Revision Tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced Exams

by Sagar Mankar, July 8, 2020

We all are a little scared before appearing for exams. Especially those people who haven’t revised before appearing for exams. It is important to give an ample amount of time for revision before appearing for exams. This will help you to understand where you stand in terms of your understanding of the concepts. Also, it gives you a chance to improve on your weak area. Therefore, your exam preparation is incomplete without revision. Below you can find revision tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

What is JEE Main?

The National Testing Agency conducts the JEE Main exam. It is an entrance exam for admission into various institutions (for B.E or B.Tech courses) in India, including NITs. The syllabus of JEE Main includes Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry of class 11th & 12th. There are no limits in the number of attempts to take the JEE Main exam. For eligibility criteria and dates, please check the official website.

What is JEE Advanced?

JEE Advanced is for students who are targeting only IIT colleges. You can appear for JEE advance only if you clear JEE Main. The syllabus of JEE Advanced has additional topics in addition to the 11th & 12th syllabus. The JEE Advanced can be attempted two times in two consecutive years. For more details, visit the official website.

Revision Tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced

  • Goal Setting

For any exam preparation, it is important to keep some time aside for thorough revision. It is recommended to keep a minimum of 30 days aside for revision of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. This will not only help you in proper revision but also give time to work on your weakest topic. Therefore, helping you to build that confidence. Hence, plan your time table for preparation for the exam accordingly.

  • Plan your Revision Strategy

By the time you have reached the revision stage, you might have an idea of which topic has the most weightage. Therefore, start your revision with those topics which carry the most weightage in the exam. Then move on to the lesser weightage topics.

  • Practice and Analyse Past Exam Papers

Everyone should do the practicing and analyzing past papers. Solve the previous papers, as if you are giving the real exam. This will help you to understand the format and difficulty level of the exam. Moreover, it will also help you to understand the concept of time management. Therefore, solve a minimum of 10-15 past papers of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Don’t just solve the papers. After you have solved the paper, make sure to analyze each and every question. This will help you in understanding your weak area. Once you have understood your weak points, focus on it. So, analyzing solved paper is also important.

  • Mock Tests

There are a lot of mock tests available online. Technically, you should start taking mock tests the moment you start your preparation for the exam. By the time you reach the revision stage, make sure to increase the number of mock tests attempt per day and the difficulty level. After each mock exam, keep a dedicated time for analyzing your performance. This will also help you to understand your weakness. Also, keep in mind to choose the best JEE Main and JEE Advanced mock test series for practice. 

  • Say No to New Concepts

It is your responsibility to cover all the topics before you reach the revision stage. You should never study a new concept once you start revising the syllabus. This will only lead to confusion and a waste of time. So, during revision, go through the topics you have learned in the past few months.

  • Know your Formulae

It is a known fact that the JEE Main and JEE Advanced exams consist of a lot of formulae. Be it Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics, every subject has formulae. Make sure you are clear about each formula and also understand its application. You should be able to remember the formula at ease by the time you take the actual exam. In this way, you won’t waste your time remembering formulae.

  • Watch Videos on IIT Website

There are a lot of lecture videos by professors available on the official IIT website. This will give you a better picture of the exam.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

One of the most important aspects while preparing for exams. Naturally, we all are stressed out while preparing for exams. During this situation, we might adopt an unhealthy lifestyle like eating junk food, consuming caffeine every day, and sleeping late. This can only increase the stress level. Make sure you exercise or have some kind of physical activity every day to refresh your mind. Also, eat healthy food, avoid coffee, get at least 6-8 hours of sleep, and drink water to stay hydrated. It is fine to take a few minutes of break after every hour.

  • Build your Confidence.

The JEE Main and JEE Advanced are competitive entrance exams to get into the best college in our country. You will be competing against lakhs of students. It can be daunting and scary at times. But you have to hold yourself together and face the music with confidence. This can be done by practicing as many past papers and mock tests. In this way, you will be thorough with the syllabus. Hence, it increases your confidence level.

Extra Revision Tips for JEE Advanced.

  1. Studying physics can be relatively confusing. You need to apply many concepts to solve a single question. Moreover, it involves formulae. So, write down all the formulae on a paper and stick it on the board or wall in front of your study desk. Make sure by the time you start your revision; you have memorized all the formulae. Also, understand how each formula is interdependent on one another. Moreover, physics requires a systematic study plan.

  2. Studying chemistry is also about memorizing formulae, the reaction of each chemical and color obtained after mixing of chemicals or of each compound. To make memorizing easier, write down the formulae or compound or the result of a reaction using the corresponding colored pen. You can write this on a chart or a paper and stick it on a wall or board. Go through this every day before you go to bed and after you wake up in the morning. This will create a pictorial representation in your mind. Make sure to give extra attention to Inorganic Chemistry. Especially, concentrate on p-block elements. 

  3. When it comes to mathematics, it’s all about practicing problems daily. Make sure to be thorough with geometry related formulae as this will help you in saving time during the exam. You can keep a formula book dedicated to Mathematics. Keep revising a set of formulae every day. Also, do not memorize methods in Mathematics. Understand the logic of each formula and its application. This will help in the easy solving of papers.


Start making notes, bookmarks, or short explanations for each chapter the moment you start your preparation for the JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Make sure these explanations are precise and have important points. This can make your revision more simple. You don’t have to go through the entire chapter once again. It will help you to concentrate on specific topics of that particular chapter. Hence, it helps in saving a lot of time.

Revision Tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced Exams