The nation is under lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown is further extended for two weeks after 3rd May. The uncertainty continues over the situation and its further consequences. The second session of JEE Main exam, which was scheduled from 5th April to 11th April, is now postponed until further notice. This leaves the aspirants with an extended preparation time which can be put to effective use. Although the situation is not good due to the pandemic, the students must stay positive and should focus on revision and practice. Aspirants should utilize the time to get over their weak areas and focus on them.
If we look at the earlier schedule, most of the aspirants must have already gone through the complete syllabus and must be revising the concepts. While the whole nation is under lockdown and the negativity surrounds everyone, there is an urgent need that the JEE Main aspirants should deal with this positively. The best thing that can be done is to utilize the extra time effectively and increase productivity. It is important now to make a proper strategy and put this time to best use.
Here are 5 tips for the JEE Main aspirants to manage the stress.
1. Make a proper schedule
Since the situation is dynamic considering Covid-19, this phase can be effectively used for a quick run through all the formulae, notes and concepts. A quick glance should be given of all the chapters of the three subjects in a planned manner. Equal time can be devoted to each subject so that you are not stressed out and are focused on the target. The basic idea is to get a hold on the concepts again along with their applications by solving a lot of sample tests and previous year papers. You should be focusing on learning rather than mugging the concepts.
2. Three Tier Revision time
During lockdown time, revision is the most important part of JEE Main preparation. It is important to have a proper and well-structured revision strategy. The Three Tier Revision strategy says that the student should first revise the topic on the same day, then the same topic should be revised after 3 days and then at the end of the week. By implementing this strategy, students will be able to memories the topic for a longer period and get a stronghold on the topic. It is known that if you revise a topic on the same day, it becomes easy to understand and grasp things. While if you revise the topic after a few days, it is difficult to understand, and it takes more time.
It is also important to study and conceptually apply the formulae used in JEE Main questions at the time of revision. This will help you in exam time where you will be able to recall and solve quickly. This will be applicable to the questions of Physics and Mathematics, where most of the questions are formula and application-based.
3. Refer to Online Classes for JEE Main
There are several online classes that are still available for study. These platforms provide a virtual classroom ambience and contain expert opinions, online classes, complete notes and mock tests for JEE Main preparation. FIITJEE has one such portal named my PAT. It allows the JEE Main aspirants to lean safely by staying at their homes and practising social distancing. If put to best use, it will ensure a great learning outcome, will save time and also increase the effective use of the time available. These classes are also self-paced so that students are not burned out by taking stress. You can relax and enjoy the preparation time.
4. Take Breaks & Stay Motivated for JEE Main
While you are constantly preparing for JEE Main exam and are focused, do not sit for long hours at a stretch. It is vital to take frequent breaks after revision at your capacity. These breaks will help you to assimilate, retrieve information and revive the energy for next revision sessions to follow. Though there may be a lot of distractions, don’t lose concentration and stay determined.
Though the nation is under lockdown and going out should be avoided, the aspirants can engage themselves in some physical activity at home. This will keep you fit and motivated. Also, this will boost your mental health since ‘A healthy mind stays in a healthy body’.
5. Focus on Weak areas and Take mock tests
Mock tests are crucial for JEE Main preparation. These tests will help you understand your strong and weak areas. You can then work on your weak areas. This time can be used to consolidate one’s preparation, focus on problem-solving and converting weak areas into strong ones. By constantly solving sample papers, you will also increase your speed and accuracy. Also, students can make a strategy to solve each type of problems with a deep perception of involved concept and to improve the time needed to solve problems. This will reduce the silly errors that generally, candidates make during exams.
During such difficult times, it is important for JEE Main aspirant to put the best foot forward and make the optimum use of additional time. Time management and the right strategy will determine the rank of the aspirant. At last, don’t forget to be motivated and focused. Stressing out will only hamper your progress so far in JEE Main preparation. Put in your best performance, and you will ace the exam.