Three last-minute tips to ace JEE Advanced 2019

With JEE Advanced 2019 knocking at the doors of IIT aspirants, it’s time for the students to gear up for the big day. This year, the exam will be conducted by IIT Roorkee on 27th May 2019. The exam will be held in two sessions – Paper 1 from 9 am to 12 pm and Paper 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

If you are among the 2.45 lakh candidates who are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced and have successfully registered for the coveted exam, you need to make the most of the remaining days. Here are some useful tips that will help –

Revision is the key

In the absence of proper revision, all your hard work is unlikely to yield any good result. This is not the time to start a new topic. At this point, trying to understand a new topic in depth can cause panic and confusion. Your entire focus should be on revising the topics that you have already studied.

At the same time, it’s important to remember that questions in JEE Advanced are asked from a wide variety of topics. Therefore, it’s advisable to have at least the basics of all topics covered in JEE Advanced coaching. Also, there are subjects that need special attention during revision. Inorganic Chemistry is a case in point. There are a lot of concepts in Inorganic Chemistry that students need to memorize thoroughly.

Say NO to Stress

As cliche as it may sound, avoiding stress before the exam is of great importance. Eating healthy food, getting adequate sleep, taking short walks, avoiding social media, reducing the intake of caffeine, doing breathing exercises, talking to your loved ones and last but not the least, setting realistic goals are some of the effective ways to keep stress at bay.

Here, parents have an important role to play. If you are the parent of an engineering aspirant, it’s important for you to ensure that you don’t overburden your child with undue expectations. While IITs have their own appeal, there are tons of other colleges that provide excellent engineering education and great placement opportunities.

Stay Positive between Paper 1 and Paper 2

There will be a two-hour gap between Paper 1 and Paper 2. During this time, many students have a tendency to indulge in serious discussions about Paper 1 with other students. This is something that needs to be avoided as it may cause unnecessary confusion and anxiety. Another thing that must be avoided during the two-hour gap is a heavy meal. Sitting for a three-hour exam in the middle of a hot summer day can be difficult for some students. A heavy meal can make things worse by causing drowsiness. It may have a negative impact on your performance in the exam. Therefore, it’s best to eat something light.

The best way to approach JEE Advanced is to treat it as just another exam. While it’s important to give it your best shot, there are options galore even if you fail to make it to an IIT.

NEET 2019: Four Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Ever felt that you failed to crack a particular examination just because of a simple act of carelessness? Ever felt that you could have avoided a mistake altogether if you had paid a little more attention to a particular question? Sometimes, the person ahead of you in rank is not necessarily there because he/she scored better, but it could be because you failed to avoid some of the most common mistakes. Painful, we know, but very accurate. It happens to all of us.

NEET is a medical entrance exam organized by NTA (National Testing Agency) which has a set of 180 questions amounting to 720 marks. Also, there is negative marking in place. Hence it becomes all the more essential to avoid mistakes which can result in losing out on precious marks. NEET Coaching helps the medical aspirants understand what all aspects they need to cover and how elementary errors can be avoided due to carelessness.

Preparation, rigorous study, discipline, and the right amount of rest are a mixture of things required for preparing for medical entrance exams the right way. Taking medical coaching makes you familiar with some of the do’s and don’ts of NEET exam. However, we are here to discuss how certain silly mistakes can be avoided, thereby missing out on scoring those numbers which we very much deserve.

Here are some common mistakes we can avoid to help crack the impending exam:

Not Focusing On The Question At Hand: Often it so happens that we are done answering one question and move to the next, but in our minds, we are still meandering over the previous question, wondering about the answers, and if there could be a better solution to it. Don’t! Once you are done answering one question, move on. To help remove distractions, breathe! Maintaining rhythmic breathing helps you focus on the matter at hand (In this case, the question at hand).

Improper Time Management: So many questions, so little time! Time can be quite an intimidating factor given that so much is at stake. If not timed perfectly, we risk the danger of running out of time and missing out on attempting all the questions. Some questions are bound to be left out. So, it becomes all the more important to time each question perfectly, and not to spend more than that amount of stipulated time on a particular question.

Wrong Answering Sequence: Usually, the candidates prefer answering the Biology section first, followed by Chemistry or Physics. However, this can be a calculated error. Students believe that if they answer Biology first, which is fairly easier (and a favorite), they can get to the more difficult sections later. However, this might not work too well for each student. So, it is suggested that the candidates not start with attempting the ‘favourite’ subject first, as that can take up a lot of time, and leave less time for the more complicated sections.

Not Reading Questions Properly: Reading everything helps. It keeps you informed. Right from the instructions page, till the end of the last page, everything should be read carefully. Read again, if time permits. That way, you will be clear about the instructions, and avoid any simple mistakes that could be caused by misinformation, or lack thereof.

There are also many NEET coaching programs which set the base for the students in garnering his/her talents in the right direction. All in all, proper practice and discipline is the order of the day. But, studying all by ourselves won’t help much. AIIMS/NEET Medical Coaching programmes offered by Reynott Academy provide a definitive path on how to go about the preparatory process.

How Can Mock Tests Improve Your Performance in JEE Main and NEET Exam?

When it comes to JEE and NEET exam, practice is the key to success. Learning concepts and memorizing formulas won’t help a student succeed in these exams until an ample amount of time is devoted to practice. And with competition in JEE and NEET getting tougher every year, it becomes all the more essential for students to prepare well and practice a lot.

These days, teachers at engineering and medical coaching centres put a lot of emphasis on practicing mock tests and rightly so. These tests are considered an integral part of JEE and NEET coaching. Engineering and medical aspirants are advised to take as many mock tests as possible.

So, how exactly do mock tests help? What difference do they make to overall preparation? And can these tests really improve the performance of a student in JEE, NEET, and other competitive exams?

Understand your weaknesses (and overcome them!)

Even the brightest of students have chinks in their armors. While some students get stuck at tricky questions, others tend to lose track of time while solving complex equations. Lamentably, many students are unable to gain clarity on their strengths and weaknesses until they sit for the real exam. Mock tests serve the important purpose of helping students identify their weaknesses and overcome them in a timely way.

Manage time in the exam

Managing time properly during the exam is of crucial importance. Every student must know how much time he is going to spend on each question. Mock tests help students learn how to solve questions within a set time frame. Moreover, practicing mock tests is a great way to improve speed and reduce the time taken to solve questions.

Create an exam strategy

Students who succeed in JEE Main, NEET and other entrance exams always know how they are going to approach the exam. Mock tests help students devise their own exam strategies. When you practice a mock test, you get an idea as to which questions should be attempted first and which ones should be taken up later. Mock tests also familiarize you with the format of the questions, making it easier for you to formulate the best exam strategy.

Gain more confidence

It may sound a bit over-the-top but taking mock tests can help you gain more confidence. Solving mock tests in exam-like conditions prepares you well for JEE and NEET exams. Taking the real exam may not look so intimidating if you have practiced a lot of mock tests. It also helps you analyze where you stand in NEET or JEE preparation vis-a-vis other medical and engineering aspirants.

Whether you are preparing for JEE Main exam to be held in April 2019 or NEET 2019 exam, practicing mock tests is essential to achieve success in entrance exams. Mock tests are an integral part of NEET and JEE coaching provided by Reynott Academy in Jalandhar.

4 Important Things You Need To Know About NEET 2019

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a highly competitive medical entrance exam taken by a large number of medical aspirants every year. Around 66,000 MBBS seats and 27,000 BDS seats in government and private colleges across the country are filled through NEET. This year, NEET will be conducted by the newly-formed National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 5. Here are some important things that every medical aspirant should know about NEET 2019 –

Increase in the number of candidates

This year, a record number of candidates will appear for NEET. As per NTA, 15.19 lakh candidates have registered for NEET 2019, which is around two lakh more than last year. In 2018, 13.26 lakh candidates had registered for the exam. NEET 2019 application process ended on December 7, 2018. One of the reasons why NEET exam registrations went up this year is that the Supreme Court allowed candidates above 25 years of age to register for the exam.

No age restriction (for now)

A day before the last date to register for NEET 2019, the Supreme Court allowed students above 25 years of age to appear for the exam. As per the SC order, the last date to register for the exam was extended by a week (to 7th December 2018). However, it was an interim order and the Court made it clear that the final admission will be based on the outcome of the case. It must be noted that CBSE had placed an age restriction for taking NEET, which was challenged in court by the affected students.

Exam to be conducted once

Earlier, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had announced that NEET will be held twice a year. However, upon recommendations of Health Ministry, the decision was rolled back. The Ministry also did away with the decision to conduct the exam in computer-based mode amid concerns that it will place the candidates from rural areas at a disadvantage. So, NEET 2019 will only be conducted once, in pen and paper mode.

Exam to be conducted in the afternoon

NEET 2019 will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. It’s a general belief that most students feel more attentive and fresh during the morning time. Therefore, the decision to conduct the exam in the afternoon has left them feeling perplexed. It is important for students to prepare themselves for the afternoon exam by practising mock tests during the afternoon. NEET coaching centres provide various mock tests that prove to be of great help.

With over 15 lakh candidates appearing for the exam, the competition for MBBS and BDS seats is expected to be more difficult this year. However, with the right preparation, you can crack the NEET exam and realize your dream of becoming a doctor.

JEE Main 2019 – Last-month preparation strategy to ace the exam

It’s mid-December already! Now that less than a month is left for JEE Main January 2019 exam, time is of the essence for engineering aspirants. While there is no reason to press the panic button, it’s important not to squander away whatever little time is left for preparation. In fact, it’s in the last leg of preparation that students need to stay more focused.

Here are some last-month study strategy tips for JEE Main January 2019 exam


Create a timetable

Staying organized is the key to success in JEE Main exam. Creating a timetable (a realistic one!) is one of the best ways to stay organized. An exam study timetable helps you prioritise things, makes you more efficient, and also makes it easier for you to track your progress. And if you are one of those who have a tendency to procrastinate things, a timetable becomes all the more important and useful.

Set daily goals

With just a few days left for the exam, it might be too late to set monthly or weekly goals. At this point, taking one day at a time is the best way to cover IIT JEE Main syllabus. Clearly define all study tasks you need to complete on a daily basis to keep your preparation on track. While setting daily goals and creating a timetable, it is important to keep some time aside for relaxation.

Clear your doubts

It’s never too late to clear your doubts. Ideally, you must have a clarity on all the concepts by now. However, if there is any concept or problem that you find confusing, it’s important to gain clarity on it. Seek the help of your teacher or friends if needed to understand a topic better. Ignoring a concept, especially if it’s an important one, is never a good idea as it can affect your performance in the exam.

Take mock tests and practice papers

Taking mock tests and solving practice papers is one of the best ways to prepare for IIT JEE Main Exam. The more tests you take, the more you will understand your strong and weak areas. Most importantly, practice papers prepare you for real exam-like situations. While taking the mock tests, it is important to analyze your performance and work on the questions you get wrong.

Create an exam-day strategy

Creating an exam-day strategy is of paramount importance. It may sound cliche, but it’s always advisable to attempt the easier questions first. Spending too much time on questions that are complex and time-consuming is something that should be avoided. Once you are done with the easier questions, you can always come back, if time permits, to the difficult ones.

IIT JEE Main exam is not just a stepping stone to JEE Advanced. It also opens the door to admission in many leading engineering institutes. Keeping the above tips in mind will make it easier for you to prepare for the JEE Main exam to be held on 9,10,11 and 12 January 2019.

JEE Main and JEE Advanced – How are they different?

Becoming an engineer is a dream shared by a large number of students in India. However, the path to engineering presents formidable challenges. Cracking the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is one of the biggest challenges faced by every engineering aspirant in India. JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam are highly competitive exams that are considered to be toughest to crack. In order to do well in JEE Main and JEE Advanced, it is important for the engineering aspirants to have a clear understanding of the factors that make these exams different.

For the uninitiated, JEE exam is divided into two parts – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE Main is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced for admissions to the most prestigious engineering colleges in India – Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). While most engineering aspirants know the basic difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam, they are often unaware of the factors that make them different.

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Let’s understand the key differences between these two exams-

Purpose of Exam

JEE Main is conducted to select candidates for B.Tech and B.E. programmes offered by National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). It is also a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.

The objective of conducting JEE Advanced is to select candidates for the undergraduate programmes offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Among 10 lakh+ candidates who appeared for JEE Main last year, around 2-2.5 lakh candidates were selected for JEE Advanced. Apart from 23 IITs, Indian Institute of Science and a few other top-notch institutes offer admissions on the basis of JEE Advanced result.

Mode of Exam

JEE Main comprises two papers -Paper 1 and Paper 2. From 2019, Paper 1 will be conducted in online mode only, Paper 2, on the other hand, is conducted in offline mode. JEE Advanced is conducted only in online mode.

It is important for the students to take as many practice tests as possible to gain familiarity with the online test procedure. Reynott Academy offers a lot of online mock tests to help students prepare for the exam.  

Exam Pattern

Paper 1 of JEE Main exam comprises three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Only objective type questions are asked in the exam. In Paper 2 of JEE Main exam, questions are asked from three sections – Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing. The duration of both the papers is three hours. Here, it is important to note that Paper 1 is conducted for B.Tech/ B.E. courses and Paper 2 is conducted for B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

JEE Advanced also comprises two papers. However, unlike JEE Main, it is mandatory for the candidates to appear for both the papers in JEE Advanced. Each paper is of three hours duration with three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

As far as the difficulty level of these exams is concerned, JEE Advanced is considered a more difficult exam to crack. It is important to have a clear understanding of the differences between JEE Main and JEE Advanced as that will help you build the right preparation strategy.

Reynott Academy – One-Stop Destination for JEE and NEET Aspirants

A very warm welcome to the blog and news section of Reynott Academy – a premier coaching institute for Engineering, Medical and Foundation programs. This blog is the space where we give our readers the lowdown on India’s most prestigious entrance exams.

In India, medicine and engineering have always been the most sought-after career choices. A large number of students appear for NEET, IIT JEE Main/ Advanced and other competitive entrance exams to realize their dream of studying in top engineering and medical colleges across the country. With so many students vying for a small number of seats, the competition in these exams is, to put it mildly, fierce.

At Reynott Academy, we don’t just prepare our students for these highly competitive entrance exams, we also prepare them for their future by providing them opportunities for broader, deeper learning.

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Instead of looking at these exams as the be-all and end-all of a student’s life, we focus on providing the right guidance to our students and encourage them to pull out all the stops and give their best performance on the exam day.

Our classroom courses are designed to impart the knowledge and skills needed to crack the entrance exams. Apart from IIT JEE Main & Advanced, NEET and AIIMS Test preparation courses for Class XI and XII students, we also offer Foundation Courses to students studying in classes VIII-X.

However, at Reynott Academy, we understand that our responsibility extends beyond the classroom. We realize how important it is to forge deeper connections with our students and their parents. And for that, we need an effective communication channel that helps us connect with our readers.

Hence, this blog!

The Reynott Academy Blog is the platform where we….well, we do a lot of things here.

We share our knowledge with the readers, identify the learning needs of our students and help them stay motivated through the ups and downs of the preparation phase.

This blog is the place where we walk with our students on their journey to India’s top engineering and medical colleges, and also make their parents a part of this journey.

We know a lot is happening in the world of engineering and medical entrance exams, like the big changes in the IIT JEE Main and NEET exams announced by the Ministry of HRD recently. At Reynott Academy Blog, we cut all the brouhaha and provide you all the updates and information in an easy-to-grasp form.

Stay tuned as we strive to make the life of JEE and NEET aspirants a little easier!