Not only is the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is a difficult paper to attempt, it is also a necessary to clear if one dreams of studying in a reputed engineering institute if India, like IIT. The gravity of this exam can be understood from the fact that students start preparing for it as early as class IX! But, in the end, it all boils down to how you perform in the paper on D-Day. What if you get a bout of nerves during the exam, which leads to a breakdown? Or, what if you are unable to finish the paper because you run out of time, or were surprised by the type of questions you came across?
Any of the above scenarios can happen and they all have the same result — years of preparation and hard work go to waste and you are right back where you started. However, there is a way you can avoid these scary scenarios and instead attempt the JEE with full confidence – giving JEE mock tests, first. In fact, at SpeedLabs, our entire coaching philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that practice makes perfect, and one should always master their foundation before moving onto each subsequent level so there is no room to stumble. If you are a JEE aspirant or a parent whose child is preparing for JEE, then let us help you understand how to approach this exam smartly.
Why Are JEE Mock Tests Important?
As the age-old saying goes – practice makes perfect; this stands true for JEE prep, as well. The more a student practices for the exams through mock tests, the better their are chances of clearing them properly and without unnecessary stress.
What Are JEE Mock Tests?
As the name suggests, mock tests are an imitation of the real JEE paper intended to help the student understand the pattern of the actual paper they will be taking. Mock tests usually consist of previous year’s papers and it is highly recommended that students appear for these tests regularly before sitting for the actual JEE exam. It is advised by popular JEE coaching institutions that in the final month before the JEE exam, a student should appear for at least 3 mock tests per week, and two months prior to that, for at least 2 mock tests per week.
How Do JEE Mock Tests Help?
Although these preparatory tests are called “mock tests,” nothing about them is fake. The mock test papers are chosen from previous years, the same amount of time is allotted to attempt them, they are held online and they should be approached with as much sincerity as the actual JEE exam. Let us understand 5 key ways in which JEE mock tests can truly help students –
- Understanding The Exam Paper Pattern
Attempting JEE mock tests gives the aspirant a fair idea about the actual exam’s format, the sort of subjects covered, type of questions and much more. They would understand the different sections for topics and how the questions are segregated into theoretical, analytical and calculative categories – familiarity with these areas prevents any unwanted surprises on the day of the actual test. It boosts confidence and reduces anxiety.
- Building A Winning Strategy
Taking regular JEE mock tests will help a student understand the weight given to each section in the paper so they can work out a strategy that’s robust. Furthermore, after attempting a few mock JEE papers, one can figure out what the best way is for them to treat the exam – i.e. which section feels comfortable to start with.
3. Time Management
Building upon the point above, a very important lesson mock tests teaches is time management. You might know all concepts really well, but if you fail to finish the paper in a timely manner, then all that knowledge goes to waste. The JEE paper is quite challenging along with an allocated time limit, which makes it even more important to improve speed/efficiency and accuracy.
- Learning From Mistakes
JEE mock tests can offer a much-needed reality check. Reviewing the results helps a student understand which areas are their strengths and which areas are their weak points to further improve diligently. In essence, mock tests set the groundwork for where you need to concentrate more to ace the exam. It is important to actually spend time identifying patterns in pain-point areas so you can troubleshoot in advance – at SpeedLabs, for example, our seasoned coaches have access to AI-powered tools that allow us to tailor sessions as per each individual student’s strengths, weaknesses and needs, making the entire process efficient and productive.
Once aspirants sit for 10 to 12 mock tests, they get over their initial fear,stress and nervousness – this helps them stay calm on the actual day of the exam and not let nerves fray their concentration. As they say, “If you face your fears every day, after a while, they fail to instil fear in you”. This is exactly what mock tests do for you!
These are few of the many reasons why JEE mock tests are undeniably necessary for every student aspiring to be an engineer. Mock test papers for JEE and many other competitive exams are available on National Testing Agency, which are easy to access. In a world where everyone is studying hard and competition is fierce, being better prepared for the challenge is often all it takes to make-it or break-it!
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Also published on Medium.