The JEE Main and JEE Advanced have replaced AIEEE and IIT JEE recently. This means that the preparation race has become tougher with students having to put in more efforts during Board Exams. Engineering aspirants who neglected studies in the early days are now feeling like they have missed the bus. And with only six months left before the entrance examination, it is important that students kick start serious preparations.
However, the million dollar question on their mind is ‘Can I still crack the JEE if I start preparing now?’ YES, it is possible to score a good rank in the examination, provided you know how to go about it and have the necessary material ready with you.
Top 10 Tips to Crack JEE
To begin, it is mandatory that you get serious about the test. A focused, dedicated and planned study can help you go a long way and get the desired results. After analyzing several IIT-JEE and AIEEE exam papers, we have a 10 pronged approach that can help you easily crack the examination:
- Concentrate on numerical problems. From the first day, start solving numerical questions. There is an abundance of these in all three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Set a number between 50 and 80 and do them on a daily basis.
- Manage your time. Monitor the time you spend on questions to ensure that your performance is not hampered because of time constraints. You should finish the examination in the provided time period.
- Talk with other aspirants. You will frequently use concepts and formulas to solve problems. Interact with other candidates to know their preparation techniques. This will help you in two ways. Firstly, you will be able to identify your or their mistakes and secondly, you will know where you are lacking.
- Solve previous year papers. This is an old school preparation tip. Complete your syllabus and then start solving previous year papers. Keep an eye on papers of last 10 to 15 years. Notice pattern changes carefully so that you know what to expect.
- Meet daily targets. You need to score better than other candidates. This means that you have tough competition. There will be students solving around 100-125 questions per day. Make sure you are at their level. At the end of each day, take some time out to plan for the next day. This way you do not waste time when you finally begin studying.
- Develop clear line of thoughts. Your thought process should be clear. Each time you see a question, you must know which formula or concept to apply.
- Stay focused. A lot of students quit mid way thinking that they will not be able to clear the examination. Don’t ever do that. You always have the option of preparing more and attempting for it next year but why do that.
- Move from difficult to easy. Cover the difficult portions of the syllabus to begin with. Move on to the easier ones as the exam nears. Keep revising notes for the difficult parts till the end.
- Have a subject-wise strategy. The JEE focuses on three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Depending on your interest in any of these subjects, allot more time on tougher topics, chapters and subjects.
- Updates and changes. The syllabus of Board Exams and JEE Main and JEE Advanced is pretty common. Understand previous year question papers to get an idea about parts of syllabus that are more important compared to the ones that can be ignored.
Anything learnt during preparation does not go in vain. Therefore, try and put in all your effort during this time and you will definitely be able to come out with flying colors and a good rank.
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