Last minutes tips for JEE Mains:
Dear JEE Aspirants,
Finally, the time has arrived, when your mettle will be put to test in the nation’s biggest engineering examination. This demands you to keep calm without getting panicky and strategize your steps for the exam day. At this juncture you should ensure the following:
Solve Previous Year Problems: Solving previous year problems of IIT JEE and AIEEE is very crucial It will help you to keep your preparation in line with the actual exam and provide a quick revision of important concepts.
Don’t Start Any New Topic Now: This is the time to strengthen what you already know. Devoting time to topics that you haven’t studied even once is a total waste of time at this point. By reviewing familiar topics your self-confidence will get a boost and help you perform better. So get onto revising already covered concepts during these last days for JEE Main Preparation.
Short Notes and Important Formulas: For the final hours, refer to key points of every topic that you would have made while your preparations. If not, there’s not need to worry, you could just go through your class notes once and note the key formulas. Losing out a question just because you were not able to recall the formula would affect your score immensely.
Study Schedule and Strategy: As we are approaching towards the examination day, you need to emphasize on solving as many problems as you can. Study from 9:00am to 12noon without break before the examination. As I mentioned above devote more time on problem solving rather than theory. Solve about 300 objective problems daily before the examination.
Time Management: Performing well in the entrance exam depends largely on strategizing the flow and proper time management. You should decide well in advance how much time you are going to give on each subject, based on your strong and weak points. With proper time management, you will surely save yourself from the panic during the actual exam.
Keep Calm and Stay Fit: Keeping your mind at peace and body fit is essential for an efficient brain. Toppers suggest that going for a small walk or doing a little exercise will keep your body fit. Your eating habits are also of great prominence. Take more of fruits and juices; this will keep you fresh and energetic.
A day Before JEE Mains: It would be suggested not to strain yourself by studying a lot on the day before the examination. At the max you could touch up on your formulas, while keeping your brain in relaxing mode. Try to avoid thinking about the examination. Have a light dinner and go for a small walk. Get ample sleep to energize yourself for next day’s marathon!!
And finally; JEE Mains day:
Ensure that you wake-up well on time. Have proper breakfast (light) and take some juices. Reach the examination centre well before the actual exam time. Before the examinations starts, don’t over think. Maintain your clam and try to relax.
Keep extra pen and pencils along with you. You should take a water bottle or some juices with you in the examination hall. Chewing gums or toffees can also be taken, as for some students they help in focusing better while writing the test.
As soon as you get the paper, don’t rush with solving the questions. Take a quick glance of the paper first and decide which sections are easiest and toughest for you. You should attempt problems in the order of their difficulty. Start with easy questions first, as it will help you warming up. But most importantly, follow the paper solving strategy which you have been accustomed to, during your practice sessions.
Don’t get stuck on a particular problem or make random guesses. It’s perfectly fine, if you are not being able to solve some questions. Under the time constraint, no one scores 360/360. So, you should move ahead and attempt further questions. And also, don’t feel tempted to retort to random guessing at any point during your exam.
I strongly hope these tips will benefit you and help you score better. It’s all about practicing more, while keeping your motivation levels high. These 3 hours of examination are going to decide your future, so you must maintain your calm and deliver your best.
Good Luck for your JEE Mains 2018!!
Apurva Ved (B. Tech, IIT Bombay)
Director – Edventure