Tips for Cracking JEE Main and NEET Entrance Examination in Second Attempt

Last Modified: 20 Jun 2022

Second chances are not given to make things right. But to prove that we could be better even after we fail.

It is indeed an apt saying on grabbing the second chance and making things work the right way. For those appearing in the JEE Main and NEET entrance exam for the second time, it must be a lot of mental pressure. Taking the decision of dropping a year for entrance exam preparation is itself a difficult task. But now that you have done that, utilize the time wisely.

The good thing here is that you are in a better position in comparison to last year as you are familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern. The time of getting familiar with the syllabus, exam pattern and searching for online mock test is saved.

We found a valuable conversation of Mr. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP, Educational Content, with NDTV on tips for NEET and JEE exam preparation for second attempt. Here are those tips with some additional suggestions from Exams Planner team to help you get through these exams this time.

Identification of Shortcomings

The first thing to work on is shortcomings. Check your last year’s performance for areas where you lack. Take out the previous year’s question paper and make separate list of the questions which you found easy and the one which were difficult. At the end, you will be ready with the areas of your strengths and weaknesses. Now plan the study schedule accordingly to strengthen weaker sections.

Time Management

Make a much efficient use of time than last time. The good thing is that you have already studies the whole syllabus one time. So, now you can make a better time table to focus on difficult areas along with sharpening the strong topics. Do create a separate time table for revision and mock tests. Follow this time –table as revisions are necessary to recall concepts and mock tests will help you in analysing your growth. You can make changes in the time-table based on your growth.

Doubts Clarification

Make a ‘Doubts Notebook’ and keep it easily accessible. As soon as any question or doubt arises in your mind, write it down. When you will go to your mentors or professors for talking on your questions, the notebook will be helpful. Do not hesitate to clear your doubts. The more quickly you do so the more progressive your preparation will become.

Practice with Mock Tests

This is one of the most parts of any exam preparation. Practicing previous years’ question paper and appearing for mock tests help in improving accuracy and speed. Solve at least one paper each day and increase the number once you are done with the entire syllabus. Solving mock tests will result in understanding the varieties in which a single question can be asked.

Work on Your Techniques

Work on making new techniques, learning shortcuts and other tricks to solve questions in less time. Use these techniques while appearing for mock tests. Train yourself with these shortcuts. They save a lot of time during the main examination.

Do Revision

From the very beginning of your preparation make a separate notebook to write down important points related to every topic. Jot down formulae, theorems etc. This will speed up the last-minute revision. Revise these points every day.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is scheduled on 8 April (Pen and Paper Based) and 15 and 16 April 2018 (Computer Based Test) while the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on 6 May 2018.

Please utilize this additional year wisely and study sincerely.

All the best for JEE Main and NEET!

Exams Planner Team