Today, if we look at the education space in India, majority of the students want to pursue a career in the field of Engineering and get a degree from one of the top institutions in the country. This has become the primary goal of many students and this trend is on the rise. In fact, every year lakhs of students across the country register for a national level entrance exam called IIT JEE which is basically the gateway to some of the top IITs, NITs and other prominent Engineering colleges in the country.
However, even though the exam is important for them, clearing the exams is an uphill battle for many candidates. Notably, IIT JEE 2020 which is divided into two phases – JEE Main and JEE Advanced is regarded as one of the world’s most challenging entrance exams. What makes it tougher is the vast syllabus and the questions asked in the exam are very tricky and of higher difficulty level. In addition, students tend to fail the exam because they follow haphazard study techniques and their preparation is not up to the mark. But this is just one part of the story!
If we look at the other side, candidates can actually crack the exam easily without sweating too much. They just need to plan smartly and prepare accordingly for the exams. They have to choose the right preparation methods that will boost their performance and yield better results. Additionally, they need to avoid and overcome some personal shortcomings as well. Besides, if they avoid committing silly mistakes it could ultimately help them land a seat in some top institute, which would be a huge achievement for them. In this article, we will look at some of the common mistakes that students should avoid if they want to succeed in the exams. Let’s begin.
Thinking Syllabus Is Not Important
One of the silliest mistakes that students commit while preparing for the exam is they ignore the syllabus. They think that it is not important to read the syllabus. However, if they prioritize going through the syllabus and get a complete overview of things they will be able to stay one step ahead of others. Reading the syllabus will also help students to identify the important topics to focus on, the objective of the course, understand the exam pattern, weightage of marks and other important details.
Not Sticking To The Timetable
Sometimes due to lack of proper planning students tend to create a rigid study plan, which is not suitable for them at all. As a result, they start ignoring the time-table and fail to follow it on a regular basis. This causes a disruption in the process of studying and even leads to mental exhaustion. To avoid such cases, students should plan smartly and develop a schedule which they can follow or stick to. Once a proper timetable is created, students will further be able to cover the entire syllabus in time as well as have enough time for revisions.
Rote Learning or Mugging Up Concepts
Engaging in rote learning is not at all recommended for IIT JEE candidates. Aspirants should avoid mugging up concepts. Rather they should gain a clear understanding of the concepts or topics. In JEE Main 2020 exams the questions will be designed to test the candidates’ deep understanding of the concepts as well as their comprehension and reasoning skills. There is no point in memorizing concepts by heart. In fact, applying such methods could result in disaster as students may fail to recall the correct answers or solutions during the exam.
Burning the Midnight Oil
Staying up late at night or studying continuously for long hours is not a healthy study habit. Such behaviour could lead to dullness of the mind and also have an adverse effect on the health of the students. On the other hand, students should get enough rest and sleep at night. Alternatively, they can start their day with a refreshed mind and during this time students can study to grasp concepts faster and understand them more clearly. Candidates should also avoid being a bookworm. Recreational breaks are recommended in between study hours and they should also take time to de-stress.
Comparing and Copying Other Students
It is true that competition is intense in JEE. Nonetheless, students can achieve better results if they develop their own study routine. They should stop copying or imitating others and follow their own preparation method. More importantly, they should have a positive mindset and believe in their abilities and strengths to ace the exam.
These are some of the common and silly mistakes that every JEE aspirant should avoid in order to prepare well and perform excellently in the exams.