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
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
JUNE - JULY PHYSICS - General Physics
CHEMISTRY - Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Stoichiometry,
Gaseous State, Liquid State, Redox Reactions
MATHEMATICS - Trigonometry
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER PHYSICS - Mechanics - Vectors, Kinematics, Laws of Motion,
Center of Mass, Linear Momentum, Forces
CHEMISTRY - Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Ionic
MATHEMATICS - Co-Ordinate Geometry
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER PHYSICS - Mechanics - Work-Energy-Power, Gravitation, SHM,
Rotational Dynamics, Properties of Matter, Fluids
CHEMISTRY - GOC
MATHEMATICS - Algebra
DECEMBER - JANUARY PHYSICS - Thermal Physics
CHEMISTRY - Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, Benzene
MATHEMATICS - Algebra (cont)
MARCH - MAY PHYSICS - Electrostatics, Electricity
CHEMISTRY - Functional Groups
MATHEMATICS - Differential Calculus
JUNE - JULY PHYSICS - Magnetism, Elecromagnetism
CHEMISTRY - Electrochemistry, Solid State, Solutions, Surface
Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry
MATHEMATICS - Integral Calculus
AUGUST - OCTOBER PHYSICS - Optics, Modern Physics
CHEMISTRY - Inorganic Chemistry
MATHEMATICS - Vectors
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.