Education has been a significant concern amid the coronavirus crisis in the country. The lockdown has given rise to uncertainty over the exam cycle. National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducts JEE Main exams has now released new JEE Main Dates for April exam. On 3rd July 2020, NTA published a notice on their official website, informing about the changes in JEE Main Dates, 2020. The announcement states that the new exam dates will be between 1st to 6th September 2020 from 9.00 AM to 12.00 noon in the first shift and from 3.00 – 6.00 PM in the second shift. For all updates, visit the NTA’s official website jeemain.nta.nic.in.
The postponing of the JEE Main Dates to September from July has worried aspirants. However, students should not forget that nothing has changed for them except for the “EXTRA DAYS”. Yes, these are the golden days for aspirants; the duration can be the most productive months of your preparation. However, it depends on aspirants whether to utilize these golden days or to let them go. Further in the blog, we will discuss some of the essential strategies to Revise Effectively during these golden days.
Your Revision Plan with the change in JEE Main Dates
When the JEE Main Dates are postponed further, candidates ought to be nervous, but this extra time helps you relax and study better. Also, there are speculations of high JEE Main cutoff because many students who were willing to go abroad for an engineering degree, might not go because of this pandemic. Read on to check the ways to prepare better.
Yes, practising meditation often seems a waste of time for students but is not. During these tough times in which our mind is facing new challenges day by day, it becomes vital to keep it calm and practising meditation is the best way to do so. Since ancient times Yoga, Meditations are considered the best ways to relax one’s body. Expert’s advice students to practise meditation regularly and is also beneficial for the long run, investing maximum 30 minutes over this, not only helps to keep calm but also boosts up the ability to remember things. So this can be a useful way to prepare with new JEE Main Dates.
Following the rule of SLBE
Studying Less But Effectively (SLBE), in the race of completion of syllabus one tends to forget the fact that JEE Main is an objective-based exam and is dependent on the recalling ability of the student. Learning more and more and not being able to recall anything doesn’t help. Learning less and remembering whatever learnt is much more beneficial. One should shortlist the high weight aged chapters, i.e. chapters from which more number of questions are asked. Prioritizing sections helps to study much more efficiently with a proper understanding of topics during the further extension of JEE Main Dates.
In spite, knowing the fact that 50% to 60% of the paper comes from NCERT students tend to ignore it and go for other books. In these golden days, students should go through NCERT thoroughly and should make notes of the important points and concepts in NCERT. Making notes certainly helps at the time of revision and is the best way to keep important things handy. The NCERT books cover all topics clearly as per the Exam pattern and are a perfect guide for all candidates. However if one wants to use a reference book with NCERT then instead of using 2-3 it is better to stick to only one reference book, this not only avoids the confusion but also helps in clearing a doubt much more efficiently.
Making proper use of available Resources
In the era of the online world, learning something is just a click away. Online platforms are helping aspirants by conducting free JEE Main revision classes, doubt sessions. In case of any help or doubt, aspirants can reach out to such platforms. On the other hand, Google and YouTube have a solution to all our questions, and there are many live classes conducted on YouTube free for candidates. For a particular topic itself, there are hundreds of videos. Making proper use of such resources will be a lot beneficial.
Practising and Self Analyzing
“Practice makes a man perfect.” is the most common phrase we hear in our day to day life. The best way to practice for any competitive Exam is by solving papers. There are many mock tests available online. However, some candidates keep on practising without analyzing the mistakes made and eventually tend to repeat the same mistakes in the main paper. Keeping a record of all the mistakes made during the exam hours is what analyzing is. Self-analysis is the most potent way of getting answers for all confusions and the best way to figure out the aspects which need to be improved. Students should always make a note of mistakes and work on them to avoid the repetition of the same mistakes.
As the JEE Main Dates are changed, and the exam is conducted in 2 shifts morning and evening, it is seen that students tend to get nervous at the time of the original paper. Mostly happens because their body is not ready to adopt the new environment; therefore; it becomes necessary to train our mind as per the exam timing. Students should try to practice by solving questions during the allotted hours itself. A maximum of 21 days is required to adapt something new to the body. Practising this technique helps to stay calm and recall the entire thing at the exam duration.
These are some strategies which can be practised to get the best out of these tough times and when the JEE Main Dates are changed further.