19 August 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion
Board exams and competitive exams both hold a great significance for every student and that too for very divergent reasons. Scoring high in competitive exams is paramount in order to get into the favoured course. On the other hand, scoring well in board exams not only indicates your academic performance and achievements further in life but also gives you the precedence of choosing the college of your preference. A lot of colleges have regulated percentage criteria and students need to score well in boards in order to be qualified for an entrance exam.
Coming on to the most sought after a query by candidates who are preparing for IIT JEE is how can they prepare for IIT JEE and 12th boards simultaneously.
The major challenge faced by the students aspiring for IIT JEE is that board exams are conducted in March and the entrance exams are regulated in the month of April which gives all the students inconsequential time to prepare. The students have the constraint of preparing for both the examinations and the only way to tackle the pressure is by starting the preparation for both on time. Preparing for 2 examinations might sound strenuous but is not impossible if you create an unerring strategy and follow it with persistence.
Note: While preparing for IIT JEE, students tend to give on to 12th board preparation. This is where they actually go wrong. A student needs to be at par with the eligibility criteria i.e: minimum 75% for competitive exams like IIT JEE, NIT’S, IIT’S, etc. Therefore, it is peremptory for students to score well in their 12th boards.
Given below are some pointers to keep in mind while preparing for both your examinations:
1. Know your syllabus in detail
Before you begin with the preparation, substantiate to go through the syllabus for both the examinations. Board exams tend to cover the syllabus of only class 12th, whereas JEE Mains syllabus inculcates syllabus for both 11th and 12th. Hence, make sure you segregate the topics that you need to cover for the sake of proper preparation. Going through NCERT books meticulously will help you prepare more appropriately for both JEE Mains and 12th board exams. Once you recognize your syllabus, what comes next is strategizing how to study.
2. Determining and deciding on the right strategy
In order to score well, studying in accordance with the right strategy is a must. Planning on how you are going to prepare initially is the correct step as it helps you to make headway while evaluating your progress. You just have to prepare a timetable and give yourself a daily target. Segregate your syllabus in such a way that few topics from each subject are covered on a daily basis. This will help you to break the boredom of studying the same subject and you will be able to cover some sections of all subjects. Commit your evenings for 11th standard syllabus as it forms an integral part of JEE Main syllabus. Studying in this manner will help you cover the syllabus for both the examinations.
3. Choose your reference books wisely
Students are strongly recommended to not refer to redundant books. Do not waste time on books which you don’t need or are endorsed by others. Studying from NCERT books will help you understand the concepts while other books can be used for JEE preparation. Make sure that the books you chose to study from are in accordance with the JEE Main paper.
4. No mugging up of topics
Make sure you don’t mug up the topics. It is important for you to understand the concepts. This will help you at the time of examination.
5. Exercise with sample papers and mock tests
Try to solve a lot of sample papers and mock tests. This will help you find out the areas that require improvement. Solving mock tests and Class 12 sample papers also help you understand the pattern, and enhances your time management in addition to a familiar test-like environment.
6. Create short notes
Write down your formulas and important topics. Notes created in your own language will help you understand better and you will be able to remember it for a longer period of time. These notes will help you revise quickly.
If you are enthralled upon clearing your concepts, preparation for class 12 board exams and JEE Main simultaneously will not be difficult. Taking enough sleep and breaks is equally important. Keep calm and give your best.
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