How to make the best use of 10 days between Board and JEE Mains

The biggest concern of students after the board is over is how to make the best use of the remaining 7-10 days to JEE mains. This year too, there is about a week’s time that students will get after their board exam. So how can you make the best use of your 7 days. Here are some guidelines.

Revise your strong points: This sounds contrary but revising your strong points will only make you more confident about scoring better in JEE mains. Remember that your strong points are the ones that will make all the difference. Make a list of formulas, exceptions, tricky problems etc. and go through it once more. It shouldn’t take you more than 2-3 days.

Revise 11th materials: Since you have just taken board exam, your 12th portion is taken care of. The knowledge is still fresh in your mind. Hence 12th is not concern. Go through 11th chapters and revise quickly. Here I am assuming that you haven’t forgotten everything that you studied in class 11th. If you have taken notes in your class or coaching, go through the notes. If your coach is still accessible, approach him or her for quick help on topics which you may need little help.

Avoid any new topic: This is not the time to learn new things but to consolidate what you already know. Learning new things will only take your valuable time which should be used for revision. For example, if you have ignored complex number till now, it will not help to waste time on learning it now. Time is too less for such a complex topic.

Take plenty of sleep and keep dehydrated: It is summer and water is crucial. Keep dehydrated. Sleep for 8-10 hours for a day or so just after the board to rejuvenate and take on JEE Mains.

Make a note of formulas and read them before going to bed: This is the best way to remember formulas and notes. Whatever you take at the end of the day, remains as fresh when you wake up in the morning. Do not think unnecessary thoughts before sleeping. It will only delay your sleep and eat into your valuable time.


~ Pankaj Priyadarshi


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