IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) is the most prestigious engineering colleges across India for admissions to the courses like BE/B.Tech., B.Arch. and B.Planning. There are 23 IITs in India which has nearly 29,000 seats. Founded in 1951, there were only 6 IITs earlier. However, after a few years, there have been a number of developments in new IITs. To get admission in IIT, a student needs to qualify JEE exam which is conducted every year in the month of January, April and May. JEE is conducted in two steps namely, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
JEE is the common test for the students seeking admissions in engineering colleges—IITs, NITs, CFITs, etc. To get admission in IIT, the candidate must have cleared JEE Advanced. For that, the candidate has to first appear in the JEE Main. Only the top 2.5 lakhs candidates clearing JEE Main are eligible to attempt JEE Advanced.
JEE Main is a National Level Engineering Entrance Exam conducted by NTA and it acts as a gateway for admission to the Engineering Institutes in India such as IITs, GFTIs, NITs, IIITs, etc. Approximately, 12 lakh aspirants get themselves registered for JEE Main and those who clears the exam are eligible to get admission in IITs, GFTIs, NITs, IIITs, ISM, etc. JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced is conducted by one of its 7 zonal IITs in every year, under the guidance of JAB (Joint Admission Board). In 2019, the exam was conducted by IIT Roorkee and in 2020, it will be conducted by IIT Delhi. The top 2.4 lakh rank holders of the Main exam are eligible for the Advanced exam for admission in IITs. Candidates can attempt for JEE Advanced at most two times in two consecutive years.
JEE offers two different papers for the candidates as per their required field. Paper 1 is for the admission in BE/ B.Tech. and Paper 2 is for the admission in B.Arch. and B.Planning. Students can go for either papers or both, as per their choice of courses.
Candidates who have passed or equivalently qualified in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible to apply for JEE. The candidates must have secured 75% aggregate in their class 12 board exams and SC, ST and PWD must have secured 65%. After qualifying JEE Advanced, the candidates are required to fill the counselling form and choose their favourable colleges. Following this, the allocation of seats is done to the students.
A student with PCM in class 12 can pursue his career in engineering, architecture, merchant navy, commercial pilot, national defence services, medical (PCB), etc. A student without PCM in class 12 can pursue his career in mass media, law, company secretary, chartered accountancy, journalism, hotel management, etc.
NCERT textbooks of Physics, Chemistry and Maths - Class 11 and 12
NCERT exemplar of Physics, Chemistry and Maths - Class 11 and 12
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Understanding Physics by D. C. Pandey
Objective Mathematics by R. D. Sharma
Advanced Problems in Mathematics for JEE by Vikas Gupta and Pankaj Joshi
Advanced problem in Organic Chemistry for JEE by M. S. Chauhan
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee
Atkins' Physical Chemistry
JEE provides two attempts in a single year to a student. The first attempt will be in January and the second attempt in April. Keep yourself updated about the exam pattern, know your syllabus, start with your class 11 and 12 NCERT. The core subjects for JEE are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the syllabus of JEE is vast. Prepare a study plan, start with basics, clear your basic concepts of all the chapters, refer books to practise solved question, previous year papers, attempt mock tests, practise test series, take small breaks and stay positive and confident. Student can also join a suitable coaching to crack the exam.
The core subjects for JEE are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the syllabus of JEE is vast. If you are willing to prepare for the exam without coaching, then your school studies may help you a lot to clear your basic concepts. If you have focussed during your school studies, then you might be already understood the topics and concepts of class 11 and 12. Prepare a study plan, work accordingly, set timelines, refer books for important topics, take small breaks, stay confident, practise previous year JEE exams and take mock test by your own. There are online platforms that provide test series, mock test, etc., which are attemptable and also reflects your scores.
You need to maintain a study plan for 2 years. So that, you have a plenty of time to focus on every topic and devote equal time for each subject. Know your syllabus, prepare notes on each topic with highlighted points, do not avoid any topic, after completing one topic, practise questions of that topic, avoid wasting time on unnecessary activities, study regularly for 2–3 hours and keep your mind fresh by taking short breaks.
You should be determined to your goal. You need to be very focussed for a whole year. The syllabus of JEE is similar to the syllabus of class 11 and 12. Clear your concepts, study for at least 6 hours in a day. Do not try to cover complete syllabus. Focus on the important topics, refer to the previous year papers, try to develop trick to solve problems in a short time, stay focussed and confident.
Six months is a short time to clear JEE. However, you can make it happen by maintaining a proper study plan. Since the syllabus is almost similar to your class 11 and 12, you have already studied, you need only to revise the concepts. Make your concepts clear, do not invest time on unimportant topics, go for the revision of important topics, start practising the previous year question papers, attempt mock tests and do not panic.
It is important to make a study plan and a daily schedule. You need only to revise the concepts of class 11 and 12. Make your concepts clear, do not invest time on unimportant topics, go for the revision of important topics, start practising the previous year question papers, attempt mock tests and do not panic.
Know the weightage of topics in each section such as, in Maths, Trigonometry is of 10.3%, Algebra is of 31.1% and so on. Prepare accordingly, start from practising NCERT, refer books of Mathematics that is provided for the preparation of JEE and attempt previous year papers.
In Chemistry, there are 3 sections namely, Physical, Organic and Inorganic. Know the syllabus and important topics from each section. Start from NCERT, make notes of each chapter, refer books for deeper knowledge about the concept, practise questions and tests after every chapter, attempt previous year papers, stay calm and try to improve your speed.
Know the syllabus, important topics and weightage of each chapter. Start from NCERT, make notes of each chapter, refer books for deeper knowledge about the concept, practise questions and tests after every chapter, attempt previous year papers, stay calm and try to improve your speed.