JEE and boards are like oil and water – cannot be mixed. Do not take your board exams lightly. I will explain you through a real-time example of two students. Student A scored 255 marks in JEE Main and 90% marks in boards, his rank was 2166. On the other hand, Student B scored 264 marks in JEE and 91% marks in boards, his rank was around 400. Imagine the difference. 1% marks difference can take your rank from 4 digits to 3 digits. Board exams prove your ability to present what you want to say in a well-organized way. Now, the point is how to tackle JEE and boards together in a proper way. The solution is simple. Finish your boards in a best-organized way. Meanwhile, you can practice several MCQs. After boards, start with JEE preparation. Solve various full papers of previous years. This can gain confidence in you to attempt an actual examination.
JEE Main is famous for asking questions very out-of-the-way topics like in semiconductors, organic chemistry etc. For this, practice full board NCERT textbooks. Read and remember the theory part carefully. Ignoring them will definitely pull down the score a bit. No doubt, your confidence will be boosted for Advanced if your JEE Main total comes out to be decent. A thorough study of NCERT book will take you much ahead in the JEE exam.
Devote as much time as you can and don’t stress at all. Read up theory part and solve MCQs. Try solving questions which you find tough. As JEE is completely covered by NCERT, you just need to read between the lines. During boards, don’t overdo and avoid messing up. Practice MCQs and learn from what you have done wrong and try not to repeat the mistakes. Prepare the notes for yourself, whether it is waves, Algebra, polymers, semiconductors etc. No matter you get time to go through these brief notes but yes definitely writing helps in memorizing.
The day before JEE, don’t study too hard. Try relaxing your mind. Good luck for JEE and the boards!!!