Early preparation is the key to success in competitive exams 2019 ( JEE Main , NEET )
Every year, thousands of students passing out class 12 examinations in India appear for the top competitive examinations such as IIT and NEET to achieve their dream of securing a seat in the top colleges of the country. However, with the number of aspirants increasing every year, only a few students are able to achieve their goal. With the competition getting tougher, students have become more conscious to start their preparations early.
Early preparation often benefits students in competitive exams as it not only provides them an ideal time to analyse their abilities but also gives them a better grasp of the concepts. Many students nowadays, are joining coaching centres and are taking various special courses from as early as class 9 which helps them in striking a balance between the competitive exams and school curriculum. Moreover, the concepts and topics introduced in class 9th curriculum form the basics of the stuff which needs to be prepared for the entrance exams conducted after class 12th. Therefore, it is advisable that the initial preparations for the engineering/medical entrance exams should be started from high school.
Benefits of early preparation
Starting early ensures better planning: Students in class 9th have less pressure and more time to get acquainted with the pattern of the examinations. Starting early also assists the students in analysing their strengths and weaknesses and accordingly they can balance their time for studying the weaker and stronger subjects. While preparing at the last minute, students often rush to complete the syllabus and are not able to overcome their weakness due to which they lose marks in the exams.
It also ensures that the students are prepared well in advance for the class 11th examination. Class 11th syllabus often undergoes drastic changes and thus its importance is high as students might face difficulties understanding it at the beginning.
Gives more time to solve mock test paper and get the basics right: Mock tests give an insight to the students on the actual exams. Preparing early ensures that students are able to tackle the pressure situations. Solving mock tests helps the students in building strategies, helps them in better time management, gives more time for performance review and doubt clarification. It also ensures that students acclimatise themselves to the pressured environment.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy: Competitive exams usually assess all the knowledge that students have gained in their entire schooling up to 12th standard. This often become too stressful for the students who burn the midnight oil to score well in these exams. However, with more time in hand students do not require to cram their timetable with plenty of subjects and instead can prepare a balanced schedule with enough breaks to refresh their mind. A healthy body and refreshed mind are the key elements towards achieving a good academic score in the competitive exams and hence play a vital role while preparing for competitive exams. It also acts as a confidence booster and ensures that the students remain motivated during the course of their preparation.
Early preparation lays a strong foundation and helps them in building an approach towards scoring well in the competitive exams. Higher grades and ranking in these exams throw open new doors for the students enabling them to crack the top engineering and medical institutions in the country. Competitive exams require a lot of hard work and dedication and thus students should refrain themselves from forcing to start the preparation and instead should have a proper discussion with their parents to analyse their mental ability to handle the pressure.