Have you recently decided to aim for IIT? Well, then you must read this article before beginning your IIT JEE preparation.
Once you embark on the journey of JEE preparation, you will be bombarded with various myths that misguide you and even reduce your chances of cracking the exams. Hence, it is always best to be informed and stay away from such misconceptions.
Here is a list of eleven myths that you need to battle and win to stay focused during your preparation.
1. JEE Exams Are Too Hard to Crack for an Average Student
Well, there is no doubt that IIT JEE is a tough nut to crack, but that does not mean it is impossible. If you put your best foot forward, irrespective of your status as an average student, you will get through the exam. You will be surprised to know that not all IITians were excellent students who could solve every JEE question in seconds. There were many who worked hard, planned properly and practiced immensely to ace the exam. Follow that path, and you will also achieve success.
2. Study Hours Are Directly Proportional to the Success Rate
Yes, you need to go the extra mile to ace IIT JEE. However, that does not mean you have to exhaust yourself by studying continuously for long hours. Everyone has different academic calibre. While some can prepare a chapter in just an hour, others might take a day to get a good hold of a similar topic. 100% focus is what matters, and that is not possible if you compare the study hours with success rate.
3. Dedicated Studying Even During Last Few Months is Enough
No, it’s not. Instead, the earlier you begin your preparation, the better it is. More time gives you the chance to devote enough time to every single topic and involve into rigorous practice. Even if you are a super talented student, thinking that you will be able to crack IIT JEE by preparing during the last month is more of gamble. You must remember that success hardly comes by chance and dreams do not rely on luck. They need to be built upon hard work, perseverance and smart planning.
4. Moving to Kota is The Only Option
We all know that Kota is the hub of coaching classes for competitive exams like JEE. We also offer JEE coaching in Kota; however, it is not the only option to crack JEE. There are many students who have studied in remote areas of the country and still achieved impressive ranks. They planned properly, took guidance from e-learning programs, focused on the fundamentals and practiced a lot. You can also opt for our online coaching classes for JEE through Aakash Live or Aakash iTutor in case you are not able to take up JEE coaching in Kota.
5. More Books Means Better Marks
If you follow this rule, you will end up being confused and stressed. Rather focus on the basic concepts and solve as many mock tests and practice papers as you can. If you choose our JEE courses, you will get an exclusive study module that covers all the subjects you need to prepare for the exams. Other than that, focus on NCERT books, and you don’t need to exhaust yourself in heaps of books.
6. Boards Preparation is Same as JEE
This is another myth. You need to prepare for both differently. Many students fall into this trap and end up underperforming in both. Hence, plan a proper study schedule and give enough time to both the exams.
7. Focusing on Stronger Subjects Compensates the Weaker Ones
We all have that habit of churning out the tough topics first and engrossing ourselves in excelling at them. Doing this, we tend to focus less on weaker subjects, and this is where we end up ignoring some important topics which will certainly show up in the exams. Call it bad luck or your ignorance; such things can affect your overall performance. So, instead of leaving topics untouched, try to cover them all and take guidance from our experienced faculty to prepare well.
8. JEE Exams Can Ask You About Anything
Wrong, JEE has a fixed syllabus. Carefully read the syllabus and focus on the basic concepts. If you go through previous years papers, you will find that there is a similar pattern that goes on for years. All you need to do is pay attention, prepare well and complete the syllabus while keeping some time for revision. Once you have accomplished all this, IIT JEE is not far.
9. Studying at Night is the Right Strategy
It is okay to study late at night occasionally, but making it a habit won’t help. It will only leave you tired and fatigued. This, in turn, will affect your concentration which will further lead to bad academic performance. Hence, it is important to give your mind and body enough time to rejuvenate and to stay healthy and active.
10. You Need to Give Up Social Life to Stay Focused
Many people think that when you prepare for JEE, you need to stay away from your social life to stay focused. Well, that is yet another myth. As stated earlier, extra study hours will only make you dull and tired. You need to take breaks and indulge in fun activities to stay motivated towards your preparation. So, do not limit yourself from watching your favorite TV Show or going out with friends; instead, treat your mind with happy things to stay motivated.
11. There Are Shortcuts to Crack IIT JEE
Unfortunately, this is also a myth. So, the next time you see a book which says, “Crack JEE in 10 Days”, remember it’s a joke. Instead of falling for these traps, devote your time to proper coaching and practice hard.
Myths have been busted, and it’s time to start afresh with your JEE preparation. Just follow a well-planned study schedule, cover all the topics and don’t just practice hard, play hard as well to attain a balance in your life. All the best!
FAQs about 11 Myths About IIT JEE
1. Can I crack IIT if I am an average student?
Yes, an average student can absolutely crack IIT JEE provided he/ she is ready to work hard with consistency. There have been many average students who cleared JEE with good ranks.
2. Can a weak student crack IIT?
IIT JEE is considered one of the toughest entrance exams in India. A question that comes to mind of many students who want to clear JEE is – “Can a weak or below-average student crack the JEE exam?” The answer to the question is a big yes.
3. Is 2 years enough for JEE?
Typically speaking, 2 years (Class 11 and 12) are enough to prepare for JEE, if the preparation is done very seriously. However, many students start JEE preparation from as early as Class 8. Also, some students prepare for JEE only for 1 year.
4. Is Aakash Byju's good for JEE?
Yes, Aakash Byju's will be a wonderful choice if you wished to study for the preparation of competitive exams such as JEE and NEET.
5. Are watches allowed in JEE Main centres?
No, watches or any other accessories are not allowed in the exam centre.
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