Preparing for an exam like JEE Main can be really tough. If you’re missing your Class X days, take heart, you’re not the only one :). That’s because the JEE is very different from the board exams!
Here are 4 myths that students commonly believe about JEE preparation
1. “I’m gonna mug everything up & top!”
That worked well till about Class X, but the JEE is a different ball game altogether. It’s an exam of ‘known concepts’ and ‘unknown problems’. Each concept can be combined with others and twisted in infinite ways! Focus, work hard and practice a lot. In boards, “Theory” meant memorizing facts. However, always remember, in JEE- “Theory” = “Application”! You can only understand the theory well enough when you’re able to apply it in a JEE problem.
2. “I’ll spend 2 years of my life in coaching class & I’m set to Rock!”
Most students preparing for competitive entrance exams spend up to 80-90% of their time in class (whether it’s their coaching class or school/college). What they don’t realise is, so much time in a class leaves no time for self-study or even analysing where they’re going wrong!
3. “I top my coaching class. I’ll definitely ace JEE!”
In an exam like JEE Main, you’re competing with 14,00,000 students for 10,000 IIT seats. You may be topping your coaching class, but that just makes you 1 in 30 or 1 in 40. Just think about how many coaching institutes exist in India and how many coaching institute toppers would you be up against. How do you find out where you stand? Embibe is India’s only JEE preparation platform where you can compare your test performance, time management and attempt strategy to the best students from previous years including JEE AIR 1, 2 and 3! You can also use embibe to tell you how much work you need to put in to qualify the JEE.
4. “The more I take tests, the better I get!”
While taking a lot of tests is great, it’s more important to analyse weaknesses (both academic and exam strategy related) and improve after each test. A typical coaching class test report would give you your Rank and Score. So-called in-depth analysis would mean breaking down the score subject-wise and the number of correct vs. incorrect attempts. But is that really enough to tell you how to score higher?
Our sincere advice?
Don’t settle for anything but the best!
Embibe has mentored thousands of students to success in engineering and medical entrance exams for 2 years in a row. If you’re worried about why you’re stuck at a particular score and can’t seem to improve, Embibe’s personalised analysis will pin-point exactly what’s holding you back!
As I said, it’s not the quantity, but the quality of tests you take that will matter to your score.