At­tempt the­o­ret­i­cal ques­tions first for a high score in JEE (Main)

GET SET Hav­ing an an­a­lyt­i­cal ap­proach and well-planned strat­egy will help you crack the exam con­fi­dently

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PAT­TERN OF JEE (MAIN) BE/BTech (Pa­per 1) en­trance exam is of three hours and will con­sist of ob­jec­tive ques­tions from physics, chem­istry and math­e­mat­ics with equal weigh­tage given to each sub­ject. Each ques­tion will have four op­tions. There is neg­a­tive mark­ing for in­cor­rect an­swers.

BArch/BPlan­ning (Pa­per 2) en­trance exam will be of three hours com­pris­ing math­e­mat­ics, ap­ti­tude test and draw­ing test. While math­e­mat­ics and ap­ti­tude test will have ob­jec­tive ques­tions, draw­ing test will have ques­tions to check the draw­ing ap­ti­tude of a stu­dent.

Clear­ing JEE (Main) is not a dif­fi­cult task. A sys­tem­atic ap­proach to­wards prepa­ra­tion will help stu­dents se­cure a good rank. JEE (Main) con­sists of CBSE syl­labus from physics, chem­istry and math­e­mat­ics and some com­mon top­ics from Class 11 and Class 12 state boards. The cut-off for JEE (Main) is gen­er­ally around 60%-70% for NITs and IIITs. AT­TEMPT­ING JEE (MAIN) ON­LINE

Re­mem­ber that in the com­puter-based test, the cor­rect op­tions are sub­mit­ted in a sin­gle click. It is im­por­tant that ques­tions are at­tempted in a se­quence so that you re­mem­ber the or­der of an­swer­ing the ques­tions. Tak­ing sev­eral mock test pa­pers in on­line mode will help.

You must scroll over t he screen to check if all ques­tions

Dont’s while tak­ing the exam are ap­pear­ing on the screen be­fore start­ing to at­tempt the pa­per.

As all pages can be viewed through a tab on the top right side of the screen, se­lect the sub­ject you wish to take up first and en­sure you click on the right op­tion and save the op­tion im­me­di­ately. Re­mem­ber to sub­mit the pa­per only af­ter all the ques­tions in physics, chem­istry and math­e­mat­ics have been an­swered. AT­TEMPT­ING JEE (MAIN) OFF­LINE

Check that you have got the en­tire ques­tion pa­per and no page is miss­ing in be­tween be­cause of any print­ing er­ror.

At­tempt all sub­jects in three rounds and do not at­tempt them sub­ject wise.

Do not allot fixed time for a sub­ject

At­tempt ques­tions in the or­der you are com­fort­able with, where com­fort de­pends on both the abil­ity to solve a ques­tion and time taken to solve it. SOLV­ING THE PA­PER Some­times, the right strat­egy and time man­age­ment play a vi­tal role in de­cid­ing the rank for an as­pi­rant. So, you must be quick enough to adapt to the level of the pa­per and act promptly. For a three­hour pa­per with three sub­jects, gen­er­ally stu­dents tend to de­vote one hour each. It is ad­vis­able that you de­vote 40- 45 min­utes for at­tempt­ing ques­tions from any one sub­ject you feel con­fi­dent about and move on to sec­ond sub­ject and then to the third. You can re­view the un­solved ques­tions in the re­main­ing time. You can de­velop your own strat­egy based on your pref­er­ences. WHAT YOU CAN EX­PECT Se­lec­tive study is not ad­vis­able for any of the sub­jects. Given the weigh­tage, in math­e­mat­ics you can ex­pect more ques­tions from cal­cu­lus and al­ge­bra. In physics, you can ex­pect more ques­tions from me­chan­ics and elec­tro­mag­netism. In chem­istry, there can be more ques­tions from phys­i­cal and or­ganic chem­istry. HAN­DLING SUR­PRISES There may not be any sur­prises this year but there is no harm in be­ing ready for some. Do not panic if you come across some­thing new (if not seen ear­lier in any sam­ple pa­per or mock test) as this will be new for all as­pi­rants tak­ing the exam. TIPS FOR THE EXAM DAY Don’t dis­cuss your prepa­ra­tion with any­one as this may make you ner­vous even if you are well pre­pared. Re­vise im­por­tant for­mu­lae in all three sub­jects. Say to your­self, ‘I am ex­cited about JEE (Main) and I can crack it eas­ily.’

Try to at­tempt the­o­ret­i­cal ques­tions first and then ques­tions which re­quire cal­cu­la­tion. Avoid lengthy nu­mer­i­cal ques­tions in the first 10 or 15 min­utes. The au­thor is FIITJEE,

cen­tre-head, Noida If you are look­ing for­ward to a ca­reer in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy (IT) , you can take up science with eco­nom­ics. IT is a field where there is an in­creas­ing de­mand for pro­fes­sion­als with a va­ri­ety of com­put­er­spe­cific qual­i­fi­ca­tions for jobs which vary ac­cord­ing to the dif­fer­ent re­quire­ments of IT com­pa­nies. De­pend­ing on your in­ter­est and your ca­pa­bil­ity to han­dle both the newer tech­nolo­gies and the pace of growth, you can take up an en­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme in IT, com­puter science or elec­tron­ics and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Com­puter science is a the­o­ret­i­cal field, in which you will learn about the fun­da­men­tals of pro­gram­ming lan­guages, a large va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion We are of­ten faced with prob­lems that we wish to es­cape from. How­ever, even though solv­ing prob­lems might not be in our con­trol, it is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that we can­not run away from them, and in­stead must learn to face them. Here are some points you should keep in mind to deal with prob­lems. 1Be

re­al­is­tic: It is un­re­al­is­tic to ex­pect a prob­lem-free life. Prob­lems form an in­her­ent part of our lives. There­fore, we must the­ory and al­go­rithm the­ory, how to de­sign a soft­ware pro­gramme, and so on. A course in IT in­cludes more of soft­ware – usu­ally deal­ing with data­bases, busi­ness, and ac­count­ing, while elec­tron­ics and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions en­gi­neers deal with com­mu­ni­ca­tion, au­dio and video com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and ap­pli­ca­tions of elec­tronic com­po­nents and ma­te­ri­als. If you do not do en­gi­neer­ing, you can also do BSc IT or BSc com­puter science, or a bach­e­lor of com­puter ap­pli­ca­tions. These cour­ses are open to stu­dents who have maths with­out science.

You can also con­sider en­hanc­ing your com­puter be re­al­is­tic in our ap­proach. 2Adopt

a prob­lem-solv­ing ap­proach: De­fine the prob­lem, iden­tify the fac­tors con­tribut­ing to­wards it, and then think of the al­ter­na­tive ways of deal­ing with the prob­lem. Im­ple­ment the so­lu­tion, eval­u­ate the prob­lem and, if not yet solved, try im­ple­ment­ing an­other al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tion. 3Fo­cus

on what is in your con­trol: In­stead of won­der­ing ‘why me’ each time you face a prob­lem, shift the fo­cus to what you can ac­tu­ally do about the prob­lem. Don’t spend time lament­ing your fate or ex­pect ing things to change. 4Brain­storm:

Come up with new ways of deal­ing with a par­tic­u­lar prob­lem. Share your prob­lem with oth­ers, as talk­ing skills through train­ing in other com­puter lan­guages and skills, in­clud­ing net­work­ing and data­base man­age­ment. Look out for cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cour­ses at com­puter in­sti­tutes in ar­eas such as net­work­ing, data­base ad­min­is­tra­tion or cy­ber se­cu­rity. There are also grow­ing jobs in mo­bile phone apps cre­ation and devel­op­ment, web devel­op­ment, and a range of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies. about it of­ten helps you to gain and an­other’s per­spec­tive and learn from his or her ex­pe­ri­ence. It also helps re­in­force the fact in your mind that you are not alone in deal­ing with a situation. 5Be

pre­pared: Prob­lems are an in­her­ent part of our lives. Al­ways be ready to face what­ever life throws your way and be equipped with the nec­es­sary skills to face and over­come prob­lems ef­fec­tively. 6Do

not give up: Never lose hope. Try to build your tol­er­ance ca­pa­bil­i­ties to be able to ac­cept the prob­lem with time. Don’t let your prob­lems have an ad­verse im­pact on your life.

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About 13 lakh stu­dents ex­pected to ap­pear in JEE (Main) off­line and on­line modes this year.

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