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How to plan your study for JEE (Main & Advanced), UPSEE, WBJEE and other Engineering Entrance Exams?

Sep 28, 2017 16:51 IST
Engineering Entrance Examination 2018
Engineering Entrance Examination 2018

There are various Engineering Entrance Examinations in India like JEE, UPSEE/ UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRM JEEE etc. conducted by different universities/institutions/boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and IITs. Most of the students want to do Engineering from Top Colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, ISM Dhanbad, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI), Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology (KNIT), Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology etc. Students can take admission in these colleges after clearing various Engineering Entrance Examinations like JEE, UPSEE/ UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRM JEEE etc. For the benefit of students, we have listed down important tips to prepare study schedule for these above mentioned exams.

1. Calculate how many days left:

To prepare a schedule for any Engineering Entrance Examination like JEE, UPSEE/ UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE etc, the most important thing is to know how much time you have remaining for the examination. From current time you have 6 months to prepare your schedule according. But after spending one more month you should update your schedule according to five months.

2. Set your short term and long term goals:

What is the next step after knowing the remaining time?  We can’t achieve long term goal without setting the short term goal. Like completing one chapter of each subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10 days is an example of long term goal, but how can we achieve this? We need to plan our schedule day by day and monitor it every day to check whether we met the target or not. Therefore, students should set study schedule on daily basis.

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3. Prioritizing your study needs:

For Examinations like JEE Main, UPSEE/UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE etc the main focus of the exams is to check theory and analytical knowledge. They check your speed and accuracy. But JEE Advanced Examination is purely conceptual and analytical. If a student is preparing to crack JEE Advanced Examination he/she should include both theory and analytical concepts in his/her study schedule.

4. Spend more time on your weak areas:

Students should more concentrate on their weak areas or subjects. No one is perfect is all subject. Some students like to study Physics more than Chemistry. But they can’t ignore the importance of Chemistry to crack Engineering Entrance Examination 2018.  All subjects are important from the examination point of view.

5. Divide your schedule in sessions of 30 to 40 minutes: 

Think about sitting on a chair for long hours and studying something. What will you feel?  No one can study more than one or two hours in one sitting. Everyone get bored after studying continuously for long duration of hours. There should be a gap of 5 or 10 minutes between two successive sessions. After completing one session students can take a break of at least 10 minutes to refresh your mind. It will definitely help you to complete next session in a very effective way.

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6. Don’t stick to one subject only: 

Students should make successive sessions of different subjects. It will help them to devote equal time to all subjects. Like if one session is of Physics then the next session can be of Mathematics.

7. Divide your syllabus in 4 parts:

Students should divide the syllabus in four parts i.e., Theory, Important Formulae and Concepts, Numerical questions and previous year questions.

(a) Theory: Theory part is very important for any examination. Around 60% of the questions directly come from theory part.

(b) Important Formulae and Concepts: We used formula for expressing information symbolically in a concise way. Sometimes students are not able to pit the given values in the formula and reason for this is not having the proper understanding of the formula. So learn the formula properly and also the application of the formula directly as well as indirectly.

(c) Numerical questions: To crack Engineering Entrance Examinations in India like JEE, UPSEE/ UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, students must have all the formulae on their finger tips. By only practicing more and more numerical questions we can memories the formula.

(d) Previous year questions papers:  After completing all the things i.e., theory, important formulae and practicing numerical questions, What is next? The next you have to check your knowledge and preparation on daily basis. For this you can solve previous year questions, different online test and mock test to check your progress.    

8. Divide your schedule in 4 parts:

First of all divide your daily schedule into four parts i.e., early morning schedule, Daytime schedule, Evening schedule and Late Night schedule.

(a) Early Morning: As we all know in early morning our mind is very fresh. Therefore, students should start their schedule with theory parts, important formulae and concepts. The retention rate is very high in morning.

(b) Daytime: Many students go to School/Institutes in daytime, so it is very difficult to devote time in this schedule. Therefore, students can focus on the topics which they study in their classes in this schedule.

(c) Evening Schedule: In this schedule they can do numerical portions of the syllabus. Students should practice at least 30 – 50 questions of one important topic. It will help them to increase their speed and consistency. As a result they will solve more numerical problems in less time in examination.  

(d) Late Night Schedule: Best time to revise what you have studied in whole day. Definitely some thing will skip from your mind so do revise the same by looking into the resources available.


In general most of students are always in a dilemma to prepare the study schedule for the Engineering Entrance Examinations in India like JEE, UPSEE/ UPTU, WBJEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE. Above given tips are the best ways to schedule your study to crack the Engineering Entrance Examinations.

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