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How to prepare for JEE Mains

JEE Preparation strategy to maximise scoring potential

Clarity of the mind is so important that you are able to learn new topics without any difficulty.

How to Prepare for JEE Mains : Strengthen your strong areas:

How to prepare for JEE Mains post gives you an idea on the preparation strategies to be adopted to do well in the JEE mains examination.

You should be able to spend few hours to identify the areas of strength and weakness in each subject according to the syllabus. There are some computer based test portals that help the students to take a practice test and understand their strengths. Once you understand the topics which you are strong and weak will help you to plan and execute the next steps.

After identifying the areas of strength, master on those topics. This will gain you confidence. Confidence is one of the key factors that keeps you driving throughout, till the end of JEE Main examination. 

Two topics per day is a good option to start the preparation of JEE Main Examination. This has to be implemented by solving the past JEE / AIEEE questions selected from these topics.  There are online portals having the questions and solutions from the past question papers. 

Utilize early mornings till noon, rest in the afternoon where usually all are sleepy. You can go for some outdoor games in the evening and start again in the late evening. It should be roughly 10 hours per day spend on studies. Though there is no specific time duration prescribed for each subject, choose your own timing and duration for each subject based on your interest and strength. Note that this is out of necessity, not interest. It is the need of the hour, not essentially the interest. So try learning topics that are difficult, with patience.

Take a break in between to balance your receptivity and learning focus. Few hours should be spent on taking Unit tests chapter wise in all the three subjects. While chemistry is relatively easy to score marks, physics and mathematics might be little difficult for some kids.

You have to start the preparation after your lab examinations in schools. Do a good preparation before the board examinations and focus on board exams. After that, take unit wise test on a weekly basis to identify the weak areas in each chapter so that the gaps could be effectively plugged. The students should ensure that they take three JEE Main simulated mock tests during this phase of preparation.

How to Prepare for JEE Mains : Prepare for a stronger finish

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If you start the preparation well in advance, that is by January for the April session, you can do a strong finish after the board examinations, before the April session. Take enough tests and keep on learning the topics which you are weak.

Test shall be taken at least two to three weeks prior to the examination. You should plan a strategy to take test and then prepare and make this a cycle. Instead of putting your head fully into tests, take test twice in a week. After the test, prepare the weak topics.

Take daily JEE Main simulated mock examinations to get into the groove for the exam during the last two weeks prior to the exam. See how much time is reduced to answer the questions of difficult nature.

You have to do a thorough analysis of the mock tests on a daily basis to do the necessary changes in strategy prior to the exam

Relax on the previous day by simply reading the topics

Ensure a minimum of 8 hours of sleep the night prior to the JEE Main exam as that would keep the mind fresh and uncluttered.

How to prepare for JEE Mains – advantages of two sessions

The April session exam is a second chance for the candidates who missed their first attempt or who wish to improve. The second session is definitely important for most of the candidates and it is also a good opportunity to prepare well for the exam.  

Focus More on Weak Subjects & Topics

First session can be taken as a test to understand the weakness and strength. Based on the score and marks, the preparation can be crafted for the second session.  You can understand the difficulty level and nature of questions. So they must clarify their doubts before sitting in the second session. Try to focus more on the complicated topics to understand them well.  A well-devised study plan and practice as many mock tests can help you to get a better understanding of the exam pattern. Do not be over strict on study plan and time table. That might make you feel the pressure.

Use Your Time Judiciously

Everyone is aware that the board examinations and the JEE Main April session are scheduled close to each other. So, it becomes essential for the aspirants to work hard and perform well in both the exams. During the time in between board exams, candidates are advised to not only focus on scoring good marks but also to prepare simultaneously for JEE Main.

There are some topics included in various subjects which carry more weightage in comparison to other topics. Also, there are some topics which are parts of JEE Main but are not the part of JEE Advanced. So, candidates tend to ignore these topics. However, they are advised to prepare these subjects and score well in the examination.

Practice as much as possible

The main focus of the aspirants should be towards clearing their underlying concepts. Solve more and more questions after clearing your fundamentals. No other book than NCERT is better for clear your basic concepts. So, before jumping on to any other book candidates are advised to study from the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12.

Apart from the tips mentioned above, candidates must remember that it is their confidence and hard work which will help them in getting their seat confirmed in IITs or NITs. So, do not worry about the result and focus on your hard work and studies.