Congratulations for starting your IIT JEE preparations. You may be in Class 6th or Class 12th, it is never too early and never too late to start your preparations. Although, waiting till the last is not a good strategy when it comes to IIT JEE and we highly suggest that you start as soon as possible.
Other than hard work, diligence and discipline are some effective ways here to start your preparations.
Be ahead of your Class syllabus: Go prepared to your class by pre-studying the topic going on in your school. This helps you building better understanding of the concepts.
Do not restrict yourself to the text books. Refer some of the books written by eminent writers. For example, after completing all the topics and subtopics in your Chemistry textbook, you can refer authors like J.D. Lee, Morrison and Boyd. While selecting your study material, contact your teachers and seniors.
If you can easily handle even the difficult questions of your book, you can go one step further by studying the next class chapters. For example, If you are in 8th class, you can try to learn some of the concepts of 9th class too.
Always be asking questions: Never hesitate to ask questions in your class. No question is silly or too basic. Students who ask a lot of questions, understand the concepts better and gain more marks. Do not worry about what will your classmates or teacher think of you. Have a question? Just ask it!
Make use of technology: Take advantage of latest technology such as online training and m-learning. Make use of Internet to find study material, mock tests, and other useful resources.
Online Practice Tests & Previous Test Papers: Make it a habit to attempt some of the online practice tests freely available over Internet. Practice some of the IIT-JEE test papers of previous years too.
Analyse it: After taking a test, analyze your performance to find your weak areas and opportunity areas (where you scored well) by topic and subtopic wise.
Prepare an attack plan: After getting the report, spend more time on the topics and subjects at which you are weak. Your opportunity areas are the topics in which you can score more than others, so do not ignore them completely, keep practicing them once in awhile.
Get Training: You may want to join a course for a more structured approach to your preparation. A course also gives you access to expert teachers, effective course material, tests and guidance. If you are in middle school, you can go for an online IIT JEE Foundation Course, like the one Edvie offers (details of the course) and if you are in Class 11th / 12th then you can go for a IIT JEE Preparation course.
Follow these advice to get started for IIT JEE in the right way. We wish you success and hope to see you in IIT one day!