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JEE Main 2017: Ace the exam in last few days with expert tips

April brings forth the season of fervent preparation and sleepless nights for students as they are poised to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to various engineering colleges in the country.

education Updated: Mar 29, 2017 19:03 IST
April brings forth the season of fervent preparation and sleepless nights for students as they are poised to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to various engineering colleges in the country.
April brings forth the season of fervent preparation and sleepless nights for students as they are poised to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to various engineering colleges in the country. (File photo)

April brings forth the season of fervent preparation and sleepless nights for students as they are poised to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to various engineering colleges in the country.

In this current era, it takes more than plain hard work to get the best out of this preparation and keeping abreast with some tips and tricks can only benefit students.

Here are 5 tips to help you crack the JEE:

1. Craft a realistic study plan

Students frequently spend more time in building a mountain out of a molehill. Planning is an art which is fuelled by possibilities. It is imperative to create a plan that can be successfully executed. Building castles out of the air will not take you anywhere. Give more time to topics you find difficult and keep a buffer so that you can complete some pending tasks.

2. Recognise your strength and weakness

Everyone has their definite strengths and acute weaknesses that they require to overcome. It’s pretty certain that if you don’t get clarity on your weaknesses, you end up not being clear about your strengths either. Weaknesses can be transformed into a strength with focus. Playing to your strengths and sailing through the weaknesses is the best exam strategy a person can bank on.

3. Depend on practical know-how

Students have a tradition of considering countless books for every subject even though most of them convey the same thing. Having too many books can lead to confusion during the time of revision and most of your doubts would remain unresolved without a go-to book. Practical knowledge carries you forward to the zenith of your abilities.

4. Examine the questions with care

Examiners try to test students by playing around with question and options. So, it is important to read the question cautiously to comprehend requirements and measure options with great concentration. Watch out for the questions that are designed to have more than one correct answer and you are supposed to choose the option with multiple correct answers.

5. Map your exam strategy

Preparation of the way you attempt various questions is quite vital to crack the JEE. You do not have to approach the question paper in any formulaic way. It is imperative to not waste time over questions which catch you in a fix. Finish all the sections that you are really competent at so that you can dedicate more time for the difficult ones.

With cut-throat competition, it is imperative to get your gears. Enrolling for a coaching class can help a student gain the desired guidance and master tricks to crack competitive exams. Your mind should be prepared to perform well during an exam. This requires consistency over a long period of time and tenacity of mind. Panic will never take you anywhere so give your best and keep faith in yourself.

(Batlish is an expert with FIITJEE that offers coaching for engineering exams including the JEE. Views expressed here are personal.)