The importance of efficient preparation and effective revision is of prime importance when it comes to exams. Be it school exams or competitive exams like NEET and JEE, starting preparation early is a huge boost for all students. No amount of time is enough time for preparation if you ask me. The early bird gets the worm, doesn’t it?
The importance of a head start
Getting a head start over all other competitors instantly gives you an edge. Time is perhaps the most precious currency that students can possess, and more preparation time than the competition means a greater chance of beating your fellow competitors! Aakash BYJU’S has many examples to prove the point. Check interviews of these NEET Toppers, who started their preparation early and aced the exam with the top ranks.
There are countless benefits to starting early. Let us talk about them one by one.
You eliminate the rush.
Imagine that you’re preparing for the JEE only when there are around 3-4 months to go. You would be in a mad rush to just get the syllabus completed, never mind revision or important topics. This rush is in no way of any use to you, and it will probably do you more harm than good. Therefore, do yourself a favour, and get started when there is still enough time to study and revise for a given test. For instance, it makes sense to start preparing for the JEE exam as soon as you enter class 11. Save yourself, and save your grades!
Consequently, less stress!
No rush means no stress. No stress means great health, and a very joyous frame of mind, with increased concentration! The importance of preparing early is directly linked to less stress for students since they know that they have enough time on their hands to get everything done well in advance. Getting on with it sooner rather than later means less anxiety and other mental issues for students, issues which can seriously derail the performance of aspirants when it comes to competitive exams.
A head start gives you time to get in some neat tips and tricks.
Some exam techniques, specific to the competitive exams that you want to prepare for, can really help you secure those extra marks that make all the difference. For instance, learning quick calculation methods will help you greatly in exams like the mathematics section of the JEE. This time can also be used to practice more and more mock tests, which we believe are the most important aspects of the preparation for any exam.
Strategic study and revision are made possible.
Starting early also means that you have more time to plan how you want to study. You have ample time to make a timetable, ease yourself into a routine, and get into the groove of study. Following the best strategy that works for you is made possible only by starting early, since it gives you time to try out different methods and new techniques for study.
So, do yourself a favour, start early, and ace that competitive exam to realize your dream of become a doctor or an engineer!