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JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In More Regional Languages, Says Education Minister

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:51 am

JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In Multiple Regional LanguageFrom next year i.e. 2021, JEE Main will be conducted in more than just 3 regional languages, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Minister of India has announced. The decision was made by Joint Admission Board (JAB) for the conduct of the entrance exam in more regional languages to ensure all participants get equal opportunity. Currently the exam is conducted in only three languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati.


Question Bank for JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 released by Gujarat Board

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 09:15 am

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSEB) has released a Question Bank that comprises four key subjects, i.e, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics common to the official syllabus of all national-level and state-level entrance exams like JEE Main 2020, NEET 2020, GUJCET 2020 and so on. The question bank is released on the official gujrat-education.gov.in website. Students can download the question banks by clicking on the link given below.

Download the question bank in Gujrati here

Download the question bank in English here

Solving the question bank will turn out to be fruitful for all the aspirants who are due to take any of the entrance examinations in the coming months and get desired results. The board has released the question bank in Gujrati and English due to the fact that the majority of students from Gujarat study in either of the two languages. Students can download these question papers in any of the two languages and practice them to increase their chances of securing a rank and get into the top institutions.

How to Download Question Bank?

To download the question bank from the official website of GSEB students need to follow the steps mentioned below:-

Question Bank HomePage

  • Click on “Question Bank

Question Bank Step 2

  • Choose on the language and download the question paper from the links appear on the screen.

Question Bank Step 3

Revised schedule released for JEE Main 2020

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown, JEE Main 2020, like all the other state and national level entrance exams, had been postponed. It was earlier scheduled to be held from 5th to 11th April. However, the exam had to be rescheduled to a later date in order to conform to the norms of the lockdown amidst the outbreak.

On 5th May 2020, Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, through a webinar announced the JEE Main 2020 new examination dates. The exam will now be conducted from 18th – 23rd July 2020. Admit Cards will be issued 10 – 14 days prior to the exam.

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JEE Main Preparation Module Available for Free on National Digital Library of India (NDLI)

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 06:41 am

The JEE Main April Session and JEE Advanced examination for the year 2020 has been delayed until June 2020 because of the outbreak of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing the fatal COVID-19 disease with a daily exponential increase in infected patients. Cases have now crossed over 35,000 and fatalities have been well over 1,000. Multiple authorities from the world as well as India, including the conducting authority NTA, are trying to combat this disease. NDLI is now providing all the required facilities for students within their reach for studying at home.

National Digital Library of India (NDLI) already provided the JEE Advanced Preparation Module compiled by IIT Kharagpur for students last month. Now, NDLI has also provided the JEE Main Preparation Module for students who have been studying at home.

NDLI tweeted, “NDLI Tutor IIT-JEE already has the solutions for IIT-JEE ADVANCED and now keeping in mind the benefit of all aspiring IITians, it has been upgraded with the IIT-JEE MAINS solutions too. Begin preparing from our archives.”

Currently, JEE Main Preparation Module only includes JEE Main 5 Years’ Solved Papers by NDLI Tutor.

Steps to access JEE Main Preparation Module

To access JEE Main Preparation Module, students have to follow these steps-

  • Head over to the official website of NDLI – ndl.iitkgp.ac.in
  • Once the website is loaded, a pop-up will appear.
  • Click on “School” button. Students can also click on “Corona Outbreak: Study From Home”.
  • A new tab will open.
  • Here, students will find JEE Preparation Materials under Video Lectures
  • Click on JEE Main 5 Years’ Solved Papers.
  • Here, students will find JEE Main Papers from 2014 to 2018 Fully Solved.

How is JEE Main Preparation Module useful?

A few points which prove the usefulness of this JEE Main Preparation Module are given below-

  • Candidates can jump from one question to another using the question links provided on the right side of the web module.
  • Candidates can download the whole question paper as PDF and use these question papers offline.
  • NDLI Application for Android and iOS can also be used to access these modules free of cost.
  • Questions are available in English, Hindi and Gujarati similar to the actual examination.
  • Solutions are hidden and are visible only when the user clicks on “Solution to Question..” This engages the students to try the questions first, rather than reading the whole solution at first instance.

Candidates are advised to visit NDLI Website to access study material for JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 April Session has been delayed until June 2020 as per the statement by Union HRD Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal. There is uncertainty for the exam being held even in June 2020. Students are anxious as this will delay the entire admission process directly affecting their studies as a result. It is advised that students, must keep calm, and trust the exam authorities. Moreover, exam authorities as well as colleges will consider these extreme situations and will probably relax the regulations for students in this academic year. Ministry of Human Resource Development is also undergoing discussions with other authorities over the situation.

JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Important Topics and Strategies

Last updated on February 20th, 2021 at 01:10 pm

Mathematics is probably a lifesaver for a large number of aspirants of JEE Main. This is so because JEE Main Mathematics Preparation is comparatively easier than the other two sections. And due to a foundation based on Sets, Relations and Functions, the learning does not require to start everything from scratch. The first step that comes under the JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips is to be updated with the syllabus of JEE Main Mathematics 2021. Being well informed with the syllabus will definitely help you work upon the most important topics.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in 4 sessions.
  • The first session will be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021. Read More
  • NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main 2021 Exam pattern. Check New Exam Pattern here

Mathematics is yet considered to be hard because of the fear created out of it. To overcome your fear, you are advised to start preparing Mathematics pretty well in advance.

  • Candidates are advised to practice a sufficient number of IIT JEE previous year question papers.
  • When you will start solving previous years papers regularly, you will be able to know:
    1. the type of questions
    2. the patterns that might be present in the upcoming examination
    3. be able to figure out your weaknesses and strengths

In the article below, some suggestions can be useful on how to prepare Maths for JEE Main 2021. Let us start with some very basic JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips.JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips

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JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Basic Rules to Follow

  • Revision is Important: 
    • Students are required to organise their study time and revision time.
    • This is because revision ensures that you are on track with the topics which are not under purview but must be worked on.
    • Take regular breaks and practice JEE Main previous years’ question papers.
    • Revise the topics every alternate day or at least twice a week.
  • Topic-wise Mocks:
    • Attempting mock tests and practice papers can actually tell what level of preparation is needed.
    • Solving the question papers enables the candidates to know difficulty levels and their own preparation against it so they can work on their weak areas.
    • With online mocks, a deep analysis is easily available online, to understand accuracy, strong topics, time-consuming topics and weak topics.
  • Speedy Calculations:
    • With better practice, students will build speed in core topics.
    • This speed must be maintained during the examination as well.
    • Since there is no sectional timing, ensure that you solve enough questions from each section within 1 and a half hour (90 minutes) such that the score reaches the expected cutoff.
  • Accurate Answers:
    • If you follow the speed rule in the first 90 minutes, follow the accuracy rule in the next 90 minutes.
    • Instead of solving maximum questions, try solving what you can, but with accurate answers.
    • This will help build your score and might help you score 90+ in JEE Main Maths.


JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Key Pointers

  • Firstly, the trend of questions from previous year question papers can be analysed. Questions come from almost every chapter in the exam.
  • Secondly, attempt the official JEE Main Mock Test. It will help you overcome the nervousness of exam halls.
  • Also, you can learn a formula only through practice. It is very crucial to know all the Mathematics Important Formulas to score better.
  • Solve online mock tests on a table and chair. It gives an exam hall viewpoint and helps with time management.
  • The graphical approach helps a lot in solving Mathematics questions. Try using that.
  • Hit and trial method works in some questions where reverse calculations might be time-consuming. Use it with care.
  • While solving questions, make sure you do not make the most common errors. Marks in JEE Main 2021 will be only for the right answer.
  • Strengthen your grip on function theory because it is the foundation for almost each and every topic of class 11th and 12th.
  • If solving questions on a rough sheet, use as many sheets as required. Do not scribble over and over on the same sheet.
  • Spend around 5 to 10 minutes, in the beginning, searching for easy questions from all the 25 questions. 40% to 50% of JEE Main Mathematics questions are easy and scorable. Around 20% to 30% are moderate and almost 10% to 20% difficult.
  • Instead of getting entangled in tough questions, you must try to solve easy questions. Approximately, 20 questions can be solved in 60 minutes that way. Every single mark counts. Don’t waste time.
  • Focus on the topics you have a good grip over. Pay attention to them. Memorise formulas and concepts of all the major topics.

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JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Crucial Topics

  1. Calculus: Calculus is one of the largest topics of mathematics. It is divided into two major studies – Differential and Integral calculus. Key topics to study in differential calculus are – limits and continuity, application of derivatives, differentiation. Key topics from integral calculus are – Indefinite integral, definite integral, the area under curves.
  2. Coordinate Geometry: Comparatively easy and scorable, coordinate geometry is the study of shapes and curves on a graph. Major topics to be covered under coordinate geometry are – straight lines, hyperbola, parabola, ellipse, circle.
  3. Trigonometry: Trigonometry has been considered one of the most important topics since class 10th. Students must have a command over the basics of trigonometry. JEE Main and other exams have questions from trigonometric ratios and trigonometric functions. These are scorable and are moderately tough.
  4. Algebra: This is the vastest topic of Mathematics. Questions from algebra could vary from easy to very hard. It depends on your ability to decipher how long a question can take. Major topics to be covered under algebra are – sets, relations and functions, matrices and determinants, permutations and combinations, complex numbers, probability, differential equations, quadratic equations and expressions, progressions and series, binomial theorem.

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How to Study Maths for JEE Main 2021 at home?

It is a proven fact that when you are at your home, books are the best source of knowledge to study properly. But it is also very important to note that due to the changed exam mode into the computer-based environment, JEE Main 2021 will not be exactly a pen and paper-based exam. Students also require to learn various tricks over how to increase productivity while attempting the full examination of 3 hours. Given below are some JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips to Study from Home.

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Question Paper PDFs for JEE Main Mathematics Preparation (by Allen Kota)

To begin with the JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips at home, it is often suggested that computers and smartphones are contributors to distractions. To end this struggle for students, download these question paper PDFs of JEE Main 2019 Mathematics section prepared by Allen Kota. If possible, it is also suggested to print these papers and solve them offline in a traditional pen and paper mode. Do remember to first use “Papers & Answers” as this pushes you to attempt the questions on your own, rather than copying the whole solution. Given below are links for JEE Main Mathematics PDF question papers:

Date Shift Papers & Answers Paper & Solutions
9 January 1 Click Here Click Here
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10 January 1 Click Here Click Here
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11 January 1 Click Here Click Here
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12 January 1 Click Here Click Here
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Free Online Mock Tests Provided by NTA for JEE Main Mathematics Preparation

Another part of JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips at home is free online mocks. The online mock tests provided by NTA (National Testing Agency) are a simulation of the actual exam which will help students understand how to attempt the examination in a computer-based environment. The only disadvantage here is that these are full mock tests and not subject-wise mock tests. Although, students can utilise this portal if they have completed the syllabus for JEE Main Mathematics and want to do revision.

  • To access the mock tests head over to this website – https://nta.ac.in/quiz.
  • After this, just select the examination and paper from 2020, 2019, or 2018 sessions.
  • Once selected, start your mock test.


NTA Content-Based Lectures (by IIT-PAL) for JEE Main Mathematics Preparation

National Testing Agency has provided video lectures recorded by a few reputed IIT Professors under the nemesis of IIT-PAL on Youtube. These lectures are divided into sub-topics for each chapter to focus only on main topics. There are more than 200 videos of approximately 50 to 60-minute runtime for each video. This is probably one of the most useful JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips. To access these videos-

  • To begin with, head over to the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in
  • Next, click on the ‘Students’ tab.
  • Then, under the ‘Test Practice’ section, select ‘Content Based Lectures’.


JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: E-Learning Platforms

There are various e-learning platforms which are the best source for preparation of almost each and every competitive examination. In the past few years, the use of smartphones and online courses have increased multiple folds due to decreased cost of the internet in India. A lot of Ed-Tech companies started growing and now provide video lectures, mock tests, study material and a lot more stuff which helps students improve their preparation levels. Given below are some E-learning portals which can help students boost their JEE Main Mathematics Preparation.

  • Unacademy

  • This is the largest learning platform in India with a continuously growing user base.
  • Students can watch completely free lectures on various subjects and topics directly streamed by the toppers of various examinations.
  • Also, students can interact with the educators or teachers through the comment section given below the video.
  • EduRev

  • This application is a learning application which provides subject-wise notes and video lectures.
  • It also houses a large number of Mock Tests and topic-wise tests for students to work on their weak topics.
  • Students will also find a large database of questions from previous years provided within the application.
  • Khan Academy

  • This application provides video lectures according to the curriculum of CBSE and for IIT JEE too.
  • Video lectures of Khan Academy are very well explained to understand the topics of JEE Main Mathematics thoroughly.
  • With each video lecture, students are also asked questions on the topic for which they earn points and badges as rewards.
  • Vedantu

  • This application houses all the major resources required for a student.
  • From Solutions of questions from books of major writers to All India Mock Tests and live video lectures, students will find all the necessary resources, completely free!
  • The speciality of this application is their in-house WAVE technology which lets students (or users) interact with a question put-up on the screen by the educator.


JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Weightage Analysis

Given below is the chapter-wise weightage of JEE Main Mathematics which will help you understand what topics should be given more time. It is nonetheless a universal fact that about 30-40% of the syllabus is part of the Calculus which is divided into Limits and Derivatives, Differentiation, Integration, Applications of Calculus, Differential Equations and much more. Students who can complete Calculus build huge confidence to cover other chapters as well.

Topic Number of Questions
Sets, Relations and Functions 1
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 2
Matrices and Determinants 2
Permutations and Combinations 1
Mathematical Induction 1
Binomial Theorem and its applications 1
Sequences and Series 2
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 1
Differential Calculus 4
Integral Calculus 5
Differential Equations 1
Coordinate Geometry 2
Three Dimensional Geometry 3
Vector Algebra 1
Statistics and Probability 2
Trigonometry 2
Mathematical Reasoning 1


Recommended Books for JEE Main Mathematics Preparation

Mathematics section requires comprehensive preparation. The following table represents some of the best books for JEE Main along with their author’s name that students can prefer for their Maths Section preparation:

Book Author
IIT Mathematics M.L. Khanna
Differential Calculus Das Gupta
Class XI and XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Mathematics for JEE Main Cengage (Publisher)
Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE Amit Agarwal
Calculus and Analytic Geometry Thomas and Finney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I. A. Maron
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight


JEE Main Mathematics Preparation Tips: Few Sample Questions

Question 1.

The locus of the point of intersection of the lines xcost+(1-cost)y=asint and xsint-(1+cost)y+asint=0 is

1) x2-y2=a2 3) y2 = ax

2)x2+y2=a2 4) x2 = ay


Rearranging the above equations, we get

1-cost/sint=a-x/y and 1+cost/sint=a+x/y

multiplying the above equations ,we get x2+y2=a2

Question 2.

Lines ax+by+c=0, where 3a+2b+4c=0 & a,b,c all belong to the set of real numbers that are concurrent at the point?

1) (3,2) 3) (3,4)

2) (2,4) 4) (3/4, 1/2)


We know that,

3a+2b+4c =0

which equals (3/4)a+(1/2)b+c=0

So, the line passes through (3/4,1/2)

Question 3.

If the area of the triangle formed by the equation 8×2-6xy+y2=0 and the line 2x+3y=a is 7 then the value of a is?

1) 14 3) 7

2) 28 4) 17


Equation of the sides of the given triangle are y=2x, y=4x and 2x+3y=a

So, vertices of the triangle are (a/8,a/4);(a/14,2a/7) and (0,0)

By the determinant method, the area of the triangle formed by these coordinates comes out to be a2/112 which is equal to 7

This gives the value of a as 28.

Question 4.

If the line x=k; k= 1,2,3,…..,n meet the line y=3x+4 at the points Ak(xk,yk), k= 1,2,3…..,n then the ordinate of the centre of the mean position of points Ak, k= 1,2,3,…..,n is

1) n+1/2 3) 3(n+1)/2

2) 3n+11/2 4) None of the above


We have yk=3k+4, the ordinate of intersection of x=k and y=3x+4 . So the ordinate of the mean position of the points Ak k= 1,2,3,…..,n is

(1/n){sum of all yk’s} which comes out to be 3n+11/2

Question 5.

If the point (3,4) lies on the locus of the point of intersection of the lines xcost+ysint =a and xsint-ycost=b, the point (a,b) lies on the line 3x-4y=0 then |a+b|=?

1) 1 3) 7

2) 3 4) 12


Squaring and adding the given equations of the lines we get

x2+y2=a2+b2 as the locus of the point of intersection of these lines.

Since (3,4) lies on the locus we get


Also (a,b) lies on 3x-4y=0 so 3a-4b=0

Solving the two equations for a and b, we get |a+b|= 7

Question 6.

Equation of the circle with centre (-4,3) touching internally and containing the circle x2+y2=1is

1) x2+y2+8x-6y+9=0 3) x2+y2-8x+6y+9=0

2)x2+y2+8x-6y+11=0 4) x2+y2-8x+6y-11=0


Let the equation of the required circle be (x+4)2+(y-3)2=r2

If the above circle touches the circle x2+y2=1 internally, then the distance between the centres of the circles is equal to the difference of their radii


Which implies r=6

So the equation of the circle is x2+y2+8x-6y-11=0

Question 7.

If the normal chord at a point ‘t’ on the parabola y2=4axsubtends a right angle at the vertex, then the value of t is

1)4 3) 3

2)1 4) 2


Equation of the normal at ‘t’ to the parabola y2=4ax is y= -tx+2at+at3

The joint equation of the lines joining the vertex to the points of the intersection of parabola and the normal is



Since these lines are at right angles so the coefficient of x2+y2=0

So, it comes out to be 2.

Question 8.

The angle between a diagonal of a cube and one of its edges is,

1) cos-1(1/3) 3) /3

2) /4 4) /6


Let a= a1i, b=a1j ,c=a1k.

Then the vector d= a1(i+j+k) is a diagonal of the cube. The angle between one of the edges a, b or c and the diagonal d is given by,

cos=a.d/|a||d| which comes out to be cos-1(1/3).

Question 9.

Volume of the tetrahedron with vertices P(-1,2,0) ; Q(2,1,-3) ; R(1,0,1) and S (3,-2,3) is

1) 1/3 3) 1/4

2) 2/3 4) ¾


Volume of the tetrahedron is given by a scalar triple product,

Volume of tetrahedron= ⅙|PQ.(PR x PS)|

Here PQ, PR and PS are three vectors made from the above provided coordinates.

So, the volume of tetrahedron comes out to be ⅔ after solving the triple product.

Question 10.

If A,B,C and D are four points in space and |ABxCD+BCxAD+CAxBD|=(area of triangle ABC). Then the value of is-

1) 1 3) 3

2) 2 4) 4


Let D be the origin of reference and DA=a, DB= b, DC= c

So, |ABxCD+BCxAD+CAxBD|= |(b-a) x (-c) +(c-b) x (-a) + (a-c) x (-b)|

= 2|axb+bxc+cxa|

=2(2 area of ABC)

Hence equals 4


JEE Main Syllabus 2021

The JEE Main Syllabus 2021 for all the three subjects are given below in brief.

  1. JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Sets, relations and functions, complex numbers and quadratic equations, matrices and determinants, permutations and combinations, mathematical signs, binomial theorems, etc.
  2. JEE Main Physics Syllabus – Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Functions, Gravity, Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Energy and Power, Rotating Motion etc. Check Complete JEE Main Syllabus for Physics
  3. JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus – Basic concepts of chemistry, chemical bonds and molecular structures, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, states of substances etc. Check Complete JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry

Mathematics can be easily scorable if you know the tricks and short methods for harder calculations. Remember that in a board examination marks are given for each step but in competitive exams like JEE Main, each question has 4 marks only. Now that question can take 10 steps or it can take 2 steps. That choice is the smart decision which brings out the toppers.

Keep revising your topics and maintain a small handbook for the basic formulae of trigonometry, calculus and other major sections. Mathematics is a mixture of hard work and smart work. You cannot just rely on one of them to ensure a good score. Work on your weak topics but even more on strong topics to give you an edge on them.

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Q. When should I start preparing for JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 10:59 am

Ans.We strongly advise the candidates to commence their preparation as soon as possible. It is preferable to start from class XI or XII alongside board exam preparations. With this, candidates get enough time to study and complete the syllabus along with ample time in their hands for revision which is as important as preparation.

Q. What are the best books for JEE Main 2021 Mathematics preparation? 

Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 11:00 am

Ans. Maths XI & XII recommended books by NCERT are:

  •  Coordinate Geometry S. L. Loney
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight
  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
Q.Is it possible to get a good rank in JEE Main if I prepare well in 6 months?

Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 11:01 am

Ans. Yes, it is possible for you to get a good rank in JEE Main with 6 months of preparation. For that, you will have to work hard for the exam to complete the exam syllabus as soon as possible and start revision timely.

Q.Is taking a drop to prepare for the JEE Main 2021 exam, a good idea?

Last updated on February 20th, 2021 at 11:30 am

Ans.As per the current situation, we would suggest that there is no harm in taking a drop to prepare for the JEE Main 2021. It is alright if you couldn’t study properly alongside your Class XII boards and couldn’t sit for the exam with absolute comfort. Start with a fresh mind next year and make it your goal to crack the exam.

Q. How to practice for the problems asked in JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on October 20th, 2020 at 11:02 am

Ans.The best way to practice for JEE Main 2021 is to solve maximum sample papers and take up as many mock tests as possible. If candidates attempt mock tests on a regular basis, they will get to know how questions should be answered during the real exam.

JEE Main Toppers’ Tips and Strategies For 2021

Last updated on February 11th, 2021 at 01:11 pm

India is at the pinnacle of producing engineers every year and the first step to becoming one is JEE Main. With the growing competition, it is difficult to get into top engineering colleges of your choice. Therefore, acing the JEE Main exam is necessary. The smartest way to prepare for JEE Main is by following the footsteps of students who have already aced it. Let’s go through some Tips and Strategies from IIT JEE Main Toppers 2020 to crack the exam and finally, delve deep into the details of how to join the rank of top 100 in JEE Main 2021.

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JEE Main 2020 Toppers – Preparation Tips and StrategiesJEE Main 2020 Toppers' Tips and Strategies

JEE Main toppers from the April/ September 2020 session have shared their preparation tips and strategy down below. A total of 24 candidates scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main April/ September 2020 Session. Let us go through tips and strategies revealed in interviews of JEE Main Toppers.

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Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Shankar

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: One should go through the JEE Main syllabus thoroughly and clear all the concepts. Start analysing your level of preparation with mock tests and practise paper only after your basic concepts are clear.

Landa Jitendra

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Study material provided by the coaching and mastering the concepts of NCERT books fetched him this score. The school and coaching helped him to manage well between board exams and JEE Main 2020 preparations

Divyanshu Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Self-study in a day for 8-9 hours is his mantra, which helped him in scoring the highest marks

Tushar Sethi

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Stay focused and consistent in your preparation. Also, you should remain calm during the exam.

Nishant Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He has been preparing from the very start to get a very good score in JEE Main. Mentors played a pivotal role in clearing all the doubts and motivated him to do well in the exam

Chirag Falor

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Never lose hope in yourself. At times when you get tired or bored from preparation, don’t get distracted through other means of entertainment but focus on studying some other subjects. This will refresh your mind and you will also not waste any time.

Nisarg Chadha

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He credits his success to religiously solving previous years papers and mock series. He also stresses the importance of taking breaks and pursuing hobbies

Muhender Raj

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: He advises the students to focus on preparation without thinking about the results as success always comes with hard work. Time management and self-motivation are also important factors behind the success.

Gurkirat Singh

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: According to Gurkirat Singh, taking online mock tests daily and solving more and more sample paper helps a lot in preparation as they familiarise you with the exam pattern.

Akhil Jain

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Akhil believes it is crucial to be thorough with NCERT books. According to him, practice is key to acing JEE Main exam. He also mentions the positive impact distance from social media had on his JEE Main preparation journey

Chukka Tanuja

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: The strategy behind clearing the exam is to clear your concepts beforehand and manage your time well during the exam. Practise mock tests and learn from your mistakes during those mock tests.

Parth Dwivedi

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Diligently giving mock tests online was his recipe for success. While textbooks teach basic concepts, Parth says that mock tests give a clear idea of how the exam could be

Rongala Arun Siddardha

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Arun says that his success was a result of a well-scheduled study plan which not only focused on studies but also devotes enough time for mental and physical fitness

Kunwar Preet Singh

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 99.99 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Regular studies and revision was his game plan and it paved well and helped him score well in JEE Main. Appearing in computer-based mock tests will also help to perform well in the exam

Chagari Koushal Kumar reddy

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: One should have a clear grasp of the basics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics by following NCERT with other books for solving higher-level problems.

Harshvardhan Agarwal

  • JEE Main 2020 NTA Score: 100 Percentile
  • Prep Tips and Strategy: Focus, hard work and being continuous in preparation is the key to success. Starting early helps a lot as you get more time to prepare and practise more.

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JEE Main Toppers List: September 2020 Session

JEE Main was conducted in September 2020. 24 students got 100 percentile and became JEE Main toppers. Given below is the JEE Main 2020 topper list for April/ September session.

S. No. Candidates Name State Code of Eligibility
1. Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
2. Gurkirat Singh Delhi (NCT)
3. Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
4. Landa Jitendra Andhra Pradesh
5. Swayam Shashank Chube Maharashtra
6. Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCT)
7. YSS Narasimha Naidu Andhra Pradesh
8. R Muhender Raj Rajasthan
9. Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
10. Harshwardhan Agarwal Haryana
11. Tushar Sethi Delhi
12. Vadapalli Arvind Narsimha Telangana
13. Chirag Falor Delhi
14. Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy Telangana
15. Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar Andhra Pradesh
16. Akhil Agarwal Rajasthan
17. Akhil Jain Rajasthan
18. Chukka Tanuja Telangana
19. Shiva Krishna Sagi Telangana
20. Deeti Yeshash Chandra Telangana
21. Morreddigari Likhith Reddy Telangana
22. Rachapalle Shashank Anirudh Telangana
23. Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
24. Laksh Gupta Delhi

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Books Suggested by JEE Main Toppers

Given below are some best books to prepare for JEE Main Paper 1 suggested by the JEE Main toppers which can help you boost your preparation. Suggestions are for JEE Main Paper 1 which has three sections – Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. These books will help students in studying the logic behind every concept more deeply. Let us have a look on the list below-


Book Title Author
Concepts of Physics Volume I and II H.C.Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Problems in General Physics I.E.Irodov


Book Title Author
Trigonometry S.L.Loney
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
Maths XI and XII NCERT
Coordinate Geometry S.L.Loney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I.A.Maron


Book Title Author
Numerical Chemistry P.Bahadur
Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd
Organic Chemistry Paula Brice
Inorganic Chemistry J.D.Lee

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Weightage Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1

Given below is a paper analysis of JEE Main September 2020 paper. The data based on previous year is used for approximating the amount of questions that can be asked in the coming exam. Some of the Important Topics for JEE Main as visible from the data below are – Mechanics in Physics, Mole Concepts and Compounds in Chemistry, Integral and Differential Calculus in Maths. Check the data below for a better analysis-


Name of the Topic No. of Questions  Marks
Optics 3 12
SHM & Waves 2 8
Heat & Thermodynamics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20
Current Electricity 3 12
Magnetics 2 8
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Electrostatics 3 12
Kinematics 1 4
Law of Motion 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Centre of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4



Name of the Topic Number of Questions Marks 
Transition elements and Coordination Geometry 3 12
Periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Thermodynamics and Gaseous State 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Solid State and Surface Chemistry 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry and Environment 2 8
Mole Concept 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Electrochemistry 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Carbohydrates, Amino Acid and Polymers 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4



Name of the Topic Number of Questions Marks
Trigonometry 1 4
Matrix and Determinants 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Coordinate Geometry 02 08
Integral Calculus 3 12
Differential Calculus 1 4
Probability and Statistics 2 8
3-D Geometry 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Permutation and Combination 1 4
Binomial Theorem 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4


JEE Main Toppers Tips: Expert Analysis

  • Understand your Question Paper –
    • Try solving as many mock papers as possible.
    • It will provide an insight into the topics that you are good at and the ones that you need to work on.
    • This way, you can turn your Achilles heel into your armour.
    • You can attempt JEE Main Mock Tests from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m and from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Repetition is the key to success
  • Revisit and Revise – 
    • Inculcating knowledge is what a student stresses on. But what they fail to realise is that it is absolutely crucial to recall and reproduce
    • Set the weekends aside to revise the topics covered during the week
    • At the end of the month, evaluate how well you have studied and understood the topics covered

JEE Main Toppers Tips for Preparation in 1 Month

  • Utilize your time effectively –
    • With less hand in time, it is slightly tedious to cover voluminous books with exams at the corner. Hence, flashcards and short notes are key to revisit everything covered
    • Summarizing the topics, in brief, will enable students to revise well and also cover formulas and other important topics. This handy tool will prove to be a smart choice of revision at the last stage of preparation for the exam
  • Keep your health in check – 
    • One key component to be kept in mind is health. In the throes of preparation, health is in a back burner.
    • Students tend to ignore that a sound body leads to a sound mind
    • Eating the right food and hydrating yourself provides good fuel to the brain
    • Negative stress has never been any good and never will be
    • Practice meditation and visualizing your destination for a smooth and happy journey
  • Know your syllabus
    • Familiarize yourself with the Syllabus of JEE Main 2020
    • Categorize your strengths and weaknesses based on the outlined course of study
    • Deciding how much time to be spent on a topic would be easy.

Other Important Tips by JEE Main Toppers

  • Knowing the syllabus will not suffice. Prepare yourself with the JEE Main Exam Pattern in mind.
  • Candidates appearing for this exam have to surf through the earlier question papers to be mentally prepared. So, knowing the syllabus and exam pattern will set you ahead in the battle.
  • Sticking to a few reference books is very important. Starting with basics is the first step, and there’s only one way to go about this. It is NCERT. I can’t stress enough the importance of NCERT. NCERT is the basic template on which you can elevate by studying additional reference books.

Aspirants can also find JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips by JEE Main toppers on Quora. The platform is great in terms of finding the right answers from the right audience. To wrap up, read the running notes thoroughly which you have jotted down. If you have coaching centre study materials, then utilise them with full efficiency. Knowing topic-wise weightage will save a lot of time. It will be a great help for you to chart out your study plan and follow it through.

JEE Main Toppers FAQs

Q.What are the highest marks in JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 03:52 pm

Answer: JEE Main 2020 topper got 100 percentile.

Q.Who was JEE Main 2020 topper?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 03:53 pm

Answer: There were 24 students who scored a perfect 100 percentile in JEE Main 2020 April/ September session. However, as per Press Release, Nishag Chadha was AIR 1 in JEE Main 2020.

Q.What were JEE Main toppers 2019 marks?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 03:53 pm

Answer: JEE Main 2019 topper, Navneet Jindal from Delhi secured 99.99 percentile.

Q.Will I be eligible for JEE Advanced if I scored 200 in JEE Main?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 03:54 pm

Answer: To be eligible for JEE Advanced, candidates from General category must score at least 200-210 in JEE Main.

Q.Is 98 percentile good in JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 03:55 pm

Answer: 98 percentile is a good score in JEE Main and it can help you get a good college, and qualify for JEE Advanced too.

Online Lectures by IIT Professors for JEE Main 2020 Uploaded on nta.ac.in

Last updated on April 20th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

NTA (National Test Agency) has launched online content lecture series for aspirants of JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 delivered by faculty from IITs. This videos are part of the IIT PAL (Professor Assisted Learning) initiative which is another in line of major efforts taken by NTA and MHRD to facilitate students’ preparations using free and self-sustained coaching methods for JEE Main Preparation.

Several lectures are provided by IIT professors on various topics in accordance with the syllabus of exam. Lectures are dispensed on Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

With this initiative, students would have an easy reach to different topics from the portion of JEE Main and NEET 2020 syllabus. The lectures can be obtained from the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in.


Benefits of Starting JEE Main Preparation Early

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:58 pm

JEE Main 2021 February session has already been concluded, and the next 3 sessions are also scheduled to be conducted soon. JEE Main is among the most competitive exams in the world which sees a participation of approximately 1 million candidates every year. To get a seat in NITs or IITs through JEE requires a lot of effort and one has to supersede huge competition to succeed. So, what’s the ideal time to start JEE Main Preparation?

Therefore, to ace such an exam, one has to start early. Well, there are always some people who do not start early and do perform well in the exam, but if one considers an average aspirant, starting early is always beneficial. It brings several benefits and a different level of comfort, which can’t be gained by starting late. Today, we present you the major benefits of starting early for JEE preparation, which will be enough to convince you to adapt this strategy. Here we go: –

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More Time, Better Planning

When you have a healthy amount of time, you can plan in a much better way than having a limited amount of time. The issue with starting late is that you cannot play a wrong move in your preparation strategy, because one wrong move can waste a healthy chunk of time. For instance, one month wasted out of 6-8 months is a much bigger loss than one month lost from 2 years.

  • Further, when you have enough time with you, you can do better introspection and can analyze your strengths and weaknesses better.
  • So if you are good in mathematics, then you can start devoting lesser time to it.
  • Or if you are weak in chemistry, you can start solving more such questions.
  • So starting early gives you the comfort of trying different strategies and thus in better planning.

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You can get your basics right smoothly

Getting the basics right is a very important aspect of preparing for JEE Main. Many times, we have seen students struggling in some tricky questions in the exam. This is majorly because such unique questions required a little more deeper applications of the basics which candidates were not aware of.

  • But when you prepare in a rapid-fire mode, sometimes the basics don’t get the attention they deserve.
  • While when you have a healthy amount of time, you can always work on your basics better.
  • Especially, if you were not good at science in Class 8, 9 and 10, you should definitely start early.
  • Plus, this also gives you time to solve a diverse range of questions from books of various authors, which is always a benefit.
  • Thus, with a longer period, you can ace the core syllabus of JEE Main in a proper manner, which ultimately helps in mastering tougher questions better.

More Mocks, More Practice

It is quite obvious that when you have more time, you can always solve more questions. You can solve NCERT books, Past year papers, your coaching institute’s material (if any) and some recommended books too. While in rapid fire preparation, you may not be able to go through all 4 of these. So one big benefit with starting early is that you can do more questions from diverse sources, which in turn would make you a better prepared and confident candidate.

  • Along with this, we all know that Mock Tests are an essential thing today.
  • In the long run, you can take more mock tests and thus can get ready for the D-day better.
  • Always realize that someone having 20-25 mock tests under his belt always has a better idea of the exam than someone having 10 mocks.
  • So starting early lets you understand the exam itself in a better way.


You Can Balance Other Things With JEE Pretty Well

Well, when you are preparing for JEE Main, you are not just preparing for JEE. There are class 12 boards, other competitive examinations and many other things to deal with. And since JEE’s syllabus is humongous and competition is ruthless, managing other things with JEE becomes very tough.

  • But when you have a good amount of time, let’s say two years, then you can manage all such things pretty comfortably.
  • So you can appear for exams like KVPY, other engineering entrance exams, or can even involve better in your hobbies and co-curricular activities.
  • And plus, you can focus better on your Class 12 boards, which is quite significant even in your career.

So starting early lets you ease out things, rather than rushing for everything relentlessly.

You can learn from others as well

When you devote a longer period of time to JEE Preparation, one benefit that you get is that you can see what other people did wrong in their final JEE exam. You can take advice from repeaters or toppers, about what to do and what not to do. Although your teachers will always be there to help you, the learning from actual test takers are an added advantage.

With ample time in hand, you can also gauge the trends of the exam in a better way and thus can somehow get ready for the exam in a better manner. Moreover, you can use various Android apps for JEE Main 2021 preparation.

Conclusion: How early should one start?

So if starting early is better, should I start preparing for JEE right from class 5, or maybe even before that? Well, it’s only good as a joke, don’t take it seriously.

Starting from class 5, 6, 7 or 8 is un-needingly early. In our opinion, the best time to start is right after your class 10 board exams. At this moment, you are good enough to know what you are doing, and can maintain that motivation level to work hard too. Plus, 2 years are enough to prepare for any entrance exam in India, so you need not go beyond that.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is one month of preparation enough to crack JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:54 pm

Answer: In order to crack JEE Main 2021, you need to have a detailed and well planned study plan. You need to study all the topics thoroughly, prepare notes and revise from them. All this will require more than 1 month. However, one month is enough for revision but as per experts a thorough preparation of more than 1 month is required to score good marks in JEE Main 2021.

Q.What is the proper way of starting the preparation for JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:55 pm

Answer: You should always start with the basics and cover NCERT books first. Only after you are thorough with the basics, move to the other reference books. Next and the most important step is to practise sample papers and mock tests. Solve all previous year question papers and keep revising all the important points.

Q.Is 90 percentile in JEE Main a good score?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:55 pm

Answer: Yes, 90 percentile is a good score and you have chances of making it to a good college with this score.

Q.How can I revise for JEE Main 2021 in 1 month?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:56 pm

Answer: 1 month is enough for JEE Main revision. You can read about the detailed 1 month revision plan here.

Chapters for JEE Main 2020 Last Minute Preparation

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 09:24 am

If you are appearing for the April session of JEE Main 2020 then you might be in the final lap of your preparation. With approximately one month time left for the April session of JEE Main 2020, it’s important to brush up on important concepts and formulas to deliver your best on the D-day. JEE Main 2020 is scheduled from April 05 to April 11, 2020 in online mode only.

Now, the question arises before aspirant about how to choose topics for revision or say how to prioritize among topics from the huge syllabus of JEE Main.

Well, you don’t need to worry anymore. To facilitate you in making the most out of last-minute JEE Main 2020 preparation and devise an effective strategy, we have put together a comprehensive list of important chapters to be covered from each subject.