The JEE Main examination is the gateway to 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 5 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and several other Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).
The next installment of JEE Main exam is just 10 months away and before you know it the time will fly past. So, how should you utilize this time period to yield maximum output? Let’s explore.
JEE Main 2020: Pattern
JEE Main was organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), but now it is conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
JEE Main exam is now held once in January and once in April. Your best score of the 2 attempts will be considered for admission and ranking purposes. It is not compulsory for you to appear in both the attempts of JEE Main.
JEE Main is now completely online (Computer-Based Test).
Utilizing These 10 Months
If you are planning to know the JEE Main January examination, here is how you should utilize your next 10 months:
- First and foremost, prepare the right schedule and adhere to it strictly. Your schedule should include sufficient time to cover the syllabus, practice time and revisions.
- Maintain a healthy diet from the very beginning and don’t over stress yourself. There is still time for you to make amends and make a course correction.
- Create a list of class 11 topics that you need to brush up. You need to finish these topics in the first 2 months along with your daily dose of class 12 topics. Topics of class 11 and 12 are equally important.
- Cover the syllabus as early as possible as you need to make time to take mock tests and solve previous year papers.
- Don’t delay solving mock tests till the last 2 months. There is no better time to start than now. JEE Main is all about speed and accuracy and you will improve on it only when you start solving mock tests. Get used to the pattern of the questions and improve your problem-solving skills.
- Previous year papers are equally important as it will give you an idea of the paper pattern and you will be aware of the topics that are mostly asked, topics that are difficult and that are easy to score.
- Take mock tests online. Why? Since the exam is conducted in the online mode, it is important for you o get accustomed to the format.
- Take JEE Main 2020 mock tests that give you detailed analytics of your performance. Analyse your performance early so that you can iron out your weaknesses and be exam ready.
- Set aside at least one hour a day to keep revising the topics you have learned. If you start revising early, you will have better recall power of the topics at the end of your preparations.
The key to success is to not panic in these crucial months and having the right strategy and mind set in place. If you feel that your preparations aren’t up to the mark, there is always JEE Main in April.
Though it is suggested that you shouldn’t take the JEE Main examination in January lightly because the exam in April is conducted around the same time as other exams like Boards, JEE Advanced, BITSAT and other state examinations.