Revision is one of the key aspects of JEE preparation. However, there are many ineffective methods of revision that students usually use and there are many myths about JEE preparation.
In this blog post, we introduce you to a Smart and correct way of revising the complete JEE syllabus.
Why is a Smart Technique needed?
The reasons are very simple:
- The JEE syllabus is vast
- There are many mistakes students do while Revising or Preparing for JEE
- There are many myths about Revision in the student’s mind
- If not managed well, JEE preparation can quickly go out of hand
So, let us now have a look at each of the rules that you need to follow in order to Revise the complete JEE Syllabus in time.
#1: You only Study Once
This rule implies that you don’t have the time to study all chapters again and again as the syllabus for JEE is vast. You will only get the time to study or learn a chapter once, that is when it is being taught in your college or classes. If you give your hundred percent while studying a chapter for the first time, you will drastically reduce the number of revisions needed before final exams. Make sure that you clear all your doubts straight away when studying the chapter for the first time itself.
When studying any chapter for the first time, study with complete concentration. Studying with complete concentration will ensure that you remember the concepts for much longer. Remember, you won’t get a lot of chances and time for revision. Thus, it is important to make the most out of the very first time you study any chapter.
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If there are some chapters that you have already studied for once, go back and study it again with the above approach. Make sure that your first attempt at studying a chapter is a successful one.
#2 Never Ever Enter the Loop of Revision
The loop of revision is a trap that almost all JEE aspirants fall into. Many students think that they need to revise every chapter again and again in order to remember all the concepts and formulae. However, you need to remember that there will never be enough time and you will never be satisfied with your revision, no matter how many times you do it.
So, never enter this trap. Instead, follow Rule #3
#3 The Smart Revision Technique
The Steps are very straight forward and easy to understand:
- Give your hundred percent while studying the chapter first time.
- Go on to solve MCQs. Try to pick up medium and difficult level MCQs that will test you to your limits.
- After solving each MCQ, check the answer and go through the solutions. If you get an answer wrong, find out why you couldn’t solve the question, find out what topic that question was asked from, find out what you didn’t know, find out what concepts the question was based on.
- Once you have the answers to the above questions in step 3, Now go back to your textbook or reference book and study that particular concept only.
In this way, we selectively revise various concepts while giving more time to practicing MCQs rather than the time spent in revising the whole chapter.
Should I start solving MCQs if I am not thorough with the Chapter?
That is also the reason why we advised you to study the chapter thoroughly in the first attempt itself. Once that is done, you are good to go about solving MCQs.
Many students think that if they have revised and learned the chapter thoroughly, they will get all the MCQs correct. This is a myth. In order to start getting your MCQs correct, you will have to go through a lot of failed attempts of solving difficult MCQs. That is why, as soon as you have studied the chapter once, you should move on to attempt MCQs.