With change comes the need to adapt. To start with, as everybody knows, the JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times this year by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
It is the first time such a decision was taken, all thanks to the impact COVID-19 has made on competitive exams’ schedules. The first two sessions have already been conducted, while the remaining two sessions of April & May have been postponed due to the second wave of Covid-19.
The dates are yet to be announced, but one could imagine that aspirants have more time now to prepare for the exam. As a JEE aspirant, you know that the last few months before the exam is the time to fast-track the preparation.
The last 1.5 months of JEE preparation are the most critical. This time is all about maintaining a positive attitude under pressure, managing your time effectively, and sticking to your study schedule.
So, how do you go about it?
The Next 15 Days
Make Flashcards for All Topics
Given that you have completed the whole syllabus for the examination, it is now time to summarize each chapter. This will assist you in revising in a time-constrained situation.
Revise the Way You Like
Some prefer sticky notes, while others use markers to underline essential subjects, calculations, and diagrams. Scribble or highlight in a method that works best for you and allows you to recall information quickly. Do it the way you like it!
When in Doubt, ask
This is an important part of preparation. No better time to clarify your doubts and queries than in these 15 days. if your doubts aren’t cleared soon, they affect the studies. There is no better place to get exam-related answers and resolve your doubts than the myPAT Community.
Start taking 3-hour tests
It’s not about chapter tests and concept tests anymore. Get a feel of the real test environment by taking full 3-hour tests. It gives you the much-needed practice and also helps you with analyzing your exam preparation level.
Learn to Relax
Either follow your hobby or meditate for at least half an hour. Relaxing from studies will help you optimize your brain’s intake capacity, and your schedule won’t be monotonous anymore.
The Next One Month
Decide the Order of Subject
JEE Main has three subjects – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Find out the subject you are most comfortable with and decide how you would attempt these subjects in the exam. It will help you boost your preparation to your maximum potential.
Dive Deep into Mock Tests
Taking sample tests and solving previous year’s problems has to be on top of your list in the last month. The JEE Main paper will assess your knowledge, aptitude, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, all within a three-hour time limit. These tests can help you familiarize yourself with the exam format, manage your time effectively, and enhance your confidence.
Make Your Weaknesses Your Strengths
As you keep taking the online mock tests, you keep ironing out your weaknesses. Even when you find those weak parts, you can make them your strength by practicing harder for those topics. There is no better time to work on your weaknesses than in the last month.
When you prepare for an exam like JEE, try to avoid distractions as much as possible, especially in the last month. Any distraction in the last month would result in losing the most valuable time of your preparation. Keep distractions at bay at all costs!
The exam assesses your knowledge in three areas. Prioritize the subjects when revising. What is the reason for this? Because the exam is not about completing the entire paper but about getting the questions right. You cannot master a subject in the last month; instead, focus on maximizing results from the competent areas.
Remember that how you spend the last 1.5 months’ time for JEE Main 2021 preparation can make or break your chances of getting into one of India’s top engineering institutes.
Nothing is impossible when you have the right mindset and a winning strategy. Don’t worry! You’ve got this.
Best of luck! Stay home and stay safe. Keep preparing!