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JEE/NEET – Eligibility Criteria and Preparation Tips

Eligibility Criteria and Preparation Tips for JEE and NEET


Author : Arjunaa Academy for Achievers

Published on : 01-06-2022

JEE and NEET are challenging exams, but if you are well prepared, you can excel in them and achieve your academic and professional goals. Read on you’ll to understand certain fundamentals of why JEE and NEET exams and some useful study tips to ace them.
But first, let’s understand what are JEE and NEET exams.

JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) helps you get into a good engineering college. To become an engineer, one must give this entrance exam. There are two levels of this entrance exam namely JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination) is a medical entrance exam conducted for aspirants looking to study MBBS. This entrance exam also helps students get admission into medical courses internationally.

Eligibility Criteria :

JEE Mains requires the aspirant to complete 10+2 or an equivalent examination to qualify. There is no upper age limit for appearing for the JEE Mains exam. The student can attempt the exam a maximum of 3 times consecutively.

To be eligible for NEET, the student needs to complete 10+2 or the equivalent with the core subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English. Provisionally, candidates of all ages are eligible as the decision regarding the upper age limit is still pending. As of December 31st, 2022, students must be at least 17 years old to apply. There are no restrictions on the maximum number of attempts a student has to appear for this exam.

Quick Tips and tricks :

1. Make a schedule
Work smart by following a schedule. Keep slots for each subject and topic you want to cover. Also schedule in regular breaks.

2. Follow NCERT books
The NCERT books are the bible for competitive exams like JEE and NEET. Use them to practice and study for your preparation. Along with NCERT books, one can also refer to known authors that help attain better knowledge of concepts and subjects.

3. Solve practice tests
Not only do mock tests help in time management, they also prepare you mentally for the exam environment. Solve practice tests regularly to check your progress

4. Clarify your doubts with teachers
You will surely have doubts when you study. Make a note of them and regularly get them clarified by your teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

5. Healthy habits
Even during exam time, ensure that you follow healthy routines for sleep, eating, and exercise. Not only do these refresh you mentally and physically, but also make you feel fit and rested. This practice can help you focus on your studies better

6. Avoid social media
Spending too much time on social media is a huge distraction. When you are preparing for these exams, it’s best to avoid spending hours on social media and focus only on your studies.

Yes, JEE and NEET exams are quite challenging, but with the right attitude, you too can excel and surpass expectations.
All the best!