In this year’s JEE Mains, Kalpit Veerwal from Udaipur became the first person in history to achieve full marks in the highly competitive exam. Until now this was never considered possible. But this guy went against all odds and did the impossible. This news went viral and since then, any person who knows about this would definitely take a moment to wonder at the marvel exhibited by Kalpit Veerwal, and then there would be some who would envy him and his success.
However, as has always been known throughout the world and in our own history, The more you work, the more you’ll grow. From the beginning of the scientific revolution in the form of the invention of Steam Engines to the beginning and continuation of the Internet Revolution, the growth of Computers and Technology, from the use of Corded Landline Phones which could only dial numbers for calls, to the Smartphones through which one can book Flight Tickets. It has always been evident that only hard work promotes growth. The Landline Phones were considered important in the 1990s. But now in 2017, nobody gives a damn about those wired ugly looking things. The same is the case here, what Kalpit has done is a humongous achievement at present, but this is only because he is one of those very few who worked hard at the most extreme levels. His achievement can be replicated by anyone who is ready to work at that level. You can’t say that Kalpit secured full marks because he is someone unique. No, he is just another human who used his perspective and knowledge to match the requirements of the JEE mains, all that was required after this was hard work and practice, and thus he succeeded.
Watch this video to hear from Kalpit Veerwal to know how he scored 360 out of 360 in JEE Main
Another fact, his success at the JEE mains wasn’t able to get him the top position in the JEE Advanced. Reason? Just as said, it’s just a matter of perspective and application of knowledge. To gain a perspective, you need to know what you desire, what you seek and think about why you want it. Replication does not work here, you can’t try to get something only because someone else has it. “If your why is strong enough you will figure out how!” After gaining a perspective comes the part of knowledge. This is when you try to understand your objective and learn how to achieve it. What comes after this is the most important part of all: The execution. This is where most fail, and most give up after failing once. But to get over failure, all you have to know is that only you can take your responsibility, and that failure is only an opportunity to learn, and not an end point. This is learned when you truly understand your viewpoint and perspective of things. It ends only when you give up and stop believing in yourself.
If you seek to reach the pinnacle of JEE Exams, you’d need 3 things
- A Perspective to know what you want
- A Motivation to achieve your desire
- Knowledge and Practice- These two go hand in hand. The more you practice, the more you’ll learn.
All of these things are up to you, none of these can be done by anyone else other than you. However, if you want to know some tips and tricks to achieve a massive success in JEE. Here are some points which can help you.
Eliminate the chances of making mistakes through simulation
Try to eliminate your weaknesses and make an attempt to remove the chances of any small mistakes while you practice. This happens mostly on practical questions where one sometimes forget one important part of a question and ends up doing it wrong even while knowing the right way to do it. Such silly mistakes can be avoided with practice. You can set a simulation of an exam for yourself and try to complete questions within a stipulated period of time. This allows you to identify the mistakes you make and help you in rectifying them.
Manage your time well
Time is an important element which one tends to take lightly. Managing your time is seriously important. If you want to prepare for JEE, make the best attempts to have as much as time possible for studies. With that said, do try to take a break from studies in between, especially before going onto some new topic or subject. That would refresh your mind and make you prepared for your next task.
Revision is another important part to do before any kind of exam. You could properly execute your questions only when your concepts are clear, and the concepts would only be clear if you consistently revise them. Not doing revision would only create confusion and doubts.
Is maths tough?
This is what many say. Indeed it is tough, but not because of the content of the subject. But because of the practice that is needed. The latter part is something most don’t do or give up after some time. Mathematics is a subject which requires a lot of time, patience and practice. At first, it may seem difficult, but once you start doing it regularly, over time it becomes a Habit. Practice in Mathematics is basically like the cave you fear to enter but which holds the treasure you seek.
Have some Exposure
While practicing and revising would greatly benefit you. There is another thing you’d need that could take you a level beyond others. That is an experience. For the JEE exams, an experience is what would help you have an edge over the others. You can gain a decent level of experience by participating in National Olympiads which consist of some subjects and topics which could be out of your school syllabus, and so would require an additional amount of effort from you. At the same time, you’ll also get to know new things which could help you for the JEE entrance.
The importance of working Smart
Yes, it is essential to work hard, but at the same time, one should know what they are working on and understand its importance in order to perceive their situation well and do their task effectively and efficiently. The same applies to JEE Exams. Hard work alone doesn’t reward you anything. In order to complete the exam on time and also be able to attempt all the questions, you would need to prepare yourself in a way through which you can be flexible with your answers. The best way here would be to take some time to read questions, solve the easier ones first and then dedicate the time for tougher questions.
There is no perfect time to learn
There are many who spend half of their school years or semesters enjoying themselves and end up with a complete lack of basics at the final exams in school. This makes them regret what they did in the past in makes them doubt their ability to keep up with the currently required knowledge. The belief in inability is one belief you need to avoid, the only time you don’t really learn is when you willingly choose to not do it despite knowing its importance and having the time. When you know what you need to know, procrastinating should be completely avoided, the only way forward is the execution of ideas.
Books and guides which can help you progress
Firstly, your NCERT books are the primary source you should look for gaining knowledge. Only when you can understand these books should you look for other sources which have complex questions and deep analysis.
For practice, you can refer to HC Verma Books or the series of Arihant Skills in Mathematics books.