If you are one amongst the engineering aspirants and are aiming to pursue a course in one of the IITs, the first step is to crack the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main! With the announcement of the decision to hold the JEE Main twice a year, the HRD ministry has opened the gates for a high-level competitive exam.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main exam dates for 2019; the exam will be held in the months of January and April.
To crack the JEE Main 2019, candidates should draft a clear-cut preparation plan as the exam is believed to be the most coveted one amongst engineering exams. Aspirants might have started their preparation early and must be busy mastering the tricks and shortcuts required to sail through the competitive exam without any hardship.
However, many students still don't know from where to start the JEE Main preparation. The below information will surely help you with just that.
Get Familiar With The JEE Main Exam Pattern
Prior to preparing a study plan or a timetable for the JEE Main preparation, we advise aspirants to allot some time to get familiar with the JEE Main exam pattern. As NTA is on board for the first time, we suggest students closely look at the test pattern and marking scheme though there is no official announcement as to whether changes are made.
Briefly Read The JEE Main Syllabus
It is always good to start by assessing the JEE Main syllabus prior to starting your preparations. A brief study of JEE Main syllabus will make you familiar with the topics of the subjects. It will also make you draft an effective JEE Main preparation plan.
Priority To The JEE Main Important Topics
Surely, not all topics are important for any entrance exam. Some carry more weightage and focusing on them will certainly bring better results. It is advised to know about all the important topics of each subject in JEE Main prior to starting your preparation.
Get The Important Books For JEE Main
When the JEE Main is believed to be the toughest one amongst the engineering entrance exams, students must pick the right books for their preparation. Though the NCERT textbooks are considered as a Bible for preparing, the study materials and guides will help a lot in understanding the concepts well.
Prepare A Short Notes For JEE Main
Preparing short notes or flashcards while preparing will help a lot to ace the JEE Main exam. The primary objective of preparing short notes or flashcards is to save time during the last phase of preparation or revision. Revising also boosts the candidate's confidence.
Despite hard work and dedication, many students fall prey due to stress while preparing. Hence, we suggest candidates figure out your stress busters which can help them stay motivated. One has to make use of the study breaks as well while preparing.
Explore The Subjects One After The Other
There will be three subjects in JEE Main and each one contributes the same number of marks. Prior to drafting a preparation plan, we advise students allot the required time to each subject. Always try to start exploring the sections one after the other. The subject-wise preparation will give you more clarity and will help you solve the questions within a restricted time.
Recall The Last Years' JEE Main Strategies
If you have appeared for JEE Main in April 2018, try to figure out which strategies worked. It is always good to use the previous years' preparation strategies, however, make sure that they should be your strength. If any new strategy is required, work on the same because a lot of changes will be introduced by NTA.