The students study really hard to clear the JEE mains. They solve problems daily, take tests, and revise the study material again and again. But despite all this hard work, the score just doesn’t seem to go up. Are you able to relate this problem to you? Does this sound familiar? If yes, then read on!
All the candidates are working really hard to clear the JEE main exam, and that too with a very good score. But as we all know, hard work alone is not enough to score well. You must know that blindly solving problems after problems daily is not a practice at all. You must have effective techniques in order to score good marks in the JEE main exam. The ones who are preparing for the JEE main exam know it very well that just clearing the cut off is actually worse than failing to do so.
To get in to a good and prestigious college, you need to score above 200 marks in the JEE main exam. And if we keep in mind the changing pattern, it becomes even more important to fetch high marks.
You must have heard the famous proverb that winners don’t do different things. Rather they do the things differently. What segregates the achievers from the rest?
The JEE main exam syllabus is really huge and you need to study smart and equip yourself with the content relevant to the exam. Here in this article, we have compiled some tips that can help you ace JEE main with a very good score.
– STUDY ONLY THE RELEVANT MATERIAL, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON EXTRA STUFF
You will find far too many books on JEE exam in the market. The students attempt to solve coaching packages from many institutes, read the same topic from different books and end up going nowhere. They must collect the knowledge, and not books. You must not pay attention to the extra baggage of books used by other just to show off.
You must follow only the standard books. To check your progress, solve past year papers with a decent question bank. If you have joined any coaching institute, solve their study material and question bank. Keep in mind that all of them are nearly the same.
Your focus should be on the quality and not the quantity. Even if you have solved 1000s of questions, there will be a question that is new to you.
– PRACTICE USING A TIMER
Ever had the feeling that you can solve certain questions at home while practicing, but not in the test?
If the answer is yes, then you are certainly not timing yourself well. You must practice in a mock exam environment. You must use a timer during your problem solving sessions. This practice will help you build a comfort level with the timed tests. The timer will teach you to manage your limited time in a better way.
– YOU MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TEST SERIES
If you have joined any coaching institute, you probably have this facility. But in case you are amongst those who do self-study, then you must enroll yourself in a good test series. The test series will help you to judge your performance relative to others throughout the country. Not only this, the test series will identify your weak and strong points.
But, you must attempt the test series with the same sincerity as you will show in the actual JEE main exam. You must prepare before taking these tests. These will help you to boost your confidence before the real exam. If you don’t take these test series seriously, the actual performance cannot be good.
– GO THROUGH THE NCERT TEXT BOOKS THOROUGHLY. GET THEIR EXEMPLER PROBLEMS BOOKS
This tip needs more attention than others. As you know, the JEE main exam is organised and conducted by the CBSE. So, the exam is clearly based upon the content which is present in these books. Get it printed on your mind – “NCERTs are really very important”. You can supplement your JEE main studies with the exemplar problems books. Over there you will find all types of problems such as the single choice questions, the multiple choice questions, match the following, assertion-reason etc.
– TRY TO USE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR REVISION
Here is a note to all the students. The key to longer retention is repetition. You must keep revising your formulas and notes, especially, in the chemistry section of the JEE syllabus. Revising things is an art. Revision does not mean that you have to read the entire chapter once again. You never can. You do not have this much time.
In you first attempt, try to highlight the important sections and problems you were not able to solve. And when you are revising, attempt these sections first. Go to the theory part if and only if you need it. Try making your own notes for revision. Doing so will help in recalling the things easier.
– TRY TO STUDY WITH AN ORGANISED PLAN
You must have heard that the one, who is failing to plan, is planning to fail! We make plans for almost everything. Then why not make plan for our studies?
You must have a monthly and weekly break down of the topics and sections that you want to cover. And try to follow this schedule as far as possible. Try to stay ahead if you can. If you study without any plan, then a lot of time will be wasted on short chapters, and the lengthy ones will be rushed. This is going to leave gaps in the JEE main exam preparation. Nobody wants to have this in their preparation. Do they?
– SHOOT FOR THE MOON. EVEN IF YOU MISS YOU ARE GOING TO LAND AMONGST THE STARS.
Most of the time, students avoid guessing. If they have set an aim for 200, they attempt questions worth 200 marks only. Obviously, as a result they end up getting fewer marks. You must at least attempt 70 to 80 percent of the JEE main question paper. This is really important.
If you don’t know the answer, do intelligent guessing by eliminating the options if you need to. But always remember, if you want a high score, you need to attempt as many questions as you can.
– ATTEMPT THE CHEMISTRY SECTION FIRST
You can use your own judgement and skills here. But as per the past trends, the chemistry section is found to be the easiest. The student who is well prepared can solve the whole section in around 30 to 40 minutes. This saved time can be used to attempt the questions in the physics and maths section of the question paper.
You must solve as many questions as possible at the start of the examination. This will definitely boost your confidence.
– RELAX! THERE IS NOT NEED TO RUSH
The cooler your mind is, the better you will perform for sure. There will be times, when you see a particular problem you have solved earlier. You quickly tick the answer without even reading the whole problem. All this to fund out that you have checked the wrong option.
Even if you have solved or seen a particular question earlier, avoid blind ticking. Repeat this in mind, avoid blind ticking. You must solve that specific question to the point where you are sure of the answer.
If you plan the paper well, you will have ample time to solve each question.
– STAY HEALTHY! STAY FIT! EAT GOOD FOOD
To your surprise, this will also help you to fetch more marks in the JEE main exam. Healthy food means healthy stomach. And healthy stomach means healthy brain. A fresh and healthy mind definitely thinks better than others. Try to avoid junk food such as pizzas, burgers, and fatty foods for a couple of months. Eat healthy food and stay healthy.
You will be able to study better and score more marks in the JEE main exam.
Lastly, you must believe that you can do it. You can make it to your dream college. You can clear the JEE main exam with the desired score. Faith can move mountains! You must have faith in yourself. Keep your confidence high but never get over confident.
Follow these tips to make it to your dream college and crack the JEE main exam. Good luck for you prep!