Ways to Organise your Study Routine for IIT JEE

IIT-JEE may be difficult but not impossible if you prepare in a smart manner. Hence, the students have to organize their study routine for IIT-JEE in a well framed manner.

Some of the tips we would like to share with you to organize your study routine:

  • Prepare and follow study plan: Prepare a study plan and follow it strictly. Allocate the time (in terms of the number of the days or hours) for the preparation and revision of different topics from different subjects. It helps you utilize your time productively and achieve learning goals in an organized manner.It enhances the probability of your success.

We would like to share a sample copy of an ideal time planner with our students.

Time Planner For July
Days Chapter To Be Prepared
June 1 Chemistry – Chapter I & II
June 2 & 3 Physics – Chapter I & II
June 4 Sunday (Preparation Break)
June 5 & 6 & 7 Mathematics I & II
June 9 Revision of all the topics covered in this week
June 10 Attempting of Practice Test on the completed topics
June 11 Sunday (Preparation Break)
June 12 Chemistry – Chapter III & IV
June 13 & 14 Physics – Chapter III & IV
June 14 & 15 & 16 Mathematics III & IV
June 17 Revision of all the topics covered in this week
June 18 Sunday (Preparation Break)
June 19 Attempting of Practice Test on the completed topics
June 20 Chemistry – Chapter V & VI
June 21 & 22 Physics – Chapter V & VI
June 22 & 23 & 24 Mathematics V & VI
June 25 Sunday (Preparation Break)
June 26 Revision of all the topics covered in this week.
June 27 Attempting of Practice Test on the completed topics
June 28 Chemistry – Chapter VII & VIII
June 29 & 30 Physics – Chapter V & VI

(Note: It is just a sample one. You can enhance or modify it according to your study goals and personal requirements. Nobody other than you is the best person to design a time planner for you.)

  • Set your study goals: Set your study goals at the beginning of every week. The goals should contain the list of topics and subtopics which you plan to complete during the week.
  • Be practical: While setting weekly goals, you should be practical and realistic than ambitious. Set goals which you can complete easily and within timelines.
  • Order of subjects: First of all, complete and master the subjects that  you feel easier. Then, you can spend more time on the tough subjects and topics.
  • Leave no stone unturned: Do not leave any chapter or topic as some of the questions in JEE paper are the combinations of two or three concepts/topics. Read and re-read the topics until you master them and create a clear picture in your mind. Keep equivalent focus on all the subjects and topics.
  • Pocket books & mobile phones: Make pocket books and mobile phones part of your preparation. Note important definitions,  equations and formulas in pocket notebooks. During travel and idle time, refer those pocket books which you can easily carry in your pocket.

We hope that you have received some inputs to organize your study routine from our article. We wish that this article helps your ambition to crack IIT-JEE.


Importance of IIT Foundation Courses

Importanve of IIT Foundation Courses

If you are an IIT aspirant studying Class 6th to Class 10th, you have two options: one is to prepare on your own and another option is to join some IIT-Foundation coaching institute. Joining the foundation classes from the middle  school days itself is a better option for the students.

The following are some of the advantages that the students can get by joining the IIT Foundation course:

  • Enhancement of Thought Process: The coaching stretches your mind and expands the boundaries of your thought process. It enhances your problem solving skills and conceptual knowledge. While attending IIT training classes in future, you do not feel any stress and strain to understand various topics which are covered in-depth in IIT training as your mind is tuned enough to face it.
  • Revision of Fundamentals: If you directly join IIT-JEE coaching in your Plus+2, you may not find time to revise fundamentals of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as you will be busy with your Plus+2 preparation. In the foundation coaching classes, you can revise all the fundamental concepts of above subjects.
  • Added advantage & competitive edge: IIT Foundation courses give added advantage and competitive edge. You can understand various topics and subtopics in depth before joining Intermediate.
  • Scope for self-examination: If start attending the foundation classes, you may get more time for self-examination and self introspection. You can recognize your opportunity areas and weak areas. You can focus on the areas where you are lagging behind.
  • Fills Gap Between Academic Curriculum & Exam Pattern: The school curriculum focuses on ‘concepts’ rather than their applications. But, most of the questions asked in IIT-JEE are application based questions and they are usually the combination of two or more concepts. Hence, the superficial knowledge of the concepts may not be sufficient to crack the IIT-JEE. The IIT-JEE foundation fills the gap between academic curriculum and the pattern of IIT-JEE examination.
  • Acts As Foundation for Other Competitive Examinations: The foundation course helps students to crack not only IIT, but also other competitive examinations such as SAT, KVPY, NSO (National Science Olympiad), IMO (International Mathematics Olympiad), MTSE (Maharashtra Talent Search Examination), NTSE (National Talent Search Examination), and NSTSE (National Level Science Talent Search Examination).

A few years ago,  the IITs have reduced the number of attempts for IIT-JEE to two. Now, you have only two chances – first chance after your Class XII board exams while the second one is immediately next year. This has made IIT-JEE further competitive. It has further intensified the need for joining the IIT-JEE foundation course from middle school.

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Useful Tips for Cracking IIT JEE Main 2018

Useful Tips for Cracking IIT JEE Main 2018

IIT-JEE is one of the highly competitive entrance examinations. It is held in both offline mode and online mode. This entrance test is conducted across India by Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE). More than 12 lakh students appeared for the test this annual entrance test held in April, 2017.The admissions into NIT, IIIT, and Technical Institutes Funded by Central government take place based on JEE Main ranks while the Joint Admission Board conducts the admission process of IITs based on the JEE Advanced ranks. There is no weight-age for board marks this time (2017) onwards while deciding the All India Rank in JEE Main.

The students appearing for the entrance examinations should ensure that their efforts for the entire year do not end in vain. Hence, we would like to share some IIT-JEE Preparation tips with you that help you score well in IIT-JEE Mains.

  • Wise selection of study material: IIT-JEE Main is held based on NCERT books and hence, master them at first. Till then, do not  think of any books published by private publishers. After mastering NCERT  books, if you have time, you can refer the following books for additional help:
    • Physics – HC Verma
    • Chemistry – OP Tandaon & P Bahadur
    • Mathematics – RD Sharma
  • Prepare a checklist: Before commencing your preparation or revision, prepare a checklist of topics and subtopics for every subject.
    • Refer lab manuals and practical notebook: JEE Main entrance test may contain a few questions related to practicals done in the college lab. Hence, refer lab manuals and practical notebooks too.
    • Focus on weak areas: Concentrate more on your weak areas i.e., the topics and subtopics which you feel difficult. Improve your command over the areas where you are lagging behind, to maximum possible extent. If you cannot achieve the success even after your best efforts, do not get disappointed but move on to prepare for other chapters.
  • Effective Time Management: As you have limited time for preparation, allocate time to different subjects and different topics according to their weightage and complexity. Learn to solve or answer questions within less time. In the IIT-JEE exam, you need to attempt 90 questions within 180 minutes (i.e., two hours). Hence, enhance the speed of your comprehension, conclusion and calculation. If you can solve all the  simple questions within one and half minute each, you can save some time which you can use for solving complex questions at the end.
  • Attempt previous question papers: Attempt some of the previous question papers of JEE-Main before appearing for the final JEE Main exam. Self-evaluate your answer sheet with the key and try to analyse your answers. Try to find correct answers for the questions that you could not answer correctly.
  • Online Vs Offline Tests: If you are planning to take JEE Main online test, attempt previous question papers through online mode so that you get habituated to take the test online. If you are planning to take JEE Main test offline, attempt practice test papers through offline mode.
  • Revision: During revision, go through revision notes to revise important definitions, concepts, and formulae. During last 48 hours,do not try to learn a new concept or read a new topic or subtopic. Dedicate the time only for revision.
  • Healthy lifestyle: Do not allow any tension or stress about anything. Eat on time and sleep well for 6 to 7 hours daily. Do not study by waking up for late night hours. Relax well for some time.
  • Before Leaving for Exams:Get ready your exam kit well in advance before leaving for the hall. Ensure that you carry your JEE Main admit card and Aadhar card. Check the list of items you need such as pen, pencil, and eraser.

Note: Visit your exam centre two days before the examination day.  Note down its address, route, location and landmark.

You have done your best possible hard work for the past two years. Now, be cool and give your best on the day of JEE Main. Wish you all the best.

Habits That You Should Develop In School To Crack IIT JEE

Habits That You Should Develop In School To Crack IIT JEE

If you do a particular thing repetitively for a long time, it becomes a habit. Good habits help individuals to achieve their goals and lead a better and comfortable life.

If your target is to crack IIT JEE or any other competitive test, there are some habits you have to start building right from middle classes.  Following are some of such important habits that students need to inculcate to crack IIT-JEE:

Time Management: Prepare a timetable with targets related to syllabus. Follow it strictly. Ensure that your targets include not only the completion of the topics but also some time for revision. Time management helps you not only in cracking IIT-JEE in future but also to face any other competitive exam and excel in every sphere of life. It helps you to utilize your time productively.

Performance analysis: Cultivate the habit of analysing your performance. List the topics which you find  most difficult. Spend more time on chapters and topics at which you are lagging behind.

After taking a test, analyze the test report and find your weak areas (where you can lose marks) and opportunity areas (where you can gain marks) by topic and subtopic wise. It may take more time if you try to do performance analysis manually. Hence, attempt some of the online tests conducted by EdVie which gives you instant result after the completion of the test with performance analysis. It is is developed on a smart algorithm that gives you performance analysis report with broader picture of your strengths (opportunity areas)  and weak areas (areas for further improvement). Performance analysis by Edvie saves your time and manual efforts and makes the analysis process further effective.

Develop Mathematical and Logical Mindset: Try to do calculations without using calculator and solve mathematical puzzles and riddles.

Below mentioned ones are some of the examples: If you find a number on vehicle boards and house doors:

  • Find out its square value or square root value.
  • Multiply the number with your lucky number and observe the result.
  • Find out whether the number is an even, odd, prime, or finite number.

Educational Online and mobile games for learning: Online and mobile games are no more a mere pastime activity for kids. It is also a good educational and learning experience for them. Try to choose subject based online and mobile games that help you achieve your goals. If your goal is to crack IIT-JEE, select mathematical and logical online and mobile games which help you enhance your mathematical and reasoning skills.

Formation of Study Group: Form a study group in your apartments or colony with the students of your class. Promote a cooperative environment among the students and it helps you multiply your subject knowledge by quizzing and challenging one another with questions from your syllabus.

Learn from achievers: If you want to achieve something, meet the achievers who have already achieved it if they stay in your colony or town. Try to learn some tips and tricks to achieve your goal. If your aim is to crack IIT JEE, try to meet those who have already made inroads into IIT campus! Know Do’s and Don’ts for JEE Main from them.

Eat, Sleep & Rest Well: Eat, sleep and rest well on time as your body needs continuous and instant energy for doing anything including studies.

Exercise regularly: Exercise daily to become habitual of a healthy and active lifestyle. Do different exercises such as yoga, pranayama, and aerobics. Do running, jogging, swimming and bicycling whenever you get some time. They refresh your brain and helps you to learn various things fast.

Preparation of Notes: Prepare concise notes containing important points for every topic and subtopics of different subjects. It helps you a lot during revision as you do not have to waste so much of time. Notes gives you the gist of important points or concepts in your syllabus.

Practicing of Previous Test Papers: Whatever class or course you may be studying, make it a hobby to practice the previous examination papers more and more and attempt online practice tests.

Try to imbibe some of the above mentioned habits not merely to crack IIT-JEE but also to get elevated to different heights in your life.

How to Beat IIT JEE Stress?

How to Beat IIT JEE Stress_

Every ambition carries some stress to achieve it. If your aim is to crack IIT-JEE or any other competitive test, the scope for stress is further high as it is one of the toughest exams in the world. Hence, rely on smart (planned) work rather than hard work. We would like to share some tips to beat IIT JEE stress.

Root Cause Analysis of Stress: Analyse the cause(s) of stress and then, you can easily face the stress by finding a solution for each cause(s).If you feel that a particular subject or topic is difficult one, understand it thoroughly by taking the help of your teachers and friends. Spend more time on the subject or topics. Then, it eases out your stress.

Attend Training Classes: Instead of preparing on your own, join an IIT-JEE training institute either online or offline. Training eases out your preparation process and reduces your stress.

Guidance of Teachers: Take the guidance of teachers and your seniors to know how to prepare for IIT-JEE. Know Do’s and Don’ts from them. Instead of referring too many books, select the best ones according to the suggestions given by your teacher.

Prepare according to weightages: Prioritize the topics and subtopics according to their weightages and prepare accordingly.  Allot some time for revision too.

Preparation of Notes: Prepare notes containing the important points for every topic and subtopic of different subjects. It reduces stress by simplifying revision process. While preparing notes, underline important points. Use different colours of pens, pencils and sketches as colors activate your right brain.

Healthy LifeStyle: Eat, sleep and rest well on time. Do yoga and pranayama (breathing exercise) on time and visit gym at least once in a week. Running, jogging, swimming and bicycling act as stress busters. Take milk with honey or boost instead of teas and coffee before commencing your preparation. If you feel more stress or any headache,go for an oil-massage and get head wash. Do not study by waking up for late night hours.

Stress Busters: Whenever you feel that you are under excessive stress, listen to classical music for a while and spend some time with friends, family members and pets.

Take a break on Sunday: Take a break from IIT preparation on Sundays. On Sundays, enjoy with friends and involve yourself in your favourite activities. They relieve your mind from stress and act as re-charger for your mind.

Make your preparation qualitative: Do not get carried away by self-boasting of some of your friends that they prepare for 12 or 15 hours. Remember always that your success does not depend on the number of hours that spend. Make your preparation qualitative i.e., target specific rather than quantitative.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article. Try to follow some of the above mentioned tips if you like them and feel that they are convenient to follow. Our aim is to see you stress free and relaxed.

Common mistakes students commit during IIT JEE preparation

Common mistakes students commit during IIT JEE preparation

Students make several mistakes while they are preparing for IIT-JEE. Even a single mistake may seal the chances of getting an entry into the IITs. Hence, let us discuss some of the mistakes committed by IIT-JEE aspirants. This article may act as a caution or whistle blower for students like you.

Buying of too many books: Many of the IIT aspirants purchase too many books though they have very less time for preparation. Hence, purchase and rely on only NCERT books as IIT exams are held based on the books published by NCERT. Later, you can refer to study material provided by your coaching institute. Before mastering them, do not go for any books published by private publishers.

Delaying of Inorganic Chemistry for last 3-4 months: Most of the students delay the preparation of inorganic chemistry till the end as they consider it a subject which needs just mugging up and hence, it remains fresh in their mind if they prepare for it at the end of the year. However, the view is completely incorrect and inorganic chemistry requires more than mugging up.

It has a weightage of around 15% to 20% of Chemistry paper in both JEE (Main) and Advanced. Hence, master over Inorganic Chemistry at the beginning and keep on revising it after completing it till the exam.

Neglecting of Class XI: IIT-JEE covers the syllabi of both Class XI and Class XII.However, most of the students concentrate more on Class XII but neglect Class XI. Hence, students should balance the portion of both the years.

Imbalances in preparation: As the exam is held on three subjects, it is highly important to prepare all the three subjects with a balance. Spend a little more time on the subject which you feel tougher.

Postponing lessons for tomorrow: Do not postpone any lesson for tomorrow. Otherwise, your pending portion gets piled-up. It creates extra pressure on you tomorrow. Hence, do not postpone any chapter.

Lack of attention in classroom: Pay full attention when you are attending the lecture of your teacher. Ensure your presence not only physically but mentally too.

Ignoring Unsolved & Incorrectly Answered Questions: After attending previous test papers  or mock tests, most of the students forget to know the correct answers for unsolved and incorrectly solved questions. The students should find correct answers for such questions.

Not attempting any tests: It is not a good preparation strategy to learn and practice various topics without attempting any tests. IIT aspirants have to attempt some tests with time bounds.

Attempting time free tests: Some students attempt several time free tests. If you attend a time-bound test, you can know how many questions you can attempt within stipulated time.  Time free tests may not help you recognise your speed of attempting the exam.Hence, take only time bound tests for accurate performance analysis.

Taking too much of pressure: Many students take so much of pressure and in fact, unnecessary pressure. More the pressure you take, more ineffective you will be. At the sametime, you should not be extreme carefree too. In other words, you should be careful but not stressful.  It teaches you real stress management.

Waking up for late nights: Do not wake-up for late hours in the night. Eat and sleep on the time. Lack of adequate sleep reduces the activeness of the brain.

Lack of confidence: It is another problem for some of the JEE aspirants. Lack of self confidence and fear de-motivate the students.Hence, you should have adequate self-confidence. However, you need to ensure that your estimations should not exceed realistic boundaries.

Distractions: For an IIT-JEE student, there are several distractions such as texting, chatting, and partying. Though they act as stress busters, your time gets killed if you get addicted to them. Keep yourself away from such distractions for two years.

Ensure that you do not commit any of above mentioned mistakes. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

How to Evaluate My IIT JEE Preparation?

How to Evaluate My IIT JEE Preparation_

Most of the IIT aspirants face a dilemma about how to evaluate their IIT-JEE preparation. Some of the students and their parents are often worried about it as they do not have whether their preparation is adequate to make an inroad into IIT campus. In fact, self-evaluation is tougher than external evaluation.

Join Reputed Test Series: Join some of the national level test series conducted by some of the reputed institutes. It enables you to find out your level of awareness on the portion that you have completed. It helps you to find your opportunity areas and weak areas.

Regular Tests: Try to attempt one test every week. If your time does not permit, ensure that you attempt at least one test in every fortnight. Higher the number of tests that you attempt, higher will be your level of confidence. You can attempt a few tests during initial days. When exams approach, try to attempt more number of tests. Take any exam only after completing related chapter(s).

Pattern and Standards of Test: Ensure that the questions asked in the tests are equal to those asked in IIT-JEE in terms of complexity. If the complexity level of the questions asked in the test is lower than that of IIT-JEE, the test that you attempt may not serve the ultimate purpose of assessing yourself in an effective manner. Ensure that the pattern of the test too resembles that of IIT-JEE. It further enhances the efficacy of your self-assessment process.

Previous IIT-JEE Test Papers: Attempt some of the previous year IIT-JEE test papers. Compare your answers with keys and self-evaluate your answers. Nowadays, you can get and download different test papers with their keys from Internet.

Group studies & mutual assessment: Form a study group with your fellow IIT aspirants and  promote the culture of group discussion and mutual questioning during group/combined study sessions. It helps you spot your opportunity and weak areas in different subjects. If you are unable to form such a study group in your locality, commence an online study group.

Practice results in perfection. The more you practice, the more you improve your chances of getting an entry into IIT.  We wish that you improve the quality of your preparation by following some of the suggestions mentioned in this article.

Beginner’s Guide to IIT-JEE Preparation

Beginner’s Guide to IIT-JEE Preparation

Many of the students and their parents dream of entering IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) as they are highly reputed engineering institutes in our country. The admission into all the IITs takes place through IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). It is advisable for the IIT aspirants to commence their IIT JEE Preparation from school days, owing to the competition.

Syllabus: The entrance test contains three subjects namely Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry of XI and XII classes. It is usually conducted based on CBSE syllabus. However, they may also consider or refer ICSE and IGCSE text books while setting the paper.

Score in Inter: Do not neglect your regular academic studies while preparing for IIT-JEE. Earlier i.e., until 2016, marks that you scored in the Intermediate board exams too were given some percentage while deciding the rank. However, there is no weightage for board marks this time (in 2017) while deciding the All India Rank in JEE Main.

Online Vs Offline: It is held in both offline mode and online mode. Hence, you can appear for the test in any mode according to your convenience.

Previous Test Papers: It is advisable and helpful to solve previous test papers. You can download the test papers with their keys from Internet. Try to attempt at least a few of online practice tests for self- assessment on regular basis.

Hard work and smart work: Mere hard work may not give the desired result for the students. They have to prepare in a planned manner and use time wisely while covering different topics and subtopics. Hence, they need to do both hard work and smart work to crack IIT-JEE. Try to follow some of IIT-JEE Preparation Tips given by experts to carry on your preparation in a smart manner.

Pattern of Questions:  Usually, IIT-JEE questions focus more on application part. They test the students on the application of a concept in a given a situation. Sometimes, the questions may be a logical combination of two or more questions. Hence, the students should know not only mere concepts but also their application in different ways.

Student’s attitude: The aspirants need to prepare for the examination with complete dedication and understand all the concepts thoroughly. They should enhance their analytical or logical skills.

Prepare well. Let not any stress or anxiety have an edge over you. We wish you all the best in IIT-JEE.

How to Handle School and IIT JEE Preparation at the same time?

How to Handle School and IIT JEE Preparation at the same time_

Students feel it a challenge to prepare for IIT-JEE along with the board exams. Parents too usually think that their child feels it difficult to prepare for IIT-JEE as they are busy with the preparation for the board exams. However, students can prepare for both simultaneously provided you have an effective preparation strategy. Most of IIT-JEE rankers have commenced their preparation from their high school days itself. They expressed it in several interviews taken by media.

Changing attitude of parents

In the past, parents used to think that students cannot prepare for IIT-JEE and the board exams simultaneously. But, the trend has changed during the past few years and parents have realized the importance of sending their children IIT-JEE Foundation classes from high school days as it acts as a solid foundation for achieving IIT-JEE. Hence, it is no more a challenging task to prepare for both of them simultaneously. In fact, some schools have started IIT-JEE foundation classes along with regular academic classes.

You may achieve good rank if you follow some of the below mentioned guidelines as a part of the preparation strategy:

Focus more on STEM subjects: Focus more on STEM subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Maths as they are common for both CBSE board and JEE entrance. Build strong conceptual and application knowledge in these subjects.

Smart Work With Effective Time Plan: If you do smart (planned) work, the IIT-JEE preparation does not affect your regular academic course. In fact, it enhances your preparation for the board exams. Prepare an effective time plan with timelines for every topic and subtopic and follow it strictly. In your time plan, prioritize the topics according to their weightages and prepare accordingly.

IIT-JEE Foundation Classes: Students need to spend more time to understand various concepts if they prepare for IIT-JEE on their own. Hence, it is advisable for them to join an IIT-JEE foundation course. The foundation courses do not take more than one hour a day. It acts as an added advantage while appearing for the board exam as it covers various concepts of Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Many ofthe IIT-JEE foundation tutorials have realized the importance of making the foundation classes student friendly. Hence, they are designing course material and time schedule in such a way that the students do not feel any stress and difficulty in balancing the preparation of both the IIT-JEE and the board exams.

Early Commencement of Preparation: The IIT-JEE classes usually commence in summer vacation itself.Hence, if you join the course in April or May, you can complete the course in  December and can commence your preparation for the board exams from January with full dedication.

Seek the help of your tutors: Some of the IIT-JEE foundation institutes such as Edvie conduct a few special classes for clarifying the doubts of their students in various topics and subtopics of the board syllabus, on the request of  their students. Hence, seek the help of your tutors in your board exam preparation with a gentle request.

Follow NCERT books: Experts consider NCERT books ‘the bibles for IIT preparation’ as IIT exams are held based on the books published by NCERT. Hence, follow NCERT books rather than relying on the books published by private publishers.

During preparation, you have to go through not only concepts but also examples given in NCERT textbooks as the are very important and are asked often in IIT-JEE in twisted manner.

Equal focus on regular academic score: Your academic score may not have any weightage in IIT-JEE but, you need to score 75% marks in class 12th or its equivalent board examination. Or else, your score needs to be within top 20 percentile. Hence, it is advisable to focus equally on your regular academics too.

Moreover, your academic marks and grades boost-up your self-confidence which is an essential factor to crack IIT-JEE.

Brief Revision Before Sleep: Before going to bed, have a brief revision of whatever concepts you have learnt in the day for an half hour everyday.

Free Student Counselling of EdVie

After going through article, if you have any queries still regarding simultaneous preparation of regular academics and IIT-JEE foundation, avail the ‘free counselling for students’ facility of EdVie, an e-learning platform. Its educational and career guidance certainly helps your child.

Visit: http://www.edvie.com/contact

If you follow any of the above mentioned guidelines, you can prepare for and score well in both the board examination and IIT-JEE.

6 Tips for Making Notes in IIT JEE preparation

6 Tips for Making Notes in IIT JEE preparation

Preparation of notes plays a vital role in cracking IIT-JEE rank. Most of the students prefer it during their last minute revision as they do not find time to refer the larger books during the last few days/hours of the examination.

The following are some of the tips which help you to prepare your notes in an effective manner:

Keep your notes short and simple: It is meant for you but not for academic submission. Hence, prepare the notes in such a way that you can understand easily. Keep your notes short and  simple. Avoid large sentences and large paragraphs. Then, you can understand it easily when you refer it the next time. You can easily revise and recollect important points and sub-points.

Note down techniques: Note down the shortcuts and techniques explained by your teachers in the classroom. List out the exceptions and limitations of different laws, rules, concepts and formulas. While writing about laws and definitions, mention the assumptions based on which they are derived and developed.

Keep track of mistakes: List out all the the mistakes that you have done so far while attempting term exams and practice tests, along with correct answers. Keep a track of various points that confuse you often with relevant clarifications.

Blank pages after every topic: Leave 1 or 2 pages after every topic to note important points which you might have forgotten at initial stage. Whenever you learn something more about the topic, mention it in the blank pages.

Different notebooks for different subjects: Maintain different notebooks for different subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and different years so that the notes gets well organized and structured. Then, it becomes easier whenever you refer the notes for  revision.

Mention merits, demerits (limitations) and exceptions for every concepts. While writing about formula, mention about its assumptions.

Pens and Pencils of different colours: Colours attract the attention of human eyes and right brain than several other things. Hence, always bold and highlight the important points with different colors. They make it easy to locate important points while revising.

However, follow a kind of uniformity while using colours in your  notes. Use blue pen to highlight definitions. Use yellow pen or pencil, if available and use red ink while highlighting cautions, alerts and exceptions.

Try to implement some of the above mentioned tips while preparing your IIT-JEE notes, which may act as one of the ladders to climb your target ‘cracking of IIT-JEE’.

How should one start Preparing for IIT JEE?

How should one Prepare for IIT JEE

Congratulations for starting your IIT JEE preparations. You may be in Class 6th or Class 12th, it is never too early and never too late to start your preparations. Although, waiting till the last is not a good strategy when it comes to IIT JEE and we highly suggest that you start as soon as possible.

Other than hard work, diligence and discipline are some effective ways here to start your preparations.

Be ahead of your Class syllabus: Go prepared to your class by pre-studying the topic going on in your school. This helps you building better understanding of the concepts.

Do not restrict yourself to the text books. Refer some of the books written by eminent writers. For example, after completing all the topics and subtopics in your Chemistry textbook, you can refer authors like J.D. Lee, Morrison and Boyd. While selecting your study material, contact your teachers and seniors.

If you can easily handle even the difficult questions of your book, you can go one step further by studying the next class chapters. For example, If you are in 8th class, you can try to learn some of the concepts of 9th class too.

Always be asking questions: Never hesitate to ask questions in your class. No question is silly or too basic. Students who ask a lot of questions, understand the concepts better and gain more marks. Do not worry about what will your classmates or teacher think of you. Have a question? Just ask it!

Make use of technology:  Take advantage of latest technology such as online training and m-learning. Make use of Internet to find study material, mock tests, and other useful resources.

Online Practice Tests & Previous Test Papers: Make it a habit to attempt some of the online practice tests freely available over Internet. Practice some of the IIT-JEE test papers of previous years too.

Analyse it: After taking a test, analyze your performance to find your weak areas and opportunity areas (where you scored well) by topic and subtopic wise.

Prepare an attack plan: After getting the report, spend more time on the topics and subjects at which you are weak. Your opportunity areas are the topics in which you can score more than others, so do not ignore them completely, keep practicing them once in awhile.

Get Training: You may want to join a course for a more structured approach to your preparation. A course also gives you access to expert teachers, effective course material, tests and guidance. If you are in middle school, you can go for an online IIT JEE Foundation Course, like the one Edvie offers (details of the course) and if you are in Class 11th / 12th then you can go for a IIT JEE Preparation course.

Follow these advice to get started for IIT JEE in the right way. We wish you success and hope to see you in IIT one day!

Foreign Universities that consider JEE Score for UG Courses in Engineering

Foreign Universities that consider JEE Score for UG Courses in Engineering

Most of the foreign universities expect students to possess a minimum of 12-13 years of academic education with top grades. They should score well in aptitude and language proficiency exams. The universities outside India give weightage to various factors such as exceptional achievements, teamwork, community service and volunteer work. Owing to its reputation, some of the international institutions have started admitting Indian students based on their IIT-JEE score. The National University of Singapore accepts both JEE Main and Advanced Score for admission into its undergraduate (UG) programmes.

Apart from your academic merit, you may get some brownie points for your achievements in competitive exams and co-curricular activities. The university accepts admissions based on International Science Olympiad Medals too.

As India is one of the rapidly emerging economies in the world, let us hope that various foreign universities follow the path of National University of Singapore and start accepting IIT-JEE and other national level engineering examinations conducted by Indian educational boards.

Can International Students go to an IIT?

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IITs are the most reputed engineering colleges in India. Many aspiring engineers dream to study in IITs. Recently, IITs started conducting the entrance test in foreign countries this year. Now, foreign students can also join IITs. The higher authorities of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made this plan to promote the IITs at international level. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) took this decision.

The board has decided to conduct the entrance test in foreign countries to select the foreign students for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) courses in engineering.

Countries to participate: The board is set to conduct IIT entrance test in different countries such as Singapore, UAE, and three SAARC countries. The board is planning to commence exam centres in these six countries:

  • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • Singapore

In the past too, Dubai JEE was conducted for the students who were studying in CBSE Schools. It was held to admit Indian nationals only. Now, it is planning to enhance its reputation across the globe.

Criticism: Though people appreciate the initiative of IIT-JEE board to attract foreign students, it has received some criticism too. The prime criticism is that the foreign students have been receiving undue and unfair advantage.

The new policy allows the foreign students, from six countries, to appear directly to JEE (Advanced) if they secure minimum 75% marks in Class 12th or its equivalent exam. Indian students have to qualify JEE (Mains) and JEE(Advanced) to join IIT. The board conducts the admission process based on rank obtained in IIT-JEE(Advanced).

Code of conducts and regulations

According to IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB), Chennai, the foreign candidates have to upload the following to get admission into JEE exams:

  • Birth certificate
  • Mark sheet of Class 12th
  • Identity proof of the candidate
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Passports of the parents of the candidate

The board has, however, clarified that the seats for the foreign students will only be the addition to existing seats. It does not reduce the available seats for the Indian candidates.

Joint Admission Board (JAB), Chennai, stated ‘the number of seats will not exceed 10 percent of the total seats in each course offered by the IITs.Moreover, foreign students will not be allowed to make use ofreservation facility of ST, SC, OBC, and PWD categories.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is planning to provide research visas to the foreign students taking admission into IITs  for a period equal to their course duration. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has assured that there will not  be any discrimination between Indian students and foreign students while providing facilities and education. IITs charge more fee from the foreign students and they will not receive any kind of  subsidies.

IIT Bombay is appointed as the National Coordinator to organize IIT-JEE in these foreign countries.

The IIT board is set to follow this initiative from this new academic year 2017-18. Many foreign candidates are set to participate in admission and counseling procedure this year.

JEE Mains and JEE Advanced: Differences You Should Know


Every year, more than 12 lakh students appear for the JEE Main, making it one of the toughest exams in the world. When they are starting,  some students may be confused about  the difference between IIT JEE Main exam and IIT JEE Advanced exam. Let us discuss about the difference between IIT-JEE and IIT-Advanced.

JEE-Main: A gateway to NITs & IIITs

CBSE conducts this entrance test and its score acts as the basis for the admission into the following institutions:

  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)
  • Engineering colleges run by the participating states

It also acts as an eligibility test which allows the students to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

Pattern of JEE-Main: It is conducted in both offline and online modes and contains two papers namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. The students can appear for either or both of the papers.

  • Paper 1: CBSE conducts it  for the students who want admission in Undergraduate Engineering Course. It is held both in online and offline modes.
  • Paper 2: It is for the students who want to join B.Arch and B.Planning courses. It is conducted in offline mode alone.

Limit on attempts: The students can give three attempts for JEE Main exams.

Syllabus of JEE-Main: JEE Main exams is conducted based on the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabus of three subjects namely Mathematics,  Physics, and Chemistry.

JEE Advanced:An entrance test for IITs

It is an entrance exam conducted by the IITs for the admission into the following institutes:

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • Other institutes like the Indian School of Mines (ISM)

Pattern of JEE-Advanced: It is a paper-based test held only in offline method. This test contains Paper 1 and Paper 2. The students should clear both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the exam. If your marks are higher than ‘cut-off marks’ set by the Joint Implementation Committee, you can get ‘Pass’ status.

Limit on attempts: You can appear for the exam for only two consecutive years.

Students, who want admission into Architecture courses offered by IITs, should appear for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT), conducted by zonal IITs, after clearing the JEE Advanced exam.

Syllabus of JEE-Advanced: Apart from the CBSE Class 11 and 12 syllabus of three subjects namely Mathematics,  Physics, and Chemistry, the JEE Advanced contains a few extra topics.

The following are some of the topics included in the Physics syllabus of JEE Advanced but not in JEE Main are:

  • Newton’s Law of Cooling
  • Absorptive and Emissive Powers
  • Wein’s Displacement Law
  • Kirchoff’s law
  • Stefan’s Law
  • Blackbody radiation

The following are some of the topics included in the Chemistry syllabus of JEE Advanced but not in JEE Main are:

  • Alpha, beta & gamma rays: Introduction & Their Properties
  • Stability of nuclei & proton-neutron ratio
  • Fission & fusion reactions: Basic Introduction
  • Equivalent Conductivity
  • Kinetics of radioactive decay
  • Carbon dating
  • Radioactivity

The students, who want to crack IIT-JEE Advanced test, should know the concepts and their applications in-depth. Based on your ambition, decide to appear for either IIT-JEE Main or IIT-JEE Advanced or both. If your aim is to get into NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, appear for IIT-JEE Main. If your ambition is to get into IIT, you have to appear for both the tests.

Starting Early For IIT JEE is Easier Than Ever Now


IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level engineering entrance examination held annually for the admission into IIT. The entrance test curriculum contains three subjects namely Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and is largely based on CBSE syllabus. Questions based on application of multiple concepts in a single problem are common for JEE. If you want to know the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced you can read this blog.

Our IIT-JEE foundation course usually begins from 6th class and continues till 10th class. It covers Math, Physics and Chemistry from basic to advanced level. As IIT JEE is one of the toughest admission tests in the world, it is highly important for the students to start IIT-JEE Foundation preparation from their school days itself.

IIT-Foundation programme that we offer to the students from 6th class to to 10th class is unique of its kind. It enhances students’ analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills. It strengthens the students’ conceptual clarity of the fundamentals in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. We have designed our courses and tests in such a way that they deal with the application of concepts. We make our students understand concepts thoroughly. Our training helps our students not only in IIT-JEE but also in various talent search and Olympiad exams.

Teaching & Testing Methodology: Our IIT-JEE foundation course is offered through online mode. We offer live classes for 6 days a week. They are interactive and engaging. We provide our students with well designed and integrated course material. Students get to learn from the best teachers from India. Our teachers are from premier colleges and are trained in teaching IIT JEE Foundation course.

In our teaching, we emphasize not only on the concepts but also their application. Most of the questions that we ask in our practice tests are real life problems based on the application of the concepts.

Online Practice Tests: Each chapter is divided into different subtopics. After every class, students are supposed to take an online homework based on the topics taught in the class. Tests are usually 30 minutes. Each test contains 10 multiple choice questions and is of 20 marks. You can get instant results after the completion of the test.

Performance Reports: Online tests help you assess yourself at topic and sub-topic level. You can identify your opportunity areas and weak areas. For example – your performance report will tell you that in Number system, you are strong in Rational numbers and Irrational numbers but are weak in Surds.

You can show improvement in your performance by focusing more on the weak areas and ensuring that you will not repeat same mistakes in future after going through incorrect answers.

Recording of Online Classes: We provide our students with recorded videos of all the classes covered under their course. They can watch them multiple times freely and can watch the videos whenever and wherever they want.

Students and parents can contact our Help Desk if they have any queries related to enrollment process, fee, and class details.