What should be the preparation strategy for JEE Main from Jan to April?

JEE Main 2018 is scheduled on April 8, 2018 for offline exam and April 15 & 16, 2018 for online exam, and there are less than four months remaining for the preparation. So, students have to make a strategic plan for exam preparation which helps them to achieve a better outcome. Students have to plan in such a way that they will be able to cover the entire syllabus. In this article your will get detailed preparation strategy for remaining time frame.

Questions in the JEE exam will be asked from the subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The examination will be held in English and Hindi language. Students can utilize the remaining days for quick revision and take lots of mock tests.

Preparation Strategy

While preparing, students can take help from the subject experts to eliminate their doubts regarding any topic. If students fail to clear the exam then they have to bear the loss of the entire year. Students can plan three phases of 30 days each that will cover the whole syllabus.

Preparation Plan for JEE: Month-wise


The first 30 days are very crucial and must be used for revision. After checking the syllabus and identifying the important chapter, students must plan subject-wise revision with the help of subject experts. This revision ensures a better understanding of the concepts which requires better time management skills.


Students should plan for preparation in such a way that they get efficient time for taking mock tests on lines of JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). Students should analyze paper in such a way that they should check the mistakes and avoid repeating them in actual. For topic-wise revision, students are advised to join a crash course.


Students should use days between consecutive board exams for preparation of both board exams and entrance exams. They should make a systematic revision plan which involves testing concept-wise and chapter-wise along with several mock tests from reliable resources as per current pattern of JEE.

Preparation Plan for JEE: Week Wise

Before start preparing for the examination, it is very important for the students to make a daily schedule. Following is the every month week-wise study plan:

January week-wise Study Plan

Weeks Subjects Topics
1st week Physics  Units & Dimension
Chemistry Solid States & Atomic Structure
Mathematics Binomial Theorem
2nd week Physics Current Electricity
Chemistry Solution and Colligative Properties
Mathematics Differential Calculus
3rd week Physics Electro-Magnetism
Chemistry Electrochemistry & Chemical Kinetics
Mathematics Coordinate Geometry
4th week Physics Work    Energy power & Gravitation
Chemistry S & P block
Mathematics Matrix & Determinants

February week-wise Study Plan

Weeks Subjects Topics
1st week Physics Geometrical Optics & Wave Optics
Chemistry Chemical Bonding’s & Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Mathematics Integral Calculus
2nd week Physics Heat Transfer
Chemistry D & F block
Mathematics Integral Calculus
3rd week Physics Atoms & Nuclei
Chemistry Alcohol, Phenol &Ether
Mathematics Quadratic Equation
4th week Physics Properties of Matter and Fluid
Chemistry Stereo Isomerism & Bio-molecules
Mathematics Permutation & Combination

March week-wise Study Plan

Weeks Subjects Topics
1st week Physics Kinematics
Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday life & Polymers
Mathematics Trigonometry
2nd week Physics Wave Optics
Chemistry Hydro Carbons & Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Mathematics Sequence & Series
3rd week Physics SHM & Sound Waves
Chemistry Hydrogen & Purification of Organic Chemistry
Mathematics Vector & 3D
4th week Physics Modern Physics
Chemistry General Process of Isolation of Metals
Mathematics Probability

Preparation Plan for JEE: Topic Wise Weight-age

JEE exam covers 40% of the syllabus from 11th standard and 60% syllabus from the 12th standard. The topic-wise weight-age of each subject for JEE Main is given below:

Chemistry Physics Mathematics
Topics Weight-age Topics Weight-age Topics Weight-age
Organic Chemistry 34% Mechanics 25% Differential Calculus 15.20%
Inorganic Chemistry 30% Electro Dynamics 22.58% Probability 7.26%
Physical Chemistry 36% Heat and Thermodynamics 12.90% Integral Calculus 16.94%
Modern Physics 18.55% Matrix Determinants 11.29%
Optics 14.52% Coordinate Geometry 14.52%
SHM & Waves 6.45% Trigonometry 8.06%

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

Only solving NCERT books for examination preparation is not sufficient because the examination syllabus may look similar but the pattern and level of questions differ in some or other way. Questions asked in the entrance exam involves multiple concepts and generally of higher difficulty level.

But buying right study material is the main task. If we talking about the best books for JEE Main preparation they are listed below:


  • H.C Verma for JEE Physics
  • DC Pandey for Class 11th and 12th Physics
  • Pradeep’s fundamental for Physics.


  • R.D. Sharma
  • Arihant for Algebra and Differential Calculus
  • SL Loney for Trigonometry
  • ML Khanna for IIT Mathematics
  • IA Marron for basic concepts   


  • Organic Chemistry – O.P Tandon
  • Inorganic Chemistry – J.D Lee
  • Physical Chemistry – R.C Mukherjee

Important Points during the examination

Following are some points that students must keep in mind before start examination preparation:

  • By practising solving JEE level questions students can increase their speed of solving problems using time management techniques.
  • Students should start solving mock tests which give them a fair idea about the pattern of questions, marking scheme and paper difficulty level.
  • Students should focus on their weak areas and improve their concepts
  • To practise JEE level questions is mandatory because it improves students reasoning and analytical ability. This helps students to familiarise with the type of questions asked in the paper.
  • During practice, students are advised to take short breaks of five to ten minutes after every one or two hours of serious study.