The stage is set for the final battle. In order to gain a seat in India's prestigious engineering institutes, such as IITs and NITs, you have to get an exceptionally good Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) score. More than 10 lakh candidates appeared for the sixth edition of JEE Main and only 2.24 lakh candidates have been shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process, i.e., JEE Advanced.
Hardly, three days left for the JEE Advanced examination. It's high time for aspirants to start their revisions and one should not commit any mistake, especially during the last days of their preparations. During the last one week, students should also take mock tests. Here are some of the common mistakes you need to avoid while preparing for JEE Advanced during the last days.
1. Keeping Chemistry Aside
Most of the students feel that chemistry is boring, especially inorganic and some parts of organic. Never let this attitude lower your score. This is a scoring section and one can solve this entire section in less than forty minutes, this will give you more time for the other sections. So never ignore this subject while revising for JEE Advanced.
2. Not Using The NCERTs
You might be familiar with the guidance books, but never neglect the NCERT textbooks. This will give all the information in simple terms. Be it the day before the exam, never hesitate to open and refer to the NCERT textbooks. To be honest, usually CBSE will never crosses the boundaries of the syllabus.
3. Working More On Prepared Topics
You might be happy to learn a few topics thoroughly, but remember that the exam will not be conducted on those alone. One should also focus on the other topics along with the important topics. This is same for all the subjects.
4. Keeping The Doubts Alive
If you have doubts during this phase of your preparations, it will only build your tension. Try to solve any doubt you may have as early as possible. Never hesitate to clear your doubts during the last days. Believe the quotation, "Better late than never".
5. Ignoring Revision
The success of the entrance examination depends mostly on your preparations during the last days. And these days should be dominated by your revisions and mock tests. It is good to practise solving many questions during the last days, but not at the cost of your revisions. Never keep the revision part at bay.
6. Referring New Study Material
After clearing JEE Main, it is obvious many students will prepare more for JEE Advanced. It is good if you have started referring to new study materials and books at an early stage, but not during the last days. Reading new study material will just increase your anxiety on the D-day.
7. Building Exam Stress
Adding to your nervousness will only lead to you marking the wrong answers. So, always be calm and focus on your preparations; give less importance to the result.
8. Not Attempting Mock Tests
Undeniably, sitting for more than three hours for a single paper is a big task for students. One can cope up with this by taking full-length mock tests during the last days of their preparations. The mock test will also help you understand where you stand in the competition. At least two mock tests are required before you take the exam.
9. Least Importance To Practise
Earlier, we have said that practise is required but not at the cost of revision. The success of JEE Advanced depends on both theory and practise. One should practise problems along with preparing for the theory section during the last days of JEE Advanced.
10. Not Motivating Yourself
You might be extremely happy with the success of JEE Main besides other entrance examinations. Keeping all these results in mind, you start ignoring the most important phase in JEE. Always stay motivated by telling yourself that JEE Main alone will not help you land at the doors of IITs and/or NITs. You'll have to give JEE Advanced your best, too. Good luck!