The 12th class board exams start in the month of March leaving very little time for the JEE Main exam which is generally conducted in January and April. You cannot take board exams lightly since they are the cornerstone for the rest of your career but at the same time, you also cannot afford to ignore JEE 2020 preparation.
For a JEE aspirant, this presents a big issue – how to score high in boards and JEE Main at the same time. Well, with efforts and planning you can definitely maintain the right balance between 12th boards and JEE preparation. Here are a few tips to prepare for JEE Main 2020 along with 12th board exams.
Know the syllabus well
You must know that there is a very fine line between the syllabus of board exams and JEE Main. The latter demands in-depth knowledge of concepts while former asks basic conceptual questions. You should understand that JEE 2020 preparation requires rigorous hard work as the competition is for the limited seats across the prestigious IITs, NITS etc. Students should understand that XII class syllabus will be for boards but for JEE both XI and XII class syllabus needs to be covered. That’s why they need to prioritize practice and revision of class XII concepts first.
Focus on class 12 boards first
A majority of the aspirants think that the syllabus for both the exams is the same and therefore they tend to prepare more for JEE than CBSE. If you do so, you will neither be able to score well in boards nor in the JEE. Practice subjective type questions and also step-wise solution making. Sample papers of CBSE board model test papers help in improving your score in the final exam.
CBSE asks basic questions, so preparing for boards will clarify your basic concepts in a brilliant way. Focus on the NCERT Books first and once this is done, you should move towards JEE preparation.
JEE mock tests are very important
When your board exams for class 12th are near, you can opt for JEE mock tests. This is a good strategy to remain in touch with your JEE preparation. You can take one or two mock tests when there is a gap of several days between exams. This will help you perform exceedingly well in the board exams as well as JEE Main 2020.
Revision is the key to scoring good marks in any exam. In JEE, you should remember the formulas as well as concepts so that you don’t miss on the easy questions. There are certain concepts which should be learned by heart and revising them thoroughly can help you fetch easy marks. You should also focus on application based questions as these require arduous practice.
If you have a time constraint then you can prioritize the chapters with maximum weightage in JEE Main 2020 and do not forget to revise them.
Combine answer writing with problem-solving
For every chapter of class XII that you finish, go through the past year questions of boards. Attempt them in the same manner as you will do in the board examination. This will help you a lot while actually attempting the questions in exams. Once done, move on to JEE problems and do speed drills like trying to attempt 30 questions in 20 minutes.
So, balancing both JEE 2020 and class 12th board exams preparation is not as hard as it seems. It is all about dedication, smart work and being consistent. What is your strategy to balance JEE Main 2020 and boards preparation simultaneously? Let us know in the comment box.