Last updated on April 20th, 2020 at 11:33 am
With the number of infected patients constantly increasing day-by-day, it seems that the 21-days lockdown announced by the Government of India might even be extended further. The pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) doesn’t seem to be in control and due to a large number of people still disobeying the lockdown rules, it will take time for this to settle. Almost all exams scheduled during April or May 2020 have been postponed for the end of May and JEE Main 2020 is also postponed with new dates to be announced after analysing the situation on 15th April 2020.
Most parents, colleges and conducting authorities are worried about the life of the students while students themselves might consider this a lucky moment to prepare better. Students cannot attend libraries and definitely cannot plan any group study with their friends. So, to ensure the proper utilisation of this supplementary time, here are some tips for aspirants to strategise their study pattern for JEE Main 2020 while staying in isolation, inside their homes.
How to Use Digital Media to Prepare Effectively
Make your data useful
If you are able to read this, you can access the internet. And so you can access the large database of educational videos on a large number of free educational websites. A few examples would be National Digital Library of India (NDLI), Khan Academy, NTA Content-Based Lectures by IIT-PAL and many more. These portals are free to use and will help you strengthen your concepts with ease. So, stop swiping and start preparing!
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Connecting with your teachers
It is impossible for you to meet your teachers during these times. So request them to schedule a conference call of doubt sessions for students. You can download free video conferencing software such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, UberConference and more.
Social networking is not all bad
This might be a little hard to manage but use WhatsApp or Telegram, but carefully. Make social groups for sharing important information regarding exam schedules, important notes, questions, preparation tips. Do not gossip on these groups and probably even add your teachers and parents to ensure you and your friends are kept in check.
Limit the use of unhealthy social media
With most students now in their homes, it is obvious that a lot of time is spent on browsing social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok and many more. It is okay to use them to take some time off. But excessive use will make your whole day unproductive. We would suggest studying somewhere insight of your parents to keep yourself in check. A little bit of strict measures might help you get your dream college!
Take maximum online mocks
Now that JEE Mains is a computer-based test, it is going to be easy for scoring higher than pen and paper-based tests. With online mocks, you get an idea of how to manage unattempted, mark for later, attempted and skipped questions. By attempting maximum mocks during these days of lockdown, you will improve your speed on a computer. If you own a laptop, use a separate hand-held mouse to practice in more exam-like situations.