7 last-minute tips to crack the IIT-JEE Main 2014
Improving concentration and practising more tests should give you an edge.
The IIT-Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 pencil and paper based exam will be held on April 6, 2014 and the computer based tests will follow on April 9, 11, 12 and 19, 2014.
With less than 48 hours left, this is just the right time to make the most of what you've learned and focus on your merits.
By this time, your basics and fundamentals must be clear; you must have done a lot of practice tests, solved JEE Main 2014 sample papers, and have just finished appearing for your Class XII board exams.
This is the time to build your strengths and aim for success!
Read on for some quick last minute tips to ace the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014
1. Focus on your strengths
At this point of your JEE Main 2014 preparation, you should devote all your time revising what you already know.
Learning anything new now is a big NO.
Sharpen the topics that you are comfortable with and know well.
You have already studied and revised a lot by this time, which is your core strength now.
Try to get the best out of the chapters and topics in which you are good.
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Image: Utilise the next few hours in revising what you already know.
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2. Practice, practice and more practice
You have just gone through your board examinations, in which you were required to write descriptive answers.
Since, JEE Main 2014 will comprise of MCQs, you should practice accordingly.
The transition from descriptive type answers to objective type has to be smooth, which will definitely be there if you have practised enough.
Along with revising the concepts, dedicate a large part of your time in practicing JEE Main 2014 sample papers and mock tests.
Image: Take as many mock tests so as to get used to the paper pattern and flow of questions.
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3. Prepare an inclusive timetable
Making a timetable to schedule your preparation is a must.
Your timetable should comprise everything -- revision, number of mock tests you intend to take and time for relaxation.
This timetable will aid you in strategising your preparation, and it will also help you utilise your time appropriately.
Image: Make a strategic timetable to optimise the time available at hand.
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4. Set goals
Note down the key chapters you intend to revise and allot time against each of them.
This will keep you focused as you will have a target in front of you.
Having a goal always proves to be beneficial in gaining success. This is true in case of cracking JEE Main 2014 also.
Image: Set time limits against the chapters you want to revise.
5. Take regular breaks
Taking a small break of five to ten minutes after an hour of study is very important in order to relax your mind.
It reduces fatigue, which helps in improving concentration.
Also, taking brief intervals to break the monotony and refresh you enough to start studying again with increased energy level.
Image: Put on your earphones and listen to your favourite music track or take a quick five-minute nap every few hours.
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6. Ensure a good sleep every night
Also ensure you get the right amount of sleep before the exams.
Depriving oneself of sleep will result in fatigue and high stress levels with a drop in concentration levels.
Image: A good night's sleep is a must so that you stay fresh on the day of the exam.
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7. Boost your concentration
In these few days, boosting your concentration level is an essential thing to do.
It will aid you in focusing during long study hours.
Experts suggest that activities like meditation and yoga rejuvenate mind and keep the body fit.
Getting indulged in such activities is very beneficial during the preparation time.
Meanwhile, Shailendra Maheshwari, director, Career Point suggests you do the following:
- Do not panic. Attempt the exam with full confidence.
- Don't take stress, just enhance your speed and accuracy, and compete with yourself first.
- Try to better your performance test by test.
- Moreover, not every IITian is successful and not every successful person is an IITian.
- Just follow your dreams and again try to achieve them with new vigour.
- If you lose confidence, you lose everything.
Image: Opt for meditation and yoga to improve your concentration.
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