How to Revise the JEE Syllabus Quickly

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The JEE Main examination has an extensive syllabus with different topics and concepts. Studying them is hard enough. However, when it comes to the final days of preparing for the exam, efficient JEE Main revision of syllabus is critical too. After all, you spend an entire year (or even more) understanding the concepts and practicing the problems. However, your performance depends on how well you can recall the concepts and formulae and apply them to the questions asked. Today, we will talk about some tips and tricks to help JEE Main revision. 

JEE Main Revision


So, you have completed the ‘first lap’ of studying the entire syllabus and solving the problems and are looking to revise. That’s a good place to be. However, before you go back and re-read all that you already have, shouldn’t you test how much you remember and how much you have learned?

Assess your strengths and weaknesses

Take some previous years’ question papers and JEE Main Answer Key and try solving them. You can also enrol with some online test series and take some mock tests. Once you are done, sit with the results and assess your performance. Try to break it down by subject, topics, or even chapters if you like.

Prepare a JEE Main Revision Timetable

Once you have assessed your strengths and weaknesses, you can prepare a timetable to improve on your weak areas and further strengthen your strong areas. Try to maximize the time available to you but do not become over-optimistic. Create a timetable that helps you approach the revision process methodically and avoids any confusion.

Set specific and measurable study goals

When you are preparing for the JEE Main and have the huge syllabus before you, completing the entire syllabus is the only goal in your mind. However, when you are in the revision phase, it’s time to shift gears and focus on quality studying instead of covering all the topics. Remember, JEE Main revision should help you become better at the topics that you have identified as your weak areas.

Eat, Sleep, and Exercise without fail

The exams are just around the corner and the last thing you can think of is eating or sleeping (forget exercising). However, it is essential to remember that your body in one comprehensive unit. If one part of you is not healthy (or happy, then it can affect the other parts (your concentration levels, etc.).

Therefore, it is important to eat healthy and nutritious food, sleep adequately, and go for walks at least twice during the day.

Additional Tips

  • If you have made specific revision notes during your preparation, then this is the time to get them into action. However, if you haven’t, then don’t panic and start creating them now! You will simply waste time.
  • DO NOT try to learn new topics. You have marked your first stage of preparation complete and have entered the revision phase. If you spend time learning a new topic, then you might not have enough time left to revise.

General Guideline for All Three Subjects


Physics

  • Try to go through the basics of all concepts at least once during the revision stage.
  • Revisit formulae and ensure that you remember them along with their application to problems
  • Solve as many problems as you can
  • Don’t forget to solve the previous years’ question papers

Chemistry

  • Cover the basics of Physical Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
  • In Organic Chemistry, reaction mechanisms might need revisions more than once
  • In Inorganic Chemistry, pay special attention to reactions
  • A good trick is to write down the reactions and formulae every time you revise them
  • Don’t forget to solve the previous years’ question papers

Mathematics

If done right, Mathematics can really boost your score in JEE Main.

  • Clearly identify topics that you are good at and the ones that you don’t seem to get your head around easily (wrong answers have negative marking)
  • While revising mathematics, don’t confine yourself to just getting the right answer. Instead, focus on finding the right answer in the quickest possible time.
  • For areas that you are a little weak in, try to figure out ways to make the topics easier (DO NOT SKIP)
  • Don’t forget to solve the previous years’ question papers

Some Final Tips

  • Many students study while lying down in their couches or beds. If you sit straight at a desk or a table and study, your blood circulation is optimal for concentration and memory so make full use of it.
  • The days of burning the candle at both the ends are over. When you are revising the syllabus avoid late nights. Be an early riser and start with the sunrise.
  • While solving the previous year’s question papers don’t finish half the paper, take a lunch break, and then finish the other half. That’s not how you would answer in the exam, right? Create an exam-like environment. Do not listen to music or keep the television on while answering the paper. Attempt it in one sitting without any distractions.
  • Focus on every single obstacle that you surmount and don’t get intimidated by the pressure of the exam.

Summing Up

The revision phase is the time to start bringing together all the efforts that you have put in throughout the year. Without efficient revision, your entire study effort stands the risk of going to waste if you are unable to recollect in the examination everything that you have studied. At times, even failing to recall one formula can stress the student to the extent that he fails to recollect other formulae too. Follow the tips and go through your JEE Main revision with confidence. Good Luck!

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