How to Prepare Yourself for JEE Advanced Overlooking Coronavirus Outbreak?

by Archana Rao D, March 27, 2020

JEE Mains, which was scheduled to take place in April, has been postponed without further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected hundreds and is becoming fatal for a few in India.

Owing to the same, there is considerable speculation that the JEE Advanced, which was set to be conducted on May 17th 2020, will also be postponed. As of yet, there is no official notification available from IIT Delhi, which is the organising body of the JEE Advanced, due to the country-wide lockdown.  

With the postponement, you have even more time to prepare yourself for the JEE Mains. However, with coaching and other educational institutes being shut, along with mass enforcement of lockdown by local police forces and the law, it can become severely difficult to do the same.

Hence, during these trying times, you can do the following to keep yourself prepared for the JEE Advanced – 

  1. Learn the Exam Pattern 

Yes, it might not be a direct tip to prepare yourself for the exam, but knowing the exam pattern is of crucial importance.

The new exam pattern, as announced by the National Testing Agency, has the following two papers –

Paper 1 for B.Tech/B.E

  • Question type – 5 numerical questions and 20 MCQs for each subject (physics, chemistry, and maths).

  • Total number of questions – 75

  • Marks distribution – 

  1. Numerical questions - 4 marks for every correct answer and 0 marks deducted for every incorrect answer.

  2. MCQs – 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • Maximum marks – 300

  • Exam duration – 3 hours

Paper 2 

For B.Arch –

  • Question type – 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions for maths, 50 MCQs for aptitude, and 2 questions for drawing test.

  • Marks distribution –

  1. Numerical questions – Same as above.

  2. MCQs – Same as above

  3. Drawing test – Evaluated as per performance; each question carries 50 marks.

  • Maximum marks – 400

  • Exam duration – 3 hours

For B.Plan – 

  • Question type – 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions for maths, 50 MCQs for aptitude, and 25 questions for planning.

  • Marks distribution –

  1. Numerical questions – Same as above 

  2. MCQs – Same as above 

  • Maximum marks – 400

  1. Create a Schedule

Assign a particular deadline to every topic and try to complete the same within that time frame. Doing so is one of the ideal ways to manage time.

Tips for creating a perfect schedule –

  • Focus on at least 2 subjects a day.

  • Keep each schedule limited to 3 hours, then take a break.

  • Most importantly, don’t create a schedule that becomes pressurising. 

It is crucial not to procrastinate but abide by your schedule. Even though going out is prohibited as per government mandate, you should limit your time spent on the internet. 

Additionally, make sure to get ample sleep of 6 to 7 hours during these times. Also, remember to stay healthy and follow all instructions for maintaining hygiene against COVID-19.

  1. Don’t Forget to Revise 

Make sure to revise regularly. It is not recommended to make revisions only during the few days before the exam. Assign a particular period every day for making revisions. 

  1. Maintain Notes 

Maintaining notes is one of the essential tips you need to follow diligently. You must make a habit of making notes as you prepare.

As the exam approaches, you will have limited time to revise all the topics. During this time, your notes will come extremely handy. Include essential information, short-cut methods, critical formulas, etc. in your notes. 

  1. Conform to Only the Right Books

When it comes to JEE Main, there are innumerable study books out there. But it is advisable to stick to ones that are trusted. 

For instance, go for SK Goyal for maths, especially algebra; HC Verma and DC Pandey would be ideal for physics. Also, referring to NCERT books is an excellent way to move forward as it enables you to brush up your fundamentals; especially helpful before you sit for your daily study sessions.

Also, it is recommended to stick to only one or two reference books. Referring to too many such books might create confusion.  

  1. Solve Sample Papers and Mock Tests 

Above all, solving sample papers and sitting for mock tests regularly is critically important to become accustomed to the question pattern and also manage time in the examination hall.

Experts advise taking mock tests during the actual time of the exams for an enhanced psychological preparation. Hence, 9 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm should be your targeted timeframe to engage yourself with these exams.

JEE Main Important Topics




Those appearing for B.Arch and B.Plan will also have to be aware of the following –

  • Architectural awareness

  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

  • Three-dimensional perception

  • Geometrical drawing

  • Freehand drawing

Preparing for JEE Main with Vedantu 

During this time of lockdown and isolation, Vedantu is providing all the JEE Main aspirants to prepare for the exam from the comfort of their homes.

Our JEE Main courses are divided into two segments –

  1. JEE Mains 2020 Crash Course.

  2. JEE Mains 2020 Test Series.

We have included the following in these programmes – 

  1. Test Series 

Test Series is a unique offering from our online learning platform. It offers the following –

  • A question bank of 5,000+ high-level JEE questions on crucial topics from physics, chemistry, and maths.

  • Ability to compete with other aspirants in a JEE-like setting through mock tests.

  • Special tests to practice a single chapter or an entire syllabus.

Vedantu’s Test Series empowers aspirants to take mock tests whenever required. As mentioned above, the importance of mock tests and solving sample papers cannot be stressed enough. Simply attending classes will not be beneficial to crack the JEE Mains. You have to take part in these tests to be even more competitive.    

So, even though all the coaching institutes are shut down, you can continue your preparations for JEE Mains with Vedantu.

  1. Live classes 

The best part about learning with Vedantu is the live online classes conducted by the best teachers from India. They are backed with their years of experience in teaching, which makes them perfect for being your guide and mentor. 

Our teachers will cover the entire class 11 and 12 JEE syllabi. They will also provide assignment and detailed theoretical materials. Additionally, teachers will also conduct in-class quizzes to test your knowledge on a particular topic.

  1. Access live classes whenever you want to 

All our live classes are recorded and available to you 24x7. Whenever you have to revise, simply login to our website or app and clear all your doubts. Plus, these recorded classes also have teachers’ notes and slides.

With Vedantu’s recorded classes, you don’t have to worry about calling your coaching mentor late at night to seek help with a query.

  1. Unlimited doubt-solving sessions 

When it comes to JEE Mains, it’s all the more common to have doubts. And for that, we again have something unique – doubt-solving sessions. Our teachers will solve any and every query of yours as many times as you want to and in real time.  

  1. Live classes for tips and tricks 

Another unique offering of Vedantu is our live classes for tips and tricks. We provide strategies to maximise marks, tips to help you remember better, and teach you the art of time management. 

With these live classes, you will be even more so prepared to sit for the exams confident and determined.

With Vedantu by your side, you don’t have to fret about missing out on your JEE Mains’ coaching classes during the time of lockdown. Simply visit our official website or download the app, register to create an account, and access our learning programmes for JEE to aid your preparations. 

How to Prepare Yourself for JEE Advanced Overlooking Coronavirus Outbreak?