7 Myths You Should Ignore To Crack The JEE Main Exam

By Sashikanth Sai

Every student who aspires to become an engineer puts their best foot forward to enter the top institutions in the country such as the IITs and the NITs. There is no surprise here, because these institutes are the best in providing quality education, while providing significant opportunities and facilities as well. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the gateway to enter these prestigious institutions.

JEE is conducted in two phases, namely, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. During the last days of preparation, aspirants will be showered with many suggestions and strategies by friends and family members. The suggestions are very beneficial upto some extent; however, some are just myths.


There is no need to give importance to these myths because they don't have any role to play during your JEE preparation. Here are the top seven myths you should ignore during the final stage of JEE preparation.

Hard Work Is Good Enough

Obviously, one has to work hard in order to stand out from the crowd, especially in JEE. However, working hard alone will not bring you success as JEE is listed amongst the toughest examinations. One has to work on proper planning besides time management to crack the exam.

Coaching Is Required To Crack

In the last leg of preparation, many suggest you join a crash course at any coaching institute saying it is a hard nut to crack without coaching. But it is not mandatory. Instead of going to the coaching institute, make use of the online test series available on the Internet.

Board Exam Percentage

Board Exam Percentage

Many students consider that achieving a good percentage in the board exam is nowhere related to scoring well in JEE. This is a myth because the syllabus for the JEE examination is the class 11 and 12 syllabus. If a candidate cannot score well in the board exam, there will be limited chances to crack JEE. Aspirants should focus on both the exams.

Study For More Than 12 Hours A Day

'If you are not concentrating more than 12 hours a day, you cannot succeed in the examination.' This statement is purely a myth. Aspirants should work hard to crack the examination, but this doesn't mean you should stick to the books. A regular study of more than six hours is sufficient for JEE. However, never give space for distractions during this study time.

Focus On Your Strengths

This is a most common suggestion for every exam. It will be great when you have an option to choose which questions you'd like to answer, for example, choosing 2 out of the 3 questions asked. Compensating the weak areas with strong areas is not a good idea for JEE. One has to work on all parts to stand out.

Refer To Many Books

One has to work a lot for JEE because the question's level of difficulty is high compared to the board exams, though the syllabus is the same. You need to gain more knowledge. Referring to many books will not help you, indeed it will land you in ambiguity. Rather than referring to 10 books, focus only on 2-3 books to understand the concepts. This will also increase your confidence.

Cracked JEE Main, JEE Advanced Is A Cakewalk Now

Many people say that a candidate who scores well in the JEE Main will surely do well in the JEE Advanced. This is a myth. The paper pattern is entirely different for both JEE Main and Advanced. In fact, you will have two papers in the JEE Advanced. So it will not be a cakewalk if you crack the JEE Main.

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