In view of the aggravating COVID-19 Pandemic situation, the second phase of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2020 has already been postponed twice and will now be conducted in the first week of September. This announcement has definitely allowed some extended preparation time. Students should make the best use of the opportunity and utilize this extra time productively to brace themselves up for the exam.
If you are also one of the many JEE aspirants, given below are some tips that can help you to boost your preparation in the last month before the JEE (Main) exam.
Follow a Disciplined Schedule
With barely a month to go for JEE (Main), you should follow a disciplined schedule and make the most of this time to strengthen your preparation. While revising, focus should be on the chapters with high weightage. Additionally, setting daily targets can speed up your preparation and help you to study in a more organized way.
Proper planning not only ensures timely preparation but also keeps stress at bay. In the last month before the exam, prepare a chapter-wise and topic-wise revision schedule and divide the remaining weeks wisely to prepare in a coherent manner for all the three subjects, namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Revise all Concepts, Formulas, & Equations
A thorough revision of all the concepts, formulas, & equations is a must. Devote your time to memorizing the formulas, strengthening your concepts, problem solving and developing short cuts. To strengthen your concepts, you should solve as many questions as possible. Additionally, focus on the important topics and improve your weak areas.
Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers
Even if you have already solved the previous years’ question papers, solve them again. It will help you to evaluate your current preparation level, if or not you have overcome your weaknesses, and the time taken by you to solve a question. This knowledge can help you to strengthen your preparation level and further enhance your speed and accuracy.
Focus on the Revision of both Class XI & XII NCERT Syllabus
The JEE (Main) exam is based on class XI & XII NCERT syllabus. Hence, it is important to focus on the revision of both. So, practice as many questions as possible and be thorough with the concepts of both class XI & XII. Do read your NCERT textbooks for at least 4-5 times before the exam.
Practice MCQs on All Possible Varieties
Practice as many MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) as possible. Additionally, solve quality problems to develop a sound confidence level. A good practice will not only strengthen your conceptual knowledge but also help you to improve your speed and accuracy and boost your overall preparation and confidence for the exam.
Avoid Negative Marking
Negative marking plays a crucial role in the JEE (Main) exam. To avoid negative marking, please read the question paper very carefully and underline the keywords such as ‘Incorrect’, ‘Correct’, ‘Not’, Units of numerical values, etc. in the question to avoid committing silly mistakes.
Online Mock Tests in CBT Mode
It is rightly said that practice makes preparation perfect. A good practice can help you to ace the exam. Solving Mock Tests in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode helps to develop your self-confidence and exam temperament. Additionally, Mock Tests are also great for enhancing your speed and accuracy for the exam. You can also opt for Aakash Prac Test that offers a number of online practice tests based on the CBT Pattern that comprehensively prepares you for the exam by providing reports and analytics to help you to analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
Develop a Test Taking Strategy
Sometimes it is the right strategy that plays a definitive role in deciding the rank in the exam. Developing a test taking strategy allows you to plan well in advance for the exam. It also boosts your confidence as you already know which subject to attempt first, how much time to spend on a question, etc. It is also important to strictly stick to your strategy and not be influenced by others.
Last but not the least, with JEE (Main) already postponed twice, you should not feel demotivated. You should be positive and take this as a blessing in disguise. It is the time to concentrate on enhancing your skills and improving your speed and accuracy. Be positive, remain focused and consistently work hard.
Author: Kama Choudhary
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