Section-wise Preparation Tips for JEE Mains Paper-1 Exam

The Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) popularly known as JEE Mains is a national level exam that is conducted in multiple sessions in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The JEE Mains Paper-I is conducted for admission of students to undergraduate engineering programs (B.E and B.Tech) at prestigious engineering institutions in India. These include the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), and other technical institutions funded by the Government of India.

A student qualifying for the JEE Mains Paper-I exam becomes eligible for the JEE Advance exam, conducted for admissions in the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). The counseling cum seat allotment in all aforementioned institutions and other Central Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI) is organized by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

The JEE Mains Paper-I comprises three sections i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. To crack the JEE Mains exam to secure a seat in some of the prestigious technical institutions in India, students should not only have a thorough knowledge of the exam syllabus but must also plan a strategy to cover the syllabus in each subject with utmost dedication.

On that note, let’s talk about some important section-wise tips that will help you ace the JEE Mains Paper-I exam on the First Attempt.


Students are advised to carefully go through class 11th and 12th NCERT books as they are written by some of the most eminent physicists in a very easy-to-grasp language.

Make a study timetable and dedicate at least 2 hours every day specifically for Physics preparation. Students must examine the syllabus properly and mark the topics in textbooks.

Read each chapter thoroughly and do not hurry but give proper time to clearly understand and learn the concepts and examples. Make short notes based on your study and revise them regularly. Furthermore, you can refer to extra study material if required.

In the case of solving numericals, students must always begin with easy questions and then should move on to more complex questions. Practice as many questions as possible to build confidence and use formulas and short tricks wherever required to save time.

Students must focus more on important topics carrying higher weightage such as Diffraction of light, Interference, Law of Motion, Thermal Properties of Matter, Electricity, Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids, Optics, and more.


To score well in the chemistry section, students must have sound knowledge of organic chemistry. Not all topics in organic chemistry are hard. Also, to do well in the organic chemistry part students should understand different concepts that are important for solving numerical reactions that will be asked in the exam.

Prioritize topics based on their weightage and importance. Some topics that students must pay more attention to include Chemical Bonding, Periodic table, Carbon and its compounds, Mole concept, Coordination chemistry, P-block elements and more.

Lastly, learning chemical equations can be a hard nut to crack. Therefore it is important to practice at least 50 different reactions daily. Please also note the conditions in which they occur. It will help you remember each chemical reaction better. Also, practice complicated questions related to these reactions.


This could be the most scoring section for you in the JEE Mains exam if you can calculate faster and have a sound understanding of concepts in each topic. It is a vital subject as knowledge of calculus and other concepts in maths can help solve complex numericals in physics.

Solve previous years’ papers to get insight on what type/pattern of questions to expect and the trend in weightage of different topics. This will help you identify topics carrying higher weightage and focus more on these topics.

One must learn all useful short tricks and formulas besides the basic method to save time while solving questions in the exam.

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