With less than just a month to go for the IIT JEE 2017 examination, students must be all geared up to give their best shot. The exam, which is to be conducted on 2nd April 2017, comes under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and will consist of 90 questions, relating to the Subjects - physics, chemistry and mathematics.

While many students must have done their first round of revision, those who haven’t been able to do it, should start working day and night on their weak points. But since the IIT JEE 2017 exam is scheduled between the board exams, balancing time between studying for the entrance and the board exam preparation can be a little tough for class 12th students.

While I’m sure the budding engineers and architects are smart enough and almost prepared for both their boards and IIT JEE exams, here are a few tips that can help you keep a check on your preparations at this crucial last time before the exam:

First, here are some don’ts and dos:

Now that only a few weeks are left, avoid solving any new questions papers and questions asked in past IIT JEE exams. It won’t be required, if you’ve solved enough AIEEE papers during preparation in the past months, and have revised your Class 12 syllabus well.

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Avoid writing very lengthy solutions, particularly when solving sample problems during preparation. Prepare yourself for speed. When writing solutions, even in the final exam, your target should be solving at least one-third of the paper and not wasting too much time in solving lengthy questions.

Do not start any new topic or anything afresh just a few weeks before the IIT JEE 2017 exam. Just concentrate on revising the books and notes that you have already gone through. Also, make sure you are giving equal time to all the three subjects (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry).

It is also extremely important to sleep well just a day before the examination. Avoid studying till late at night in the last week of the exam, and eat a proper diet.

A quick analysis of the three Exam sections:

A total of 30 questions from each subject are asked in the exam. Every right answer carries 4 marks and every wrong answer deducts ¼ marks. The following is an analysis, according to the last few years’ IIT JEE exam papers, but this is purely hypothetical and may differ in the actual exam.

Physics:

In physics, there are about 18 easy questions, requiring fewer calculations. Around 4 or 5 will be lengthy questions, but can be solved by students who are preparing for the JEE Advanced. Remaining questions have a medium difficulty level, easily attemptable by students who have read their NCERTs well and have prepared for board exams. Therefore, 8 to 10 questions must be attempted correctly in the Physics section, to score a good 45-50.

Chemistry:

10 questions out of 30 are pretty easy. Then, 5 questions are generally ones requiring some calculations and 3 are factual questions. There are about 10-12 questions that can be considered difficult. An average student must be able to score a good 60 to 65 score here.

Mathematics:

Out of the total, there will be about 12 questions that can be solved easily, 7 questions that’ll be a bit lengthy but attemptable and 6 conceptual questions, along with 5 that can be called tough questions. Students must be able to score above 50 in this section, to maintain a good overall score.

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Also, here’s what you must know about the newly introduced pattern in JEE Main 2017:

IIT JEE 2017 will be giving no weightage to the marks obtained by a student in Class 12th for the calculation of ranks. However, getting admission into the IITs, NITs, IIITs, or CFTIs accepting admissions on the basis of IIT JEE ranks, will require students to have scored at least 75% marks in their class 12 board exams. The qualifying percentage for SC/ST students to get admission has been relaxed to 65%.