Tips to Ace JEE Main 2021 with the New Exam Pattern

by Preeti Bhardwaj, January 7, 2021

JEE Main February 2021 Exam Pattern is set to change and while this may seem confusing to some of the aspirants, you can make all the tables turn in your favour. As per the latest update provided by the conducting body, the National Testing Agency, candidates will have the option to score better in the national level engineering entrance examination by as they will have the option to choose from a greater number of questions. The first session of the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE 2021 is set to be conducted in February across multiple sessions which as quoted by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will provide the students with more flexibility. Candidates will be able to download the application form for JEE Main 2021 by visiting the official website.


Candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main 2021 are also required to prepare for the Board exams scheduled to be held in the upcoming months. Hence, candidates are required to have an effective preparation strategy to increase their chances of qualifying the exam and pursue their dream of becoming an engineer. To introduce candidates to the new exam pattern and help them ace the test, here are some of the tips on how to prepare using various online learning resources and study materials available at their disposal.


JEE Main 2021 New Exam Pattern, Use it to Your Advantage

As per the newly introduced exam pattern of JEE Main 2021, each subject in PAPER 1 or Bachelor of Technology paper will have two sections. Section A will comprise of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) while Section B will consist of numerical questions. Candidates in Section B will be provided with 10 questions and will be required to attempt any five questions. Candidates can take advantage of this section to score more in the exam as there is no negative marking for incorrect answers. By attempting all the questions in this section candidates can score up to 20 marks which increases their chances of qualifying the exam. The new exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 allows candidates to make the most of this opportunity.


Know Your NCERT Thoroughly

When it comes to preparing for JEE Main 2021, make sure that you are thorough with the NCERT curriculum. It is important that you understand the core concepts given in your NCERT textbook as they will assist you in solving the tougher questions that you are likely to encounter in the exam. Also, when it comes to any confusion with regards to the questions asked in the exam, NTA refers to the NCERT textbook for the same. So, make sure you are thoroughly familiar with the NCERT in order to score better in the exam.


Discover Resources by NTA

As an aspirant of JEE Main 2021, you should make yourself aware of all the resources available in order to amp up your preparation for the engineering entrance exam. With the right study materials by your side, you can be assured of qualifying the exam with high scores. The Education Ministry and the National Testing Agency have made a host of preparation materials available online which can be of great assistance to hone your preparation. These resources include: 

  • National Test Abhyas App - Launched by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal last year, the National Test Abhyas App by the NTA can prove to be a great boon for JEE Main 2021 preparation. Candidates can easily download the app from Google Play store and assess their preparation by solving the test questions, mock test, etc., available here.

  • Video Lectures by IIT-PAL - The IIT-PAL video lectures for JEE Main curated by the NTA on different topics are a great resource material for students for candidates studying for JEE Main 2021. These lectures were launched as a part of the IIT-PAL programme in the year 2018. Delivered by the expert faculty members of IIT, these video lectures can be easily accessed on the official website of the NTA.

Refer to Online Courses

Apart from the resources made available by the NTA, several courses for JEE Main 2021 made available online. These courses have been curated according to the needs of the aspirants. These online courses are crafted by some of the best academicians and subject experts Candidates can easily make use of these resources and plan a preparation strategy accordingly for the exam.


Take up Mock Tests Online

It is always beneficial to take up mock tests for JEE Main to get a lay of the land. For many candidates, it is often the first national-level exam that they are required to attempt in an online mode. Candidates may be overwhelmed and anxious about the same. So, make sure you take up mock tests that are available on the NTA’s official website and as well as on other trusted platforms. Most of the mock tests can be taken up by the candidates for absolutely no cost and this will enable them to come to terms with how to attempt an exam online. Moreover, you will also get an overview of how to manage your time effectively in the exam by taking up mock tests which will ultimately help in improving your scores.


Practise Previous Years Question Papers

Another tip that comes in handy if you are preparing for JEE Main 2021 is practising from question papers from the previous years. The NTA has made available a series of JEE Main previous year question papers available on the official website from where you can download them easily. Previous year question papers of JEE Main will introduce you to the type and range of questions that are usually asked in the exam. By practising these question papers you will also be able to adjudge the weightage of various topics included in the syllabus for JEE Main 2021. So, make the most of this time and upgrade your preparation to the next level by practising these question papers.


Most Importantly, Revise!

When it comes to preparing for an exam such as JEE Main 2021, that has a vast syllabus, revision is the key. A thorough revision will help you to ascertain that you have correctly retained all that you have previously studied. It also brings to your notice anything that was previously not covered. With JEE Main 2021 just around the corner, a regular revision will allow you to stay up-to-date. Give your preparations a go-ahead by making time for revision in your daily study schedule.

Tips to Ace JEE Main 2021 with the New Exam Pattern