JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for Session 1 & 2: Here’s How to Prepare & Plan

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: January 25, 2024 06:04 pm IST | JEE Main

As JEE Main 2024 is scheduled to be held in two phases - Phase 1 in January and Phase 2 in April 2024. Check out the JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for Session 1 & 2 on this page. 

JEE Main Preparation Strategy

JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for Session 1 & 2: JEE Main 2024 is conducted in 2 phases i.e., January and April. The JEE Main 2024 (phase 1) exam dates are January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 & February 1, 2024, whereas the second phase will be conducted from April 3, 2024. NTA will release the JEE Main Application Form 2024 for Phase 2 on February 2, 2024. There is no restriction on the number of phases that a candidate can take the JEE Main exam. However, the preparation strategy for each phase of the JEE Main exam will be different.  Applicants sitting in the JEE Main 2024 exam session 1 must study the complete syllabus, attempt mock tests, and previous year papers, and do revisions to pass the exam. If candidate are sitting again for the JEE Main Session 2 exam, they should reflect on the mistakes made on the first attempt, improve their shortcomings, and practice more for the exam. A different strategy has to be followed for each phase. To help candidates prepare for different phases of JEE Main 2024 exam with a comprehensive strategy, CollegeDekho has come up with a study plan for all two phases.

Latest Update:  JEE Main Admit Card for Session 1 (BTech) Released

Read the full post to check out the JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for Session 1 & 2.

JEE Main 2024 Exam Preparation Strategy for Two Phases

As there is an option to appear for all two phases, the candidates can either for two phases or one phase. There is a different preparation strategy of JEE Main 2024 for each phase. The below examples will help you understand the study plan for two phases.

JEE Main 2024 Preparation Tips for January Session 

NTA conducts the JEE Main Session 1 exam in January month. To prepare for the JEE Main Session 1 exam we recommend that you start your preparation early. If you have taken a gap year to study for the JEE Main exam, then you should utilize your whole year for the exam preparation. However, if you are in Class 12th you can prepare for the board exam and JEE Main simultaneously. The JEE Main 2024 syllabus is as per the CBSE class 11 and 12 syllabus. However, the difficulty level of the JEE Main is very high compared to the Class 12th board exam. 

Also read: JEE Main Admit Card 2024 Session 1

Follow the JEE Main preparation tips 2024 for the January session given below. 

  • Analyze the Latest JEE Main 2024 Syllabus: Go through the latest JEE Main syllabus 2024 and exam pattern. NTA has deleted many chapters and topics from the JEE Main syllabus. Therefore, we recommend that you go through the JEE Main Deleted Syllabus 2024and find out what topics and chapters have been omitted. 

JEE Main Subject Wise Syllabus 2024

JEE Main 2024 Physics Syllabus PDF

JEE Main 2024 Chemistry Syllabus PDF

JEE Main 2024 Maths Syllabus PDF

  • Prepare Study Plan and Divide Time: It is preferable to split your preparation time properly so that each subject receives enough attention. Plan how many hours you'll spend studying for board exams and JEE preparation. Prepare a proper JEE Main Study Plan 2024 and follow it. Spend equal time revising each topic before taking the sample/mock and the previous year's exams. Create your study plan as per the days left for the JEE Main exam 2024. You can take reference from the following JEE Main timetable.
JEE Main 2024 Study Plans for 3 Months, 2 Months and 1 Months

JEE Main 2024 60-Day Study Plan (2 Months)

JEE Main 2024 one Month Study Plan

Can I Crack JEE Main 2024 With 3 Month Preparation


  • Understand the Concepts: Make sure you grasp the fundamentals. Pay close attention to the tough topics. Resolve your doubts if you have any. Do not overlook chemistry, as it has a high-scoring scope. More work is required for inorganic. Numerical practice is necessary in the physical chemistry section.
  • Practice Practical Questions: For the Mathematics section, learn all the important formulae and practice a lot to gain expertise. Time management plays a key role in the Mathematical section as calculations can be time-consuming. So we recommend that you also work on your time accuracy. 
  • Solve Previous Year Papers: Attempting JEE Main previous year question papers of the last 10 to 15 years will help you enhance your performance. You can find out in what topics you are weak and improve them. Solving the previous year's paper will help you also understand the difficulty level of each section. If you will be appearing for the JEE Main session 1 exam, and you don't have any idea about the JEE Main section-wise difficulty level, number of good attempts, high weightage topics, etc you can refer to the previous year's JEE Main paper analysis.

Related Links to Download JEE Main Question Paper PDF

One sure-shot way to score 90 percentile in JEE Mains 2024 is by solving the previous year's question papers. The table below features year wise JEE Main Question Papers that students can practice thoroughly after revision. 

JEE Main Question Paper 2023

JEE Main Question Paper 2022

JEE Main Question Paper 2021

JEE Main Question Paper 2019

JEE Main Question Paper 2018

JEE Main Question Paper 2017
  • Attempt Mock Tests: The JEE Main 2024 exam will be held in online; Computer Test (CBT) mode. So, to grasp the online format, you should attempt the JEE Main mock tests. You can go through the JEE Main 2024 Online Test Instructions to check important guidelines on how to solve the JEE Main paper online. To know how to attempt the JEE Main paper wisely refer to the JEE Main paper solving strategy.
  • Do Revision: Without revision, it is difficult to pass any test, notably JEE Main. You can only improve by revising. A revision timetable should be included in the study plan to ensure that you do not forget anything you have studied. Make notes for each chapter. These notes can be used to quickly revise before the exam. 

Also Read- JEE Main 2024 Preparation Tips For Guaranteed Success

JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for April Session

If you will be sitting for the JEE Main 2024 April session exam, you get some extra time to prepare for the exam. In addition, if you feel like you didn't give your best in the JEE Main 2024 session 1 exam you can sit for the second attempt. Go through the JEE Main 2024 preparation tips for the April session given below. 
  • Study the Complete Syllabus: If any part of the JEE Main 2024 syllabus is still left, complete that first. Don't skip any chapters or topics as questions can be asked from anywhere. 
  • Analyze Your Mistakes: Analyze the mistakes you made on your first attempt by going over your JEE Main 2024 response sheet and JEE Main question papers. NTA will release the official JEE Main questions papers, response sheet, and JEE Main answer key 2024 a few days after the exam is over. You should download them and analyze your mistakes. 
  • Improve Your Shortcomings: Take the time to consider your JEE Main performance in the first attempt. You took the JEE Main Session 1 exam and you know better which topics you got stuck, on and which subjects need more attention. Make a list of JEE Main 2024 topics and chapters that need improvement and study them well. 
  • Do More Focused Revision: If you have studied the complete JEE Main syllabus in the previous session, then it is time that you do a thorough revision of the complete syllabus. Continuous revision of the full syllabus will help you go through each topic again so that everything is fresh in your mind. For numerical chapters and subjects, solve practical questions. 
  • Attempt JEE Main Mock Tests: You should dedicate the last months dedicatedly in solving the JEE Main 2024 mock tests and the previous year's papers. Sample papers of JEE Mainwill help you have an extra edge in terms of identifying the weak areas
  • Work On Your Time Management Skills: If you felt in the JEE Main session 1 exam that there were time management issues then work on that for the second attempt. Try to speed up your writing skills. Solving mock tests is a great way to improve your time management skills. 
Also Read: 5 Mistakes made by students while preparing for JEE Main 2024

JEE Main 2024 Best Books for Preparation

To prepare for JEE Main exam 2024 you should refer to the right books and study material. NCERT books are the best study resource for the JEE Main exam. However, you should also study from the additional JEE Main books and study material. We have provided some of the JEE Main best books for preparation below. 

Book Name


Problems in General Physics

I.E. Irodov

A Textbook of Physical Chemistry for Competitions

O.P.Tandon/A.S. Singh

Physics for JEE (Main and Advanced)


Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J.D. Lee

IIT Mathematics

M.L. Khanna/J.N. Sharma/S.K. Pundir

Objective Mathematics for JEE (Volume I and Volume II)

R.D. Sharma

GRD Numerical Chemistry

P. Bahadur

Concepts of Physics - Part I and Part II

H.C. Verma

Mathematics for Class 11 and Class 12

R.D. Sharma

Physics for JEE (Main and Advanced)

DC Pandey

We hope that this JEE Main 2024 preparation strategy for the January and April sessions has answered the following queries -

  • Is it better to appear for 2 phases of JEE Main exam?
  • Which phase can be the best option to appear for JEE Main exam 2024?
  • Why should I appear for two phases of JEE Main exam?

We hope that this post on JEE Main 2024 Preparation Strategy for Session 1 & 2 was helpful and informative. For the latest JEE Main exam updates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.

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