The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are India’s greatest institutions of higher learning. They have been declared ‘Institutions of National importance’ and getting admission to the IITs is the dream of all aspiring engineers in the country.

Many of the best engineers, the best of the technocrats, the best of the CEOs, the most brilliant minds of India have walked through the corridors of the IITs. The in-depth education, the meaningful mentoring and the solid grounding at IITs have paved the way for outstanding careers of many.


The general perception among students about JEE-Advanced (Earlier IIT-JEE) is that it is a very difficult examination and problems asked are super tough. This is in fact not true. It just needs the right examination temperament, adequate subject knowledge and ability to think differently, in the given time frame. It requires a planned systematic strategy to deal with the JEE-Advanced paper. It comprises of problems of single choice correct type, multiple choice correct type, comprehensive based, matrix match type and single integer type.

JEE-Mains (earlier AIEEE) is a straight forward examination in the sense that it comprises of problems that are mostly fact based and application based. All the problems are of single choice correct type, having four choices but only one choice is correct.

From 2016, the pattern of selecting students for different engineering colleges is as follows :


The examinations for entrance into Engineering colleges/Institutions in India, namely AIEEE and IIT-JEE have been replaced by JEE-Mains and JEE-Advanced, respectively.


The procedure adopted by CBSE to admit students to various NITs & other engineering colleges will be as follows :

(i) Appear for JEE-Mains Paper.

(ii) JEE-Mains will be conducted in online and offline mode.

(iii) JEE-Mains will be an objective based test of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

(iv) The test will be of 3 hour duration.

(v) A merit list will be made of all the appeared students. Top 1.50 lac student will qualify for JEE-Advanced.

(vi) A final merit list will be made having 40% weightage of XII Boards & 60% weightage of JEE-Mains.


The 1.5 lac students selected in JEE-Mains will appear in JEE-Advanced. The modalities of JEE-Advanced are as follows :

(i) Appear for JEE-advanced Paper.

(ii) JEE-Advanced will be conducted only in offline mode.

(iii) JEE-Advanced will be conducted as 2 objective papers of physics, chemistry & mathematics.

(iv) Each test will be of 3 hour duration.

(v) A common merit list will be made based on JEE-Advanced only, provided the student also appear in top 20 percentile score in the respective XII Boards.


Students are of different IQ’s in a classroom. Students with a high IQ level can extract the exact information from the GURU, even if they are present in a large pool of students. At the same time, other students will find the same information complex, difficult to digest and are shy to ask his/her problems. For such students, a regular brushing of the concepts is a must and continuous encouragement by their teachers & parents would be helpful. They can succeed by following a definite progressive plan and taking aid from their GURUS, whenever they desire.

Many a student’s finds difficulty in understanding physics. Physics just needs greater concentration, a little analytical skills & most important, how it is being taught. It deals with the laws nature and universe follows.

Chemistry is a subject, most ignored among all. It requires regular doses of chemistry in small packets to understand it. Keep regularity in doing numerical problems & writing mechanisms. If used to your advantage, it turns out to be the most scoring of all the subjects.

Mathematics requires greater examphasis on thinking and analysing. Again, an understanding GURU will be extremely helpful in understanding mathematics. It requires an approach that develops the understanding of a concept/theorem rather than rote learning of the theorem.