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JEE Main 2017 Preparation Tips for Mathematics

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

JEE Main 2017 is the most prominent UG engineering entrance test for Class 12th aspirants. All the engineering aspirants have to attempt Paper I on April 02, 2017. Paper I will have 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The syllabus for the exam is based on the Class 11th and 12th curriculum.

Mathematics is usually considered a tricky subject and many candidates are generally apprehensive of how to prepare for this section. However, with careful preparation and focus on key topics, candidates can easily score briskly in this paper. Some of the important sections in Mathematics are Algebra, Calculus and Complex Numbers.

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Practicing mock test papers help in scoring better marks and get hands on practice. Candidates will be also to check out the JEE Main Exam Pattern through latest sample papers. The variation in the questions during the mock test helps to achieve speed and accuracy in solving questions


Significant Topics for JEE Main Mathematics Paper

JEE Main Mathematics section may appear tough as it is difficult to identify important topics for the JEE Main Mathematics section. Based on the previous year analysis, following topics carry most weightage:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Vectors and 3-D  geometry
  • Complex numbers

Besides, Trigonometry is another important topic in Mathematics. Candidates must clearly go through the formulas in Trigonometry to perform well. In Co-ordinate geometry, candidates should go through all the aspects and result of the Algebraic Calculations based on the properties of Conics. Candidates should carefully practice questions on Determinants/ Mathematical Reasoning as one can easily fetch marks in this section.

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Topic Wise Weightage

Candidates can check out the topic wise weightage in JEE Main Mathematics Paper from last 5 years.

Topics/Chapter NameNo. of QuestionsWeightage
201520142013201220112010MarksPercentage
Sets, Relations and Functions11-1214 to 84 to 6
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations2332228 to 126 to 10
Permutation and Combination1-32124 to 103 to 10
Mathematical Induction--1-1-43
Bionomial Theorem and Its Application11--1143
Sequence and Series2222238 to 126 to 10
Exponential and Logarithmic series--------
Matrices and Determinants2222238 to 126 to 10
Statistics and Probability2212234 to 123 to 8
Trigonometry2221124 to 83 to 6
Mathematical Reasoning11-11143
Coordinate Geometry5575534 to 283 to 24
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability2415418 to 163 to 16
Integral Calculus3333228 to 106 to 10
Differential Equations11--214 to 83 to 6
Three Dimensional Geometry22222286
Vector Algebra1111224 to 83 to 6
Dynamics-1---43
Application Derivatives2-----8-

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Tips To Crack JEE Main Mathematics Paper

The JEE Main Mathematics paper can be easily cracked if the candidate has prepared well. Good preparation here suggests that candidate has covered all the important topics in their preparation as well as done enough practice of the basic formulae. Some handy tips for preparing Mathematics section are:

  1. Practice Sample papers: Do practice of 3 mathematics sample paper each day. Work with the Mock JEE Mathematics paper. This will help you work with the diverse questions and also accustom you to the difficulty level of individual sections. Practice is directly proportional to score in case of Mathematics paper.
  2. Exam day tips: Candidate must read the questions in one go and must solve the questions on the basis of their difficulty level. They must read the questions and classify them. Solving questions that are easy to understand will sure help in managing time better.
  3. Time management: Time management is the key to success. So one must follow the approach of finishing the questions within the time frame defined during preparation. One can easily achieve this with rigorous practice.
  4. Appearing for mock JEE exams​: Candidate must appear for the mock JEE Exams so that they are easily able to identify the areas of difficulty in each topic 
  5. Prepare with the best books: Candidates should prepare from good preparation books as it will help them in preparing better.

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Important Books For JEE Main Mathematics Paper

Some useful books for JEE Main Mathematics are mentioned below. NCERT book from Class 11 & 12 should be thoroughly revised for preparation. However, other popular books that can be used for reference in Mathematics Paper.

Name of the BookAuthorISBN code
AlgebraArihant978-81-88222-17-8
Higher AlgebraHall & Knight139789351762539
Differential CalculusArihant139789351418481
Vector & 3D GeometryArihant139789352031528
Coordinate GeometryG.Prasad139789380376165
Problems in Calculus of one variableI.A. Maron139789351448167
VectorShanti Narayan139788121909525
Algebra Made easyN S Yadav109380298061
An Introduction To Probability Theory And Its applicationWilliam Feller139788126518067
TrigonometryS.L. Loney139788183510448
The Elements of Co-ordinate geometryS. L. Loney139788183511247
MathematicsR.D. Sharma139788178063232

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