A Foolproof Guide To Prepare For IIT JEE Mains Exam
If preparing for board exams was like running a 100 m then IIT-JEE prep is equivalent to partaking in a marathon. For Indian students, there has been a hype in recent times about getting admissions to the best institute for pursuing higher-level education. One thing that we all can vouch for is that IIT is one of the most prestigious institutes in the country. And so, in order to get admission to this institute students are required to burn the midnight’s oil. After all, such luxury comes at the price of cracking a gruelling exam called the infamous, IIT-JEE.
Lakhs of students appear for this exam every year, and thousands start preparing it starting from 9th standard, or some even before that. The ultimate goal is to perform their best and score the highest to get an admission to one of the IITs. JEE Main 2022 will be conducted in January, February, March and April 2022 via online mode. As such, we have compiled a few tips and tricks to help IIT aspirants score 250+ marks in JEE Mains and a good AIR to lock your seat in IIT.
Know The Exam Pattern
The IIT JEE MAINS exam consists of 90 questions with 30 each from physics, chemistry and mathematics respectively. Now, this exam has negative marking, so you can not take risk of guessing the answers. Look up the exam pattern online, or check out sample pampers to get a proper understanding of it.
Board Exams Are A Warm Up
The curriculum or topics asked in JEE Mains are the same concepts you study during your senior-level education. However, the level of questions can be a notch above so you need to be prepared with some high aptitude questions in order to clear the cut-off.
Clear Yoru Basics
Try to be really consistent and plan out a strategy for all three subjects. What and how you study in your school can determine the basis of your JEE prep as well. You should focus on polishing your concepts for the subjects you find hard. Get a grip on your weakness and practice as much as you can.
Choose Your Study Material Wisely
There are a plethora of books available on the market that claim to offer the best methods to clear this exam. However, you must indulge in only quality material as only they will help in paving the path of victory. For physics, For Physics, one can solve H.C Verma and Arihant publication books. These are highly reliable and would help in testing your concepts. These books come packed with advance level questions to help you practice better. For acing both organic and inorganic chemistry, practising from OP Tandon Book as well NCERT should be enough. Maths can be conquered with R.D. Sharma or books by Arihant Publications. Revise the topics by solving 5–10 questions on a weekly basis.
Solve Previous Years Papers
Practising your concepts daily with diligence can prove fruitful for achieving your desired scores. Try solving previous year papers to know the level of difficulty of the exam and the range of questions that are asked. These papers will also give you an idea about the exam pattern. Set a timer and try doing the paper within the set time to achieve pace.
Make Notes For Revision Purpose
The art of note-making is so underrated. Notes come as a godsend during the revision phase of your preparation. The notes you make for this exam should consist of important formulae, laws, theorems, diagrams, reactions, properties et. They will come in handy at the time of revision when you won’t have to go through the piles of books. Make a habit of glancing at them once a day to retain the concepts for a longer duration.
Enhance Speed With MOCK Tests
The best way of attaining a good speed for solving questions, without getting them wrong, is to practice as many sample papers as you can. Practising mock papers will give you a simulated environment of how the test will actually be conducted. You can try solving JEE Main Question Paper 2019 and other mock papers that are easily available online, to know the type of questions that are asked in the test.
Do SWOT Analysis
You know yourself best. A SWOT analysis definitely gives you a detailed map of how you should go on with your practice. Some topics hold higher weightage than others, and require more time and practice. As such, a good practice would be devoting more time and effort in areas that you find more difficult, as compared to the ones you are able to tackle with ease.
Be Wary Of Negative Marking
JEE Mains is notorious for its negative marking. Try to avoid answering questions you are not sure about or the ones you find tricky. There will be trap answers similar to the correct one and some students fall for them leading to negative marks.
Stay Away From Distractions
Exam preparation should be done religiously. So, it is crucial that you are free of all disturbances like phones, TV, etc. Try to disconnect yourself from all social media for the time being to stay focused on the preparation journey. Once you score your seat in this prestigious institution, you can have all the fun you want- along with your studies, of course!
Time Management Is Key
The D-day requires you to perform your best under the stipulated time. It is vital that you practice enough questions with time constraints. This will help you in tackling the questions which carry more weightage first and then move on with the rest of the paper. In this way, you will be able to attempt the maximum number of questions possible.
Your consistency and hard work will take you a long way. Be mentally strong and work efficiently towards your goals and in no time you’ll fulfil your dream of studying at one of the IITs.