BEST REVISION STRATEGY FOR JEE & NEET

best revision strategy for jee neet

Jan 06 2023

HOW TO REVISE EFFECTIVELY for JEE / NEET?


While preparing for competitive examinations like JEE and NEET, a student needs to study multiple subjects, plethora of chapters, numerous concepts, and a myriad of formulas. Keeping everything in mind is quite a cumbersome process. It has been found that students often get nightmares of forgetting what they have studied or not being able to recall stuff during exams.

Let’s have a look on how to get rid of such nightmares.

The magic word is ‘REVISION’. It comes after hard work and leads us to our desired goals. We can say that ‘Revision is the narrow bridge connecting hard work with successes.’
Here are some of the amazing secrets which can help you revise effectively.

1. PERIODIC REVISION (0-1-7-15-30 rule of revision)-
The aim of revision is not the re-visit of the topics but to attach VISION to the stuff already studied. According to psychologist Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve, the human brain is trained to forget stuff exponentially.

Here is the graph for your reference.


This means, after a month, we barely remember 21% of the stuff we studied. And that’s why the role of revision comes into the scene. Now, let us see how revision impacts the forgetting curve. Here is the retention graph for your reference.


So, it is clearly evident from the graph that revision can help to expand your memory from 21% to 80%. All you need to follow is the 0-1-7-15-30 rule to revise.

For instance, you started a topic on 1st Jan,2023- Revise it at the end of the day.
ATTEMPT REVISION TIME
1st Revision 1st DEC Same Day
2nd Revision 2nd DEC Next Day
3rd Revision 8th DEC After 7 Days
4th Revision 16th DEC After 15 Days
5th Revision 31st DEC After 30 Days

In this way, the concepts you studied will get into your Permanent memory.

2. TIME MANAGEMENT-
While doing periodic revision you are likely to face difficulty managing time. You may refer the following table, and design it as per your convenience: -
Revision Time Devoted
Daily 15 - 20 min
weekly 0.5 days
Monthly 2 days

Make sure that you assign a suitable slot for revision. Never start your studies with revision, this makes you feel tired and you are likely to miss that day’s target. Keep revision in the last slot of the day, so that you end with satisfaction.

3. SUBJECT WISE STRATEGY-
Every subject is different and demands a different methodology for revision.
For Physics, Maths and Physical Chemistry- Learn standard problems and revise by practicing different questions.
For Organic Chemistry- Learn concepts and mechanism, and practice numerous questions.
For Inorganic Chemistry- Memorize and make short notes to enhance pictorial memory.
Here, you need to give special attention to your weak areas.

4. MAKE SHORT NOTES-
After completion of chapter and problem solving, take an A4 sheet and make short notes of the chapter, mentioning only important formulas and concepts. Leave space in the sides, for the newer concepts to write after revision. Keep these sheets in a file, so that you don’t end up losing them.

5. EXPLAIN YOUR FRIEND-
‘How easily you can explain a topic, shows how well you understood the topic.’ If you find something difficult, explain it to your friends, this helps to expand your understanding, and slowly you will feel confident in the concept.

So, these were some of the revision tips that will help you ace the examination and reduce the last minute stress. Team Narayana wishes you all the very best for your exams.