How to prepare for JEE Advanced without coaching - A Complete guide

# Jun 03, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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How to prepare for JEE Advanced without coaching - A Complete guide

Preparing for JEE Advanced without coaching has always been a thought for students and some of them successfully manage to clear it as well. But after the Covid-19 Pandemic hit the entire world, preparation of entrance examinations like JEE Advanced without coaching became a top priority for students. JEE Advanced is the criteria to get admission in the well-known Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Now most probably you've cleared the JEE mains, and looking forward to the clear Advanced examination in order to get your clear ticket to the most prestigious technical institute of India that are the IIT's, but one question that always comes to the mind of an aspirant is what's the difference between the test I have already given and the one I am giving now, clearly one thing you can get to your mind is the difficulty, but in what ways, so, the mains questions are based on the fact of directly applying the formulae to the get the answer, but what they check in the paper of Advanced is your familiarity with the application of the formulae and how you're going to apply them when encountered with an problem.

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Here in this Article, you will get to know all you need to know about JEE Advanced Preparation by yourself without attending any Coaching. Although to crack JEE Advanced without coaching will surely require sincere effort and dedication from the student.

Steps you need to follow for your JEE Advanced preparations without coaching are as follows:

Gather all relevant information about JEE Advanced : This is the first and foremost important step for your preparation. Gather all relevant information regarding JEE Advanced like Latest exam pattern, Syllabus, relevant topics, Books, Exam Timeline and more.

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern  is important to read for every student who wishes to appear for it. The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern  gives a clear idea to the student about the type of questions, exam duration exam language and various other important details about the examination.

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern  also helps in the planning of preparation for the examination and successfully clearing the same.

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern  details is as follows:

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

3 hours (For Paper 1 and Paper 2)

4 hours for PwD candidates

Subjects

Paper 1:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Paper 2:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

 

Number of Papers

Paper 1 & Paper 2: Both are Compulsory

Type of question

MCQ’s, Numerical and Multiple Answer Question

Language of Paper

English and Hindi

 

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern:  Marking Scheme: Paper 1

Section

Question Type

Number of Questions

Marking Scheme

Full Marks

Partial Marks

Negative Marks

Maximum Marks

1

Single Correct Option

6

+3

(only the correct answer is selected)

 

 

-1 - in all other cases

18 marks

2

One or more options is correct

6

+4

(Only the correct options are selected)

 

+3

If all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen

 

 

+2 - If three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of which are correct options.

 

 

+1 - If two or more options are correct but only one option is chosen and it is a correct option.

-2 – In all other Cases

24 marks

3

Numerical Value Answer

6

+4 - Only the correct answer is entered

 

 

24

 

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern  Marking Scheme: Paper 2:

Section

Question Type

Number of Questions

Marking Scheme

Full Marks

Partial Marks

Negative Marks

Maximum Marks

1

One or more options is correct

6

+4

(Only the correct options are selected)

 

+3

If all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen

 

 

+2 - If three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of which are correct options.

 

 

+1 - If two or more options are correct but only one option is chosen and it is a correct option.

-2 - In all other Cases

24 marks

2

Numerical Value Answer

6

+4 - Only the correct answer is entered

 

 

 

24

3

Single digit integer answer

(0-9)

 

6

+3

If only the correct integer is entered

 

 

-1 - in all other cases

18

 

 

Keep Knowledge of all Important Topics for JEE Advanced Preparation: Here below there are Important Topics listed for JEE Advanced Preparation in each of the 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively:

Physics :

JEE Advanced chapter

JEE Advanced syllabus weightage (no. Of Questions

Marks

JEE Advanced chapter wise weightage

Mechanics

6

22

17.24%

Unit & Dimension

1

4

3.23%

Kinematics

1

3

2.42%

Word Power & Energy

2

7

5.65%

Center of Mass

1

4

3.23%

Rotational Dynamic

1

4

3.23%

Heat & thermodynamics

7

23

18.55%

Calorimetry

2

6

4.84%

KTG & thermodynamics

4

14

11.29%

Elasticity & Thermal Expansion

1

3

2.42%

Mechanical Wave

3

9

7.26%

Wave on string

2

6

4.84%

Sound

1

3

2.42%

Fluid Mechanics

1

4

3.23%

Geometrical optics

4

14

11.29%

Electrostatics

3

11

8.87%

Gravitation

1

3

2.42%

Current Electricity

1

4

3.23%

Capacitor

2

7

5.65%

Electro magnetic induction

2

7

5.65%

Modern Physics

4

13

10.48%

Wave optics

1

4

3.23%

Error in measurements & instruments

1

3

2.42%

Total

36

124

100.00 %

 

Mathematics :

JEE Advanced Chapter

JEE Advanced syllabus weightage (No. of questions)

Marks

JEE Advanced Chapter Weightage

Algebra

6

19

15.32%

Quadratic Equation

0

0

0.00%

Sequence & Series

2

7

5.65%

Permutation & combination

1

3

2.42%

Complex Number

2

6

4.84%

Binomial Theorem

1

3

2.42%

Logarithm

0

0

0.00%

Trigonometry

5

17

13.71%

Trigonometric Ratio Identities

1

4

3.23%

Trigonometric Equation

2

6

4.84%

Inverse Trigonometric Function

1

3

2.42%

Solution of Triangles

1

4

3.23%

Calculus

6

21

16.94%

Function

0

0

0.00 %

Limit, continuity & Differentiability

1

4

3.23%

Method of Differentiation

0

0

0.00 %

Indefinite Integration

0

0

0.00 %

Definite Integration

3

10

8.06%

Differential equation

1

4

3.23%

Area under curve

1

3

2.42%

Application of Derivatives

3

12

9.68%

Tangent & Normal

0

0

0.00 %

Monotonicity

0

0

0.00 %

Maxima & Minima

3

12

9.68%

Coordinate Geometry

5

16

12.90%

Straight Line

0

0

0.00 %

Circle

4

12

9.68%

Parabola

0

0

0.00 %

Ellipse

1

4

3.23%

Hyperbola

0

0

0.00 %

Vector & 3D

4

14

11.29%

Vector

2

7

5.65%

3D

5

7

5.65%

Matrices & Determinants

4

15

12.10%

Probability

3

10

8.06%

Total

36

124

100.00%

 

Chemistry

For Inorganic Chemistry :

JEE Advanced chapter

JEE Advanced syllabus weightage (no. Of Questions

Marks

JEE Advanced chapter wise weightage

Periodic table & chemical bonding

2

7

5.65%

Coordination Chemistry

1

3

2.42%

Metallurgy

2

7

5.65%

Salt Analysis

2

7

5.65%

S,P,D – Block & Hydrogen & it's compound

5

18

14.52%

 

For Organic Chemistry :

JEE Advanced chapter

JEE Advanced syllabus weightage (no. Of Questions

Marks

JEE Advanced chapter wise weightage

General Organic Chemistry

1

3

2.42%

Isomerism

1

3

2.42%

Hydrocarbon

2

7

5.65%

Carbonyl Compounds

2

6

4.84%

Aromatic Hydrocarbon

2

7

5.65%

Biomolecules

1

4

3.23%

Polymer & practical Organic chemistry

1

4

3.23%

Mixed (Carbonyl,  compounds & aromatic Hydrocarbon)

1

4

3.23%

Mixed (Aromatic Hydrocarbon, carboxylic acid & their derivatives & amines, alcohol & either, halogen derivative)

1

4

3.23%

 

For Physical chemistry

JEE Advanced chapter

JEE Advanced syllabus weightage (no. Of Questions

Marks

JEE Advanced chapter wise weightage

Mole Concept & reaction Stoichiometry

1

3

2.42%

Gaseous State

1

4

3.23%

Atomatic Structure

3

10

8.06%

Chemical Equilibrium

1

3

2.42%

Thermo Chemistry

1

4

3.23%

Chemical Kinetics  & Radioactivity

3

10

8.06%

Surface Chemistry & electrochemistry

1

3

2.42%

Liquid Solution

1

3

2.42%

Total

36

124

100.00 %

 

*Please Note: The above estimation of number of questions is based upon the number of questions asked from each Topic in JEE Advanced 2020.

Get the best Books and Study Material: Having the right set of Books and preparation material is one of the most important requirements for cracking any entrance exam like JEE Advanced which has such high competition. Not to forget, NCERT still remains the priority in terms of following a study material. More than 50 per cent of questions in JEE Main are asked from NCERT. To understand the concepts, NCERT is the best choice. Hence, study NCERTs completely and then go for several reference books to strengthen your understanding of the given topic.

 

Books play an important role if you want to qualify JEE Advanced with a good score. And since you would be preparing for the exam without any coaching classes, choosing the right set of books becomes vital. Speak to seniors and candidates who have cracked JEE Advanced previously, about the best books for JEE Advanced . Go for books which are a good blend of theory, solved examples and questions.

 

Here are some of the important books that you can refer for JEE Advanced preparation at your Home and School for all the 3 sections- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Best Books for Physics :

Book Name

Link

NCERT Physics for Class XI & XII

NCERT Physics Textbook for Class 12 - Part 1 & 2 - 12089 & 12090 (Set of 2 books)

 

Understanding physics by Freedman and Young

University Physics with Modern Physics | Fourteenth Edition | By Pearson+Understanding Physics for JEE Main and Advanced Mechanics Part 1 2021(Set of 2 books)

Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Science For Everyone: Aptitude Test Problem In Physics

Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma (Highly Recommended)

 

Concept of Physics Part-1 & 2 (2020-2021 Session)

IIT Physics by D.C. Pandey

 

PHYSICS TEXT BOOKS FOR JEE MAIN & ADVANCED BY DC PANDEY EDITION 2021 SET OF 5 BOOKS

Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

 

Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov's - Vol. II

 

Problems In General Physics By IE Irodov s Vol-I Arihant with free General Knowledge Genius

 

Best Books for Chemistry

Book Name

Link

NCERT Chemistry for Class XI & XII

NCERT Chemistry Class 11 & 12 [Paperback]

Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee

Modern Approach to Chemical calculations by r c mukherjee

Organic Chemistry – M. S. Chauhan

 

Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry for NEET - 8/e, 2021-22 Session

 

Organic Chemistry – Morrison and Boyd

Organic Chemistry | Seventh Edition | By Pearson

Organic Chemistry – Peter Sykes

 

A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry for the JEE

Physical Chemistry – O. P. Tandon

 

Physical chemistry by OP tandon

 

Best Books for Mathematics

Book Name

Link

Objective Mathematics for JEE Main & Advanced and Other Engineering Entrance Examinations by R.D. Sharma

 

R.D. Sharma Objective Mathematics Book Vol-1 & 2 + Solution

Algebra: – Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

 

HIGHER ALGEBRA

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

 

Problems in Calculus of One Variable

Trigonometry & Geometry: – Plane Trigonometry Part 1 by S.L. Loney

 

Plane Trigonometry by S.L. Loney

 

“I can say that most of the preparation time was spent for JEE-Advanced and I just studied NCERT and solved archive papers a week before JEE Mains for its preparation” mentioned by Chirag Falor - AIR I

 

  • Mock Tests: Giving the Right Mock Tests at the Right Time and in the Right amount is the key to success during JEE Advanced Preparation. It’s always good to analyse your Preparation regularly and know your stand among competition at regular intervals as this is a Competitive examination and the best way to do the same is to check your performance in popular mock tests that are available online.

 

This is one of the major reasons why students join coaching institutes. Here are some of the major Mock Tests available online which have been referred by some past year toppers and have delivered good results recently.

NTA mock test

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Aakash  

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Allen

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Fiitjee

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Resonance  

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Vedantu

JEE Advanced Mock Test Series by Gradeup  

 

  • Solve Past year Papers: This is a very useful strategy for candidates preparing for JEE Advanced without coaching. Solving Previous Year’s JEE Advanced paper will provide the candidates with an idea about the pattern of questions asked in the examination and also help them improve their time-management skills.

 

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 2 along with Answer Key

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 1 along with Answer Key

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper 2 Hindi

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper 2 English

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper 1 Hindi

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper 1 English

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 2

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 1

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper 2 along with Answer Key

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper 1 along with Answer Key

 

Download all JEE Advanced Past Year Papers from here

“I think solving chapter-wise timed mock papers once someone has done a bulk of chapters per subject, say 3-5 in each subject, helps a lot in understanding the topics. Also, one must have a look at past JEE Advanced questions for the corresponding chapter.” mentioned by Vaibhav Raj – AIR 3

“I solved mock tests about twice a month in class 11. The frequency of mock tests was increased to about twice a week when only a month was left for the exams. I feel that solving many practice papers when the exams are close helps in practicing time management, a very important skill to develop.” Mentioned by Muhender Raj – AIR 4

 

  • Make Proper Schedule and Time Table: In order to make your way easier to get to goal to acquire all knowledge required of PCM, there is a thing called time table which you often find hard to follow or the poet inside of you ask you to set yourself free, but believe me time table is a loyal thing which can give you a clear instinct of what you have to do, plus keeping all your knowledge of PCM aside, revising what you know is a great strategy to make yourself fly like a kite on the examination day.

 

  • Have an effective revision strategy: When you feel like you are gaining skills but how are they going to affect your performance or feel underconfident about yourself in the paper, try doing mock tests. And second, the important thing is revision , you should focus on practicing the things you already, both these things will help in building that powerful pillar of confidence that you require on the final day. Proper Revision before the examination is a must to seal your seat.

 

  • Take out time for self and relaxation: let me get one thing sure, you're giving this exam cause you want to be a part of India's best place for exciting innovation, so don't spending licking pages of Pradeep, make the process exciting, result will be exciting!

Here are some of the Videos that you can watch for making Preparation Strategy:

https://youtu.be/3DMCwc-nmIw

https://youtu.be/Iaeo9wRLBQ4

https://youtu.be/z4jqj9AGlK4

https://youtu.be/2RGjXNzsWWU

https://youtu.be/N7giSdSHsL4

*Please Note: Although in the above article we have tried our best in including everything regarding JEE Advanced Preparation without Coaching. Still, if you find anything above that might not be true or if there is something that is missing and should have been included etc. Please share your suggestions at [email protected] so that we can include all the important things and it helps every JEE Advanced aspirant of our country.

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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.