IIT JEE and NEET (UG) are some of the toughest and most competitive examinations that are conducted in the whole Asian continent. Millions of students with their dreams to become engineers, developers, and doctors appear in these examinations and fight for their dreams and careers. Only a small fraction of those millions of aspirants end up in their desired universities and campuses.
There is one thing that is common in all successful candidates and that is, strategizing their moves and making a plan, way before the examination.
So today, we’ll be going through all the strategies that successful candidates use and we’ll provide you with some tips as well which will definitely help you in your preparation for IIT JEE and NEET.
Table of Contents
What is IIT JEE?
What is NEET?
What your 2 different timetables should look like?
What Is IIT JEE?
Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) is conducted by NTA to test students who aspire to get into technological universities like IITs, IITs, and NITs. IIT JEE is conducted in two phases namely, JEE Mains & JEE Advanced.
- JEE Mains– The students who aspire to get into NITs, IIITs, BITS, and other technological universities can get into one by qualifying the cutoffs of universities that admit on basis of JEE Mains.
- JEE Advanced– The students who qualify for the cutoffs of JEE Advanced get into the most prestigious technological institutes in India (IITs).
What Is NEET?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an exam conducted by NTA for students who aspire to study medical sciences. NEET serves as the common entrance examination for medical universities in our country and admits students based on their marks scored in NEET.
Since IIT JEE and NEET are different exams, we can’t follow the same strategy for both of them, which is why we’ll focus on the common strategies that can be followed for better preparation.
1. Get to know the Exam Before Studying For The Exam
No matter how confident you are, you must never dive straight into the preparation. It’s very crucial to learn more about your exam first before you start studying for the examination. IIT JEE and NEET are one of the toughest exams in our country, which is why you have no room for mistakes if you’re preparing for either of them.
What do we mean by learning more about your exam?
- Study the Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme.
- Study the Previous Year’s Trends/Questions and look out for highly repetitive topics in IIT JEE and NEET.
- Check the exam dates and updates on the examination.
- Check the weightage of topics so you know what’s worth studying.
2. Know Your Syllabus
This goes without saying, you should always check your syllabus before starting your preparation.
NTA keeps changing and updating the syllabus for IIT JEE and NEET which is why, it’s your job to keep an eye on it or you might end up wasting your time on topics that might have been deleted from the syllabus. So, make sure you’re checking your syllabus from time to time.
3. Prepare A Structured Plan
Let’s be honest, we all have tried making a timetable and have failed miserably after following it somehow for some days. And this time it’ll be even more difficult because it’s going to be a 45-day plan and you need to follow it strictly.
Let’s start with some things that you need to keep in your head:
- Following the same routine everyday can be boring which is why you need to play around with your schedule and allot timings accordingly.
- Divide the chapters/topics into parts for better and more effective preparation. i.e- You shouldn’t be focused on covering a topic in one go. Instead, divide it into sections and prepare the sections in each seating.
- Make 2 timetables: You should make 2 timetables, a daily timetable that you’ll follow every day and a weekly timetable with set goals to help you keep track of your progress i.e- If you decide to revise 10 topics/chapters over a week and are not able to do so, you can just distribute the remaining topics/chapters in the upcoming weeks so that you don’t fall behind your schedule.
- Add at least 2 mock tests/practice papers a week to test your progress and revise better.
What your 2 different timetables should look like:
(Since we’re focusing on 2 exams IIT JEE and NEET, we’ll use NEET as an example to demonstrate the two types of Timetables.)
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Mock Test||Chemistry||Mock Test||Break||Physics||Mock Test||Break|
|Chemistry||Mock Test||Biology||Mock test||Biology||Physics||Chemistry|
|Biology||Break||Mock Test||Break||Physics||Break||Mock Test|
This is how your daily timetable should look like. It should cover not just Biology but Physics and Chemistry throughout the day.
The key points of this timetable would be:
- Covering the most important topics/chapters at the very beginning of revision.
- Breaking down the chapters into parts and revising them in more than one session for effective revision.
- Giving regular mock tests to retain what has been learned.
- Add any chapters/topics to the next week’s schedule if you can’t cover them in a particular week.
The same timetable can be used for the upcoming weeks and you just need to revise the remaining topics priority/weightage-wise.
Moving onto the weekly timetable:
(Note– Biology for NEET examination has been used as an example in the following timetable)
|Week 1||Complete Human Physiology||Cover Human Reproduction||Cover Genetics and Evolution||Cover Ecology and Environment||2 Mock Test +
Cover Origin and Evolution
|Cover Cell Structure||Cover Plant Physiology|
|Week 2||Cover Animal Kingdom||2 Mock Tests +
Cover Plant Diversity
|Cover Human Health and Diseases||Cover Plant Reproduction||Cover Morphology Of Flowering Plants||Cover Plant Anatomy||Cover Animal Husbandry|
|Week 3||Cover Biology and Human Welfare||3 Mock Tests +
|Revise Genetics and Evolution||Cover Structural Organisation in Animals||Revise Human Physiology||Revise Animal Kingdom||Revise Cell Structure|
|Week 4||Revise Origin and Evolution||Revise Human Reproduction||Revise Plant Physiology||3 Mock tests +
Revise Plant Diversity
|Revise Biomolecules and Plant Anatomy||Revise Human Health and Diseases||Revise Plant Reproduct|
The goal of this weekly timetable is to help you keep a track of your progress and the remaining syllabus that you need to cover.
The key benefits of this weekly timetable would be:
- You already know what you’ll be doing for the next few weeks which helps you manage your time better by eradicating confusion.
- You have a set goal that you have to cover in a limited time which helps build persistence.
- You can practically revise your syllabus twice with help of a well-structured weekly timetable.
1. Start off with important topics
Start your revision with the most important topics and questions that have been repeated for the past 10 years in IIT JEE and NEET exams.
Mark such topics and revise them regularly because there is always a chance that some questions might repeat again.
2. Write More, Read Less
This is a common mistake that many aspirants make which is, they tend to read through the topics and chapters and consider it as revision which is wrong! When we read and revise something, it isn’t retained for long and we eventually forget what we learned which is why it’s very important to write what you read for revision. This way, you retain for longer and it will definitely help you in IIT JEE and NEET.
Another pro tip would be to get a table and chair and sit straight while studying, which helps build focus.
3. The 40-Minute Rule
The 40-minute rule is a simple but effective practice to keep learning and revising without getting bored/tired of it. All you need to do is whenever you’re revising, take a small break (10-15 minutes) after a period of 40 minutes.
It’s been proven in multiple pieces of research that our brain’s maximum focus period is around 30-45 minutes which is why you need to rest up after 40 minutes to reboot your brain so that it can focus again.
4. Revisit already revised chapters/topics
As already discussed in the timetable, revisiting and re-revising the topics that you’ve already revised can help you retain and refresh the topics and hence, they’re retained even longer. IIT JEE and NEET examinations have a vast syllabus which is why you need to focus more on retaining what you learn.
5. Reward yourselves whenever you meet your goals
Dedication and persistence are crucial when it comes to sticking to a schedule which is not easy for many of us, which is why you should reward yourself with chocolate, a stroll around the park, burgers, and extra gaming time whenever you meet your revision goals.
This way you’ll have that internal motivation to keep on going because you know there’s a reward at the end.
6. Spend more time on educational platforms than Social-Media
We all have social media accounts these days and we all open these apps with the thought that we’ll use them for just 5 minutes. Those 5 minutes turn into 2 hours and that’s how we waste that precious time that should be used for revision. You should be giving that time to educational platforms like VedPrep which will help you with your revision and syllabus.
7. Invest in a good crash course
You should know that you don’t have to be alone in this journey of yours. VedPrep is always here to join you in your journey and make it easier for you. We have multiple courses available for competitive exams like IIT JEE and NEET at very affordable prices.
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8. Mock tests are the key
The final tip for your preparation is to solve mock tests and previous year question papers in order to get an idea of the type of questions that can be asked and it also prepares you mentally for the actual IIT JEE and NEET exams. The more mock tests you give, the better your revision and preparation will be.
There you go! That’s the ultimate 45-day strategy for your upcoming IIT JEE and NEET examinations. Make sure you’re persistent and dedicated towards your goal and schedule and give equal importance to every subject and cover all the important topics on time with multiple revisions. We hope you all get into your dream universities and make this world a better and healthier place.
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All the best!