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JEE Main 2021 Preparation Strategy for Phase 1, 2, 3, 4: Here’s How to Prepare & Plan

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: April 19, 2021 | JEE Main

As JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in four phases, check the preparation strategy for February, March, April and May exams here.

JEE Main Preparation Strategy for Phase 1, 2, 3, 4: Here’s How to Prepare & Plan

As JEE Main 2021 is being conducted in 4 phases i.e., February, March, April and May, it is a boon to the aspirants to improve their percentile in each phase. There is no restriction on the number of phases that a candidate can take JEE Main 2021. It is expected that most students will appear for JEE Main 2021 more than twice. The preparation strategy for each phase of the exam will be different. The strategy that a student follows for Phase 1 will not be applicable to phase 2, 3 or 4. Therefore, a different strategy has to be followed for each phase. In order to help candidates prepare for different phases of JEE Main 2021 with a sensible strategy, CollegeDekho has come up with a study plan for all four phases.

Gap Days between Each Phase of JEE Main 2021

Before checking the preparation strategy, it is advisable to have an idea of the number of gap days between each phase of JEE Main 2021.

PhasesGap Days

Between Phase 1 & 2

16 Days

Between Phase 1 & 3

69 Days

Between Phase 1 & 4

86 Days

Between Phase 2 & 3

Phase 3 Postponed

Between Phase 2 & 4

66 Days

Between Phase 3 & 4

Exam Postponed

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Strategy for Four Phases

As there is an option to appear for all four phases, the candidates can either for four phases, three phases or two phases. There is a different strategy for each phase of the exam. The below examples will help you understand the study plan for four phases.

Example 1 – For Students Who Wish to Appear for Four Phases: It is sure that a student can’t revise the entire syllabus for the Phase 1 exam of JEE Main 2021 considering the academic disturbance due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. On the other hand, there is be stress on board exams. In such circumstances, revising at least 25-30% of the syllabus (properly) can be the best option. With this, you will be thorough with 25 to 30% syllabus, and for Phase 2 you can focus on the rest.

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phases 1

30%

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 2

30% + 30%

% of Syllabus can be revised for Phase 3

30% + 30% + 30%

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 4

100%

If you are appearing for all phases of JEE Main, by end of the 3rd phase, you will be thorough with 90% of the syllabus. In simple words, it will be like a 4-month preparation with practice tests. The above example may help you in reducing the stress for board exams as well. Here, the candidates will also have time for last-minute revision.

Example 2Alternative Strategy for Students Who Wish to Appear for Four Phases

If you are not satisfied with the strategy as per the first example, here is an alternative strategy to prepare for the exam. As there is not even one month gap between Phase 1 & 2 exams, the strategy can be different and you can give more focus to Phase 3 & 4. In such cases the coverage of syllabus can be as follows –

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 1

10% Syllabus

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 2

10% + 10% Syllabus

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 3

10%+10%+40%

% of Syllabus can be Revised for Phase 4

10%+10%+40%+40%

If board exams happen in March, the above strategy can be the best one as April and May will be stress-free for exam preparation.

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Strategy for Three Phases

Some students may choose to appear for three phases of JEE Main 2021 instead of 4 due to the board exams stress. For such students, the strategy can be as follows.

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 1, 3 & 4

As there is a less gap between Phase 1 (Feb 23 to 26) & Phase 2 (March 15 to 18), the number of takers for the 2nd phase may decline. For students who wish to appear for Phase 1, 3 & 4, the strategy can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 1

30%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 3

30%+40%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 4

30%+40%+30%

For these students, Phase 3 will be a crucial exam in terms of preparation.

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 2, 3 & 4

Some students may skip the Phase 1 exam and may choose to appear for the other three phases. In such cases, the strategy can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 2

35%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 3

35%+ 35%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 4

35%+35%+30%

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 1, 2 & 3

For students appearing for Phase 1, 2 & 3, the preparation can be a bit challenging, as board exams will be scheduled in March. However, with the right revision plan, it is easy to ace the exam. The preparation strategy for these students can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 1

40%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 2

40%+30%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 3

40%+30%+30%

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Strategy for Two Phases

Certain students considering appearing for only two phases of JEE Main 2021, which is also a good option. The preparation strategy for two phases is explained below.

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 1 & 4

If you are appearing for Phase 1 & 4, there will be two months gap between the two exams. In such cases, the preparation strategy can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 1

50%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 4

50%+50%

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 2 & 4

If the board exams are scheduled in March, it will be challenging to focus on the exam preparation for Phase 2. In such cases, the preparation strategy can be as follows -

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 2

40%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 4

40%+60%

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 3 & 4

Appearing for Phase 3 & 4 can be a good option, as most students will be free from board exam stress. In such cases, the preparation strategy can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 3

60%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 4

60%+40%

Preparation Strategy for Students Appearing for Phase 1 & 3

If your idea or plan is to appear for only Phase 1 & 3 of JEE Main 2021, the strategy can be as follows –

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 1

40%

% of Syllabus to be Revised for Phase 3

40%+60%

Note: We are not giving strategy for students appearing for only Phase 1 & 2 because it is not an advisable option.

If the students want to appear only for the single-phase exam, it is advisable to choose Phase 4 to benefit from long-term preparation.

Best Strategy to Crack JEE Main 2021

For all students appearing for JEE Main 2021, here is the best way to crack JEE Main 2021 apart from revision –

  • It is important to refer to previous years’ question papers to have an idea of exact syllabus coverage (topic wise)
  • Practice papers of JEE Main will help you have an extra edge in terms of identifying the weak areas
  • NCERT textbooks are the best source of preparation. Therefore, be thorough with all chapters
  • It is also important to note major points while doing the revision. This will help you with the last minute revision.

We hope that this preparation strategy has answered the following queries -

  • Is it better to appear for 4 phases of JEE Main 2021?
  • Which phase can be the best option to appear for JEE Main 2021?
  • Why should I appear for four phases of JEE Main 2021?
  • 2 Attempts vs 4 Attempts – Which is the Best Option?

The preparation strategy on this page has been prepared after assessing the current education scenario in the country. Therefore, it is advisable to use the above information as a reference and it is may not be a final preparation plan. You can check the links below for additional details -

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main 1 Month Study Plan

JEE Main 60-Day Study Plan (2 Months)

JEE Main Exam Analysis

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