A well-conceived study plan and regular mock tests would help you streamline your preparation to progressive perfection.

With NTA’s decision to conduct the JEE MAIN exams twice a year from, 2019 many aspirants are at an added advantage. The first phase of the JEE Main 2019 concluded on January 12 and the students who are not sure of getting a better rank also have a second chance to take exams in April (April 6-20). Registration for the April session will be starting from February 8 to March 7, 2019.

            The Common Rank List for JEE Main 2019 will be available in the first week of May after the declaration of the results of the April exam. The better of the scores of candidates who have appeared in both JEE Main January and April will be considered for the ranking purposes while the scores of the candidates who have appeared for just one exam will be used as it is. The common rank lists will denote the All India and Category ranks of the candidates and marks obtained. The JEE Main rank will the basis for admissions to the NIT’s, IIITs and GFTIs. For those who missed out on the first attempt or want to improve their ranking to qualify for JEE advanced, here is a better chance. Attempting the first Main exam should be considered as a mock test which clarifies the weak areas for detailed analysis and further preparations.


Identify the chapters whose questions were difficult to solve. Consult teachers and faculty for clearing doubts. Allocate extra hours every week for the difficult subjects and doubt-clearing sessions. Discipline is the key to follow the time table. Keep one hour in a week for self-analysis and correction.


Board exams and the second attempt to JEE Main being closely scheduled, preparations for both need to be planned meticulously. However, the challenge remains about how to focus and go about it to emerge victorious in both the exams. There are certain sub-topics in various subjects which generally get more weight age in the Boards because the questions are subjective type. There are also some topics which are included in JEE Main, but not part of the JEE Advanced exam and students tend to ignore them during their preparation. For example, in Physics, the chapters on Electronic Devices and Communications Systems are part of JEE Main and the Board exam, but not part of the JEE Advanced Exam. Students should carefully study these chapters along with the questions from other sample papers so that they can comfortably handle descriptive questions from these chapters.

Tips to score better in the JEE Main 2019 (April Session)
Solve at least 50-60 Numerical questions per day All Subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Set time limits for each question Improve your speed while solving problems
Start with the challenging areas first Prepare brief notes on the hardest sections
Categories  your Time table              Give proper time to those topics which you have missed in the  first attempt of JEE Main (Jan 2019), Work on  your weaker areas effectively and efficiently
Priorities by topic Develop your strategy to priorities  your subjects in accordance with your requirements
Analyses your mistakes and improve upon them Find out the points that you often face difficulty with and which slow you down. Seek help from teachers on these points
Never quit until you have achieved your daily target Once you have solved your daily problems, make tomorrow’s plan
Practice logical thinking, analytical skills and increase your mental ability Build your solutions step-by-step with conceptual thinking. Remove stray thoughts and increase your mental strength


Though a good number of problem-solving is essential, but one needs concept clarity to accelerate success as the exam may not have a fixed pattern. Though it is good to solve questions, focus more on making the concepts transparent.

            Aspirants are however advised to give in their best shot as it is finally the relative performance in the actual exam that will fetch you a good rank in JEE 2019.