Important Topics for JEE Main 2019: A topic-wise analysis

Important Topics for JEE Main 2019

One of the most competitive examinations in the country, every year, approximately, 1.2 million candidates appear for JEE Main. For admission in an IIT, one needs to secure a good rank in JEE Advanced, to qualify for which, one should clear JEE Main. Additionally, several renowned private engineering institutes consider the JEE Main score for admission. However, those who have obtained a good rank in JEE Main, but do not wish to appear for JEE Advanced, can take admission in one of the NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, which too are good colleges. In this article, we discuss important topics for JEE Main 2019 you should focus on to improve your performance in the exam.

Important Topics for JEE Main 2019: Physics

The Physics syllabus is slightly different for JEE Main and JEE Advanced. For instance, topics like Semiconductors, Communication Systems, etc., that are part of JEE Main are absent from the JEE Advanced syllabus. Many students ignore these topics in their JEE preparation because several coaching institutes focus on the JEE Advanced syllabus; thus skipping these topics. But, almost every year, one-to-two questions from them are asked in JEE Main. Hence, ignore them at your own peril.

Certain topics in Physics have a somewhat higher weightage, as compared to others. These include:

  • Electrostatics: Usually, from here the maximum number of questions is asked in JEE Main. So, it makes sense to practise solving as many questions as possible from this topic.
  • Current Electricity: Goes hand-in-hand with Electrostatics; and is taught in Class XII. Almost every year, you can find a question from this topic in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
  • Rotational Mechanics: Considered difficult by many. But, if you are comfortable with it; and can answer all the questions, you will surely gain an edge over others in the exam. From this topic too, almost on a regular basis, at least one question is asked in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced.
  • Atoms and Nuclei: Questions from here are quite frequent in JEE Main. Also, being a relatively uncomplicated topic, you should be able to answer the questions easily (provided you have studied it well, of course).
  • Oscillations and Waves: Involves a lot of formulae. Many direct questions are asked in JEE Main from here that simply require the application of a formula.

Important Topics for JEE Main 2019: Chemistry

In both JEE Main and JEE Advanced, Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry have almost the same weightage. Hence, you should study all three really well, if you want to obtain an overall high score in Chemistry. Many students tend to put less efforts in studying Inorganic Chemistry, which can prove to be costly, in terms of their JEE rank.

Some of the topics that generally have a slightly higher weightage in JEE Main, in comparison to other Chemistry topics, are:

  • Chemical Bonding: A part of Inorganic Chemistry, it is taught in Class XII. An in-depth understanding of this topic goes a long way. Moreover, the concepts will help you understand several concepts in other topics, as well.
  • Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium: Every year, without fail, a question from this topic appears in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. So, study it well if you want a high score in JEE Chemistry.
  • Coordination Compounds: A very important topic from which questions are asked almost every year.
  • Heat and Thermodynamics: Present in both Physics and Chemistry. However, the conventions used are different.
  • Polymers and Biomolecules: The importance here is on memory, with almost no calculation involved. Hence, answering questions on this topic can be a quick and easy way of picking up marks.

Important Topics for JEE Main 2019: Mathematics

If you want to score well in JEE Main Math, it is crucial that you understand all the concepts well, and practise solving an ample number of questions. Here are some topics that the Mathematics paper-setters appear to include questions from almost every time:

  • Coordinate Geometry: A relatively easy, yet lengthy, topic. Although the formulae can be easily derived using fundamentals, it is important that you memorize them, so as to save time during the exam. Conic sections, especially, involve a lot of formulae. Parametric forms are important; so, make sure you are comfortable in using them.
  • Integration and Differentiation: Every year, without fail, questions from these topics appear in both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Being comfortable with them will also help you develop proficiency in many other topics of Mathematics, as well as Physics.
  • Permutations & Combinations and Probability: Considered among the most confusing topics in Math, you need to solve a lot of problems to become comfortable in solving questions.
  • Trigonometry: A relatively easy topic, it involves a lot of formulae; and is generally an easy scoring section in the exam.

Hope you found this information useful.

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