Many aspirants have a doubt about how to attempt Maths
section of JEE Mains. Students who have cleared the JEE confess that Maths
section had made them sweat. This is because of the calculation-intensive
nature of the subject.
Many students jump to the next question without marking correct answers on the OMR sheet. This may create pressure as in the last few minutes of the exam.
Here are some tips that may help you tackle Maths for
JEE Mains 2016.
PaGaLGuY spoke to Prof Kabeer Jasuja, IIT Gandhinagar. Prof.
Kabeer an IIT Kharagpur alumni said, “While solving Maths, students tend to
give up in the initial steps, if they find the question difficult. When I gave
my engineering entrance, I saw to it that I solved that question first and only
then moved on to the next one.”
The strategy to deal with Maths in the actual exam is what
actually matters. Prof. A.K. Srivastava of Brilliant Institute, New Delhi said,
“After you get the paper, first go through all the questions. While going
through the paper, mark easier questions with a single tick and those you find
difficult with a double tick. Solve the easier questions first and mark the
answers with a bubble on the OMR sheet (answer sheet).”
Chapters in Maths which had more weightage in JEE Mains 2015
were- Matrix and Determinants, Sequences and Series, Vector and 3-D and
Straight Lines. Students may want to brush up on these topics because of the
importance JEE has attached to them over the years.
This strategy could be very helpful if practised now itself.
To get used to this method, it is better if aspirants practice it now while
solving mock papers.