How should students prepare physics for JEE?

How should students prepare physics for JEE?

Physics plays an important role in JEE exam. It can be a rank upgrading section for some students depending on their caliber to interpret the problems. Scoring good marks in physics is a challenging task because it is one of the toughest sections in JEE. The questions asked in the exam require both analytical thinking and conceptual clarity. Although it is a scoring section if students understand the basic concepts and practice well. They must need to have a grip over theory to solve application-based problems.

Important Topics:

In physics, some topics cover the major portion of the syllabus and students should not miss them during JEE preparation. Here is the list:

1. Low Input- High Output:  These topics are easy to understand and generally formula- based questions are asked.

Current Electricity 2
Semiconductors and Communication system 2
Thermal Properties of Matter 1
Calorimetry and Kinetic Theory of Gases 2
Properties of Matter and Fluid Mechanics 2-3
Electric Potential and Capacitance 2
Gravitation 1
Units and Dimensions 1

2. High Input-High Output: :  To understand these topics, students need to work a little hard because questions asked from these sections are of moderate level.

Modern physics 4
Electrostatics 2
Rotational Motion and Centre of mass 2
Electromagnetic induction and AC 2
Ray Optics 1-2
Waves, Sound, and Oscillations 2
Magnetic Effect of Current 2
Conservation, collision, and momentum 1-2

Experiment Based topics- JEE mains physics give 20% weightage to questions based on the concept of practical applications. These problems are simple and require a basic understanding of experimenting. The questions are based on the topic like:

• Vernier Calipers

• Ohm’s law

• Meter Scale

• Use of Multimeter

• Screw Gauge

• Young’s Modulus of elasticity

Additional Tips:

1. Study theory and Numerical orderly. Sometimes students either focus on the theory part or numerical part but questions asked in JEE require a balance of both..

2. Practice more and more numerical questions. This will help you strengthen your concepts and will make you familiar with the variety of questions.

3. Don't waste your time on solving the same type of questions. Always try to solve problems which require a different approach, this will help you to boost your problems solving skill.

4. Don't refer to too many books, this will create confusion in building concepts. Always choose one book for fundamentals and then move on to a reference book for practice.

Recommended books-

1. NCERT (Class 11th & 12th)

2. HC Verma.

3. DC Pandey.

4. IE Irodov (Selected Problems)

Lastly, make sure that your concepts are clear of each topic, and always start practicing from the simple problem and then move to a difficult one. Remember, the more you practice and analyze your mistakes, the better for you.


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