JEE Mains 2021: Tips to avoid negative marking in exam

Attempting sure shot questions, reading questions carefully and staying calm can help students to avoid negative marking in the JEE Main 2021 exam.

JEE Mains 2021: Tips to avoid negative marking in exam
Ritu Tripathi | Jul 18, 2021 - 9:49 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: As the National Testing Agency has released the exam dates of JEE Main 2021 3rd and 4th sessions which were earlier postponed due to the second wave of COVID-19. JEE Main phase 3 exam will be conducted from July 20, 22, 25 and 27 and JEE Main session 4 dates are August 26, 27, 31, September 1 and 2. Candidates who have registered for the upcoming sessions of JEE Main 2021 can go through the key points given below to avoid getting negative marks in the exam.

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Negative marks directly impact the overall JEE Main 2021 score and candidates’ rank in the exam. Thus, students must take extra care to avoid negative marks in JEE Mains exam, especially while planning to crack a competitive exam.

JEE Main 2021- Tips to avoid negative marking in exam

Here are some points that can help students avoid negative marks in the JEE Main 2021 exam.

Don’t be in a hurry- A competitive exam like JEE Main can cause panic among students and because of which students tend to make silly mistakes in a hurry. Candidates should keep themselves calm to avoid any careless mistakes.

Read the question carefully- Students should read each and every question carefully and understand it well before answering. This will reduce the chances of missing any point of the question and thereby avoiding negative marks.

No guesswork- Students should keep in mind that they should answer the question in the JEE Main 2021 exam only when they are sure of the answer. Guesswork will directly lead to negative marks and it is advised to avoid answering if a candidate is not sure of.

Don’t focus on the number of attempted questions- Many students focus on the number of questions answered by them and because of this they tend to answer questions they are not even sure of. Such students focus on increasing their attempts. However, the focus of the students should be on the number of correctly answered questions in the JEE Mains 2021 exam rather than the number of attempted questions. This will also help in reducing negative marks.

Also Read, JEE Main 2021: Preparation tips for 3rd and 4th session

The National Testing Agency has conducted the two sessions of JEE Main 2021 exam in February and March. Students who are planning to appear for the JEE Main 3rd and 4th sessions are advised to have a proper study plan to score well.

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