Kartikeya Gupta, a student of computer science engineering at IIT Delhi, who got all-India rank 4 in the JEE (Main) 2013, shares his recipe for success.
My preparation strategy for JEE main focused on the chapters relevant for the JEE (Main) syllabus and not the JEE (Advanced). I practised questions from the NCERT books and my coaching institute’s course material after thoroughly revising the theory. I also solved the previous years’ AIEEE papers to familiarise myself with the pattern of the paper. I also revised NCERT books, particularly chemistry, to cover all concepts. I was not nervous on the exam day as I felt I was prepared for it. During the exam, I attempted the paper like any other test. I was completely focused on the questions. I tried to keep a moderate pace in the exam so I had sufficient time to revise my paper once I had completed it. I marked my answers in the ORS sheet at the end of the exam once I was certain of my answers.
The students who will appear in the upcoming JEE (Main) must have a plan for the few days left. As the level of questions in JEE (Main) is similar to NCERT questions, they must be thorough with it. They must try to revise all concepts and practise questions but must not overburden themselves in these crucial days. The previous AIEEE papers or other similar papers will help in the revision process and also give JEE candidates more confidence. Remaining calm and confident is essential in these final days. As the answer sheet has to be filled in pen, the students must fill in their answers once they are sure of them. In case of the online version, mark and submit the responses carefully.