As felt by most of the aspirants, chemistry is the most scoring portion in JEE Mains. It’s not wrong to say that, if you have conceptual clarity and have practiced a lot of relevant problems. You can easily score maximum marks in this section
I. KNOW YOUR SYLLABUS DISTRIBUTION
The first step of starting the preparation for JEE Main chemistry section is to be well aware of the syllabus. The syllabus of chemistry for JEE Main is broadly classified into three sections of the subject.
The sections are
- 30 Percent weightage is given to organic chemistry
- Physical and inorganic chemistry comprise 35 percent of the total questions each.
II. BEST PREPARATION METHODS
- To begin with, the student must always assess all the sections carefully and figure out the parts in which he/she will have to give more time. Allocating time to those sections accordingly with help the aspirants get a better group of the syllabus
- Being regular with the preparation is one of the most important aspects. As the subject is quite vast and highly theoretical, students will have to study for if regularly so as to keep the flow. I is only by giving time to the subject on a regular basis that a student can memorise all the topics.
- Setting aside some time for revision of topics that have been covered is also among the most essential aspects as it is quite theoretical, students need to keep going back to the chapters theory have finished so that they remain fresh in memory and the students are well versed with them.
- When preparing for any exam. Practicing old question papers and doing mock test is undoubtly one of the most important facts practicing help the student in realising which areas he/she has to focus on and how he/she should approach a question.
- Always start with NCERT books. A lot of questions are asked directly from NCERT. It read carefully, nothing is better than NCERT for concept building. After going through NCERT. You can follow some standard books for solving JEE Level Problems.
III. IMPORTANT TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN CHEMISTRY
- This is the only section in chemistry from which numerical or formula based questions can be asked. According to the new paper pattern 5 questions in the paper will be numerical value based so it is expected that 2-3 questions in that 5 questions will be form physical chemistry.
- Most of the important topics are mole concept, thermodynamics, equilibrium and electrochemistry
- This part is basically the theory or conceptual part which does not constitute any numerical questions
- Most of the important topics are periodic table, chemical bonding, s and p-block elements, coordination compounds.
- All the topics in organic chemistry part are important and the questions of this section are not very hard and some of them can be done just with basic knowledge.
- Most of the important topics are types of reactions, organic synthesis. This is not a particular topic but a mix of all the organic chemistry important topics for JEE Mains. This requires the complete use of organic chemistry knowledge there are generally around 3-4 questions related to synthesis every year.
IV. BEST BOOKS FOR JEE MAINS PREPARATION
V. TIME-TABLE (DAILY ROUTINE) FOR JEE EXAM
It is always suggested that the JEE Main aspirants should start preparing for the exam as daily as possible. For instance, preparing along with the board exams is an ideal practice. The ideal timing that student must spend for chemistry daily is 2 hours.
In the 2 hours 30 minutes must be spent on reading the concept taught that day in the class and 1.5 hours for solving entrance problems from any reference books.
VI. HOW MANY PROBLEMS MUST AN ASPIRANT SOLVE FROM EACH CHAPTER…?While solving the problems the students must be very smart they must select the questions of different models than solving the same type of questions. This develops creative mode of thinking and changes the approach towards the subject. There are aspirants who solve a minimum of 500 numerical if it is physical chemistry and maximum questions if it is inorganic and organic parts.
VII. MEASURE YOUR LEARNING AND PERFORMANCEYou need to give tests on a regular basis to check your knowledge, speed, accuracy and time management skills. Evaluating the performance is one very important thing that must be taken care and which is the main motto in conducting exams. Doing error-analysis, noting down the mistakes and rectifying them for the next test is another crucial aspect of effective progress.
VIII. WHAT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SOLVE QUESTIONSYou should always target small goals to achieve big results. JEE Syllabus looks huge at the start. You need to divide it in modules. Take up one topic at a time and accomplish the goals related to the topic. Once that is over, move to the next topic. Never feel depressed if you are unable to solve questions of a specific topic. Put your efforts and hard work to understand the theory and again solve the problems.
IX. TIME MANAGEMENT DURING THE EXAMYou cannot afford to invest more than 45 minutes for chemistry as 30-40% of question is theoretical which you can easily attempt correctly within a minute washing a single minute. Every second solves is every second earned by saving time in this section. You will be able to devote more time in other sections.
Without necessary awareness, even the stringent efforts go in vain. Be conscious of these tips during entire two years of your preparation and excel in your JEE-Mains.