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How I Cleared JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced is undoubtedly the most difficult engineering entrance examination of the country. It is mainly because it provides admission into the prestigious IITs which are considered to be the best institutions in the country for engineering studies. Only those students who qualify the JEE Main exam conducted by NTA are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. To crack such an exam, it requires a high level of determination, perseverance, and a disciplined approach throughout the preparation. There are certain things that I followed which may be helpful for the students preparing for JEE.

  1. Solving numerical problems: Right from day 1, more time should be devoted to solving problems rather than reading theory. The difference between preparing for a school exam and JEE should be clear in the mind of aspirants as one requires more focus on reading while JEE is about solving numericals as much as possible.
  2. Regular Revision: It is one of the necessities without which scoring high marks in JEE may appear to be a distant dream. There are various revision techniques that students may follow. What I followed was solving daily practice problem sheets (DPPs) which contained questions from previous chapters along with current one.
  3. Create a Short-Notes notebook: Once you have done enough of your syllabus, and you feel it is difficult to go back to notes every time for the same topic or formula, you should start writing short notes for every chapter separately. This will help you in revising the whole syllabus while writing notes and also have a quick revision at any time you need. 
  4. Mock Test Papers: This is another necessary thing that students can’t be careless about. Students should begin with giving part tests according to the syllabus they have covered and later giving full syllabus tests. One important exercise that students have to do is conduct an in depth post-test analysis. This will help in identifying the mistakes and also in creating a better strategy for the next exam.
  5. Follow Your Mentors: Students should always follow the advice of their mentors as they have years of experience mentoring JEE aspirants. They might have already solved the problems earlier that you are currently facing. Also, get your doubts solved on the same day and do not feel shy of asking questions in the class. Otherwise, this will accumulate and affect your studies in the long run.

Apart from this, solving past year problems helped a lot in understanding the kind of questions which are asked in the actual exam. Going through past year papers helps in realising the trend, i.e. the topics which are regularly asked in exam and require more time. This will also help in understanding the pattern and prepare a strategy to be followed while attempting questions in the examination. 

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