The JEE Mains January 2020 exam is almost here, and only a thorough and strategic approach will help you clear it without any hurdles. You need to be very focused and must have a clear roadmap to tackle the exams. A well-thought-out approach is necessary to clear the exam; you don’t have to know everything and be able to solve every math and science problem out there. It is well known that even bright students sometimes fail to clear JEE Main, but a well-prepared student can always be sure of succeeding. Here are some JEE Main preparation tips that will stand you in good stead in the forthcoming exams:

1. Strategize Well:

Prepare a good strategy. Don’t jump headlong into preparation without planning first. Making a good strategy involves a lot of factors. For example, it is crucial to know the weightage that different subjects carry. For instance, in Chemistry, “Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen” carries 6 percent weightage, while “Surface Chemistry” carries only 1 percent weightage. You should allot time to these chapters accordingly. It will be fruitless to spend too much time preparing for a subject or topic that carries very little weightage and vice versa.

2. Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses:  

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, needless to say, is absolutely essential to ace JEE. Assess your strengths and weaknesses well. If you cannot do this yourself, take the help of your teachers, parents, or a friend who is good at studies. Also, this assessment must be performed in relation to the test format and the type of questions that were asked in previous years. If you are weak in a particular subject area but it regularly features in the exam, it makes sense to give more attention to that topic. Don’t waste your time and efforts by delving into topics that do not feature in the exams.

3. Pay Attention to the Trends and Format of Previous Years’ Exams:

Looking at previous years’ question papers will give you a good idea of the exam. There have been slight changes in the types of questions recently. Even the weightage of various topics have changed. Keep an eye on these changes and prepare accordingly. Practice as many previous years’ examinations papers as you can. This will help you keep track of the time you need for each question. Proper time management is necessary to attempt all questions.

4. Keeping Stress at Bay:

You must not only prepare well but do so calmly. Many students become stressed when exams are close and thus ruin their chances of success. It is very important to stay calm and maintain a healthy mind and a cheerful but cautious approach. Don’t forget to take some time out for your hobbies. Your mind needs rest and relaxation, too; studying round-the-clock may prove counter-productive. Allocate time for studies, hobbies, as well as sleep. Each person will do this differently.

5. Wean Yourself away from Social Media:

Stay away from social media as much as you can.It can distract you from your preparation. Look at only constructive messages or social media dialogues that can help in your preparation. Above all, use mobile phones and social media judiciously. You can take help from your parents for this, and ask them to help you keep a tab on your social media use.