Revision is one of the most important factors behind success in JEE Main examination. All the students who have scored higher marks in the exam have given more emphasis to revision than any other thing. Revision is not just about reading and going through the past topics but has to be accompanied by solving questions of those topics. Also, for the students preparing for JEE Main, revision is not to be done occasionally but has to be a continuous process. In this article, we will share some tips on how students can do an effective revision of topics.
First thing that students must understand is that revision should not be a random selection of a topic and solving its question but had to be planned and prepared well in advance. For e.g. students can mark the questions that they were not able to solve in one-go while they were learning the topic and re-solve them in future as part of revision. Planning of topics to be revised should be as per the syllabus of the partial syllabus mock test student is attempting.
Students are also advised to prepare a notebook of each subject for writing formulas and short notes from the beginning of the preparation. This notebook should have the essence of the chapter and all formulas that are required to solve the numericals. This has numerous advantages like: writing down it acts as first revision just after the chapter is completed, it helps in quick revision in time when the topics are fading away from memory, it would be of great help a few days before the examination, etc.
Solving mock test papers should not be considered only as a tool to test the knowledge but also for revision purpose. As it contains all the topics studied previously, it would be very helpful in revision and also knowing which chapters need extra efforts in comparison to others. Analysing the mock test after solving is of utmost importance for this purpose.
Subject-wise strategy of revision has to be different and as per the demand of the subject. For e.g. math is more about understanding the derivation of formula and practicing more and more problems. Chemistry on the other hand requires conceptual clarity, especially in organic and inorganic chemistry. Physical Chemistry on the other hand requires problem solving abilities along with understanding of concepts. Writing down the “exceptions’ ‘ of all chapters separately could be very useful to memorize them. Physics also requires both clarity of concepts and problem solving abilities. So, revising the notes would be better before directly solving the questions if notes aren’t revised for a long time.
Start selective revision once the exam day comes closer. Students should have a clear idea of the important chapters for JEE examination as per the past year questions and also of their strengths and weaknesses. A proper strategy of their own has to be formulated keeping the previous two factors in mind. This should help in reducing the number of weak chapters and it should be as according to the important chapters of the exam.
Students can also re-visit their past attempted mock tests and understand their previously done mistakes to avoid them in future.