Passing or Failing Your JEE Main. Now What?

Thorough preparation for JEE Main is one the best things you can do for your future and bright career. If you want to pass your JEE Main successfully, you have to know about all requirements and remember some useful tips that may help you with your preparation and with the examination itself.
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JEE Main requirements

Requirements change every year, but not much. For example, one can even find supposed requirements for 2017 on-line: they are based on this year’s ones.

This year’s requirements were the following:

  • there was an upper age limit: only candidates up to 25 years old were eligible (their birth date had to fall on October 01, 1991). However, there also was an extended limit for those candidates who had disabilities or belonged to a Scheduled Tribe or Caste: their birth date had to fall on October 01, 1986;
  • all candidates had to appear in class 12 in 2014, 2015, or 2016;
  • all candidates had to study at least 5 main subjects in class 10+2;
  • if a candidate failed class 12 exams in 2013 but passed them in 2014, they weren’t eligible.

JEE Main preparation tips

Meeting the requirements is one thing, but preparation is the other. Not all people are lucky to have enough time for thorough preparation. That’s why it’s important to learn a few tips that will help you quicken the whole process.

  1. Try solving a certain amount of numerical problems every day (from 40 to 80). Moreover, try solving numerical problems related to different fields: mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
  2. Practice your speed: set time limits and try solving problems within these limits.
  3. Set your priorities: some topics are more important than the others. Try to choose the ones that seem the most complex and work on them first.
  4. Take time to analyze your mistakes: after all, they’ll slow you down during the examination unless you work them through.
  5. Be consistent: stick to your new routine and try to always achieve daily goals.
  6. Use test papers from previous years to understand the principles of examination.
  7. Practice logical thinking as much as possible.

What to do if you fail?

Sometimes preparation is good but obviously not good enough for you to pass. If you failed your JEE Main, don’t get upset quickly. Here’s what you can do in this situation:

  1. Join a private college to study engineering there. Entrance exams for these colleges are much easier than JEE Main, so you will most likely pass them.
  2. Join one of other colleges that accept students basing on their 12th marks.
  3. Drop a year and start preparing for the next year’s JEE Main: you’ll have more time to do so. However, you should do this only when you’re sure that you’ll be able to pass next year.
  4. Choose another course if you aren’t interested in engineering anymore.

What to do if you pass?

While some students only need to pass JEE Main to apply to chosen university, for some passing it is only the first stage of the admission process. If you are qualified for JEE Advanced, you need to start your preparation for it right away.
JEE Advanced is obviously much more complicated than JEE Main. That’s why you have to work even harder than before and focus on the following tips:

  • work on each subject and take more time to work on your weakest areas on knowledge;
  • practice test papers left from previous years;
  • do everything you can to prepare better: you can devote your time to self-studies or join some coaching class, or even combine them;
  • take care of your health and try to have enough rest: otherwise, you’ll feel tired and stressed, and that may affect your results. Moreover, health food and exercises can boost your brain activity;
  • avoid wasting your time on things like social media, games, etc. You’ll be able to return to them once you’ve passed your examination;
  • plan your day: this is the best way to ensure that you’ll have enough time for preparation.
    We hope that this advice will help you to achieve your goal and finally pass JEE Main!

Passing JEE Main is a tough challenge: you have to meet all requirements and study a lot. However, everything is possible if you prepare right!


Kanti Kumari

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3 Responses

  1. Vikas Bawaji says:

    thanks for this info.

  2. Rohit says:

    Thanks to sharing JEE educational information.

  3. Entrance1 says:

    Good and nice blogs.

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