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Last minute tips to crack IIT-JEE Advanced

May 14, 2018 08:20 IST
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Steer clear of new concepts. Attempt more mocks and sample papers.

Last minute tips to crack IIT JEE Advanced 2018

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The Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination Advanced is just a few days away!

With the D-Day fast approaching, there must be excitement as well as nervousness playing inside the hearts of all candidates who have applied for JEE Advanced.

The IIT aspirants, who will be attempting the national level entrance examination on May 20, 2018 for BTech admissions are expected to be concentrating on their studies and focusing on completion and revision of the syllabus.

The few last days are extremely crucial as it can decide which path the attempt on the examination will go -- good or bad.

Therefore, the last few days have to be used to the best and strategies have to be created to boost the preparation process.

The JEE Advanced will be conducted by IIT Kanpur on May 20.

Since the examination is being held in online mode for the first time, the officials have released mock tests for the applicants to practice from.

Those applicants who qualify JEE Advanced will have chances of admission into the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Nearly 1,60,716 candidates have registered for JEE Advanced 2018. These candidates will be able to download their JEE Advanced admit card from May 14.

Plan it Right

Since only a few days are left for the exam, it is important for the candidates to plan their study schedule.

Starting with knowing the JEE Advanced exam pattern to syllabus, candidates must plan such that equal time should be given to revision and mock tests.

Along with the studies, it is important to plan short breaks in between for refreshment. Create a plan and stick to it for a proper preparation strategy.

Concept-wise study is the best – During the last few days, it is a better decision for candidates to study concept wise. By studying conceptually, candidates will be able to get an in-depth knowledge about the topics. Since analytical questions are usually asked in JEE Advanced exam, a good practice would be to study concept-wise.

Use your Strengths – It is very important to know where one stands in terms of preparation when the examination is near. After identifying their strong areas, candidates should plan their study sessions in such a way that more attention is provided to these topics. By strengthening these topics, candidates will be able to score more in the examination. 

Attempt Mock Tests and Sample Papers – One of the best preparation strategies is attempting mock tests and sample papers. Sample papers of JEE Advanced will allow the candidates to know the type of questions which may be asked in the exam. Since the exam is being held online, IIT Kanpur has also released mock test for candidates to practice. It is an important exercise to check mistakes made after solving the mock test and sample papers and to revise them. This will allow candidates to lessen the chances of mistakes for the next mock test attempt and eventually the exam.

Be sure to clear your doubts – In case of any doubts, the best solution is to clear if off. Candidates are advised to talk about their doubts with their teachers, coaching institute experts or any other people who have more understanding of the syllabus.

Steer clear of new books and chapters - During the few days of preparation, it is important for the candidates to strengthen what they have studied till date. To do this, they will have to stop studying new concepts and books. Focus on revising and strengthening whatever has been studied from the JEE Advanced Syllabus till now.

Create Notes and Flash Cards – The best answer for quick revisions anytime anywhere is flash cards. Candidates should note down keywords linked to the various concepts and topics which will be helpful in revision. Flash cards and notes can also be used when candidates are having a hard time remembering certain chapters and topics. 

Make sure to take healthy breaks – Along with the studies, it is equally important to take short breaks in between. This will freshen up the candidates which will positively affect their later study sessions. The candidates can do anything that attracts them during the break time such as listening to music, watching short movies, reading or even going for a walk. Healthy food should be eaten as they should not fall sick during this period.

Following the above mentioned last minute preparation tips will broaden the chances of the candidates’ success in the examination. It is important to stay focused and calm to crack the entrance examination. 

What after JEE Advanced?

Once the exam is done and over with, a measure of apprehension does remain with doubts creeping in about the answers and performance The official JEE Advanced answer key can be used to assuage these fears. It will be released just nine days after the conclusion of the examination i.e., May 29 and the JEE Advanced result will be declared on June 10.


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