JEE Main 2023 Preparation tips

JEE Main 2023 Study plan and Preparation tips - Candidates appearing for JEE main 2023 exam should have a clear study plan and should adhere to it in order to score high marks. Follow this article to understand how to plan, prepare for the JEE Main 2023 exam.

  • JEE Main 2023 exam is one of the competitive exams in India where candidates appearing for the exam compete to secure admissions into IITs, NITs, GFTIs and IIITs. JEE main exam is conducted by National Testing Agency and has 2 papers JEE main paper 1 is for admissions to B.Tech programs and Paper 2A is for admissions to B.Arch degree programs and Paper 2B is for admissions to planning courses. The syllabus for these papers is similar to what students usually learn in their class 11 and class 12 NCERT syllabus, to know more about the syllabus and exam pattern of JEE Main 2023 exam click here.
  • Good planning, proper study plan by knowing the syllabus and weightage of chapters and solving previous year question papers once the preparation is done are some of the effective strategies to ace the exam with flying colors.

JEE Main exam 2023- Preparation tips

  • "Preparation is the key" -This is one of the useful tips for scoring high marks in JEE Main exam.
  • Candidates appearing for the JEE Main exam should first know the entire syllabus,click here to know more about the syllabus of JEE main exam.
  • A proper study plan in place will help you focus more and get things done in an effective manner. Consistency is the key to success, students should make it a habit to study every day without procrastinating.
  • Understanding the concepts is another strategy to solve the problem section of the JEE main exam. Students should develop different tricks to solve a problem.
  • Students should practice more in order to increase their speed and also to manage their time effectively.
  • Students should maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep themselves hydrated and should not stress out while preparing which will lead to deviation in the study plan, instead if needed, they should take a good break and start the preparation again.
  • Students should make clear notes, flashcards for formulas which will help them to revise.
  • Try taking mock tests to understand your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Focus, plan, revise and solve previous year question papers.
  • Good to start the preparation as early as possible.

JEE Main 2023- Simple study plan

The JEE Main examination is one of the toughest exams to crack but with a good study plan and dedication the students can achieve a good score. Here are some pointers to plan for the JEE main exam. 

  • Syllabus
  • Exam pattern
  • Study material - Right choice of books
  • Day plan
  • Mock tests
  • Question papers
  • Revise
  • Syllabus - JEE Main 2023 
    • Syllabus will be released by NTA on their official website. It is important that the students are aware of the syllabus and weightage of different subject and topics
      • Click here to download the syllabus for JEE Main 2023 exam.
      • Click here to check the weightage of syllabus for JEE Main 2023 exam
    • Students should focus on the main topics from each subject with high weightage.
  • JEE Main 2023 Exam pattern 
    • JEE Main 2023 will be conducted in online mode for Paper 1, Paper 2A and 2B except for the drawing section which will be in offline mode.
    • The exam pattern will be multiple choice questions and there will be negative marking for incorrect answers. Students should be aware of the negative marking and choose to answer the questions properly.
    • To know more about the JEE Main 2023 Exam pattern click here.
Particular  Computer-based
Frequency of exam  Held 2 times 
Mode of Exam  Computer based test
Exam Level  National level exam
Exam Duration 3 hours - Paper 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) , Paper 2A (B.Arch) 
Mode of exam  Computer-based test (CBT) 
Total number of questions 
  • Paper 1- 90
  • Paper 2A- 82
  • Paper 2B- 105
Total marks 
  • Paper 1- 300 marks
  • Paper 2A- 400 marks
  • Paper 2B- 400 marks 
Marking scheme
  • Correct answer = +4 marks
  • Incorrect answer= -1 marks
  • Unanswered =0 marks
Exam in how many languages 

13 Languages and those include :

Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English, and Gujarati

Exam fee 
  • INR 650 for Male candidates of Unreserved/ OBC/ EWS Category
  • INR 325 for Female candidates of Unreserved/ OBC/ EWS Category
  • INR 325 for SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Category
  • Study material - Right choice of books
    • Students should study from appropriate textbooks, and should also have the class 11 and class 12 textbooks.
    • Students can also make flashcards for revising formulas, and definitions.
    • Below is a list of useful books to prepare for the JEE Main 2023 exam.
Mathematics  Physics  Chemistry  Architecture /Planning 
Objective Mathematics by R.D Sharma UBD 1960 Errorless Physics for JEE Main latest by Universal Book Depot  Wiley’s Inorganic Chemistry for JEE Main and Advanced by Sudarsan Guha  B. Arch/ B.Planning Aptitude Test for JEE Main by SC Garg
Algebra by Dr S.K. Goyal Complete Physics for JEE Main by N.K. Bajaj  Complete Chemistry for JEE Main by K.L. Kapoor  Steps to Architecture by Nimish Madan 
Differential calculus by Amit M Agarwal  Physics for JEE Main by Wiley’s Halliday/ Resnick/ Walker Pradeep’s Stellar Series MCQs in Chemistry for JEE Main by S.N Dhawan, S.C. Kheterpal, J.R. Mehta NATA and B.Arch Complete Self Study Material by Ar. Shadan Usmani 
Integral calculus by Amit M Agarwal Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma NCERT Class 11 and 12 books Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal
Complete Mathematics by Ravi Praksh, Ajay Kumar Understanding Physics by D.C.Pandey  Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd  A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2022 Entrance Examination by P.K Mishra
Advanced Problems in Mathematics by Vikas Gupta, Pankaj Joshi Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins  
NCERT Class 11 and 12 Books Problems in Physics by SS Krotov    
Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney  NCERT Class 11 and 12 Physics book     
  • Day plan
    • Here is a quick day plan for students to prepare for JEE main 2023 exam
    • For JEE main paper 1 - 3 subjects are main and they are Maths, Physics, Chemistry.
    • In a day a student should plan to spend a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 2.5 hours for each subject.
    • Try to complete each topic thoroughly and then move on to the next.
    • Try to take up a mock test or practice  one previous year question paper every day
    • Make use of notes or flashcards to revise the topics studied for that particular day.
    • Day plan for students preparing for JEE main 2023 exam Paper 1.
  • Mock tests
    • JEE Main 2023 exam- Mock tests are a good way to evaluate how prepared a candidate is for attempting the final exam. Mock exams can help students in a lot of ways
      • To improve their time management skills
      • To identify the strengths and weaknesses of each subject and focus more on the topics that need more attention.
      • Students will get familiarized with the exam pattern which gives them a bit of relief and makes them ready to face the big day.
    • NTA official website allows students to take up mock test exams -
  • Question papers
    • JEE Main 2023- Solving previous year question papers is one of the important preparation tools to score high marks in the exam.
    • By solving the previous year question papers students will be able to understand the question paper format, increase their speed and improve their time management skills.
    • Students should make it a point to try and solve at least one question paper each day once they have fully prepared for the exam.
    • Click here to download the previous year question papers for reference.
  • Revise 
    • Candidates after completing the preparation for JEE Main exam, should allot some time for revising important topics and formulas.
    • By attempting mock tests and solving previous year question papers the candidates will get the confidence to ace the JEE Main exam.
    • Use flashcards or self-made notes of important topics for each chapter to revise before attending the exam.
    • While studying each chapter take notes of important formulas and topics in a separate notebook which can be later used for revision.

JEE Main 2023- Subject wise weightage

JEE Main exam paper 1 has 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 

Mathematics - This section is common for all 3 papers of JEE Main exam- Paper 1, Paper 2A and 2B. The syllabus is huge and this creates a challenging situation for students preparing, so they should try to focus on important topics and keep practicing to achieve a good score. Write down the formulas separately for each chapter and revise it later. 

Physics- One of the most tough parts of the JEE Main exam is Physics, students should go through the syllabus and try to prepare in a smart way and understand the concepts and logics to attend questions from this section. 

Chemistry - The chemistry section of the JEE Main syllabus is split into 3 parts - Physical chemistry, Inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. Students should give importance to reaction mechanisms and write down the chemical equations for each chapter separately while preparing so that they can easily revise without wasting time right before the exam. 

JEE Main 2023 Preparation using digital tools

Technology is playing a big role in all fields and why not use it for preparing for one of the competitive exams. Nowadays there are a lot of websites, youtube channels, apps to help students prepare for the exams. Below is the list of applications that are free to use and also helps students to prepare and practice better for the JEE Main exam.

  • Abhyas app :
    • NTA has developed an app called “National Test Abhyas” useful for students aspiring to attempt the JEE Main exam to practice mock tests. 
    • The app is free of cost to download.
    • Candidates can either practice mock tests directly or download it and practice later as per their convenience.
    • The app provides real-time personalized reports, personalized feedback, and helps in building strategy for students to attempt questions in a quick manner. 
    • Here is the direct link to use the app -
  • Diksha 

JEE Mains Preparation tips FAQs

NTA has not yet released the official syllabus for JEE Main 2023. It will be released on the official website.

Students appearing for JEE Main 2023 exam should focus on the following pointers to prepare. 

  • Know the Syllabus 
  • Understand the Exam pattern 
  • Pick the correct Study material - Right choice of books
  • Set a proper Day plan to study all the subjects 
  • Take Mock tests
  • Prepare using previous year Question papers
  • And keep Revising. 

Multiple choice questions will be asked in JEE main 2023 exam.

Students appearing for JEE main 2023 exam can practice by using previous year question papers. Either they can visit the official website to download the papers or check this page from College suggest to download all the required previous year question papers for practice. 

  • Step 1- visit official website
  • Step 2- From the drop down menu select JEE main exam and Paper that the candidate needs to practice
  • Step 3- Click login to start the test
  • Step 4- Candidates will be seeing the instructions on how to attempt the mock test. Read through the instructions carefully and click proceed to begin the test. 

The official dates for JEE Main 2023 exam is not yet released.