How can I complete the vast syllabus of JEE in just one year?
You have the whole year to yourself and nothing distracts you
from JEE like boards and such. I would also suggest you to stick to
your own timeline of how to do things and not follow the coaching
institute too much. Here it goes:
It goes without saying that there should be an even distribution of
time between subjects as far as possible. If you are weak in a
particular subject, allow yourself to spend more time in it, but try to
finish almost all the subjects at once.
Meet the deadline for completing your subjects. Ideally it should be
by December, but since you have to go through all the subjects, you
can push it until mid-January.
You should follow a daily routine. Try not to get out of it. Your
friendships, relationships, relatives etc can wait for a while, JEE
doesn’t. So next year don’t go to parties, celebrations etc. When
deciding your daily routine, keep in mind that subjects that require
more understanding and learning like chemistry and some parts of
physics should be done in the morning for more effective learning.
Now it is quite difficult to complete one part of the subject after
another due to lack of time. So there is a method used by most of the
coaching institutes i.e. dividing one subject into two tracks. This
means you are doing two topics in the same subjects at the same
time. This is how I would divide the time in different subjects:
Physics: Mechanics and Electrodynamics should take the longest.
One way to manage time in Physics is to cover both of these
sections one at a time and complete the other sections
(Thermodynamics, Waves, Optics and Modern Physics) at the same
time. I would suggest that you learn these topics in the order I have
specified them, as often one topic has references or foundations in
one of the other sections.
Chemistry: Start physical chemistry and when you are done with say
half, start organic chemistry at the same time. When you’re done
with Physical, move on to Inorganic. Physical and organic chemistry
are longer sections and you should usually be able to master both
organic and inorganic chemistry at the end.
Maths: Following a certain order in maths is quite difficult, so I
would recommend you to follow the order given in the board book.
However, if you don’t want to do that, I would suggest you cover the
basics like trigonometry, basic algebra topics like quadratic
equations, sequences and series, inequalities, etc. and the basics of
coordinate geometry like lines and circles First. You can then move
on to higher topics such as complex numbers, then Algebra, vectors
and 3D geometry, probability and permutations, and calculus.
After your deadline is over and you’ve (hopefully) finished your
section, start doing one mock JEE paper every week or twice a
week. That’s the really, really important part because that’s what will
ultimately improve your grades. First hand experience of writing
JEE type exams is amazingly helpful. When writing these mock
exams, try to recreate the scenario in the exam hall (at the same time
of course) and write each exam as if it were a final. Keep repeating
the syllabus for the rest of the days.
Finally, evaluate yourself after the exam and circle the questions you
got wrong. When you’re done, go through each of these questions to
identify what you did wrong and see if you know what concepts
might be part of the solution. Review these concepts again and make
some examples based on them. Then try to solve it again. All such
questions should be solved and completed before you write your
next mock test. It’s going to be a tough year if you’re planning to
take it seriously. All the best.