The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 will be conducted by the IITs. JEE Advanced exam conducted by seven zonal Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB) every year, for admissions to 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Any student preparing for JEE
Advanced to get into IITs is required to at least clear the cut-off of JEE Main.
The JEE Main exams are on the same lines of the CBSE Class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Math syllabus. The JEE Advanced requires a few extra topics to be covered for the exam. The two exams also differ since to be able to answer the JEE Advanced questions, the candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the concepts and their applications. Speed and accuracy are focused on JEE Advanced exams whereas in JEE Mains exams only speed is focused on.
WHAT SHOULD BE THE STRATEGY FOLLOWED FOR JEE
Strategy for JEE: For IIT JEE exam you have to solve more questions with full concentration and focus, continuously for 3-hour sessions. After that you have to solve the previous year’s question papers. Solve around 3 question papers per day with 2-3 hours break between them and analyze your mistakes, loose points and topics. After taking the previous year's question papers, analyze what topics are more important and which type of questions comes for sure in exam. Prepare for those topics and don’t miss them.
Practice as many tests as possible with actual simulation of test environment if possible. Solve each one of them and evaluate your score, find out what you did wrong, reduce silly mistakes and you are good to go.
There are three bonus tips for your study session
1. Solving questions are more important than theory: You have to practice more test on your problem solving skills instead of your grasp on theory.
2. You have to focus on highly weightage chapter first: After taking the previous year’s question papers to analyze that what topics are more important and come surely in exam.
3. The most important things to taking tests with previous years question papers. Lots of students delay in taking tests and waiting to complete the entire syllabus, this habit responsible to gain poor marks in the exam. If you going to taking tests without completing syllabus, you might take good marks in mock tests.
While studying, you have to create an atmosphere as if you are sitting in exam.
There are some points to avoid during a 3 hours session:
• Avoid studying while lying down. Study on the desk if you have it at home.
• Don’t move from your desk during 3 hours session.
• Avoid listen to music, games, phone calls and SMS during studies.
• Avoid too much talking on phone.
• Avoid long hours to watch on TV, Internet, movies and matches.
• Avoid to study all night and sleep the whole day.
• You have to sleep more than 8 hours. Avoid to sleep too long or two short hours
• You should target for 7 hours sleep a day. Also avoid daytime sleeping for more than 90 minutes.
HOW TO MAKE NOTES FOR IIT JEE & NEET EXAM
Personal notes are also the best last minute revision tool. Most students prefer handmade notes during their last minute revision. Nobody has time to refer those fat bulky books during the last few days/hours of the examination. At that time it is these short notes that work at its best.
MAKE SIMPLE NOTES NOT DECORATED BOOKS
By making effective notes, I don’t mean all sorts of decoration and colorful work. But yes, make clean, easy to understand notes and at most use 2 different color pens max! Don’t waste energy in that decoration stuff. You’ll not get any award for it. Just make sure you are comfortable with it, if you look back at it after a few months.
COPYING FORMULAS OR THEORY COMPLETELY NOT A GOOD IDEA
Don’t copy down theory and formulas from any book. That’s useless! Never do it. Write whatever your teacher tells in the class, every minute thing because you’ll never get to hear it again. The problems that are being solved in class.
LEAVE 1-2 BLANK PAGES TO SHARE YOUR UNDERSTANDING
After every chapter, leave at least 1-2 blank pages to write something useful later or some good questions of that topic that you think are good and need to be revised later.
AVOID A PROFESSIONAL LOOK
Don’t keep it professional looking. It’s only for you. Write some lines in your mother tongue, be it Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil. Slang, funny.anything to understand that thing well. Keep it as simple as you can and try to make the stuff interesting for future studying.
KEEP IT STRAIGHTFORWARD
Don’t write unnecessary things. Keep it to the point and straight forward. Big paragraphs- NEVER! Writing useless things will eventually make you lose interest.
DON’T KEEP PENDING SKIPPING TOPICS
If you skip any class or anyhow miss your schedule due to any reason. Leave pages and continue and do the previous work the same day. Don’t keep it pending otherwise it’ll never be done and will prove to be painful afterwards. Normally students slack off once they miss 1-2 classes. That’s deadly. Try to cover and capture everything and never procrastinate.
MAKE NOTES IN HISTOGRAM & TREE DIAGRAM
When you are making notes rather than making notes in words make notes in histogram & tree diagram as much as possible. Making notes with the help of tree diagram will take less time for revision.
TIME MANAGEMENT TIPSFOR JEE/NEET ASPIRANTS
JEE/ NEET are crucial exams for ambitious youngsters, as such exams determine the glorious career areas of the future and also contribute to their professional virtues later ahead in life. But since students have to take care of a lot of important tasks at same time, like carrying out their regular studies, preparation for their formal exams, sparing time for family and friends, sports and recreation and for other celebrations, it becomes pretty essential that every minute of crucial day hours must be utilised in the most appropriate manner. JEE/ NEET mock tests are very important as it helps students to understand the exam patterns and deal it in realtime.
Institute Encourages Students to Practice And implement Time Management:
We always stress upon the precise time management practice in order to let the youngsters develop their scholastic virtues fully. In the immediate turn of life, one can study in the well-controlled and finely tuned manner, once he has been able to manage his time properly by balancing different activities with proper time slice. We do not imply that sports and evening walks with friends are forbidden here, such are also necessary for the complete nurture of young mind but again one should exercise moderation and control and should imbibe a mature mindset as well, which is squarely expected from high school students. Likewise, one should also act on and address factors causing distraction or distress, such as ringtones, music, family blabber and/ or anyone or anything which causes gloom, as only with positive outlook, one can accomplish greater heights of prosperity and success. In same league, it is should advised that youth spend less time on internet and should simply restrict his or her activity on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube among other platforms, as such are useless if they don’t take you anywhere in life.
Make List of Tasks And Prioritise Them:
One should adept to become more productive by being fully involved with any study or concept exercise that they should never get the feeling of time passed so quickly. Such is a state of mind when a person is fully excited, energized and is devoted to tasks which lies at hand and to be like this, one simply needs to develop the necessary skills and should also be able to manage distractions. Finally, such a tendency would also contribute to gain clearer picture of one’s goals which can be split into daily objectives expected to be accomplished while a person prepares for IIT or JEE.
Keep Calendar For Frequent Reference:
Nothing comes to be so handy and useful to plan a study schedule for a month or two, than a calendar. One can simply divide days or can even devote a week or two to finish the studies of a particular subject, including its doubts or other mis-conceptions. It can also be useful in meeting out one’s obligations or necessary meetings, say with dentist or with some doctor, while studies can still be pursued.
Develop And Rely Upon The Habit Of Checklist:
To be able to prevail upon a task, career counselors have found checklists to unleash a towering versatility. One can prepare a checklist for a day or even for a week which can also be expanded to include a month and such checklists would enlist the main study centric jobs, like lessons finished, exercises done, sample papers finished and so forth, and such can be checked as they are finished simultaneously. Clearly, the most important tasks should top such checklists always to regain much sought scholastic worth and ability.
In a nutshell, some of the effective time management tips from experts are as underlined below:
1. Firstly, one should organize studies according to a timetable and should adhere to such schedule with full determination.
2. In weekly time schedule, each subject should be given proper place, say, of an hour daily during the day and weak areas should get more time.
3. Weekends should be reserved for clearing doubts and for group discussions.
4. Say no to useless relationships which prove fatal for one’s mind and personality at an early age
5. Youngsters should not spend too much time before TV or they should abandon watching TV completely.
6. Sports and evening walks should be arranged for refreshing the mind.
7. One should be wise in utilizing time properly and though all activities should be given proper attention but still the most crucial tasks should always enjoy the priority. Proper attention should be paid to sleep, eating, day breaks and for some recreation also.
8. A versatile timetable should be prepared and one should implement it diligently in his or her everyday life. Always, perseverance always pays back in life.
9. Review cards are handy way to keep review and revise certain topics. Such are kept in pocket and can be retrieved while one is compelled to wait for something without any option, such as bank queues, metro or bus travel etc. One can simply refer to such cards during such time and can refresh his concept easily that way while managing such time effectively.
WHY JEE & NEET EXAM REQUIRES MORE MORE MOCK TEST PRACTICE??
One of the best ways to prepare for JEE & NEET exams is taking more mock test and solving as many questions as possible.
Many students focus on going subject wise for exam preparations. Eventually such students end up deceiving themselves in thinking, that they are fully prepared for exams. But the real fact remains that they are not yet fully sorted on those individual subjects from exams point of view. JEE & NEET exam experts suggest that the only way to know for sure regarding actual preparation level is to give mock test and to analyze results.
Below is a summary list of important benefits from attempting more Mock Tests:
1. Building right Exam Attitude
Very simply giving mock test gives your question solving ability a boost by giving you a fair understanding of type of questions and approximate time for solving different questions. Solving many different kind of questions will give you a fair sense of your strong and weak areas in any subject or full length tests.
Additionally, you learn to apply concepts better to solve questions. Overall such mock tests help you familiarize yourself with real exam environment.
2. Reducing those silly mistakes
Lack of attention and wrong calculation lead to silly mistakes in multiple choice exams like JEE. Students are prone to such mistakes despite ample knowledge, but lack of practice. Mock tests give you enough practice to be alert during exams, resulting in avoiding such silly mistakes. Ultimately, sincerity with mock test would equip you to gain those important marks and save time.
3. Making for a better revision tactic during preparation
Sometimes students take things lightly, while revising a subject, due to sheer boredom or over confidence. A full length mock tests allow you to cover important areas of full syllabus and help to better utilize revision time in those subjects, which are your weak areas.
4. Helping in better time management
Finally, a time bound mock test allows you to practice sincerely within stipulated time. Time management is about maximizing score by developing ability to prioritize among different questions and to allocate reasonable time to solve them.
So, though it sounds clichéd, there’s no denying that only dedicated practice leads to perfection in your chosen endeavor, and preparing for JEE & NEET is no different.
FINALLY, HOW TO CRACK THE EXAM
Cracking an entrance exam is no walk in the park. A lot of hard work, planning and dedication have to be put in to crack extremely competitive exams like JEE Main/Advanced and NEET. However, in addition to achieving academic brilliance, a child should have a holistic development. It is up to the parents to make sure that their child does not have a stressful life. A student must never feel that he/she is taking up this task all alone.
As parents, you have a huge role to play during these crucial years. Getting your ward admitted to a good coaching institute or a school is not the only job. The whole journey has to be taken together. Here, let us see what you can do as a parent to help your child crack the toughest entrance examinations.
Just being there for them can make a whole lot of difference. You don’t need to help your kid solve complex quadratic equations, though it is good to do. Just ensure them that whatever happens, you are going to be with them. Always remember that these are tough times for your kids. They might be going through a lot.
The pass percentage of many competitive entrance exams is very low. When it comes to JEE Main and Advanced, it is frighteningly low. So, it is important for a student to set an achievable target. Rather than pushing your child to do something he/she can’t, help them in realising their potential and eventually in achieving the target.
After all the long hours of classes, no kid wants to come back to a stressful place. The atmosphere at home should be a pleasant one. Parents must be cheerful and should never pressurise or put a whole lot of burden on their kids.
When a student is preparing for a competitive exam, he/she should be provided with all the help they want. Parents should become their guide, teacher and friend in need. Help them plan for their career and make their dreams a reality