Every year lakhs of students aspire to crack the JEE Advanced exam to secure a seat in IITs, the most prestigious engineering colleges in the country. JEE Advanced is one of the most competitive exams in India and requires unparalleled dedication if one wishes to succeed in this endeavour. For a seat in any of the IITs in India, one needs to crack not only the exam but also secure a good rank. Since the competition is stiff and there are lakhs of students applying for the exam, every mark counts.
The JEE Advanced 2021 exam pattern largely remains the same in terms of the marking pattern. There’s negative marking, where there’s a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer. All students appearing for JEE Advanced on 03 October 2021 exam cannot overlook negative marking, as it can make a huge difference between a good and average rank.
For students appearing in the upcoming JEE Advanced 2021 exam, here are 6 tips that they must follow to avoid negative marking.
- Don’t Be Overconfident
There’s a thin line that separates overconfidence and confidence, so it is important to not mistake one with the other. Being confident about the exam is good; however, make sure not to go overboard and become careless while attempting questions. Some students get overexcited after reading the question paper which may lead to silly mistakes and hence, negative marking. So, try to control emotions and don’t be overconfident while having a look at the question paper or while attempting the exam for a better outcome.
- Skip Doubtful Questions
Don’t attempt any question you are doubtful about. If you get stuck on a question that is consuming your time or you are not confident about it, skip it but do not attempt it in a hurry. If you try such questions, they are likely to be incorrect which can lead to negative marking. Leaving doubtful questions instead of attempting a wrong answer is a wise decision as there is no negative marking for the questions left.
- Read All Questions Carefully
We at Aakash Institute, teach all our students the importance of reading the questions carefully. There are times when students come across questions that are similar to the ones they have attempted in the past. However, there can be subtle changes in the question, and a student might not pay enough attention which can lead to a wrong answer. Furthermore, students should avoid solving questions straight away and must read the question paper once thoroughly before attempting.
- Do not take Stress
When a question paper is handed to students, most of them stress out on the questions they do not know. However, this practice negatively impacts their results as they lose focus and fail to attempt questions that they actually know. It is crucial to beat stress and try to remain calm for better results.
- Avoid answering at the Last Moment
Exams like JEE Advanced should not be attempted at the last moment, and one must not try their luck by attempting questions they don’t know. Students might feel like their answer sheet is incomplete and they haven’t attempted a lot of questions, but the best thing to do is to leave questions they don’t know. Attempting such questions can lead to negative marking which can decrease the chances of getting a good rank. Even when revising, make sure not to attempt any leftover questions if you are not confident about them.
- Follow the Guidelines
While attempting the exam, it’s necessary to follow the guidelines to avoid any negative marking. For example, never choose two answers in the OMR sheet as that question will be disqualified and lead to negative marking. Moreover, make sure the answer circles in the OMR sheet are filled tidily, and there’s no overlapping.