Competitive Exams are not a child-ball game but a planned ordeal for the students that involve a many factors to be actualised besides hard work. Of that, proper guidance plays decisive role. Without proper guidance, hard work comes to naught, and students land up either with failure or sub-standard success leading towards dissatisfaction and frustration. Keeping in view of helping students succeed in their sincere efforts, the regular counselling has been designed for various upcoming competitive exams – this helps them to pick and choose such career, which fits into the BEST of their abilities and interests. This section also involves ‘Exam-Analysis’ and ‘Post-Exam-Analysis’.
Think Advance to crack JEE Advanced
JEE is the most challenging of the Engineering Entrance exams in the country. This is a two-phase exam; and the result of the first phase, JEE (Main) has been declared. Now, the second phase JEE (Advanced) is on the countdown. Clearing JEE (Advanced) will ensure admission in the very coveted IITs. This year over 2.21 lakh students, who have cleared the (JEE) Main, will now take the JEE (Advanced) for around 11,000 seats in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) in the country on May 21.
Usually, if one scores around 40% in (general category) one can book one’s berth in one of the IITs. The cut-off goes down to around 30-35% at times, which varies every year. However, students need not worry about the outcome, just focus on solving more and more questions. It’s only your hard work and consistent practice that will play decisive role in your success in the long run and nothing else. So don’t give ear to what a layman says about the toughness of the exam. Forget not, nothing is as tough as you are; so there is no point of toughness in terms of examinations.
Advancing towards JEE (Advanced)
Since JEE (Advanced) is conceptual in nature and application based examination; hence deep understanding of every topic is required. Laying strong foundations, clearing concepts and developing skills to tackle numerical problems also plays pivotal role in ensuring your success. Solving numerical problems correctly requires speed and accuracy. Those yearning to crack in the right earnest should do smart work rather than hard work only.
Well! Go with positive state of mind because hard work in coordination with proper strategy has the potential to bring desired result you have been yearning for years. Success doesn’t come with sheer hard work you put in round the clock, but it largely depends upon the way you work. So, what you need to identify is the time available against the vast syllabi and how to scientifically manage it.
Self-assessment of theoretical portions by solving short answer and assertion reason based questions will give a boost to your confidence level. Thereafter a student needs to solve a good number of subjective type problems. This would certainly help in developing even deeper understanding of the subject. Finally, a student must practice a good number of MCQs to develop speed and accuracy.
Advancing to Crack
Planning is the key to success. Unless you plan, it would be difficult to have a good command in all the subjects. Planning varies from subject to subject. So, you need to be specific while planning. It would be the intelligent strategy to attempt maximum numerical questions correctly because of scoring its nature. The subject wise analysis will make the task of your preparation rather easy. Let’s analyse the various facets in a nutshell.
Physics: Of various portions in Physics, Mechanics, Electrostatics, Experimental Physics and Electromagnetism are the two important segments, which should be prepared thoroughly with in-depth analysis. However, other portions like Heat, Thermodynamics, Optics and Modern Physics should also be prepared with due deliberation. These topics cover maximum questions which are relatively easier. Preparing these topics with proper planning can equip you to score high.
Chemistry: All the three segments – Physical, Organic and Inorganic are equally important. So, while making revision you should be judicious in paying equal attention to all the segments. Physical Chemistry as stated is the most important portion because the numerical questions from this portion are usually not as much difficult as others but at the same time more scoring. Likewise, Inorganic Chemistry also plays a vital role in ensuring high score, but it is observed that many a time students neglect these portions. So, if you want to score high, you must devote proper time to memorise the cramming portions from Inorganic Chemistry as well. This will actually help in enhancing your score. The easy way to learn and remember this portion on finger tips is regular revision and practice.
Mathematics: Calculus and Algebra are the two most important sections in Mathematics and contribute to more than 60% in the paper. But the topics like Coordinate Geometry of 2D and Solid Geometry of 3D and Vector are very scoring and easy to understand. Understanding the concept of inter-relationship amongst various topics is very important to understand the tricks of Mathematics because we see that the concepts of Coordinate Geometry are inter-related with Complex Numbers and the vice versa. Vectors are also very helpful in 3D. Calculus is equally important because it has a variety of applications. Proper understanding of Functions and Probability is essential to solve the questions from this portion as the concepts of these two portions are also inter-linked.
Strategic Eye View
In addition to your hard work and compact strategy, you need to stay physically and mentally fit to perform your full potential in the actual exam. So, don’t be panic. Have five to six hours of sleep every night, especially 3-4 days before the exam. While short naps may help you to regain freshness and energy, avoid over-sleep during the day. Early morning studies will be rather fruitful compared to late night studies. It will help you improve your concentration level because in the morning you energy level is higher and accordingly your mind works fast. In the exam hall, your concept defines the depth of your knowledge about the subject and accordingly you will perform in the real exam.
As you have limited time left so set short goals for everyday and work upon it sincerely. Devote your time on practicing what you have already studied rather than starting a new concept. Go through the question papers carefully in the exam hall. Attempt only those questions you are confident in and avoid negative marking to enhance your rank. Have patience and don’t be nervous if you find the paper unexpectedly tough because it would equally tough for all the candidates. Put in your best and believe in your abilities.
Solving past 10 years question papers of IIT-JEE will help you assess the level of your preparation. You must give more emphasis on written practice rather than mugging and cramming. The last time revision turns differentiator and plays pivotal role in enhancing your score. So, it is prudent to revise the already learnt concepts through solved examples or previous year’s JEE papers. If you really want to clinch high rank, you need to be a bit strategic, and streamline your efforts in positive direction. Go ahead with winning spirit. Crack JEE (Advanced) with a BIG-BANG.
Wishing in advance for your sure success in JEE Advanced!
Best of luck!