There are two phases in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) i.e., JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Every engineering aspirant wants to take admission in Indian Institutes of Technology after clearing both the phases. During the preparation period, aspirants came across many suggestions and strategies by almost every person. Some of these suggestions are very beneficial but some of them merely are the myths. These myths appears very true but these myths actually have nothing to do with the JEE preparation. Moreover these tales just deviate candidates from the only method of preparation for JEE i.e. hard work. We have tried our best to clarify these myths so that the candidates can prepare for IIT JEE with a stress free mind.
1. Board Percentage:
During the preparation of IIT JEE exam, some students used to start considering that the good percentage in board do not imply that the candidate will also score good in JEE exam. This really is totally hypothetical as 11th & 12th are the base for the preparation of JEE Main & Advanced. If a candidate can’t be able to score good in his/her then there are very few chances that he or she could be even able to crack the JEE Main exam. Every candidate must focus on their boards along with the IIT JEE exam.
2. Study hours:
“If a candidate is not studying more than 12 hours a day, then he/she can’t be able to crack the JEE exam”, these type of statements are very common in the daily life of the students preparing for IIT JEE exam but that doesn’t mean that a candidate need not to study at all. A candidate has to study very hard to crack the exam. A routine study of 4 – 8 hours is sufficient enough to crack JEE Main or Advanced. According to most of the students the study of 4 – 8 hours is sufficient. The study must be regular, uninterrupted and every topic must be revised (at least once) before the exam.
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3. Volume of study material:
"More you study, more easily you can qualify the exam”, is a theory which is adopted by most of the student during their preparation for JEE Main & Advanced. These types of practices are totally inappropriate for the exam. Candidates need not to study the every book available but one or two standard books are sufficient for the preparation as ‘More Books will create more confusion’, and confusion is not good for JEE. Preparation of JEE Main & Advanced requires more & more practice and for the practice purpose, coaching study material and the standard books are more than enough.
4. Only offline stuff is not useful:
Being a student of 21st century, one should not study like the earlier phases of civilization means from the books only, though books are the best material to study with but almost every student has a very good tool to study from i.e. internet. Video lectures, Online test series, chapter notes, previous year question papers and Topper’s Interviews help a candidate in the preparation of JEE Main & Advanced. The stuff available online not only helps a candidate in the preparation but it also motivates a candidate, help them in preparing their study plan, in testing their preparation level, understanding the paper pattern, environment and in revising all the topics. Many students feel that online study material is very useful from preparation point of view.
5. Good scorer in JEE Main doesn’t imply good scorer in Advanced:
Sometimes it is considered that the candidate who score well in JEE Main will also score well in the JEE Advanced as well but that really is a very silly myth. The paper pattern of both the exam is totally different. Moreover in JEE Main there is only one exam but in JEE Advanced there are two papers, in JEE Main percentage in 12th board are taken into consideration whereas in JEE Advanced there is no such consideration. The two exams are totally different. So it simply means that the good scorer in JEE Main doesn’t imply a good scorer in JEE Advanced.
We all know very well about Kalpit Veerwal who scored 360 out of 360 marks in JEE Main 2017 and became topper of the examination but he scored 303 marks in JEE Advanced and acheived 109th rank in JEE Advnaced. On the other side Sarvesh Mehtani who secured 59th rank in JEE Main, scored 339 marks in JEE Advanced 2017 and top the exam.
While preparing for the exams like IIT JEE, every candidate should always try to avoid such type of myth. These myths distract a candidate from his/her studies. Besides focusing on these myths or rumors every student must focus on the studies and try to do enough hard work to realize his/her dream.