IIT, ISM, NIT, IIIT, GFTI, and CFTI are some of the most esteemed institutions for engineering courses across the country. Every year, lakhs of students aspiring to be a part of these elite technical institutions appear for the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE out of which only a few thousands get the chance to be a part of these institutions.
JEE is held in two stages, the JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The JEE Main 2017 will be conducted on April 2nd, 2017 by the Central Board of Secondary Education, and the JEE Advanced 2017 will be held on May 21st, 2017 under the guidance of IIT Madras.
With such a huge competition and so less a time to prepare, it is necessary that you follow a proper study plan for your preparation. Below is the preparation strategy for Chemistry for JEE 2017. JEE Paper consists of questions, primarily asked from 3 subjects,
Chemistry is a subject which involves a lot of reactions and equations which confuse a lot of students. Below is the tips to study Chemistry.
- As you are already familiar with mole concept, balancing and unitary method, start with stoichiometry and redox reactions. These topics demand a lot of practice and the questions are direct and easy, helping you build a knack for solving questions and building confidence.
- Topics such as surface chemistry and chemical equilibrium are comparatively easier than the rest of the questions that appear are usually straight-forward and predictable.
- Thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and Ionic equilibrium are interesting and binding. Give these topics the time they demand and with patience practice the questions that follow.
- Topics such as solid states are a bonus, once you close the topic, you can easily retain the concepts without much effort, and the questions that are asked can easily be divided into sets, and the approach is clear and stepwise.
- Atomic structure demands a lot of calculation and using tricks and approximations is a must for these questions.
- Metallurgy is one of the easiest topics in inorganic chemistry. You can easily remember the processes of formation of different metals by making cue cards and diagrams. Once you visualize the process, you can retain the facts and properties of these processeseasily. The questions that appear are also straightforward and fact based.
- Questions from s-, p- and d- block elements are based on the properties of the elements, and until you remember the properties of each element listed by heart, you may end up confusing yourself. The key is to keep on revising the properties. After the first revision you may not retain any of it, but once you close the third or fourth revision, you will end up retaining most of it.
- The salt analysis is one of the most difficult topics to tackle. Using comparison tables, you can make this easier. The properties of salts and their reactions can be remembered with regular revisions as for the other topics.
- For all the topics in inorganic chemistry, you can make placard and notes and have a quick revisionnow and then in your leisure time, while boarding the bus to school or taking a stroll in the morning.
- Chemical bonding is one of the most difficult topics to understand, for any beginner while the easiest when it comes to solving questions that appear in JEE. You can start by going through the NCERT while making short notes and diagrams followed by answering sample JEE questions. You can use tricks to writing the electronic configuration of elements faster as most of the questions are based on the same.
- Nomenclature is also a criticalsection, and you should not take this lightly. The questions based on nomenclature may not be direct but can be asked as a part of another question. Questions in JEE Main from this topic are direct and very easy to solve.
- Hydrocarbons, halogens, alcohols, aldehydes, acids and amines cover the major section of the questions paper. The questions asked are usually based on the name reactions, the reaction mechanism of any significantreaction or root locus problems where the formation of any element followed by a chain of reactions(involving all the discussed topics) is given with missing intermediate components which are to be found.
- For remembering the reactions in organic chemistry, you should remember the mechanism through which one element is converting into another. Once you recognize the mechanism and how the electron transfer or the cloud sharing is occurring, a step by step procedure of the same will lead you to the product for any similar reaction.
Kick start JEE 2017 preparations and ace the exam!