Time moves really fast when you don’t want it to. Especially when you have a load of syllabus to cover, revision to be done, and papers to solve for JEE 2018, time just whooshes past. If you think its only happening to you then you are wrong. It has happened to your seniors, it is happening with your peers right now, and the legacy will continue. But worry not. You have 24 hours, and so did the JEE toppers. So if they could top the exam, so can you.
Utilizing the 24 hours to prepare for JEE 2018 is critical.
With little time left for the Joint Entrance Exam, students are continuously asking for the time table followed by IIT / JEE toppers.
The legendary ⭐ Kalpit Veerwal (the first student in history to score 360 out of 360) ⭐recently answered this question on quora.
And this was his answer.
His answer reads:
- Wake up at 6.
- Get ready by 6:45.
- Sit in my school bus and revise my notes / NCERT / inorganic / anything which requires reading and reach school by 7:15.
- 7:15-8 — Solve some homework / chat with friends / assembly.
- 8-1 — Classes (integrated batch).
- 1-1:45 — Solve my homework / study something.
- 1:45-2:30 — Reach home while studying in bus as in point 3.
- 2:30-3 — Have some food, and relax a bit.
- 3-5:30 — Studies (what I studied in this time varied a lot in different classes / times).
- 5:30-7 — Food + cricket + walk / some studies if I got some time.
- 7-10:30 — Studies (homework completion / self study / etc).
- 10:30-6 — Sleep.
On holidays, include some extra time for studies in 8–1 slot. I used to wake up at 7 or so on holidays.
It changed after my classes got over(December 2016). Which was similar to the holidays one, but included some casual movie watching/TV watching in the 8–1 slot :p, though to a very low degree as I got bored because I had no friends around at that time.”
Can you follow this schedule?
Pros of the above schedule
There are some very good things about this schedule which you can note.
He got a good amount of sleep. Proper sleep ensures your brain retains its grasping power and you can more easily attempt a paper.
B. Rising early
Rising early and studying in morning, afternoon adapts your brain to being alert in that time period. All exams happen in morning and afternoon only. So if you are a late sleeper and late waker, then you can keep this in mind and try to start waking up early.
C. No time waste
He is not wasting a single minute. Even travel time is being utilized to study.
D. Extra curricular activities
At the same time, he is not falling into the only study trap. He is also indulging in sports and recreation. There are many benefits of that such as you stay happy, active, and fit.
E. Most important – lot of time for self studies.
Irrespective of howmuchever coaching you attend, how many hours you go for classes or tuitions, you need a lot of time for self-studies. Only that can help you ace JEE.
As you can see, the schedule is pretty good!
Cons of the above schedule
There is only one thing that may be disappointing for you – that is the time to wake up.
Many students prefer to study late at night and therefore wake up late also. Now that is totally understandable. You may find night time more peaceful, have less distractions. Of course it is not compulsory to wake up early.
But you should try to start waking up early as the JEE exam days come nearer.
This is because your JEE exam timing will be in morning and afternoon hours. Say if your usual waking up time is 11 AM, but on day of exam you are writing the exam at 9 AM, then you will feel sleepy at that time and will not be able to attempt the questions well.
But remember, having a good timetable to prepare for JEE 2018/2019 is only half the battle won.
Apart from that, you have to
- Complete syllabus on time.
- Revise all class 11 and 12 topics that are in JEE syllabus very well.
- Attempt at least mock tests.
- Solve at least last five year JEE question papers.
- And, be confident.
An important tip: Do not have any “target score”.
And if you do, then make it 360.
Because sub-consciously, your target defines your maximum capabilities. If you set your target for 220, because you have been told that that score will get you an NIT, then there are very less chances of you getting anything above 220. Sometimes students under-estimate their capabilities. Don’t do that.
You will also definitely be able to score 100% in JEE 2018. So tie up your laces, and get going!
Best of luck!