What should be my strategy to crack the JEE with an under 1000 rank?
Getting a good rank in JEE, like under 1000, depends on two factors: hard work and smart work. Both are equally important for getting a good score. You need to stay focused and study consistently for a long period to crack the JEE with an under 1000 rank.
Credit : Aryan Agarwal (AIR-196, JEE Advanced 2018)
Strategy to Crack JEE with an Under 1000 Rank:
- Study with concentration. It is always better to study 1 hour with full concentration than studying 2 hours while watching TV.
- Many people will tell you that they studied X hours or you should study X hours for getting a good rank. Remember, quality of hours matter not the quantity. You may study less, but with full focus. It is better to solve 10 different variety problems rather than solving 20 similar problems with just different numerical values.
- Take breaks in between. Remember entertainment is necessary. Make it a part of your preparation rather than making it a way to get away from preparation. But don’t waste time too much.
- Analyze your mistakes. After every test make sure you get the concepts of all questions you got wrong and why you got them wrong before the next test.
- Consistency is very important. Instead of studying all night one day and sleeping on the next day, it is better to study for equal hours on both days. Remember JEE is a marathon not a sprint.
- Know which questions to attempt. This is where the smart work part comes. It can boost your rank easily. You must know whether you should attempt or leave the question within 10 seconds of reading it. Your aim is not to score 100% in JEE. Your aim should be to attempt 70-80% questions with an error in max 5%. This comes with practice. Keep on giving tests.
- Some questions can be solved easily if you are a little smart, generally in mains but rarely in advanced. Like for example in Maths you have to give answer in terms on ’n’ you can always put values of n and check amongst the options. Every minute saved is useful.
- Know when to switch. If you always follow a specific order while giving a test, like PCM, you should know that you have to switch to Chemistry or Maths when Physics is hard. Doing hard paper first will waste your time and make you lose confidence. Remember both hard and easy questions carry same marks. Again this comes with practice.
- Lastly, always follow your teachers about any guidance or books. Don’t go on purchasing random books before asking your teachers. They have hundred times more experience than us.