With the JEE Advanced Exam 2020, which is scheduled for September 27, 2020 in just three weeks, the aspirants are already up to date and preparing to overcome the final hurdle on their way to secure the most prestigious seat in the IIT . While one of the most difficult entrance exams is clarifying adequate preparation strategies, rigorous practice helps students pass the exams with ease. As the stress and pressure among students will be higher, their focus should be on using the remaining week effectively. Students should prepare with a full timeline for evidence that includes equal time slots for each subject and a minimum of 10 tests with quick test analysis and guidance from subject matter experts.
JEE Advanced Paper contains a mix of different types of questions. There are multiple choice questions with either one correct answer or multiple correct answers. There could be understanding followed by two or more objective questions with one or more correct answers. For questions about the matrix match type, two or even three columns can be matched. The questions of the type integer contain a question of the subjective type with the answer of an integer or can be asked correctly with two decimal places. Students are advised to be careful as the paper has a negative mark. The preparation strategy should be created with effective time management and professional planning.
Here are some key tips to help you prepare for JEE Advanced over the last 3 weeks.
Study plan: Only one week left, the students have to follow the schedule exactly. Succeeding in JEE Advanced is not that easy, but remember that with hard work and dedication you can achieve anything in life.
Mock tests: Play an important role in familiarizing you with the paper pattern and checking your strong and weaker areas. In order to analyze your preparation and build the right exam temperament, it is recommended that students take mock exams. It is advisable to run a test analysis after each mock test to see improvements. For the past month, take at least two to three mocks tests per week at actual JEE Advanced times. You can refer to publications or test suite from previous sources such as MyPAT.
time management: Always remembers that all students have 24 hours a day. Most students have questions about how many hours of study can change the outcome. According to experts, at least 5-6 hours of serious study in a day is critical to cracking JEE Advanced.
Speed and Accuracy: Students would have limited time to complete the exam. You need to maintain a constant speed, but don’t forget that accuracy will help you get more points. The exam contains a negative rating. Accuracy is achieved by practicing the questions in a limited amount of time.
health: Don’t forget to take care of your physical and mental well-being. In the end, good health is very important for any exam. Get a good sleep about 6 hours a day. This should be done a month before the exam. Keep your immunity strong as this will protect you from disease before the exam.
The pattern for the exam remains the same, but no question has ever been repeated on the JEE Advanced exam. The question paper for the JEE Advanced exam is divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Math.
The focus should be on the following topics:
Mathematics: Quadratic equations and expressions, complex numbers, probability, vectors and 3D geometry, matrices in algebra; Circle, parabola, hyperbola in coordinate geometry; Functions, limits, continuity and differentiability, application of derivatives, definite integral in analysis.
Physics: Mechanics, fluids, heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, capacitors and electrostatics, magnetics, electromagnetic induction, optics and modern physics.
Chemistry: Qualitative analysis, coordination chemistry & chemical bonding in inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium in physical chemistry and organic chemistry Completed topic.
Strategy for trying different question patterns:
Multiple choice questions with Single Choice Correct: The best way to answer these questions is to go through the Question Option – Question Path. Rescanning the question about the options helps strategize the approach to solving the question. Sometimes the options themselves guide the right strategy or even the right answer.
Multiple choice questions with multiple choice correction: Every question must be solved and assigned with all options. It can also happen that the options are the same values written in a different form. Statistically, these are the questions with the lowest percentage of correct answers.
Understanding based: Even if you know the concept mentioned in Comprehension, you should read it carefully. It is possible to redefine a concept or make hypothetical assumptions. In this case, your correct approach may lead to an incorrect answer.
Matrix match type (one-to-one matching): If it’s a one-on-one question, your approach should be to find out the odd one (if any). In this way you can quickly achieve the correct assignment.
Matrix match type (one-to-many matching): This type of matrix match would be the most challenging and time consuming. The suggested way would be to try this problem when you are comfortable with the concepts of all 4 lines or to keep this question at bay for the last time.
Answer type on a numeric basis: In general, these questions are the subjective questions that have been converted to objective ones and so would take time to complete. The right way would be to treat them as subjective and only solve them when you have an order on the subject or when you have tried all of the other questions in the paper. These questions also have a low-score statistical record. Last year answers with two decimal places were also asked. Therefore, it is recommended that students write their answers to decimal places as desired.
Reason type of assertion: Nowadays these types of questions are not asked at all, but if there are few questions in this category, be very careful if both statements are correct. Because then it is very difficult to decide between options A and B. Otherwise, you can easily mark the correct answer.
(The author Ramesh Batlish is an expert on FIITJEE, Noida. Views expressed are personal.)