With barely a couple of months left till JEE (Main) 2014, chances are high that a lot of you reading this have already started feeling the stress! But on a closer look, when was the last time being nervous before an important exam helped you?

Never, you say?

Well of course – being nervous is just plain stupid, albeit a pretty common thing to do before an exam. On the other hand, formulating a practical and effective study-plan without panicking is smart and productive. We have again and again come up with study tips that could make your job much easier when it comes to JEE (Main). Going further into that trend, here we are again – with yet another batch of cool JEE (Main) preparation tips. Please note that the tips mentioned below are meant to guide you during the exam hours – that’s why make sure to implement them as much you can during the mock tests before the actual exam.


Time Management

Time management is undoubtedly the most essential aspect of any exam – not just JEE (Main). If you can manage your time well, every other aspect else will eventually fall into their respective place. Allocate the remaining time into each individual subjects. While doing calculations in mathematics, use shorter methods and skip seemingly unimportant parts to save time. However, it is strongly recommended that you avoid using calculators during mock tests in order to boost your speed and strike rate.

Start with easy questions

It’s wise thing to do if you start with the easy questions. After they are dealt with, move forward to the average and then tough questions. This will help you on multiple fronts, including, better time management, understanding your weak points, and so on.

Analyse where you are weak at

All students have their weak points somewhere or the other. This is a fact of life in which even Einstein would not be an exception. However, the important point here is to make sure that you identify your weakness and then work on them for improvement. The easiest way to do that would be analysing all the sections where you typically take a lot of time answering questions. Also, while practicing, always a pay close attention to the pattern of mistakes you tend to make. Just remember – understanding the genesis of a problem is the easiest way to triumph over it.

Treat the theory part with priority

It is always a better idea to go through the theoretical questions first before attempting the calculative ones. Make it a point not to attempt any numerical problem during (at least) the first 15 minutes of an exam. This is important because almost everyone feels nervous during the first few minutes of an exam – and that’s why attempting numericals within this time could eventually lead to mistakes.

Practice quality questions

There’s no point of attempting dozens of mock tests if they are substandard (read: too easy to be asked in JEE). After all, this is the Joint Entrance Examination we are talking about – therefore, always practice quality questions.

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