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JEE Main 2020 – Some Last-Minute Preparation Tips

Dreaming of studying Engineering is quite a common dream in India. Lakh of students in India are aspiring to study engineering every year. Not only that, most of them are eager to study in any of the top-tier colleges in India such as IIT, NIT, BITS Pilani etc. but cracking JEE Main is not an easy task. You have to really work hard to achieve what you are dreaming of. The first and foremost task is to make a proper examination strategy. A perfect study plan is an ultimate way to crack the utmost competitive exam. 

JEE Main 2020 – Important Dates:

JEE Main or Joint Entrance Examination is a national level entrance examination which is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to check eligibility for admission to the courses such as BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other prestigious institutions across the country.

JEE Main 2020

JEE Main exam basically happens twice in a year, once in January and another one in April. On the basis of JEE Main results, candidates will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam. Let’s take a glance through the important dates on Vedantu JEE Main 2020 page with other important details.

JEE Main EventsJEE Main (April) Dates
Registration startsFebruary 7, 2020
Registration endsMarch 6, 2020
Last date of submission of application formMarch 7, 2020
Correction of application formMarch 8-12, 2020
Admit card downloadMarch 20, 2020
Exam datesApril 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 2020
Result announcementApril 30, 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern:

ParametersPaper 1Paper 2
SUBJECTSMathematics, Physics, ChemistryMathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing Skill/ Mathematics, General Aptitude,  and Planning
EXAM MODEComputer-basedEvery subject will be Computer-based except for the Drawing Skill subject. It will be examined in pen and paper mode.
DURATION2 Shifts; each for 3 hours3 hours
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS25 questions per subject (20+5)Maths- 20 questions (20+5)Aptitude- 50 questionsDrawing- 2 questionsPlanning- 25 questions
QUESTION TYPES20 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) + 5 Numerical Based QuestionsMathematics – 20 Multiple Choice Questions + 5 Numerical based Questions
Aptitude- 50 Multiple Choice Questions
Drawing- 2 Questions based on drawing
Planning- 25 Multiple Choice Questions
LANGUAGE OPTIONSEnglish and Hindi [There is another option for Gujarati, which can be opted by candidates from Gujarat, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Diu and Daman.]English and Hindi [There is another option for Gujarati, which can be opted by candidates from Gujarat, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Diu and Daman.]

The Last Minute Tips:

Remember the JEE Main schedule:

Firstly, remembering the JEE Main schedule is quite mandatory. This will help you to focus on your strength more than weakness. You will also be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well by keeping the JEE Main schedule in mind. You can prepare a last-minute examination strategy so that you can score well in the JEE Main exam. 

Focus on your health:

Speaking of a healthy lifestyle, you should keep eating healthy and light food prior to the exam. Avoid eating out and junk foods. Drink a lot of water. Get 7-8 hours of sleep every day. It will help you concentrate during the exam. You can also try doing meditation once in a while. It will calm your nerves down and reduce the fatigue. 

Make revision notes:

Revision is not a very easy task especially when it comes to the JEE Main syllabus. JEE Main syllabus is quite vast as it consists of Class 11th and Class 12th CBSE syllabus. You will not be able to remember everything at one go if you don’t practice enough. Instead, you can also prepare revision notes for every chapter, which will enable you in revising the entire syllabus in literally no time before the exam.

Take mock tests as much as possible:

As a JEE Main aspirant, you should lay emphasis on solving more and more mock test papers for JEE Main exam. With the help of these, you will be able to stimulate yourself in an examination environment. So that you can master the art of solving all the questions with speed and accuracy and that too in time. This helps the aspirants to sharpen their problem-solving ability and time management skills. You can refer to the sample question papers prepared by our JEE Main Vedantu experts.

Go through the paper carefully and follow a sequence:

All the students are advised to take a glance through the question paper once when they get it in hand in the exam hall. You will be able to analyse the difficulty level of the question paper. Don’t stress yourself even if the paper appears to be difficult. Try to figure out which questions you can solve easily. Start with that segment first, then slowly move forward to the difficult part. 

Manage your time:

You should always monitor your speed & accuracy while solving the sample test papers so that you can develop your own strategy accordingly. If you keep on focusing on your time management skill prior to the JEE Main exam, you will be able to solve all the questions within the restricted time frame.

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Written by Harish Kumar

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