IIT JEE Main Entrance Exam Postponed Amid Surge in Covid 19

The ongoing second wave of the covid 19 pandemic has left the country in splits with a record number of active cases and death toll. The country at this stage is in dire straits and so are its various production, corporate and educational sectors. The educational sector has completely shifted towards a digital front with most classes occuring online through various online conference platforms such as zoom or Ms teams. However, competitive examinations have taken a big fall due to the pandemic and most are being conducted online but some like JEE mains that was already scheduled to take place from April 27- April 30, has now been postponed due to the safety concerns amidst the rising coronavirus cases.

Recently the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted about the current scenario where he stated that he had advised for the JEE Mains exam to be postponed, out of safety concerns for the students as well as the faculty involved in the exam procedure. After his tweet, the National Testing Agency (NTA) tweeted about the fact that the JEE mains are postponed until further notice due to safety concerns of the students. Since the JEE Mains exams have been officially postponed until further notice this gives some additional revision time for students who are underprepared or want to further solidify their preparation for the exam. Therefore, the following are a few last-minute tips and tricks you can keep in mind while revising and preparing for the JEE mains:

  1. Use the Revision Notes and Flashcards on a Regular Basis:

Go over your previously prepared notes while revising any specific subject. This procedure will aid in the strengthening of concepts in your memory, making their application more easier. If you haven’t made flashcards before, don’t waste your time doing it now. Although flashcards might have made memory easier, your notes will suffice.

  1. Make a detailed study schedule and stick to it:

Understand each and every topic covered in the JEE Syllabus and create a study plan appropriately. Make a schedule for all of your breaks, sleep cycles, and study time, and adhere to it. Set goals and make them a part of your daily routine. Depending on your comfort level, you can establish goals on a daily or weekly basis. Set time restrictions for practise questions and make sure they assist you manage your time during the JEE Exam.

  1. Don’t Focus on Learning Anything New During Revision:

As previously stated, you should only utilise your revision time to review specific subjects that you have already studied. At this point, don’t concentrate on learning any new concepts because doing so could undermine your confidence.

  1. Review previous year’s question papers and mock tests extensively:

It is preferable to practise problems from previous years’ examination papers after mastering key ideas. It will assist you in assessing or analysing your degree of preparedness for JEE exams. Solving past year’s question papers will boost your confidence while also improving your attitude. Don’t forget to take some practise mock tests. These tests should be completed in order to learn how to handle time and pressure during the actual exam. Therefore, you should create conditions that are as close as possible to the actual situation, with no distractions. Practice a variety of application-based questions from past examinations.

  1. Take rest and Maintain a Healthy Sleep Cycle:

Make sure you get adequate rest and stick to a regular sleep routine. It is evident that studying for the entire day or night is impossible. Since your brain does the majority of the heavy lifting, you should give it plenty of time to rest. After a break, you may realise that revisiting challenging questions becomes less taxing. A good night’s sleep will keep you focused and help you stay positive during your preparations.

Negativity Must Be Avoided:

Recognize the unpleasant thoughts that are circling your mind. If you’re confident in 17 of the 20 chapters in any subject, don’t worry about the three you’re not sure about, especially in the last days before the exam. There is a chance of gaining an admission seat in one of the top NITs even if you receive 180 total marks which is fifty percent.

Emphasise on time management:

While conducting a mock test or solving previous year papers in a timed way, keep an eye on yourself. Developing a realistic strategy will be really beneficial. For example, if the real exam is scheduled for 3 p.m., candidates should schedule their mock test for 3 p.m. to align their biological clock with the real exam schedule. Following the same scheduling as the real JEE will help applicants get used to the timetable and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the exam.