It is tough to decide whether to drop a year for IIT JEE preparation or go ahead with the next best option. However, if you have already had a look at all the pros and cons and decided to give it another shot then keep the below mentioned tips in mind to make the most of the time you have:
Review Your Performance
Now that you have already given the exam once, you know where you stand. Before beginning with the preparation all over again it is suggested to review your examination performance to know your weak areas as well as your strong points. This will help you understand as to which topics require more attention and which ones just need a glance.
Get the Syllabus Right
Though you may be aware about the syllabus as you have already appeared for this exam however it is always wise to cross check the same once as there might be some change in it or you might have missed something earlier which you cannot afford to skip the second time. The syllabus for the exam is available online. You can also enquirer the same from your coaching institute.
Prepare a Study Plan
Preparing study plan is of utmost importance. Now, that you have the syllabus in front of you and are also aware about the topics you need to devote more time to, you can draft an effective study plan. Make sure you do not just prepare the plan but also follow it diligently so as to study efficiently.
Study the Entire Syllabus Thoroughly
You might be good with certain topics however do not make the mistake of neglecting those or leaving those for the last minute. You must start from the start when it comes to preparing for IIT JEE and give enough time to each topic. However, the areas you are weak in should certainly be devoted more time.
Revising your lessons is of utmost importance. You must squeeze in some time each day to revise what you have already covered side by side. Also make sure you cover your syllabus on time and keep the last few months purely for revision. It is best to do the revision part during that time of the day when you can concentrate best. This will help you grasp the topics more easily and retain them for long.
Give Mock Tests
It is highly recommended to give mock tests such as the ones available on Etoosindia.com. Also resolve last few years question papers and as many sample papers as you can. This will help you assess your knowledge and understand the areas that require improvement. Solving such test papers within the given time frame will also help you build speed and confidence.