IIT JEE 2017: Give Yourself a Head-Start
Cracking the Joint Entrance Exam to get admission into one of the IITs is what dreams are made up of if you are aspiring to be an engineer. A majority of the kids know at a fairly early age that they want to engineers as engineering is not an option to be taken up on an impulse. However, other than knowing that this is the field that they want to pursue, students rarely take any steps before passing the 10th standard to actually give themselves a better chance at cracking the JEE. Another course of action that can be taken is to start off with the preparations in Class 10. Talking about the IIT JEE- 2017, the students currently studying in Class 10 will be eligible for the exam come April 2017. Here are a few tips that can give you the perfect launch pad for one of the most sought after competitive exams in the country:
Getting the basics right:
The basics of a number of topics that are included in the IIT JEE syllabus are covered in class 10. Algebra, geometry, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and probability in Mathematics, motion, force, work, electrodynamics and magnetization in physics and atomic structure, mole concepts and chemical substances’ nature, behavior and reactions in chemistry. Since the JEE is now conducted by the CBSE, ensuring that your knowledge of the basics taught in Class 10 are strong will go a long way in helping you prepare for JEE.
Managing the time:
Board exams are definitely important, but taking in the whole picture if you want to pursue engineering, your certificate for passing 10th standard is more or less an age proof. Therefore, it is essential that you strike the right balance between the board exams and the JEE preparation. It helps that the basics of some of the topics are the same. Try and divide your time between preparing for the advanced topics of the subjects common with JEE and ensuring that other subjects do not suffer. Since you are starting earlier than the students who start preparing from Class 11, you have the luxury of managing each topic at a somewhat relaxed pace.
Preparation for IIT JEE is often associated, and wrongly at that, with collecting a load of books trying to figure out where to start. This is not exactly the best approach. The IIT JEE exam is now conducted by CBSE and the NCERT books along with one supplementary book for reference for advanced topics and questions should be more than enough for you.
This is a highly debatable topic as some would feel coaching centers would be better options. However, at this point of time when you are trying to find the right balance between the basic knowledge and preparing advance topics, self-study is the way to go. This practice helps you plan better and allows you to assess the areas you need to work on.
With the kind of status IIT JEE enjoys in India, it is natural everybody you know (and at times the ones you don’t even know) to try to give you advice as to how you should take this seriously. Indeed you should take it seriously, but that does not mean you should lock yourself up in a room for the next 3 years and forget about sleeping and eating. Balance the study time and ensure that you participate in the recreational activities of your choice. And stop listening to everyone, a majority of these people didn’t get through to the IITs.