The JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The entire exam will be conducted in fully Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
Paper 1 will be conducted from 9 am to 12 pm, while paper 2 will be from 2 pm to 5 pm. Both the papers are compulsory.
JEE Advanced is evolving again – in 2006, the erstwhile IIT JEE transformed into a single phase entrance and the descriptive part was scraped out; in 2013, in a move to unify engineering entrances, JEE Main was introduced as a qualifier for JEE Advanced; this year in 2018, we are looking at an completely online (computer based) JEE Advanced.
FORGET THE ‘ONLINE’ PHOBIA
For those of you, who have taken the JEE Main – computer based version, the initial glitches of answering with mouse clicks have been overcome. For the rest, suggestion is to take a few online JEE Advanced tests.
In many ways, online exams actually help you to focus better – you see only one question on screen at a time, to avoid mistakes in marking answers on the ORS – you can remark your answers with just a mouse click and also it is surprisingly easy to keep away a set of questions for review. So leave the phobia behind and attempt a few exams online.
Online or not, the exam retains its challenge and charm as a tough examination not only due to the varied types of objective questions that come but also because of the multi-conceptual questions. This means, you should revise concept-wise in each area and try not to leave any area untouched. Say, you are not a fan of Probability theory; not revising the basics may land you in trouble if a paragraph based questions in differential equations has a question that involves basic knowledge of probability. So ensure that you have covered the syllabus as a whole, but you need not be an expert in all areas.
All three subjects are represented in JEE equally, but return of investment (your time) is the best in inorganic chemistry, followed by algebra. So invest wisely.
JEE expects a student to have a visual interpretation of the concepts in the syllabus, to think on his/ her own and use graphs/ diagrams to reach the answer faster. So do not miss out on visual ideas on the required concepts – graphs of functions, free body diagrams, graphs of motion, reaction mechanisms etc. A small diagram will help you see the problem posed in a more effective manner and you will be able to reduce the time spent on it.
EASY DOES IT
If you check analysis of past year papers, you will be surprised to see that every year, there are questions that are considered easy or of moderate difficulty. Easy questions are those that involve direct application of formulas and moderate level questions are those that need more elaborate solving (can be of related concepts also). This means there is a substantial percentage of the total marks to be scored without even attempting the questions that are categorized as difficult; to score well in a JEE paper, you should not get stuck with questions and have an eye for these questions. That is why an overall preparation in all areas is relevant. At the same time, you can go ahead and solve a really challenging question, if it comes from your area of expertise.
REMEMBER THE CHANCES
Learn to have a self assessment after an exam; after paper 1, you have a second chance to support your performance since both papers have all the three subjects, i.e. if you have not done Physics up to your expectation, you can decide to spend a little more time on Physics in paper 2 and improve on it. Many times, students discuss paper 1 in the lunch break, feel happy/ desperate and ruin this second chance. So, it is better to have a self assessment and not discuss paper 1 with colleagues.
KEEP CALM – IT’S JEE
Keep your nerves steady throughout your preparation phase. Along with your revision and paper solving, engage in brisk walk/ yoga for an hour – this will relax and refurbish you with the required mental energy. Don’t forget to hydrate well, and eat healthy, well balanced diets. Overeating will make you drowsy and it will tamper your revision pace/ exam performance.
JEE Advanced is challenging, but has enough stones available for you to pave your success! Good Luck
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