How much time should i devote for jee because this yr i will b giving my board examination too. Also for jee should i focus more on theory nd concepts or on practicing questions from as many books aa possible? Are school books sufficent to help me crack jee mains..or should i completely rely on hc verma nd books like these? Help me please as there is no one to guide me :) I am a class 12th student & i jst wanted to focus and do well
Physics & Maths tutor, JEE Main and Advanced Expert, IIT Delhi Student, Olympiad Specialist
Don't worry. Several people have no one to guide them often, while preparing for JEE. That just makes the challenge that much better and exciting. I'll be happy to assist you.
What you need to understand right away is that JEE and boards are not independent events. Their preparation has never been exclusive, and in my opinion, preparing for one automatically guides you to prepare for the other.
For instance, you have asked if you should focus more on the theory and concepts or the numericals and questions. My advice is that you focus on both, sequentially. First learn the theory and all the concepts properly, which will build a solid base for the topic. Then proceed to solving questions. That will help you get a clear understanding of the topic. And that will also help you prepare for the boards as well as the JEE exams.
And now that board percentages are taken into account in the JEE main exam, focus on boards has become extremely important.
School books, as a matter of fact, are somewhat insufficient for JEE main in the sense that they don't provide enough questions for practice. Therefore I would advise you to at least have a book for questions and practice papers apart from your school books. HC Verma is a good book and I would highly recommend that for physics
IIT Indore Alumni, experienced tutor for GATE and IIT JEE for Physics and Maths
There is not a set number of hrs which ensure success in JEE. JEE requires an intensive as well as extensive coverage of syllabus.For covering the syllabus put all of your efforts. Study for an hr but be sincere. Keeping the book infront of you for long hrs is waste. Still a 8-10 hr sincere self study would be atleast required. Please see the continuity is not broken. Study regularly.
For JEE concepts should be strong and also practicing questions is must. But please dont refer too many books. Stick to standard books.Eg:HC Verma,SL loney ,RC Mukherjee ahich helps and build concepts better.
NCERT/Board books will not be suffucient to crack JEE advanced. JEE mains may be cleared but a good rank will be doubtful.
You can also take classes at SPanedea for topics which you find difficult to comprehend.