The registration procedure for JEE Main 2018 has ended and more than 12 lakh candidates have applied for the examination. Due to the timeline clashing of the entrance and 12th boards, some students find it difficult to divide equal span of time for preparation of both.
It is often observed that most candidates panic at the last moment when they realize they have lesser time left for JEE Main preparation. In this moment of confusion, they must be patient and figure out ways through which they can effectively utilize whatever time is left.
How to utilize the last 30 days?
It is recommended that one does not completely neglect the entrance’s preparation to focus on 12th boards. It is important to keep a check on JEE Main’s syllabus because it is difficult to absorb the entire content at the last moment. If a candidate dedicates an hour or two each day, every day for its preparation, it won’t be very difficult to cover the entire syllabus on time.
Revision: The most important task
Revision is the key to success. If the candidates revise the entire syllabus for a number of times, they will gain more confidence and will also realize their strengths and weaknesses. Considering the fact that the candidates have a span of 30 days for preparation, they can follow the below-mentioned tips to ensure an effective revision for the examination.
Preparation of Notes
The entire syllabus of the exam consists of more or less 100 chapters as a whole and one must prepare separate notes for each subject. It will help the candidate in noting down the important points whenever he or she is going through any particular module of a subject. Important points and formula on these copies can prove to be extremely helpful in the final days of preparation as the candidate can refer these important points to facilitate his or her last-moment preparation.
Stick to a Timetable
Revisions are all about streamlining the preparations and when there is lesser number of days left, a timetable is an essential resource upon which a candidate can capitalize. Considering the 30-days interval, one needs to figure out each and every day’s schedule in which the modules and the subjects need to be specified. Even if a candidate practices the previous year’s question papers, he or she needs to dedicate a specific time in the entire day solely for that purpose. One must stick to that timetable and avoid any flexibility.
It is mandatory to practice from the previous year’s question papers and to attempt all possible mock tests which are usually conducted online or by eminent coaching centers. This is because after a candidate appears in these tests, he or she gains more confidence with respect to the subject material he or she has studied. Candidates can practice with the mock tests available on the official website.
Most students tend to reduce their sleeping hours to dedicate more time to preparation- a mistake which should not be done. A candidate needs to have proper sleep every day and take proper breaks within the study hours, to ensure a healthy lifestyle including healthy diet so that he or she does not fall prey to a nervous breakdown at the eleventh hour.
This is the most vital part of preparation because if a candidate is able to do effective subject-wise preparation, then 30-days’ time is more than enough. As we all know, there are three subjects and it is recommended that one should approach the subjects in the following manner:
In this case, the candidate needs to revise all the chapters, starting from scratch and simultaneously, he or she needs to write down the important formula corresponding to those chapters. On regular intervals, one needs to practice with sample questions for JEE Main as well as the important questions from the textbooks and it is important to revise the formula each and every time the candidate opts for revision of Mathematics.
In Physics, the revision needs to be done in a two-fold manner. This means that the candidate needs to practice the formula-based problems at the initial weeks of the 30-days interval. After gaining confidence about the former, the candidate needs to focus on the conceptual and application-based problems from the books and previous year’s papers.
Equal importance should be given to both Inorganic and Organic sections of Chemistry. The candidate can divide a day to study both sections or opt for completing one section a day. In case of Organic Chemistry, one needs to revise the equations, important reagents in a continuous basis and in case of Inorganic Chemistry, one should complete a specific part of each chapter in a day as this will ensure fast completion.
If the candidate has only 30 days in his or her control, then that should be utilized in the most suitable way. On the last moment, it is better to concentrate on the strengths rather than trying to learn something new as the efforts to learn something new will be time-consuming and through this, the candidate will lose confidence over the portions about which he or she was once confident about. It is recommended that one avoids getting distracted by any tertiary sources such as social media.