IIT JEE Preparation Study Plan for Droppers

At Career Launcher, we continuously come up with the ways to help students crack entrance exams and join their dream colleges. Here, we have the best way for a dropper student for JEE preparation. As a dropper, you should take advantage of the fact that you will have a better idea than most aspirants about your strengths and weaknesses. The first and foremost thing required to crack highly competitive examinations like JEE Main & JEE Advanced is to be highly passionate towards your goal during the entirety of your JEE preparation. The next thing is to understand the JEE exam pattern, syllabus, the type of questions asked in exam etc. and then make a strategic plan and follow it. Having an idea of all the important topics from which the questions had been consistently asked in previous exams is surely going to help. A good study plan will ensure that you have more focus on the important topics of JEE.

As a dropper student you do not have to worry about the time you have for JEE preparation as compared to other students. You can dedicate your entire time to JEE preparations . You must use that extra time to focus completely on JEE preparation.

Some key points that you have to keep in mind when you begin your IIT JEE preparation:

  • Make a realistic IIT JEE study plan and follow it regularly.
  • Remember all the subjects are equally important in exam and never neglect the one you don’t like.
  • There are some topics which have been consistently given more weightage, so make a proper strategy to master those topics.
  • Also, never neglect any topic as the questions can be asked from any section failing the previous trends. Instead make a doubt copy and write down what you find difficult to understand and ask it from your teacher.
  • Always assess your studies by giving mock tests and analyze the results. Know the mistakes you have committed and never try to repeat them.
  • Make proper strategies and re-plan if required after analyzing the mock tests.
  • Do make subject-wise plan as all three have different kinds of questions and requires a different approach.
  • Follow a limited set of reference books instead of wasting energy in making a large collection of books.
  • Revision is a continuous process. Keep revising time to time if you don’t want to lose a hold from a topic.
  • Be consistent with preparation and never feel extreme pressure. Just do your best.
  • Never keep any backlogs, try to finish the homework or your daily task within the time.
  • Do solve previous years question paper of JEE MAIN & JEE ADVANCED
  • Also take care of your health and never allow yourself to fall sick as it can affect your result

How to study Physics for IIT JEE preparation:

  • Master the math tools like differentiation and integration and understand its application in Physics in the beginning of preparation.
  • Never think of just memorizing formulas in Physics rather derive and understand their working
  • Problem solving is the key to success in Physics. Don’t just read the solutions but solve them
  • Focus more on the important chapters keeping the past trends in mind
  • Always make short notes for all the topics you studied (it may act as formula copy too)
  • Try to increase your speed without losing accuracy in solving problems.

How to study Chemistry for IIT JEE Preparation:

  • While studying a topic, student must give a depth revision of same topic from NCERT books
  • Follow tricks or make your own to memorize some of the topics like periodic table etc.
  • Never forget the exceptions as these are the ones asked mostly in exams
  • Learn the reaction mechanism with clarity of concept such that you can predict the product of any reaction
  • Solving questions after completing a topic is always going to be beneficial

How to study Math for IIT JEE Preparation:

  • Most important thing to do in Math is to understand the concept and practice problems as many as possible.
  • After understanding the topic, try to solve as many problems of that topic which will help you to get a deeper understanding of that topic.
  • Do mark all the important questions you solve or write it down for your quick revision before tests. There are always some questions which give a proper explanation of concepts.
  • Maintain accuracy and try to solve the problems quickly.

Good books for JEE Preparation:

There are a lot of books available for the preparation of JEE but there are few books which had created an impact and had been followed by a large number of students. One thing that students must keep in mind is that studying books will surely going to help them in concept building but what is going to help them in cracking the exam is solving past year question papers and mock tests. Dropper students should also take care of ‘time’. The list of books for JEE preparation are given below:


  • NCERT Textbook
  • Concepts of Physics by HC VERMA (Part 1 and Part 2)
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday Resnick and Walker
  • New Pattern Physics by D.C. Pandey
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov


  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Solomons, M.S. Chauhan
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry, J.D. Lee
  • Inorganic Chemistry by OP Tandon


  • NCERT Textbooks
  • IIT MATHEMATICS BY M.L. Khanna & J.N. Sharma
  • Objective Mathematics by R.D. SHARMA
  • Trigonometry by S.L Loney and Coordinate Geometry by S.L. Loney
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry by Thomas and Finney
  • Hall & Knight Higher Algebra
  • Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit M Agarwal

Important Factor while preparing IIT JEE

The number of aspirants is increasing every year so is the competition. Try not to overstress yourself with this idea. Spend your time wisely. You have got an ample amount of time this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Make the most of it.

Studying NCERT is a must for all the JEE aspirants as it will also help them prepare for their board exams. Sometimes direct questions from NCERT are also asked in the exam. Other than this, you do not need to follow all the books listed above, but can go for one reference book other than NCERT as it is sufficient for the preparation.

All the best for your JEE Exam!

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