Here you will find all information you will ever need to prepare and know more about IIT and its joint entrance exam (JEE). Students who have just appeared in their SSC and HSC examinations are at a very important junction in their life. They have to select a correct path for their future and also a suitable guide in this journey who can keep them on the right track always. It is very important to enjoy this journey as it is a long one and can be completed successfully only by enjoying it.

IIT JEE is one of the most sought after destinations for which it is necessary to compete with about two lakh students and get one of the approximately 3,500 seats. You can be a winner if you believe in yourself; you know your needs and also the place where these needs can be fulfilled. You as an individual are different than others and hence are your requirements. You may be able to do self-study and need help on few selected topics only. Or, you may be of the kind who needs a start and rest can be managed by you if proper strategy and temperament control assistance is made available to you. Or, you may just need to get tested time to time as you progress on your preparation and availability of some assistance on taking corrective steps may do miracles for you.

For IIT, you need to do following:

  • You need to build strong concept on theories involved in topics as per the syllabus by studying them, thinking about them, arguing about various alternatives and strong reasoning.
  • Application of concepts through practice on conceptual problems of varied difficulty level. Selection of difficulty level is very crucial as non-conceptual difficult questions disturb your preparation.
  • Setting the strategies right. How much time to give on different subjects? What topics to be given priority? When to finish the syllabus? How many times revision should be done? What should be done just before the examination? How many questions should be practiced? What to do if you dont enjoy the subject? What books to study and when? How to pace the preparation? How much marks one should target at? You should know the answer to these questions and these answers should not be the general one but should be specific to you.
  • Temperament control during preparation phase and examination. Preparation for such a competitive examination over a period of one year, two years or even more will take you through many mood swings. How to stay focused? What should you do to generate positive energy in you and overcome any negative thoughts during the process? Answers are person specific and have great impact on your success.
  • Frequent evaluation of progress and taking corrective measures.
  • What is the best method of preparing for the IIT-JEE? One should opt for a best Classroom Training Programme which 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.


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

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, Banaras
  • Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • The Indian Institute of Mines, Dhanbad.