Cracking the JEE Main and studying at NITs and IITs is a dream of most of the students. However, to get into ITTs you need to have a pretty decent rank. And to get a good rank, you should know how to score above 300 in JEE Main.
Scoring 300+ might look difficult, but it can be achieved with focus and hard work. Of course, you will need an action plan to achieve your goal. Here are some tips and tricks that will guide you on how to score above 300 in JEE Main.
Tip 1 – Do not neglect self-study
Self-study is the most important tool for your exam. Your self-study should not depend on whether you go for any kind of coaching or not. You have to see what works in your favour – do you need coaching with properly structured lectures or an online course. There are students who did not join any courses for JEE preparation and still managed to get a good rank in the exam.
By self-study, I mean that you have to understand it is ultimately you who have to study on your own. Even if a concept is taught in the class, you have to revise it on your own and attempt problems. In case you have some doubts, you can always take the help of your teachers.
Tip 2 – Avoid Distractions
JEE preparation demands your attention, especially when only two months are left for the exam! You should keep all the disturbing elements like phones, gaming consoles, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. away from sight.
Try to stay away from social media for these two months. However, that does not mean you completely cut yourself off from what’s happening around. Stay updated with the latest news and notifications of JEE Main and Advanced 2020 exam.
Pro tip – Rather than scrolling Instagram during your break sessions, you can read newspapers, solve a brain-teasing puzzle or watch an educational TV program for getting relaxed.
Tip 3 – Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Candidates are advised to stay healthy so often that it gets overheard most of the time. But you have to realize that if you want to keep your productivity level at the peak, you have to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Stay hydrated and avoid junk food as much as possible. Take regular breaks while studying to keep your concentration intact. Netflix, YouTube and other social media platforms may look tempting. But you have a goal for the next coming months and like everything else in the world, it comes at a cost.
Tip 4 – Mock tests are your vital tool
Mock tests and past year papers are pretty helpful for the aspirants to be familiar with the pattern of JEE Main. It also helps you see where you stand in terms of preparation. You will come to know what are your weak areas and try to improvise them.
Mark all the doubts that you face during the test and do not leave any question unanswered in your mind. Try to clear all your concepts and doubts as it will help boost confidence.
By solving papers, you will also be able to remember the formulae and need not devote extra time to them. Try to solve questions by using short tricks.
How to attempt JEE Main 2020 questions?
According to the experts, candidates should attempt the JEE Main 2020 paper in the following order: Chemistry -> Maths -> Physics. However, this order completely depends on the strength of the student attempting the paper but following this relatively eases the pressure of the number of questions attempted and cut-off of the exam.
Going by past trends, candidates prefer attempting chemistry first because it involves more fact-based questions followed by Mathematics and Physics. The goal is to ensure that you solve fact-based questions first and then move on to numerical type questions which are more time-consuming.
Pro tip – Hard work is the key to success but smart work is even more important.
We are taught since childhood that hard work gives better results. But it is difficult to say whether the same applies to JEE Main or not. Along with hard work, you have to implement some smart work and creativity to be able to crack JEE Main 2020.
JEE tests your logical skills, maths, learning, and memory by checking whether you are able to apply a concept or not. That means you have to work hard smartly to target your deficiencies in order to get a score above 300.
To sum up…
Hey! Did I forget to mention revision? Well without revision, it is extremely hard to crack any exam especially JEE. Also, NCERTs are good to cement your base, you are advised to move to specialized books on JEE Main to get a score above 300. Its high time that you pull your socks up and start preparing for the JEE Main 2020 January Exam. All the best!