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Prepare JEE Main Exam 2020 & Board Exam Simultaneously

JEE Main Exam and Class XII Exam is one of the main phases of students’ life. The stage calls for the end of school life and also about your future profession. Students tend to ignore board exams and concentrate on the competitive exams to seek admission into the engineering branch of their choice in a reputed organization. JEE Main Exam scores are important for the students to get admission into a reputed institute. Students should answer only those questions about which they are confident and avoid any negative marking which in turn can give a bad score. The Joint Entrance Examination – JEE Main Exam and Class 12th Board Examination is held by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Both the examinations are conducted with a gap of approx. 30 days making it difficult to prepare. Overall 50% weightage is given to class XI and XII board syllabus in JEE Main Exam. Here are the tips for preparing for board and JEE Main Exam simultaneously


The students should make a defined timetable for preparing board exams and JEE MainExam. The plan should be such that it covers all the topics related to board exams and JEE Main Exam 2020. Highlight each chapter for the sections to be studied. Preparation of timetable is the easiest task adhering to the time table and utilizing time properly is quite important. Monitor your progress as per timetable on a weekly and monthly basis and make sure that you achieve your study targets.

Not only studies but also frequent revisions are important to be in constant touch with the topic. The exam pattern of board exams and JEE Main Exam is different so long and short questions have to be equally concentrated. The JEE Main syllabus includes Class 11 and 12 syllabus, but the exam pattern is different so you will have to practice for both exams.

Make deadlines for each chapter and set dates. Achieving your targets will help you in boosting your confidence level. Be practical and realistic while designing your study plan. If you do not achieve your targets it will be demotivating and depressive and students will lose interest in studying further.

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Shortlist Books:

Referring to too many books for one single chapter makes the revision very difficult, you have to sit with too many books which creates confusion for which book to refer. Try to concentrate on one reference book for all the chapters. Try to be strong on your basics which help in understanding the concept to write essay answers for the board as well as multiple choice questions for JEE Main Exam.

Students should be thorough with the NCERT textbooks which will help you score well in boards and JEE Main Exam. Try to minimize reference books to a maximum of 2-3 books.

Previous Question Papers:

Try to solve as many question papers as possible to understand the exam pattern. Solve the question paper in the defined time-frame. Working on JEE Main Exam previous years questions papers makes you perfect.  Learn shortcuts to solve questions, this will save time in answering questions in JEE Main Exam.

There are many sample and mock test papers available in the market, try to solve as many as possible. It will help you to assess your performance in both board and JEE Main Exam. Be clear with the concepts of theory which will enable you to apply the same in solving numerical problems. JEE Main Exam problems are usually about in depth understanding of the concepts.

Practice with JEE Main Exam Sample Papers.

Health and Nutrition:

This is the most important factor which is ignored by many students. Preparation of board exams and JEE Main Exam puts a lot of stress the students not only to get a good score but also because of social stigma.

Preparing for board exams and JEE Main Exam can be stressful for students. But they must ensure that their health doesn’t get affected because of it. They should avoid studying continuously for long hours. They should take breaks, eat healthy, relax, and get sufficient sleep too.

Students should eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Include health drinks to meet your daily energy requirements.

Board Exams are Equally Important:

If you are thorough with the syllabus of board exams it will help you in getting a good score on boards as well as JEE Main. Many institutes do give weight to board exam results along with the JEE Main Scores.

Analysis of JEE Main Exam Pattern:

Understand the type of questions, length of answers, marking scheme, etc., this will help you to analyze the time required to be spent on each question. Do not spend long time in trying to solve one question which will decrease your chances of scoring due to lack of time to solve known questions.

JEE Main Exam Vs 12th Board Examination

  • JEE Main Exam is an objective type question paper having MCQs whereas board exam is a descriptive exam.
  • JEE Main syllabus includes class XI and class XII syllabus whereas Class XII board exam has only class XII syllabus.
  • JEE Main Exam is a difficult exam which requires lots of skills and knowledge to clear the exam. Average and below average students won’t be able to clear JEE Main. Board exams are comparatively easier and an average student can also pass the exam.
  • JEE Main Exam Questions do carry negative marking which makes getting a good score a difficult task whereas there is no negative marking for board exam.

Some Quick Tips To Get Through JEE Main Exam

  • Hard work and dedication will always be by your side and pays you with success.
  • ‘Practice makes the man perfect’- Practice as many Previous Years’ Question Papers  and Sample Papers as possible, this will help in solving exam paper in time and you will improve your problem-solving ability.
  • Make sure you study for 2-3 hours at a stretch with concentration.
  • Make sure you take small breaks to refresh the mind and take a fresh start again.
  • Have a positive attitude to achieve a good score.
  • Spend quality time in studying rather than quantity. It does not matter how many hours you spend studying, the number of chapters revised or studied is important.
  • Highlight important points and make personal notes. Mark the questions which you find it difficult to answer, this will help in revising. Be sure to understand and tackle the difficult questions with an expert.
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