Preparation Tips for IIT
If your eyes are set on admission to IIT, most elite engineering colleges in India, then the only way to success is getting the right guidance, preparing well with unwavering determination. Though you have to be good at mathematics, physics and chemistry, it is not improbable for an average student to clear IIT-JEE.
However, you need to understand the complexity of the entrance exam and prepare accordingly. The best way is to start early which is synonymous with 11th class as lakhs of students sit for the coveted 9500 seats in IITs each year.
- It is best to start with the basics and get them right before you study the complex topics.
- Try the questions before you intend looking over the solved examples or the answers. It never pays to study easy when you are going to be competing against lakhs of students every year.
- Be systematic. Do not jump over questions or try to study simultaneously on different subjects. It is best to complete a topic, complete all the related numerical and then move on to the next subject/topic.
- Work with the conceptual approach and analyze the questions before you start. Do not just read and start answering. See what is being asked and then work on it.
- With a 12th class marks holding a lot of importance in the new pattern of JEE 2014-2015, it is best that you do not ignore the board exams. Schedule your time and work on both JEE syllabus and Board exams. It is essential to manage time well.
- Be updated on the JEE and 12th class syllabus so there are no discrepancies when you study.
- It is best to work on at least 50 to 70 questions or problems a day so that you can devote equal time to theory as well.
- Be guided. It is good to take a self-study package by Kaysons Education as it has over 300 hours of recorded lectures by IITians.
- Practice sample questions for the last few years. Check 2013 pattern and the question paper. See how the JEE Mains and Advanced has been set.
- Try doing the online questions practice at the Kaysons they have database of 30,000 online questions to practice. Most of the above 500 AIR holders selected testing their skills with the databank of random questions to know about their weak points.
- It is best schedule as per your individual capabilities. Do not follow others. Some people have high concentration while others do not. Everyone has their own method and pattern of studying. Stay confident and focused on your own approach.
- It is best to be clear on your fundamentals than just memorizing the formula and randomly doing problems. Ask for expert advice at coaching centers or self-study groups.
- Keep giving mock tests. Solve sample tests with an eye on your timing. In the exam, you might need more time for some questions. Keep a few minutes to revise.
- Time management is essential.