JEE Main is often regarded as the single day largest exam in the world! With only 2 lakh candidates qualifying the exam, naturally, the competition is very high. But, it opens doors to some of the best engineering institutes in India – the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Additionally, it is the first step to the dream college of every engineering aspirant – the IITs.
To reach there, often students keep looking for success tips for JEE Main and don’t evaluate the mistakes they make during their journey of JEE Main.
Here we discuss some of the most common mistakes that JEE aspirants commit while they prepare:
- Lack of Motivation
Keeping patience is the key factor during the whole JEE preparation phase. But students generally fall prey to demotivation when it’s time to try harder. The last 6 months before the exam are very crucial. The revision phase needs to be stringent and exhaustive. Maintain different notebooks for formulas and important questions. Read motivational quotes, stories whenever you feel lost and demotivated.
- Weak Foundation of Basic Concepts
Students are enthusiastic during the initial phase but fall lenient towards their preparation gradually. When the concept foundation grows weak, it’s difficult to move on to the difficult levels. The syllabus for JEE Main is quite large and complex and the best approach to follow here is to break it down into concepts and then learn step by step. Once you gain confidence in a particular step, then only move on to the next topic.
- Following too Many Books
Often teachers, friends and toppers suggest different set of books to study from, what they found convenient. But then don’t follow too many books, it will hamper your performance. Follow NCERT dedicatedly and figure out a few more reference books which you are comfortable with. Make sure that you have gone through the theory first and then solve ample number of questions.
- Plenty of Distractions
Facebook, Insta, Snapchat, Whatsapp and what not? This age of social media is definitely more advanced and helpful but completely the opposite, if one gets addicted. Assign not more than half an hour of your day to the social media activities and do not exceed that time. Also ensure that you are using it for some productive activity like some exam study related groups or study forums/communities.
- Lack of Online Practice
With JEE being completely online this year, there is a dire need of being familiar with the online mode of exam. Students often are accustomed to practice in pen and paper mode and underperform on the actual exam day because of the unfamiliarity to the exam environment. Practice plenty of online mock tests and previous year papers in the real test environment to build exam readiness.
Now that you know what to do and what not to, while preparing for JEE Main 2019, are you ready to ace JEE Main 2019 and take on the world?