It’s never your brains alone that get you through JEE. It’s your preparation as well, and more importantly. And if there are loopholes therein, that is certainly going to be a strong blow at the showtime. Some of the common blunders/mistakes that JEE aspirants are prone to are:
- Poor time management: I am not saying delve into books for 24 hours, but you need to devote quite a major portion of your day towards JEE preparation. TV shows, social networking and lazing around like that are major time killers. In these 2 years, you have to manage time as you manage money. Obviously short breaks of 30 minutes to 1 hour are fine but anything more than that is crime. Think of all those who are studying hard when you are whiling away your time just like that. Why do you think you deserve it.
- Having fear of certain topics: Many students create a blockade in their minds about certain topics like Rotation or complex numbers or Stereochemistry, thinking them to be too difficult. As long as you aren’t confident about your concepts, you won’t be able to solve any question based on that in the exam. Just start these so-called scaring topics from the basics, from level 0 and I know you will go through.
- Not marking important questions: You just have one and half month left after your mains for advanced or probably 10–15 days after your boards for your mains. In such a small gap, you have to go through all your 80–90 topics that you have learned all these 2 years-a Herculean task, unless you have marked all the important questions. Mark the questions that involve a new concept, a new idea or the ones that you were able to solve after lot of brainstorming. And just revise those questions before any practice test.
The list is endless of course. In short, be honest to your work. Do not deviate from your goal.
Not only just work hard, but work hard in the right direction – do smart work.
2 years must seem like a really long time for JEE preparation but trust me, it’s not. Use your time wisely.
JEE Advanced 2016 – AIR 1154
JEE Main 2016 – AIR 19
CBSE Boards 2016 – AIR 4 (98.8%)