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How to prepare for JEE Main 2023 - A complete guide

Dipanjana Sengupta
Dipanjana SenguptaUpdated On: August 19, 2022 11:54 am IST | JEE Main

If you want to make your preparation more unbeatable than the others in JEE Main 2023, this article will help you build up bulletproof preparation.

How to prepare for JEE Main 2023 - A complete guide

JEE Main 2023- Are you planning to attempt JEE Main 2023 and wondering how to prepare well for the exam? This is the correct place to get rid of all the doubts. Preparing for physics, chemistry, and mathematics along with the other techniques, be it on the exam day or during the preparation period, maintaining the time management skill is what is required for fetching the maximum out of the best performance.

The Joint Entrance Exam Main 2023 (JEE Main) will be conducted by NTA. It is tentative to be conducted in April and May in two sessions. The applications of JEE Main 2023 are tentative to be released by the first week of March 2023. Candidates who have started preparation for appearing in JEE Main 2023 need to maintain certain strategies in order to score well in the exam. There are a few changes in the syllabus of the exam which we will discuss in this article along with the preparation strategies. This article will also cover the preparation plan and the important tips required to be followed for an effective preparation. 

Also check: What is a Good Score and Rank in JEE Main 2023?

How to start preparing for JEE Main 2023?

The first question that arises in the mind of the candidates is how to start with the preparation. We have designed the process in the pointers described below. 

  • Candidates should always start a practice of studying every day. With time they will be able to study for long hours without renouncing their concentration level
  • Building up a personal interest in all three PCM subjects i.e  Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • Understand the topics and problems. Candidates should never aim at mugging up the topics and problems
  • Working on the calculations when it comes to terms such as speed and accuracy of the candidate. They need to focus on accuracy as well as completing a particular problem fast. This is an art. Hence, needs to practice
  • Improving their analytical skills. Try solving the same problem with different methods. This will help to find out ways where it can be solved in lesser time
  • If a candidate aims at starting the preparation from class 12, then class 11 should be studied well. The basics should be understood without any loopholes
  • After the class 11 topics are covered, class 12 topics should be covered next
  • If the class 11 topics are not covered well and the candidate is already in class 12. Spend more time other than the coaching and class 12 topics to complete the syllabus of class 11

JEE Main 2023 Study Plan

  • The first piece of advice to the candidates is not to make any study timetables right now. In the initial level be accustomed to the topics, syllabus, and exam pattern of JEE Main 2023. Understand them. Once the syllabus and exam pattern are understood well, prepare a timetable that requires to be followed regularly
  • Maintain consistency. Daily study is the most essential skill required need to crack JEE Main 2023
  • Abide from the social networking sites and other distractions that kill time
  • Study the NCERT books thoroughly without any loopholes
  • When researching a particular topic, it is always advised to read the theory part first and then practice the numerical problems. The way to understand concepts in a better way is to understand the theory first then if the numerical are not well understood, read the theory once again
  • Do not look for an example in the book. Practice all the questions thoroughly
  • Construct problem-solving a habit. If candidates are stuck on a harder problem, it is advised to start solving easier problems. When small problems get fixed, it gives a feeling of winning that helps to push self-determination more
  • Clear up all the doubts from the teachers irrespective of how much small it is. These small doubts will someday stag up into a huge pile of doubts
  • Prepare notes on whatever is learned. Make separate notebooks for 1) Theory points, notes, and formulas. 2) Practicing question
  • Take guidance from a renowned coaching institute
  • Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. Lack of sleep may lead to stress and lack of concentration
  • Refer to the best books of JEE Main 2023 from professional writers such as R D Sharma, HC Verma, DC Pandey, etc. some of the best books are highlighted in the table:

JEE Main 2023 Physics books

The best books for JEE Main 2023 Physics have been listed in the table below:



Problems in General Physics

I.E. Irodov

Practice Book Physics for JEE Main and Advanced

DC Pandey

Physics for JEE (Main and Advanced)-Vol 1 and 2

Resnick, Halliday, Walker

Concepts of Physics -Part I

HC Verma

Concepts of Physics -Part II

HC Verma

Also check: JEE Main 2023 Chemistry Question Paper with Answer Key: Download PDF for All Shifts

JEE Main 2023 Chemistry books

The best books for JEE Main 2023 Chemistry have been listed in the table below:



Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J.D. Lee

GRB Numerical Chemistry

P. Bahadur

Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations

R.C. Mukherjee

Concepts of Organic Chemistry

O.P Tandon

Organic Chemistry

Robert T. Morrison and Robert N. Boyd

Also check: JEE Main 2023 Mathematics Question Paper with Answer Key: Download PDF for All Shifts

JEE Main 2023 Mathematics books

The best books for JEE Main 2023 Mathematics have been listed in the table below:



Higher Algebra

Hall and Knight

Degree level Differential Calculus

A Das Gupta

Problems in Calculus of One Variable

I.A. Maron

Objective Mathematics for JEE

R.D. Sharma

Mathematics for Class 11 and 12

R.D. Sharma

IIT Mathematics

M.L. Khanna

JEE Main 2023 Subject wise Plan 

The subject wise preparation plan has been highlighted here. There are some changes in the syllabus of JEE Main 2023 that the candidates need to pay attention to. There has been an addition as well as subtraction of topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. We have discussed it in the pointers below.

JEE Main 2023 Physics

  • Understanding the ideas and cracking problems is the secret to scoring satisfactorily in JEE Main 2023 Physics
  • Understanding the basics of the topic rather than memorizing it will help more 
  • Be ideal with the ideas. It is a discourtesy to solve problems without being transparent about topics and concepts 
  • Numerical based problems and conceptual based questions are important for JEE Main 2023
  • Procedure of solving MCQs in Physics – Always read the theory, then proceed to solve all the questions solved by the mentors, proceeded to solve MCQs from coaching modules, then continue solving any other book
  • Directly solving MCQs will not clear all concepts and doubts
  • Practice questions following a routine(fixing a timer). This will increase the speed of solving, and analyzing power and enhance the interest in concepts
  • Be careful about the signs (negative and positive) and units while solving Physics problems

Changes in the syllabus:



General Physics: Young’s modulus 

  • Elasticity of the material
  • Surface tension of water by capillary rise 
  • Effect of detergents


  • Forced and damped oscillation- in one dimension
  • Kepler’s law
  • Geostationary orbits
  • Drops
  • Bubbles
  • Modulus of rigidity
  • Bulk modulus

Thermal Physics:

  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • reversible and irreversible processes
  •  Carnot engine and its efficiency


  • Diffraction due to a single slit
  • Polarization of light
  • Plane polarized light
  • Brewster's law
  • Polaroids

Also check: JEE Main 2023: Know all about NAT Questions

JEE Main 2023 Chemistry

  • The first thing that is required to keep in mind is candidates should not start memorising everything in JEE Main 2023 Chemistry 
  • Focusing to understand the fundamental notions of chemistry, then it becomes easier to memorise the other topics
  • Writing all the formulas and equations in your notebook after completing a chapter will help to remember it
  • Solve problems from NCERT textbooks and coaching centers. While practicing the questions, it is important to understand the significance of the steps, and why it is done
  • While studying Organic Chemistry, study all the reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Again it is important to make separate notes on all the chapters

JEE Main 2023 Mathematics

  • Practice is the only key to success in Mathematics
  • The more mathematics is solved the more candidates develop their brain and increases their problem solving ability
  • It is highly advised to give special concentration to calculations keeping in track the time management
  • The concepts and formulas should be at the fingertips of the candidates. They should  know every shortcut and formula possible. This can be mastered only through rigorous practice

There have been many inclusion and exclusions in the syllabus of JEE Main 2023 chemistry which we will discuss here. The changes in the syllabus have been highlighted in the table below:

Changes in the syllabus

Inclusion of topics in JEE Main Mathematics




Statement of the fundamental theorem of algebra


  • Elementary row and column transformations
  • Adjoint of a matrix


  • Random experiment
  • sample space
  • different types of events (impossible
  • simple, compound)
  • total probability

Analytical Geometry

  • Three dimensions - Distance between two points
  • Skew lines
  • Shortest distance between two lines
  • Angle between two lines
  • Angle between two planes
  • Angle between a line and the plane
  • Coplanar lines

Exclusion of topics in JEE Main Mathematics


  • Relations between sides and angles of a triangle
  • Sine rule
  • Cosine rule
  • Half-angle formula
  • Area of a triangle

Differential Calculus

Real valued functions of a real variable

How to Handle JEE Main 2023 Preparation with Board Exams?

Candidates who are preparing for their JEE Main 2023, as well as their board exams simultaneously, need to worry much. The syllabus of classes 11 and 12 is very close to that of the syllabus of JEE Main 2023. Candidates will be well prepared for school board exams when they study for JEE Main entrance exam. If candidates put in their best effort, stay focused and avoid distractions, they can easily score excellent marks in both JEE Main as well as board exams.

Here are some of the tips if there is a preparation tie between board exams and JEE Main 2023:

Tip 1. Mastering in both long theoretical answers and fast calculation-based problems is the key

Tip 2. Candidates need to note that, the board exams have a step-wise marking scheme which means that candidates get points for only the correct points even if the latter part of the answer is wrong. Therefore they are advised to write in points and prepare flowcharts and diagrams while writing the answers. Whereas in JEE Main exam, Candidates are required to answer in the shortest possible time with rough calculations.

Tip 3. Solve Previous year’s question papers and sample papers of JEE Main as well as boards. It will help the candidates to manage time, be familiar with the exam pattern, build confidence, and increase accuracy.  

Tip 4. There are a few things that have to be avoided. Following are points that need to be avoided by the candidates:

Backlogs and Procrastination

Procrastination is a very lazy habit that requires to be avoided while preparing for JEE Main. competing the projects and assignments and clarifying the doubts on time help to reach the goals

Referring to too many reference books

Candidates should not refer to too many textbooks. This may create confusion. All the Candidates should not be thought that reading too many books can fetch good scores on boards as well JEE Main

Social media and video games

Avoid playing video games and social media as these kill time and affect the concentration level of the candidate


Another major cause that is noticed in the candidates is depression due to low scores in preparatory exams. Everyone learns from their mistakes. With mistakes, success seems to be much sweeter

Avoiding Coaching centers

Candidates should always refer to coaching centers during their JEE Main preparation. The experience of the teachers is required for effective preparation which will be absent in the self study. Teachers will help the candidates to resolve all their doubts, clear the misconceptions, and guide them in the right direction to achieve good results

According to Ayush Dubey~IIT Bombay,

“Believe me, it's a bit easier on you now. During my time, board marks were also counted JEE Mains. So, we had to manage between both the preparations compulsorily. Board marks apart from the 75% eligibility have no direct impact on Jee Advanced”.

Also check: JEE Main 2023 Marks vs Percentile vs Rank

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