The year is coming to a close and closer is the examination dates approaching. Hopefully you have buckled up your seat-belts and are trying to keep up with the 6-month plan brought to you earlier. While you brush up the loose ends of tough concepts, a need for an efficient revision plan to start wrapping your preparation springs up. You must be completely thorough with all the formulas and concepts, but absorbing and retaining the vast syllabus that JEE provides, especially over the period of two years, is a Herculean task. It is very human to forget certain concepts which you don’t get to use more or apply in further chapters and forget them as a result. Hence, you need a revision plan as you near the end.
JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced: An Efficient Revision Plan:
As the next year begins, start revising at least 3-4 chapters (the more the better) per subject per week. Make sure this goes hand in hand with the numericals you are revisiting or test series you are attempting. This way, you will cover a tremendous amount of syllabus within 3 months, that is, till March. Try and cover more from JEE-Main point of view because its exam is held in the month of April and that you will get sufficient time after it for revising more chapters for JEE-Advanced. How to crack JEE Main?
The Formula Notebook:
You can’t afford to revisit a revised chapter few weeks before the examination. But there is always a feeling for the need to go through the formulas one last time. This problem has a simple key: Start maintaining a ‘formula notebook’ that has purely formulas for your reference. As you revise the chapters for the last time, write down all the important formulas, especially those which are tough to remember or you haven’t used a lot. This way, when you are done with all the chapters, you just have to go through this notebook which will contain all the necessary formulas enlisted for you.
Revisiting tougher concepts:
There are always specific topics and concepts in every chapter, which require more attention and time on the part of students, and more pondering. When you come across them while revision, try to analyze whether you stand at a better understanding than last you read the concept. If you feel satisfied with your knowledge of the concept, you can safely move ahead, but if you are unsure, try to find problems and questions based on that concept. The key to cracking JEE is building a strong base and leaving no stone unturned. Practice more questions on that topic, take help from teachers and other textbooks and move ahead only when you have mastered it.
Concepts involving Laboratory topics:
Chapters such as Qualitative and Quantitative analysis, demand you to be thorough on Laboratory concepts. These chapters get neglected while preparation and hence you must not ignore them while revision and cover them on the way. Familiarize yourself with the various methods and processes involved and how they are carried out in the lab, especially for Quantitative analysis.
Revision to preparation is what the roof is to building a house: An indispensable part. You might have had come across a few rough edges while preparing for the exams but you can even beat the odds by revising the syllabus efficiently. All the best!