I passed my SSC exam with 90% marks, I opted for JEE preparation as I am keen for IIT.
But as I transitioned for SSC to XIth my marks are getting really poor. I joined a coaching institute which provides integrated batch i.e. no college only coaching. But my percentage in Unit Test has decreased whoppingly to 45% only.
Also in mid-semester exam I am not performing well. I do not know what has happened. I was a good student since school but now my poor scores is demotivating me. I look like a hippie student who doesn't want to perceive IITJEE and my coaching faculty also thinks like that along with my friends.
But that is not the fact. I want to be a good student and IITian but I have developed a low self esteem and moral.
I do not understand topics fast but when I understand them once they stick to my mind. This has caused me to think that I am of no use and seeing other people marks makes me reconsider my decision to opt for IIT.
I need a push in studies as well as my mental fiber. Please help.
Hello Shashank !! Welcome to the IIT-JEE preparation club. You have made a good decision to choose Engineering as an career option. I really understand your anxiety and low motivation level. Please understand that there is a Quantum leap in the syllabus from X to XI. While Studying for IIT-JEE you need to study a topic at least "TWICE or THRICE " to understand it completely. That is possible only if your integrated batch teachers are cooperative enough and make sure that even your minute doubts are cleared. "Doubts are the remnants in the bowl which spoil the soup". Doubt no matter, even trivial must be cleared for better understanding. There are three stages of students mental state during IIT-JEE preparation : 1.) Enthusiastic stage : This state is present at the beginning of the course or a chapter, when emotions and spirits are at the peak with a determination in mind to outperform the peers. 2.) Feeling sunk stage: This stage arises when high level concept goes as bouncers and what adds fuel to fire, when others "toppers " reply to the questions easily which appear to us as "most difficult " 3.) Give up stage : In this stage the student finally gives up , becomes hopeless and surrenders to destiny . We do not realise that the toppers are also taking some external help which we are unaware off. If a student gets a good Mentor or Guru who prevents him to slip into stage 2 or stage 3 , he/she can outshine others. Shashank I feel u are into the second stage and need assistance to rebuild your identity in the small world around you. Trust me life is like a sine curve "full of ups and downs " all you need is to bounce back high when you are at all time low. Understanding topics : Take your time in understanding the topics and read them from standard good text . Avoid using guide books which ruins a student completely. revision is the essence to stay ahead and beat the competition. Cheers !! stay blessed. Regards Himanshu Sachdeva
Produced AIR 1 - AIEEE (JEE Mains). Chemistry Expert. Hundreds of students now at IITs.
Hi Shashank !I Read complete Description given by you, First of all this is not only problem for Shashank but also so many people around yourself, here you raised your voice but remaining people do not, that's all. Here I am giving few points and I hope that will helps a lot. 1.What percentage you are getting in your Unit tests no one is going to ask,but you have to identify drawbacks where you are lagging behind further you can make plan to rectify that within given time. 2.You are getting less marks and not able to understand not because of fast teaching but because of basic concepts are not cleared. Try to read once before going to listen class irrespective of how much you understand yourself. 3.Be positive and try to avoid people who are thinking against you. 4.Today technology is much developed you can overcome any difficulty by using it. 5.Last but not least, don't lose hopes until ending, because those who scored good marks in your class may not get rank. There is no parameter to measure your caliber, maintain self confidence and believe yourself.