Joint Entrance Examination is a national level engineering entrance examination that provides admission to the candidates in the top engineering and architecture colleges of the country such as the IITs. The exam is to be conducted in two phases- January and April. While the January phase has been done away with, the April phase is yet to commence. It will be conducted from April 7-20. There will be eight exam slots, and the candidates will have to choose the slot of their choice. However, it also depends on the availability of the slot desired by them.
Candidates need to strike a perfect balance between the preparations of both the exams to leave their mark in each of them. While JEE Main is a tough nut to crack, also because of the fast-approaching class 12 board examinations, there are some smart tips and tricks that one needs to acclimatize and stick to excel in the exam with flying colours. Some of these tricks that work for most of the toppers to improve their result of JEE Main April session are:
Solve the Past Year Question Papers
Solving the past year question papers will give you an idea about the type of questions asked in the paper, important areas of the syllabus and the number of minutes one should ideally allocate to a particular kind of question.
Pick and Solve the 8 Question Papers of January 2019 Phase
Solving those papers will give you an insightful idea of the trend of the exam this season. Moreover, it will help you in understanding the areas where you should allocate more time and the kind of questions that can be avoided to save time for others.
List Out the Topics and Prepare a Grid
By doing this, you will already be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. You will then know which areas to stress upon and how to make the best use of your strong chapters. Additionally, if you find that you are weak in an important chapter, try and understand its basics so that you don’t let go of the sitters from the chapter in the final exams.
Acclimatise Yourself with the Computer Screen
Most of the times it is seen that candidates get tired of sitting in front of the computer screens while solving the paper. This is because their eyes feel the strain and that causes headaches. While getting rid of the computer screen is not possible, it is always advisable to get used to the screen by practising more and more in the online mode. This will prove as a very important advantage to you when you sit and solve the final paper.
Lay Equal Stress on a Syllabus of Class 11 and 12
With the trend of January session of the exam, more than 55% of the paper comprised of questions arising from class 11 syllabus. While the trend might remain the same for the April version of the paper, it is equally probable to get reversed. This is why laying equal stress on the curriculum of both the classes becomes all the more important.
The JEE Main exam requires a perfect amalgamation of hard work and smart work to be cracked. Proper studying and a proper assessment of every question and mock test are essential to crack the exam. Also, taking note of your mistakes and working on them to avoid those in the final exam is of paramount importance to nail this exam and finally land into an engineering or architecture college of your dreams.