The secret of your future is hidden in your daily schedule. As an IIT-JEE or NEET aspirant, you need a schedule to establish and work on your priorities i.e. study, limit procrastination and to keep track of your goals.
Advantages of Daily Schedule for IIT-JEE and NEET
- The advantage of having a daily schedule is once you are finished with a task, you already know what is next on your schedule.
- When you don’t have a schedule, the day either gets wasted as you try to decide what to study, or you find yourself tangled up in unwanted things and stuff.
- Studying according to a timetable develop as a habit. It’s better if you develop this habit as early as possible.
- When you set up specific times for studies, it’s far less likely you’ll push them off for later – especially once they become habit.
- Starting your day the same way can motivate you to study consistently, even when you don’t feel like studying.
Being a JEE/NEET aspirant, you probably have a schedule or timetable that works for you. If you don’t, here is a simple guide to help you preparing the best schedule for JEE/NEET preparation.
How to Make a Daily Schedule/Timetable for JEE and NEET
- Write down your goals, the topics you want to study, the chapters you want to complete, during the week.
- Assess your energy levels. Think about when you do your best study. Recognize your strengths and how your energy shifts throughout the day and plan your schedule accordingly.
- Early morning and after evening schedule can help you to be much more productive as you have complete control during these times, no school and coaching.
- The quiet hours of the morning can be the ideal time to focus on an important topic without being interrupted. The same thing can apply to students who like to study at night.
- Take small challenges like, for 30 days you will study as per the same schedule. Just do it. It can become a habit that leads you to clear JEE or NEET.
- Reward yourself when you achieve a small goal.
- If you fail, figure out what went wrong, plan for it, and try again.
- Your timetable should provide flexibility if any subject or topic requires more time than allotted, or when a test is scheduled next day.
- Be consistent. Daily studies and practice is the most important skill you need to clear JEE and NEET. If you are weak in any topic then you need to devote more time in that topic.
- Utilize Sundays and holidays for long study hours or to catch up to what was being taught in the class. Revise and practice lots of problems.
- Consult a teacher to make the timetable if you are facing problems making one.
What if I am not able to follow a timetable for JEE/NEET?
Keep in mind that there is no one ideal timetable that suits all aspirants. Your preparation schedule can depend on many factors like – how much hours you spend in school and coaching? Do you like to study early morning or evening time is most comfortable? It differs from person to person.
It would be very nice if you are able to follow the time table you made, although it is neither sufficient nor necessary. A schedule or timetable may not work for everybody.
Don’t worry if you are not able to make or follow your timetable. Study with full concentration without any kind of distractions. You can target minimum hours of study every day, irrespective of the time slot.
Set weekly targets, like completing a topic in this week, etc. Study at least 4 to 5 hours daily by yourself. Divide time accordingly to subjects. Give more time to those subjects which you don’t have interest and try to create interest in those subjects.
List some of the things you do daily. Do they require a timetable to be done? NO. This is because they have become your habit. Make JEE or NEET preparation your habit.