Preparing for JEE Main 2019? Top 7 Tips and Tricks to Ace the Exam

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As already true to one’s knowledge, the Joint Entrance Examination is one of the most competent engineering entrances and hence is a tough nut to crack. As a result, aspirants get stressed out and quite anxious during the days of preparation. As top scores can get you to choose your favourite branch of engineering, it requires a lot of hard work and a smartly crafted strategy to ace the exam.

All aspirants of JEE Main 2019 must ensure that they are well aware of every minute details concerning the exam. It is of utmost importance that a thorough knowledge and understanding of the syllabus and the pattern should be inked in the student's mind. Apart from that, you must plan your preparation and strategies well. And, to help you with the same, we have mentioned the top tricks for your JEE Main 2019 preparation.

Choose the right set of Books 

Experts have observed that even after being well-versed with the entire NCERT texts, students would require more advanced books to grasp the higher tactics required to ace the exam. However, it is a very well-known fact that NCERT books are the best when it comes to concept building. It is advisable that one should build a solid foundation which would help them understand the concepts and ideas in a better way and then switch to more advanced books like Bruice Yurkanis and I.A. Maron. Here's a list of books that you may refer after completing the NCERT books.  




Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov 

Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick& Walker 

Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma 


Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis 

Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd 

Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur 


Trigonometry by S. L. Loney 

Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight 

Maths XI & XII by NCERT 

Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney 

Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron 



Study with the right syllabus and the weightage of various topics

As already known, aspirants have to cover a vast syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, therefore, it is very crucial that the right amount of focus could be given on each subject with their weightage in mind. Interestingly, the syllabus of JEE includes many advanced topics and is quite different from those prescribed for general board exams. A smart decision would be to prepare the topics by the amount of weightage they carry in each subject. This would help in saving a considerable amount of time and energy. 

Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Physics 

Topic Weightage 

Mechanics, Electricity & magnetism 


Basics of Vectors, Units & Dimensions 


Newton’s law of motion & Kinematics 




Nuclear Physics 


Modern Physics 


Semi-Conductors & Electronics Devices 





Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Chemistry 

Topic Weightage 

Physical Chemistry 


Inorganic Chemistry 

30 % 

Organic Chemistry 

35 % 


Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Mathematics 

Topic Weightage 



Probability and Statistics 


Derivatives, Limits, and Continuity 


Parabola & trigonometric ratios 


3-D Geometry 


Theory of Equations 


Vector Algebra 


Complex Numbers 


Sequence and Series 


Matrices and Determinants 


Start preparing beforehand 

As the proverb goes "An early bird catches the worm", it stands very true while preparing this exam as well. Nothing matches timely preparedness as one who starts brushing up all their comprehensive skills from class 12th gets an edge over other candidates. Students also get an ample amount of time to increase their speed in order to make it on the top list.  

Prepare via online apps and videos

With online coaching gaining importance today, most rely on it because of its benefits. At your convenience, you can stream whatever question paper, tutorial, mock test you wish to at your preferred device during any time of the day. Some of the most trusted apps that have led aspirants to the path of success include AskIITians, IIT JEE Mains and JEE Advanced 2018 App by Edurev, HashLearn, PrepLane, Rise Test Series and others such.

Solve previous years question papers 

It's quite unlikely that the same question will be repeated in the Mains exam but it is recommended that you solve previous years in order to test your ability and speed. Solving those papers would not only inform you about the distribution of questions, type of questions asked, marking scheme, and difficulty level but also give a rough idea on how the topics are dealt with and their specific trends. It will undoubtedly boost your confidence that can help you get rid of the anxiety during the exam day.   

Appear for mock tests 

As there are no restrictions put by CBSE on who takes the online JEE Main mock test, it can be very helpful for students who opt online mode as it makes them familiar to the various functionalities of the exam. Taking the mock test can give you first-hand experience and you will also learn how to navigate between different sections, answer a question, and differentiate a question by looking at its status (answered, unanswered, or marked for review). The least it can do is to help you get over jitters, if any, regarding the online JEE Mains exam.