There are lots of myths out there about IIT JAM that may be worthwhile for you to examine as you think about starting the preparation. Here are 12 most common myths and misconception about the exam. We’ll go through top myths/lies and find out the truth beneath these -
Wrong! This is just another exam. It is the mother of all exams in the term of institution it offers for admission i.e. IITs.
It is said that only crème de la crème students get selected for this exam. But in reality, all sort of students crack IIT JAM Exam. Eduncle team has witnessed many success stories of average BSc students who completed their degrees from average institutes and yet made it big in IIT JAM. There are other exams like JEST, TIFR GS which can be your alternate choices.
When you say someone is faint-hearted you mean that they are not very confident and do not take strong action because they are afraid of failing. As most of the students who opted for BSc have one fear that their career will remain ordinary and nothing amazing will happen in term of career progress. IIT JAM is their only way to start “second innings at IITs”.
So, if you consider yourself faint-hearted then you better start preparing for this amazing journey called IIT JAM preparation to prove your hidden potential. This journey is as rewarding and satisfying as you can make it.
If you need motivation for IIT JAM, keep visiting Eduncle or stay in touch with your guide or friend who can uplift your spirits.
No one can study for that long duration. It is healthy to study for 10-12 hours a day as a person needs proper rest and time to rejuvenate. You all must have heard this proverb in your childhood “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So, don’t be that guy who buries his head in books and ultimately never enjoys life or exam preparation. See how toppers studied for IIT JAM.
Not at all, you are still in the race. Now that you’ve figured out the problem – Poor English, you can figure out the solution too. IIT JAM paper is in English only but you only need knowledge of basic English to crack the exam. And, most of the Hindi medium students have enough knowledge of English for IIT JAM level.
There will be no test to examine your spoken English, so don’t lose your mind, twisting and turning in bed thinking about your poor English. The IITs/NITs/IISc are amazing place to improve your overall personality. Work on your English and improve it with time.
We’ve met so many students with the same problem – they can’t relocate to big cities for JAM exam preparation. These days you can study from home itself. You can get the study material at your door-step any where in India. All you need to do is ask for it. So, it is not necessary to spend a whole lot of money in traveling and staying in a big city.
You can buy the IIT JAM Study Material Online. Even toppers have studied the same set of books as thousands of aspirants do every year. The two major differences between toppers and failure is – Dedication and Luck. If your efforts are sincere then it doesn't matter whether you study at home or coaching.
90% of coaching is self coaching.
The harder you work, the more luck you seem to have. Let’s modify a famous quote for you – "Success is one percent luck and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Don’t let that 99% thing slip away from your hand. Toil sincerely, and you will be rewarded with that 1 percent luck.
Although thousands of students write this exam every year, the real competition is between 1000-2000 serious students only. You are pitted against only those who want to pursue MSc, who study with plan and take regular tests, who want to crack the exam at any cost.
If you are one of those, don’t be afraid before you start. Enjoy studying, love what you do, dream about the future. Even if you couldn’t reach the destination – IIT. There are NITs and CFTIs to offer you admission in their programmes.
Making notes is a tiring process but you’ll have to do this because you learn the most when you make notes. Still we agree that if you get well compiled notes, it makes your preparation easier.
Eduncle has created study materials which are compiled by IITians and qualified faculty members. On top of that these are super-easy to learn and study. So, shift the heavy loads of making notes to Eduncle and do what matters the most to you – Study.
Yes, if you want to make a research career in Science and technology then IITs are the best institutes in India, if not Earth. But don’t run behind the “brand IIT” and explore other options such as IISc and NITs too.
If you’ve money, studying from multiple sources and books gives you immense satisfaction, that you are doing right thing in your preparation. No, you need not to spend good fortune on too many study material.
Always finish one book before buying another. If you still need to get more knowledge, then buy another book. This way you’ll save money and space in your study room.
As we’ve already discussed above, IIT JAM exam is for students who want to excel in their lives. For such curious souls, if not attended, such myths & lies about JAM exam could only lead to confusion and misdirection while giving shape to the MSc dream.
Here’s the bottom line – embrace facts rather than myths and make your opinion based on concrete truth.
We hope this article helped to dust off the misconceptions. If you liked this, do share this with your friends, study partners and teachers.
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