Around two lakh candidates, who made the cut by clearing the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, will be taking the next level of exam, JEE Advanced, scheduled to be held on May 22, 2016.
This year, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, is the organising institute for JEE Advanced. Advanced will decide the ranking based on which a candidate will be allotted a seat in the country’s most prestigious engineering colleges. The exam will be conducted in two sessions – from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Paper I and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Paper II.
Aspirants have entered the last lap of preparation. PaGaLGuY spoke to Preey Shah’s mother, who is touted to be JEE Mains topper from Maharashtra, to ask about his preparation for Advanced. She said, “He had scored 330 out of 360 in the Mains and hopes to maintain the tempo in Advanced. He is busy revising all the topics for one last time.” She told that revision is crucial. “Students should not get distracted at this point; they should divert their focus on studies,” added Shah’s mother, who is also an engineer.
Other than revising subjects, students should focus on time management. Praveen Tyagi, Managing Director, IITians Pace, Mumbai, said, “Students won’t be allowed to carry a watch in the examination hall so they should be careful about time management. They should increase their speed by solving previous year’s papers for the remaining days but without compromising on accuracy.”
Tyagi also mentioned that some students start panicking just a day before the exam. He advised students to relax and not bother much, lest it might take a toll on their performance in the exam.