Being one of the most competitive undergraduate entrance examinations, JEE Main and JEE Advanced requires high dedication and constant efforts. As an aspirant preparing for board exams as well as entrance tests, it is very important to channelize your hard work and efforts.
In one of our previous blogs titled ‘How to manage Board and JEE together’, we explained the essentials of preparing for both the exams simultaneously in detail. An important part of preparing for an examination is time management. Well, managing your time properly can accelerate your preparations and boost performance.
Here are a few expert suggestions on time management that are highly recommended for cracking through into IITs and other top colleges.
Equal importance to all subjects (~2 hours per day to each)
A large number of students failing to make it in the JEE Advanced often lose out on a single subject despite their scores being way above the total cutoff. Therefore, for all the students who are less interested in one particular subject, it is very important to take the remedial measure beforehand.
Time allocation for Board Examination/subjects
Almost all the aspirants face stress preparing for the JEE and board exam simultaneously. While it is true that the concepts remain the same, both the exams are oriented differently. Therefore, a very useful approach is to increase the intensity of board preparation in the board exam season.
Non-core subjects (~1 hour per day)
Also, subjects like English and other optional subjects need to be devoted time. You can plan your day to accommodate half an hour for these subjects and increase the time in the peak exam season.
Mock exam (>1 per week)
For continual practice, it is very important to rehearse both board exams as well as JEE tests. You should try to do the timed test rehearsal at least once a week. However, the same needs to be increased when the examination season, either for JEE or board, is nearing.
It is of utmost importance to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can strategize your test-taking strategy and preparation accordingly. This needs to be done through self-analysis and analysis of your performance.
For thorough self-analysis, you need to find out following points:
- Your high scoring areas
- Your concept deficiencies
- Types of mistakes
- Frequency of each type of mistake
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