A Solid Foundation for JEE

Before  I start giving you advice, you should know that I am a student myself. All that I have posted here is what I think is best for myself and others like me. That being said I should also mention that I have two years ahead of me to prepare for my JEE, so this is going to be a two year long crazy ride which may improve this resource as time passes by.

I have been told many times by several teachers that, basics are very important when it comes to competitive exams like JEE. So the first move for us should be to get the basics right.

For maths, this is what Google recommends:


and I think it is very well basic enough! I know “a + b whole squared” is not where you want to start, but one too many have told me that such simple algebraic results will be very helpful for us in complicated topics like trigonometry and integral calculus.(ignore the last few results in the document if you don’t understand them, you eventually will)

Other than that, I think keeping your calculation skills sharp enough will suffice for now in mathematics.


For Physics & Chemistry, I recommend the forever hailed Khan Academy –


It is always a good idea to download the syllabus of the exam you are going to write, here you go :


(don’t forget its 2015 now and I am to write in 2017 yet I really think that it will not change a lot in 2 years be free to search Google for the latest one) Its got all kinds of crazy information and the whole syllabus, really helpful document!

If you are really like me, you haven’t learned the periodic table yet, just do it by getting a print from here :


One of my teacher apparently wants me to learn the elements with their atomic number and relative atomic mass form 1 to 30 and all the way back form 30 to 1. Now that I think of it, its a really good idea!

Since not a lot of physics is taught to us, I  think Khan Academy will keep you excited enough since physics is an interesting subject too. When it comes to chemistry I think its boring so here’s a really nice illustrated alternative –

Again, cross refer with a syllabus before you jump into each of these videos, but I sure do think all of them will be really helpful.

I haven’t recommended anything paid yet but this is good but also optional –



Last but not least, if you are younger than me and have decided to choose engineering in India, I really recommend starting right away(even if you are 9 years old). For those of you like me – you overconfident idiot – we have to complete all of what I have recommended in this post within two months, accompanied by a foundation course or something of that sort if we want to get someplace.(just kidding, all of this isn’t mandatory but would certainly help)

Also buy a lot of books or a FIIT-JEE/[Other Mega institution] correspondence course as study material. Don’t completely depend on coaching institutions though, study and believe in yourself. If you are in a partly remote city with lesser coaching institutions like me, you should really get moving my friend and start getting stuff done. At the end try your best and don’t become unmotivated by fear or failure.(goes for me too!)

One fact for you to nimble upon at the end : –

NCERT – the guys who organize JEE only recommend the CBSE 11th and 12th textbooks. If you have a solid foundation and those textbooks, NCERT believes that it is all that you shall ever need to have a good JEE score!

Only the thing is none of us were practicing factorization in 8th class when they told us to. Basically no one here has a “Solid Foundation, lets at the very least try to improve all that we have in these coming few weeks and hope for the best while joining 11th class. 

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