All set for JEE? As we all know, JEE is one of the toughest entrance exams in India, hence finishing the paper on time is a big deal when you have only a limited period of time. There are few tricks which can help you answer the questions through a little bit of guts and guess-work.
Being a JEE aspirant, by now you must be aware of all the norms of the examination. In this post, specially when we are discussing about Guess-work then one of the most important feature of the exam you must make a note of is that there’s a negative marking for every wrong answer. Guessing is not a matter of luck, though it may sound so.
Wherever necessary, Draw a Diagram (small one though), or apply the most basic concept to calculate what the question is demanding. Making diagrams helps in better understanding and will aid in picking the correct answer.
Check the Dimensions or units of the options provided. For example, in Physics, if a question is asked about speed, then chuck off the options whose unit is not in the form of m/sec, km/h, or mph. It is the simplest trick of all and saves a lot of time.
Chuck off the Highest and Lowest value. A question with a numerical value as its answer, out of the four choices, usually the highest and lowest value is not the answer and can be eliminated. It may sound weird but almost 70% of the time, it works.
Play 50-50. No, it’s not the lifeline from KBC but instead of juggling between four options, pick any two and analyse whether they can be the correct choice or not? When you are sure that both of them are wrong, then pick the other two and do the same. This will ease your ‘getting confused’ state and will save you time.
In organic chemistry, the most easiest and convenient way to find out the correct option is by counting the number of carbons and the product and the reactant. It works.
Dimensional Analysis is a great trick and can be used in Physics and Chemistry. If you can analyse the physical quantity in terms of the same fundamental quantities (such as mass, length, or time), then you’ll see, easily your options out of 4 will come down to 2. If lucky enough, you can detect the answer at one go.
Most important mantra is to Move on. If you are not able to solve a problem sum within first two instances, then it’s advisable to skip to the next one. Discussing all about the guess-work is to save time, hence, wasting time in other way can be of adverse effect.
Definitely Attempt the ‘No-negative Marking’ Questions. In IIT JEE test, there are questions which don’t carry negative marking like question on ‘match the following.’ When you have nothing to lose, it’s better to attempt such questions, even if you are not confident of the answers.
There are few topics, recommended for you to learn thoroughly. Their concepts, formulas, equations are must learn things for JEE exam. Some of the major topics are –
Maths – Algebra, Differential calculus, Complex numbers, Permutation-Combination, Probability, Matrices, Integral calculus, Coordinate geometry.
Chemistry – Stereochemistry, GOC (General Organic Chemistry), Functional Group Analysis, Chemical Bonding and Coordination Chemistry.
Physics – Mechanics, Modern Physics, Kinematics and Particle dynamics, Thermodynamics, Optics, Electricity and Magnetism.
These are most important concepts, and if you are thorough with these, then JEE MCQs will not be of much of an issue for you.
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