First things first, you should know the exact amount of time that you have and the the number of things that you have to take care of. In this article, we will provide you a complete list of that.
JEE Main 2020
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main is the entrance examination, conducted by CBSE to enrol students in various undergraduate courses. Students qualifying the entrance examination are offered courses like B.E., B.Tech., B. Pharma, and B.Arch in the NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) located across the country.
JEE Main exam is also the eligibility test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam to secure admissions in programmes on offer by 23 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 2,24,000 score holders in JEE Main are only eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam thus eligible for a seat at IITs or IIT(ISM).
JEE main examination is usually conducted in the first and second week of the April and the examination is conducted via. two modes- namely, online mode and offline mode.
Things to do –
- Make sure you have read the information brochure very carefully. Ensure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria. Also, fill the online form correctly.
- Keep checking your mail-box for communications from JEE regarding your form. In case of issues with uploaded images, change them as soon as possible.
- Download the admit card, when it is available, and make sure everything is correct.
Now, the other aspect is preparation for the exam.
Whichever stage of preparation you are in, at this point of time, you have to do 3 things simultaneously:
- Revision of previous concepts
- Solving previous year papers
- Solving full length mock tests
Revision of Previous Concepts
If you are wondering when to start the revision, the answer is yesterday. Even if your syllabus is not complete, you should start devoting more and more of your time to revising previous concepts and making sure that they are rock solid. Otherwise, very soon, you will run of time and you won’t able to finish off either things. Incomplete preparation doesn’t help at all. It actually leads to negative marking. That’s why it is important that whatever topics you have covered so far, revise them atleast twice before the exam to ensure that you score marks from those topics. The process of revision is simple – go through the concepts quickly, attempt previously attempted questions, solve previous year questions on those topics and lastly, make notes for future reference.
Solve Full Length Previous Year Papers
Solving topic-wise questions will only help you become an expert on that topic. But clearing the exam is about many more things. Things such as solving questions on multiple topics of different subjects within 3 hours. Also, to not check the answer after every question, as in, no second attempts. To do this, you have to start attempting full length papers and the best starting point would be, solving previous year papers in proper setting. So set the clock and don’t leave or submit until you have attempted all questions or the time is over. Also, try to do that during the time of the actual exam (morning 9:30 to 12:30). After completing it, evaluate and check what went wrong. Make sure your negatives reduce overtime and you are able to attempt all the questions in the given time.
Attempt Mock tests
The only thing now remaining, would be attempting mock tests in an external exam setting and actually competing with others. For this, it is important that you join a mock test series, attempt the tests on time and in a disciplined manner and analyse your performance. Make sure that your revision plan is according to the analysis. That is pick the topics for revision, in which, you scored negative marks, or the topics which you studied but still skipped the question.
If you are able to do these things in a disciplined and consistent manner for the next 3 months, there is no reason why you can’t score a minimum of 180 marks. Maybe higher, depending on how well your exam goes.