How to Handle School and IIT JEE Preparation at the Same Time?

By | Last updated on July 13th, 2022

Balancing School Boards and JEE Preparation.

A question asked by many students while preparing for JEE – “How to manage school (college) and JEE preparation at the same time?” 

In this post, we will see how you can handle your school or college with JEE preparation whether you are taking coaching or doing self-study.

JEE Preparation in Class 8, 9 and 10

In class 8, 9 and 10, you don’t need to focus too much other than your school syllabus. The key thing is – make sure you study to understand the concepts, not just for getting marks. It’s a practice that every JEE aspirant should adopt from a very young age.

For class 8, 9 and 10,  a foundation course for IIT JEE can be handy for students, where the objective is to create a strong foundation for IIT JEE along with the school exams preparation.

You can also prepare for different Olympiads and exams like NTSE to develop competitive skills that will help you in JEE preparation.

Managing School and JEE Coaching in Class 11

From class 11 onward, it’s more like a dedicated JEE preparation as per the syllabus. On one hand you will be studying as per your school (or college) curriculum, and at the same time you have to put ten times more effort for JEE preparation.

There has been a tendency of students to take class 11 lightly. You should never make this mistake. Save these words, “Class 11 is very important in JEE preparation”. Focus on every chapter and understand the concepts because in class 12 you will find use of most of the topics of class 11.

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Combined Preparation of School Board and JEE in Class 12

If you are not taking any coaching for IIT JEE

First advice is to utilize your school hours in the best possible way. Understand everything that is taught in the class. In-case you missed out on anything, try to clear that after reaching home. Solve problems that are left by your teacher in the class. Go through the examples in the NCERT (school) textbook. They are very valuable for the preparation of school board exams and JEE.

It will be best if you finish these things as early as possible. Take a break and after that you have to study exclusively for JEE. You can refer to recommended books for JEE to understand theory and practice problems.

If you have joined a coaching for IIT JEE (online or offline),

  • Don’t miss out on any class and give your full attention in the class.
  • Make notes which are easy to read for you.
  • Solve regular questions on the topics taught in the class.
  • Solve questions that are within the syllabus. Don’t go deep into the topic as if you are doing research. The objective is to clear the JEE examination, you can do the research part later when you get admitted to IIT!

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Is it Possible to Crack JEE with School?

Yes, if you manage your time well, put your best effort, stay focused, avoid distractions, you can crack JEE with school. Majority of students who clear JEE have studied in regular schools.

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How to Handle School and IIT JEE Preparation at the Same Time? was last modified: July 13th, 2022 by Rajesh Saharan

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