How to make best out of Last month preparation of IIT JEE Advanced: As the nightmare, IIT-JEE advanced exam comes nearer (especially when only 1 month is left), it brings along a lot of anxiety and nervousness for the students every year. Every year, we see aspirants with a lot of queries on how to effectively utilize this period to extract maximum out of the minimum amount of time left especially by a 12th class studying students since they just gave Board exams which definitely ate up a lot of their important time and energy. Therefore, we bring you this article so that maximum students can get maximum benefit and prepare efficiently for the upcoming JEE Advanced Exam 2019.
JEE Advanced Last Month Preparation 2019
JEE Advanced 2019 will be conducted on 19th May 2019. With the available time in hand you need to preplan and start your preparation. You are already done with JEE Main and you are well aware of the syllabus to be followed. So here are some important things you can possibly do :
Know the Exam Pattern and Stick to the Syllabus:
Be very clear with the syllabus and exam pattern of JEE Advanced. Stick to the syllabus and know how many questions carrying how many marks is to be solved in the given time. Some students have a habit to prepare beyond the scope of the syllabus which will not help them at this point of time. Following the prescribed syllabus is sufficient to crack the exam, therefore, don’t waste your time and energy studying unnecessary topics.
Most Important of All. We Should Have a Revision Copy/Booklet :
Let’s see how and what kind of purpose will it serve and what should be its contents.(a) Divide the copy in 3 parts (each for subject: Physics, Chemistry, Maths).
(b) For each of the chapter, write 2-3 pages (on an average) summary. You should write all the important formulas and important tips/points which you gathered while you were attending your classes, practicing from your institute booklets or revising (earlier) on that topic. I believe you all do make your class notes. So you might already have an idea regarding how to make one.
(c) Try to be as short and particular as you can while you are writing or planning to write and be sure what to write and how to write. Please don’t write the whole story. Be precise. In some cases, you may be writing 4-5 pages of summary (especially in Physics topics and in Organic Chemistry) so don’t worry.
(d) The purpose of this copy is to revise quickly and efficiently and in lesser time. Also, you should have confidence in whatever summary you are making. What I mean here is that you should not be running back and forth to your class copies and chapters while you are revising from this copy otherwise you will never be able to rely on this which will defeat the whole objective.
(e) This will also help in other competitive exams since the syllabus overlap between them is generally more than 95%. So, you are in a win-win situation especially for exams which work on formula-based like Eamcet and other regional ones.
(f) You should have a smile on your face whenever you revise any particular topic from your beloved copy. Because you will have that clarity and confidence in what you know and what you don’t.
Don’t worry if you still haven’t made a one. The idea is that it should serve the purpose and if it does, that’s it. In case, you haven’t worked on this yet, It’s recommended that you should make one such and you don’t have to spend 2-3 weeks especially and dedicatedly on this at a stretch. Start working on this when you are revising any topic and build this gradually (say over two weeks or so).
Take Help From Technology
If possible, voice record all the important points (which you have just written in your revision copy) in your own sweet voice in your phone/iPod or on any other storage device. It is not recommended speaking out whole tons of formulas. Record just the important concepts. You can listen to them whenever you are travelling for your class or anytime between your breaks. This will keep you engaged and you will soon remember most of them by heart. Don’t worry if you can’t do this. You still have your revision copy. Take advantage of the free online mock test and online studying platform to make the best out of it.
Set Your Alarm Clock:
I think it is the time when you should start working on yourself on Physical terms. I come across a lot of students who don’t deliver their performance in exams as most of them suffer from “Night Study” syndrome. So, please stop studying at nights (You can/may study till 11:00-11:30 PM at maximum). Please start building the habit of waking up early. I will recommend “atleast” 2 three hours sittings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The idea is to deliver maximum output during this time duration. Whenever you are studying, you should be doing that on a Table-Chair combination and not on a sofa or your bed. You should be in a tidy position every time you sit for studies. Use formals or proper clothes instead of night clothes to create a healthy environment.
Practice a Lot :
You need to practice a lot during this crucial period of last month. Let’s see what all you can practice.(a) You have to ensure that you do a test paper (of 3 hours : in order of CMP) practice every day.
(b) What all can be practiced ? This should include : Previous years JEE papers (atleast last 8 years is the minimum you should do), all previous Test series (Mock JEE or any 3 hours test) held at your institutes. You can also make practice test papers on your own (rather take parents help) from the additional problem sets or workshops or other packaged problem sets you must have got from your respective institutes or from an online resource.
The whole idea is that you should have a habit of doing atleast one paper every day. Do not rush for altogether new questions in form of new books in the market. It is more advisable and recommended to practice the ones which you are getting from your institutes or from online resources . We may think over the new questions if time and energy permits.
Take JEE Advanced Mock Tests and get used to the exam pattern, type of question and difficulty level of exam. This is also a good tool to revise and recall the learnt concepts. Go through the test analysis and know your mistakes. Learn from your mistakes and perform better.
Plan your studies
This is also very crucial (Execution is more important than Planning and we, as Indians, generally, lack in execution even though we are good planners.). Please plan your studies by making very short term goals for next 2-3 days only. Don’t plan for next 2 weeks or 1 month. Very rarely, they will get executed as planned. Make targets for what all you want to cover in next 2-3 days and try to follow and achieve them with your best efforts.
Please don’t close yourself behind the doors and keep on inhaling your own Carbon dioxide. Try to go for a morning walk everyday as well as an evening walk. Choose a park near your home and give yourself some time out of this tension freaked atmosphere around you. Play, spend around 30 minutes and you should feel a flow of positive energy. Don’t consider it as wastage of your “precious” time. Recreation always makes a human better. From now onwards, I would recommend that whenever you are studying in your room and there is a window, keep it open and let some cool and fresh breeze come in.
I think we all should try to be and remain as cheerful as we can. If at this early stage in life, we behave like a frustrated person, we will eventually become one such and this is definitely going to hamper our performance in every field of our life, be it studies, job or relationship. Its ok to some extent if you are getting much less marks than your peers. We are not saying you to become a “happy go lucky mode” type of person. We are suggesting/advising you to stay relaxed. we are more than confident for all those who are preparing hard for IIT-JEE that they will definitely become good engineers from good colleges (which may or may not be the IITs). Staying frustrated and anxious is only going to degrade your performance further. It is not going to buy you anything good. So, always smile.
Take a Pledge
Please don’t let yourself ruin your careers. These cricket cups, TV Shows, Movies, etc., will keep on coming in the future but this chance of doing something for yourself will not come back. Believe me that this period is very very important for your careers and you should not at all be engaged in any activities related to a mere wastage of your time. Let others bump up their TRPs rather than you becoming the victim. Stay away from all kind and distraction and stay focused. The distractions will not only waste your time but also effect your performance.
Apart from studying you must also maintain a good health. Take at least six hours of sleep, Maintain hygiene and have proper food. You cannot afford to fall sick as this is the time to give your best.
Develop an Optimal Attempt Strategy
The way you attempt the questions have a considerable impact on your JEE Advanced score. The choice of questions, the time spent on each question etc play avery important role. As you take mock tests you come across the mistakes you make and you also understand which are your weak points. Develop a strategy depending on that and also have a backup strategy as the exam can be tricky sometimes.
We hear from a lot of students that they feel Inorganic Chemistry is boring but I feel that if from a particular topic, question(s) is(are) coming every year, then it is important and interesting. So, please make your heart understand that it is very important to score in this branch of Chemistry and it is as important as Mathematics and Physics.And also it is a scoring subject. You can see on your own on how many questions on s, p, d, f – block elements, Extractive Metallurgy, Surface Chemistry, Solid State, Biomolecules and Coordination Complexes have been asked in last 4-5 years of JEE. You can have a look at analysis of JEE ranks versus marks to see how much difference Inorganic Chemistry can make.
Now it is the right time to start preparing for Inorganic Chemistry from NCERT (both XIth and XIIth class books) and may be from early of this month,you can start working on it from your Institutes Inorganic Chemistry modules. You should put around 1 hour every day. While you are going through this, you should underline the important points on the book itself in parallel so that you don’t have to spend extra time on this and make sure that when you will again revise.The reason to refer NCERT is because I believe that you should be able to do more than 80% of the Inorganic questions in Entrance exams purely using NCERT and it will also help to prepare for your Board Exams also.
At the end of the day, all that matters is your confidence and positive attitude which is going to help you crack all the exams. Please don’t waste these important 1 month of your life. You need to get what you deserve. You can still study for a 400 hours in this time period and we have seen a lot of students doing exceptionally good and bad in entrance exams all attributed to their efforts in this crucial time period.
By the way, do you still remember the titration curve between a Strong Acid and a Strong Base and how the pH changes near equivalence point in this graph ? In real life, you can relate this graph to be as Performance versus time OR Tension versus time depending on your Destiny.
This is the time to take tests and improve your performance, Embibe provides a platform for students to prepare the concepts online. You can take chapter wise JEE practice tests to strengthen your basics.
Take JEE Advanced mock tests and improve your score. Get the detailed test analysis and Advanced Test Analysis to know your mistakes. Taking the test will not only fix your knowledge gaps but also will improve your problem-solving and test-taking skills. So what are you waiting for?
Atlast, on the day stay cool and get through it. As there is a saying “Nothing is Impossible” as it seems impossible until done.
We hope this article on JEE Advanced preparation helps you. If you have any question, feel free to post it the comment box below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.