How to excel in both JEE Main and Board Exams

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the examination dates of JEE Main 2020 examination. As per the exam schedule, the JEE Main 2020 first attempt will be held from January 6 to January 11, 2020, and the JEE Main 2020 second attempt will be conducted from April 3 to April 9, 2020. The Board examination of Class 12th students will be held in March 2020.

With that being said you have just four months to prepare for the JEE Main January 2020 and seven months for JEE Main April 2020 and board exams.

In this stage, a lot of students will be left puzzled on which exam to focus and given prime importance, how to prepare the study plan, how to allocate the time and so on. In this article, our experts have delved deep into this issue and had come up with some key points that you have to consider to excel both in JEE Main and Board exams.

So, what’s the difference?

The first question that would arise is what is the major difference between JEE Main and board exams. To answer this broadly, Board exam will be focused on theory, while JEE Main is more about practice and application of concepts. So, learning theory part thoroughly in board exams will help you cross half the bridge in JEE Main.

Here are some tips, which you should keep in mind before you get started with JEE Main and Board Exams:

Have a Clear Understanding of Fundamentals:

Have a clear understanding of the fundamentals involved in all the chapters; it is the key to success in both the exams. The basic concepts of every topic remain the same. Since, both the exams have a similar syllabus, you can understand the working of a concept easily. While IIT-JEE has more sophisticated application of concepts, the theory remains the same. Write formulas in a notebook on each topic, and refer to them while preparing for JEE.

Complete the syllabus:

Don’t miss out any topics-no matter how small or insignificant.  Devote sufficient time and effort to completing the syllabus fully and make sure to study every part of it thoroughly, no matter how hard or easy. NCERT books are known for being the best while preparing for JEE Main and 12th board exams. Cover all the topics covered in NCERT books recommended by CBSE board.

Prepare a timetable:

Divide your syllabus and allot specific timings per day for a subject. It is best advised to divide the timings in such a way that at least some topics of each subject are covered per day. Since JEE Main also consists of the 11th standard syllabus, make some time in the evening or morning for the topics related to the 11th standard. Preparing a timetable will help you stay on track to complete the syllabus.

Practice Previous Year Papers:

It is important to understand the concepts covered in the syllabus of Class 11th and 12th thoroughly. The students are advised to practice previous year exam test paper, practice/mock test papers as much as possible. If you do enough practice of the three-hour exam format, you will surely pass with flying colours in JEE Main and Board exam. We would suggest you to buy some best test series package online to keep practicing at home, in such case you would get a clear picture of where do you stand among the competition.