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How to Prepare Physics for JEE Mains 2021 - Expert Advice & Preparation Tips

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: November 09, 2020 | JEE Main

Preparing Physics for JEE Mains 2021? Here are some pointers to keep in mind while crafting a preparation strategy for the subject. Physics is a scoring subject when compared to the other two subjects, i.e. Chemistry and Mathematics. 

JEE Mains Physics Preparation Strategy

Among the three major subjects that the students need to study to crack Joint Entrance Examinations or JEE Mains 2021, is the subject of Physics. JEE Mains 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). All the students who are interested in appearing for the JEE Mains papers will need to sit for a 3-hour test. Here are some of the tips that you will need to keep in mind while preparing and appearing for the JEE Mains 2021.

JEE Mains 2021 Exam Pattern

Since the National Testing Agency will be conducting the examinations next year, the examination pattern has also been changed and designed by the NTA for the purpose. The subject, Physics, will be one of the parts in JEE Mains Paper-1. Physics, with Chemistry and Mathematics, will be in the JEE Mains Paper-1 exam. Paper-1 of JEE Mains 2021 is conducted for admission to courses such as B.E. and B.Tech in the engineering colleges of India.

All three parts of JEE Mains 2021, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will carry the same number of marks which is 100 marks. This will make JEE Mains Paper-1 carry total 300 marks. As per the rules, there are 75 questions in total, where the candidates will be answering 25 questions in each of the subjects. This means that candidates will have to answer 25 questions in Physics. Like the other parts of JEE Mains 2020, Physics will comprise 20 MCQ questions and 5 Numerical Value questions. This adds up to a total of 25 questions each, which should be answered in one hour (one hour for each subject).

In this regard, all aspirants will need to work on their speed of writing and calculating the answers for the different questions. Furthermore, candidates will also need to ensure that the answers that have been written are accurate.

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Preparation Tips for Physics in JEE Mains 2021

If you are aspiring to pursue engineering and need certain pointers regarding your preparation for Physics in JEE Mains 2021, then go through our article on the preparation tips for Physics in JEE Mains 2021.

Know Your Syllabus

The first step for any kind of preparation for JEE Mains 2021 should be knowing your JEE Mains syllabus for Physics Exam. To prepare for Physics in JEE Mains 2021, you will need to list down all the chapters that need to be covered for the exam. Check out the topics that you will need to study to begin your preparation for physics in JEE Mains 2021.

Important Topics To Prepare

Modern Physics

Modern Physics is one of the most important topics that candidates must study and prepare properly as there will be questions from the chapter. Some of the topics under the chapter include radioactive decay of substance, Bohr’s Model, dual nature of matter, and X-rays.


This is another important topic that you must cover with an added bonus of being a scoring subject as well. One important sub-topic of the Optics is Huygen’s principals, which should be prepared well.

Among the other chapters, you are also advised to prepare Oscillation and Waves and Electrostatics. Experts state using Concepts of Physics by HC Verma will be the best bet for you to prepare well for these subjects.

Apart from the four chapters mentioned above, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Current Electricity and Waves are important topics to prepare as well. The difference will lie in the number of questions that may be asked between them. Some of the other important chapters are given below:

  • Magnetics

  • Electromagnetic Induction

  • Current Electricity

  • Waves

It is advisable to clear your concepts in these chapters specifically as questions papers usually tend to contain questions relating to these subjects. If your concepts in these subjects are good, it is possible for you to clear the question paper.

Here are all the topics that you will need to study for the subject of Physics to crack JEE Mains 2021.

JEE Mains 2021 Physics Syllabus

Names of Topics and Chapters

Physics and Measurement


Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Rotational Motion


Properties of Solids and liquids


Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Waves

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Atoms and Nuclei

Electronic Devices

Communication Systems

If you are preparing for Physics for JEE Mains 2021 then make sure that you complete as many topics and chapters as possible. However, you are advised to focus on understanding the topics and chapters instead of completing the syllabus.

Refer To Different Books

While you can prepare Physics for JEE Mains 2021 using only one book, i.e. NCERT, it is advisable to use different reference books with many numerical questions that you can attempt. Here is the list of Physics Books for JEE Mains 2020, which you can use for the preparation of the examinations.

Name of Book




Problems in General Physics

I. E. Irodov

Concept of Physics

H. C. Verma

Arihant Physics

D. C. Pandey

University Physics

Sears & Zemansky

Advanced Level Physics

Nelson & Parker

Element of Dynamics

S. L. Loney

Fundamentals of Physics

Resnik, Halliday and Walker

All the books that have been mentioned above will help you in one or more topics in preparing for Physics for JEE Mains 2021. You are advised to use these books if you wish to get a good rank or score in JEE Mains 2021.

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Tips and Tricks to Prepare Physics for JEE Mains 2021

Apart from the above-mentioned preparation strategies, you are advised to take further steps which will make your preparation for JEE Mains 2021 easier. A good combination of planning, structuring and discipline will help you prepare in an efficient manner. Check out some tips and tricks to prepare Physics for JEE Mains 2021.

Prepare a TimeTable

After you are familiar with the syllabus of Physics for JEE Mains 2021, it is advisable to prepare a timetable for each chapter and topic. While preparing the timetable, ensure that you have given yourself time to eat, sleep and study. It is advisable to start with the chapters that either carry a lot of weightage in the paper or are difficult to complete. However, once you have prepared a timetable, you should adhere to the timetable that you've designed. Therefore, while preparing, keep in mind your abilities. While it is necessary to push yourself to do more every day, it is also advisable to keep your goals realistic as well.

Make Notes

While preparing for JEE Mains 2021 Physics paper, it will be helpful for you to write down notes for every chapter. These notes will turn out to be helpful during your revision period to revisit the chapter and will help you remember the key points of the different topics. While jotting down notes, make sure you have mentioned the theories and numerical equations relevant to the topic. This will reduce your time in searching for the information later in the future. The notes you write down will define the quality of revision that you will be able to do in the last days of the exam.

Revise, Revise, Revise!

One of the biggest contributors for successful preparation for JEE Mains 2021 is the revision of the subjects and topics at regular intervals. This is a factor that you should keep in mind while drafting the timetable for the preparation of Physics for JEE Mains 2021. Revision of a subject or topic should include revisiting the notes and key elements of the subjects and attempting mock tests and previous year question papers of JEE Mains. Attempting previous year question papers and mock tests will allow you to map out the knowledge you have gained for the subject, understand the type of questions asked and the time it takes for you to answer the questions.

While attempting mock tests and previous year question papers, it is advisable to time yourself. If you are able to train yourself in terms of accuracy and answer the question correctly within the stipulated time period, you will stand a better chance at cracking JEE Mains 2021.

Also Read:Check out the steps You can take to Study Mathematics for JEE Mains 2021

Be Confident and Determined

This is the most important step in your preparation strategy that will come in handy while preparing for JEE Mains 2021. It is highly plausible to feel demotivated or uninterested, however, you should motivate yourself and take routine breaks in order to remove any kind of mental fatigue. The subjects may seem difficult, but proper time utilisation, routine and study material will help you in clearing your basics in the subjects while also helping you crack JEE Mains 2021.

If you wish to know more about JEE Mains 2021 like a detailed exam pattern and paper analysis, Important dates for JEE Mains 2021, application process for JEE Mains or even try mock tests for JEE Mains 2021 papers, you can check out the CollegeDekho page for JEE Mains 2021.

All the best for your preparation of JEE Mains 2021!


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