How to Prepare for JEE Advanced 2018?

Dhanshri Sharma updated on : 27 Sep 2017

If you are planning to appear for JEE Advanced exam next year, then here are some tips and tricks for JEE Advanced that one should keep in mind.

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The JEE (Advanced) is among the toughest of examinations in Indian academia. JEE Advanced is the next big challenge for the candidates who cleared JEE Main exam. Clearing this examination with a high All India Rank (AIR) opens the doors to India’s best institutions for technology studies – the IITs. This is the time for them to either hit it or quit it. There is a big difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam. So candidates shouldn't rely just on the JEE Main exam preparation. They need to continue their preparation for JEE Advanced even without waiting for the result of JEE Main.

When preparing for JEE Advanced 2018, it is not just about your knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, and Math, but other strategies and extra knowledge from other applicants. In order to secure admission to an engineering college of your choice, you need to perform better than others.

Exclusively for you readers, we draw upon the years of experience of our experts to compile this advice to help you secure that coveted admission.

Ensure a Head Start: Don’t begin your preparations for JEE (Advanced) after you receive the JEE Main result. You need to study regularly from start, during the crucial XIth and XIIth years.

Know exam pattern & syllabus

Though both JEE Main and JEE Advanced question papers have questions from Physics, Chemistry and Math, the topics covered in both the exams are different. Further, having knowledge of JEE Advanced exam pattern and syllabus will give exam preparation 2018 a right direction. JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018 will give you an overview of marks weightage, marking scheme, types of questions etc. Grab knowledge of exam pattern and officially announced JEE Advanced syllabus 2018 to prepare well.

Understand the concepts well:

The syllabus is huge and questions are unending, but if you have understood the application of fundamental concepts underlying the questions, you will certainly do well. For this, you need to understand JEE Advanced syllabus. Go through the subjects as well as topics covered in JEE Advanced to make a list of concepts on which you need to spend more time along with the concepts you are good at. 

Have a comprehensive strategic plan:

Preparing for the JEE (Advanced) is like preparing for war – you need a clear strategy for success. Allocate appropriate time for both – Boards and JEE. Utilize vacation time to advantage, cover the entire syllabus in advance and plan for a complete revision thereafter. Don't wait for the announcement of JEE Main result to start JEE Advanced 2018 preparation. Continue your preparation along with your regular studies to ensure that you have enough time for revision. If you start your preparation late, you will not even be able to cover the whole JEE Advanced Syllabus; forget about the revision. 

Forget about JEE Main

Leave all tensions and worries of JEE Main result and focus on your next target, which is JEE Advanced. Have confidence in yourself and use your positive energy you achieve your goals. 

Set a Daily Target: 

Assign reasonable goals for yourself daily including therein learning and revision. This will boost your confidence and will avoid wastage of precious time. Don’t set unrealistic promises and goals since failure to achieve these can demoralize your spirit.

Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses:

Each student is different – if somebody understands the concepts of Chemistry nicely, another may take to Mathematics like fish to water. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and maximize the scores in strong areas while limiting the losses in weak areas. Discuss your studies with friends, team up with someone good at what you are weak in and offer your help in your strong areas in return.

Subject yourself to mock tests:

Want to gain confidence right before the exam?  Take JEE Advanced mock tests 2018. Mock tests help you figure out where you stand in terms of preparations and how should you proceed from there on. They not only bring the weaker areas out but also save time on focusing where you need to work hard. Also, the tests will help you in managing time.

Stay away from rote learning

Thanks to our education system, all through our school years, we just rely on rote learning to score high marks in exams. But when it comes to fetching scores in JEE Advanced, rote learning does more harm than good. Here you need to emphasize on High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), which means you need to understand what you are reading and try to apply it practically.

Revise what you studied

No matter how good memory one has, remembering everything without revision is almost impossible. You should save enough time for revision. Rather, you should make a schedule which includes revision of all the topics and concepts regularly. It can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Right Study Material

One cannot imagine preparation of any exam without books and study material. Most of the time students get confused due to a vast syllabus and a large choice of books. To ensure that you cover the maximum syllabus in minimum time, you need to choose the best study material. You can do this by seeking the advice of experts. Make sure you refer books which have simple and easy to understand language as it helps you grab things faster.

Eat right and sleep well:

Don’t compromise on your sleep ever. Studying for long hours might leave you sleep deprived and with a feeling of disinterest in studies. A healthy body with a sound mind will help you tackle problems better and will take you towards achieving your dream.

Mind control:

This is a grueling examination –maintain an optimistic outlook, remain focused on your goal, and with strong motivation, perseverance, and determination keep progressing despite temporary reverses. That winner’s attitude is what sets successful candidates apart – May we see you win with grace and confidence!


Contribution By: Mohit Goel, CEO, Yukti

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