What Mistakes Should One Avoid During IIT-JEE Preparation?

By | Last updated on July 30th, 2018

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These were some of the mistakes I did in my JEE preparation and some of them are my peers’ experiences.

  1. Using too many reference books.
  2. Getting demoralised 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 often leads to confusion. Stick to one book and that will serve your entire purpose.

Getting demoralised 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 realise 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 mistake. Apart from the memorising part inorganic 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 bitter.

Deviating from the syllabus:

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

Spending more time on easier topics:

Balance the amount of time you invest on each topic. Do workout on all the topics. 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 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 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, don’t ever dare to neglect them.

Whenever you feel yourself low or demoralised, watch motivational videos on YouTube or talk to some IITians. Ping me, I will be available always 🙂

Sai Chand Desireddy
IIT Madras

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What Mistakes Should One Avoid During IIT-JEE Preparation? was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Sai Chand Desireddy