The IIT JEE, which henceforth will be known as JEE Advanced, is considered the holy grail of engineering exams. It is an intellectual challenge and the IIT JEE exams are definitely not to be taken lightly! You will do well to take the best from all engineering entrance test preparation tips and put them to use in a way that works for you. Preparations should be serious and systematic. There is no scope for revelry during the study time because perfection is the goal.
Chemistry is a branch of physical science which is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact. It is also a subject that presents lots of hurdles for JEE aspirants. A diligent student of chemistry has the periodic table of the elements etched in his memory and must necessarily be thorough with the formulae and equations for ready appliance.
Understanding Basic Concepts :
Understanding one’s strengths and weakness at the very outset helps to chalk out a study plan where weaknesses can be changed to strengths. Practice makes perfect! Planning is of utmost importance and those who fail to plan are headed for failure. The first thing a student has to bear in mind regarding the JEE Advanced is to find the best way to score maximum marks in minimum time. With this objective in mind, it is imperative to have a deep understanding of the basic concepts. The intermediate IIT-JEE preparation should be borne in mind as it serves to be the firm foundation on which the further study of higher levels of chemistry rests.
Studying Chemistry :
Understanding the syllabus, the exam pattern and mark allocation are equally important. The study can be split into 3 groups of physical, organic and inorganic with time allotted according to the students’ strength in each.
• Physical chemistry is best understood with flow charts.
• Organic chemistry needs lots of practice, however, boring it might seem.
• Inorganic chemistry can become easier if the study of block elements is taken seriously.
• A time tested solution for accuracy is to prepare flow charts in different colors and paste them by the
bedside, so it is seen and comprehended throughout the day.
• Solving mathematical questions on a daily basis is highly recommended.
With consistent hard work and studying for not less than 3 hours daily, all the portions should be ideally completed by the New Year. The rest of the time ought to be devoted to revising and concentrating on the weaker aspects of the subject.
Chemistry Preparation Books :
Former successful IIT-JEE toppers suggest picking up one good chemistry textbook instead of jumping from one book to the other. While studying from a given book, ensure that you understand the application of physical chemistry formulae, instead of just learning it by rote. The changing of a dilute solution to a concentrated one can make a formula invalid, but if you have understood the application of the formula, you will be able to modify it to suit your needs.
While there are a variety of books to study from, NCERT books are indispensable in your quest to ace the JEE Advanced examinations.
It is important to keep at least an hour and a half of free time every day just to take in deep breaths and assimilate all that has been injected into the brain. Best of luck!
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