Challenges thrown by the new IIT-JEE Pattern
Over 500,000 aspirants’ sign up every year to compete for around 10,000 (all Categories
together) seats in the 16 supposedly best Engineering Colleges across the country.
In recent years, Entrance examinations like JEE Advanced (erstwhile IIT-JEE) and
JEE Main (erstwhile AIEEE) have become an essential part of our Education System.
The new pattern for the IIT-JEE examination recently put into practice puts enormous
pressure on the Students along multiple dimensions.
It is a crunch situation for all IIT- JEE aspirants as now the JEE is conducted
in two stages, i.e. JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). JEE (Main) essentially replaces
the former AIEEE, along with being a gateway for JEE (Advanced), which is the final
stage exam for admission to IITs. The first part of the JEE (Main) is open to all
Students and their performance in the test will be the key for admission to all
technical colleges like the National Institutes of Technology, but not to the IITs.
The 150,000 top rankers in the JEE (Main) qualify to appear for the next stage,
the JEE (Advanced) for admission to the IITs, IIT - BHU Varanasi and the Indian School of Mines,
Dhanbad. These shortlisted 150,000 candidates also need to finish / rank among the
Top 20 percentile of Students in their School Board examinations.
With the common entrance exam and percentile-based normalization of scores across
School Boards, Students should be aware of the critical importance of scoring well
in the Board Exams, in addition to performing well in the JEE. School studies are
now in the limelight as there is a direct linkage of school performance with admission
to Engineering colleges. Therefore, it becomes imperative to choose the learning
system cautiously and in a way that enables you to prepare for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced)
as well as Board Exams. The best solution would be to have a synchronized preparation
system that addresses all the three objectives in an adjustable manner that optimizes
your performance by dynamically catering to all future possible circumstances. Another
key aspect to be kept in mind is that the methodology of preparation should be based
on Conceptual Learning rather than Rote Learning, thereby making your preparation
Regardless of your current class position, if you are serious about studying and
achieving your goal, you can do it by staying focused. It is important to make a
time table and stick to it. Keep proper timings and slot each subject for equal
number of hours. Periodically, progress should be monitored by mock quizzes after
each chapter and mock test papers at regular intervals in a simulated IIT-JEE like
examination environment. Students should bridge the gap based on the feedback of
performance in mock-tests, which will help improve and build examination temperament.
Make every second count…start studying now!!