Prepare for JEE Main 2021 with this study plan and subject-wise guide

By : |November 17, 2020 0

Students are anxious over the date when NTA conducts the Jee Main 2021. There is a tentative schedule from various sources, but that does not guarantee that students are happy with exams happening so late. The exam dates for January session of JEE Main 2021 can be delayed by a month, as per IIT Delhi Director Prof. Ramgopal Rao. Earlier, NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi conveyed that the dates of the exam will also be impacted by the reopening of schools and exam schedule for board examinations.

But students need to be prepared for come what may. The latest social media trends and search trends on JEE Main 2021 show that students have taken the comment from the Dean of a junior college in Telangana to heart. He had said that he thinks the exam will happen only once next year (rather than Jan and April, twice.) It does not matter, as NTA has not provided with any comment. Thus, start preparing.

How to prepare for JEE Main

1. Set a Goal

Every situation needs planning. Now, rather than planning long term, divide your activities into daily pieces and focus to study every day. Preparation for these exams over and over and over brings boredom. And you are even keeping yourself away from family. So, you can lessen this by looking at webinars, vlogs, podcasts apart from gaining the knowledge from books alone.

All you have to do is, stay calm and confident. Meditate daily and focus on everyday activity.

2. You will need a timetable

Such exams require a lot of preparation and time schedule. So, you must have a crucial plan that will help you organize and distribute things accordingly. Luckily for you, here is a timetable that you can follow. We also have a subject-wise guide to study from.

• 0600-0700 = Wake up, work out a little.
• 0700-0800 = Breakfast and whatever else you need to do.
• 0800-0945 = Study (One subject out of 3, with 5-minute breaks after every 30, probably Physics)
• 0945-1100 = Rest, play a game, watch a video, get a snack, hydrate.
• 1100-1345 = Study (subject 2, probably Math)
• 1345-1500 = Break time, do whatever you want.
• 1500-1745 = Study (subject 3, Chem, obviously)
• 1745-1900 = Break time again
• 1900-2200 = Mock test
• 2200-0600 = Sleep, all of it.

But you need to understand that apart from prepping for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, you also have to solve a lot of mock tests and previous year question papers. Use National Abhyas Test, if you can’t find mock papers.

You can find lectured from IIT Professors here.

3. Revise. Eat the Greens, not the Frogs

Students must focus on all three subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All the students should refer the previous year question papers as this will give them an idea of the pattern and the type of questions asked in the JEE Main. Toppers of JEE Main always go through the previous year question papers and consider them as an important part of the study material. Take the mock test every day or at least every two days. You haven’t got any choice if you want to clear the Jee Main Exam. There are many mock tests available on the National Abhyas Test App.

Preparing notes of all the important topics would be beneficial while revising before the exam. The notes should include important concepts, formulae and previous year important questions. In the last week before the exams, instead of wasting time in going through the subject topic-wise, one can go through the notes and revise their subjects well.

4. Explore options on the internet about colleges rather than just looking for IITs

This may sound a little harsh, but you have to understand that you can’t keep talking about the exams and IIT only. It will add to your stress and you might not even get time to revise. Many colleges have begun admission processes, or at least released their dates. Try to find how many marks you would need to get into any college.

5. Healthy Lifestyle

Students appearing for the exam always neglect their health. You might talk about the virus, but you might be living an unhealthy lifestyle during this phase. Eat healthy food and avoiding junk food will help gain nutrition to your body and brain. Apart from this, play some indoor games like chess, leave PUBG out and perform yoga.

Listen to music to calm your mind and play games that which will enhance your concentration skills. Don’t fall sick to Corona, or any other Flu or a ruined digestive system. Thus, a healthy lifestyle is a must.

An individual guide to JEE Main subjects


Starting with the first of the (un)Holy Trinity, we have Physics, a subject many fear and dread. But I love it and I know people who do. But you may not, so eat the frogs. Not literally, it means to take the hardest subject first. First, there is always offline courses. My suggestions would be to go through NCERT Physics 11th and 12th and HC Verma’s Concepts of Physics. The first one because of the incredibly challenging questions it has, and the latter because of its incredible capacity to build someone’s concepts from the ground up.

Remember to buy a questions bank. It is essential that you practice all the types of questions there are in every concept there is. It is a tough call, but prioritize. Get something you like, attempt a ton of questions and a couple of sample papers to the boot.

Next, go for online courses. Now there are a lot of apps, from Vedantu to BYJUs, but I believe that these apps are a personal preference. You can choose any, and all are equally good. But I’ll suggest some YouTube channels.

One of the channels that I found intriguing was the Physics Galaxy. Operated by the eminent Ashish Arora, who can be counted among the best in his field, the channel offers a rich experience and detailed explanations of all things Physics. Remember to also check out BM Sharma while you’re at it, and various other channels putting out excellent content.


Well, to be fair, Chemistry is the least problematic of all three subjects here – I scored 90 out of a possible 120 in Chemistry section of JEE Mains. The offline courses here are a little unsurprising as my suggestions are still NCERT Chemistry for 11th and 12th and RC Mukherjee.

Also, in Chemistry, it’s easy to lose your head between similar-looking organic reactions or forget which reagent goes in what reaction, so better make a table. The online courses are based on the same criteria as above. For the apps, there are many, choose whichever suits you best. For YouTube, IITan Explains is by far the best YouTube channel for Chemistry. Apart from that, Unacademy JEE has some insightful lessons too. All in all, Chemistry is the subject you probably are going to have the least problems in.


The scourge of so many aspirants, Math is probably the most polarizing subject there is. This is because you know you hate it, and there are plenty of people who love it as well, so it varies from person to person. I didn’t do well in Math, but since then, there are a lot more options available for you all.

The offline course for Math is pretty straightforward – RD Sharma’s Objective Mathematics is everything you need and much more. However, for the ones who are a bit sceptical, go try NCERT. For the more faithful in Dr Sharma’s genius, carry on. The online courses for JEE Mains ate so much more important here than any other subject because of the amount of knowledge you can absorb. I know that statement is true for all of the subjects, but Math is something different, something better.

Therefore, it requires more time to be absorbed in the minds of aspirants. I’ll suggest Mohit Tyagi and again Unacademy JEE for the YouTube channels, as I found them both good. Although, again, it is entirely your call as to what channel you truly like.

(Disclaimer: This is an authored article and only suggests ways you can improve your position to secure a decent rank in JEE Main and NEET 2020. The views expressed by the author are personal and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of CIOL.)

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