Engineering aspirants must be prepared to understand all their concepts clearly as they are required to innovate using their conceptual understanding and get them in practical usage. To better prepare students for the engineering field, the CBSE has introduced the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination), an engineering entrance examination where clearing of concepts is given utmost importance.
JEE- What you need to know
· JEE is comprised of two examinations. The JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. The JEE Mains is affiliated with most of the colleges in the country. Different colleges prescribe various cut-offs for students to enter the college.
· The Mains exam is of objective type comprising of 90 questions each of 4 marks. There is negative marking so be wise in the questions you attempt. The examination is of 3 hours and you can opt to give the exam online or offline.
· Students that give the exam offline must know that once they mark an answer on the O.R.S. they cannot change it. So they are advised to mark the sure-shot answers when there is an hour or so left for the examination to terminate.
· If the students pass the JEE Mains cut-off which is usually within 115-120 marks, they are eligible to give JEE Advanced. The examination is comparatively even tougher than the Mains and the student is placed into an IIT in India based on his AIR (All India Rank).
JEE Advanced- Your ticket to IIT
IITs are considered to be one of the most reputed colleges in the country. The student having passed the Mains exam can attempt the Advanced exam. The students are ranked according to the percentile got and the first 1,50,000 are placed in the IITs. Top IITs include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and so on. Students with a decent score in the Advanced exam can also try for admission into NITs.
How does one apply for JEE Advanced?
Firstly, the student must have passed the Mains. The student can check for whether they’ve passed the cut-off right after the examination by referring to the answer key off the Internet. If you’re sure to have passed the cut-off, you can start preparing for the Advanced examination.
Of course, you’ll be given your Mains result well before the declared date of the Advanced examination. You can then apply for the registration form from www.jee.nic.in. All the documents including your JEE Mains mark sheet will be taken into consideration. Once you complete all the procedures step by step will you be given your JEE Advanced Admit Card.
Preparation methods for JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced is also of objective type but they are variations.
· Along with MCQ type questions the examination also comprises of match the following, one question many answers- where there are 2 correct answers to be chosen from 4 options.
· The examination also consists of a section where there are 4 statements given of which they student has to determine which of the statements are correct or wrong depending upon on the question.
The level of complexity is said to be even higher than the Mains and the JEE Advanced Syllabuscomprises of further conceptual testing of the student. Again, the examination is so set to clear your point of view of different concepts and their practical usage in day to day life.
You have almost a month’s time to prepare for the Advanced exam after the Mains. So use your time wisely. Prepare from different IIT-JEE books and make sure you conceptually understand what you’re doing. If stuck, refer to your basic CBSE text books for reference and try not to be too overwhelmed.
Other entrance examinations you could prepare for
It’s sensible to prepare for other entrances while preparing for JEE. They comprise usually of the same syllabus you’re preparing for the JEE. The EAMCET slots have started filling up along with other examinations like BITSAT & VITEEE.
The JEE 2016 aims for students better prepare themselves for the engineering field and understand the need of each mark. If you prepare with the correct methods, it’ll be very easy for students to pass the cut-off and attempt the JEE Advanced.