The Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Mains) is considered a qualification exam for entry into some of the most renowned engineering institutes in India (except IIT). Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), it can be said that JEE (Mains) is one of the most competitive and challenging entrance exams for students who are aspiring to pursue a career in the field of engineering and technical studies.
Every year millions of candidates register for JEE (Mains) with dreams in their eyes and hope to secure a seat in India’s prestigious engineering colleges. Among them, few qualified to appear in JEE Advanced which is the qualifying exam for admission to the 23 IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) in India. It requires a great degree of hard work, diligence, consistency, and determination to achieve success in JEE (Main). Of the 9,05,590 candidates who took the JEE (Main) in the year 2022, a total of 2,62,157 qualified to take the JEE (Advanced).
What is percentile and the relevance of 99 percentile in JEE (Main) 2023:
The JEE Mains exam is supervised and conducted under the guidelines framed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in two sessions on multiple days. The difficulty in the level of questions from a particular session can differ from another session. Some candidates may have to attempt a rather tough paper compared to the other candidates. For fair evaluation, NTA has introduced a normalization procedure based on the percentile scores to estimate the relative performance of the candidate. The percentile gives an idea about the number of candidates who have scored either equal or lower marks than the topper. The topper in each session is awarded a hundred percentile, and the scores of the other candidates are compared with this percentile. Candidates must achieve more than 95 percentiles to get admission to the country’s topmost engineering colleges. A candidate with 99 percentiles can easily secure a seat in any prestigious institute of their choice.
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Some basic tips to score 99+ percentile in JEE Mains:
JEE Mains is regarded as one of the most difficult exams in the field of competitive examinations in India and to score 99 percentile in it often proves to be difficult and challenging. It is a dream for many that can only be achieved with proper planning and strategy. It requires a lot of patience and hard work. Your score will be determined by your ability to understand the demanding nature of the exam and follow a methodical study plan accordingly with genuine passion and determination. So start your preparation today for a bright future ahead.
Below are some strategies and guidelines to help with your preparation:
Know the exam pattern and marks distribution
First of all, it is crucial to understand the exam pattern and mark distribution system of the exam. There are three subjects on which JEE Mains is based– Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. You can get all the details regarding exam pattern and marks distribution scheme by following the tables mentioned below:
JEE Mains 2023-2024 Online Exam Pattern
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test|
|Language||English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.|
|Type of Questions||MCQs and numerical-based questions|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics|
|No. of Questions||25 questions for each subject. 20 MCQs and 10 questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions can be attempted.
Total: 75 questions
|Marking scheme||+4 for the right answer; -1 for a wrong answer|
Knowledge of the complete syllabus
Before planning your strategy for the exam, you should have extensive knowledge about the syllabus for JEE Mains. NTA has put together a vast syllabus for JEE Mains which has references from the syllabi of various State Boards, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council Board of School Education (COBSE), and the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). Comprehensive knowledge about the whole syllabus will also help you in your preparation for Class XII Board as well as JEE Mains.
Refer to NCERT books
Books published by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) for classes 11th and 12th are considered one of the most relevant sources for carrying out your JEE Mains preparations. According to subject experts and former JEE toppers, the concepts mentioned in the NCERT books are the main references for a vast number of questions in JEE Mains. Also these books explain all the topics in a more comprehensive way so that the students can be able to understand it better and perform well in the exam. Thus, it is extremely important to refer to Aims’ fully solved Study materials. Once you gain enough knowledge to answer all the NCERT questions, you can consider other reference books and study materials according to your need and preferences. Materials suggested by former JEE toppers and subject matter experts can be useful in this regard.
Solving previous years’ question papers
It is very important to solve and analyze previous years’ question papers. It will help you to understand question patterns and what might come in JEE Mains 23. You can also enhance your time management skill by practicing these papers regularly as you will get a clear idea of how much time you need to allocate to each question. you can purchase Aims fully solved study materials where you get previous years’ questions also. Thus you can plan a comprehensive strategy for the main exam and prepare yourself accordingly.
Take online mock tests
Online mock tests are undoubtedly one of the most effective ways if you aim to achieve an excellent percentile of 99+. Undertaking mock tests will boost your confidence as it will help you to analyse your performance and understand your strengths and weaknesses. At Aims, we conduct a comprehensive mock test series both online and offline for JEE Mains focusing on each important aspect of the syllabus. Designed by highly qualified and eminent subject matter experts, this test series will effectively strengthen your time management skill and ability to focus. In short, Aims mock test series can be your key to achieving your desired seat in India’s topmost engineering colleges.
Create an effective study plan
To achieve a 99+ percentile in JEE Mains 2023-24, you are strictly advised to plan a refined and constructive timetable. This will not only help you with the division of the syllabus (as per your convenience) but will also allow you to provide equal (or necessary) time to all three subjects. Here are some important things you should keep in mind when making a timetable for your preparation :
- Make a timetable taking into account the school hours, coaching class (or tuition), self-study, and some leisure time.
- It should be framed in such a manner that it allows you to study, revise and practice each day.
- Incorporate small breaks in the timetable as they will help you to feel refreshed and energized.
- Include enough revision time in your timetable to revise difficult and important topics multiple times.
We as students have heard the famous proverb “practice makes a man perfect” many times in our school life. This is true in every sense, especially when we talk about scoring 99+ percentile in JEE Mains 2023. Various studies claim that people tend to forget things without regular practice and revision. You have to practice all subjects consistently. Also, you should not forget that there is negative marking in the exam pattern. So, aiming to achieve a high score you cannot leave any room for error as wrong answers can prevent you from achieving your goal.
Keep yourself healthy
Last but not the least, maintaining good physical and mental health is essential during JEE Mains 2023-24 preparation. According to health experts, a tired and stressed mind is the biggest nemesis of human efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, it also makes it difficult for the student to understand and memorize the concepts. Being unhealthy during the preparatory phase can ultimately hinder your preparation strategy and lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration. Hence, it is essential to create a lifestyle routine along with a study routine with special attention to diet, rest, and sleep. Eat well, sleep well and take breaks from studying to do something that relaxes and de-stresses you.
Dedication, commitment to excellence, and a disciplined routine are the main keys that will help you clear JEE Mains 2023 with a percentile of 99+. Combine your hard work with smart work and map your preparation strategy around three important aspects like learning, revision, and practice. Simplify and break the syllabus as per your convenience, but do not miss any of the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Stay motivated, pursue your goals with passion and always remember that it’s not about how hard you work, but about strategic preparation and how you manage your time, resources and mind for better results.