Regular breaks, no stress and consistency; dodged 12-14 hour study schedules to pass the game

This year’s JEE Advanced exam topper, Bengaluru-based RK Shishir opened up in a recent interview about what he did differently to reach the top spot.

New Delhi: In times of competition, it is quite common for students to often give in to exam pressure – and for those taking the prestigious IIT JEE Advanced entrance exam, the stakes and stress levels are just as high. The state-level pharmacy entrance exam often witnesses countless applications, multiple rejections, and disappointments – however, success is only touched by a cream of students. This year’s JEE Advanced exam topper, Bengaluru-based RK Shishir opened up in a recent interview about what he did differently to reach the top rank. RK Shishir, a student from Narayana eTechno School, Vidyaranyapura, also achieved a higher rank in JEE Main and it seems like he doesn’t attribute his success to odd study schedules.

How consistency was the key to success for JEE Advanced and this year JEE sector top?

In an interaction with News18, RK Shishir revealed that consistency helped him earn the highest ranking in the JEE Advanced exam. He didn’t devote 12-14 hours to study in a day, which is often seen as crucial practice for success. Alternatively, for quality results, he relied on small, regular breaks after each hour of preparation. Many may think such breaks can be distracting and compromise concentration, but for Shishir they were the key to consistency.

For the past two years since the topper started preparing for the IIT exam, he has made sure to follow these rules and study every day to pass. After all, for him, it was the quality that mattered more than the number of hours he devoted to his studies.

How to manage exam stress holistically?

RK Shishir’s unique study methods or his consistency and regular breaks are an example for students entering competitive exams. But that’s not all. Taking a more holistic approach to exams, stress could be beneficial for all students, regardless of age.

Read on for some tips for holistic exam stress management:
  1. Plan ahead – from timetable to study plan
  2. Eat well
  3. Take breaks
  4. Play, Meditate, Exercise
  5. Get enough sleep
  6. Get help when needed
  7. Be positive and avoid comparisons
  8. Write and study

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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