Are you preparing for the JEE Mains/Advanced entrance exam? But haven’t been able to focus because of your backlog? The experts at Aakash have got you covered, we got in touch with a bunch of our alumni to know about the tips and tricks for clearing backlogs. To make things easier we have summarized everything into crisp points that will help you declutter your mind along with the accumulated incomplete chapters or tasks.
1. Focus On What’s Currently Going On In Class
If you have a backlog of a few different topics and subjects, meanwhile the chapters that are currently being discussed in your class are different, you won’t be able to focus on any. It is better to concentrate on what is going on in the present rather than trying to study everything at once. Doing so will only increase your backlog, and you will only regret it later.
2. Divide Your Days & Make a Schedule
Do not study two subjects or two chapters in a day, instead make a weekly or monthly schedule along with dedicated hours. Devote 2 – 3 hours to each chapter or subject. You can also divide the subjects into weeks and clear all backlogs subject-wise. If you can’t give 2-3 hours each day to backlogs, we would suggest you at least.
3. Patience Is The Key, Trust The Process to Prepare for JEE
Thinking you can clear your months-long backlog in a few days? Just think realistically, it took months to pile up, you won’t be able to finish it in days or weeks. Don’t lose hope in the middle, and drop the idea rather promise yourself that no matter how you will do it.
4. Avoid Group Studies During Your JEE Preparation
Group studies are a great way to widen your horizons and clear your doubts. But if they’ve covered more chapters or topics than you, you will eventually feel left out and lose confidence. So, it’s best to avoid them if you are not at the same pace. You can start group studying once you have cleared your backlogs.
5. Divide Topics into Categories
We know that diving topics into categories might seem daunting but you will thank us later. Firstly list the chapters along with a detailed list of all the topics which have been covered in those chapters. Then divide them into categories, first the topics you are aware of, then the topics you have a gist of followed by the topics you have no idea about. Now you can either sit with your tutor or teacher and ask them to mark the most important topics on the list.
You can also check out this blog that talks about the most important topics for IIT JEE.
Now sort the list in such a way that important topics come at the top, then topics you’re not familiar with followed by topics you are aware of. This will help you in understanding how much time you need to dedicate to a particular set of topics.
Start with chapters or subjects as per your liking but don’t study one topic from one chapter and one from the other, study each chapter at a time. Mark important questions, it will help you in future revisions. Make sure to study from a minimum of 2 references including NCERT. You can browse through the Aakash JEE Archive Page and get free access to chapterwise detailed questions and answers for every subject.
6. Make Short Notes While Studying Theories
If you are going through theories then it’s best to make short notes while reading them, it will save your time and help you in revision. Give tests at the end of each chapter, so that you’re aware of your progress. Analyze your test results and work on the topics you find difficult. We suggest putting a timer during tests to provide yourself with real-life situations. Always aim to finish the tests in less time than previous attempts.
7. Take JEE Mains/Advanced Mock Tests
Once you’re done with all the topics, you can also take mock tests at Aakash to know how prepared you are for the JEE Mains/Advanced. As you know it’s a highly competitive examination, the best way to test your knowledge is by challenging yourself. The Mock Tests at Aakash have been specially designed keeping the previous year’s JEE Mains/Advanced Question Papers in mind. Giving JEE Mains/Advanced Mock Test will:
- Enhance your preparation.
- Keep you ahead of the rest.
- Give you a better understanding of how prepared you are for the exams.
- Areas where you need to improve.
- Mock tests and sample papers will help you in revision.
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Apart from this, you can reach out to your teachers for more suggestions. They will surely help you. Start from any of your favorite subjects or chapters and study each chapter at a time. You can also mark all the important questions, so that later while revising you don’t have to go through each topic again. We suggest you study from at least two references to make things clear.
Don’t ditch your social life completely, have some time for yourself. Have fun with your friends, work out, and meditate to keep stress at bay. Don’t let backlogs take your attention away from your main goal, which is cracking JEE.
1. Is Ncert enough for JEE mains?
NCERT books thoroughly explain all the topics in a very detailed manner. It helps students to understand all the topics so that they can perform better in exams. JEE Main toppers and faculties also recommend NCERT Books for JEE Preparation as it covers everything. If you are studying from NCERT along with one external source then it’s more than enough to prepare for JEE.
2. How to prepare for JEE Mains Exam?
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3. What are the eligibility criteria for the IIT JEE mains exam?
When it comes to age there’s no age limit for appearing in JEE Mains Examination. The students who have passed class 12th in 2019, 2020, 2021 can appear in JEE Mains 2022. However, the candidates should check if they fulfill the age criteria of the Institute(s) in which they desire to take admission. For more details, you can visit our JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria Guide.
4. How to crack the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)?
JEE is one of the toughest competitive entrance exams. A candidate has to prepare for JEE with dedication as the JEE syllabus is really extensive being an amalgamation of class 11th and class 12th syllabus. With tried and tested tricks, cracking JEE would become an easy task for most of the students.
5. How do I prepare simultaneously for JEE and board exams?
JEE Main and 12th Board exams almost come at the same time without much gap. It restricts the student to prepare exclusively for JEE. Thus, it is important to study for both board exams and JEE simultaneously. Choice of the right material, books, and coaching really helps aspirants to do well in the exam. Certain books like NCERT, HC Verma contain a very good selection of questions from practical applications of concepts which could prepare you well for both exams.