JEE Main 2019 – Last-month preparation strategy to ace the exam

It’s mid-December already! Now that less than a month is left for JEE Main January 2019 exam, time is of the essence for engineering aspirants. While there is no reason to press the panic button, it’s important not to squander away whatever little time is left for preparation. In fact, it’s in the last leg of preparation that students need to stay more focused.

Here are some last-month study strategy tips for JEE Main January 2019 exam


Create a timetable

Staying organized is the key to success in JEE Main exam. Creating a timetable (a realistic one!) is one of the best ways to stay organized. An exam study timetable helps you prioritise things, makes you more efficient, and also makes it easier for you to track your progress. And if you are one of those who have a tendency to procrastinate things, a timetable becomes all the more important and useful.

Set daily goals

With just a few days left for the exam, it might be too late to set monthly or weekly goals. At this point, taking one day at a time is the best way to cover IIT JEE Main syllabus. Clearly define all study tasks you need to complete on a daily basis to keep your preparation on track. While setting daily goals and creating a timetable, it is important to keep some time aside for relaxation.

Clear your doubts

It’s never too late to clear your doubts. Ideally, you must have a clarity on all the concepts by now. However, if there is any concept or problem that you find confusing, it’s important to gain clarity on it. Seek the help of your teacher or friends if needed to understand a topic better. Ignoring a concept, especially if it’s an important one, is never a good idea as it can affect your performance in the exam.

Take mock tests and practice papers

Taking mock tests and solving practice papers is one of the best ways to prepare for IIT JEE Main Exam. The more tests you take, the more you will understand your strong and weak areas. Most importantly, practice papers prepare you for real exam-like situations. While taking the mock tests, it is important to analyze your performance and work on the questions you get wrong.

Create an exam-day strategy

Creating an exam-day strategy is of paramount importance. It may sound cliche, but it’s always advisable to attempt the easier questions first. Spending too much time on questions that are complex and time-consuming is something that should be avoided. Once you are done with the easier questions, you can always come back, if time permits, to the difficult ones.

IIT JEE Main exam is not just a stepping stone to JEE Advanced. It also opens the door to admission in many leading engineering institutes. Keeping the above tips in mind will make it easier for you to prepare for the JEE Main exam to be held on 9,10,11 and 12 January 2019.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced – How are they different?

Becoming an engineer is a dream shared by a large number of students in India. However, the path to engineering presents formidable challenges. Cracking the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is one of the biggest challenges faced by every engineering aspirant in India. JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam are highly competitive exams that are considered to be toughest to crack. In order to do well in JEE Main and JEE Advanced, it is important for the engineering aspirants to have a clear understanding of the factors that make these exams different.

For the uninitiated, JEE exam is divided into two parts – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced for admissions to the most prestigious engineering colleges in India – Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). While most engineering aspirants know the basic difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam, they are often unaware of the factors that make them different.

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Let’s understand the key differences between these two exams-

Purpose of Exam

JEE Main is conducted to select candidates for B.Tech and B.E. programmes offered by National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). It is also a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.

The objective of conducting JEE Advanced is to select candidates for the undergraduate programmes offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Among 10 lakh+ candidates who appeared for JEE Main last year, around 2-2.5 lakh candidates were selected for JEE Advanced. Apart from 23 IITs, Indian Institute of Science and a few other top-notch institutes offer admissions on the basis of JEE Advanced result.

Mode of Exam

JEE Main comprises two papers -Paper 1 and Paper 2. From 2019, Paper 1 will be conducted in online mode only, Paper 2, on the other hand, is conducted in offline mode. JEE Advanced is conducted only in online mode.

It is important for the students to take as many practice tests as possible to gain familiarity with the online test procedure. Reynott Academy offers a lot of online mock tests to help students prepare for the exam.  

Exam Pattern

Paper 1 of JEE Main exam comprises three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Only objective type questions are asked in the exam. In Paper 2 of JEE Main exam, questions are asked from three sections – Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing. The duration of both the papers is three hours. Here, it is important to note that Paper 1 is conducted for B.Tech/ B.E. courses and Paper 2 is conducted for B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

JEE Advanced also comprises two papers. However, unlike JEE Main, it is mandatory for the candidates to appear for both the papers in JEE Advanced. Each paper is of three hours duration with three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

As far as the difficulty level of these exams is concerned, JEE Advanced is considered a more difficult exam to crack. It is important to have a clear understanding of the differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced as that will help you build the right preparation strategy.

11 Important Things Every Student Should Know about JEE and NEET Exams

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced major changes in the national level engineering and medical entrance exams. From 2019, candidates will be able to take the IIT JEE Main exam twice a year. The change has been introduced to make the examination system more student-friendly and minimize the incidents of paper leak. Here is everything you need to know about the new examination system-

Is it mandatory for the students to appear for JEE Main Exam twice a year?

No, it is not mandatory to sit for JEE Main twice a year. Candidates can choose to appear only once if they are satisfied with their scores in the first attempt. However, candidates can take this test again to improve their ranks (higher of the two scores will be considered for admissions).

Will NEET also be conducted twice?

No. NEET will be conducted only once in 2019. Although, the HRD Ministry had earlier announced that the NEET exam will also be conducted twice a year, it has now withdrawn its decision.

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Who will conduct JEE Main and NEET?

JEE Main and NEET will be conducted by the newly-established organization – National Testing Agency (NTA).

It must be noted that CBSE will no longer be the conducting body of JEE Main and NEET.

Will JEE Advanced also be held twice?

No. It will be held once only. IITs will continue to host the JEE Advanced exam.

Will JEE Main and NEET be conducted online or offline?

JEE Main will be a computer-based test. NEET, on the other hand, will be held in offline (pen and paper) mode.

How will the final scores be calculated in JEE Main?

The scores obtained by candidates in two sitting will be equated using standardisation techniques and psychometric methods. The higher of the two scores will be used for admissions.

Is there any change in the exam pattern and syllabus of JEE Main and NEET?

No. The exam pattern and syllabus of both the exams will remain the same.

Will the candidates be able to choose the date of JEE Main exam?

Yes. As per the latest changes, JEE Main will be conducted in multiple (eight) sittings. A candidate will be able to choose the date of the exam.

What other exams will be conducted by NTA?

Apart from JEE Main and NEET, NTA will conduct National Eligibility Test (NET), Common Management Admissions Test (CMAT) and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT).

When will the JEE Main exam be held?

JEE Main 2019 dates are as follows –

Phase 1 Phase 2
Application Form 1st Sept – 30th Sept 2018 8th Feb – 7th Mar 2019
Date of Exam 6th Jan – 20th Jan 2019* 6th Apr – 20th Apr 2019*
Result 31st Jan 2019 30th Apr 2019

*(eight sittings, candidates need to choose any one sitting)

When will NEET 2019 be held?

NEET 2019 will be held on 5th May 2019.

Events Dates
Application Form 1st Nov – 30th Nov 2018
Date of Exam 5th May 2019
Result 5th June 2019

What are test practice centres?

Test practice centres will be established by NTA for the benefit of rural students. These centres shall remain open on Saturdays and Sundays. Students from rural areas will be able to use this facility free of charge to prepare for entrance exams.

If you have any more doubts or queries related to the latest changes in JEE and NEET, you can contact the experts at Reynott Academy who would be happy to answer your questions.

Reynott Academy – One-Stop Destination for JEE and NEET Aspirants

A very warm welcome to the blog and news section of Reynott Academy – a premier coaching institute for Engineering, Medical and Foundation programs. This blog is the space where we give our readers the lowdown on India’s most prestigious entrance exams.

In India, medicine and engineering have always been the most sought-after career choices. A large number of students appear for NEET, IIT JEE Main/ Advanced and other competitive entrance exams to realize their dream of studying in top engineering and medical colleges across the country. With so many students vying for a small number of seats, the competition in these exams is, to put it mildly, fierce.

At Reynott Academy, we don’t just prepare our students for these highly competitive entrance exams, we also prepare them for their future by providing them opportunities for broader, deeper learning.

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Instead of looking at these exams as the be-all and end-all of a student’s life, we focus on providing the right guidance to our students and encourage them to pull out all the stops and give their best performance on the exam day.

Our classroom courses are designed to impart the knowledge and skills needed to crack the entrance exams. Apart from IIT JEE Main & Advanced, NEET and AIIMS Test preparation courses for Class XI and XII students, we also offer Foundation Courses to students studying in classes VIII-X.

However, at Reynott Academy, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond the classroom. We realize how important it is to forge deeper connections with our students and their parents. And for that, we need an effective communication channel that helps us connect with our readers.

Hence, this blog!

The Reynott Academy Blog is the platform where we….well, we do a lot of things here.

We share our knowledge with the readers, identify the learning needs of our students and help them stay motivated through the ups and downs of the preparation phase.

This blog is the place where we walk with our students on their journey to India’s top engineering and medical colleges, and also make their parents a part of this journey.

We know a lot is happening in the world of engineering and medical entrance exams, like the big changes in the IIT JEE Main and NEET exams announced by the Ministry of HRD recently. At Reynott Academy Blog, we cut all the brouhaha and provide you all the updates and information in an easy-to-grasp form.

Stay tuned as we strive to make the life of JEE and NEET aspirants a little easier!