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JEE MAIN 2017 Preparation Tips by Debayan Ghoshdastidar

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

Debayan Ghoshdastidar scored 162 marks out of 360 in JEE Main. He even qualified in JEE Advanced, 2013. He gives a brief insight into his preparation strategy for JEE Main and offers various tips to crack the examination.

Ques- Your Marks or Percentile?

Ans- 162/360

Ques- Name of the Institution where you took Admission

Ans- Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.

Ques- Name of the Institutions which offered you Admission

Ans- I was offered admission in BIT Mesra and some NIT's like NIT Jamshedpur, Silchar and North East.

Ques-What did you choose- Offline or Online mode for taking up the exam?

Ans- Offline mode.

Pros of offline mode: 

  • More familiar atmosphere
  • More people opt for offline mode
  • Better space for rough work

Cons of offline mode:

  • Difficult to erase or change an answer
  • Difficult desk management
  • Shifting through question paper is easier in online
  • In my time it was tougher in paper based examination.

Ques- Did you qualify for JEE Advanced?

Ans- Yes

Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Ans.

Coaching ClassesNCERT Text BooksCoaching Printed Study MaterialOnline Study MaterialSubject Wise ClassesSelf-Study
HighHighVery HighModerate LowVery High

Ques- Did you take Coaching Classes? If yes, how did they help in your story?

Ans- Yes, I took coaching from FIITJEE Bokaro. I feel coaching institutes help a lot. First of all they show the way and standard of preparing for the examination. It has good faculty and staff. They provide you with one of the best teaching experiences.They clear your doubts and teach from basic level to very advanced level. Coaching materials and tests are very useful. Weekly and monthly tests are held so that you can judge your performance with every single step. Test series at the end of the program is very helpful although I would say that FIITJEE test series is little above IIT level, so one should rather go for some more JEE main level test series to have a better understanding. Also the peer group in some batches is very good and motivates you to perform well.

Ques. Rate the role of Coaching Institutes in cracking JEE Main

Ans. 7

Ques- How did you manage JEE Main Preparation along with your Class 12th exam?

Ans- I studied mainly for competitive examination. I studied for board exams only before the school exams. That automatically balanced my exam strategy. Also reading the NCERT books first and then going for competitive level study is a better way of dealing with things. Reading theory and derivation will serve the purpose for board examination. While preparing for JEE Main, the portion of numericals for the board exams will also be covered.

 

Ques- What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans- Physics is my strong area. I solved more problems with mechanics to get more familiar with class 11 portion. I was weak in organic and inorganic chemistry. I feel for organic one needs to remember every named reaction and for inorganic one needs to revise daily for remembering the properties. In mathematics calculus was my weak point. I would say start calculus as early as possible and work hard specially on integration.

Here some other Tips to crack JEE MAIN 2017 Exam

Ques- What mock papers did you take?

Ans- I mainly took FIITJEE test series. It has a main test series which is more similar to JEE Main. Also I took Career Point Test series online on net. Test series are very important to understand where you stand and work on your weak areas. Most importantly I solved previous year's JEE Main paper to get a good understanding about how I can perform in real papers. I would strongly suggest solving previous year question papers. Take a test series which is close the paper of JEE main.

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Ques- Physics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

Ans- For physics, clarity in theorems and solving various questions is imperative for success in this section. I would suggest starting from basic NCERT book and solving its problems. Then I would say solving HC Verma. Reading theory of HC Verma is very important. Then one should proceed to solve the solved problems. Then if one successfully solves the exercise then he can solve almost all the JEE Main problems. HC Verma is very important and one should solve it sincerely.

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Ques- Chemistry: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section

Ans- Chemistry is mainly divided into three parts

  • Physical Chemistry- For physical chemistry I would say solve ncert and a IIT Level book.
  • Organic Chemistry- It is more mathematical and it requires clarity of concept. All the equations from NCERT book will be enough. Although an extra book like OP Pandey may further strengthen your concepts.
  • Inorganic Chemistry- For inorganic it is mainly about learning the facts and properties. So NCERT is more than enough.

Ques- Mathematics: Mention the Strategy and Books Followed for this section.

Ans- For mathematics I feel NCERT is just the starting step. One needs to solve NCERT and RD Sharma side by side. After that mathematics books can be solved on area basis like for coordinate SL LONEY, for algebra Hall and Knight and so on. But be very careful that some of the questions here will be very high level. So one should not be discouraged. It is better to solve previous year's question paper and may be Arihant books specifically for JEE Main. But in Arihant books there are lot of printing and calculation error, so one needs to be cautious about this.

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Ques- What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Ans- Introspecting now, I feel it is all about motivation, focus and hard work. The real truth is that one needs to give a lot of time throughout the two years. Sometimes it appears like nothing could be solved but one needs to be calm and keep on doing his work. For me I feel a little more attention to the board exams could have fetched me some more board marks as it had 40% weightage. I feel reading the basics and having solid foundation in it and only then moving forward makes you more confident and systematic. So one needs to work very hard if one aims to reach top tier engineering colleges of the country.

Ques- Write some of the Preparation tips for someone who is starting 4 months before the exam?

Ans- 4 months before the exam I would say

  • Learn all formula and theory.
  • Read the ncert books.
  • Solve basic and middle level questions.
  • Solve test papers more and more and learn from it.
  • Solve last years question papers and read the areas from where more questions are asked.

 

 

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