How To Score More Than 80% In JEE Mains Maths

JEE Mains Maths

With proper hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything because, without labour, nothing prospers. Scoring more than 80% marks in JEE Mains Maths is not a difficult task; it only depends on how you prepare for the JEE Mains. Maths is all about consistent practice, so students are required to practise extensively. The more they practise the problems, the more they develop their problem-solving skills. Maths is the challenging section in JEE Mains among all three segments: Physics, Chemistry and Maths. It includes not only conceptual knowledge but also requires solving a large number of questions. If candidates want to score more than 80% marks in JEE Mains Maths, they have to follow only one golden rule- ‘PRACTICE’.

1. Understand JEE Mains Exam Pattern

First of all, understand the JEE Mains exam pattern. Knowledge of JEE Mains exam pattern will help you understand the exam mode, marking scheme, syllabus, time duration, weightage etc. In addition, you will get to know the most important topics and will plan your studies accordingly. Going very deep in low weightage topics is not essential, but the minimum level of preparation should be moderate, so try to cover every topic.

Following are Details of JEE Mains Mathematics exam pattern:

SubjectTotal Number of QuestionsMarking Scheme
Mathematics30For Single Correct Multiple Options Type
+4 marks for every correct answer
-1 mark for every wrong answer
0 for unattended questions
For Numerical Type Questions
+4 marks for every correct answer
0 mark for every wrong or unattempted answer

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2. Time Management

While solving the JEE Mains question paper, try to solve the chemistry section before the maths section because the chemistry section is easy compared to the Maths section. Therefore, you can apply the saved time to the maths section as it is a bit lengthy. Also, by doing this, you will get enough time for cross-checking the answer sheet.

3. Prepare With Right JEE Books

Start with NCERT textbooks for maths, try to read the concepts first and then solve the examples. Moreover, don’t miss to solve the miscellaneous questions at the end of each chapter.

Once you have completed the NCERT book, then practice with good practice books.

Here is the list given of best practice books for you:

Book and AuthorBest for
Objective Mathematics- R D SharmaBasics of every topic
Plane Trigonometry- S L LoneyTrigonometry
Differential and Integral Calculus- Arihant PublicationsCalculus
The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry- S L LoneyCoordinate Geometry
Play with Graphs- Arihant PublicationsFor solving problems
Algebra- Arihant PublicationsAlgebra
Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMHFor explanation of topics

4. Give Attention to High Weightage Topics

JEE Mains aspirants should focus on high weightage chapters first. Some Chapters are crucial for the examination point of view, and thus students are required to learn about the exam pattern, marking scheme, chapter-wise weightage and most important topics of JEE Mains Maths. 

Have a look at the past year weightage and the number of questions in JEE Mains Mathematics. As the following topics are of high weightage, thus they require more focus and hard work. It will help students strategise their preparation plan, and they will get to know more and less important topics for exams by analysing the difficulty level and weightage.

Chapter-wise Weightage for JEE Mains Maths 2021:

ChapterTotal QuestionsMarks
Coordinate Geometry520
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability312
Integral Calculus312
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation28
Matrices and Determinants28
Statistics and Probability28
Three Dimensional Geometry28
Vector Algebra28
Sets, Relation and Function14
Permutations and Combinations14
Binomial Theorem and Its Application14
Sequences and Series14
Mathematical Reasoning14
Differential Equation14
Statics and Dynamics14
Differential Calculus14

5. Focus More on Calculus and Algebra 

In JEE Mains, Algebra and Calculus are the most scoring chapters and carry high weightage. Nevertheless, both of these sections require strong and full practising. 

Therefore, prepare separate notes for Algebra and Calculus and give more time and effort to these two chapters. But be careful not to ignore other topics as well.

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6. High Level of JEE Problem Exposure

Mathematics is all about problem-solving. The more problems you solve, the more clarity, speed and accuracy you will gain. Therefore, pay hours and days solving mock tests, previous years question papers, modules, question banks and sample papers of JEE Mains maths. It helps you familiarise yourself with the question paper and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. Mock tests help to track your performance and progress. Furthermore, it helps to build speed and accuracy, exam temperament, and time management skills. Most importantly, mock tests allow you to gain confidence, and you become better at solving problems.

7. Seek Areas for Improvement 

Assess your performance with mock tests and then understand the sections where you need to concentrate more. It will help you score better in JEE Mains. Tackling and solving sample test papers will help you with finding those topics in which you need improvement.

Moreover, find a Maths mentor for your JEE Mains preparation and clear your doubts in no time. Have a look at the teaching style of our Mathematics mentor:

Tips to Score More Than 80% Marks in JEE Mains Maths:

  • Find a Mathematics mentor
  • Join online tests series
  • Build your Concepts
  • Logical Thinking while solving questions
  • Learn a graphical approach in solving problems because it is less time consuming and is beneficial.
  • Master the formulas and derivations

For scoring more than 80% marks in JEE Mains Maths, students are advised to sharpen their problem-solving and time management skills and work on conceptual learning. Therefore they should work on silly mistakes, speed and accuracy. Besides, students should practice more mathematical problems consistently.

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