JEE-2019: Common mistakes JEE aspirants should avoid at any cost

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The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the most difficult engineering entrance exam for admission to top institutes in India. JEE consists of Main and Advanced papers.

JEE Main is being held twice in 2019 (January and April). It is a difficult exam and aspirants must ensure there are no flaws in their preparation strategy.Here are some JEE mistakes to avoid at any cost

Don’t start preparation late, have a proper study plan

One of the biggest mistakes JEE aspirants make is starting their preparation late. They must start preparing early so that they have enough time and a systematic approach to cover the entire syllabus. They must know the latest syllabus, exam pattern, weightage, etc. One must plan their study properly and adhere to their schedule. They should focus more on important ones as per weightage.

Do not ignore NCERT books and basic concepts

Some JEE aspirants tend to study only from study material and advanced reference books and ignore basic concepts. However, one must avoid doing this as basics are important. Instead of consulting too many books, they should collect some useful books to avoid confusion. They should first be thorough with NCERT books and then move on to advanced reference books.

Not solving previous papers or not taking mock tests

Another mistake aspirants must avoid is not solving previous question papers and sample papers. They should solve question papers in a timed manner to familiarise with the exam pattern, difficulty level, questioning trends, etc. and manage time better.

They should take mock tests (especially NTA mocks) and analyse their performance on a regular basis, identify weak areas, and work on improving their performance.

Here are some mistakes to avoid during the exam

One of the biggest mistakes students during the exam is not reading the given questions properly. Students tend to misread questions in a hurry or copy incorrect data and end up giving wrong answers. They might also make mistakes in calculations or get confused. This should be avoided too. They should answer only those questions they are confident about to avoid negative marking.

Avoid getting stuck on difficult questions in exam

During the exam, students must also utilise time wisely. They may also find some questions difficult; in such situations, they should avoid getting stuck on those questions as it would be a waste of their time. Instead, they should move on to the remaining questions.

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NCERT announces enhancement of the number of scholarships from 1000 to 2000 in NTSE.

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Students who wish to appear in the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) get good news. The number of students receiving the scholarship has got doubled.

  • In the year 2019 the number of scholarship is getting raised from 1000 to 2000.
  • Human Resource Development has decided that the number of students to be selected in the final stage will be increased from one thousand (1,000) to two thousand (2,000).
  • As a result, the number of students selected in the final examination from every state will be doubled.

Selected students will be awarded with scholarship of Rs.1250/- per month of class-XI to XII while Scholarship of Rs.2000/- per month is given Undergraduates and Post-graduates. Amount of Scholarship for Ph.D. is fixed in accordance with the UGC

The examination is conducted in two stages

There are two stages in the selection process. For NTSE Stage-I, Selection is done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students, who Qualify Stage- I, are eligible to appear for NTSE Stage-II examination. Every year about 1.5 lac students appear for the exam in Rajasthan. Out of which 257 students are selected according to the State Quota. These candidates are selected for the final exam. Now state quota has got doubled to 485. Approximately 1.5 Lac students from Rajasthan will be benefitted from this because if the state quota is doubled then almost twice the number of students will be able to appear in the final exam. In this case, the number of students receiving the scholarship also increases.

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BITSAT 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus

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Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT 2019) is held to shortlist candidates for B.E., B. Pharma, M. Sc and various other courses offered by Pilani campus, Hyderabad campus of BITS and K.K. Birla Goa campus. Here is a look at the BITSAT 2019 examination date, eligibility criteria, syllabus and application formalities:

BITSAT 2019 Examination Date

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BITSAT 2019 Application Form

Here are the details for BITSAT 2019 application form and application fee:

  • BITSAT 2019 application form shall be available in online mode.
  • The scanned copies of the candidate’s passport size photograph and signature needs to be uploaded with the filled in application form. This shall be uploaded in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • Candidates require filling three preferences for examination centres.
  • The male candidates require submitting an application fee of Rs. 2,950 and the female candidates require submitting an application fee of Rs. 2,450/- along with the application form.
  • For the Dubai examination centre, the candidates require paying Rs. 4,500 as the application fee.
  • Application fee can be paid via Debit card, Credit card and Net banking. It can also be paid by cash via generated Pay-in Slip.

BITSAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Here is the eligibility criteria for different courses offered via BITSAT:

  • Candidates must have cleared Class 12thexam from a recognized board in the year 2018.
  • Those appearing in Class 12thexams in 2019 can also apply.
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects in Class 12th with proficiency in English language. Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects are preferred for B. Pharma course though even PCM candidates are eligible for it.
  • Candidates must obtain 75% marks in PCM/ PCB. The minimum score in each subject must be 60%.

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Study plan for Class 12 board exam preparation

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If you want to get good marks in your Class 12 boards, you need to have a good, solid study plan during your Class 12 board exam preparation. More importantly, you need to follow through with it. Below are a few suggestions along with preparation tips that you might find helpful towards building your own study plan for board exam:

1. Know your syllabus

You must be well aware of the complete syllabus of CBSE Class 12 before you commence your Class 12 board exam preparation. Find out the CBSE Class 12 marking scheme and weightage of all subjects. Then start from the topics that carry the most marks and get a strong grip on these topics.

2. Study material

Make sure you have every essential study material before you begin your Class 12 board exam preparation. But take care you don’t end up with too many books to confuse you! Start with the NCERT books, as they are the basic preparation material for CBSE Class 12, before moving to the best reference books for Class 12.

3. Take mock tests

No matter the amount of studying, your Class 12 board exam preparation is never complete without solving sample papers or taking mock tests.

4.Previous year papers

Solving previous year papers is another way of gaining that extra edge in your Class 12 board exam preparation. You can easily find the CBSE class 12 past year question papers both online and offline. It is suggested to prepare as many past year papers you can as it gives you a thorough understanding of the subject and the types of questions expected.

5. Time management

Do not ever attempt to finish one subject at a time and then to move on another subject, always work on every subject with divided time. Give equal time to every subject daily in your Class 12 board exam preparation. It reduces the boredom as well as enables you to finish the portion in a planned way.

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Increase in IIT placements a result of aggressive industry outreach

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The placement season at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) this year brought good news. An overall increase was seen in the number of students getting placed in world’s top companies, with more number of students finding a place in the R&D, electrical, mechanical and computer science sectors.

In the first four days of first placement session, the companies made as many as 3000 job offers, including pre placement offers (PPO) in all the 23 IITs. As compared to 2017, there has been an increase of 30% placements. “This indicates an overall growth in various sectors. The economy is growing and it is reflected in the increasing job opportunities for the students,” said V Ramgopal Rao, IIT Delhi Director.

IITs have become quite aggressive in terms of industry outreach in the last two years, which eventually has helped the institutes to study the industry demands and prepare students for the market.

“We are trying to bridge the gap between the curriculum and the industry demands. For instance, this year Industry Day at IIT Delhi had over 300 companies reaching out to students. So, it is a reflection of how we are reaching out to the industry and connecting with closely, which in turn is getting churning out more employment opportunities,” he says.

According to reports, a US based company offered a package of Rs 1.52 crore to four IIT BHU students. Microsoft hired atleast six students from IIT Roorkee and Kanpur, on an annual package of Rs 1.5 crore. While the officials were reluctant to divulge the details, but they confirmed the high salary offer and good placements were positive indications.

The decision to not reveal the details of the students, says Rao, has been made to avoid undue pressure on the rest of the students.

“By talking about pay packages, we tend to put unnecessary pressure on the students, who wish to pursue careers in other sectors or want to go in for Masters and research,” says Rao.Around 70% students opted for core sectors as against IT, which is an optimistic trend seen this year. “Not all sectors offer similar kind of pay packages. The students must understand that an electrical engineering company will not pay as Google does,” adds the director.

“The good news is that 50% job offers made in the first session, were from the core sector. This indicates that the core sectors are seeing a substantial growth.” Other than Microsoft, companies such as Optum (SDE), Axtria, Honetwell, Indshine, Tata Communications, Tata Steel, HCL, ZS Associates, Novarites, IVP and Smart Cube, L&T ECC, Amazon, Microsoft, Assanjob have hired students across IITs in this placement session.

Follow this two-month strategy to crack JEE Main 2019

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With less than three months left for the first session of  JEE Main 2019, here is the two-month strategy to help you prepare efficiently

While November might be a month of festivities for everyone else, but if you are a JEE Main aspirant, it is a crucial time for your future. With less than three months left for the first session of JEE Main 2019, just like you, lakhs of students across India are leaving no stones unturned to secure a seat in prestigious institutes like IITs and NIITs.

Your preparation during these final months has a large impact on your final performance. Additionally, factors like your attitude, ability to stay calm under pressure and time-management skill also affect your chances of getting admission to your dream college. Making your life a wee bit easier, here is a two-month strategy to ace the exams:

 November 7 – 10

  • Summarise each chapter: Write down the highlights of each chapter of every subject in a notebook to easily access them whenever you want. Since you won’t have enough time for an in-depth revision one day before the exam, these notes will help you remember the key points.
  • Create flashcards: Besides this, make a large stack of flashcards containing all important formulae, concepts and diagrams to learn them better.
  • Clarify your doubts: You can also use e-learning apps to clarify your doubts regarding a particular topic. These digital platforms let you upload a picture of your problem and chat with an expert to solve it. What’s more, through these platforms you can keep a tab on your progress.

November 11 – 30

  • Take mock tests: Once you have gone through your entire syllabus, it’s time to start taking mock tests from reliable sources to get yourself familiar with the exam environment. Apart from offline coaching centres, there are online platforms where you can enrol yourself for mock tests. The JEE Main exam’s question paper is designed to test your aptitude, analytical, logical and reasoning skills. Thus, taking mock tests will not only help you improve your time management skill but also make you aware of the exam pattern.
  • Work on your weak areas: Writing the test is just a job half done. After the test, make sure to evaluate your paper and find out your mistakes. Work on your weak spots to resolve them well before the actual exam takes place.

 December

You are now only a month away from the first sitting of JEE Mains. This means you need to put all your focus on studying.

  • Make a study plan:It’s better to make a study plan for every day to ensure you are picking up all the loose ends. You may know your strengths and weaknesses, try to allocate an equal amount of time for each subject.
  • Prepare for online:More importantly, acquaint yourself with the various aspects of online examination as JEE Main is a computer-based exam. While some of you may be used to taking tests on pen and paper, prepare yourself for the computer-based format. You can do this by either visiting practice centres or practising on e-learning apps.
  • Select the order of your subjects: Since the question paper will have three different sections for each subject, find out which order is preferable for you to get the best results.
  • Keep revising: Apart from taking online tests, don’t forget to jog your memory by going back to the notes and flashcards you made earlier.
  • Healthy competition: Some of you may not like to group study in the last month, but being in a competitive setting may have a positive impact on your mindset.

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Tips For JEE Aspirants: How to Utilise Diwali Vacations.

The time is even more important for senior students who aspire to take on competitive exams like JEE Main and Advanced, BITSAT or the likes of NTSE and KVPY. Although it is true that these exams require continuous practice and cannot be conquered in a few days, these vacations offer a golden opportunity to strategies your preparation. As these exams have millions of test takers and a very less success probability, it mandates a sound test taking temperament.

Here are a few suggestions for serious JEE/ BITSAT/ NTSE/ KVPY aspirants which they can follow to utilize their holiday time optimally.

  • Devote few hours to core subjects: For students pursuing science or high scholars aiming for NTSE, science and math are very important and thus their core subjects. Thus, it is very important for students to devote an hour per subject. This does not necessarily need to be reading books or practicing questions. A lot of educational videos and tutorials are present online which can be referred for better understanding the concepts.
  • Balance time between the subjects: As most of the competitive exams have sectional cutoffs, it is important for learners to divide time evenly between these subjects to ensure uniform concept strengthening in each.
  • Focus more on concept tests: As students have not completed their syllabus for the exams, there is no point in rehearsing the exams. Rather, this time should be used to build concepts and students should focus more on concept tests.
  • Track your preparation level and strengths: Being systematic in approach requires being aware of one’s strengths and weaknesses which can be done easily by introspection. During the long break, students can easily track their strengths and weaknesses by merely practicing and taking a note of concepts where they are faltering regularly.
  • Make SMART goals and set deadlines : It is very important for the students to get a nerve of the whole syllabus and chalk out a strategy. The goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound. If a student understands his core strengths, he/she can easily set realistic goals and then set timelines for their achievement.
  • Devote time to hobby and interests as well: However, a student should also make sure to utilize the time for recreation as well. 

Following this checklist is not very difficult but it requires discipline to sustain the routine. Though the results may not be evident quickly, the practice will pay off with strong concepts and eventually better performance in exams.