TIPS TO PERFORM BETTER IN JEE MAINS CHEMISTRY
Chemistry for JEE Mains is basically divided into three parts namely organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. One thing which every JEE aspirant should keep in mind is that these three parts carry equal distribution of marks.
- This part is easy scoring. It is very important to be thorough with the basics.
- Be thorough with Nomenclature, stereochemistry and Reaction Mechanisms as this forms the basis of the whole of organic chemistry.
- The other topics include aromatic compounds, saturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, and ethers. It is very important to remember all the reagents. This will come only with practice. It is advisable to practice as many reactions as possible.
- The questions are simple but tricky. Solve previous papers. The model of questions does not change much. Make sure to go through NCERT books as most questions will be based on the concepts explained in NCERT books.
- The main topics are Mole Concept, Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibrium, Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding. These topics are concept oriented.
- Make sure to be thorough with the theory before solving the problems. Most of the problems are concept oriented.
- Always be thorough with the formulae. Make note of exceptions.
- It is advisable to remember the formulae since time is limited. Deriving the formulae during the examination will waste time.
- Major topics to focus on are Coordination Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Analytical Chemistry, Periodic Table, Chemical Reactions and Metallurgy. These topics are theoretical.
- Try to remember all the elements of the periodic table.
- Remember the general properties of each period and column.
- Make notes when you study about properties of all the groups along with their exceptions. It will help in last minute preparation.
- Since chemistry is a subject which contains a lot of theory and it can be forgotten easily, one should keep revising as much as possible. Practice as many question papers as possible.
- The questions are simple and how much you score depends on how well you can remember things.
- This section of the paper can be finished fast. It is always advisable to start with chemistry since it is easy and helps build confidence.
- Another important point to keep in mind is that you need not solve extremely complicated reactions and solve huge problems. Be thorough with NCERT book and follow any one reference book. Jagadamba Singh for organic chemistry and O.P.Tandon for physical chemistry are popularly used reference books.