Silly mistakes and errors during your preparations can break your chance at claiming a seat in an IIT. As the JEE Main 2020 (January) exam date nears – 30 DAYS LEFT, lots of queries can be found online from JEE aspirants regarding not scoring well on the D-Day.
At times, making silly mistakes when you are preparing can dent the confidence of aspirants. After all, JEE Main is one of the most coveted engineering entrance exams of the country.
Are you also making mistakes like these too often? Are you low on confidence because of that? If yes, then you have landed at the right place. We’ve got you covered!
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We have curated a list of 5 handy tips to help you deal with the mistakes you commit during your preparation.
- Bye Bye Panic: There is a bubble created around JEE of being one of the toughest entrance examinations in the country. The fear of the exam is where most lose the battle before it even begins. Panic leads you to commit unintended mistakes. You need to have a calm approach while attempting these mock tests. Don’t let fear get to you; after all, it’s just an examination. So, panicking is a big no-no because it doesn’t help.
- Time Management: JEE Main is a time-bound examination. There’s a lot to do in a short period. This is another factor that can create panic and force you to commit silly mistakes. Dividing your time properly for each chapter and its topics should be your priority during the preparation. Time management is the key to avoiding silly mistakes.
- Track the Mistakes: There is one thing committing mistakes and another thing not knowing them. All men make mistakes, but only fools repeat them. Tracking and analysing the mistakes – be it calculations, wrong interpretation or picking wrong data – is mandatory to avoid those mistakes. Make notes or mark all the mistakes that you have committed during the preparation. These notes will come in handy during your revision sessions.
- Commit Yourself to Rectify the Mistake: Make as many mistakes at home as you will have time to correct it rather than making mistakes in the final exam. Now that you have marked or have made notes of the mistake you usually tend to commit; it’s time to rectify them. Keep the notes you have prepared in your desk while attempting mock tests as a reminder of the mistakes. It is also important for you to make a habit of double-checking the calculations.
- Take mock tests: How do you become better at something? The answer is – by practising. How can you practise? By taking mock tests regularly to work on the mistakes you’ve been committing and eventually stopping them. No one is perfect, but practice can help you reach closer to perfection.
Quick Tip: Many aspirants commit the mistake of not reading the question well and are in a hurry to reach the conclusion. This is not the right approach, especially when preparing for an exam like JEE. Be quick to rectify your mistakes, but don’t hurry. It’s better to get it right than to suffer the penalties of negative marking.
Silly mistakes are catalysts of disaster, even for bright students. A small mistake can cost you your seat in top engineering institutes, which is a huge price to pay.
Don’t get disheartened by these mistakes; work on rectifying them instead. So, keep practicing until you get it right.
You’ve got this! Best of luck.