So, with the CBSE board exam and JEE Main 2020 April exam is nearby, how is the preparation going? We know the students are doing their best. However, we have some tips up our sleeves for the candidates who are targeting JEE main 2020 April exam as well after their boards. Mathematics as a subject is loved by many engineering aspirants and also forms an integral part of this choice of study. Let us check how to ace this subject for the upcoming CBSE class 12 board exams and JEE Main as well together.
Combined Preparation Plan For Class 12 CBSE Maths and JEE Main 2020
The CBSE class 12 board exam for maths is on March 17, 2020. Pn the other hand JEE Main 2020 April exam will be held on 07, 08, 09, 11 Apr 2020. Thus with the overlap of the preparation period, here is how to make use of the time remaining wisely:
Tip #1: NCERT Must Be Completed
If you ask any topper of JEE Main, they swear by the fact that completing NCERT is the first step. Therefore the candidates who are in the last loop of preparation for Maths in CBSE and JEE Main 2020 must complete their NCERT problems first. If any chapter is till left behind, make sure to complete it.
- NCERT Maths is enough for class 12 boards
- NCERT + Previous year JEE Main papers / mock tests are good enough for JEE Main 2020 April.
The candidates who thoroughly solve class 12 NCERT book for Maths can easily get 75% marks in the exam. Also solving the past 5 years CBSE Maths paper shall boost the marks to up to 90% and more. This shall also suffice the JEE Main preparation for Maths up to a great level.
Tip #2: Focus on Boards and JEE Main Preparation Shall Fall into Place
Recommended: Check CBSE class 12 sample paper 2020
It is right now the demand of the moment that the aspirants are more focussed on boards than on JEE Main 2020. Thus in this last few days before the maths boards exam, concentrate on solving papers of CBSE and completing NCERT. Do not level up and start solving new questions and concepts for JEE Main now.
After the boards are over candidates will get 1 week or so to prepare for JEE Main 2020 April. In that period one can revise the concepts and solve JEE Main previous year papers / mock tests. Since you would have prepared for boards by then, 90% of the preparation is wrapped. Rest 10% will depend on the candidates will power, confidence and extra efforts.
Tip #3: Time Management is the Key for Both Class 12 Maths and Boards
Just to give the students a heads up, the candidates who have appeared for JEE Main 2020 January exam, had said that the maths paper was lengthy and calculative. Therefore we suggest the students be cautious about managing their time in the exam – both boards and JEE Main.
In class 12 boards exam for maths, students have to solve 36 questions in 3 hours and the total marks in the paper is 80.
In JEE Main 2020 April exam, candidates have to solve 25 questions of 100 marks in the maths section. But the duration will not be 3 hours. There will be physics and chemistry too that the candidates have to solve in 3 hours with the maths section.
Tip #4: Speed and Accuracy
Now that both the exams demand speed and accuracy, students can practice the same. Even though the time limit for boards and JEE Main differ, a common strategy can be used to attempt the questions in maths in both boards and JEE Main 2020, thus try this:
- First count the number of question that the paper has
- Second, note the time of the exam. Tip, if the total time is 3 hours try to complete the paper in 2 hours 30 mins while practicing so that on the actual exam day the paper is solved on time.
- Third, now with the total time in hand and the number of questions to be completed calculated the time to be spent on each question.
- Stick to the time per question so as to complete the paper on time.
This is how one can maintain speed and manage time in boards as well as in JEE Main 2020. As per our calculations:
A speed of 5 min per question must be maintained in the class 12 board exams, and not more to complete the paper
The speed of 2.4 min per question must be maintained in JEE Main 2020
Tip #5: Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests for Boards and JEE Main 2020
Now: In the last loop of preparation, the CBSE students must solve the past 5 years CBSE 12 boards maths papers. This will help them to practice their speed and accuracy. Also, students get a taste of board exam level questions.
After boards: Do not solve the JEE Main previous year papers now. Start once the boards are over. Right when the board exams conclude take out the past 5 years JEE Main paper and solve them. Also for JEE Main solve one mock test daily to get hold of the CBT mode of exam.
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