The strategy and study plan for students repeating or dropping for JEE 2020 is very different from students who are preparing for the exam for the first time. The biggest reason for this is the fact that students repeating the exam have already tested themselves to the gruelling competition that JEE happens to be. They have already mastered a certain part of the syllabus. And to make it even more complex, every dropper/repeater has his/her own set of topics and chapters that they have mastered. This makes it very difficult to create and generalise a preparation plan for all the droppers and repeaters.
So, are you a repeater or dropping a year to prepare and achieve your target score in JEE 2020 exam? Well, you’re at the right place.
In this post, we are going to discuss some key points on how to create a winning preparation strategy for JEE 2020 if you’re a repeater or dropper.
Know your strengths
The first thing that you should do is to make a list of your strengths. This will include topics that you have mastered in the previous attempt(s), the type of questions (Single-Correct, Multiple-Correct, Integer type etc.) you easily get right, and even subjects that you score relatively better at.
Doing this is very important because that’s how you know the parts where you can easily improve the score. Once you’ve segmented the syllabus in this manner, you need to figure out the maximum score that can be achieved with that part of the syllabus.
Now, keep this part separate from the rest of the syllabus. The most important thing to understand here is that no matter what, you are not letting this stronghold get off your hands. So, make sure that you spend enough time revising these topics and refining your knowledge in order to maximize the score from these topics.
Work on your weaknesses
This is the task that you are dropping for, to work on your weaknesses. Make a list of topics you did not score well in your previous attempt, or don’t understand very well. This becomes even more important for the students who scored less than 150 marks in their previous attempt. Once you have identified and listed the topics that you are weak at, figure out a strategy on how to finish them. Not only this, you have to make sure that you are able to solve questions that are asked on those topics. For this, solving a lot of online practice tests, daily practice tests and subject-wise tests is instrumental.
Solve a lot of mock tests
While understanding the concepts to the core is important, as it should be. Nothing boosts your score the way solving JEE mock tests (YES! Numericals, too) does. Make it a point to solve each and every type of question that is asked from any given topic.
To understand the importance of practicing questions, visualize an exam hall situation. You come across a question and haven’t faced anything like that before. The probability of you not being able to solve that question shoots up spontaneously. Now, imagine if you had solved a similar question before. Understand the importance of solving problems now?
Take help of experts
If you relied on self-study for your first attempt, this is the time, you should look for some expert help. Experienced teachers will help you correct your mistakes and give your JEE 2020 preparation a right direction. If you don’t have access to coaching near you, online JEE repeater course can be of great help for you. Live online classes with quick doubt resolution and online practice tests help you get ready for the exam with expert guidance.
So, these are just a few tips on how to create the right strategy for JEE 2020 preparation if you are taking a second chance. Have any questions? Feel free to ask us in the comment box.