The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the most difficult engineering entrance exam for admission to top institutes in India. JEE consists of Main and Advanced papers.
JEE Main is being held twice in 2019 (January and April). It is a difficult exam and aspirants must ensure there are no flaws in their preparation strategy.Here are some JEE mistakes to avoid at any cost
Don’t start preparation late, have a proper study plan
One of the biggest mistakes JEE aspirants make is starting their preparation late. They must start preparing early so that they have enough time and a systematic approach to cover the entire syllabus. They must know the latest syllabus, exam pattern, weightage, etc. One must plan their study properly and adhere to their schedule. They should focus more on important ones as per weightage.
Do not ignore NCERT books and basic concepts
Some JEE aspirants tend to study only from study material and advanced reference books and ignore basic concepts. However, one must avoid doing this as basics are important. Instead of consulting too many books, they should collect some useful books to avoid confusion. They should first be thorough with NCERT books and then move on to advanced reference books.
Not solving previous papers or not taking mock tests
Another mistake aspirants must avoid is not solving previous question papers and sample papers. They should solve question papers in a timed manner to familiarise with the exam pattern, difficulty level, questioning trends, etc. and manage time better.
They should take mock tests (especially NTA mocks) and analyse their performance on a regular basis, identify weak areas, and work on improving their performance.
Here are some mistakes to avoid during the exam
One of the biggest mistakes students during the exam is not reading the given questions properly. Students tend to misread questions in a hurry or copy incorrect data and end up giving wrong answers. They might also make mistakes in calculations or get confused. This should be avoided too. They should answer only those questions they are confident about to avoid negative marking.
Avoid getting stuck on difficult questions in exam
During the exam, students must also utilise time wisely. They may also find some questions difficult; in such situations, they should avoid getting stuck on those questions as it would be a waste of their time. Instead, they should move on to the remaining questions.