How do I start preparing for JIT ?
I am giving a brief account of my preparation for this exam as well as the mistakes I committed( which, of course you should not commit).
- Start at least 4 months early
- Buy Resonance, FIITJEE, Aakash material for JIT. The material as well as the test series is quite useful.
- Do a past year paper analysis .Then start studying and practising.
- Prior to about 20 days before the exam, solve past year papers in the time slot in which the actual exam will be held.
- Do not keep storing your doubts till the last moment.
- Do not be stressful o the exam day. I could not solve a few questions due to unnecessary stress.
The Reference books
- PHYSICS: H.C. Verma, NSEP Questions
- MATHS: Problem Primer for The Olympiad. It has fantastic problems and can also be finished in short period.
- CHEMISTRY: NCERT, Modern abc.
- BIOLOGY: 10th books, NCERT 11( if possible get AAKASH/ALLEN coaching material for Medical)
- Physics- Optics, Electrostatics, Electrodynamics, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Calorimetry
- Chemistry- study all chapters of 11th for physical, organic and also (if possible) first 3 chapters of ncert organic in 12th. Inorganic generally does not come.
- Maths- Fundamentals of Mathematics, Trigonometry, Vector Geometry, Straight Lines , AP-GP, Quadratic, Permutations and Combinations .
- Biology- genetics, bio-molecules, nutrition,human physiology, cell biology,etc.
Last but not the least, do not get demotivated at all during preparation.
All the best.
It’s February now and I assume that you are going to write the exam this november.That means you will be in the next academic year then.Right now,if you are in 10th,study hard for your boards because you need the marks and also you might get questions in JIT from these topics,especially if you are planning to leave bio next year.
I would advise you to take bio next year as it gives you a huge advantage over engineering students.If you want to go to a coaching do it only if you also want to write JEE.If you are only focusing on JIT ,then a coaching isn’t mandatory.
Try to read ahead of the class next year as one of the reasons that JIT is so tough is that it is held at a time when only half the syllabus is complete but it asks questions from the whole syllabus.Just go through the NCERT books.They might seem hard if you just read them directly without the teacher teaching you those concepts but try to use online material like Khan Academy to help you understand it.
Now coming to each topic,
Maths-This is the hardest topic.Most of the questions require a high level of analytical skills and almost none are direct questions.Only the brainest of the brainy will get out of out in maths because you can’t score here by mugging.Try to score higher in the other subjectsto balance it out.
Physics-This can be easy or tough.You will get some direct questions from NCERT and numericals.If you can solve HC Verma/DC Pandey/Similar IIT preparation physics books,then even the numericals will be easy for you.Remember to read all chapters from both 11th and 10th.Many people forget to read the 10th standard portions.You might get a few questions about complicated resistor patterns so practise equivalent resistance.
Chemistry-The most important topic is organic.Focus mainly on organic chemistry.Most probably,you wouldn’t have finished this at school or coaching by the time so you have to practise by yourself.Very few problems will come from physical or inorganic and you can solve them with NCERT knowledge.Chem is a scoring subject for JIT so study thoroughly.
Biology-This is a very easy subject but many people neglect it as most engineering aspirants dont study bio.If you are a bio student,this should be very easy for you.Most questions can even be solved with a 10th standard knowledge.
General-You should practise the previous year papers and do many mock tests.They will help a lot
Note:This mostly applies to people writing JIT in 11th standard as I have only written it in 11th.
To say, JIT is not so difficult to crack, with a minimal preparation and temperment.( At least in my case).
If you are a PCM student, by the day of exam, the portion taught to you in your 11th would be sufficient. Except that few questions from current electricity (12th) would be asked.
Math Questions are purely algebraic,Brain storming to the peaks.
For Bio, I would suggest you to go through the ICSE books of 9th and 10th. Atleast the physiology part. That would be more than sufficient.
Since most of the syllabus is already getting covered in your academic curriculum, have a firm grasp about the concepts being taught and keep revising them.For bio, start preparing at least before 15 days depending on your ability to manage daily routine along with this activity being taken up, so as to cover the above said portion.
- Guest answered 11 months ago
I read many answers on internet as well as on quora regarding the same doubt. The thing is some people tend to misguide others. Now listen up… as i have cleared JIT SA first stage 2016 and am waiting for the interview, i believe i am eligible to answer this question. Your main focus should be on biology as that is where most people lose marks. Now as a maths student i hated biology. BUT you have to do biology no matter how hard it seems. For biology class 11th course and diseases chapter from class 12th would more than required.
I gave 15 days of my preperation to biology. Ncert would be enough. Now for chemistry organic is most important. Thr organic part constitutes of only class 11th topics. These topics are covered in great detail in ncert. Most questions are from the reactions mentioned in the book so learn all of them. At least 9–10 questions are directly from these reactions. Other than that learn physical chemistry well. Do not care about inorganic. They never even ask a single question from inorganic. For physics i had gone through the entire class 12th course once. Read the textbook casually and draw some notes. I used halliday. Optics is the most important topic in physics having value if as high as 10 marks out of the total 25. For maths, class 11th beginning chapters like basic algebra would be enough. Revise all the class 10th topics properly in mathematics.
All thus seems too much so let me sum it up –
- Bio-11th and diseases from 12th
- Chem-mostly organic(only 11th course and mainly given rxn. NCERT is best) and physical.
- Physics-optics and mechanics and basic thermodynamics and electromagnetism(believe me a rough reading requires jst a week)
- Maths-mainly class 10th course and basuc 11th algebra.
Focus mainly on what the book wants to day rather than doing questions. I didnt even do a single problem from optics but still got all my optics questions right in JIT exam. Hope this helps
You don’t need much if you’re in a coaching class. But, different things work for different people.
So, I’m gonna tell what I did for preparations.
Along with my usual studies, I attempted previous year question papers of JIT
I did about 10 papers. Also, try attempting them in the time limit.
I used to persuade my teachers to clear my doubts.
And at the end, worked hard.
Work hard and you’ll get it.
Best of luck!!
10 tips to crack :-
- Analyse your Strengths and Weaknesses :- Before getting into preparation mode for JIT Aptitude Test, it is important for you to know your existing level of preparedness for the JIT exam. For this you need to check the previous year JITpapers and analyse where you stand.
- Integrate your JIT preparation with regular studies :- Since the questions asked inJIT is generally based on the syllabus of your regular class X/XI/XII studies, you need to bring clarity as to how you are going to utilize your academic syllabus and integrate your studies with JIT preparations.
- Refer to NCERT text books :-JIT aptitude test is basically a test of your fundamentals. Therefore, those who have studied NCERT study material thoroughly, cracking JIT becomes easier.
- Make a four-month strategy: you have enough time :- Generally,JIT is announced in the month of July. This is the time when generally your academic year ends and you have bandwidth to work on the competitive exams like JIT . TheJIT is generally held in the month of November.
- Group study: a miracle :- Never forget the miracle of group exercise. Nothing is more efficient idea to crack an exam like JIT than a group exercise. Make a study group of 5-10 friends for regular practice and study.
- Practice and revision: a key :- Though you have already prepared for yourJIT along with your class syllabus, but revision of the syllabus is still must for JIT preparations.
- Revisit question bank: avoid mistakes :- Create a question bank of those questions which you find difficult during your preparation. Practice those questions in the last week. This will help you remember your most common mistakes so that you will not repeat them in JIT exam hall.
- Take as many Mock tests as possible :- Mock tests are very important to regularly evaluate your preparation level forJIT exam. This also helps you to find weak areas and re-do your remaining preparation plan.
- Take sound sleep before the exam day and relax :- Go early to bed and get up early in the morning on the JIT exam day. Seven to eight hours of sleep will help you be ready for your exam. It will also help you digest whatever you have learnt in a day before.
10. Stay focused and clam during JIT exam :- Keep calm, cool and stable with your mind before exam. Never get stressed and depressed as exam date approaches. Just try to give your best and if you find your performance was not that well, there is not a need to worry.
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