How To Balance Both Board And JEE Exams?

Exams are an important part of our lives. While there are different types of exams the most crucial ones for Indian students are the 12th board exams and entrance exams. Both are equally important especially for candidates who are looking to pursue a career in the technical and engineering field. Having said that, candidates must have an ideal strategy to prepare for both the exams simultaneously.

Besides, with the right preparation strategy, it is possible to achieve a good score in both the exams. In this article, we will introduce some simple tips that you can follow to ace your board and JEE exams.

Tip 1 – Know the Syllabus and Exam Pattern

It is essential to understand the exam pattern and syllabus of both the exams before starting your exam preparations. Board exams cover the syllabus till class 12 whereas JEE Main 2020 covers both 11th and 12th class syllabus. Therefore, you should thoroughly understand the syllabus and pattern of both exams to avoid confusion. Remember to prepare for both the exams simultaneously to save time.

Tip 2 – Planning

The first step to do anything requires proper planning. Assign topics from all the subjects based on the number of hours that you can spend on the preparation. Assign one complicated and one easy topic in a day and finish the complicated topic first. Subjects like Mathematics and Physics require constant practice, do not forget to practice problems every day.

Tip 3 – Develop Daily Targets

The best way to keep yourself on track is to develop daily targets. Allot a complicated and easy topic per day and make sure to complete them by the end of the day. Maintain a checklist in a notebook or mobile apps and tick the box after completing your daily target. Treat yourself after completing the task by watching a favourite movie or a tv show to award your achievement. This method helps you to complete your daily tasks diligently without procrastinating.

Tip 4 – Get The Basics Right

To get a stronghold of all the concepts it is necessary to first clearly understand the basic concepts. Once you have a sound knowledge of the basic ones you can then move on to the more complicated and advanced concepts. 

Tip 5 – Dedicate Yourself

It is essential to stay dedicated throughout your entire exam preparation. Preparing for two exams simultaneously is not an easy task and students often feel stressed and demotivated during this process. It is okay to feel overwhelmed but you should continue with your preparations. Speak with your friends and family and maintain a good relationship with them during stressful times.

Tip 6 – Practice Makes Perfect

You need to practice the questions every day without fail to score good marks in your board and competitive exam. Competitive exams like JEE contains MCQ’s and Numerical questions which only be solved with constant practice. Mathematics and Physics contain numerical questions.  Practising the problems from these two subjects every day will give you enough confidence to solve the problems easily in the examination hall.

Tip 7 – Make Notes

Making notes is one of the most important steps required to ace JEE exams. As the syllabus of these competitive exams is huge, students might forget the concepts that they have learnt. So it is extremely important to prepare notes whenever you read a new chapter. This will save a lot of time when you start revising the entire syllabus

Tip 8- Mock Tests and Sample papers

You need to get familiar with the exam pattern and develop pace to solve the problems in a short time. Take as many mock tests as possible. There are a lot of free mock tests available online. Get hold of them and try to solve the papers to test your preparation level and also get familiar with the question paper pattern. 

Tip 9 – Stress Busters

Take some time off and engage in healthy activities like meditating, walking, exercising, listening to music, etc apart from studying continuously for the exam. These will help you destress and feel relaxed. All in all, you will experience a boost in your preparation and be ready to face the exam with a calm and collected mind.