When it comes to preparation of the IIT JEE examination in India, a lot of factors come into play in the attempt to make it through. One of the most important things to do is to not only focus on working hard but also on working smart. The weightage for different topics, the important chapters from both XI and XII classes, and the right way to divide your time for each class are some of the things you need to keep in mind while preparing for the exams. Since the Class XI syllabus for IIT JEE has a bit more weightage in the JEE exams, it is imperative that you focus on it more.
Syllabus for IIT JEE – Topics Weightages
Are all the topics equally important? Does the pattern remain the same in every year’s exam? How to
identify the chapters that require maximum attention?
The first step you need to take is to divide the topics or chapters in four different categories.
- High Weightage; Less Effort
- High Weightage; High Effort
- Less Weightage; Less Effort
- Less Weightage; High Effort
Once you bifurcate the chapters and topics this way, it will be easier for you to manage your time. The key here is to focus on the first two groups and then on the third category. If you run out of time, you can avoid the chapters and topics that fall under the last category. Be smart and utilise that time for other topics so that you can be thorough.
Such an approach is even more effective when you are in class 12 and need to revise the previous year’s topics. This will help you juggle both the classes with ease and score well in the JEE exams. We believe that the first two categories are the most important to improve your score and hence will be giving you a detailed view on this.
High Weightage; Less Effort
The topics covered in this category are like golden tickets as they are easy to prepare and have a big share in the weightage of the exam. Ideally, you should start with these chapters so that you begin your journey to IIT with the right momentum. This way, you will find that you have covered a major portion of your syllabus, with little effort. The following are the topics that fall under this category:
- Physics – Fluid Dynamics, Units and Dimension and Surface Tension
- Chemistry – Chemical Bonding, Atomic Structure and Hydrocarbons
- Maths – Set Theory and Relations, Mathematical Reasoning and Statistics
Once you are done with these chapters, you can go to the next set of tough topics. However, make sure
you revise these chapters once again during the last two weeks before the exam.
High Weightage; High Effort
The topics covered in this category are extremely important, however, they also require a lot of effort
for maximum retention and understanding. As they are vital parts of the syllabus, you should study
these topics well in advance, while also taking care to carve out time before the exams to revise them. The following are some of the topics that fall under this category:
- Physics – Rotational Motion, Experimental Physics and Instruments, Center of Mass and Conversation of Momentum
- Chemistry – Mole Concept, Thermodynamics, General Organic State and Gaseous State
- Mathematics – Circle, Parabola, Permutation & Combination and Sequence & Series
You should complete these chapters at least two months before the JEE Mains exam so that you have
enough time to revise them.
Are there different approaches to use when preparing in class XI and class XII for these chapters?
Yes, definitely. When in class XI, these topics and chapters cover 90% of your syllabus for IIT JEE syllabus till then, whereas, when you are in class XII, these topics cover only half of your JEE syllabus. In class XII, you have a lot more to study and you may not get that much time to focus on the topics taught in the previous year. This is exactly why it is preferable to start the JEE preparations at least in class XI
, if not earlier. You have to have an in-depth knowledge about all the concepts of class XI before you enter class XII so that the journey is smooth. Also, you need to try and concentrate on almost all the topics of class XI when in the same class and not skip one or two topics. The option of skipping a few topics should only come in the picture when you are in class XII and there is a lot to juggle. Now that you know the methods and the tricks to completing the important topics from class XI, it should be easy for you to prepare well so that you can score top marks in the coming IIT JEE exams! You can click here
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