Tips to Ace JEE Mains 2021 with the New Exam Pattern

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  • Mar 02, 2021
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Tips to Ace JEE Mains 2021 with the New Exam Pattern

Solid preparation is the key to success in any examination. To aim for a seat in the coveted engineering colleges such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, GITs, and other prestigious colleges, one must have a proper study plan for the JEE exam as it is the gateway for all these colleges. 

The JEE Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) four times a year – February, March, April, and May. The February session was conducted from 23 to 26 Feb 2021. The students aiming to appear in the coming sessions must start preparing for it at the earliest. 

In this article, we will talk about various aspects of preparing for the JEE examination and help you with the best practices to follow to attain a good rank in the JEE exam. 

Know the Paper Pattern

Before beginning the preparations, the students must have a thorough knowledge of the JEE Main Paper Pattern. If the students have a proper idea of it, they can easily strategise their study plan and set deadlines for their preparations. 

The complete paper pattern of JEE Main 2021 is given below:

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern 
ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2
Exam modeOnlineOnline (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)
Number of sectionsPhysics, Chemistry and MathematicsDrawing, Mathematics and Aptitude
Duration of exam3 hours (180 minutes); 60 minutes per section3 hours (180 minutes); 60 minutes per section
Number of questions7582 questions
Type of questionsMCQsMathematics and Aptitude: MCQDrawing: Questions to test drawing and sketching skills
Total Marks300 marks400 marks
Language of paperAssamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, in addition to Hindi, English and GujaratiAssamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati
JEE Main Marking scheme+4 marks for the correct answer; -1 mark for the incorrect answer+4 marks for the correct answer; -1 mark for an incorrect answer

Know the Syllabus

The syllabus tells us about the topics from which the questions will be asked in the examination. It is crucial to have in-depth knowledge about the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus. The exam syllabus is very vast, and the candidates can check it on the official website of the exam or click here.

Some important topics for the exam are given below:

SubjectsImportant topics
PhysicsElectromagnetism, Rotation, Magnetism, SHM, Modern Physics, Current electricity, Newton’s laws of motion, Oscillation and sound, Heat and Thermodynamics
ChemistryGaseous state, Chemical kinetics, General organic chemistry, Reactions of benzene, Ores and metallurgy, Qualitative analysis
MathematicsAlgebra, Trigonometry, Analytical geometry, Differential calculus, Integral calculus, Vectors

Begin with NCERT

NCERT books make the foundation of all the questions asked in the JEE exam. If you want to build a strong foundation, you must begin with NCERT and then move on to the other books. If your base is not strong, you can not expect to understand the advanced topics. Moreover, 60-70% of the JEE Main paper is based on NCERT. 

Choose the correct study material.

The choice of your study material is a deciding factor for your result in the JEE Exam. Choose books that cover topics from the basic level and gradually reach up to advanced level. Choose books which have application-based questions like Objective Mathematics by R.D Sharma, Algebra by Dr. S K Goyal Arihant Publications, S.L. Loney, books by J.D. Lee, O.P. Tandon, R.C. Mukherjee, Morrison, and Boyd for chemistry and books from authors like, I.E. Irodov, H.C. Verma, D.C. Pandey, etc. for Physics. 

Study Online

Nowadays, studying from the internet has become a trend; and for the right reasons. The Internet has made it so easy to access knowledge from all around the world. There are plenty of JEE Online Courses that offer educational content and study material to the students. These JEE Online Coaching abolishes the need for physical coaching and lets students study from the comfort of their homes. 

Practice Mock Tests

Mock Tests are a great way to identify your strong and weak areas. These tests give you an insight into your preparation level and also help you with your time management. You can easily determine how much time must be given to each segment in order to complete the paper on time. You can also get an idea of the paper pattern and syllabus through mock tests.

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