How to Crack JEE - Deepank Agrawal who got an All India Rank (AIR)-15 in JEE (Main) 2017 have some advice for the aspirants on how to crack JEE. “For JEE (Main), one needs a firm grip on formulae to be quick at calculations because time is that factor in the exam that can change the way your performance goes. Choose practice papers wisely, and solve them in the stipulated time with full devotion and zero disturbances. This shall give you a close to true picture of your JEE score and boost confidence in you,” says the bright student from Muzaffarpur.
The national-level engineering entrance exam, JEE (Main), will be conducted on April 8, 2018 in offline mode while the online exam will be conducted on April 15 & 16, 2018.
Now that the candidates have reached the last leg of their preparation, there may be some areas that need some brushing up. The question paramount on their minds would be -- what more could be done in the last months so that they come out in flying colours? So, here are some important tips for JEE Main and JEE Advanced from experts and toppers to help candidates crack the most coveted engineering entrance exam
How To Crack JEE Main
To prepare for JEE Main 2018, from the outset, it demands consistent effort and a sharp focus. If one wants to be a successful engineer and study at the top-notch universities and colleges, he or she must first work out a strategy on how to crack JEE Main 2018.
What one should understand is that, the preparation strategy differs for each individual. Moreover, everyone has his or her own unique learning style and skill set. It is important to have clear concepts, practice regularly by solving sample papers or mock tests as these will help candidates assess their strengths and weaknesses. It’s important to identify the challenging topics and work on them to get familiar with them and to score good marks.
“JEE Main 2018 aspirants must get familiarized with the high-pressure exam environment and see just where they stand in terms of competition. Aspirants must practice a lot of sample papers as the more they practice, the more they will eliminate the chances of making silly mistakes. Time management will also be taken care of in the process,” said Rajshekhar Ratrey, Toppr.com’s Vice President (Educational Content).
To get a better idea, we asked Deepank how he prepared for JEE Main 2018; he said, “My main focus was on grasping concepts in the best way possible, remembering formulae and facts. Because of the time limit in JEE Main 2018 it is not possible to derive or think of all the formulae and facts during the exam so it is important for one to remember them by heart and to be able to recall quickly. For this I made short notes and flash cards for every chapter. I also used to analyze the average time taken by me to solve questions from different chapters so that the paper could be attempted more systematically.”
The syllabi for JEE Main 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018 encompass that of class 11 and class 12 for Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. However, the methodology of preparation differs as JEE Advanced 2018 is more analytical in nature.
Since this is the first time JEE Advanced 2018 is a computer-based test, IIT Kanpur has announced the availability of a mock test to be used for preparation. A demo/help video facility has also been provided by IIT Kanpur to assist candidates take the JEE Advanced 2018 mock test and prepare better for the online exam.
Ramesh Batlish, Centre Head, FIITJEE – Noida advises, “The last few remaining months are very crucial as far as JEE (Advanced) preparations are concerned and this must be largely utilized for quick revision and lots of mock tests. Each practice session must be followed by an in-depth analysis to identify the weaker sections to focus on improvement and build the strengths.”
“Taking help from subject experts for working on the weaker areas will surely benefit the students in improving. Making a strategic plan for preparation will help the students achieve the desired outcome. Ideally, by this time all serious aspirants should have completed the syllabus,” Batlsih added.
Tips For JEE To Prepare In Last Two Months
Assign ample time for revision and practice by solving as many questions as you can. “Create a day plan, and try to stick to it, rather than aiming for broader weekly or monthly targets. Reserve the last couple of months particularly for test series,” said Rajshekhar.
For topics that have plenty of formulae, keep topic-wise concept sheets ready, as they really help at the time of revision. Also, make sure that you adhere to the schedule in a way that you get enough sleep and time to relax
Finally, you should exercise discretion in your paper strategy. It is always better to strike off the easier questions first and then move towards average and finally the difficult ones.
How To Balance Boards & JEE
One of the most crucial things that students tend to overlook is their preparation for their Class 12th board exams. This is important as the admission to the NITs, IITs, IIITs and CFTIS require a minimum of 75 per cent in the class 12th or students should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards to be eligible for the same. Therefore, it is imperative for JEE aspirants to perform well in class 12. “Study diligently for both. Make sure to include previous papers in your plan,” says Rajshekhar.
While explaining his strategy, Deepank said, “Strictly speaking, as far as JEE (Main) and boards are concerned NCERT is the holy bible so do honour and read it regularly while remembering all the facts and formulae that come your way.” Talking abut the importance of practice, Deepank added, “Solve a lot of practice papers available out there in the market and over the Internet.”
Winning mantras- Few Tips To Crack JEE 2018
While preparing, candidates need to opt for strategies that do not adversely affect their performance. A single mistake can undo a lot of hard work. Candidates must ensure that they follow the below mentioned points to score well in the JEE exams:
Refer only those books that are absolutely necessary for preparation. Don’t waste your time on books which are unnecessary
Learn the basic concepts first. Don’t jump directly to reference books without building the concepts from NCERT
Believe in yourself
Don’t mug up the topics. Understand and learn the topic in depth will help you with your concepts
It is important that you get adequate sleep and rest so that you can stay fresh and give the exam in the right state of mind
Since health is wealth - stay physically and mentally fit