2018: Acing Physics for the JEE

The countdown has begun. Nearly 110 days to the JEE Main, you must have started off with rigorous preparations for the exam. Some are already having nightmares. Well, it is only natural to be concerned about the results, but not if the concern turns worrisome – it may wreck losses on your performance in the JEE.

Physics, as a subject, has one of the highest applications in various branches. Thus, the toughness quotient of physics in the JEE is comparatively higher and a number of students find it hard to meet the cut off requirements. But, the beauty of this subject is that once you are thorough with concepts and have practiced in the right amount, it can fetch you very high marks with very little efforts. The first webinar on Power Tips to Ace 2018 JEE received acclamation from the students and its queries have been addressed in the previous blog.

This blog is in continuation of our erstwhile webinar which was about JEE Physics. The webinar focused more on JEE Main Physics as it is the primary gateway to gaining eligibility for the JEE Advanced. The blog targets the most frequent queries posted by the attendees during the webinar.

Few Facts about the JEE Main

The JEE Main requires you to solve 30 questions in 60 minutes. Barring a few, most of the questions are either easy or medium in difficulty. While it roughly takes 20-25 marks to pass the Physics cut off in JEE Main, you need more than 85 marks to be in the top 1000 ranks. Well, considering a decent speed and precision, it requires 23+ attempts with more than 90% precision to secure a place in the top 1000.

Important points to note are that almost 80% of the questions are calculation-based and preparing the subject is easily manageable with the board exams. This also makes it imperative to double check the possible calculation errors. NCERT would be highly useful in chapters like Modern Physics, Thermodynamics, and Electromagnetism.

Few Facts about the JEE Advanced Physics

In contrast to the JEE Main Physics, the Advanced paper has 36-42 questions to be solved in 120 minutes which brings us to an average of nearly 3 minutes per question. But, you need to be very careful as these questions require in-depth study and speed. The JEE Advanced Physics questions require nearly 38% marks for passing and if your score 75% marks, you are surely in the top 1000. If you attempt 32+ questions with 90% accuracy, you can manage 75% marks. Additionally, Advanced has more confusing options, so it is highly mandatory to cross-check.

Few Important Topics

It is often said that the JEE Main/Advanced and the textbook syllabus is the same. However, there are minor changes and students often miss out on the topics that have recently been added to the JEE. A primary reason for this is that you don’t often find these questions in the previous papers. It is therefore recommended to follow good websites who offer simulated tests with adjustments based on the latest syllabus changes.

In Physics, few topics that are easy-scorers include Error Analysis, Experiments and Instruments, Surface Tension, and Semiconductor Devices. The best part about these chapters is that scoring in these gives you an easy edge over others.

More information on important concepts can be taken from our blogs JEE Advanced: Interesting Facts – I and JEE Advanced Interesting Facts – II.

Topics Weightage

JEE Main JEE Advanced
Topic Name Weightage (% in marks) Topic Name Weightage (% in marks)
General Mechanics 25 General Mechanics 20
Gravitation 5 Gravitation 5
Heat 15 Heat 15
Electromagnetism 25 Electromagnetism 35
Optics 10 Optics 10
Modern Physics 10 Modern Physics 10
Oscillations and Waves 10 Oscillations and Waves 5

Few challenges you may face

The students must train themselves to use minimal rough sheets. There is a possibility of limited space for calculations and rough work. Also, students note down data from the questions online. For this, they need to ensure no mistakes are made in tallying the figures and number data.

myPAT questions and papers are continuously updated based on the latest exam pattern. Thus, students can be assured about not missing out on key topics.

See the webinar along with the solved questions here. Keep checking myPAT blogs for more updates on JEE.

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