How to Revise for JEE Main 2020 Exam- Last Minute Preparation Tips

JEE Main 2020 Exam

Aspirants of doing engineering from IIT and other most reputed engineering colleges of NIT must have already done their JEE Main 2020 preparation. JEE Main is scheduled from 6 to 11 January 2020. Considering the competitiveness of the JEE Main 2020 exam, it is not possible to crack it by mugging and cramming in the last few days. The tips in this article may be useful for those who were doing their preparation for last few months either from coaching institute or self-study.

Revise what you have done:

As the days left are just a few, do not go for studying new topics. You must have prepared notes of each subject. Self-prepared notes are always best for revision. Now, make a weekly schedule for revision and revise all your notes especially fundamental formulas.

Revise the important topics:

Revise important topics one more time. JEE Main Mock Tests can be now attempted as they will give a feel of the actual exam and will keep you charged with knowledge. Also, revise solution of important questions where multiple formulas are applicable. Solving some of the mathematical questions need correct steps and tricks. The fundamental of those steps and tricks must be understood to solve other similar questions.

Negative marking:

Attempt mock test considering as you are attempting the final exam. Tips will also be important for the final exam and you will be sure what to do and what not to do. Remember that there is a negative marking of 25% of the maximum mark allotted for each question wrongly answered. In first-round, answer those questions where you are sure. This will allow you to reach the last question and will eliminate the negative marking effects. Review your question pallet for those questions you marked for review and not answered. After completion of the first round, if time allows, you can visit those questions where you are sure about some of the options that they are wrong. This is called the process of elimination and the probability of your answers being correct will be more. There is no negative marking in number value questions. 20% of total questions will be number value-based, i.e. 5 out of 25 in each subject. Number value questions must be attempted.

Speed and accuracy:

Speed and accuracy both can be increased by attempting JEE Main Mock Tests available online. A regular and systematically practice of online mock paper is always recommended and must. The statistic of your performance will guide you to your score and time taken. You can review your attempts and can study and analyze with solutions available. Before the next mock test attempt, you can improve upon yourself. Gradually, this will do your preparation and will build confidence. Initially, customized mock tests on subject wise will be advisable. In the later stage, mock tests on a complete exam paper should be attempted.

Subject weightage:

The total marks obtained will decide your overall rank. Though in case of a tie, weight is given in the order of Math/Physics/Chemistry. But do not take it in the account and revise and focus more on subjects where you can score more.

Health is wealth:

Don’t exert much in these last few days. Take proper sleep, breaks during your study and be relaxed. A healthy and relaxed mind will allow your best to perform and you can better focus on the questions. Keep yourself fit as your attempt in the final exam is a must with a cool and relaxed mind. Eat well but don’t do overeating.

Day before Exam:

One day before the exam:- Keep your all the necessary documents ready like, admit card along with a photocopy of candidate’s identity where the same name with same spelling appears like voter card/ driving license/Pan card/ passport. Ration card will not be valid as id proof. It is advisable to visit the examination center a day before examination.

As per JEE guidelines, the candidate must bring following documents on the day of examination center must be required to be carried

On the exam day:

  1. Don’t study on the exam day. Reach at least two hours before the commencement of examination. This will make you comfortable with the hassle of transport. As per JEE guidelines, the candidate must bring the following documents on the day of examination-
  2. Printed copy of Admit Card (downloaded from NTA’s web site)                                             
  3. One passport size photograph for pasting on the attendance sheet. This photo should be the same as uploaded on the Application Form)
  4. Anyone of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
  5. PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under the PwD category.

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