How should State Board Students Prepare for JEE

How should State Board Students Prepare for JEE

Although the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (JEE) follows the syllabus laid down by N.C.E.R.T. , it is very important to know that even state board students can crack JEE if given the right guidance and motivation.

In this blog post, we cover up many important points / challenges that students can and should overcome.


Don’t get Demotivated by what People usually Say

If you are a state board student and giving the JEE, chance are high that people around you like teachers, parents, friend and even the media will talk about how the JEE exam is tough and highly competitive and out of bounds of State board students.

Well, all of it is just anxiety being blown out of proportion. These people need to realize the importance of positive mindset for students. Alas ! They don’t need to give the JEE.

Top Negative Points being told to you :

  1. Expensive Coaching is needed for JEE compulsorily. (Thousands of students enroll in such institutes, but only a handful get selected. Not all crack JEE, so it is definitely not compulsory.)
  2. JEE is based on C.B.S.E. Syllabus, which would be difficult for State Students. (JEE is not based on CBSE. It is based on NCERT. Many state boards have adapted to NCERT as it is the national curriculum with no bias towards any board.)

Be away from these negative points and keep a positive mindset at all times.

If you have a positive mindset, keep reading …

Know what needs to be Done

JEE is more competitive than state board CETs. But state board students can definitely crack this examination, provided they know what needs to be done.

Cracking 300 + is not easy – it requires practice, time and many more factors. But still , it is important to remember that anybody can crack JEE if given enough time and practice.

Here, we look at the various factors that will help you to crack JEE with flying colours.

Read More: How to Crack JEE Main

The Perfect Combination of Books

The combination of books is very important for you to succeed in this exam. You need a textbook and a MCQ book for each subject.

The Best Combination of Books is N.C.E.R.T.(or textbook) + 1 Advanced Book.

You may also refer your state textbooks instead of N.C.E.R.T since they have adapted the N.C.E.R.T. curriculum. Your textbook is going to be your source of basics and your basics should be strong. So, you are going to use the textbook for strengthening your basics. For topics not included in your state textbook, use the internet.

The 1 Advanced Book in the above equation is a book that contains advanced-level problems for each subject. If in case you are confused about selecting a good book to complete the equation, we would recommend you to go through this blog, where we have selected a single book for each subject to clear the confusion.

Read more: Most Recommended Books for JEE

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  • Yash Posted January 8, 2021 3:25 pm

    I’m a Maharashtra state board student . Currently I’m im class 10 . The coaching institute which I have joined have started the basics batch for 1 or 2 mts. In that batch also many things are frm cbse board . Im finding very difficult to cope with it . Will be able to survive the nxt 2 yrs . Plz help I’m in a very critical situation as my preliminary exam are also starting

    • Payal Posted March 14, 2021 10:39 pm

      Yes, why not
      Productivity, consistency,hardwork,speed,and burning desire can land you to IIT
      Best of luck
      I am also in 10th grade , Maharashtra….

  • Sathwika Posted July 18, 2020 2:06 pm

    I studied ICSE from class 4 to class 10. May I join state board for class 11 and 12. Can I able to crack jee with state board syllabus. Please reply me soon as soon as possible

  • srishti Posted May 8, 2020 9:11 am

    Thanks for sharing the information

  • Fiz Shaikh Posted May 31, 2018 8:58 am

    Thank you soo much sir…..It will gonna help me alot throughout the year…. All that u r doing is a great job…. Soo keep it up and stay blessed….. 💖👍🏻👍🏻

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