Any candidate who appears for JEE either for the first time or for the second attempt knows the importance of this exam and hence realize the value if something silly or some mistake is committed by him during the course of preparation or the exam can cost him a lost. Apart from working hard and knowing the important things to do equally important is to know what not do and how to avoid the mistakes and blunders affecting you as committing mistakes is a human tendency but avoiding it is smartness.
- Having enough sleep and avoid excessive stress
One day before the exam, you must have enough sleep rather than over stressing yourself for studying at the last moment as you can’t cover JEE advanced syllabus on that last day. Taking too much tension on the last night and pressurizing oneself to study the whole night may result in poor concentration on the exam day may show poor performance. Students found dizzy on exam day and tend to forget important concepts too. So have adequate sleep and relax and appear for an exam with a calm mind.
- Pay attention to things which ask for your attention
It is always beneficial to go through the instruction written on the JEE advanced admit card as there are many things which need to be known like exam center location, fair practices for exam, etc. Ignoring any aspect or violating nay rule can get you expelled from giving the exam itself which may shatter all your hard work for the exam and cost you your precious years of preparation.
- Time management during the exam
One common mistake which students do is they get stuck on a particular section into some questions which are tricky and meant to waste time. It is a trap for them. Total time available is clearly mentioned on the JEE advanced admit card still students fail in managing it. It is essential that complicated calculations are avoided or skip such questions and not to waste much time on thinking if you don’t know the answer. Solving mock papers can help to achieve this time managing skills.
- Never delay your study goals
As the JEE Advanced Syllabus is covered in the coaching, side by side, it is essential you solve the daily exercise and question sheets to maintain the flow. Piling the things and accumulating them may lag your preparation and hence never compromise on the goals you have set for yourself.
- Learn and improve from your mistakes
There are many mock tests which students tend to give before the actual exam and what they fail to do is work upon the mistakes which they make in those tests. It is not important how many mock, tests you give, what matters is how many mistakes you go through and correct them and get to know what went wrong with those questions. After JEE Advanced Registration you should see every mistake as negative marks and you can’t afford to have too much of it.
- Keep calm and don’t panic
The moment you sit for the exam and if first few questions are not being solved or appear tough, instead of panicking immediately keep calm and move to the next questions, who knows meanwhile you get the right method to approach the last question and you can crack it later. Post JEE Advanced Registration you must focus on picking and leaving questions and holding onto your nerves during tough questions. And never leave the task of filling the OMR sheet at the last, which is the biggest blunder that you can have it done to yourself.
It takes too much hard work, patience and perseverance in preparing for JEE because good things don’t easily come your way and while you have putting in so much of it you won’t ever wish that some mistakes, some blunders ruin your path for succeeding in this exam. Although some mistakes are bound to occur, but what matters is how to minimize the damage and how proactive you are in dealing with such things and over a period of time how much you have learned to avoid making them, that show your smartness and caliber to crack JEE.