Working hard and studying for long hours in a day may be relevant for cracking an exam as competitive as IIT-JEE to an extent. Experts will tell you that it’s not always about the time you put in your preparation that matters, but it is the strategy you adopt that will bring in the desired results. You may be regularly attending the coaching institute to study for the engineering entrance exam, but there are other techniques that you need to adopt to supplement your learning. To put it simply, you have to study smart to crack the coveted entrance test successfully.
The premise of this article is to share those techniques so that you can continue to prepare well in the right direction.
Make a realistic Time Table
Studying for JEE exam is like going on a wild goose chase. The curriculum is vast, and you may feel lost. However, if you have planned your schedule realistically, you don’t have to worry about the vastness of the syllabus. Remember that JEE Main question paper for B.Tech consists of 90 question which the students have to complete a 3-hour examination. There will be questions from every chapter. However, in the main exams, you are likely to be asked more questions from chapters like Rotational Motion, Current Electricity, Oscillation & Waves, Law of motion, Kinematics and so on. Therefore, devote more time to these sections. But this doesn’t mean that you leave out other chapters such as Electromagnetic Waves, Gravitation, etc. Just prioritize the learning time for each chapter and make sure you leave room for revision.
Doubt clarification is Mandatory
Designate one day in the week for doubt clarification. During self-study, you may stumble upon many doubts. Make a note of all your queries separately, and on a particular day of the week consult the faculty and clarify all doubts. This is time-saving and a structured way to resolve all problems. Most students shy from asking questions. We urge you to ask questions to the faculty as and when necessary. This practice should be followed during classroom sessions as well. Between classes, if you are not able to get a concept, don’t hesitate to ask. It is essential that you sort all doubts at regular intervals and don’t pile them. Otherwise, it can be a hurdle in your preparation.
Study in a Logical & Applied Manner
You may have to mug up quite a few formula’s in Chemistry and Physics, but the majority of the JEE syllabus requires you to study in a logical and applied manner. The key is to master the basics first and then move on to complicated concepts and theories. For instance, a clear understanding of Vector will set the pace for further clarity in Physics. Similarly, a chapter like Newton’s Law of motion is linked to Work, Power & Energy. Therefore, don’t study in isolation. Try to establish a connection between different chapters to get a clear understanding.
Use graphs, diagrams, and illustrations to study. If possible, install a writing board in your room where you can draw graphs and practice problems.
Take practice tests
Take as many practice tests as you can. Practice tests are developed along the pattern of the main entrance test. By appearing for several mock tests, you get the feel of the real exam. Besides solving questions, through these tests, you learn important skills like time management, how to answer accurately and speed development. Engineering entrance coaching institutes such as Aakash offer the opportunity to appear for multiple Mock tests on a regular basis. The scorecard of Mock tests defines the learning curve of your performance.
Finally, stay healthy and happy. While you need to have a thorough academic preparation to crack the engineering exam successfully, do not neglect your health. Make sure you are following a proper diet and getting an adequate amount of sleep. Always remain calm and stay confident and optimistic.
While the pattern and questions asked by the board can change, make sure to attempt a few sample papers of the last few years. While practicing observe the pattern followed to get a generic idea of the type of questions to expect. Also, attempt mock tests provided by the coaching institute on a regular basis. It will help you track your scores and see where you stand for the upcoming exams. A healthy mind and body will help you perform better in your exam. Hence, exercise daily and consume food that promotes thinking power and stimulates the mind.
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