Is it your first time appearing for a competitive entrance examination at the national level? If yes, then naturally you must be under a lot of stress during your preparatory period before you appear for the Joint Entrance Examination, commonly known as JEE. As one of the most important competitive exams, more than 2 lakh students appear for it every year to get admission in various engineering colleges all over the country. Hence, when the population of students appearing for the exam increases the competition, it is very natural for students to get stressed and under pressure. However, we are here to help you with some simple yet effective tips and tricks that will help you ace the JEE exam.
What is JEE? What is the exam pattern?
JEE is the short term used for the Joint Entrance Examination which was formerly known as AIEEE or the All India Engineering Entrance Examination. This competitive exam is held every year as an entrance to various engineering colleges including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other universities known as the “centrally funded technical institutes” or CFTIs.
The examination is two-folded, which means students first appear for JEE Mains. Further, the candidates who clear this examination are eligible to appear for the JEE Advance exam, clearing which can help them get into IITs. These examinations are based on a syllabus that contains Physics, Chemistry, and Maths from Class 11 and 12. The JEE Mains is further divided into two different papers. Out of these two, Paper – 1 is conducted for candidates aiming to get admission in engineering courses like B.E and B.Tech. Paper – 2 is conducted for students who are interested in the architecture courses like B. Planning and B. Arch.
The JEE Mains are a computed-based test with objective type and numerical based questions for each of the three subjects. The exam is worth a total of 300 marks with 100 marks each for Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Scoring well in this examination is really important for students who aim to study in the best engineering colleges and get admissions into their desired branches of engineering. Preparing for this examination and covering the syllabus can be difficult for students without feeling distressed and worried about scoring well. We are providing here five tips to study in an effective way for your JEE Examination.
5 tips to studying efficiently for the JEE Exam
Cover the entire syllabus
You must be well aware of the enormity of the syllabus that is to be covered when you are appearing for the JEE Mains. During their preparation, students should ensure that they do not ignore any topics even in case they hold a lesser weightage of marks. The candidates have to prepare every topic that has been taught in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths throughout classes 11 and 12. The good thing here is that every student has already studied these topics once so now they need to revise and practise questions from all such topics.
Learn time management
The JEE Mains is held for a duration of 3 hours. During these three hours, it is important that candidates are able to properly manage time and answer all questions accurately. Time management is also important during your preparation so that you can cover the entire syllabus in enough time that you get some period for practice and revision before the JEE Mains. For effective time management, you can create a timetable during your preparatory period and practice solving mock tests or sample papers exactly within 3 hours to know your accuracy and speed.
Invest in quality study material
It is crucial for candidates to not waste time on the study material that does not provide them with the appropriate and sufficient knowledge on the topics that are a part of the syllabus. Some most helpful and commonly referred study materials include the NCERT Books for Classes 11 and 12 and the books that consist of sample papers and question papers from the previous 12 years. The NCERT books are often considered enough as they cover the entire syllabus and provide all the important details that can be questioned in the JEE Mains.
Practice sample papers/mock papers
Once you are done studying and understanding all the topics that are a part of your syllabus, it is important that you keep practising and revising them regularly until the Mains. The most efficient way to practise and assess how much you have learned and understood is to attempt to solve sample papers and mock tests. The JEE Main Sample Question Papers with Solutions can help you with time management and improve your speed of solving the questions. Candidates will also be able to assess their accuracy by solving the JEE Main Question Paper with Solutions. By understanding their mistakes, it can also be helpful for candidates to rectify and not repeat them in the exam.
Equal focus on PCM
Many students put more effort into practising the subjects that are their strengths when it comes to the JEE Mains syllabus. Providing less focus or ignoring your weaknesses and thinking that the stronger subjects will cover the marks up is a mistake on the candidate’s part. Please ensure that you study each of the three subjects with equal focus and practise. Do not leave out any topics. When it comes to topics with a lower weightage of marks than others, do not ignore such topics but revise them at least once every now and then. In case you find a particular subject more difficult, break its syllabus into intervals for better understanding.
When it comes to preparing for the JEE Mains, students often end up compromising their health and sleep habits. It is important that candidates appearing for the JEE Mains also focus on their health during the preparatory period. Eat well, sleep on time, and regularly engage in physical activity. All the best!
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