What Mistakes Should One Avoid During IIT JEE Preparation?

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Mistakes in IIT JEE preparation.

Mistakes are a part of life, but they also teach you what not to do in future. There are many mistakes students make in JEE preparation. In this post I am sharing the mistakes I made in my JEE preparation and some of them are my peers’ experiences.

What Mistakes Should One Avoid During IIT JEE Preparation?

Some of the mistakes to avoid during IIT JEE preparation.

  1. Using too many reference books.
  2. Getting demoralized easily.
  3. Getting out of track due to continuous hours of study.
  4. Allotting last 3-4 months for Inorganic Chemistry.
  5. Deviating from the syllabus.
  6. Spending more time on easier topics.
  7. Skipping long questions.
  8. Not preparing an exam strategy.
  9. Discussing the weekly test paper performance with peers after the exam.
  10. Overlooking class 11 syllabus.

Using too many reference books

Just use a single standard book as your reference. Using too many books in JEE preparation often leads to confusion. Stick to one book and that will serve your entire purpose.

Getting demoralized easily

When you attempt a difficult test and you check your score it would obviously be less than your other tests. During these times you need to realize that what matters is the rank in your class.

Getting out of track due to continuous hours of study

Yes, every one leads to frustration due to our routine. At these moments of depression, keep away from your books and refresh yourself by playing with your friends or do something you like to do.

Allotting last 3-4 months for Inorganic Chemistry

This is one of the most committed and dangerous mistakes. Apart from the memorizing part Inorganic Chemistry also has some beautiful concepts like Coordination Compounds and Chemical Bonding. Last 3-4 months is the time when you revise things. If this time is dedicated to Inorganic, you lack time for revision. No revision costs you very much.

Deviating from the syllabus

This is a common mistake. There are many books in the market which deviate you from the mainstream study and some useless topics are taught in it. Keep JEE syllabus paper beside and only go through the topics and sub topics mentioned in it.

Spending more time on easier topics

Balance the amount of time you invest on each topic. Do workout on all the topics in the syllabus. Leave no stone unturned.

Skipping long questions

Many students get frightened on seeing the long questions in the exams. They might seem long but may take only a few seconds to tackle. Leaving these questions which are easy costs you a lot.

Not preparing an exam strategy

Do prepare yourself an exam strategy. You can do this in your second year after you have attempted an ample number of tests and stick to it while attempting. You can feel free to message me to know my strategy. But remember one thing the strategy of one person may not work for the other person.

Discussing the weekly test paper performance with peers after the exam

Discussion after the test sometimes can dent your confidence. But do come to know the solutions for all the questions after the exam from your peers or teachers.

Overlooking class 11 syllabus

Do prepare a proper revision plan to revise all your class 11 syllabus in your second year. There are many important topics in class 11 for JEE, don’t ever dare to neglect them.

Sai Chand Desireddy
IIT Madras

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