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The dates for most competitive exams are out and students are pushing themselves to excel in these. The JEE (main), JEE (advanced), COMEDK, Karnataka CET, CLAT, AIPMT etc are happening around the same time and many students are preparing for at least two to three of them.

The JEE (main) online exam is the first one of these and will be held on April 6.
G Sridhar, a physics teacher and the managing director of Ace Creative Learning, says that students who are appearing for JEE (main), JEE (advanced) and other competitive examinations, need to solve at least 25 practice or mock test papers to gauge their speed and aptitude.

“For now, the students should focus on their 12th standard examinations. The competitive exams will commence soon after the board exams and there is hardly any time to study in between. In fact, the students who are serious about these exams should have started studying long back and by now, they should ideally start the process of revision. I advise students appearing for the JEE (main) online tests to experience answering questions online and understand the look and feel of the online portal. There is a JEE knockout mock test for which they can register. It will make them familiar with the entire set-up,” he suggests.

Most students have started revising for the upcoming entrance exams and say that they are working round-the- clock to get a good rank.

“I have finished the portions and started revising the subjects. I started preparing for these exams last year itself and feel it is better to start early than struggle at the last moment. Preparing for these exams is a lot of hard work  and it is difficult to cope up with the pressure as we appear for two or three competitive exams simultaneously,” says Raunaq Bhirangi, a second PUC student.

For many like Manasa, who will write the JEE as well as the Karnataka CET, the focus varies.

 “I am focusing on the CET medical examination and JEE. I am concentrating on biology and trying to study for seven hours a day. I have finished my portions and now, I am revising the subjects,” she says.

Sridhar says that students should stay calm and get their ideas and concepts on their fingertips.

“The questions are mainly multiple choice ones and students should know the shortcuts to get the correct answers instantly. There are some standard methods which should be applied,” he adds.

Parikshit, who is appearing for Karnataka CET, JEE (main), BITSAT as well as COMEDK, says he tries to study at least nine hours a day and solve worksheets and mock papers to increase his speed.

“We have a lot of problem solving sessions with our teachers and discuss our problem areas with them. These help a lot when we are solving the questions,” he sums up.

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