How to Prepare for JEE Mains 2018 – Tips to Crack IIT Without Coaching

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Cracking JEE Mains is a dream of every student who opts for science stream after class 10th. Their minds are flooded with many questions like:


How to prepare for JEE Mains 2018?


What are the best books for JEE Mains preparation?


Should I join coaching for JEE Mains or not?


Eduncle has come up with a perfect solution for your all queries regarding JEE Mains 2018 Exam.  In this blog, we are going to discuss most successful Tips, Tricks & Strategies to make an actionable study plan to clear JEE Mains 2018 Exam.


Preparing for a competitive exam like Joint Entrance Exam takes hard work & diligence. When you put your 100% effort into the exam preparation, then it rewards you with the seat in your desired engineering institutes.


Getting right guidance for the preparation of JEE Mains Exam is very important. Time management & strategies play a crucial role in any exam preparation. It becomes more important when you are preparing for JEE Mains without coaching.


Some facts You Need to Know About JEE Mains


In 2017, 1186454 candidates appeared in India’s toughest Engineering Entrance test – JEE Mains.


Out of which only 221,427 candidates qualified for the JEE Advanced Exam.


The success rate in JEE Mains is approximately 18%.


Among the large populace of PCM students, who are preparing for JEE Mains examination, their preparation strategies for the JEE Mains exam must be focused & result oriented to be among the top scoring candidates. You must strive to be among JEE Mains toppers for sure-shot success.


Road to JEE Mains – Get Ready for a Great Score in JEE Mains 2018


Now you know about the cut-throat competition, you are going to be in. You need to focus on 6 things:


1.  Board Exams & JEE Mains Preparation can go hand in hand. You must target more than 75% score in class 12th board exams to get admission in IIITs, CFTIs, NITs.


2.  You need not abandon all the social connections and entertainment channels in order to crack IIT JEE exam. If you study regularly you can clear the JEE Mains exam with a good score.


3.  Most of the candidates who fail in this exam make a common mistake – focusing on only two subjects. You must follow a study plan to focus on all three subjects in the exam. This is the only way you can score 150+ marks in JEE Mains 2018.


4.  You can crack JEE Mains 2018 without coaching too. Although, classroom coaching is suggested for those, who need assistance in studies.


5.  You can crack JEE Mains Exam with or without coaching, but you can’t crack JEE Mains without studying.


6.  Focus more on your learning & basic understanding of the concepts of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.


How to Prepare for JEE Mains 2018?


JEE Mains ranking is a gateway for admission in B.Tech. courses in India. Scoring well in JEE Mains becomes important to appear in JEE Advanced Exam & get admission in premier engineering institutes.


JEE Mains Exam preparation can be broadly divided into three parts: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Candidates need to prepare for these three subjects with full dedication to crack the exam.


Apart from these subjects, B.Arch. & B.Planning aspirants need to appear in JEE Mains Paper 2, to get admission in architecture & B.Planning courses.


Have a look at the JEE Mains 2018 Exam Pattern:


Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Exam Duration
Paper I Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Objective type questions Computer based 3 Hours
Paper II Part I: MathematicsPart II: Aptitude TestPart III: Drawing Test Objective Type QuestionsObjective Type Questions

Questions to Test Drawing Aptitude

Pen and Paper based 3 Hours



In the following sections of the blog, we are going to unleash JEE Mains preparation tips for all these subjects.



Tips for JEE Mains 2018 Physics


Tips for JEE Mains 2018 Chemistry


Tips for JEE Mains 2018 Mathematics


Tips for JEE Mains 2018 Paper 2




How to Prepare for JEE Mains Physics – Tips to Score High in Physics Section



Physics is one of the toughest section in JEE Mains exam. Here are some tips to crack JEE mains Physics.


Before mastering this section, you need to check the JEE Mains Physics Syllabus.


Expert tips: Create a Giant Syllabus Chart of JEE Mains Syllabus & paste it on the wall of your study room.


It will give you an idea about how much syllabus you have covered.


Eduncle provides you the updated Syllabus of JEE Mains 2018 in a detailed manner to cover all the topics you need to study.




How to Crack JEE Mains 2018 Without Coaching – Most Important Chapters for Physics



If you are targeting JEE Mains 2018, you have limited time to study. Create an effective study plan for JEE Mains Physics. Because the syllabus is vast.


Start with the basic concepts of Physics. It is recommended to cover all the basics of Physics with NCERT books.


Memorize all the important Physics formulas for JEE Mains.


Know the most important chapter in JEE Mains physics and spend a good amount of time on these.



jee main physics important topics



Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Physics Topic Weightage
Mechanics, Electricity & magnetism 40%
Basics of Vectors, Units & Dimensions 5%
Newton’s law of motion & Kinematics 5%
Electrostatics 5-7%
Nuclear Physics 7-8%
Modern Physics 15%
Semi-Conductors & Electronics Devices 5%
Optics 15%



Make a preparation strategy according to the type of topic you are studying. For Example, Mechanics is a concept based topic with many formulas and numerical problems, while on the other hand, Electromagnetism is a combination of formulae and theory. So, in mechanics do not stick on the same concept and try to do as much practice as you can.


To master Mechanics, you need to work on basic laws, drawing the free body diagram, concluding the answer & practicing a lot of numerical problems.


To master Electromagnetism, your strategy must have extremely clear understanding of the basics & Law of Faraday.


You should make a bliss point of practicing numerical questions & studying theory. Physics is a section that needs practice and revision the most.


Practice + Revision = Success!



To develop a better understanding of the whole section, go through the previous year papers. Solve at least last 10 years JEE Question papers, if not more.


Previous year papers are the authentic source for self-evaluation. These are the most reliable source for result oriented preparation for JEE Mains exam.


JEE Mains Exam was introduced in 2012 lately. Earlier it was known as AIEEE. Solving Previous years AIEEE paper will be helpful too.


Download the JEE Mains previous year papers here to practice more.



How to Prepare for JEE Mains Chemistry – Tips & Tricks for Chemistry Section


JEE Mains Chemistry is more about planning and memorizing concepts. The syllabus of the Chemistry is not as vast as JEE Mains Physics, but candidates must not undermine this section. It holds same marks weightage as all other sections & you can score extra marks in Chemistry section with these tips and tricks:


The Basics of Chemistry are chemical elements. If you want to make the most out of JEE Mains Chemistry section, you need to memorize the Periodic table.


To memorize names, atomic numbers, symbols, atomic weights of all elements in the Periodic table, you can make some Mnemonic, short slogan or catch-phrases.


How to Crack JEE Mains 2018 without Coaching – Most Important Chapters for Chemistry



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JEE Mains Chemistry can be categorized in the following 3 major units:


Physical Chemistry


Inorganic Chemistry


Organic Chemistry



Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Chemistry Topic Weightage
Physical Chemistry 35%
Inorganic Chemistry 30 %
Organic Chemistry 35 %




Most important chapters with higher score weightage in JEE Mains Exam are


Surface chemistry


P,  D, and F block elements


Chemical bonding and molecular structure


Biomolecules & polymers


O & N containing compounds.




To memorize the Name equations & important formulas, make a flash card or cheat sheet. There is no shortcut to learning chemical equations & formulas. So, it is better to practice these again & again.


Even though coaching doesn’t guarantee your success in any examination, it helps you to cope up with your weaker sections. Classes will teach you some special strategies to approach different questions in JEE Mains Chemistry section.



How to Prepare for JEE Mains Mathematics – Tips & Tricks for Toughest Section


If you ask JEE Mains Aspirants – Which is the toughest subject in JEE?


Most of the candidates will see eye to eye & agree on the subject Mathematics.


The fear of Mathematics interferes the most with your maths performance in the JEE Mains exam.


In this article, we are going to tell you about some actionable tips to cope up with your maths phobia & make an actionable study plan to conquer the JEE Mains Mathematics Preparation.


The golden rule of solving mathematics problem says that never start with a difficult problem. If you can’t solve few initial problems, it will make you anxious & hence it will affect your overall performance in JEE Mains paper.


Start preparing for mathematics from the scratch. Solve the easier mathematical problems first & then progress towards the difficult ones.


How to Prepare for JEE Mains 2018 Without Coaching – Most Important Chapters for Mathematics



The most important chapters & topics for JEE Mains mathematics can be broadly divided into following parts:








Coordinate Geometry



Most Important Chapter for JEE Mains Mathematics Topic Weightage
Integration 8%
Probability and Statistics 7%
Derivatives, Limits, and Continuity 7%
Parabola & trigonometric ratios 6%
3-D Geometry 5-6%
Theory of Equations 5%
Vector Algebra 5%
Complex Numbers 5%
Sequence and Series 5%
Matrices and Determinants 4%




There are other important mathematics chapters as well, but you should pay more attention to the above-mentioned topics while preparing for JEE Mains 2018 exam.



The more you practice Mathematics, the less you make mistakes while solving problems and hence you score higher marks in the JEE Mains.



Take mock tests to get first real look and feel of the examination. JEE Mains mock tests provide good practice and are a barometer to judge your abilities.


It is important to take these tests in right earnest since they are good indicators of how you would perform in the examination.


You can take subject wise JEE Mains mock test to improve your weaker section & burst exam stress.



JEE Mains Paper 2 – Quick Tips for High Score in Aptitude and Drawing Test (B.Arch)    


For admission in undergraduate architecture & planning courses in IIITs, NITs, CFTIs & JEE Main participating institutes other than IITs, you need to appear in JEE Mains Paper 2.


JEE Mains paper 2 consists of following parts:




Aptitude Test


Drawing Test


Note: Candidates can appear in one paper (Paper1 & Paper2) or both papers, as per their interest.


Your strategy to approach the Paper 2 must be oriented on improving & enhancing your drawing skills & Observation. Here are some nifty tips to crack Mathematics, Aptitude test and Drawing test in JEE 2018 Paper 2.



If you are appearing in both paper 1 & 2, you need to work harder than the candidates who are appearing in only one paper.


JEE Mains paper 2 has three parts: Mathematics, Aptitude test & Drawing test.


All these focus on assessing candidate’s observation & drawing skills. Substantiate your study notes with Engineering drawing books for 2D/3D questions & compositions.



Focus on Part 1 (Mathematics) & Part 2(Aptitude test) to score higher. There is a misconception among JEE Mains Paper 2 aspirants that if you draw well, only then you can score high marks.


Creativity & drawing skills are important for clearing drawing test in the JEE Mains paper 2 only. You need to work on Mathematics & Aptitude to win the battle.



Speed & Accuracy are the deciding factors in drawing test. Practice more often to improve your drawing skills. The exam duration for JEE mains paper 2 is 3 hours. You should practice completing the drawing section in 1 hours or less.



Practice on only A4 size sketch books for JEE Mains paper 2 preparation. Always draw with light hand first & then give strokes to make it clear & compelling.


In case of any error, light drawn designs can be corrected.


Lastly, have faith in yourself and be confident about your preparation for JEE Mains Exam. Instead of focusing on JEE Mains overall, have more focus on the individual subject.


Although there is no sectional cut off for JEE Mains exam, your performance in all the sections is taken into account. So, always focus on every single topic & minor details.


There are many people, who think that JEE is not their cup of tea while on the other hand there are many candidates, who take it as an easy task. Both the approaches are very harmful for your JEE Main preparation as it can impact your performance. Be balanced with your approach.


JEE Mains preparations are a part of your overall preparation for JEE exam. Keep the bigger goal in mind while preparing for Mains.


If you have any queries regarding JEE Mains 2018 preparation, please ask in the comment section.


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2 thoughts on “How to Prepare for JEE Mains 2018 – Tips to Crack IIT Without Coaching

  1. Shruthi

    Hi!! I have a doubt. I’m a class 11 student aspiring to do my b. Arch in NIT. So it is enough if I just attend JEE paper 2 or should I also attend paper 1? It could be so nice if I get a reply. Thank you.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shruthi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      No, it is not compulsory to attend JEE Mains Paper 1, if you are aspiring B.Arch from NIT. For architecture in NIT, clearing JEE Main Paper 2 is enough.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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