With less than a month to go before JEE Advanced 2017, students desirous of a seat in one of the IITs are immersed in their studies. They need to because JEE Advanced demands that applicants have in-depth knowledge of concepts and their application. But still it is not just about putting in the hours, but equally about using smart ways to maximize the time left at one’s disposal. For example, while JEE Advanced marks are scored in five subjects, it is the performance in physics, chemistry and mathematics that hold the key. Also, the candidate must not waste time in preparing for topics that are not included in JEE Advanced syllabus. To give you an example, Electronic Devices and Electromagnetic Waves which were part of JEE Main 2017 syllabus are not included in JEE Advanced 2017 syllabus.
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In this article, we share with you JEE Advanced 2017 preparation tips for chemistry, physics and mathematics so that you stay a step ahead of your peers. Also, to ensure you never go off track, the syallbus of each subject is given for ready reference. So here go our tips.
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JEE Advanced 2017 Preparation Tips
Keep company of good books to get good result!
How much harder one tries, if the practice and study material one is following is not up to the mark, there is good chance things may go wrong. For example, if you buy a book that covers all the topics of a specific subject but uses difficult language you might be forced to move at a snail’s pace. Then there are other books which are easy to understand, but contains too many mistakes, enough to sabotage your JEE Advanced 2017 plans.
Now it is incomprehensible to make wholesale changes to the books you are already following. But if there are areas that need some tweaking here & there is no harm in bolstering them with the right book or two.
Here are our pick of books for JEE Advanced 2017 preparation for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics:
NCERT Books Are For All Seasons
If there are couple of topics where you lag conceptually, your first stop for building concepts should be NCERT books, which are generally easy to follow and mostly error free.
Other reasons why NCERT Books are indispensable
Contains illustrations making it fun and easier to understand difficult concepts
There are exercises at the end of every chapter which are designed to edify concepts included in that chapter
Important points that the candidate needs to remember are highlighted for easy reference. So, if the candidate needs to do a quick revision, he/she can simply go through the highlighted points
JEE Advanced 2017 Preparation Tips for Chemistry
Here we bring you a list of suitable books to prepare for JEE Advanced Chemistry. The books are listed in three heads: Organic, Inorganic and Physical.
Physical Chemistry Books
Note of caution: The in-depth nature of the book can be a double-edged sword as revision can be time consuming. So, the student needs to devise a strategy to make revision faster, like underlining important portions.
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
Note: If you are looking for in-depth explanation you will be a little disappointed because many concepts are only briefly dealt with.
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
If the mole concept frightens you, this book is you saviour as it deals with it effectively and in great detail. Other key highlights of the book are:
Note: This book is not designed for concept building and the candidate must refer other books for that. Use the book for improving you numerical problem solving only.
Organic Chemistry Books
O.P. Tandon Organic Chemistry
Note of Caution: There is a complaint among some sections about the lack of a proper question bank.
Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
Note: There are some sections which are meant for PG students. So, candidates mustn’t invest their time in irrelevant details.
Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chuahan
Note: While it could be described as a stand-alone book, candidates may try other books for certain topics like detection of functional groups.
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
Inorganic Chemistry Books
Note: While most topics are covered by the book, the candidate may opt for other books to supplement his/her learning
O P Tandon Inorganic Chemistry
Note: Combined with J.D.Lee, the two can be a lethal combo. If at all there is anything missing, NCERT Inorganic Chemistry should have it covered!
JEE Advanced 2017 Chemistry Syllabus:
General, Gaseous and liquid states, Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Energetics, Chemical equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics, Solid state, Solutions, Surface chemistry, Nuclear chemistry
Isolation/preparation and properties of non‐metals, Preparation and properties of compounds, Transition elements (3d series), Preparation and properties of the following compounds, Ores and minerals, Extractive metallurgy, Principles of qualitative analysis
Concepts, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes, Preparation, properties and reactions of alkenes and alkynes, Reactions of benzene, Phenols, Characteristic reactions of the following (including those mentioned above), Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides, Properties and uses of some important polymers, Practical organic chemistry
JEE Advanced 2017 Preparation Tips for Physics
Physics is considered by many students as the most difficult of the three subjects. So, you need to be extra careful with what you are reading and from what source. Here are a list of physics book for your JEE Advanced 2017 preparation that you can rely on.
Physics Books for JEE Advanced Preparation
Concepts of Physics by H C Verma (Vol-1 and Vol-2)
Note: The concise nature of the book may be a problem if you are looking for detailed explanation. Also, detailed explanation of problems aren’t available.
IIT JEE Physics by Arihant (35 years Chapterwise Solved Papers 2013-1979)
Note: This book shouldn’t be used as the source book to build concepts or even as the sole material to learn how to solve problems.
Fundamentals of Physics by David Halliday/Resnick/Walker
Note: There are some topics like sound waves and wave motion that candidates might want to consult other books as well
Syllabus of JEE Advanced 2017 Physics:
Electricity and Magnetism
JEE Advanced 2017 Preparation Tips for Mathematics
Mathematics is considered to be of intermediate difficulty, easier than physics and harder than chemistry. If you prepare well and from the books listed here, you might score heavily in the subject.
Mathematics Books for JEE Advanced Preparation
Objective Mathematics By R.D. Sharma
Note: Though the book covers the entire syllabus, some sections lack proper depth.
Plane Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry (Two Books) by S.L Loney
Note: The book includes topics that are not required for JEE Advanced. So, the candidate must skip those topics and focus on the relevant ones.
Problems in Calculus Of One Variable by I.A.Maron
Note: There are limited numbers of problems. So the candidate has to depend on other books for practice.
Hall and Knight Higher Algebra
Note: One criticism against the book is it is more suited to subjective exam pattern of qualifying exams than the objective-based JEE Advanced.
Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
Note: There are many unimportant problems included in the book which are not needed for JEE Advanced.
Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal (By Arihant Publications)
The strengths and weaknesses of this book are almost identical to integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal, who is also the writer of this book.
A Text Book of Algebra For JEE Main & Advanced by Dr. SK Goyal (Arihant Publications)
JEE Advanced Syllabus - Mathematics
Don’t burn all your fuel before exam day
A common mistake students make is they prepare so hard in the last few days, forgoing sleep and food, that by the exam day arrives, they are in the worst physical and mental condition. Consequently, at the exam they make one silly mistake after another and tend to panic at the slightest trouble. To avoid such a fate, it is necessary to take proper rest and eat healthy food so that you are in peak health and mental condition on exam day. When you are happy and relaxed, you can see things clearly and handle even the most difficult of situations with a cool head.
So, how do you relax and stay happy during these stressful days?
You can just about do anything that makes you forget about the exam. Like you can play with your pets, go for a light jog in the morning, watch a comedy show, or engage in lively chatter with your mom or sister.
Don’t think too far ahead
There is no doubt with JEE Advanced the stakes are very high: there is an IIT seat to be won or lost. But you don’t achieve your dreams by day dreaming. Instead you have to be in the present, prepare hard, and also rate your progress on a day-to-day basis.
If you race ahead of time, and dream yourself of getting admission into, say, IITB, you are building unnecessary expectation and putting yourself under pressure. A better more effective strategy is to follow the mantra: work hard and results will follow.
Get familiar with JEE Advanced 2017 exam pattern
The exam pattern of JEE Advanced is different from JEE Mains. So, the candidate needs to take this into account when making preparation strategy. The exam pattern includes details like marking scheme, distribution of questions, and type of question which is useful for making preparation plans. The exam pattern of JEE Advanced 2017 isn’t yet released by IIT Madras, which is the exam conducting authority this year. However, here is last year’s exam pattern to give you a fair idea about this year’s pattern as well.
Mode of exam
English or Hindi
Type of Questions
Number of papers
Each paper will of 3 hours duration
Paper 1: 9 a.m to 12 p.m
Some questions have negative marking
Get going with JEE Advanced Sample Papers
Along with studying textbooks and working practice sets, the candidate is also urged to try a couple of JEE Advanced sample papers to get into the exam mode. Doing sample papers will help the candidate work on time management and accuracy. It may be noted that to be succesful in JEE Advanced, it is simply not enough to be fast, but he/she must also be accurate.
Note: Sample papers on their own aren’t enough to build accuracy, but they can build on what the candidate has learnt from the textbook and practice sets.
Don’t let self-doubt creep in
Always believe in your abilities and stay away from naysayers. Believing in oneself also means being positive, which in turn would help you stay relaxed. If you make a few mistakes when doing a problem, don’t get disheartened, but be optimistic that you at least now know where errors are happening. Plug those holes and you may not make that mistake on exam day. As the adage goes: See the glass as half full, not half empty!!
Make it a habit to take notes when studying
The small notes you take when reading a book or when solving a problem are very handy when doing revision. To begin with it is a collection of points that are tailormade for you (after all it is you who have compiled it), Second, the notes will help you simply go through the important points without having to go through huge blocks of text. With exam day getting closer and closer, there may be many sections that you could do without having to spend so much of time and energy.
Follow these JEE Advanced Preparation tips for physics, chemistry and mathematics and you might hit the jackpot!
Best of Luck.
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