COVID-19 crisis has had a deeply negative impact on almost each and every part of our livelihood. The world economy is shrinking, people are losing their jobs and most importantly, lakhs of people have died. Among all this, the thing that has prevailed is education. Students who had less time to prepare now have an additional three months for giving considerably more time to studies. The JEE Main exam which was scheduled for April is now scheduled for September, 2020 i.e. from 1st September – 6th September, 2020.
Students now have an enormous amount of time for studies. It’s easily possible to achieve a good score in JEE Main 2020 within a month of precise and productive preparation strategy. This strategy requires you to devise daily targets, being strict on yourself, utilizing time properly and practising with topic-wise mocks.
Let’s talk about the one month guide towards achieving an exceptional JEE Main score. But, before starting with these tips, do remember that these tips do not cater towards completion of the whole syllabus within a month. Most of the students preparing for JEE Main 2020 have been preparing for over 2 years as the syllabus requires in-depth knowledge of both Class XI and XII topics. The strategy will help those students who have already covered the entire JEE Main Syllabus and now are in practice and revision mode.
One Month Preparation Tips for JEE Main
- Practice Topic-Wise Mocks: While revision has various strategies, our suggestion is to practice online topic-wise mocks or chapter-wise mocks. Most of the students are taking full mock test and no doubt it benefits overall, but revision also requires focusing on each chapter, and topic-wise mocks can help students a lot. Moreover, most of the platforms provide differentiation between questions ranging from easy to medium to hard. Since students are under revision mode, medium and hard questions should be given maximum attention.
- Use One Platform Only: Whether you are practising from a book or from an online learning medium, make sure to follow a single platform. Majorly, for JEE Main, NCERT is enough. But if you want to be a step ahead and work on JEE Advanced too, practice from individual refreshers as much as possible. Allen Kota and Resonance Test Series is a great way for students to practice full mocks. Unacademy also offers paid and free courses in order to work on quick revisions and online mocks with a deep analysis of the areas which could be weak or strong. If a student uses various platforms, suggestions on weak topics might vary and will create unnecessary confusion.
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- Set effective daily goals: It is highly important to set effective daily goals of topics you can revise. To start with, make a weekly goal of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics topics that are suitable to complete with the allotted time (1 week). Within this goal, distribute topics for each day and for each section. It is possible that this goal might not be achieved with the stipulated time. In such a case, make a list of topics which require additional time and give them extra time next week. Also, do not forget to keep track of each and every goal at the end of the day. To be strict on yourself, share this list of goals with your parents or teachers and ask them to question your productivity every day.
- Review JEE Main January Session: If you took the JEE Main January attempt, it is possible you already know the strategy of how to attempt the paper as you must be well aware of JEE Main Exam Pattern. Analyse your performance in the January attempt of JEE Main and try to figure if you can improve your scores even better. Do remember that the final result for JEE Main will depend on the higher scores from the two sessions. Work on topics which were left out previously, work on the time strategy that you could follow and practice more questions similar to the ones appeared in the January session.
- Complete Resource Utilization: Time is the only resource which is abundant yet limited. All three sections of JEE Main require a time-strategy based on your ability and understanding of each. It is often suggested that equal distribution of time is important but honestly, it depends on you. If you can solve the hardest questions of Mathematics or Physics with ease, but cannot learn the formulas of Chemistry, you definitely need to allot more time to Chemistry. Similarly, it might be easier for someone to learn topics rather than understanding the logic behind it. In such a case, Mathematics, which requires understanding the logic, should be given more time. Look for short notes and study material for JEE in order to speed up the revision.
- Be strict on yourself: One cannot deny but procrastination is very pleasing. Also, being lazy and procrastinating is something which deteriorates your knowledge, speed, stamina and a lot more. And that’s why now is definitely not the time to do so! You must be strict on yourself and diligently follow the study strategy that can probably change your future. Ask your parents, teachers, siblings to check on you every hour of the day. Do not get bothered by it but instead use this as a strategy to prove that you are dedicated to your goals. And no, it won’t get any easier after class 12th! Moreover, you will have to study a lot harder. But the kind of changes it will bring to your life will help you and your family in the long run.
Preparation Tips for JEE Main cannot guarantee you a great score. But these tips are devised by teachers and experts who have had years of experience. If students can follow these preparation tips with a smart work strategy, it will definitely benefit them within these remaining one month. Also, be a little procreative and give time to leisure activities to make sure you don’t get fed up with studies. Balance your studies in such a way that your parents force you to go out and have fun for some time, instead of forcing you to study! Always study on a chair and table. Exam centres do not have laptops, so practice mocks using a traditional hand-held mouse. Start practising and perform your best in the exam!