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Right strategy and time management play a vital role in deciding the rank in JEE Main 2023

Experts share last one-week preparation tips that can help aspirants ace this exam



Now that the Board exams for class XII are over, at least for Science students, it is time that those taking the JEE (Main) Session 2 exam double down on last week’s preparations. Many Apeejay students of class XII will also be taking this exam. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct Session-2 of the JEE (Main) 2023 on April 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12.

According to Vivek Raghav, founder of Padhai Poori Academy and alumnus of Apeejay Stya University, candidates taking the JEE (Main) must study a chapter and understand the concepts well. NCERT books are good for this.

“Make sure to note important points and formulas. These short notes will be useful during revision. Check how much you can recollect and to what extent you have understood the topic. Then practice questions based on the topic studied. Make sure to give a JEE Main mock test after completing the subject,” Raghav said

Ramesh Batlish, Head-FIITJEE, Noida, Uttar Pradesh also shared tips that would help ace JEE Main 2023 by breaking them down on what to do on exam day, and strategies to attempt the exam to name a few.

Strategy to attempt JEE Main Paper

“Sometimes the right strategy and time management play a vital role in deciding the rank for an aspirant. So, one must be quick enough to adapt to the level of the paper and act promptly,” Batlish said and added that the following points may however be kept in mind when attempting the questions:

A.      Attempt easy questions first.

B.      Choose sections that have less risk and more gain.

C.      Carefully scroll through the entire question paper in the first 5 minutes.

D.      Keep a check on time while attempting the paper.

E.       Try taking the Test in two rounds so that you can come back to questions that did not strike you in the first round. Avoid negative marks.

F.       Don’t start with a question you don’t know.

G.     Don’t get upset if any section is tough. You can score in other sections.

H.      Don’t guess if you have no idea about the concept involved in a question.

I.        Don’t be nervous if you find the paper tough, since it is the relative performance that counts. Hence, put your best analytical mind to work, it will take you ahead.

Batlish also suggested a few key points that will decide the aspirants’ rank in JEE Main and said that command over the important topics in each of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics is a must. “Practice similar levels of questions as asked in JEE Main, perfect your timing of solving an objective type of question, and have confidence when you take up the actual exam,” Batlish advised.

Tips for JEE (Main) exam on D-day

1.       Think positively and don’t discuss your preparation as this may indirectly make you nervous even if you are well prepared.

2.       Don’t study anything new a day before the exam.

3.       Stay calm, and confident, and trust yourself.

4.       Brush up important formulae in all three subjects.

5.       Reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the exam starts.

6.       Ensure to carry your JEE Main 2023 Hall Ticket and follow the instructions as per the hall ticket.

7.       Avoid borrowing anything inside the examination hall.

“Work hard, stay determined, and set out to conquer your target goal with full confidence and zeal and a candidate can ace this exam,” Batlish said in conclusion.

Shalini is an Executive Editor with Apeejay Newsroom. With a PG Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration and an MA in Mass Communication, she was a former Associate Editor with News9live. She has worked on varied topics - from news-based to feature articles.