Why Start Preparation for IIT-JEE from Class 11th?
Every year, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains is held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). JEE Mains is the single gateway for admission to NITs, IIITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) as well as other engineering and technology institutes run by state governments and private institutions who admit students on the basis of JEE.
The most definitive point about the JEE Main exam is that only top 1.5 lakh candidates of JEE Main are qualified for the JEE Advanced Examination. Hence, it is very important for any IIT-JEE aspirant to be thoroughly prepared for the forthcoming test. And what’s better way to be all-set by starting preparation on time?
Why Begin from 11th Standard for JEE?
The most important point to note here is that the exam consists of the syllabus of both 11th and 12th standards. Thus, it would be efficient and time-saving for a candidate to begin in 11th itself, because they would have to cover the whole syllabus anyway.
Secondly, since the syllabus is so vast, it would not be wise to try to finish it up in one year, as it could lead to gaping holes in the rushed preparation.
Also, it would lessen the probability of a candidate having to take a drop year if they have already been preparing for it for two years.
How To Prepare From 11th Standard For IIT-JEE?
Know the Syllabus Inside Out
First, thoroughly go through the whole syllabus so that you know exactly what you have to study. This will prevent you from skipping certain important topics, and save time that might have been lost while preparing for things that are out of syllabus.
Go Through and Solve Previous Years’ Papers
This would give you a good image of the past exam trends. This will thus help you gauge the most significant topics that might be repeated year on year and the ones that are mostly overlooked. Further on, take lots of mock tests too.
Have the Right Study Material On-hand
You need to be aware of what you have to study, and where you have to study it from. Apart from reading from the NCERT solutions recommended books and attending coaching classes, you can even opt for online learning from a plethora of e-learning providers. This will help you customise your schedule, and work at your own pace. The flexibility of these programs can be used as an advantage to be more efficient.
You can even opt for online doubt-clearing. This will help you eliminate the most trivial of hurdles in your preparation, and boost your confidence. You can sign up at websites like BasicFirst for doubt-clearing and preparation, where you can choose a program suitable to your needs. This will help you have a doubt free, and efficient mind.
Develop Speed and Accuracy
In a competitive exam like this, it is imperative that you have the needed speed so as not to be left with unanswered questions in the end. On average, you cannot afford to spend more than 3 minutes on a question. Thus, speed, as well as accuracy, as inaccurate answers will cost you minus points, are skills that you must develop.
Manage Your Time
While you are preparing for IIT-JEE, you can’t afford to waste time. Juggling between coaching classes, school classes, and self-study can be quite hectic. Thus, time management is a must. So, come up with a study time table, and stick to it, so that you can finish in time, and still have ample time left for revision.
Keep the above points in mind, start preparing, and do not look back. All it takes is hard work and perseverance.