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IIT-JEE Frequenty asked questions

Following are the general querries we recieve about IIT - JEE:

What is the best method of preparing for the IIT-JEE?

One should opt for a Classroom Training Programme if it is available in vicinity. This helps a student to understand concepts easily. It is advisable to join a coaching where personalised attention is given, i.e. not more than 20 students sit in a class at a time. The classroom course should be supported by course material. One should opt for online courses or postal correspondence course. INDIANET offers comprehensive 2 year and 1 year online courses apart from the test-series.

What is the advantage of online comprehensive course as compared to postal correspondence course?

The following are the advantages:
1. A printed course cannot be updated fast. Whereas, online course can be updated in hours. In fact we update our course files on daily basis.

2. The online courses are more interactive in nature and also facilitate speedy reply. To get a reply by post, it may take 8-10 days minimum, whereas in online courses it should take not take more that 48 hrs.

3. The cost of the courses offered by us are priced in the range of 5000-6000 whereas postal courses are more costly.

4. Use of colours is restricted in the printed material as it increases the cost of production, which is not the case for online material. Colours can be used effectively to improvise the presentation.

5. The online course is backed by visuals which is not the case with printed material.

What is the right time to start preparing for IIT-JEE?

The best thing is to start as early as possible, right from the 9'th standard if possible. However, one must start just after clearing class X'th if not started earlier. In such a scenario the student gets adequate time of 2 years to prepare for the IIT-JEE. This ensure that his/her preparation for the IIT-JEE is complete before the pressure of Board examinations begins to tell.

How does one cope up with the school syllabus and preparation for the IIT-JEE?

The syllabi of the IIT-JEE is nearly the same as that of CBSE Board exams. The only difference lies in the approach. In IIT-JEE, stress is laid on a deep understanding of concepts and therefore a student is required to solve problems based on thorough understanding of the subject, while in the CBSE Board exams, stress is given on reproducing the facts. The best method of managing both is to be regular in classes and ensuring proper time management.

How is marking done in IIT-JEE Mains?

JEE papers are very carefully scrutinised and checked to eliminate the chances of errors and mistakes. Lot of people sit in a big hall, and one person checks one particular question thus reducing the chances of difference in marks for different students for a particular question. Part marks are there and are allocated as per the number of steps matching with the printed solution. There are separate cut-offs for each subject as well as total cut-out.

What is the exam taking strategy for IIT-JEE?

Spend some time to read and comprehend each question in the question paper Classify each question into categories A, B, C & D.

A: Question from a topic that is strong for you , and you can clearly comprehend the meaning of the question. You have done questions containing similar concept earlier and you are confident that you will be able to solve this one.
B: Question from a topic that is not strong for you, but you comprehend this one and you feel that you can do it, OR questions from a topic strong for you, but you are not able to see the light at the end of the tunnel immediately, nevertheless you are confident.
C: You understand certain parts of the question and only when you start solving it, new vistas may open up, that you can't see now.
D: You don't know head or tail of it.

Start solving the question in the priority A, B, C, D to optimise your marks. Even if you spend your initial 15-20 minutes of the paper doing this exercise, it does not matter. It will be highly rewarding.

What is the topic-wise break-up of marks in IIT-JEE?

There is no hard and fast rule. However, the statistics given below may give you an idea in PHYSICS:

  Marks in JEE98 Marks in JEE99
Mechanics 50 60
Heat 26 18
Wave and Sound 10 21
Light 28 31
Electricity & Magnetism 62 45
Modern Physics 24 25
TOTAL 200 200

Which books should be referred for preparation for IIT-JEE?

Apart from the course material eBooks provided by INDIANET which are exclusively written for JEE and are updated daily, you may click here for detailed list.

What is required to get into IITs?

Determination, Intelligence, Hard Work & Structured Planning are the essential ingredients to success. Right guidance can also play a vital role. Prayer may also help.

Which engineering colleges are affiliated to IIT-JEE?

Apart from the seven IITs, following is the list at this moment:

The Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

The Indian Institute of Mines, Dhanbad.

Does Bits Pilani select through AIEEE?

Bits Pilani has its own admission criteria and is not through AIEEE for the year 2003. You will have to wait for the announcement for the year 2004.

Which is the easiest subject to score?

It depends on the relative toughness of papers in a particular year alongwith the relative grading on how did your compititors appearing for the exam performed.

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