Engineering is one of the most opted career paths after +2. Every year thousands and thousands of students from science backgrounds prepare for various engineering entrance tests like SUSAT and IITJEE to get admission to prominent engineering colleges and universities such as IITs, and Sharda University.
However, because of the limited seats, intense competition, and lack of guidance, the maximum number of students aspiring to get admission to B.Tech after 12th science often fails in the entrance tests conducted by the respective institutions.
The following blog explains the necessary steps, the dos and the don’ts you need to consider while preparing for your engineering entrance tests.Giving the highest preference to these proven tricks would allow you to prepare well and increase your confidence level at the 11th hour.
Things You Need to Know Before Appearing in an Engineering Entrance Test
Clearing an engineering entrance test in the USA might be a less competitive challenge. But, here in India, the scenario is different. The number of students willing to get admission in B.Tech after passing the higher secondary examination is increasing rapidly.
But on the other hand, the available seats in various engineering colleges and universities are not increasing proportionately. As a result, the competitions are getting more intensified year after year, making it difficult for students without guidance and coaching to get a good ranking in any engineering entrance test in India. Here is what you can do about it.
Prepare A Time Table & Stick to it!
First, you will have to prepare a timetable. But what is more important than this is how you would stick to this time frame in the long run. Give equal importance to every subject and try not to spend too much time after a specific course of study.
The primary benefit of following a fixed timetable is that it makes you capable of framing a complete picture on your preparation level. You will have a clear idea about how to segregate time among the different subjects, which subject requires more dedication and which does not.
However, if you are planning to appear for the entrance examination for B.Tech, you will have to dedicate at least 6 to 8 hours a day to the preparation only. But remember, do not try to spend too much time in a single sitting and take 10 to 15 minutes of regular breaks in between.
Articulate A Study Plan or Strategy!
Before beginning the preparation, you must formulate a plan on how you should go with the entire syllabus. Take advice from the seniors or consult your teachers. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and allocate time according to these parameters.
Time is important. So, do not start reading anything or everything you find on the internet. Try to understand the last five years’ question patterns, and prepare a well-calculated strategy that can help you focus on topics of the highest importance and make you score high with little effort.
Books and Study Material
Books and study materials are the fundamental requirements. But, the market is overloaded with too many options and alternative authors delivering nothing new but a refurbished version of old and existing questions and test sheets. This often confuses innocent candidates.
So, always consider following the study material recommended by the toppers and well-acclaimed teachers. Every exam has some standard study material. In this case, NCERT books are the best source of knowledge which you must complete before moving towards the hard stuff.
Solve Old Test Papers & Mock Tests!
Ask any of the toppers about the secret of his success. You will get the same answer time and again. They will advise you to solve as many old question papers and mock tests as possible. Attempting online mock tests would help you overcome the fear of the exam. It builds your confidence and allows you to figure out your strengths and lacunas, representing a 360-degree reality check of your preparation level.
Stay Healthy and Fit!
Apart from regular studies, It is also crucial to stay healthy and fit. Do not prefer to go for heavy lifting and hardcore sports as they will drain most of your physical energies. Instead, regular breathing practices, pranayama, yoga and cardio-based physical exercises would be much more beneficial for you. Wake up early and run for a mile or two regularly. And if possible, try some swimming and skipping as well.