Cracking JEE 2019 and getting into premier engineering institutes like the IITs is what most students in classes XI and XII aspire to. This requires smart preparation, as a candidate needs to clear both the JEE Main and JEE Advanced with the right scores. However, many students get daunted by the task and succumb to misconceptions that distract and discourage, thereby hampering their preparation.
If you are preparing for JEE 2019, here are 10 common myths you should be aware of, so that you can stay focused when preparing for the exam.
- Too tough for an average student
Students are pressurized into believing that JEE is phenomenally tough and can be cracked only by the toppers and by studying non-stop. While the exam can be challenging; with proper guidance, a clear understanding of the syllabus, and the right practice, you can surely make it through. Ensure you are strong on the following topics in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and you will definitely feel more confident for the exam.
- Physics – Newton’s Law of Motion, Work, Power & Energy, Conservation Laws, Rotational Motion, Electrostatics, Heat & Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Radioactivity, Semiconductors.
- Chemistry – Redox Reactions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Organic Chemistry, p-Block Elements.
- Mathematics – Conic Section, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Quadratic Equations, Definite Integration, Differential Equation, Vector & 3D, Complex Numbers.
- You don’t need to revise much for JEE
While some believe that cracking JEE is impossible, others believe that you simply need to go through your CBSE syllabus a few times. The truth is that without regular practice, it won’t be so easy. You need to plan properly, practice regularly and take mock tests to ace the JEE. If you are having any trouble with your preparation, the Aakash iTutor app can be a great resource for quick revision and clearing doubts as you’ll find a wide range of subject-wise video lectures from Aakash faculty for you to learn from.
- Good results in board exams don’t matter
Some believe that good results in board exams have got nothing to do with scoring high in JEE. This is untrue because the syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 are the basis for JEE Main & Advanced. If a candidate performs poorly in the boards, there are chances that the candidate will perform poorly in JEE too. So preparations for boards should be as good as the preparations for JEE.
- Longer study hours mean better results at JEE
The JEE does require you to invest your time in study, but how you use that is also extremely important. A routine of 4 – 8 hours is sufficient to crack the JEE 2019 (Main or Advanced), provided you do it the right way. The practice must be regular, sincere, and uninterrupted, and every topic must be thoroughly revised before the exam. It’s highly important that you take online JEE 2019 mock tests too, as JEE 2019 will be an online exam.
- The more books you study from, the more your chances of qualifying
Using many different books will create a lot of confusion, so this is the wrong approach to take if you’re preparing for JEE. For practice, quality online coaching material and your standard books are more than enough.
- A good score in JEE Main 2019 implies a good score in JEE Advanced 2019
It is wrongly considered that a candidate who scores well in JEE Main will also score well in JEE Advanced. The pattern for both exams is totally different. There’s one paper in JEE Main 2019 but two in JEE Advanced 2019. Also, you need to score at least 75% in the 12th board exams to qualify for JEE Main, whereas in JEE Advanced, there is no such consideration.
- To stay focused, stop socialising
JEE is a tough exam, but keeping yourself off from all social activities to stay focused doesn’t help. Studying beyond the hours necessary will only make you tired and less efficient. Participate in family activities or take a walk to stay active and motivated.
- Shortcuts to crack JEE 2019
There are no shortcuts to cracking an entrance exam like JEE. Don’t fall for books or sources that make such promises. Prepare smartly instead and follow a well-structured plan to get the right results. Take online mock tests and get reviewed for it.
- The questions could be about anything
There is a fixed syllabus, hence, the questions are asked basis that. All you need to do is be thorough with the syllabus and focus on every topic. Take mock tests online to get an actual understanding of the exam pattern and time management. This will help you gain confidence and will clear any lingering doubts.
- Food can wait
Nutrition plays a big role in your ability to learn, focus and perform, so don’t skip meals while preparing for the exams. Being well fed and well rested will have a big positive outcome on your final result.
To make sure you do your best, don’t let the above-mentioned myths sway you. Simply stay focused on the right practices and you will achieve the results you are aiming for. Good luck!