With JEE Advanced to be conducted on September 27, 2020, students need to brace themselves up for the big day. In our efforts to continue supporting and motivating the JEE aspirants, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, our CEO & Director, shares last-minute strategy and tips for JEE Advanced 2020.
Here are some key takeaway points from Sir’s message to the JEE aspirants:
Know the Exam: Different, NOT Difficult
Students need to realize, JEE Advanced is not difficult but a different exam. It tests an in-depth understanding of the concepts and their application. Students need not worry if their conceptual understanding is great. Secondly, students need to understand that JEE Advanced is a six-hour duration exam that tests their nerves, patience and temperament. Hence, students should prepare in the right way and the right direction with an honest approach.
Do Not Start Anything New
This is not the time to prepare a new topic or learn a new concept. In the last few days before the exam, students should focus only on revising what they already know.
Revise NCERT textbooks
As we all know, JEE Main 2020 was considerably based on the NCERT syllabus. Students should, thus, properly revise the NCERT textbooks. They should go through their study notes as well as the questions in the NCERT textbooks.
Solve Mock Tests
During this crucial time, students should devote their time to solving mock papers and full-length test papers so that they are well-versed with the exam pattern. Attempting these tests will not only help them improve their speed and accuracy but also revise the whole syllabus.
Replicate Real-time Exam Scenario
JEE Advanced is a six-hour duration exam comprising of Paper 1 & 2 and students often complain of feeling tired, losing their stamina, etc. for the second paper. Hence, students need to replicate a real exam scenario before the actual exam day. They should practice full-length tests as per the actual exam timings, i.e. 9 am – 12 pm and 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm to allow their biological clock to get accustomed to that of the exam. Additionally, students should wear a face mask and gloves to rehearse well in advance.
Attempt 6-Hour Duration Mock Test
Students should test their stamina, mental, physical and emotional preparedness for the exam by solving at least two-three tests of six-hour duration in a day. Whether or not they succeed at it, they’ll at least be able to enhance their stamina and ability to attempt the exam. Additionally, they won’t feel scared to write a six-hour exam and become more confident. They’ll be able to overcome the exhaustion of moving from Paper 1 to Paper 2. Moreover, they’ll also learn how not to be disappointed if Paper 1 in JEE Advanced 2020 does not go as per their expectations and instead of feeling demotivated, they’ll give their best shot in Paper 2.
Get Ready for Surprises
JEE Advanced is very well known for introducing new patterns, new types of questions, etc. For instance, a question may ask students to select two correct options. Students should, thus, read the questions very carefully by paying attention to the keywords. They should not rush and carefully analyse all the options before selecting the answer. Students can expect such surprises in JEE Advanced 2020 and should be ready to face them.
Plan & Strategize Well
As per the previous trends, students, who successfully attempted 45-55% of the question paper, not only qualified for the IITs but also got into their preferred college and course. With proper planning and right strategy, students can ensure their seat in their desired college and course. All they have to do is attempt 50-55% of the JEE Advanced 2020 question paper correctly without any errors.
Start with the Strongest Subject
Starting the exam with the strongest subject helps boost confidence. Additionally, students should browse through the questions and first attempt those which they are very confident of and can solve in 10-15 minutes.
Read the Questions & all the Options Carefully
Often in a rush to complete the exam in time, students end up committing silly mistakes. Students must ensure that they read the questions as well as all the options very carefully. And only after analyzing the options, they should select the answer.
Do Not Skip Lengthy Questions
Sometimes students get scared and skip the lengthy looking questions. Based on our experience, questions that seem lengthy are much easier to solve. Due to lengthy statements, students often incorrectly comprehend the meaning behind the question. The thumb rule to remember is, if a question is lengthy, the time required to solve it will be a lot less.
Furthermore, it is important for students to stay healthy and take utmost care of themselves especially in the times of COVID-19 pandemic. Students should stay at home in order to reduce unnecessary exposure. Additionally, they should stay positive and have faith in their abilities.
All the Best for JEE Advanced 2020!