Every year, millions of students from all over India take the JEE Main exams with zeal and dedication. However, it has been observed that students lose their rank because of stupid or common errors. These mistakes can happen if we lose focus while answering questions or if we become overconfident and do not read the questions carefully. Panic and nervousness can also lead to a brilliant student making blunders.
Attention to the right technique and method is critical if you want to realise your dream of working at a prestigious engineering college.
The following are the most common mistakes students make when studying for the JEE Main exam:
LACK OF IIT JEE STUDY PLAN
For candidates preparing for engineering entrance exams, the first and most important task is to create a study plan for JEE Main. Those aiming for JEE Advanced should recover their study hours and plan accordingly so that they can hit the target in one shot. If you think, you will not be able to stick to a long-term routine, start with one day at a time and work your way up to weekly plans. As a result, progress will be more visible, and candidates will be less likely to fall behind schedule.
LESS CONCENTRATION ON NCERT BOOKS
NCERT is the holy book for candidates preparing for the JEE exam. It is the most important and closest study guide to exams.
There is a good chance you will come across questions that are based on or similar to NCERT solved examples. Previously, JEE physics questions were taken directly from NCERT textbooks.
Taking the NCERT textbooks lightly can cost you a lot of money and result in a “negative” score on the JEE exam.
Toppers and experts alike prefer NCERT for JEE Main preparation. Experts say that learning NCERT is sufficient for passing the JEE Main.
NOT BEING WELL-VERSED WITH THE OFFICIAL SYLLABUS
The National Testing Agency, as well as the IITs that conduct JEE Advanced, publish the syllabus on the official website, which is used to create the question paper. In addition, the JEE Main exam pattern, as well as the JEE Advanced exam pattern, are crucial, and many students overlook them. All they seem to care about is drowning in books, which is not a wise practice.
EXCLUDING OR LEAVING ANY PARTS THAT ARE DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND
“Confronting a problem is the most effective way to deal with it.” Students are more likely to focus on studying their favourite subjects and overlook subjects that do not interest them or are difficult for them.
An intelligent student will prioritise his or her core subjects while also paying close attention to other subjects. This will give you confidence in your ability to overcome the exam anxiety.
ARE YOU SURE, YOU DO NOT HAVE DOUBTS?
Many students avoid asking controversial questions in class to appear intelligent. Teachers are aware of the most frequently asked questions by students and address them during the lesson.
However, if you have any doubts, please do not hesitate to ask. Do not be shy, and there are no stupid questions. Once you have cleared your doubts, practise answering fake questions to ensure you understand the concept.
It is natural for most aspirants to lose their appetite and become anxious as the exam approaches. The solution is to exercise, do yoga, or meditate to calm your mind and relieve any anxiety.
Take study breaks, such as 15-30 minutes every 2 hours. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and a study plan that will help you balance and relax rather than rushing and burning the midnight oil.
BEING AWARE OF YOURSELF
Believe in yourself; your efforts will be rewarded. Do not undervalue your efforts, and do not be afraid to believe in yourself. Being too worked up before the exam is a mistake that will negatively affect your exam performance. Continue to take mock tests and evaluate your performance to avoid this.
These tests will tell you how well prepared you are right away, so you can get started. Your confidence level will increase as your mock test scores improve.
Candidates should be aware that the above pointers are not exhaustive, and that much more can be added. Because a process that lasts months cannot be condensed into a list of common mistakes to avoid in JEE Main. They should, however, take care of all of them to ace the engineering entrance exam.
Also published on Medium.