.
Irrespective of when you’ve begun your preparation for JEE, the last month is extremely crucial. There’s no time left to leave things unattended. Also, with a changed exam pattern this time around, it’s necessary to prepare accordingly.
So, we’ve compiled some effective tips and tricks to help you ace Physics in the last month before JEE Main 2020 knocks your door. Keep on reading!
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Choosing The Right Resources
First of all, it’s essential to choose the right resources which are as follows:
- Study Physics from NCERT XI and XII
- Solve exercise from each chapter
- Move to IIT-level books like ‘Irodov’
- Get yourself a question bank
- Attempt previous years’ papers
The Plan To Follow
We suggest you seven useful tips to brush up your JEE Main preparation to help you the best score as per your capabilities:
Balancing Between Boards and JEE Physics Preparation: The gap between boards and JEE Main is not too wide. Once the boards get over, students get busy in a hectic phase of JEE preparation. Only the students who have studied with dedication for JEE Main before the boards are advised to prepare for JEE during this phase. Otherwise, it is better to stick to board preparation completely.
Utilising the Holidays Between Your Board Exams: For most of the Science students, there is a lot of preparation time between the board exams, which can be utilised to revise Physics formulae and solve certain identified problems. It is not advisable to dedicate your whole time to JEE Main preparation. However, the holidays before certain easier exams like English and Physical Education can be used to prepare for the JEE Main Physics numerical.
Picking the Right Books: It is very important to identify the right books for concepts and numerical practice of Physics. Focusing on NCERT helps a lot as NCERT books help in clearing the concepts properly.
Mock Tests: Mock exams for JEE Main is important to know your current preparation level. It is advisable to have a huge number of JEE Physics question papers in tune with the latest pattern and trends. You should practice from good online sources or books by famous authors.
Previous Year Questions: Previous year papers are important to see the type of questions that are asked in the JEE Main. Solving those questions can prove really helpful. In fact, a lot of numerical problems and Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) are repeated in JEE Main with the same or different values.
Maintaining A List Of Frequently Used Formulas: This is one thing that JEE Main aspirants give special attention on! By this time, they already prepare this comprehensive list of numerical and formulae to be referred to during the last month. It is very important for a quick revision before the D-day.
Dealing With Integer-type Questions
With the changes made by NTA in the exam pattern, you need to keep in mind that 5 out of the 25 questions from Physics in JEE Main 2020 will be integer-type or non-MCQ questions.
So, you also need to focus on them and be aware that there is no negative marking for these 5 questions. Hence, you can attempt the questions without worrying about losing any mark.
Following is an example of a few integer-type questions:
The best method to attempt these questions is to enter correct integer value (in decimal notation, truncated/rounded-off to the second decimal place, e.g. 6.25, 7.00, -0.33, -.30, 30.27, -127.30).
By this time of the year, the important topics of Physics must on your tips. These topics should be revised again so you could score (+4 marks) in questions based on those topics.
We have tabulated those topics for you as per their difficulty level and their importance. Check them out:
|Basic Topics||Easy to score Topics||Topics from which at least 1 question comes|
|Units and Dimensions||Work, Energy, and Power||Kinematics|
|Measurement of Errors||Electrostatics||Newton’s Laws of Motion|
Most Important Topics
- Centre of Mass, Momentum, and Collision
- Rotational Dynamics
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Fluid Mechanics
- Bernoulli’s principle
- Wave motion and String Waves
- Heat & Thermodynamics
- Nuclear Physics
- Modern Physics
Some Smart Preparation Hacks
- If any book apart from NCERT is too complex for you, do NCERT Exemplar Problems first. Solutions are found in many standard CBSE-based help books.
- Skip Question Bank/Mock Test questions that are completely outside the current syllabus. Even if you even less time, skip questions that are not in the current pattern. Stick to JEE Main’s latest official syllabus available on their website.
- For incomplete topics covered from the books you study, turn to sites like ‘Quora’ and ‘StackExchange’ instead, because sections in books are interlinked and often force you to read more portions of the book than you need.
- The topics for which too few questions are available for practice, memorize the formulae very well. In other cases, you will automatically be able to remember the formulae with enough practice.
- To manage time well in exams, mark the questions by their difficulty, and do them in that order.
All of the above notwithstanding, it is necessary to answer the exam to get good marks, so ensure that by being punctual, following security instructions, taking the correct writing instruments, and taking care of your health.
March ahead and hit it out of the park! All the best.