IIT-JEE is one of the most difficult exams conducted all over India has become a dream for many. Up until 2012, on a yearly average approx. 5 lakh students appeared for this exam and only 10,000 students were selected in the merit list, a result of just 2%. Last year in 2014 around 13 lakh students appeared for JEE Mains out of which only 1.5 lakh students were selected for JEE Advanced, and amongst these only 10,000 made it to the merit list, reducing the success rate to a mere 0.77%!
Amidst this tough competition arises the lookout for the best strategy to knuckle down this beast of a paper. Choosing the right strategy depends on the student. Naturally, each student is drawn to a particular subject, they excel in those subjects and spend more time on these than others leaving less for the remaining subjects which isn’t right as Cracking IIT JEE requires clearing cut-offs in all sections. Similar mistakes like this are often made by students in vague of guidance. Read on to know about these little hiccups you can avoid.
Watch out for burn-out:
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” Well, quite true this is. An effective work out is a mix of exercise and rest, the same goes for the most complicated organ in our body; the brain. Likewise any other thing over working your brain might result in unwanted consequences. Take short breaks for rest, take it easy and enjoy the whole process, short naps have proven to be good for memory.
Take Proper diet:
Although it has no direct relationship with the strategy but it is very vital good preparation, good diet is very important for vitality especially if you are preparing for any exam, students usually just concentrate on studies and that’s all, they forget other things like exercise and nutrition. Brain being the most sensitive part requires a large amount of energy and a lot of nutrients to keep it working smooth and well. Include these brain boosting foods in your diet for enhanced memory and keeping stress under control.
v Whole grains for maintain steady levels of glucose in blood stream so that your brain maintains optimum levels of energy.
v Fish liver oil for maintaining optimum levels of omega-3 fats such as EPH and DHA which are necessary for maintaining a good heart, joints and muscles
v Blueberries for enhancing memory and preventing short term memory loss.
v Foods rich in vitamins such as lemons, green leafy vegetables, sprouts, apple and other fruits.
Exercise and Sleep:
Proper amount of exercise has shown to have drastic effects on mood; it releases happy hormones in the blood stream and also helps substantially in keeping your mind healthy. Sleep too is highly integral for the overall wellbeing and vitality; it is when you are sleeping that your brain processes all that it has learned and stores things from temporary memory to your permanent memory. Take a good amount of sleep; the optimum hours required each day are 6-8. It might seem a lot of time but don’t forget the golden egg laying goose story, the same concept pretty much applies here.