Exam season is here and the students are leaving no stone unturned for their preparations. However, the biggest battle is for class XII students who are juggling between Board and entrance examinations; precisely, between Class XII Board examinations and JEE Main. Almost all board exams are beginning from the first week of March (CBSE board exams to begin from 05 March) and the JEE Main exam is scheduled to be held on 8 April 2018 (Pen and Paper based) and 15 and 16 April 2018 (Computer Based Test). This clearly means that students have to prepare for the board exam and JEE Main simultaneously. And, if you are thinking to give weightage to only one of these, it’s not a good idea as both are equally important for those looking forward for admission to engineering courses.
With class XII percentage being one of the yardsticks for JEE Main eligibility, performance in class XII board examination cannot ignored. On the other hand; a recent event where students, teachers and parents protested on the issue of Physical Education exam being scheduled one day before the JEE Main exam, clearly reflects the importance of JEE Main exam among class XII students. The board eventually revised the date of Physical Education paper.
So, here are some tips for Class XII board exam students who will also be appearing in JEE Main 2018 to fit-in their JEE Main revision with board preparations.
- Changes in Revision Strategy: Keep the JEE Main exam pattern in your mind while revising for CBSE board examinations. The only difference between both the exams is board exam includes both subjective and objective type questions while JEE Main includes only objective type questions. The JEE Main syllabus is same as of class 12th Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics syllabus. So, while revising for class 12th board exam, study both subjective and objective questions from each topic.
- Practice Mock Tests/Sample Papers: An easy way to stay in touch with your preparations is giving mock tests. With board exams preparations, you cannot do it every day. But, try to appear in a mock test on alternate days. For those who have opted for offline tests, there are sample papers. This practice will keep you in sync with your JEE Main preparations.
- Don’t compare: Don’t compare JEE Main and Board exam preparations. In fact, utilize your board exam preparations for JEE Main. Strengthen your concepts as JEE will require you to apply the single concept on different types of questions.
Apart from this, what’s important is taking care of your health. It is the most important concern. So, plan gaps between studies, refresh your mind, don’t take pressure, keep your thoughts positive, eat healthy and sleep enough.
We wish you Good Luck for CBSE Board Exams and JEE Main 2018.
Exams Planner Team