You have always dreamt about studying in one of the elite IITs but for that, you will have to crack one of the most competitive exams out there – the JEE. It is a myth that an average student cannot nail this exam or one has to be a genius to get into an IIT. If you are hard working and a good strategist, then you have a high chance of cracking the JEE Main 2016.
Self Study Vs Coaching Classes
If you have enough will power and can discipline yourself to study every day, and have cleared, more or less every doubt then give coaching classes a miss. But, if you think that you need a constant push and need to clarify your doubts, and also have the financial resources to join a coaching centre, then coaching classes might be the right fit for you. Keep it in mind that coaching classes are a waste of time if you just go there to mingle with a friend. Ironically, these very friends will benefit you indirectly in the form of peer pressure. It is all about using the resources you have at hand at the end of the day.
ABCD of the Syllabus
Make sure that you know the entire syllabus thoroughly because if you have not gone through it carefully, you might miss important things and give more priority to less important ones. The entire syllabus may appear to you, as vast but do not let that discourage you. You can easily tackle all of it if you study systematically and from the very beginning. Make a timbale and stick to it. You can allocate time for the least favourite subject either at the end of the day or at the very beginning when you start studying. To compensate for your dislike, study something you like on the next day.
Practice and Revise Innumerable Times
Solve as many papers as you can. This will not only teach you how to manage your time but also make you realise which areas need work and which you can afford to tackle later. Practice does make a man perfect and once you have a fair idea about your strengths and weaknesses after solving multiple question papers, the final exam will almost be a cakewalk for you. Revise everything that you learn at least five to six times otherwise there is a chance that you might not be able to retain it all for the D-day. There are various techniques that you can try out, which will help you to remember things. Flash cards and notes will help you to keep track of the entire syllabus.
You should take the help of everyone starting from your family members to your teachers at school. Not all of them will be able to help you solve those papers but their valuable advice will definitely hep you. Now, if you are one of those who decide to give coaching a miss, you can always seek help from IITians themselves or from people who have attempted this exam in the past. Thanks to the internet, today you have various online forums where you can post doubts and your query swill immediately be addressed by others who are giving the exams and if you are lucky, an IITian himself/herself might solve them.
For any competitive exam, you need have a positive attitude otherwise; the pressure will get to you and will create obstacles in your way of becoming an IITian. You are giving one of the toughest exams in your life but remember that although it might be tough, but it is not impossible. On days when you doubt yourself, talk to your well-wishers or indulge a hobby as it will surely lighten your mood and make you focus better on your studies. With the right attitude and hard work, there is no reason why you would not be able to do well in the JEE Main and JEE Advanced.