About JEE :
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a group of 16 autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes of higher education established and declared as Institutes of National Importance by the Parliament of India. The IITs were created to train scientists and engineers, with the aim of developing a skilled workforce to support the economic and social development of India after independence in 1947.
Admission to undergraduate B. Tech and integrated M. Tech programs are through IIT-JEE (the Joint Entrance Examination). Candidates who qualify admission via IIT-JEE can apply for admission in B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), Dual Degree (Integrated Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology) and Integrated M.Sc. (Master of Sciences) courses in IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad. IIT-JEE is a science-oriented entrance exam, testing candidate’s knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry. It is conducted by an IIT chosen by a policy of rotation. Admission is very competitive since the entrance exam is generally considered tough and also because of the very high number of test takers. Only students who have completed their 12th and secured at least 60% in their exam (higher secondary studies from a recognised educational board) are allowed to take admission through IIT-JEE. The IIT-JEE is well known for frequently changing the types of questions asked in order to discourage study by rote. In recent years, though the levels of questions have become easier, the competition for a seat in an IIT has grown exponentially.
Since IIT-JEE 2006, the format of the question paper was changed to a single objective test-based paper, replacing the earlier system that employed two tests. The candidates belonging to the general category must secure a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in the qualifying examination of the XIIth standard organised by various educational boards of India. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically Disabled (PD) categories must secure a minimum aggregate of 55% in the qualifying examination. The upper age limit for appearing for the [IIT-JEE] is 25 years. The age limit is relaxed to 30 years for candidates classified in the SC, ST and PD categories. Starting with IIT-JEE 2007, a candidate can take IIT-JEE a maximum of two times, and students who are selected for an IIT cannot attempt the examination again. Students select their institute and department of study based on what is available at the time of their counseling that follows the IIT-JEE result.
Some TIPS for IIT Aspirants
- First off, proper planning is the baseline to each question that is in the minds of the aspirants while wondering how to crack IIT. Plan out right from the first day of your preparation the amount of time you would give to preparation of basics, solving basic questions and then stepping up to the complex problems. Plan this out for each subject depending on your strengths and weaknesses.
- Decide on a coaching institute based on its methodology, study plan and teachers who handles the classes.
- JEE syllabus is based on your school syllabus only, hence pay proper attention to school teachers and attend all classes at schools without fail
- Conceptual knowledge is the key to figure out how crack IIT JEE, so be thorough with the basic concepts.
- Plan out for revision period also well in advance. One can make small modifications to this time table in due course of time, but having a basic structure is of utmost importance, then only can you actually clear the exam and be on the other end of the question, how to crack IIT?.
- Discuss with students who have already prepared for JEE and get to know their ideas.
- Do things today. Assignments and daily practice problems have to be completed everyday
- When you are stressed up, learn to relax