Tips to focus on JEE preparation amidst the Covid-19 crisis
Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, many entrance examinations have been postponed across India. The third phase of Joint Entrance Examination Main, (JEE Main) which was scheduled to be conducted on April-May, 2021 has been postponed until further notice due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Since most states across India are under a lockdown, students have an extended time, which can be put into proper use for the preparation of the JEE Main exam.
Online classes and e-learning apps come into play during this pandemic. However, following random and unworthy resources can harm your results.
Since most of the students must have gone through the syllabus to date, they need to utilize this extra time more effectively and productively, bringing the best out of it. They need to stay positive, make necessary changes in their learning strategies, and analyze their setbacks.
Hence, I would like to suggest some important tips which will help you to focus on JEE preparation while keeping yourself safe from the Covid-19 crisis –
1. Make a feasible study plan and practice more mock tests –
This method is key to increase your focus on JEE preparation. Plan out each subject and give in more time for the ones which you find difficult to grasp. Strengthen your knowledge by solving more mock tests and past years' papers.
Adapt smart learning instead of rote learning, which makes you understand concepts, rather than a wrong impression or understanding of a particular concept. Solving mock test papers helps to be thorough with the concepts.
Since, the mock test is similar to the actual paper, which consists of all the concepts from the syllabus, it helps you to identify your strong and weak areas.
Take regular breaks from time to time. Keep the breaks short, about 10-15 minutes after every hour, which helps in the proper functioning of the brain and freshens up your mind. It ensures you maintain a good concentration level and also gives you energy.
Also, improve your speed, accuracy, and time management skills by practicing more mock test papers since most of the students fail to finish the paper within the given time.
2. Choose the best resources to study online –
GetMiClass is an attested website that offers you free as well as paid mock test papers, with video solutions for CET, JEE, and NEET aspirants out there. The subscription is also budget-friendly.
You can also refer to other websites or YouTube videos that help you to understand the concepts better. Avoid wasting your time by taking down notes during online classes since they are recorded and can be watched again multiple times. Instead, pay attention to the class and try to participate in it, which results in a better understanding of concepts.
While taking down notes, make sure you write them in your own words, which makes it easier to understand and grasp concepts. When your lecturer mentions an important topic during the session, make sure you highlight them as well.
3. Follow-up the three-tier revision method and analyze self-assessment –
For those of you who are not familiar with the term three-tier revision, it is a revision method in which a student should first revise a particular concept on the first day and then, should revise the same concept after 3 days and finally, at the end of the week.
This method will help you to get a stronghold on the topics, which stays in your memory for a longer period. Since you have more time to prepare for your JEE exam, you can follow up on this method, which is worth the effort.
It is time-saving and is very effective in competitive exams like JEE. Also, give in time to self-analyze your performance. It gives you a clear idea of the status of your preparation level.
Since, the JEE exam has been postponed to further notice, ensure that you utilize your time carefully and make it productive each day. Prioritize your time for each subject and follow an effective study routine.
Wishing luck to all the JEE aspirants!