“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither” –…
JEE Main 2020 is just around the corner. Phase I of the exam is all set to be held from January 6 to January 11. Overstressing over it might just end you up underperforming.
Experts and exam toppers suggest taking a glance at all the three subjects and then relaxing in the last couple of days with a calm and positive attitude. To help you ace the exam, here are a few important tips to consider in the last few hours before the exam and on the day of the exam.
Things to do before the exam
Understand the changes in this year’s exam
Major changes have been introduced in the application process and exam pattern for JEE Main 2020. There is a hike in the application fee for all category candidates.
Talking about the exam pattern, this year BArch and BPlan will be two different papers, unlike the previous years. This year there will be three papers of JEE Main – BTech, BArch & BPlan. Also, the total number of questions have been reduced from 90 to 75 in BTech paper.
Adding to these changes, the JEE Main exam cities in India have been slashed from 264 to 233.
Eat right and sleep right
Ensure that you take a proper meal and sleep at least six to seven hours a day. Studying for long hours would not be an ideal thing to do. This will only hinder your sleep cycle, resulting in stress and anxiety.
Arrange all important things
Arrange all the important things to carry on the exam day beforehand to avoid any last-minute rush. Ensure that your JEE Main admit card, Aadhar card, stationary and other essentials are in place.
Revise all the formulas
Formulas, facts and theorems are helpful in solving derivations and numericals. It is advisable to prepare quick notes for such pointers beforehand to revise in the last few hours.
Things to do on the day of JEE Main 2020
A quick overview of the question paper
Once you receive the question paper, quickly glance through the entire set of questions and then start writing. With this, you will be able to analyse the difficulty level of the question paper and plan answers accordingly.
JEE Main question paper pattern tests your time management skills, therefore plan wisely to get maximum output.
Avoid any guesswork
Guesswork is going to fetch you negative marks and impact your overall score. Since JEE Main question paper has negative marking, it is advisable to stick to those questions where you are 100% sure with the answers.
As mentioned earlier, time management plays the most important role when appearing for JEE Main. With effective time management, you will be able to attempt maximum number of questions.
The best way to season yourself in time management skills for JEE is to take mock tests. Try solving as many mock tests as possible for better results.