How to Prepare for JEE Main 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 08 Feb, 2019 16:46 IST

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How to Prepare for JEE Main 2019

Preparing for a national level examination can be a tough task involving a lot of time and hard work from the candidates’ end. The test takers of JEE Main 2019 must plan their preparation as this is an examination that needs a planned schedule so that all the sections of the examination are covered well. The exam dates for JEE Main 2019 are out, alarming candidates to start the preparation. Since the competition level of the examination is high, aspirants leave no stone unturned to give their best shot on the exam day. Many JEE Main aspirants start preparing for the examination right after taking admission in the 11th standard. For those who have not yet started with the preparation, it's high time for them that they start studying the subject matters if they want to score good marks and take admission in top engineering institutions of the nation.

When it comes to preparing for JEE Main, NCERT standard books are considered the Best Books for JEE Main 2019. NCERT books not only contains the right amount of information but they are also easy to comprehend. Making notes of the important topics are also considered to be a good practice for the preparation of JEE Main 2019. The examination is regarded to be a tough and tricky one but not an impossible test to conquer. All that test takers need to do is to go through the JEE Main 2019 Syllabus thoroughly and mark important sections as per their calibre and concepts. To frame these sections systematically and study them accordingly candidates can refer to the tips and tricks underlined below.

Subject-Wise Preparation Plan for JEE Main 2019


  • Candidates must answer the maximum number of questions of this section in 50 minutes and must keep 10 minutes to revise the sections they have answered and the sections they skipped.

  • Try answering the ones you know first and then the tricky ones so that maximum number of questions are well attempted.

  • Physics is a subject that is all about the concepts and once you are clear on all Physics concepts then the theoretical part of it will automatically become easy and smooth.

  • Preferably read NCERT books for understanding the topics well. Apart from NCERT books, there are other books as well with good explanation and examples that can be referred.

  • One of the major section that must be covered in Physics is Mechanics. Maximum number of questions in Physics area of JEE Main is wrapped with Mechanics, so if you study this topic well then there are chances that you may cover the maximum number of questions.

  • Other important topics to be covered first includes Electricity, Optics, Magnetism, Laws of Motion, Thermodynamics and Physics and Measurements.

  • There will be two parts in Physics Part A and Part B in a ratio of 80:20 in terms of the number of questions. Part A is the Theoretical part and Part B constitutes the Practical Components of Physics.

  • Solving Previous Years’ Question Papers will help in understanding the type of questions that have come in the past years. It is also considered to be a good practice for a better preparation.


  • Total time to solve maximum questions of this portion of JEE Main 2019 paper should not be more than 60 minutes.

  • There are a total of three sections in Chemistry paper. Section A comprises of Physical Chemistry, Section B includes Inorganic Chemistry and Section C constitutes Organic Chemistry.

  • Candidates must devote 20 minutes for each sub-section attempting the maximum number of questions.

  • Refer the JEE Main 2019 Syllabus for details of each section and prepare notes and pointers for these sections. These pointers and notes will help you go through the portion easily and smoothly covering a larger area of the syllabus.

  • It is very important for you to understand the difference between the three sub-section of Chemistry and have a clear concept for all. For this, you can seek help from your seniors and teachers or read good books and study materials from renowned authors.

  • Some important topics that must be covered first in Section A include Molecular Structure & Chemical Bonding, The States of Matter, Surface Chemistry and Equilibrium. For Section B topics like Process of Isolation of Metals & General Principles, Coordination Compounds, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties and Environmental Chemistry are important. As far as Section C is concerned, topics like Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds, Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry and Principles Related to Experimental (practical) Chemistry, must not be left behind while studying this portion of Chemistry.

  • It is important for you to remember all the important pointers and the periodic table so that you may not make any mistake will calculating the chemical compounds. Regular practice sessions can help you do so with an ease.


  • Take 60 minutes to solve the questions of this section. Experts recommend to complete the section with 50 minutes and keep 10 minutes for crosschecking the entered answer and trying to solve the unsolved ones.

  • Mathematics is all about calculation, formulas and equations. If you get these right you will master the subject easily.

  • Only with clear concept and regular practice you can conquer this section. Practice as much as you can and try to solve questions from previous years’ question papers, so that you may understand the pattern of mathematical questions.

  • Try solving the questions with timers or stop watch on so that you may keep a track of the time taken to solve a question and in a way improve your speed for the same.

  • Few important topics of this section includes Quadratic Equations & Complex Numbers, Series & Sequences, Continuity & Differentiability, Limit, Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry and Probability & Statistics. These topics can be conquered once you have understood the basic concept and equations considering the underlining formulas.

  • Master one topic at a time, this will help you to cover the major and complex portions in a better way and make a strong hold on the topic as a whole.

  • Keep a time slot for revision at the end of the day so that whatever you have studied can be revised well. This will help you to memorize the things you have studied.

General Tips & Tricks to Crack JEE Main 2019

The following plans can help you in the preparation of JEE Main 2019:

  • Candidates should give equal importance to all subjects, prepare a timetable and follow it religiously.
  • Taking a break of at least 5 to 10 minutes after every one or two hours of regular study is essential. When you take a break, stay completely relaxed. Overnight studies are not recommended and you should sleep for at least 5 to 6 hours at night.
  • At present, there are many preparation books available in the market for JEE Main but candidates must choose wisely the books for their preparation. It is advisable to avoid the study material, which has repetitive questions on the basis of the same concept.
  • Apart from practice books available in the market, candidates should not ignore NCERT books as they are enough to solve at least the conceptual problems in the entrance examination. NCERT books of Physics and Chemistry will give you the essential basic concepts.
  • Candidates should focus on resolving problems on their own. They should not seek solutions without trying the questions. They should start with conventional ways of solving, while gradually improving. In short, candidates should be able to create their own shortcuts and ways to solve the problem.
  • In addition to the books, candidates should pay attention to JEE Main's last year's question paper. This will help them manage their time in the examination. By solving these papers, candidates will get an idea of examination pattern, the total number of questions, time duration and weightage of questions.
  • JEE Main exam is not difficult, but tricky. Due to the lack of planning on how to write the exam, many candidates fail to score in JEE Main. Once all the subjects are covered, candidates should target doing at least one mock examination per week.
  • Speed and accuracy are important aspects, they will come with the comprehensive practice of mock papers. On the day of the exam, candidates should spend the first 15 minutes of the examination on reading the instructions of the question paper.
  • Candidates should not ignore their health while preparing for the exam. They should do some meditation and yoga, it will help them develop inner strength, peace, confidence, and concentration power.
  • Candidates preparing for the exam should not stress themselves. It is necessary to sleep for 5 to 6 hours each night, especially 3 to 4 days before the exam. Aspirants may take short naps as they help maintain freshness, but they must avoid oversleeping during the day.

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