How to Crack IIT JEE in Second Attempt

Getting admission in IIT is a dream for every engineering aspirant. While everyone wishes to start their career with this prestigious name, not all are able to do so as the entrance exam for IIT is a tough nut to crack. JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 15-16, 2018. Interested and eligible candidates will be competing for around 2,24,000 seats at these premier institutes.
Every year lakhs of students appear for the exam but only a few are able to clear the same. A lot of students, unsatisfied with their JEE Main results, often reappear for the exam. One added perk for such students is that they are already familiar with the exam pattern for JEE Main and can use their knowledge for further benefit.

Furthermore, the failure does not define you and losing hope is not a solution. Students can also apply for various private engineering entrance examinations such as VITEEE 2018, SRM JEEE 2018, MU-OET 2018 and so on. These institutes excel in providing state-of-the-art education to their students and maintain a high placement record.

For those planning to reappear for IIT JEE and try their luck, the key is to try harder and smarter to succeed this time. Here are a few strategies that a student should follow if he/ she is appearing for JEE Main to ace the exam with flying colors.

Make a Fresh Start
Students must understand that it is time to make a fresh start in terms of approach, thinking and preparation for the exam. One should stop focusing on the failure and aim to succeed. Make a new study plan and follow it religiously.

Learn from your Mistakes
You must be familiar with the mistakes you made the last time. Either your preparation strategy was not enough or you could not follow it the way you intended. Make sure the same is not repeated again. Work on aspects you need to improve. Put in maximum time and efforts in areas and topics you lag behind.

Time Management
Divide your time for preparing each subject separately. Give time to your strengths but give more time to your weaknesses. Make a schedule which includes proper time for studying and regular short intervals to relax. Add practice and revision to your time table to excel in your preparation.

Good Study Material
Apart from your NCERT books, refer to other books as well. NCERT is your best friend for understanding the basic concept but for in depth knowledge and other aspects of the same topic, reference books can be of great help.
Here are some reference books for you:
● Physics: Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and 2 by HC Verma, Physics for IIT JEE- Resnich, Haliday, Walker
● Chemistry: O. P Tandon books on ohysical, organic and inorganic chemistry, Numerical chemistry by P. Bahadur
● Mathematics: Class 11 and 12 by R D Sharma, M.L Khanna books for IIT mathematics for JEE Main.

Clear your Doubts
The most important thing you should do is to get all your doubts cleared. Go to your teachers, friends or any other mentor but make sure that all topics that were troublesome the last time, do not cause any problem this year.

Attempt Mock tests:
Websites like AskIITians provide you with various mock tests for IIT JEE exam. Attempt a mock test regularly to improve your speed and accuracy in the exam. These tests will provide you the real feel of the exam.

New Approach
Other than books, candidates can also learn through online websites, apps and YouTube Channels for preparation. YouTube Channels like Takshzila Shikshak, IIT JEE Master, Rao IIT Academy, M-learning, and AskIITians provide you with various video lectures that will help you in clearing your doubts.
Using the online mode for preparation enables you to learn anytime and from anywhere you want. You can download videos, rewind and re-watch a particular concept if you miss it.

Stay Positive
The failure does not define you and that is why you are standing again to fight harder and smarter this time. A positive mind will help in building your confidence for the exam. Stay calm to avoid any silly mistakes.

Author: Raghav Pandey

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