Tips for JEE Advanced 2018
Leave all the tensions and excitements of JEE Main 2018 result behind. Sprucing up self-belief will help you to bolster your position in this critical period. Remind yourself of the things you do well.
Start replicating the exact time table you will follow on the day of JEE-Advanced. Start waking up at exactly the same time, and work towards a routine to ensure your body and mind gets tuned in to this pattern.
Revision is one of the most effective ways of learning. Revise as much as you can. Focus on all the concepts you have learned in the past two years and mastered them. Before starting your revision have a look at the JEE Main 2018 syllabus.
Several years of experience with students have proved that one of the best value added activity for JEE preparation is to give previous JEE-Advanced papers exactly between 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 5 pm in the days leading up to it.
Do not harbour a wrong assumption that you do not need to sharpen the areas that you have inherent strengths in.
Have similar/same food that you plan to eat during lunch on the D-day.
Go to sleep for at least 7 hours but do not exceed 8 hours of sleep each day.
Stay relaxed, yet focused. Temperament plays a vital role for success in IIT-JEE. Nervousness can decrease performance to such an extent that a student who expects and has the potential to get a top rank in JEE, fails to even qualify.
Do not get perturbed by small irritations in the exam hall like a wobbly fan over your head, or a creaking desk. Carry your own weather to the exam hall! Tune in your mind and body to this thought in the intervening period.
You can only expect the unexpected in the JEE-Advanced. Read the instructions well because no JEE- Advanced is a stereotype exam like say your class 10 and 12 board exams which are always very straight jacketed.
Always start with your favourite subject and keep the weakest subject for the end. Usually, students prefer to start with Chemistry (Do this only if you are good in chemistry, otherwise not) and finish it off within 40 minutes. Then, go for Physics and finish it off within 60 minutes. Devote the remaining time i.e. 80 minutes for Maths.
Avoid common mistakes. For example, while attempting one question, don’t think of any other question. This negatively impacts your speed while solving a certain question. Also, understand the question very clearly. Don’t rush into solving it. Negative marking can severely impact your rank.
Taking a totally uncalculated risk in guessing an answer can prove to be disastrous. Instead, go in for a deterministic rather than probabilistic approach.
Lastly, do not discuss the questions in the first paper with anyone in the one hour lunch break. If someone insists on discussing, ask him/her to telephone you after 10 pm.
We wishes you all the best for your preparation.