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8 JEE Topper Tips to Remember

When everyone’s racing to the same field, it is the matter of choosing the track less travelled that makes a significant difference; conventional approach is obsolete and tedious, and to improve on that outlook of yours, we present 8 JEE Topper tips.

JEE Topper Tip 1: Out-of-box perception

Foremost requirement to do something different is a fresh and vibrant approach; if you think of Lithium as “just lithium”, it’s not enticing. Lithium should be visualised as the element that powers your cherished smartphone and that way it sounds imaginative, doesn’t it? It is this ability of visualisation and imagination that’ll make these preparation years wonderful, and the earlier you adopt them, the quickly you gain an upper hand over your peers.

JEE Topper Tip 2: Persistence

This is one of the most presented advice, and it’s included in our “JEE Topper tips” with a wonderful example. Say you had a test today, you came home and realised you had scored poor, what would you do? An average person will waste time lamenting over what he did, and that’s not the best way to tackle this. You should rather pick yourself up and start analysing your mistakes, take note of them and get back to studying; this is what persistence means — working even when the wind blows against you.

JEE Topper Tip 3: Method of Paper analysis

Following from the previous point, it is very important to know how one should analyze each of their exams. Here’s what you should do to squeeze the complete essence of each test:

There are two types of mistakes — silly and conceptual mistakes. Grab two separate sheets of paper and start going over all the questions you had not done. Remember why you couldn’t do them in the paper and pen down silly mistakes on one sheet and new concepts on the other. For a week, keep these sheets at a place you could have a look at them and you’ll eventually see those mistakes will vanish from your papers. It is strongly recommended to follow this on the same day as your exam.

JEE Topper Tip 4: Creative competition

The biggest blunder aspirants can do is to keep an unhealthy outlook over competition; they avoid helping their peers and getting help from them, which in the long run lowers their rank. Say, you vow to help all your batchmates and everyone scores better than you; you lose few ranks to them but you shall gain hundreds of ranks in the process. It’s a process of net benefit.

An alternative to peer-competition is self-competition; it will let you improve upon the past yourself with much more flexibility, less stress and better outcomes.

JEE Topper Tip 5: Peer group

As evident from the previous point, a good peer group is like a boon in these years of preparation; make them your companions than rivals. They’ll fill the voids that you yourself cannot see, and make sure you be the best of yourself. They are an awesome asset when it comes to getting concepts and doubts cleared.

JEE Topper Tip 6: Continual Revision

Revision is the most important and yet very neglected part of the preparation. Generally, students have the notion that revision begins once you’ve completed entire syllabus and it’s a very wrong opinion. Revision should always be carried abreast your ongoing chapters, for the chapters you’ve done till now. Following is a well-crafted methodology for revision.

First, you should create revision notes for the chapters the day they are taught. These notes should include all important formulae and small keywords to revise entire concepts. These should be read on a pre-planned schedule; first read should happen within a week of the finishing of the chapter, then a fortnight later and lastly after a month from last time it was revised. This will embed it so well in your mind that after you’ve completed the entire syllabus, all chapters will still be fresh in your mind and you’d be able to start off with problems directly (another upper hand over peers).

Another important point for revision is concerned with Inorganic chemistry. It’s specially included in our JEE Topper tips since it’s the subject regarded as the most dreadful one and it can come out as a boring topic if not dealt with systematically.

NCERT should be followed rigorously for Inorganic Chemistry and reading it should commence as soon as possible. Make it a habit to read one chapter every week and this way you’d have read each chapter sufficient times to have each fact lodged in your mind. As the date of test approaches, the frequency should be incremented, eventually to one hour read every day in the last month. This way Inorganic Chemistry will become a cake walk.

JEE Topper Tip 7: Study material to follow

It is very much required to have the right set of books for JEE Main and JEE Advanced, and other resources to have a smooth sail. It is highly not recommended to follow many books and then not be able to complete any. It is way better to just stick to a few well known and tested material.

NCERT for chemistry and physics is a must, and doing NCERT exemplar can prove favourable as well (exclusively for JEE Mains). It is also a must to keep a copy of JEE syllabus always by your side for most of the books contain material way beyond the scopes of JEE and it’s a time waste to do them.

JEE Topper Tip 8: Drive and zeal

Amidst the lack of zeal even the most adventurous journeys feel apathetic. To enjoy these years to the fullest and invest your time in studies, you should have an innate motivation to work and give yourself the push from time to time whenever you see the spark’s dying.

Interest in any subject is always incepted into ourselves, it doesn’t grow without actions. Curiosity is an aftermath of intrusion into the unknown lands of the subject, it only comes after endeavours to gain knowledge about the subject. For instance, Carnot engine is a topic under thermodynamics and it doesn’t seem to be tempting until you wake on a winter morning and pull choke to ignite your vehicle and then wonder, “what exactly does choke do?”

Achieving a good rank is a blend of rigorous work, determination and realistic goal setting; it is not always great to aim for the moon directly as you might get stranded midst the vast space. A better way is to use the ladder method and set progressive milestones for yourself and keep yourself motivated by achieving and improving upon them.

“It is not that you win a marathon by sprinting but by consistently keeping your pace up”

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