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Should I call it the main examination or simply put it as the stepping-stone on the path of JEE Advanced 2016 preparations? But, for all those who see it as the latter – mind you, dear friends – this is the only option viable and good enough if destiny has its way. Here is a story of how I cracked JEE and made it to IIT Roorkee:

How I Cracked JEE

Coming to the technicalities of the JEE Main examination and the ranking system preferred, I suppose every one of us is well versed with the importance of the Board Marks in this examination. So, we shall concentrate on cracking the JEE Main, but shall not leave the Boards untouched – I absolutely understand your concern of the variation in patterns and the questions, along with the level of difficulty and devotion required, but I assure that we shall have it all covered.

Let me lay out the details of the JEE Main and Boards preparation modalities and the importance:

For JEE Main and Boards, follow the  3 X 3 + 1 approach to study, and you shall have it all. So, what exactly is it?

Allot 3 hours to each of the three subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, as you already must have guessed, but then with a twist. Go through the basic concepts in the first hour, then do the problems in the second hour, and then re-visit the concepts that you were unable to apply in the third hour. This way, you will know the concepts and become acquainted with the problems as well. When solving questions for the first time, keep a book of theory along with the problems to refer and understand the problem solving approach using different concepts.

Now, the +1 hour daily goes to the subjects you have for Boards – English and the alternative ones. Give one hour daily to either solve the previous year papers or you can even go through the NCERT books. This shall allow you to prepare the Boards along with the JEE Main preparation.

Then comes the eminent timing factor. Make sure that you study from 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00 in the day, and then from 18:00 to 21:00 in the evening, with the one hour being dispersed throughout your breaks, from 12:00 to 2:00 or after 21:00. By this, your mind shall be set with the JEE pattern and your brain shall be ready accordingly.

Go for Mathematics in the morning session, Physics in the afternoon, and then Chemistry in the evening with an alternative time-table like:

  • Monday-Tuesday: Inorganic,
  • Wednesday-Thursday: Organic, and
  • Friday-Saturday: Physical.

Now, keep Sunday as an evaluation day. Get some JEE Main pattern tests of some institute or solve Question banks and Test series online. Give JEE Main on one Sunday, and Board Test on the other. Make sure you sit in the sessions of 9:00 to 12:00 for JEE Main, and 10:00 to 13:00 for the Boards. You can evaluate those papers on Monday, and go through all the solutions for better clarity. And, after the tests kick off your shoes and have all the fun in the world!

This is how I cracked JEE. This approach helped me to the fullest, and I hope that it works for you as well.

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