IIT-JEE exams on April 10

IIT-JEE exams on April 10

Examination is doable, say stress experts

The test consists of two papers of three hours each. Both papers will comprise separate sections on chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

With the examination fast approaching, experts stress that the high-profile examination is “perfectly doable” and students should not read “too much” into it. They give emphasis to preparation in the remaining 20 days. “This could prove decisive,” says the head of a coaching centre. 

Further, educationists suggest that candidates need to focus on easy and moderate questions rather than worrying about tough ones. The importance of consolidating what one has already learnt can be hardly overstated, they point out.

Don’t overreact

H S Nagaraja, Founder Director of Base, a coaching centre in the City, says students should be careful about “overreacting” as the date of examination approaches.

“Overreaction may instill fear in them. This, in turn, may cause sickness, poor memory, and even drive students to blankness,” he said.

So, what is the way out? Candidates should assess their strengths and try to build on them. Also, worrying too much about what one hasn’t learnt will be of little help.

Revision crucial

Revision, Nagaraja says, is the key. Students should organise their revision sheets in all the three subjects and recall all the important concepts, mathematical concepts, and problem-solving techniques, he added.

A fact file

* The examination is held for admission to undergraduate courses of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bhubaneshwar, Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Patna, Rajasthan, Roorkee (Uttarakhand), and Ropar (Punjab), and Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

*  Students who have passed 10+2, II PUC or any equivalent examination can write IIT-JEE. The II PUC examination will end on March 30, the ISC Board examination on March 31, and the CBSE Class 12 examination on April 13.

*  Centres for IIT-JEE in Bangalore are: National College, Basavanagudi, BMS College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, MES College, MES Kishore Kendra, both Malleswaram, and Army Public School, Kamaraj Road.

*  Results will be declared on May 25.