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.