With new changes in the exam that are 2 attempts a year, online mode of the exam and a whole new conducting body, the preparation for the candidates have modified a bit too. Not in terms of syllabus or exam pattern, but in terms of attempts and preparing keeping in mind the computer-based exam mode.

NTA has conducted the first JEE Main 2019 attempt on from January 08-12, 2019. The result that had the percentile score of the candidates were also declared for both paper 1 and paper 2. Since this time the exam is being held in multiple days and shifts, the candidates have been given percentile scores or the NTA scores and not the raw scores.

Now to be able to achieve a good percentile score in the exam by utilising this last 1 month, what steps and strategy you must follow? Read all about it below:

#1 Know the difficulty level of the subjects in JEE Main 2019 and prepare accordingly: In JEE Main 2019 for the last few years, it has been seen that Physics is always the most difficult section. Maths and Chemistry always have mixed reactions from both experts and students. In the January exam too, the same case was seen. Therefore, in the last leg of your preparation, you need to make sure that you have a strong revision strategy for physics.

#2 Make a week wise revision schedule: It is better that you set week wise goals for each subject. You can aim to complete at least 5 topics in each subject in a week.Figure out what topics you need to give maximum efforts to and what topics carry most weightage and divide the time for them accordingly.

#3 Practice time management: The edge to your performance in the exam comes from this. the candidates who are good at managing time on the exam day, are the ones who make it to the top of the merit list. This is an added advantage that they have. Therefore in the last one month, practice how you are going to tackle time in the exam.

This will come from practising a lot of mock tests. Mock tests help you understand where you need more time, which section is needing most of your time, where you need to work on, how to divide your time between the sections and many such things. On analysing these, you can formulate your time management strategy that you can follow on the exam day.

There are 5 most important things here. To be able to achieve a score of 95 percentile one needs to put in an extra effort and come out of the comfort zone.

The first is to keep calm and do not panic until the end to be able to concentrate on the preparation. Panicking will lead to negative and useless thoughts that, in turn, disturbs the mind and you lose concentration.

Second is to focus on the topics that are your strength, do not forget to revise the topics that you have a strong hold on. You can not forget your strong areas while preparing for the weaker ones. In addition to that, focus on the priority topics.

The third important thing is to practice mock tests and previous years question papers regularly to know the trends and the difficulty level of each topic. You can analyse your performance and go ahead. Tests are an integral part of your preparation. Toppers take at least 20 tests per month to analyse the preparations.

Prepare your body to sit for 3 hours in the exam. Prepare yourself for this. This can be done by concentrating on your studies without leaving your desk for 3 hours. For 3 hours do not take any breaks, avoid mobile phone and small breaks. This will help you get used to seating at the exam centre and concentrate on tour test.

The bonus tip is to give 1 hour daily to revise inorganic and organic chemistry from the NCERT books. This can be done when you get up in the morning. Read the important points and solve every question. Revise the formulas and the important points in the chapters that you come across.