How to Prepare for JEE Mains After Appearing for 12th Board

Prepare for JEE 2013: Time to Work Harder

The restructuring of AIEEE and IIT JEE in 2013 is creating a lot of confusion among the minds of aspirants. It is very important to clear all the confusion. Read my article What is JEE 2013 to clear all your doubts.

Prepare for JEE 2013: Introduction

You should know that to prepare for JEE 2013, the time after 12th board is very precious. It should be utilized in the optimal way to get the best result. The time period is very short and its optimal utilization will guarantee the best rank that you are capable to achieve by giving your best shot. And, you have to give your best shot.

This time period of almost 70 days is going to decide your career’s fate. You will be among elite group of the society or average. All will depend on your performance in these 70 days. Hence, it is very important to take a systematic approach to maximize the chance of giving your best performance.

Prepare for JEE 2013: For Whom

I’m writing this article for those aspirants of JEE 2013 who are appearing for 12th board and afterwards planning to appear for both JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). This article will not address preparation for paper 2 of JEE (Main) or aptitude test of JEE (Advanced). It will be published in two parts; first part will be about preparation for JEE (Main). Second part will address JEE (Advanced) preparation. Keep almost 15-20 different sets of simulator tests for both JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). However, before going in detail please go through my article, Most Suitable date for JEE (Main) Online Test.

Prepare for JEE 2013: First Learn Concepts

Some years ago, I had written an article, How to prepare for IIT JEE. The article described three step for IIT JEE preparation. Even though a lot has changed since then in the format of JEE, still first two step are well enough for JEE (Advanced) preparation. I would suggest you go through the article.

I have always told the aspirants of JEE that you don’t need to prepare for the type of the questions asked. You just need to get yourself to the level of knowledge required for IIT JEE. Preparation for a particular type of question  could be done within 20 days.

IIT JEE always keeps changing. Since 2000 I am following it. Every next year there were few changes with respect to previous years. Level of question changed, pattern changed, type of questions changed. This year even the name changed to JEE (Advanced). But, style never changed. IIT always asks tricky questions. An IIT JEE aspirant of year 2000, can appear for the paper of year 2012 and get the same rank, just by preparing for not more than 10 + 20 days (10 days for going through major addition in the syllabus in 2003).

My point in all this is to get the knowledge of every portion of the syllabus before board exam. After board, just prepare for the question type asked in JEE both Main & Advanced. Any question whether, it is asked as subjective or objective is solved in the same way, just presentation of the answer differs. Hence, know how to solve any problem. Adapting according to the requirement of the presentation is not a hard task.

Prepare for JEE 2013: 12th Board is Over

Now, lets proceed to know how to be ready for JEE (Main) once 12th board exam is over. For JEE (Main) or AIEEE, I always feel it is an examination to test your speed rather than intelligence. There would be hardly any tricky questions that would be asked in its exam,. All would be formula based (or memory based). However, JEE (Advanced) or IIT JEE tests your intelligence rather than speed. Moreover, syllabus of JEE (Main) is almost same as that of 12th board. Hence, if someone has prepared well enough for 12th board, he/she could perform well in JEE (Main) after a preparation of 15-20 days.

As I have already told you through my article Most Suitable date for JEE (Main) Online Test, I feel JEE (Main) should be taken online rather than paper based and you should choose the most suitable slot to maximize your performance for both JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced).

Now, once your board exam is over, take a break of one day and do full-day-night fun. This will totally refresh your mind from the stress of 12th board exam. As per CBSE board, I think the last exam for science stream students would be on 23rd March. It is advised to keep a gap of 15 days between the last day of 12th board exam and JEE (Main) test date. I suggested 10th April, 2013 as the most suitable date to appear for JEE (Main). Hence, those who are going to appear for CBSE board would be getting around 15-16 days for preparation of JEE (Main). After refreshing your mind, we are going to use the simulator tests that I have asked you to collect. It would be better if at least 7-10 simulator tests are computer based.

Step 1 (4-5 day):

Now, initially you need to use the paper based tests. For the first 5 days, start solving the simulator test by using all books, notes and all other means available. But, don’t go through the solution before attempting and possibly solving all the problems. Once you attempted all the questions. Check your answers and if any answer went wrong even after using all possible means. Try to understand where was the problem. Time should not be a factor. However, complete one test in one day.

This process will not be an easy one. On the first 2-3 days, it will take away all the energy. But, if done with concentration and dedication. It will work like anything. If one would go through the questions asked by the AIEEE, one can understand that the questions asked by AIEEE are formula based and could be solved easily if formula is known. This step would help you to know and memorize the formula based on the questions which are being asked by AIEEE. Further, it will revise you the syllabus in accordance with JEE (Main) syllabus. You would know the method for approaching a particular type of problems asked. It would be best if you use past years question paper for this step as simulator test. This will benefit you in the best way, as you will learn, what is asked and exactly how to solve them.

Step 2 (6-7 days):

Once you completed step 1, you would be well versed with the question types asked in AIEEE and how to solve them. I expect it would be almost 10 days left for the JEE (Main).

In this step and next, you have to learn how to attempt the questions in a time bound manner. How to manage and approach the test to score maximum? Both speed and accuracy is important. For the next 9 days sit for the test in the same time schedule in which your JEE (Main) test is. It will help your body to get used to the schedule, so that you won’t fill any physical stress on the final day. It would be best if you attempt the tests on table and chair. I recommend to use the computer based test for both this and the final step. If you don’t have so much computer based tests. Last step should be totally using computer based tests. Rests should be used for this step, along with paper based tests.

For the first 6-7 days, solve the question in the stipulated time schedule. Once the test is over, calculate your marks. Now, take a break of around 1 hour. Afterwards, first try to solve incorrect answers and try to figure out, where you made the mistakes. Next, try to solve the unattempted questions. If you gave the test in first half, then try to solve the unattempted and incorrect ones by the end of the day. If you solve it in second half, try to do so by the next day first half. If you need to refer some books or notes, do so. This whole process will improve your latency and no. of questions attempted.

Step 3 (3 days):

Till now, you would be totally stressed with the heavy workout, I suggested in the first two steps. Now, for the last 3 days, you need to give relaxation to your mind. Out of these 3 days, for the first 2 days, solve the test in the normal schedule as per your JEE (Main) timing. Check your score. But, no need to do the whole other workouts. Its time to relax. Watch TV. Play some games. If you want, for an hour or so, revise the formulas and other things which needs to memorized. But, take no stress. All of us commit errors while solving. However, it is minimized if the stress on the mind is less. The success rate of your attempted questions, makes a huge difference in the score.

I prefer the last day before the exam to be free from any study. Don’t worry. If you don’t solve the test for one day, it will not deteriorate your score. But, it will give your mind some peace. You may spend some time to memorize the formulas. Don’t spend time just watching movies or TVs or just playing games. As doing one thing for long hours will give stress to your mind. Go meet your friends. Spend some time with them. Eat healthy food and sleep at usual time.

On the final day. I expect you will be fully ready to appear for JEE (Main) and give your best shot.

If you have any doubts or queries regrading how to prepare for JEE 2013, feel free to ask. The second part of this article will be published in near future. Keep visiting.

If you like the above article, I’m giving links for articles written on similar topic by me:

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  2. Good College or Good Branch
  3. When Should I Start Preparing for IIT?
  4. JEE: Should I Take A Drop?
  5. Most Suitable Date for JEE (Main) Online Test
  6. New Pattern: What is JEE?
  7. IIT JEE: What should be Strategy for Partial Droppers?
  8. How to Prepare for IIT JEE?
  9. Kota: Paradise for IIT JEE Aspirants
  10. Role of Coachings in IIT JEE selection
  11. Hopes Beyond IIT
  12. IIT JEE: What should be the strategy for repeaters?

How To Become An Archaeologist

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Become an Archaeologist
Indiana Jones’ Adventures Inspires to Become an Archaeologist

When you think of Archaeology, does Indiana Jones springs to your mind, or long-lost treasure hunters, traveling around the world delving into forgotten tombs and finding lost civilizations. While that is quite possible, that romanticized view of archaeology probably won’t persist very far. Still, Archaeology can be a very attractive field. Some might think of it as a more active form of engaging in historical research, but the truth of the matter is that the field is a sublime melding of the humanities and sciences.A single artifact, like the famed “Rosetta Stone” can dramatically change the viewpoint of a culture to all of humanity.

If you have an interest in the field and you want to become an archaeologist, you have to be willing to put in a great deal of work. One cannot simply walk onto a site and hope for the best – it takes a specific kind of person to become an Archaeologist, and a very specific sort of education to stay competitive.

Become an Archaeologist: The Proper Background

Before considering your education, you should first consider what makes a good prospective archaeologist. First, and perhaps foremost, is a love of learning. Archaeology is a field that requires a great deal of study and further research, and you will spend a great deal of time researching your work findings and learning where they fit in to the established academic hierarchy.

If you have no formal background experience in archaeology (and as a undergrad or grad student you probably won’t), consider the tourism industry as an entry point. Most Archaeology posts in Universities and Colleges are scarce- almost all of look for PHD or equivalent degrees. Museum archaeologists are hired fewer in number now as well. Finally, field archaeology is where the brunt of the workforce seems to be flowing.

Archaeology is a wide field of study and the courses you take needs to reflect that. Chemistry, biology, anthropology, even math and physics all play a great deal in fieldwork and analysis in archaeology.

Beyond a simple love of learning, you will also need to be comfortable with hard physical labor and being outdoors. Most new archaeologists work as “circuit diggers”, spending long hours in the elements seeking to find something of note. If you cannot handle manual labor, you will need to find a different career path.

Become an Archaeologist: The Proper Education

If you want to be an archaeologist, you need to get a degree in archaeology. Most top-rate universities offer such degrees and competition is often quite stiff in the more well-known departments. If you want to make yourself employable after graduation, you should supplement your degree in archaeology with significant studies in a specific field of interest. Picking up a minor or second major in a specific field of history or in anthropology will help you to stand out in a field that is often far more crowded than most realize.

Unfortunately, the right background and education do not always a professional archaeologist make. Getting a stable job in the field for a decent salary is tough, while getting a job at a university or in a museum can be even more difficult. Finding a good way to stand out early on is often the only way to make sure that you even stand a chance of future employment, but even making that attempt is not for the faint at heart. If you are lucky as well as talented, though, you can find a very fulfilling career in the field.

Become an Accountant: An Education In Accounting Can Open Career Doors

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Become an Accountant: Interesting or Boring

Become an accountant

In today’s difficult economy, it can sometimes be difficult to choose a career path that will lead to long term success and satisfaction.

One such field that can be the right choice for many people is the field of accounting. Any person who has a passion for numbers and who is willing to keep on learning will find that accounting will provide many opportunities for advancement. In order to take advantage of the good opportunities for accountants, they will have to keep upgrading their education.

Become an Accountant: Is number crunching exciting?

Okay, yes, number crunching can be and for the most part is boring. However, the accounting industry is very stable, and always in demand- you’ll never need to look long or hard to find a decent paying job.

A person who becomes an accountant may have a choice of many different types of employers and specializations. One field that is currently experiencing strong demand is forensic accounting. There is much demand for this type of work, especially in cases of fraud and in divorce settlements.

Boring accounting? True, but when you figure out that there’s a little black book and cause a multi national company go down in red tape, that has got to be pretty exciting!

Become an Accountant: No become a detective

A person who gets an education in forensic account can be employed to track down missing money for the IRS or for other organizations such as insurance companies.

Of course, the first months of the year are always very busy for accountants as this is income tax preparation season. Accountants may start their own companies or they may end up becoming a partner at a small firm they work for.

The most important thing an accountant needs to do is to get a very well rounded education. This means the person will be able to apply for many more jobs. It is even possible to obtain a Masters in accounting online. This can help a student who has a passion for accounting but who must work part time or full time.

In addition to opening an accountant business, a person who has an advanced education in accounting can also work for CPA firms or for Fortune 500 companies.

The more well rounded your education is, the better your chances of moving up in the accounting field. If you become too specialized in only one area, this can hurt your chances of finding better jobs when there is a recession or when there are too many other accountants looking for work with exactly the same qualifications as you have.

If earning a high salary is important to you. Seriously, become an accountant.

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