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Things to do a week before JEE

Your performance in JEE is determined by three factors: your skills, your knowledge, and your attitude.

By skills I mean your ability to think fast and solve difficult problems. This is not going to change much in the last few days. So there’s no point working on it either.

In principle it’s possible to change your knowledge more than your skills in a few days. But as we know, JEE does not test you on your knowledge as much as it tests your understanding. So just cramming in a few more chapters is also not going to be of much use.

The most volatile factor during the last few days is your attitude. This can swing wildly based on various factors including the amount of sleep you had and the kinds of people you talk to. So we suggest that during the last week you forget completely about your skills and your knowledge and focus on ensuring that you have the right attitude during the exam.

So what is the right attitude to have during the exam? You need to make sure that you are able to perform at your peak for six hours in one day. During those six hours you should be pumped up about showing to the world what you are made of. You should go in believing that you will completely destroy the question paper. And you should be able to focus on the questions in front of you.

How does one get into such a mental state? The best way is to practice by recreating the same situation at home 2-3 times in the week preceding JEE. So there you have it. The best way to spend the week before JEE is to do about 2-3 mock tests that try to create almost exactly the same situation as you will face during the real exam. Nothing more, nothing less.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015


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