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How to study for IIT JEE

The IIT JEE is difficult if you donít study for it but if you study for it, it then becomes slightly less difficult for you. In this section we arr going to tell you that how you should study for IIT JEE. For some more information, you can also visit the next 4 sections.

Studying for IIT JEE Can be divided into 5 Parts

1. When to begin your IIT JEE Preparation
2. Planning your course
3. When to study
4. Where to study
5. How to Study

1. When to begin your IIT JEE Preparation

The most important thing is when to begin your preparation for IIT JEE. Class XI ? Class XII ? After passing out Class XII ? - these are some of the options which start to revolve in the students minds. We at IIT JEE Guidance consider the ideal time for starting your IIT JEE preparations after getting your Class X Board examinations results, because that is the time when you finally start thinking of your career and also decide upon your stream in Class XI.

Although that is the time to start your IIT JEE preparation, but you have to start building up your base right from Class IX. There is a lot of difference between Class X and Class XI in syllabus, course patterns, etc. And many of the students are not able to cope up with this sudden change. We at IIT JEE Guidance suggest you that once you reach Class IX, you should start studying beyond your school books and course books in Physics, Chemistry and Maths. As most of the topics in Class XI and Class XII are basically more detailed versions of the topics you study in Class IX or Class X, so when the topics are being covered in your school or tuition, you can come home and read the topic in a more detailed way from the Class XI or Class XII books.

If a student is able to do the above, he feels a lesser change from Class X to Class XI and Class XI and Class XII begin to look a bit easy for him. Once Class XI and Class XII become to look a bit easy, the student can read the topics of Class XI and Class XII from books of higher level. Higher level here means introductory college level. By reading these higher level books, the student ultimately starts to prepare for the IIT JEE.

2. Planning your course

The next important thing is to plan your course. However, as it is also important to co-ordinate IIT JEE with your school syllabus and your studying for the Class XII board examinations, So, we suggest that you follow this studying pattern if you are starting your preparations after getting your Class X board examination results.

As you get your Class X board examination results in end of May/Early June, so now in the 1st year

PHYSICS - General Physics
CHEMISTRY - Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Stoichiometry, Gaseous State, Liquid State, Redox Reactions
MATHEMATICS - Trigonometry

PHYSICS - Mechanics - Vectors, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Center of Mass, Linear Momentum, Forces
CHEMISTRY - Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Ionic Equilibrium, Thermochemistry
MATHEMATICS - Co-Ordinate Geometry

PHYSICS - Mechanics - Work-Energy-Power, Gravitation, SHM, Rotational Dynamics, Properties of Matter, Fluids

PHYSICS - Thermal Physics
CHEMISTRY - Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Benzene
MATHEMATICS - Algebra (cont)

2nd Year

PHYSICS - Electrostatics, Electricity
CHEMISTRY - Functional Groups
MATHEMATICS - Differential Calculus

PHYSICS - Magnetism, Elecromagnetism
CHEMISTRY - Electrochemistry, Solid State, Solutions, Surface Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry
MATHEMATICS - Integral Calculus

PHYSICS - Optics, Modern Physics
CHEMISTRY - Inorganic Chemistry

3. When to Study

The next important thing is when to study - In this case it has been found out that many students, no matter what so ever exam it may be, they generally tend to destroy their sleep and study at night from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. However, this is bad as the student after doing all his activities in the day, feels tired at night and during studying at night, he is unable to concentrate. We at IIT JEE Guidance, suggest that during holidays, study during the day time and on school days, study in the evening but not at night.

Also sleep for atleast 7 - 8 hours in the night so that you wake up fresh. You can sleep from 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. (8 hours) irrespective of whether the day is a school day or a holiday. Wake up by 6 A.M. latest so that you can exercise a little. Also go out for a walk to turn a bit fresh. Do make exercising and going for a morning walk a habit everyday in the morning. Exercising coupled with a 10 minute walk is a must for students. All this is important for students to build concentration. After doing all this, do not forget to take a small 10 minute bath in the morning so as to turn totally fresh. Then study from 6:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M, During the day, always study, no matter what you study from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. taking a short 10 minute break every hour or so and recall important points when you sit after that. We at IIT JEE Guidance have suggested you the time of 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. as most of the exams happen during this time and you can reserve your best for this time.

About school days, as you generally return home by 3 P.M., so take a short 1 minute bath, after returning so that you turn totally fresh before you take lunch. After luch, take a short rest before you start studying at 4 P.M. Also go out to play in the evenings for 1 hour, this playing thing in the evenings will make you stay fresh and healthy. Avoid being a total Bookworm, be a bookworm, but not too much.

4. Where to Study

The next important thing is where to study - Generally students are unable to concentrate. The reason is that they donít tend to sit in a quiet room, we at IIT JEE Guidance suggest that you should find a very quiet room in your house, take all your books and notebooks into that room and put a notice board of KEEP QUIET or something like that on the door of that room. Also put a NOTICE BOARD inside that room. Incase such a room is unavailable, then sit in the room with least disturbance in your home and study there.

5. How to Study

The next important thing is how to study - For studying the most important thing you need is concentration. Do concentrate on what you are studying and don't forget to write down the important points while you are studying. Revise them afterwards when you wake up from your studies. Also solve a lot of numerical problems as it gives you a lot of practice. Also donít forget to look at our sample papers.

We at IIT JEE Guidance have found out that a lot os students have problems on concentration. Lack of concentration is almost a very common problem amongst students nowadays. For building concentration, the most important thing is that you should follow everything which we gave you under the topic "When to Study". If you are able to follow it, you will be able to develop high levels of concentration. The problem of concentration generally arises as students nowadays do not follow the things which we at IIT JEE Guidance gave under that topic.

Concentration is important for studying as it helps in increasing the efficiency of your study. Studying for 1 hour with full concentration is like studying for 4 hours without concentration. Concentration can help you build a 99% efficiency in your studying. If you are able to study with full concentration, you will never forget what you studied. It can also make studying fun and enjoyable. By doing all this, we at IIT JEE Guidance believe that the student will actually enjoy studying.