Time Management Tips for IIT JEE Preparation

Every aspirant who dreams to become an engineer wishes to study from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).  IITs are the top engineering institutions in India that offer courses in various fields of engineering education.

The quality of education and faculty a student get at IITs is said to be unmatchable in India. And this is the reason, every candidate aspires to pursue his/her career through IIT. Well, while every student desire to study at IIT, however, not everyone is able to make it to. To get admission to IIT, a candidate needs to clear JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam.

The JEE Main 2019 exam is scheduled from 8th January 2019 to 12th January 2019 and JEE Advanced 2019 exam is scheduled for 19th May 2019 (Sunday). To clear a competitive exam like JEE Main and JEE Advanced, a candidate need to prepare thoroughly according to the recommended syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

One of the major factors which candidates must consider when preparing for the exam is the management of time. If you are lacking the time management skill, you might not be able to realize your dream of studying in an IIT.

To help you in managing your time during IIT JEE preparation, we have provided some tips and tricks below. Following them will surely help enhance your preparation and time management skill.

Top 5 Time Management Tips for IIT JEE Preparation


1.) Stick to Your Syllabus Only
Most of the JEE Main and JEE Advanced Preparation books you will refer comes with extra topics that are not even a part of the IIT syllabus. Though you can read them for more information, however, considering the time constraint, you would want to strictly stick to the syllabus for your respective exam. So, make sure to thoroughly know the syllabus of both JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam.

2.) Refer to Good Study Material

Good study material for JEE Main and JEE Advanced can be really helpful you in making the best utilization of your time. When you study from a good study material, you will understand topics and concepts easily and quickly. This will help you save a lot of time for revision, practicing previous years’ question papers, and for taking online mock tests.

While there are a lot of books available for IIT JEE preparation, it is suggested to first cover the syllabus through NCERT books. Once you are thorough with the topics and concepts from NCERT books, you can refer to other books to get a deeper understanding of topics and concepts.

3.) Divide your Time Accordingly

You have 24 hours in a day which are more than sufficient if you manage them properly and dedicatedly. Although an ideal sleep duration for a teenager (14 to 17) is said to be 8 to 10 hours, you can limit it to 6 to 8 hours. Suppose you sleep for 7 hours daily, you will then have 17 hours. Out of these 17 hours, if we cut two hours for eating, shower, and similar activities, you will have 15 hours spare in a day.

As JEE exams are mainly based on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, you can devote 3 hours to each subject. This way you will have extra three hours which you can use to give extra time to the subject or topics that you feel you need to work on. You can also use this time to practice previous year’s question papers, take online mock tests.

4.) Set a Target to Complete Your Syllabus

After dividing time for the preparation on daily basis, you will need to set a target to complete the syllabus. You should set a target which leaves you with ample time for revision, practicing previous years’ question papers and taking online mock tests. For example, if you have your JEE Main exam in January, try to complete the preparation of syllabus by October and use November and December months for revision.

Similarly, for JEE Advanced exam, try to cover the preparation by February (considering JEE Advanced exam in May) and use March April for revision. This way you will have sufficient time to revise your syllabus multiple times and work on the weak areas of various subjects.

5.) Join Coaching Institute

Though it shouldn’t be so tough to manage your time for the preparation, however, if you are unable to do so, it is recommended to join a good coaching institute. Such institutes can help you guide your IIT preparation in the right direction.

You can get a deep understanding of topics and concepts you need clarification by asking teachers at the institute. Also, coaching institutes conduct exam on regular basis, so you can evaluate your level of preparation in comparison to fellow students. While joining an institute can be quite beneficial in managing your time for the IIT preparation, you will still need to give ample time for self-study dedicatedly.

To conclude everything, it may seem a bit difficult task to manage your time for the preparation and follow it rigorously, but the fact is, if you really want to make it to the IIT, you must be ready to sacrifice a bit of enjoyment from your life, give up family function and event, and become anti-social during the preparation time. Your complete focus should be on IIT preparation.

Your routine might make you feel stressed, frustrated, and monotonous; however, you should motivate yourself by thinking of your target to get admission to IIT. In addition, you should also take care of your health (both mentally and physically). So, give yourself a couple of minutes break during study time and do activities which can help you de-stress. Follow a healthy diet plan and do mild exercise to stay fit and active.

So, this is how you can make the most of your time for the preparation to crack JEE Main and JEE Advanced exam. In case, you are unable to crack the exam, do not feel demotivated and prepare for the next edition of the exam with complete dedication and enthusiasm.

Updated: January 4, 2019 — 11:32 am

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