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JEE Main 2019 Exam Date – Get Ready!

JEE Main 2019 Exam Date - Get Ready!

So, JEE Mains, huh! The day when it all counts, those two years of never ending hard-work, both physical & mental that each and every aspirant goes through.. Gosh! The feel of that day is unmatched.

Modes of the JEE Main exam

The Central Board of Secondary Education, popularly known as the CBSE, conducts the JEE Mains exam primarily in the first & second week of April every year. The exam is conducted in two major formats — Online: as in, computer based, and Offline: pen paper based.

The JEE Main April 2019 exam will be April 7 to 12, 2019.

While most students register for pen-paper based exam, due to the inherent comfort that we feel with them, quite a few number have started opting for Online paper. So here I am, comparing the pros and cons of both for you!

Coming to the Offline part first, the reasons to choose this format is fairly obvious. Most of us have been taught to write using pen & paper right from childhood and believe me, “You don’t wanna try coming out of your comfort zone on that day”. However, one very common reason why students avoid this format is the OMR(Optical Mark Recognition) sheet filling. The pressure on that day, at that time is so enormous that even the brightest students mess up while filling their OMR sheets resulting in a lower score than deserved.

On the very contrary, Online format, will allow you to correct your answer as many times as you wish (until the time runs out, obviously). However, since most of us don’t have a habit of solving papers while sitting in front of a computer, this format is usually avoided. One more problem which usually arises is the paper quality. A lot of online paper takers report that their question papers were either poorly set or were tougher than Offline Paper.

My personal advice would be to try to see both formats at-least once before you actually select which format to appear in the Mains paper. However, if unable, I would prefer going offline given its alignment with natural instincts of an average individual.

JEE Main Preparation

So, basic things done! Let’s come to the preparation part. JEE Mains is divided in 3 sections — Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. I won’t be pressing much on the reading material ( although there’s a list at the end of this piece of some “would-be” useful books). Rather, I wish to convey the importance of time management and efficiency improvement in relation to the time left for JEE Mains 2019 — 7 months.

Considering you would have covered at-least a good portion of NCERT textbooks of both Class XI and XII by now ( Mark my words here — NCERT is more important for JEE Mains than JD LEE, I.E. IRODOV, THOMAS & FINNEY combined), I would suggest you must start practising papers in real time mode. What I mean by this is the following — suppose you attempt a mock test paper from XYZ institute, try and give the paper with an OMR sheet and a stop watch which runs down from 3hrs left to 0 min left. Try to appear in the paper just as you would have to in the real exam scenario. What I also mean, is avoid solving the paper while lying on your bed or couch or whatever. Take a proper chair and table and sit on it to give the exam.

This real time methodology is highly efficient in giving you a feel for the exam conditions. When you’ll see a clock running down and an OMR unfilled, your grey matter would work like it has never before and you’ll notice for yourself the efficiency and speed you had while giving the paper. On successful completion of the paper in the stipulated time, check your answers from the model keys and try to analyse the mistakes. It might seem to be a big task but remember, JEE MAIN Exam is all about minimizing errors and maximizing efficiency.

Given the time left, one more thing that a lot of toppers follow is “Short Notes” concept. I would recommend the same, short notes is a summarized version of whatever you’ve learnt in the respective chapter so as to minimize efforts and time while revising the entire syllabus in a short time at the end of March. This definitely is quite time consuming but it has a long term benefit in JEE MAIN, which right now you might not be able to comprehend fully.

Begin with this as soon as possible because it will be a tiring job.

A very interesting strategy deployed by some smart people, especially for Inorganic Chemistry (a student’s nightmare as some call it), is the use of multi coloured pens for notes making. This is something which can boost your performance in inorganic and other majorly memory based topics to a significant extent. Say, you know that Ferric Hydroxide is “RED” . Then, note Ferric Hydroxide down in your notebook preferably with a red pen. The idea behind this methodology is purely scientific — Human Brain remembers colours more easily than Letters. So even if you forget the colour, you have a higher probability of remembering the answer because you wrote that fact down with that particular pen.

For topics of Mathematics and Physics, given the time which is left for JEE Main exam, a concept of “Dual Register Formation” might be very helpful. Let’s say you solve 50 problems from Tata McGraw Hill book on some day. Note down all the questions which included some distinctive thinking or the ones which you weren’t able to crack in the first attempt in a register with date and text book reference. Next, note down the complete subjective solution of the problem in the other register the same day such that even if you open that solution register some random day, you would be able to remember the question correctly.

Tips for the Exam Day

Now some D-Day tips!! Suppose your JEE Main exam is 1 week from today (the date you read this). Take proper rest in these last days. A minimum of 8 hours sleep at one stretch is highly recommended for proper functioning of brain.

Secondly, avoid eating outside. The last thing you want is being unhealthy (God forbid!) just before the exam. Minimize self driving, ask your parents/guardians to drop you off wherever you need to go and ensure you entertain minimum exertion to your body. I would recommend avoid eating oily and fried things a few days before the exam since it causes Lethargy.

Important Books

Now for all those patient people who just wanted the books and other reading material here’s something.

Hope you do notice the importance of NCERT textbooks from the very fact that I’ve mentioned them first irrespective of the subject.

“JEE was never a talent search exam and it never will be. It is a game of perseverance and confidence. The more patience you have, the more confidence you have in yourself, the higher is the probability of you clearing the exam”

Cheers and best wishes once again!!

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