Owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the JEE Main 2021 April-May session was deferred to July-August 2021. The fourth session in August is just two days away and JEE aspirants must utilize this opportunity to take a quick stock of the preparation they have been involved in. Read through the article to get your JEE Main-related queries answered by experts and get tips to use the surplus time to the best of your abilities to crack JEE. 

As per the new dates released by the NTA, the fourth phase exam will be held on August 26, 27, 31, and September 1 and 2 respectively. For the latest updates on JEE Main, keep yourself updated and help yourself be prepared for any further changes in exams.

JEE Main 2021 – Quick tips to Utilize the Surplus time

The postponement of the JEE Main fourth phase to August and September is an opportunity for all those who are getting all set to take the JEE Main 2021 exam. One must utilize this extra time for a quick run-through of all the preparation. Following are some of the quick tips to ensure a desired result in the exam :

Syllabus and the Exam Pattern

Have a quick go-through of the JEE Main syllabus and exam pattern to get a firm grip over the topics you have been preparing. If you come across any significant points you might have missed earlier, this is the time to make yourself familiar with them.


Revision helps one develop a firm grasp over the topics one has been preparing for a while. Using this surplus time to revise all the topics will surely trigger that required sense of confidence and morale boost you need to crack the exam smoothly. Revise important topics as the exam draws near, dedicating less time to the less important ones. One can also use the NTA Abhyas App for chapter-wise tests.

Time Table

As the class 12 exams have been postponed in most states, the JEE Main aspirants will have to accommodate both exams in their daily schedule. Preparing a timetable and allotting time judiciously for both the exams is the need of the hour. It’s of utmost importance for the candidates to manage time well, fall into a fixed routine of study and follow the timetable single-mindedly. A timetable will help develop the discipline of the mind, helping one to remain determined towards their goal.

Think Positive

Negative thinking can affect one’s performance adversely, fanning negative emotions like self-doubt, apprehension, and fear of failure. A JEE Main-aspirant must ensure to think positive all the time. Though negative thoughts are bound to come in one’s mind when the fear of being evaluated based on one’s performance is concerned, one must consciously choose not to remain immersed in adverse thoughts for too long. For instance, a candidate might fall into the vicious thought process of focusing more on a few of the chapters he didn’t study properly, rather than putting more focus on the chapters he covered. In these scenarios, one must be aware of their mental state and focus deliberately on the positive aspects of their preparation.

Time-Bound Mock Test

Mock tests are the best ways to gauge your performance. It not only gives you an idea of how much time should be dedicated to each question, but it also helps you maintain the required flow to write the actual exam. A preferred approach would be to take a mock test a couple of times matching the real timing of the exam, for instance, at 3 pm. This will help one to get accustomed to particular time slots, taking the exam to the best of their abilities on the day of the actual test.

Practice Silence

Engage in fewer interactions as much as possible before the exam. Interacting too much can not only drain you of the energy required to write the exam, but it can also clutter your mind with negative and put-down thoughts. A good approach towards getting less interactive with others would be to keep listening to positive music as music can evoke powerful emotions in the mind, helping one channel their thoughts and actions.

Avoid Juggling Topics

Start studying the next topic only when you have covered the previous one. It’s ok to move to the next chapter sometimes before covering the last topic; however, if you find yourself juggling frequently with more than 2 or 3 topics, it’s better to stop doing so and get back to covering the one you left uncovered. It not only helps you retain information, but it also helps one grasp the next topics easily.

Easy One First

It’s recommended to solve the easy questions first in the JEE Main exam, rather than spending a lot of time getting stuck with the difficult ones. Develop a skill to select questions and take them accordingly. Resolving the easy ones first will motivate you to focus optimally on the difficult ones.

Sleep Well

Do not compromise on your sleep while preparing for the exam. 7 to 8 hours of sleep is considered optimum for the brain to function properly. One must schedule enough time for sleep as it helps retain information for a prolonged period of time. A sleep-deprived mind and body will affect the exam-writing capabilities adversely.

Utilizing the surplus time judiciously enhances one’s chances to write a good exam. Preparing thorough exam action plans and will to implement them is bound to help one pass the exam with flying colors, getting a position secured in one of the topmost engineering colleges.

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