We have all heard the popular saying, “hard work is the key to success.” To some extent, this statement holds true to its meaning. However, in today’s fast-paced world and digital age, working hard might not be the only option to achieve success especially in the competitive exams space. Today it is equally critical for students to work smartly if they want to crack difficult exams like IIT JEE.
Notably, students aspiring to sit for JEE 2020 exam are on a time constraint and they have to deal with a lot of concepts and topics as the JEE syllabus is quite vast. Here, students will need to put in a lot of hard work to cover the entire syllabus and understand every concept. On the other hand, they can also study smartly for the exam and not just depend on working hard like a bull. Have you noticed that a student even after devoting hours of study time still manages to score average marks while another student who is easy going and spends half the amount of time in studying gets a higher score? Well, the answer is smart preparation. Besides, students need to open themselves to learn more creatively and productively.
Having said that, if you want to study effectively and perform well in the JEE exams we have listed some smart study tips below. These are some useful inside information that will help you make good use of your valuable time and learn in a more efficient way.
Preparations for JEE should start as early as possible. There is a lot to learn (concepts from three different subjects) and time is precious. Normally students should start preparing from 11th standard, at least two years in advance. Get familiar with the topics early on and start mastering the concepts.
Create A Fixed Study Timetable
As you begin your preparation, you need to plan and devise a suitable timetable for studying. Divide your time judiciously so that the entire syllabus is covered before the exams. Keep enough time for revisions as well. Being smart includes planning things in advance.
Read The Syllabus
Now that you have set the timetable you should focus on reading the syllabus. It is an important exercise that you should not ignore. If you are smart you will go through the syllabus meticulously. Besides, by getting a complete overview of the entire syllabus you will gain a lot of valuable insights that will further strengthen your preparation level. More significantly, you will learn about the course objectives, the aim of the question setters, and you will also be able to clearly understand the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern, marking scheme and more.
Mugging Up Concepts is Not Smart At All
When you are learning about a particular concept make sure you avoid rote learning at all cost. Instead, understand each concept clearly and in-depth. You should be aware that JEE exams are specifically designed to test your complete understanding and knowledge of the concept as well as problem-solving skills. The questions that are asked are also tricky and twisted.
Solve JEE Questions and Problems
Another way to study smartly is to solve JEE question papers and problems. You can either get hold of JEE Main or JEE Advanced question papers and start solving them. You can also get sample papers or mock test papers. During this study exercise, you will not only be able to test your preparation level but you will get familiar with the exam pattern, know the different types of questions, marking scheme and duration of the paper.
Take Study Breaks in Between
Studying for long hours at a stretch is also not a healthy habit. It could lead to dullness of the mind. Therefore, you should take regular breaks in between while studying. At the same time, you should be mentally and physically fit for the exam. Stay healthy, exercise regularly and eat good food. All these will help you increase your overall productivity.
These are some helpful strategies that you can incorporate in your study routine. They will surely help you to prepare smartly, grasp information faster, develop better focus and ultimately perform well in the exams.