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35 Days to JEE Main-April 2022

35 Days to JEE Main-April 2022

Best strategy to achieve your target percentile in JEE Main 2022

Quick Update:

                Attention students! Negative marking has been introduced in Numerical answer type questions. Hence the current paper pattern is as follows:

Subject Single correct type (no internal choice) Marking scheme for single correct Numerical Answer type (5 out of 10 questions have to be attempted) Marking scheme for numerical answer
Physics 20 Questions +4 if correct,

-1 if incorrect &

0 if unanswered

10 Questions +4 if correct,

-1 if incorrect &

0 if unanswered

Chemistry 20 Questions 10 Questions
Mathematics 20 Questions 10 Questions

Strategy for JEE Main 2022:

Strategy for preparation of any competitive exam starts with an understanding of our strengths, our weaknesses and knowing our Target. So, what can be a realistic target for JEE Main 2022? How can you set your own target? From the experience of past many years, we can tell you that a sincere student with good strategy can improve his regular mains score (your average mains score you used to achieve in last 6 months) by 25-30% by the time you reach final exam.

For example: If you were securing 180/300 marks on an average till December of 12th standard, by adopting a strategy and sincerely improving yourself, you can score even above 230 marks.


Let us discuss the strategy.


  1. Revision of chapters:

Every student has unique set of parameters depending on how he/she prepared during the two years JEE preparation journey. On a quick analysis, each one of you can bifurcate your syllabus (PCM) into three categories. These categories are based on your confidence in exam to attempt questions from those chapters.


  1. Your strengths: These are the chapters which work for you on any day (tough papers as well). Many students think wrong that it is because of their weak areas they are unable to score (or will fail to get a rank), It is because they didn’t have enough strong topics or they failed to solve strong topics on final day. Your revision of Strong topics is more important than studying weak areas. You need make sure you attempt each question from your strengths correctly.


  1. Your may be’s: These are the chapters that you were able to solve in some exams and you perhaps have less confidence. However, with a good revision of notes and ample practice you can improve your chance of solving these even in your final exam.  You need to concentrate on improving your speed, accuracy in these chapters to convert them as your strengths.


  1. Your weaknesses: These are the chapters where you are least confident and you need more time and practice to be able to improve. If the topics in this category are easy and can be covered in less time for example: Mathematical reasoning or Experimental physics, you can study these topics and practice them. But in case if the topic is very tough for example Permutations and combinations or Rotational Motion, you should rather skip these topics and work on Strategy-1.


Topics to be starting with:

Rather than starting any topic randomly, we recommend a student to start the preparation as per the order mentioned in Table-1. The below mentioned topics together contribute to 200/ 300 marks in JEE Mains paper according to last 5 years of papers. Working on these and completing as many topics as possible would improve your confidence as well as your score in JEE Mains


Table-1 Physics Chemistry Mathematics
1 Electrostatics 1 GOC 1 Vectors
2 Capacitors 2 Hydro carbons 2 3D Geometry
3 Current electricity 3 Practical Organic Chemistry 3 Straight lines
4 Magnetic effects of current 4 Basic concepts of chemistry 4 Circles
5 Electro magnetic waves 5 Redox reactions 5 Conics
6 Kinematics 6 Electro chemistry 6 Quadratic Equations
7 Newtons laws of Motion 7 Chemical kinetics 7 Sequences & Series
8 Elasticity 8 Environmental chemistry 8 Sets and relations
9 Surface tension, Viscosity 9 Chemistry in everyday life 9 Functions
10 SHM 10 Polymers, biomolecules 10 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
11 Modern Physics 11 Alkyl halides, aryl halides 11 Limits, Continuity, Differentiability
12 Heat transfer 12 Aldehydes, ketones 12 Differentiation
13 Ray optics, Wave optics 13 Acids, Acid derivatives, Amines 13 Application of derivatives
14 Units and dimensions 14 D&F block, 14 Indefinite integral
15 Waves 15 coordination compounds 15 Definite Integral
16 Kinetic theory of gases 16 Thermodynamics 16 Differential equations
17 Thermodynamics 17 Ionic Equilibrium 17 Mathematical reasoning, Statistics


  1. Practice of PYQ’s in preparation:

Previous year questions especially JEE Mains 2019, JEE Mains 2020, JEE Mains 2021 have quality questions for solving after revision of notes. Try to complete these questions from the category ‘Your strengths’ and ‘Your may be’s’ Topics.


  1. Inclusion of Mock papers:

Attempting minimum 3 mock papers (or papers of JEE Main 2021) per week is utmost necessary. Start writing Mock papers simultaneously with your revision.

Writing a test helps you understand the following

  1. Formulae/concepts you might have forgotten and need to revise.
  2. The topics that are wasting your time in the mock exam and you need more practice to improve your speed.
  3. Where you commit silly mistakes and improvise on them.
  4. Your pattern of writing the test i.e., time allotted per subject, order of subjects etc. This will further help you in setting up the best pattern for your final exam.


After writing mock papers look for how many marks you are away from your target. We suggest you look in this way, imagine your target is 220, But you are scoring 192-194 on an average. Instead of looking with perspective of marks, a student must think that he/she is just 7 questions away from the target.

Now look out for the opportunities (each question in mock papers) which can add +4 to your score by revision and practice.  For sure you will easily find 7 such opportunities (you need just 2 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Maths) to work on to reach your target.

If you need extra mock papers for practice, they are available at


  1. Mistake Diary:

From now onwards a student needs to maintain a ‘Mistake Diary’ till his last competitive exam (JEE Advanced). Within next 3 months, you will be writing 25-30 mock tests. After each test, analyse your paper and observe the mistakes you committed and note them in mistake diary along with concept/s involved. Even if you are unable to solve a question because you forgot a formula or concept, update it in the mistake diary. This diary will be your quick revision booklet before any exam that you wish to attempt till JEE advanced.


  1. Silly Mistakes

This is the most common excuse students give when asked why they lost on a particular question. Working on silly mistakes is necessary for achieving good rank. Majority of silly errors happen due to the following reasons which you can overcome by adopting suggestions given below.


  • Losing focus while reading a lengthy question.
  1. You can overcome this by reading your question slowly and writing important information on rough page (like what type of function? What is asked?) on which you will solve the question.
  2. It might be due to lack of sleep, hence we recommend a students to have sound sleep on the night before tests.
  • Using wrong formula/concept.
    1. Mistake diary helps you overcome this quite well. Whenever you update the mistake diary try to write other important formulae involved in that concept (no need of entire chapter).
    2. Regular revision of formulae can also give you a confidence boost while applying formulae


  1. Attitude

It is said “Winners always have goals, losers always have reasons”
If you want to be a winner, you need to have the mind set of a winner. A winner divides his final goal into smaller milestones and aims to achieve each one. You need to master from simple concept level to complex chapter/subject level. You have time till the last second of your exam timer in examination hall to improve to do better, to be the best than you were ever.


Target your ‘May be’s’, ‘Your weaknesses’ that can be converted to strengths easily. Don’t just target marks, rather target improvement and marks will eventually follow.


Also remember this last phase of JEE preparation is the time most of the students preparing/prepared for JEE Mains tend to give up himself and even persuade others to give up. Almost all the winners have been persuaded by losers at least once to give up but due to positive attitude the winners continued good work and prove them wrong.


“All the best”