I am so confused with which mechanisms should I remember or which reactions I should blindly mug up in JEE?

I am so confused with which mechanisms should I remember
or which reactions I should blindly mug up in JEE?

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The ìit-JEE exam is one of the toughest exams not only in
India but in the world. Therefore before starting my preparation I
took a small mentorship from the Exprto rankers JEE mentorship
program. There I got to connect with recent JEE toppers who gave
me guidance on how to prepare, which resources to use and many
more things.
Connecting with recent JEE toppers will benefit you alot and you
will be way ahead then your competitors even before starting your
journey. What I have noticed is that most organic chemistry
questions are just twisted ways of asking a handful of reactions
(aldol condensation, pinacol rearrangement etc.). Such reactions you
cannot afford to miss out on.
The best way to remember all this, however, is to make your own
short summaries and flowcharts (I did this for inorganic chemistry
but it’ll work for organic too). Include all the facts you can’t
remember in as concise a way as possible and keep revising it again
and again. If you’re having trouble with remembering mechanisms,
try to limit yourself to the mechanisms of all the NCERT reactions
first (even the ones whose mechanism is not mentioned in the book,
btw) and then move on to the other important ones, which aren’t that
many.
Do not copy anyone’s flow charts though. Make it a point to write
everything yourself. Keep solving questions; very often, the most
common questions become something like a reflex because you’ve
solved them so many times- you see the question and in a split
second, you know the answer.

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