Joint Entrance Exam : JEE

Joint Entrance Exam (popularly known as JEE) is being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi nationwide for admissions to IITs and NITs and DTU of the country. This Joint Entrance Exam-JEE is being conducted in two phases since this year. The JEE exam will be similar to that of earlier AIEEE where there will be combined question paper consisting questions of all three subjects – physics, chemistry and maths which will be covering the syllabus of the subjects of Standard-11 and 12. JEE is being conducted in two stages – JEE Main – offline and online. On the basis of merit of these exams, top 1.50 lakhs students will qualify and appear for JEE Advance examination which will be held offline all over the country. JEE exam is being conducted in two modes – online and offline. The student can select either of it according to his/her choice.

Out of syllabus prescribed by the National Council of Eduational Research and Training (NCERT), the Gujarat Board adopt 85% of the syllabus whereas CBSE adopts 90% syllabus for Standard-11 and 12. Multiple Choice Question paper is designed covering physics, chemistry and maths on the basis of NCERT syllabus. Therefore, students of Gujarat Board shall have to concentrate on 15% extra study whereas CBSE students will have to learn 10% extra. The high level of questions require advanced level of preparation also.

One can appear for JEE Main exam after Standard-12. The merit list will be prepared by giving 60% weightage to JEE Main result and 40% of the Board result, whereas merit list for admission to any college in Gujarat will be prepared giving equal weightage of 50% each to both the scores. Based on ranking in this merit list, the students will be called by the colleges for counseling. Those who aspire to pursue study at IIT, must secure his rank in top 1.50 lakh students in JEE main examination. Further, the student must be ranked within top 20 percentile students in the respective Board to qualify for the JEE Advance examination. Those who do not intend to secure admission to IIT need to clear only JEE Main exam.

Approximately 14 lakhs students appear for 9647 seats of 17 IIT, 20 NIT, 8 IIIT, out of which top 1.50 lakh students will be qualified for JEE Advance after cracking JEE main exam. Last year, 4.80 lakh students appeared.

For admission to the IIT, the student must have ranked in top 20 percentile scoring students of the Board. Repeater/old students have been granted relaxation in this criteria. Those who cleared Standard-12 examination last year, have been exempted from this formula of top-20 percentile students. Such students can participate in IIT-JEE on the basis of rules as prevalent last year. Revised rule will be applicable to freshers only. For calculation of percentile score of any student, total number of students appeared is to be considered qua the number of candidates below rank of such student and thereafter, it is to be multiplied by 100. Admission to IIT may not become easy as the percentible prescribed for Advance is above 80%. In JEE Main examination, 30 multiple choice questions are to be solved within 3 hours and such questions are asked from the subjects of physics, chemistry and maths.

Tuition fees for IIIT is Rs.70,000-50,000 per semester, Rs.90,000 for IIT, Rs.17,500 for NIT and for Management Course at IIM, annual course fee is Rs.8 lakhs to 16.50 lakhs.

Students of those State Boards where assessment of papers are being undertaken strictly will be benefitted in the revised entrance exam pattern of IIT. For example, students of Meghalaya who secure above 49% and students of Andhra Pradesh who will secure 87% or more will secure their merit in top 20 percentile students of respective State. However, they will have to appear for IIT-JEE Advance for securing admission to IIT.

Success ratio in this exam is only 2%. In the history of IIT, no student has till date secured 100% marks whereas number of students securing 100% marks in CBSE Standard-12 has been increasing. 6450 students could secure 100% marks in different subjects during 2011.

75% of IIT students are having urban background whereas remaining 25% are from rural areas. 30 to 35% of them have poor communication skill, however, after two-years common test study periods, they become expert in English language as well. All the IIT students have more than 90% presence in classes. The institute allows them to avail only one day leave voluntarily during year. Even VIP visits never affect classess. Classes are being conducted even during seminars of international level.

Students of this age are computer-savvy and therefore, they need not to worry about this exam. Question papers of offline examination should be analysed since pattern of questions remain same – be it offline or online. This exam should be attempted with equal ease and comfort as in the school examination. Click every option calmly and attentively. Never remain even slightly careless in selecting option.

Suggestions for examination:

Steady flow and alertness is essential which helps you to solve the problems.

  • Be alert about the timing while attempting JEE paper. There is scarcity of time. Make sure to complete the paper within time limit.
  • Regular revision and practice to solve problems helps a lot to face the exam.
  • Solve the question paper on your own.
  • Mistakes are apt to happen if hurried, try to write paper within time limit without any haste.
  • JEE is not hard neither it is so simple, you only need hard work.
  • Avoid use of calculate during JEE exam. Solve mathematics problems according to your own mental strength.
  • Answer the questions skillfully.
  • Hardwork is necessary to rank in merit.
  • Collect various tips and try to implement them. Develop and grow self-confidence. Success can be ensured through positive thinking.

Prepare notes of important points of all the subjects two weeks prior to examination and list out the points according to notes and read them.

  • Record important points separately.
  • Complete entire syllabus before the exam. Just go through revision process only when exam comes nearer.
  • Practice at home to write papers.
  • Attempt a mock test.

A day prior to the exam day :

  • Remain tension free, keep your mind calm.
  • Develop self-confidence, trust yourself.
  • Think positively.
  • Ask yourself that I will succeed in JEE.
  • Don’t ask your friends about “how much to read”, it may create stress.
  • Have a sound sleep for 6 to 7 hours.
  • Reach examination center 1 hour before the scheduled time.