The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), held to select students for engineering and architecture courses, and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), conducted to shortlist students for medical courses, are both tough to crack. It is essential to work hard to crack these exams. However, many students aren’t able to get through even when they put in a good amount of effort. This is because they make certain mistakes while preparing. Here are a few common preparation mistakes of JEE/ NEET:
- Not Enough Revision
Revision is of utmost importance when it comes to preparation of any exam. It is all the more important during the JEE and NEET preparation. Many students just learn their lessons and leave them. They hardly revise them once or twice. This is one of the most common preparation mistakes. It is essential to revise your old chapters simultaneously as you learn the new ones. Revision of your chapters must be done over and over again to memorise them well.
- Overlooking the Importance of Mock Tests
Many students give a few mock tests towards the end. Many others just run through the sample papers and mock tests to know the examination pattern. Remember, you are only half prepared if you do not practice through mock tests. You must give mock tests and solve previous years’ papers regularly. This will help you assess your knowledge and give you a firsthand experience of solving the paper.
- Unsystematic Approach
Many students begin their preparation with proper planning and end up feeling confused and clueless about how they should move ahead and complete the syllabus timely. You must prepare a schedule and follow it diligently to prepare thoroughly for your exam.
- Lack of Sleep
Many students compromise on their sleep to increase the number of study hours. This is again wrong. Compromising on sleep leaves you lethargic and stressed. Your ability to concentrate decreases drastically and so does your productivity. It is essential to sleep for 7-8 hours every night in order to wake up fresh and energised and focus better.
- Not Clarifying Doubts
Many students do not clarify their doubts in their class. This is either because they hesitate to ask questions from their teacher or simply procrastinate. When the doubts are not clear and the basics are not strong you can never answer the questions correctly. You must clarify all your doubts to prepare well.
- Using Social Media and Mobile Phones
The use of social media and mobile phones is another hindrance in examination preparation. Students these days over indulge in using their mobile phones and social media accounts. This is among one of the biggest mistakes they do as it wastes a lot of time. It is suggested to set your mobile phone aside when you sit to study. It is also suggested to deactivate your social media accounts for a few months to avoid any kind of distraction as you prepare for JEE/ NEET.
- Excessive Stress
It is normal to feel anxious as these competitive exams approach. However, some students stress a bit too much. This hampers their ability to learn and perform efficiently. It is essential to keep calm and don a positive attitude to knock this examination.
So, you must all avoid these mistakes and prepare thoroughly for your exam to come out with flying colors.