You may have heard this from many people, “you have got to work smart not hard to clear JEE”. How do you define smart work in JEE preparation?
Smart work doesn’t mean long study hours, from early morning to late night. It means to work more efficiently, more effectively, to reach your goal.
How to Study Smart for IIT-JEE Main and Advanced?
For studying smart in JEE Preparation, focus on the below points :
- Know what you want.
- Learn time management skills.
- Create a study schedule for yourself.
- Think different ways of solving problems.
- Know your strengths and work on weaker areas.
- Achieve small goals – improving scores, performance in regular tests.
- Make class notes.
- Remain positive in critical situations.
- Stay in the company of people who motivates you.
- Ask for help when in problem – not understanding anything, having doubts, etc.
Know what you want
Smart students know what they want. They can prepare their JEE strategy and plan easily. Don’t just work hard, know what you’re working hard for. You will have to realise the value of what you’re doing, you will have to be very ambitious.
Learn time management skills
Smart students are very well aware that time is the most important factor in clearing JEE with good rank. They know how to manage time between studies and other tasks.
There are only few hours throughout the day when you’re most alert. Study and learn maximum in that period. Eliminate most distractions from your schedule so that you can work productively. Never Procrastinate. Avoid multitasking.
Create a study schedule
Plan a timetable, just a simple one. Starting your day the same way can motivate you to study consistently, even when you don’t feel like studying.
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. In your daily studies, set targets like what you want to complete each day.
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Think different ways of solving problems
A question does not end with just getting the right answer. Instead, after getting the correct answer, you should think about how else you could have solved that problem.
You can also refer the solution after solving the problem. You may find some other alternative approach to the problem.
You have to reach to the solution in fastest possible time. Learn to apply tricks in solving problems. Teachers in coaching will help you.
Know your strengths and work on weaker areas.
Assess your strengths and weaknesses. On the exam day, pick up the questions based on your strengths. Don’t neglect your strengths as these will be crucial in fetching a good rank in JEE.
Learn concepts, practice and identify weaknesses, then practice weaknesses.
Focus on small goals
Smart students know that they have to start with the basics and small steps, and then they consistently follow their goals day by day. They don’t look for overnight success.
Test yourself. Learn from mistakes in tests. Have a growth mindset and keep improving yourself.
Make class notes
Smart students like to make notes to revise effectively before the tests and JEE exam. They know it takes time to make notes but aware of the value it provides.
If you are taking coaching for JEE (recommended), then your classroom notes are very useful. They will act as a reference to your proper well maintained notes.
One very important part of smart work is to always have a positive attitude, no matter how difficult situations are. You can’t be a smart student with negative thinking. Have a confidence and faith in your ability.
Stay in the company of smart and motivating people
Smart students are very careful in choosing who they spend time with. They want to hang out with people who are smarter than them and who are superior in some way; then they want to learn as much as possible from them.
Spend time with people who motivate you and who you can learn from. Stay away from people who are dragging you down.
Ask for help
When in problem, you need help from other people that are experts in preparing students for JEE. Smart students have no problem with asking for doubts.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, doubts and queries.
Are you already following above tips? Well done, you are doing smart work, not just hard work.
Give your best shot and work towards your JEE dream like there is no tomorrow. Be smart about setting your goals and planning how to achieve your goal. Make mistakes but be smart enough to learn from them.
Hope it helps.
All the best!