How do I study for the IIT JEE physics?
Physics Preparation is based on 4 important pillars.
Without any one of them, IIT-JEE would be a challenge.
- Concept - Contrary to maths and chemistry, physics requires a very deep understanding of the subject. Questions in JEE Advanced are always based on very untouched or novel ideas that are not easily found in regular study materials or previous question papers. The only way to have a good hold on concepts is to practice, but not just any practice. A slow start, covering all the basics, and then a gradual inclination towards the serious concepts.
- Challenge- You need to sit on a challenging question, sometimes for hours until you yourself find a solution to it. Obviously this requires an experienced mentor who knows a students limits and can guide him through the various stages of challenging questions. Not everyone can handle all kinds of questions, so you might get stuck on something much out of your league and precious time will be lost. So in short Don’t try this at home. It can only be done under a mentorship.
- Practice- Just like Maths, this subject too requires at least 500 questions per chapter. Usually students just ask doubts or look for a soltution after 1–2 attempts of a total of less than 5 minutes. In these cases, it has become easier to find solutions online and everything seems well and good until you fail in the real paper. The reason of failure is not doing smart work. Smart work means discovering solutions, not just knowing it. Coz that’s the kind of Exam you are fighting for.
- Self-Evaluation- One has to know the truth about where one stands. If you don’t realise your position among your competitors, you might find yourself in a state of euphoria and overconfidence. So a national level test series is a simple and effective way to keep a hold of reality.
Last but not the least is not exactly a pillar for the study of physics. But something that applies to all subject. Yet it’s more important in physics. INTEREST. IF YOU DON’T FIND PHYSICS INTERESTING, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. The Greatest Physics Teacher of all times, Richard Feynmann said, 'If you find science boring, you’re learning it from a wrong teacher.’
Start by reviewing the basic concepts: Make sure you have a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of physics. Review topics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism.
Practice solving problems: The IIT JEE physics exam is known for its challenging problems. Practice solving a variety of problems to build your problem-solving skills.
Use study materials: Use study guides and textbooks specifically designed for the IIT JEE exam. These materials will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the topics covered on the exam and will also include practice problems.
Take mock tests: Take mock tests to simulate the actual exam experience. This will help you identify areas where you need to improve and will also help you become more comfortable with the format of the exam.
Join a coaching class: Joining a coaching class can provide you with the guidance and support you need to prepare for the IIT JEE physics exam.
Stay organized and manage your time: Create a study schedule and stick to it. Organize your notes and make sure to keep track of your progress.
Get sufficient rest: Make sure to take care of your physical and mental health by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and engaging in physical activities.
- Focus on understanding the basics of the subject rather than [memorizing the formulas].
- Pay attention to the derivations because complicated questions can be solved using the basics only.
- Try to visualize things specially in class 12th topics like Electrodynamics, Optics and Modern Physics. They are the scoring areas for you.
- You can refer to H.C. Verma as most teachers recommend it.
- For JEE advanced level problems you can go for Arihant series or Cengage series (I did both of them).
- The best way to master physics is by solving your coaching material because they provide you with a compact package of high quality questions.
- Attempt [previous years questions] in the later stages of your JEE preparation only.