JEE Mains results for the first phase have been declared. Though the final results and cut-off will be decided after the second phase results, students above the 89 percentile in JEE Mains (phase 1) will probably be declared JEE Mains qualified.
Based on last year’s parameters, out of 160 Prime Academy students, more than 108 have qualified for JEE Advanced. 6 of them have crossed the 99 percentile mark.
Those who have already crossed the 96 percentile mark are strong contenders for getting into IITs. Though they are advised to appear for JEE mains phase 2 to improve their percentile and gain experience of examination conditions, they should primarily focus on JEE Advanced by taking frequent mock tests and practising Advanced level problems.
Those students who couldn’t do well in 1st phase shouldn’t lose heart and continue to focus on the second phase of JEE mains. There have been many cases where students with less than 80 percentile jumped to 98 in the second phase. Check the questions of the first phase JEE Mains paper and identify 20-25 questions (out of 90) which you can handle easily.
Approximately ten straightforward questions will fetch you 40 marks in one hour. Apart from these, 15 more questions with high accuracy and a slow speed of eight minutes per question will account for the 93 percentile.
Let’s analyse the previous year’s JEE mains paper. We can spot a 10th standard-level question of height and distance, one-two from statistics, and one from mathematical reasoning in maths. Most of these problems are fundamental school-level problems.
One basic Kirchoff’s law and kinematics problem in Physics can be seen. There are a couple of direct formula-based problems from Modern Physics and Thermodynamics. These topics are of dual importance as they are common in Chemistry and Physics, and relatively straightforward problems are asked. Questions from Bio-chemistry and surface chemistry are also prevalent in chemistry.
(Mr. Lalit Kumar, Founder, Prime Academy Pune has mentored more than 3000 IITians in his teaching career of 21 years. He is B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay and has the distinct achievement of becoming one of the youngest author of IEEE publication as he presented his technical paper on ‘Power Distribution and Automation’ in 2001. He can be contacted on email